We offer a wide selection of affordable special camping safaris across the popular Northern Safari Circuit and including Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park. This short safari of 4 days and 3 nights is an ideal Tanzanian experience covering beautiful regions. The driving distances are quite short adding to the value of this safari.
Moshi – Manyara National Park. After breakfast, you leave early to the Manyara National park. Manyara is best used as a soft introduction to a safari. The scenic beauty of Manyara is the main reason to travel here and certainly deserves a visit. But the game viewing pales into insignificance compared to the quality of game viewing on offer in Tarangire, the Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. Being famous for its tree-climbing lions, flamingos, breathtaking scenery and the soda-ash lake in the center makes it reason enough to visit here for a day.
Dinner and overnight at a campsite near Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park. Breakfast at around 08:30am. Depart for Serengeti with lunch en route. On arrival, proceed for a game drive.
The park covers 12,944km2 of open plains making it one of the largest in the world. The rocky outcrops commonly known as Moru kopjes in the eastern part of the park are of scenic beauty and occasionally cats can be seen lazing on them. The park contains vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other antelopes.
Dinner and overnight at a campsite in Serengeti
Serengeti National Park Ngorongoro Crater rim. Morning and afternoon game drive in Serengeti plains with the possibility to see all big predators, reptiles and large herds of herbivores including wildebeests. The wildebeest migrations are normally in Serengeti from November to July and the early of August. During this season of the year the game of chasing and killing is not rare to be seen.
In the late afternoon, depart Serengeti and drive to Ngorongoro crater rim with Game drive and Picnic Lunch en route.
Dinner and overnight at Simba Campsite
Ngorongoro Crater – Moshi. Breakfast at around 0600am. Take Picnic Lunch with you and drive 15 minutes into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for the Game drive. View the various resident animals on the crater floor. The largest unbroken caldera in the world, Ngorongoro has an area of 260 kilometers and a depth of 610 meters.
The crater provides a protected habitat for thousands of mammals and birds. The entire day is spent on the crater floor viewing lion, hyena, wildebeest, zebra, black rhinoceros, and many species of small antelopes. The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area is located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara. It is home to the famous Ngorongoro Crater which is the largest unbroken caldera in the world.
The Crater is a spectacular setting in which to experience your African safari. Some scientists maintain that before it erupted, Ngorongoro Crater the largest intact caldera in the world would have been higher than Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa. Covering a mere 260 square kilometers (100 square miles), the 600 meter (1969 foot)-deep Crater is home to a permanent population of more than 30 000 animals. It is one of the few places in Africa where you stand a very good chance of seeing the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant) in the course of a game- drive.
The local Maasai have permission to graze their cattle on the Crater floor, and it is not unusual to see Maasai cattle and buffalo grazing together with lion mere meters away. There are around 1000 lions in the Crater, approximately 20 black rhino, and the spectacular Lerai Forest is one of the best places in Africa to spot leopard. This is one of the natural wonders of the world.
Picnic Lunch in the Crater. Late afternoon before 6:00pm drive to Lake Manyara – Mto wa Mbu area for overnight
Dinner and overnight at a campsite in Mto wa Mbu
Tarangire National Park to Moshi town. Early Morning after breakfast you will be picked to Tarangire national park. Tarangire is well known for its large herds of Elephant population. You will proceed with the game drive until late afternoon when you will drive back to Moshi.