6-Day Camping Safari Northern Circuit

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6 Days
Availability : Jan 21’ - Dec 22’
Arusha
Overview
Itinerary
Price
Inclusions

This 6-day camping safari allows you to experience the highlights of the Northern Safari Circuit. You will experience breathtaking wildlife areas in the midst of some of the most diverse landscapes; herds of buffalos, lions on trees, elephants amongst acacias, and a huge variety of animals inside a collapsed volcano. You will also visit the world-famous Serengeti National Park. The landscapes are breathtaking and the variety and volume of wildlife you will see are unforgettable. Truly epic.


Route overview

Start Arusha (Day 1)
Day 2 Lake Manyara NP
Day 3-4 Serengeti NP
Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater
End Arusha (City) (Day 6)

Tour Features

  • Budget tour

This budget tour includes camping and lodges.

  • Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.

  • Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

  • Can be customized

You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.

  • Not for solo travelers

Solo travelers cannot book this private tour.


 

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drives
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Arrival

  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

 
Day 1

Arrival in Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK) which caters for domestic flights, you will be met by African Big Cats Safaris representative who will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha. overnight will be at the Outpost Lodge. There is free Wi-Fi in the café, restaurant and bar, as well as a swimming pool and conference room.
It is situated in a leafy residential area close to the town center.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
  • Budget lodge located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 
Day 2

Tarangire National Park

Early breakfast, thereafter we depart for Tarangire National Park. The Park is named after the Tarangire River which runs through it. This ‘river of warthogs’ is the only source of water for wildlife in the region during the dry season. In places, the vegetation is quite dense, including elephant grass, acacia woodlands and lush groundwater forest. The Park is well known for its elephant families, which can often be seen congregating by the river. You may also see giraffe, bushbuck and hartebeest. These animals are closely followed by a range of predators, including lions and leopards. There are more breeding species of birds found in Tarangire National Park than anywhere else on the planet. Tarangire is the best place to see these gentle giants in their natural habitat – from the adorable calves all the way up to the intimidating bulls. Giant baobab trees same with over 200 years are scattered within the Park. Late afternoon drive to Lilac Campsite for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
  • Best Time to Visit June to September (easier to spot animals)
  • High Season July to March (Northern section gets crowded)
  • Best Weather June to October (few showers of rain)
Accommodation:

Budget camping

  • Just outside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

 
Day 3-4

Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park with game viewing en-route. Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. Serengeti is truly home of the legendary Great Wildebeest Migration. late afternoon drive back to Seronera Campsite for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
  • Best Time to Visit June to February (Areas are best at different times)
  • High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
  • Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:

Budget camping

  • Inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

 
Day 5

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast, drive out of the Serengeti and on to Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Sometimes described as an ‘eighth wonder of the world. The Crater has achieved world renown, attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors each year. You are unlikely to escape other vehicles here, but you are guaranteed great wildlife viewing in a genuinely mind-blowing environment. There is nowhere else in Africa quite like Ngorongoro which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! One of the best places in the country to see the endangered black rhinoceros, the park is home to the entirety of the big five and is a particularly good place to see lions and cape buffalo year-round. A packed lunch will be served at a picnic site. Late after drive to Lilac campsite for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
  • Best Time to Visit June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
  • High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
  • Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Accommodation:

Budget camping

  • Just outside Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 
Day 6

Lake Manyara to Arusha

Early breakfast. Drive to the nearby Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing drive where your first encounter will be siting of large troupes of baboons. The park derived its name from a plant called Euphorbia tirucalli which is known as ‘Emanyara’ in the local Maasai language. Patches of yellow fever trees are dotted around the grassy lake shores and the rift valley wall is a prominent feature throughout. The entrance of the park is in a very special environment: a groundwater forest offering a beautiful change of scenery from the savannah dominated parks. The lush green vegetation consisting of tall trees of the groundwater forest, the tree-climbing lions, the soda lake inhabited with thousands of pink-hued flamingos, large water birds and the troops of baboons and the rift valley escarpment make your safari to this area unforgettable. A packed lunch will be served at a picnic site. Late afternoon drive back to Arusha in time for your home bound flight or a flight to Zanzibar.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

Important to Know

  • This tour is not available to solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

Rates Per Person

Start dates
Solo

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7+ people 
Jan 1, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021 n/a* $1,605 $1,435 $1,435 $1,435 $1,435 $1,435
Jan 1, 2022 – Dec 31, 2022 n/a* $1,605 $1,435 $1,435 $1,435 $1,435 $1,435

*n/a = not available. This tour is unavailable for solo travelers.

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Sleeping bag

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Bath towels
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Please Note That: The tour price can change at any time. This is because of Government charges price changes, Park fee price changes, or Accommodation price changes.

Overview
Itinerary
Inclusions

This 6-day camping safari allows you to experience the highlights of the Northern Safari Circuit. You will experience breathtaking wildlife areas in the midst of some of the most diverse landscapes; herds of buffalos, lions on trees, elephants amongst acacias, and a huge variety of animals inside a collapsed volcano. You will also visit the world-famous Serengeti National Park. The landscapes are breathtaking and the variety and volume of wildlife you will see are unforgettable. Truly epic.


Route overview

Start Arusha (Day 1)
Day 2 Lake Manyara NP
Day 3-4 Serengeti NP
Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater
End Arusha (City) (Day 6)

Tour Features

  • Budget tour

This budget tour includes camping and lodges.

  • Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.

  • Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

  • Can be customized

You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.

  • Not for solo travelers

Solo travelers cannot book this private tour.


Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drives
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Arrival

  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

 
Day 1

Arrival in Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK) which caters for domestic flights, you will be met by African Big Cats Safaris representative who will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha. overnight will be at the Outpost Lodge. There is free Wi-Fi in the café, restaurant and bar, as well as a swimming pool and conference room.
It is situated in a leafy residential area close to the town center.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
  • Budget lodge located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 
Day 2

Tarangire National Park

Early breakfast, thereafter we depart for Tarangire National Park. The Park is named after the Tarangire River which runs through it. This ‘river of warthogs’ is the only source of water for wildlife in the region during the dry season. In places, the vegetation is quite dense, including elephant grass, acacia woodlands and lush groundwater forest. The Park is well known for its elephant families, which can often be seen congregating by the river. You may also see giraffe, bushbuck and hartebeest. These animals are closely followed by a range of predators, including lions and leopards. There are more breeding species of birds found in Tarangire National Park than anywhere else on the planet. Tarangire is the best place to see these gentle giants in their natural habitat – from the adorable calves all the way up to the intimidating bulls. Giant baobab trees same with over 200 years are scattered within the Park. Late afternoon drive to Lilac Campsite for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
  • Best Time to Visit June to September (easier to spot animals)
  • High Season July to March (Northern section gets crowded)
  • Best Weather June to October (few showers of rain)
Accommodation:

Budget camping

  • Just outside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

 
Day 3-4

Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park with game viewing en-route. Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. Serengeti is truly home of the legendary Great Wildebeest Migration. late afternoon drive back to Seronera Campsite for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
  • Best Time to Visit June to February (Areas are best at different times)
  • High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
  • Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:

Budget camping

  • Inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included)

 
Day 5

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast, drive out of the Serengeti and on to Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Sometimes described as an ‘eighth wonder of the world. The Crater has achieved world renown, attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors each year. You are unlikely to escape other vehicles here, but you are guaranteed great wildlife viewing in a genuinely mind-blowing environment. There is nowhere else in Africa quite like Ngorongoro which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! One of the best places in the country to see the endangered black rhinoceros, the park is home to the entirety of the big five and is a particularly good place to see lions and cape buffalo year-round. A packed lunch will be served at a picnic site. Late after drive to Lilac campsite for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
  • Best Time to Visit June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
  • High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
  • Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Accommodation:

Budget camping

  • Just outside Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 
Day 6

Lake Manyara to Arusha

Early breakfast. Drive to the nearby Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing drive where your first encounter will be siting of large troupes of baboons. The park derived its name from a plant called Euphorbia tirucalli which is known as ‘Emanyara’ in the local Maasai language. Patches of yellow fever trees are dotted around the grassy lake shores and the rift valley wall is a prominent feature throughout. The entrance of the park is in a very special environment: a groundwater forest offering a beautiful change of scenery from the savannah dominated parks. The lush green vegetation consisting of tall trees of the groundwater forest, the tree-climbing lions, the soda lake inhabited with thousands of pink-hued flamingos, large water birds and the troops of baboons and the rift valley escarpment make your safari to this area unforgettable. A packed lunch will be served at a picnic site. Late afternoon drive back to Arusha in time for your home bound flight or a flight to Zanzibar.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Sleeping bag

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Bath towels
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Please Note That: The tour price can change at any time. This is because of Government charges price changes, Park fee price changes, or Accommodation price changes.

PRICE


Important to Know

  • This tour is not available to solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

Rates Per Person

  2021 2022
Solo n/a* n/a*
2 people $1,605 $1,605
3 people $1,435 $1,435
4 people $1,435 $1,435
5 people $1,435 $1,435
6 people $1,435 $1,435
7+ people $1,435 $1,435

*n/a = not available. This tour is unavailable for solo travelers.

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