Wednesday 30th, October, 2019
Tanzania Northern Safari Circuit
The Northern Safari Circuit
The world’s finest safari circuit incorporates the legendary Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, as well as the lovely Lake Manyara, Oldupai Gorge and the rock art of Kondoa.
Running westwards from Arusha towards the eastern shores of Lake Victoria, the well-established safari circuit through northern Tanzania is explored by almost all first-time visitors to the country. Some will cherry-pick the most famous bits over the course of a few days. Others will cover more ground on a longer safari that might be anything from one to three weeks in duration.
But however you choose to do it, make sure that you do. This is simply one of the most compelling destinations in Africa: comprising the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, a trio of superb national parks, Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara National Park, and several intriguing lesser-known sites, it offers a superb blend of wildlife viewing, stupendous scenery, traditional cultures, and outdoor activities.
The jumping-off point for the circuit is Arusha with flights coming into Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport. From then on, you have two broad choices when it comes to getting into different reserves. The first generally costlier option is to use the scheduled light-aircraft flights that connect the region’s plentiful airstrips and to book into small exclusive camps and lodges that provide guided game drives as part of the accommodation package. Alternatively, you can do the whole thing by road, traveling with a four-wheel drive and driver/guide supplied by Lindo Travel Company.