mt kenya budget safari

This tour will bring you to all national parks of North Tanzania including the majestic Serengeti and breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater. In addition, we will visit the still pristine area around Lake Natron and Ol Doinyo Lengai.

12 days Tanzania safari Northern circute

Day 01.Arrival and transfer to Arusha
You will be picked up from the airport or another place of arrival by a team member of Caracal Tours & Safaris. He or she will bring you to the lodge in Arusha.

Day 02. Arusha National Park
After breakfast (not included) drive from Arusha to Arusha NP. Game drive in Arusha NP with picnic lunch. Arusha NP is based at the lower slopes of Mount Meru. Arusha NP mainly consists of Bush and forest. Special places are Little Serengeti, Ngurdoto Crater and Momella Lakes. You can find giraffes, buffaloes, warthogs, waterbucks, zebras and specially Colobus Monkeys, other species of monkeys and flamingos inthe lakes. In Arusha NP there is the possibility to do hiking or canoeing. Dinner and overnight stay at Olasiti Lodge.

Day 03.Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast drive to Manyara NP. Game drive with picnic lunch in Manyara NP. Manyara NP consists of forest and a lake area. Here you will find many kinds of birds, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, elephants, hippos and if you’re lucky you can find tree-climbing lion. In Lake Manyara NP there is an option of canoeing. Dinner and overnight stay at Twiga lodge.

Day 04. Culture in Mto wa Mbu
Full day in Mto wa mbu with the option of walking cultural tour to different tribes including Maasai or biking safari at the boarder of Lake Manyara NP. Dinner and overnight stay at Twiga lodge.

Day 05. Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, drive Ngorongoro area. Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro Crater is a collapsed volcano (caldera) with a large plain including a soda-lake with a high wildlife concentration. You will find almost all animals here, including rhinoceros. Lunch in the crater. Dinner and overnight stay at Rhino Lodge.

Day 06. Serengeti National Park
After breakfast drive to Serengeti NP. Game drive en-route to Seronera in the center of Serengeti NP. Serengeti is known for its endless plains full of animals. You will find several species of gazelles, wildebeest, zebra, lion, hippo, ostriches, giraffes and most times cheetah and leopard.  Picnic lunch at Naabi hill gate. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngome Safari Camp.

Day 07. Serengeti National Park
After breakfast full day game drive in Serengeti NP. Picnic lunch at campsite or lodge or in the park. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngome Safari Camp.

Day 08. To Lake Natron
After breakfast, drive to Natron Area with game drive en-route. Natron Area is known as original Maasai Area. You will arrive there late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Natron Tented Lodge.

Day 09. Lake Natron
In the night, there is an option of climbing Oldoinyo Lengai Mountain (not included), starting from around midnight. Lengai is an active volcano (2878 m) and the only volcano in the world that emits natrocarbonatite lava which is highly fluid and contains almost no silicon. Before lunch, you will be back in your accommodation. After lunch, you can do an excursion to Lake Natron where you can see numbers of flamingoes and/or visit waterfalls for a refresing swim. Lake Natron shallow alkaline lake. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Natron Tented Lodge.

Day 10. To Tarangire
After breakfast drive to Tarangire NP. Game drive and picnic lunch in Tarangire NP. Tarangire NP consists mainly of bushy savannah planes and is known for its enormous baobab trees. Animals that you will find are mainly elephants, but also lion, cheetah, leopard, gazelles, wildebeest and zebras. Dinner and overnight stay at Maramboi Tented Camp.

Day 11.Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, game drive in Tarangire NP. Also, here there is an option of doing a balloon ride (not included). After the game-drive, you’ll drive back to Arusha. Dinner and overnight in Olasiti Lodge.

Day 12. Transfer to your final destination
After breakfast, transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport or any other place in Moshi or Arusha.

End of 12 days Best of Tanzania safari and cultural safari.

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