Our Epic Wilderness Safari affords you the opportunity to experience the four finest game viewing parks on the Northern circuit in Tanzania. Take your chance to spend two nights in the environment of the Ngorongoro Crater UNESCO world heritage site and one of the seven wonders of Africa. You will roam on upon to the endless plain proper, the Serengeti, world famous home of our Earths last great terrestrial migration. Hard fast upon our time on the Serengeti make your way to The Tarangire National Park, home to its namesake river and the abundance of wildlife that come to drink of her sating waters. We round off your adventure in Arusha Town, center of all of the Northern Circuit visiting in this time the SINYA Conservation Area, a landscape that offers the best views of Kilimanjaro, highest free standing mountain on the Earth and the highest mountain on the African Continent. A world waits of wild life and the splendor of the East African wilds. Welcome to The Rift Valley.
Upon your arrival you will meet our Safari Representative, with a welcoming smile, to convey you to the peace and tranquility of the Masai land safari lodge, check into your, where you may refresh, enjoy delectable dining, and prepare for the adventures to come.
After a hearty breakfast at your safari lodge, drive towards the Ngorongoro Crater, about a hundred and sixty clicks on good tarmac road, arriving in time at your chosen lodgings, the Manyara Wildlife Lodge, for our luncheon. On your way, take in beautiful views of Lake Manyara, host to some thousands of flamingo feeding and enjoy the sights of Maasai in their colorful garb tending cattle upon the roadside. You take the afternoon to relax in the peaceful environment of your lodge with the opportunity in the afternoon to visit the village of Karatu where the Iraqw Tribe live and produce some of the finest artisanal crafts in the region. After experiencing the sweet life of the Tanzanian village street, make your way back to the lodge for your delicious dinner and our rest in capacious rooms in anticipation of the day to come.
Kirurumo tented lodge
After an early breakfast, depart for a drive through the Rift Valley to the cooler regions of the Ngorongoro highlands. The Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest volcanic caldera, formed with the massive explosion of a volcano once higher than Kilimanjaro some two to three million years ago, is almost 20km in diameter, 610 m deep, and is known for its large variety of wildlife, including ‘the big five’ – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and the elusive leopard. It is well recognized as one of the world's wonders, veritably a magnificent spectacle for the human witness lucky enough to traverse her wildlife laden floor. In addition to the big five, the various springs attract animals such as wildebeest, gazelle, reedbuck, bushbuck, hartebeest, hippo, antelope, both Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, impala, to name a few, as well as over 500 species of bird. At a picnic site we have your scrumptious lunch before enjoying further game viewing in the crater. Retire from the activity and head back to your lodge for dinner and relaxation.
The Angata tented lodge
After your hearty breakfast, take the opportunity to see the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater from its rim before traveling onwards to the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti National Park, the largest park in Tanzania, is a land of diverse landscapes and habitats such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah, and mountains. Here the great wildebeest and zebra migration makes its circuitous journey along with a range of other animals and, depending on the season, you may have the opportunity to witness thousands of animals in their search for food and water. After taking your lunch at the Serengeti Serena Lodge, relax and take in the sensation of being upon the Serengeti. Rejuvenation and the sensation of the landscape sinking in, with the endless African night descending as you enjoy delectable dining
Serengeti heritage tented lodge
This entire day is set aside for further game drives upon the Serengeti. The Serengeti is the habitat for an abundance of wildlife, such as impala, buffalo, crocodile, and hippo, but is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebra and wildebeest. The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. In November and December the animals move from the northern region dominated by woodlands and hills to the grassy plains of the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June the horde return to the north. Apart from the migrating herds you may have the chance to spot the predators such as leopard, cheetah, and lion, ever and always lurking close by. With our full day on the plains accomplished, return to your lodge for well-deserved rest and repast and comfortable sleep.
Serengeti heritage tented lodge
After your hearty breakfast, set out for en-route game drive across the Serengeti and up into the Ngorongoro highlands on your way to Tarangire National Park. Taking your lunch at The Alsopuko Safari Tented Camp, head to the park to explore and encounter some of the multitude of animals that there reside. Tarangire National Park, well known for its large elephant herds, seasonal swamps, savanna, and The Tarangire River which wends its way through the park inviting the wildlife to imbibe her soothing waters. Dine and relax at your lodge.
Alsopuko Tented Camp
After your breakfast, head off for your game drive in Tarangire. Experience the landscape as you seek sightings of the many animals including zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and giraffe. It is possible you will catch a glimpse of a lion stalking its prey or leopards watching and relaxing in the trees above. The landscape is dotted with ancient Baobab trees, Africa’s tallest tree, dwarfing the wildlife that feed below them. Over four hundred and fifty species of bird have been identified in Tarangire making it an ornithological paradise. At 1130 hrs you will leave the park for a drive to Arusha for your lunch and relaxation in the peaceful surrounds of the elegant Ilboru Safari Lodge.
Ilboru safari lodge
After your breakfast at The Ilboru Safari Lodge, set out for the Sinya Conservation Area in the shadow of mount Kilimanjaro. Sinya, a private wildlife reserve on 135,000 acres of Maasai land is made up of flood plains, hill land, acacia woodland, and the vista of Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain, and the Longido Peaks, giving life to one of the most beautiful pristine wild areas of Northern Tanzania. This is the arid land of Sinya, one of the few areas in Africa where huge Elephant Bulls, more than 50 years old, carrying tusks of considerable size, are regularly seen. These bulls, some of them living permanently in the zone, together with herds of mothers and calves, migrate from Amboseli National Park to Sinya in search of water and green leaves.
Because of their familiarity with safari vehicles in Amboseli (Kenya), they allow you to approach them at very short distances, allowing for excellent photographic opportunities. Most of them have been monitored by Cynthia Moss in Amboseli for more than 25 years and form one of the healthiest and most balanced Elephant populations of the whole African continent.
The Maasai in Sinya still live in the traditional way and follow all the traditional ceremonies. They are very friendly and unexposed to the commercial relationship with tourists that is common in other more visited areas. The land is leased from several local tribes, so your stay in Sinya helps preserve the area for the wildlife and generates funds for schools and other needs. You will have opportunities to be led on wildlife walks, visit the Maasai villages and market, and participate in ceremonies if the occasion arises.
Dine, relax and overnight at The Kambi Ya Tembo Luxury Tented Camp.
After your breakfast at the camp, set off for your morning game drives in Sinya. Returning for our lunch in the afternoon, relax by the camp with the option of an evening game drive or, if preferred, relaxation and revitalization at the camp, set as it is in this stunning landscape.
Kambi Ya Tembo Luxury Tented Camp
On this day, the last morning of your adventure, have your breakfast at the camp and then hit the road for Arusha arriving in time for lunch and later on drive to the Airport for our onward adventure in life.