NORTHERN CIRCUIT – MIGRATION CROSSING - Travel Experience

Migration Crossing
July – October

Classic Tanzanian Northern Circuit

Highlights

  • Big 5 Game Viewing on Safari
  • Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, Serengeti National Park & Zanzibar
  • Ngorongoro Crater - Africa's "eighth wonder of the world"
  • Authentic cultural experiences with the Hadzabe & Datoga Tribes (Mwiba Lodge)
  • Chance to witness the dramatic great migration river crossing (seasonal)

Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park

Wildlife Viewing

Family adventure


Experience overview

This 16-day itinerary showcases the best of Tanzania’s northern safari circuit as well as the chance to witness the dramatic wildebeest migration river crossing, dubbed as the “greatest show on earth”. Highlights of the tour include Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, the word famous Ngorongoro Crater, Mwiba Wildlife Reserve,
Serengeti National Park and Zanzibar. Enjoy game drives, guided bush walks and authentic cultural experiences with one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes in Africa.

Sample Itinerary

DAY1
DAY2-3
DAY4-5
DAY6-8
DAY9-11
DAY12-15
DAY16
Day 1

Arusha – Legendary Lodge

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by our VIP Meet & Greet representatives and assisted through customs and immigration. Thereafter you will be met by your driver and transferred to Legendary Lodge in Arusha for overnight.

Approximate driving distance: JRO – Legendary Lodge, 1 – 2 hours

Renowned as the safari capital of Tanzania, the attractive and vibrant town of Arusha is the gateway to Tanzania’s northern wildlife area and is often the first port of call for travellers. It is nestled beneath the towering peaks of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro and offers an abundance of first-class restaurants, bars, markets, attractions and adventures. Highlights of the area include Arusha National Park in Ngurdoto Crater, the National Natural History Museum and several beautiful coffee plantations that surround the town.

Day 2-3

Tarangire National Park – Lemala Mpingo Ridge

Day 2

After a delicious breakfast, you will depart Arusha with your guide to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy a game drive in Tarangire National Park and a picnic lunch in a scenic area en-route to Lemala Mpingo Ridge, where you will arrive in time for dinner. You will spend 2 nights enjoying all that Tarangire has to offer.

Day 3

Guests have the option of enjoying a full day game drive in Tarangire National Park with a packed picnic lunch, or they can choose to split the day into two half-day game drives and enjoy a leisurely lunch at the property.

Day 4-5

Karatu – Gibb’s Farm

Day 4.

After breakfast, you will depart Tarangire and enjoy a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park en-route to Karatu, where you will spend two nights at Gibb’s Farm.

Located 130km west of Arusha, this park is 325 sq kms, of which 230 sq kms are the lake itself. Situated at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park consists of forest, woodland, grassland, and swamps. This is the home of the famous tree-climbing lions as well as baboon, buffalo, zebra, hippo, giraffe; wildebeest, and more than 350 species of bird, including the beautiful flamingo.

Day 5

After an early breakfast, you will depart for a full day game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater. You will enjoy a packed picnic lunch at a scenic area in the crater. Arrive back at Gibbs Farm in time for dinner.

Day 6-8

Mwiba Wildlife Reserve – Legendary Mwiba Lodge

Day 6

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Manyara airstrip where you will say good-bye to your guide. Enjoy a scenic scheduled flight to Mwiba airstrip. Upon arrival at Mwiba Airstrip, you will be met by a representative of Mwiba Lodge and enjoy a scenic game drive en-route to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, you can enjoy a late afternoon game drive before arriving back in time for dinner.

Day 7

Tailor your day to include the many activities on offer at Mwiba Lodge including private game drives in the Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, bush walks with a professional walking guide or experiencing rare cultural immersions with the Hadzabe and Datoga Tribes.

Day 8

Tailor your day to include the many activities on offer at Mwiba Lodge including private game drives in the Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, bush walks with a professional walking guide or experiencing rare cultural immersions with the Hadzabe and Datoga Tribes.

Day 9-11

Serengeti National Park (north) – Nomad Mkombe’s House

Day 9

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Mwiba Airstrip where you will catch a scheduled flight to Lamai in the northern Serengeti. Upon arrival at the Lamai Airstrip, you will be met by your guide from Nomad Mkombe’s House. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or embarking on a private afternoon game drive in the Serengeti plains.

Day 10

Tailor your day to include the many activities on offer at Mkombe’s House including private game drives in the northern Serengeti, short bush walks (seasonal), bush picnics or lounging by the pool.

Day 11

Tailor your day to include the many activities on offer at Mkombe’s House including private game drives in the northern Serengeti, short bush walks (seasonal), bush picnics or lounging by the pool.

Day 12-15

Zanzibar – Zawadi Hotel

Day 12

After breakfast you will be transferred to Laimai Airstrip to catch your flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival at Zanzibar Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to Zawadi Hotel where you will be staying for the next 4 nights.

Day 13 – 15

Spend the day at leisure enjoying the activities that the hotel has to offer.

Day 16

Departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport to catch your international flight back home.

DAY 1

Arusha – Legendary Lodge

DAY 2-3

Tarangire National Park – Lemala Mpingo Ridge

DAY 4-5

Karatu – Gibb’s Farm

DAY 6-8

Mwiba Wildlife Reserve – Legendary Mwiba Lodge

DAY 9-11

Serengeti National Park (north) – Nomad Mkombe’s House

DAY 12-15

Zanzibar – Zawadi Hotel

DAY 16

Departure

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