Bush2Beach Safaris Tanzania
Specialist in private safaris, climbing and beach

Best of the North

A perfect introduction into Tanzania Northern Safari Circuit.  The National Parks selected will give the intrepid safari enthusiast a great insight to some exciting wildlife waiting to be discovered. Arusha National Park with a great variety of activities; including Walking Safaris and easy paced Canoeing Safaris, all the shadows of Mt Meru. Tarangire National parks famous for its great biodiversity and big herds of elepant that mass in during the dry season. Take in the daily lifestyle of the Maasai of Esilalei and get a better understanding of an ancient culture with a few nights at Isoitok Camp Manyara. Lake Manyara National Park has a large population of primates and there’s always a chance of seeing the famous Tree climbing lions. Next stop to Serengeti National Park for a few days of game drives at your leisure! An optional dawn Hot air Balloon flight over the endless plains, what better way to start your game viewing day. With the finale being the Ngorongoro Crater, the home to the last black rhino. A compact wildlife safari with short driving distances between the National Parks - accommodation selected is a good blend of safari tented camps and lodges.       

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Below, we go through the adventure day-by-day, giving you a better feel of the adventure.

Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport - transfer to Arusha

Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport where you will be collected and transfer to Ahadi Lodge located just

outside Arusha town.

O/n Ahadi Lodge (D)

Day 2: Arusha National Park

After breakfast drive the short distance to Arusha National Park where you head out on an easy walking

safari with an armed ranger. Walk through open plains and the lower slopes of Mt. Meru over to

waterfalls. Get a different perspective of viewing wildlife from the ground level. There are also good

chances of seeing black and white Colobus monkey.

Optional: afternoon canoeing safari of Little Momela lake – gives you a great opportunity to approach

wildlife as they drink and wallow in the shallows

Continue with afternoon game drives before heading back to Ahadi Lodge.

O/n Ahadi Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 3: Arusha - Tarangire

Depart from Arusha in the morning and begin the drive through a changing landscape to Tarangire

National Park for game drives of the ‘Elephant Playground’. Game drives en route to Tarangire Safari

Lodge for hot lunch and relaxation – head out again late afternoon for sunset game drives and return to

the lodge in time for sundowner drinks.

O/n Tarangire Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4: Tarangire - Esilalei Maasai Community

Dawn game drives of Tarangire National Park - then leave the park with a game drive en-route and head

the short distance to the Maasai community of Esilalei. Meet with your local Maasai guide who will

introduce you to his village. Get a better understanding of the natural medicines still used on a daily basis with a Maasai medicine walk of the surrounding area. Then continue down to a Boma (mud dwelling) for an introduction into the Maasai way of life, beliefs and rituals.

Freshen up and enjoy a real cultural experience around the fire place with traditional song and dance.

O/n Isoitok Camp Manyara (B, L, D)

Day 5: Manyara National Park

After breakfast depart towards Lake Manyara National Park for game drives of this very diverse park. If

you are lucky you may see the famous tree climbing lions. Picnic lunch in the bush followed by game

drives until mid-afternoon – then slowly make your way out of the park and return to the camp.

O/n Isoitok Camp Manyara (B, L, D)

Day 6: Manyara - Serengeti National Park

Morning wake-up call with bird chorus. After breakfast you head via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

to the endless plains of Serengeti. Game drive en-route to central Serengeti – explore the many different

areas of the park, your driver guide will advice on the best places to visit.

O/n Kiota Camp (B, L, D)

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Optional: Early morning head out for a Balloon flight. View the Serengeti plains from a hot air balloon

followed by champagne breakfast on the landing site.

A full day of game drives in Serengeti National Park. Head over to the Rock Kopjes where you have good

chances of seeing some of the cat families. Cheetah and lion use this giant rock out crops as observation


O/n Kiota Camp (B, L, D)

Day 8: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast game drives en-route out of the Serengeti, heading back through the Ngorongoro

Conservation Area towards the Ngorongoro Crater. Continue to the crater rim and onto the NCAA HQ

where you collect a ranger who will accompany you on a nature walk of the crater rim. Late afternoon

head to Rhino lodge located just off the Ngorongoro Crater rim – enjoy your dinner and overnight.

O/n Rhino Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater

Early morning descend into the crater for game drives. There are 25,000 large mammals residing in the

park. The elephants are mainly bulls, females stay out of the park due to it boasting the largest predator

population in Africa.

Black Rhino also make their home on the grassy plains, their numbers make up for almost half of what

can still be found in East Africa; about 20 in total.

O/n Rhino Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 10: Ngorongoro - Arusha

After breakfast at the lodge, slowly begin the drive towards Arusha where you will be dropped off at Arusha Airport for your flight connection to your next safari/beach destination or drop off at Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight connection back home  (B, L)

Note: O/N = Overnight, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Amount of persons:Price p.p. (usd):
2 people sharing4160.-
4 people sharing3485.-
6 people sharing3350.-
Note: prices are based on two adults and indicative. Single supplement is $ 630
  • Included:
  • Park fee, Conservation fees and Community Development Fees
  • Accommodation as stipulated
  • Meals as stipulated |B Breakfast, L Lunch, D Dinner
  • Complimentary mineral water x1.5 liters per person in the safari vehicle
  • 4x4 game viewing vehicles plus driver guide (window seat guaranteed)
  • Unlimited game drives
  • Emergency Evacuation Cover
  • All transfers and activities as mentioned above
  • Excluded:
  • Tips suggested: Driver guide $8-$10 per person sharing the vehicle per day
  • Drinks apart from 1,5 liter mineral water during the safari
  • Visa and airport departure tax
  • Items of personal nature and not mentioned in the above itinerary

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