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26 Days Discover Tanzania, South and Northern Circuits wildlife Safari

26 Days Discover Tanzania, South and Northern Circuits wildlife Safari

Trip Overview

The northern circuit is, without doubt, the most popular iconic, and easily accessible safari circuit. Famous for the great migration and abundance of animals, making it frequently visited and experiencing more crowds, especially during peak season (July – Oct & Dec –Feb). On the other hand, the southern circuit gives the opportunity to truly enjoy a remote safari experience in the untouched landscapes, receiving just a handful number of visitors and offering the most expansive protected areas in Africa, Ruaha and Nyerere National Park stand second to none. Furthermore, the southern circuit offers its visitors the luck to spot the elusive Sable, Roan and, Kudu to mention a few of the species not available in the Northern safari circuit. In terms of activities, the southern offers a great walking safari experience, game drive, and boat safaris. For sport fishing fans this can be enjoyed in Mahale or Gombe national parks. This package is ideal for those who have enough time to explore both the circuits and full fill their complete safari urge.

Trip - Highlights

  • Day 01: Arrive in Dar es Salaam
  • Day 02: Dar es Salaam /Nyerere National Park
  • Day 03: Nyerere National Park full day
  • Day 04: Nyerere National Park/Morogoro
  • Day 05: Morogoro/Iringa
  • Day 06: Iringa/Ruaha National Park
  • Day 07: Ruaha National Park - Full day
  • Day 08: Ruaha National Park/Udzungwa Mountains National Park
  • Day 09: Udzungwa Mountains National Park
  • Day 10: Udzungwa Mountains National Park/Mikumi National Park
  • Day 11: Mikumi National Park
  • Day 12: Mikumi National Park/Saadani National Park
  • Day 13: Saadani National Park full day
  • Day 14: Saadani National Park/Lushoto
  • Day 15: Lushoto full day
  • Day 16: Lushoto/Marangu
  • Day 17: Marangu full day
  • Day 18: Marangu/Arusha National Park
  • Day 19: Arusha National Park/Tarangire National Park
  • Day 20: Tarangire National Park full day
  • Day 21: Tarangire National Park/Lake Manyara National Park
  • Day 22: Lake Manyara National Park/Serengeti National Park
  • Day 23: Serengeti National Park Full day
  • Day 24: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 25: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 26: Departure

This Safari Only Takes

26 Days

What Includes in a Trip

  • Airport transfers
  • Meals and Accommodation
  • All Park fees
  • Professional guide with Safari Jeep
  • Excursions
  • Complimentary Mineral water during the tour
  • Medical Evacuation
  • All government taxes and levies

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Itinerary

Pick up from Dar es Salaam airport. Transfer to hotel Dar es Salaam is the largest city and economic capital of Tanzania. Located in a quiet bay off the Indian Ocean coast,
the city has developed into an economic importance to become a prosperous center of the entire East African region. Its bustling harbor is the main port in Tanzania.
Overnight at Hotel in Dar es Salaam

Pick up from your hotel in Dar es Salaam and drive to Nyerere National Park. You will have lunch at the Camp, this journey will take about 3 hours through the most unexplored and
untouched areas in Tanzania. In the afternoon after lunch embark on a boat safari, where you’ll admire hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Camp/Lodge

After breakfast Leave the Tented Camp this morning with a packed lunch in hand ready for a full-day game drive in Nyerere National Park which takes a day. You will be expecting to see wild animals like wild dogs, Sable antelopes, black rhinoceros, Nile crocodile, hippos along the banks of the Rufiji River, Cape buffalo, hartebeest, and eland. Picnic lunches and drinks will be served in the wilderness before heading back to camp for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Camp/Lodge

After early breakfast departs from Nyerere park and drives to Morogoro with lunch boxes, you will cross the Park with a game drive on the way to Morogoro, Option stop at Mvuha village, Matombo Market, and a school visit at Matombo village. Late evening arrives Morogoro for overnight.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Camp/Lodge

After breakfast depart to Iringa City
Lunch lunch at the hotel, depart for the Iringa City tour and visit Iringa Museums
Historically, Iringa was a center of colonial administration. During the German occupation, the German military constructed the town as a fortified defense against marauding Hehe tribal warriors intent on driving them out of the region. Gangilonga Rock, a site just outside of the town, is a legendary spot where the Hehe chief at that time, Chief Mkwawa, met his people and decided on how to fight the Germans. Iringa was also the site of several battles during the First and Second World Wars and the Commonwealth War Graves are located just outside of town
Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Camp/Lodge

After breakfast collect lunch boxes and depart for a Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park in the center of Tanzania takes its name from the Hehe word for ‘river.’ The eponymous Great Ruaha River serves as a lifeline for the park’s wildlife. Although it’s the largest national park in the country and rich in wildlife, Ruaha is one of the least busy places to visit in Tanzania, so safaris here feel remote and exclusive, although it is the largest national park in the country and rich in wildlife, Ruaha is one of the busiest places to visit in Tanzania, so trips here feel distant and unique. Arrive at Msembe Airstrip. Met and transfer to the camp for lunch, optional afternoon game drive Picnic lunch inside the park, later continue with afternoon game drive.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel/Camp/Lodge

After breakfast, early breakfast departs for a walking Safari, A great introduction to the small wildlife and magnificent arrangements of Ruaha National Park, along with a knowledgeable guide, a 2-3 hour walking safari offers a truly special and unique perspective on the park's fascinating inhabitants. A must-see attraction is a towering baobab in the park, where you'll be wary of the landscape. Their impressive look makes it a great photo opportunity! Another striking feature of Ruaha is the sparkling wat ways that attract a wealth of games. Back to the vehicle for a full day of game drives Picnic lunch inside the park, later continue with afternoon game drive
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel/Camp/Lodge

Leasure breakfast and then depart to Udzungawa Mountain National Park lunch on the way, Udzungwa is the largest and with the most biodiversity and a chain of a dozen large forest-swathed mountains that rise majestically from the flat coastal scrub of eastern Tanzania. Known collectively as the Eastern Arc Mountains, this archipelago of isolated massifs has also been dubbed the African Galapagos for its treasuretrove of endemic plants and animals, most familiarly being the delicate African violet.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel/Camp/Lodge

After an early breakfast, collect your packed lunch boxes and depart to Udzungwa Mountains National Park.
On arrival, the driver‘s guide will transfer you to the starting point of the hike. This is a hike through the beautiful forests and landscape scenery up to an amazing waterfall. During hiking with a professional guide, you will learn about various trees used for traditional healing and others poisonous, and the view of the largest Tanzania sugarcane plantation (Kilombero Sugarcane Valley) from the waterfall is just incredible.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Camp/Lodge

After breakfast, early breakfast departs for Mikumi national Park with a collection of Packe lunch, the drive will take about 4to5 to hours drive on the tarmac road, The open lands and wildlife of the Mkata floodplain, the center of Mikumi, are often compared to the most famous landscapes of the Serengeti. At the end of the dry season, swimming pools, including the hippo pool, serve as a magnet for wildlife, and large herds of elephants and buffaloes visit these sites. the cloud. You will arrive at Mikumi and enjoy the evening game drive at Mikumi National Park
Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Camp/Lodge

After breakfast, go for a full-day game drive in the vast beautiful Mikumi National Park till evening. The Makata floodplain is an attractive point of the park where you can easily spot a large number of animals including elephants, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, wild dogs, impalas, and a large number of bird species. The vegetation of the region includes a savanna with acacia, baobab, tamarinds, and some rare palms. In this area, farthest from the road, are the spectacular cliffs of the Rubeho and Uluguru mountains.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Camp/Lodge

Early morning game drive in Mikumi National Park, after the morning game drive in Mikumi your driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to Saadani National Park. Arrive for lunch and spend some time at your leisure or head to the beach before a sunset game drive.
Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Hotel

Get up early in the morning for the game drive at sunrise and then return to the breakfast at the camp. You will then take a boat trip to the Wami River. You will have the opportunity to see different hippos, crocodiles, and seabirds. Then travel back to the camp for lunch and leisure. In the afternoon you will go out again to drive the game until sunset.
Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Hotel

After breakfast at the camp depart to Lushoto, this leafy highland town is nestled in a fertile valley at about 1200m, surrounded by pines and eucalyptus mixed with banana plants and other tropical foliage. It’s in the center of the western Usambara and makes an ideal base for hikes into the surrounding hills. Lunch at the hotel then option short walk here looking out for huge trees, wildflowers, and the black and white Colobus monkey
Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Hotel

After breakfast, you’ll visit Bumbuli with its beautiful scenery and from there we’ll take you to Soni waterfalls for a swimming and picnic lunch. We’ll go back to the lodge in the afternoon to relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Hotel

After breakfast, a brief view of the escarpment then drives to Marangu Marangu Nestled in the foothills of Africa's highest mountain, Marangu offers a fascinating glimpse into
the life of an exotic village, Tanzania, and the Chaga people who once endured a brutal Masai invasion using a tunnel. Arrive for lunch and late evening depart for Chaga museum.
Meals and overnight at Lodge/Hotel

Breakfast at the hotel and depart for full-day excursions at Marangu village Your day tour includes a visit to these Chaga tunnels, a hike to a beautiful waterfall, a tour of a local coffee
plantation, and the opportunity to sample the potent banana beer that is popular with the locals.
Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Hotel (FB)

In the morning at 8:30, you will be met by your driver-guide at the hotel, and then you will embark on Arusha national park for a wildlife safari and nature walk. The 137 square kilometer park offers multiple terrains including open savannahs, Acacia Scrublands, Afromontane clouds, rain forests, and Afro-Alpine vegetation similar to that of Mount Kilimanjaro. In addition, there are several alkaline lakes as well as the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater. Picnic lunch inside the park and proceeding with afternoon game drive.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel/Lodge

Breakfast at the Hotel and depart for Walking Safari inside the park, the walking safari gives you a whole new and unique perspective of the park and is super exciting! The aromas and sounds of the African bush are the best experiences on foot. Here you will walk with wild, free-roaming animals in their natural environment. Later drive to Tarangire National Park for game drive, Tarangire is one of the most seasonal parks in northern Tanzania, with many migratory movements within the larger Tarangire ecosystem.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Camp

Today, you’ll enjoy a full day of wildlife watching in Tarangire National Park with a lunch box, 550 native species of birds, zebras, giraffes, dwarf mongooses, warthogs, waders, Thompson’s gazelles, and more. The park also has some of the most beautiful trees we have ever seen. Giraffes are about 14 feet tall, but they are great at camouflaging to look like trees.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel/Camp/Lodge (FB)

After breakfast, then head west from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, which offers magnificent views of the Great Rift Valley Wall. The first encounter will likely be the spotting of large baboon troops. The park is famous for its tree-climbing lions. You will visit Lake Manyara, an alkaline soda lake that is home to an incredible number of birdlife that thrives in its salt water. A pink flamingo bends over and grazes over thousands of colored spots against the gray minerals on the lake shore. Yellow-billed storks flutter and cork under the heat winds rising from the heights, and herons flutter their wings in the sunny sky. Even reluctant birdwatchers will find something to watch and admire in the national park. Hippos can also be spotted. Packed lunches are served at a picnic area.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel/Camp/Lodge

After breakfast, you will depart for Serengeti. It's a long and bumpy road that will take you about 4-5 hours of fascinating game on the route. You'll be driving up the crater highlands towards the vast plains of Serengeti, stopping at the viewpoint of the Crater. Picnic lunch will be saved before you check in the park for an afternoon drive. After catching the sunset, you will proceed to Hotel/Camp/Lodge overnight stay with game drive enroot.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel/Camp/Lodge

After breakfast, you leave early in the morning for the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is truly spectacular. It is famous for its vast open grassy areas that allow excellent observation of wildlife. The Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest national park and one of the oldest ecosystems on Earth. Its climate and vegetation have remained largely untouched for millions of years. While the Serengeti boasts abundant wildlife, it is perhaps best known for its annual great migration and the presence of big cats, including lions, leopards, and cheetahs, as well as an incredible, endless plain. A large number of wildebeest; accompanied by a large number of zebras and antelopes, move annually in constant search for fresh pasture. The exact timing of migration depends entirely on the annual precipitation pattern. Picnic lunch will be provided and proceed with game drive till later evening.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel/Camp/Lodge

Early breakfast and depart for morning game drive in Serengeti Start your day with an unforgettable sunrise game drive across the Serengeti. See the sun set fire to the savannah as predators such as leopards and lions hunt for their morning meal, Afternoon picnic lunch and prosed to Ngorongoro Crater, Option visits Maasai village or Oldvai Museum on the way to Ngorongoro Crater. Picnic lunch inside the park and drive to Ngorongoro Crater
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel/Camp/Lodge

You wake up early this morning and have breakfast. It then descends to the Ngorongoro Crater, home to almost every wildlife native to East Africa, including the rare black rhinoceros. The crater has the highest concentration of wildlife on the planet. It features a river, several swamps, and a soda lake that looks like steam from above, full of flamingos, forest, and open plains. The large bull elephants living here have extremely large fangs due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and grasses. Picnic lunch inside the park then proceed with a game drive on the way to Karatu for overnight.
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel/Camp/Lodge

Day 26 :
Departure

After breakfast, option Mto wa Mbu for a cultural tour. Or drive to Arusha at your hotel Mto Wa Mbu Village has a very active cultural program that seeks to show visitors the traditional way of life of the villagers through various activities and also a range of community projects that are in place. You can visit top spots in the area, taste Tanzanian foods and experience authentic cultural interaction. Lunch at the local restaurants then drive to Arusha and drop off at Kilimanjaro international airport.

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