The Great Northern Parks
Discovering the gems of the Northern Circuit
Key points of the trip
This itinerary offers you a complete safari during which you will visit 3 national parks. Manyara and its salt lake, Tarangire and its elephants and the mythical Serengeti. The Ngorongoro Crater is also on the programme to complete a perfect safari in Northern Tanzania.
COMFORT FOR ALL
The plains of the Serengeti welcome you in superb canvas tents. All the amenities of a hotel, with the added spirit of nature, and even spacious family tents! Enjoy an aperitif around the campfire as you watch the sun set, and transition into a night will be filled with the sounds of wild animals.
LAND OF THE LION KING
The Serengeti is one of Africa's largest parks. It was declared a National Park in 1951, and is home to a wealth of wildlife in all seasons. There are around 3,000 lions in almost every corner of the park. Amaze your inner child with this incredible landscape and wildlife.
DID YOU SAY BIG 5?
You may be lucky enough to meet the BIG 5. The parks you'll be passing through include the group of five mammals mentioned by Hemingway: the lion, the leopard, the elephant, the buffalo and the rhinoceros. The rhinoceros will require the most luck, as it is unfortunately on the brink of extinction.
An extra day or two? An extension to the island of Zanzibar? Climb Kilimanjaro? It's all possible! This trip can be modified in every way, according to your wishes. Your journey must be just right for you. Our advisors are here to help you build the trip of your dreams, step by step.
DAY 1: ARUSHA
Welcome to Tanzania! The ideal destination for safari lovers. This East African country is home to a vast array of wildlife that populates its savannah parks and green forests. On this itinerary, you'll discover three of the main national parks in the north.
Welcome by our team on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight in a lodge in the Arusha region
DAY 2: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Rendez-vous in the morning with your private English-speaking guide! Settle into your private 4x4 vehicle, which will be yours for the duration of your stay. Drive directly to Tarangire National Park for your first day of game drive in Tanzania. Picnic lunch inside the park.
Created in 1970, Tarangire National Park is now considered one of the country's finest wildlife sanctuaries. The Tarangire River, from which it takes its name, never dries up completely and attracts large numbers of animals in the dry season. You are sure to see many African elephants here.
Overnight in Oremiti lodge on a full-board basis
DAY 3: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Full day game drive in 4x4 in Manyara National Park. Picnic lunch inside the park. The park is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and you are free to set your own schedule within this timeframe!
Manyara National Park is part of the Rift Valley, and its immense lake will allow you to discover colonies of pink flamingos and all kinds of birds living on the lake's shores. If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the famous lions in the trees. The park is very narrow, wedged between the lake and the cliffs of the Rift Valley. The rainforest is very dense, especially in the north.
Overnight in Oremiti lodge on a full-board basis.
DAY 4: NGORONGORO CRATER
Early morning departure for the Ngorongoro Crater and 4x4 safari in the crater. Picnic lunch in the crater. Late afternoon drive to the Serengeti Park.
The crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is not really a crater, but a caldera, i.e. the explosion of the cone of a volcano. It contains fresh and salt water, savannah and forest, and is home to around 100 animals per km².
Overnight accommodation is in a charming tented camp in full board. The camp is right inside the park in the central region.
DAY 5: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
This day will be devoted to the discovery of the famous endless plains of the Serengeti. You can set off early in the morning, with breakfast to hand, to watch the savannah awaken.
The Serengeti is one of Africa's largest parks. It was declared a National Park in 1951. It is home to a wealth of wildlife in all seasons. Some 3,000 lions can be seen almost everywhere.
Second night in a charming tented camp in the central region of the park.
DAY 6: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Second day of safari in the Serengeti Park. Picnic lunch in the park.
Third night in a charming tented camp in the central region of the park.
DAY 7: OREMITI LODGE
Departure from the tented camp in the morning for the shores of Lake Manyara. Arrive late afternoon and relax by the pool.
Night at Oremiti lodge in full-board.
DAY 8: ARUSHA OR ZANZIBAR
Depart the lodge in the morning for Arusha town or Kilimanjaro airport.
It is possible to continue this trip with an internal flight to the island of Zanzibar.
Price from US$3,220 per person based on 2 adult participants in low season.