Bush2Beach Safaris Tanzania
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Northern Circuit Highlights Off The Beaten Track

An exciting wildlife, cultural safari with a difference taking in the pure essence of Tanzania. Comfort and fine dining as you find and fit into the pace of things, taking a short excursion into the rich coffee plantations that surround the fertile soils of Arusha town. Enjoy catching a glimpse at this boiling pot of mixed cultures. The Safari adventure begins with a few nights taking you as close to nature as possible with a romantic glimpse as to what the early explorers would have experienced that past before you. An “Out of Africa” experience with a few nights under a Tanzanian star studded sky at our own mobile fly camp based in Tarangire National Park. We have selected a great balance of authentic safari tented camps and safari lodges thereafter. As you head in a clockwise direction through the northern safari circuit, take in the abundance of wildlife and impressions that will continue to present itself on each new waking day. From the Serengeti you will drop down into the Lake Natron basin to stare in wonder as to this pure wilderness location. Spend a few days of recharging the batteries and visiting the Lake with its immense population of flamingoes and invigorating waterfalls before continuing through to Isoitok camp to get a deeper understanding to Maasai culture on a grass roots level. Take in the daily lives of these nomadic people whilst soaking in the views across to Lake Manyara and The Great Rift Valley, a perfect ending to a perfect safari.  

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

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport – you will be collected by your driver guide and transfer to Machweo Retreat for dinner and overnight.

O/n Machweo Retreat (D)

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Transfer to Tarangire NP for game drives of the Elephant Playground. Picnic lunch in the park followed by game drives till late afternoon – then head to your private campsite located inside Tarangire National Park and enjoy dinner under the stars.

O/n Tarangire Fly Camp – Private campsite (B, L, D)

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

Full day game drives of Tarangire National Park using your private campsite as a base to head out from – your driver guide will best advice you where and when to head out.

O/n Tarangire Fly Camp – Private campsite (B, L, D)

Day 4: Magara Waterfalls

Dawn game drives of Tarangire National Park and return to the campsite for breakfast – you board the safari vehicle again and start the journey towards Magara Village where you visit the Magara Waterfalls. Picnic lunch at the falls before continuing via Mbulu and the Karatu Highlands to the Ngorongoro Crater.

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

Day 5: 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. Leave the crater late afternoon and return to Rhino Lodge.

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

Day 6: Ngorongoro to Serengeti National Park

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 Serengeti Angata Camp (B, L, D)

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

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 posts.

O/n Serengeti Angata Camp (B, L, D)

Day 8: Serengeti to Lake Natron

Enjoy your breakfast at the camp and then start the journey towards Lake Natron. You leave the Serengeti via Kleins gate and transfer via Wasso town towards the Lake Natron basin – check in at Lake Natron Tented Camp in time for sundowner drinks followed by dinner and overnight.

O/n Lake Natron Camp (B, L, D)

Day 9: Lake Natron

A full day of activities around Ngaresero village and Lake Natron Tented Camp. Choose between flamingo walks, bird watching or visit the Hominid footprints – visit the Ngaresero waterfalls, the foothills of Oldoinyo Lengai and the lake shores.

O/n Lake Natron Camp (B, L, D)

Day 10: Esilalei Maasai Community

After a leisurely breakfast you start the drive back to Mto wa Mbu and onto 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 11: Back to Arusha

Leisurely morning at the camp – then transfer to Arusha and onto your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

O/n Machweo Retreat (B, L, D)

Day 12: Departure

Transfer to Kilimanjaro international airport for your flight back home or your next safari/beach destination. (B)

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

Amount of persons:Price p.p. (usd):
2 people sharing5675.-
4 people sharing4620.-
6 people sharing4365.-
Note: prices are based on two adults and indicative. Single supplement is $ 800
  • Included:
  • 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
  • Park fee, Conservation fees and Community Development Fees
  • Accommodation as stipulated
  • Excluded:
  • Drinks apart from 1,5 liter mineral water during the safari
  • Tips suggested: Driver guide $8-$10 per person sharing the vehicle per day
  • Items of personal nature and not mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Visa and airport departure tax

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