Northern Safari Circuit

Serengeti National Park

Best Time To Visit:– Dry Season: June – October || Migration : June – July

Endorsed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, and later named as one of the ‘Seven New Wonders of the World,’ Serengeti National Park makes the largest national park in Tanzania.
Serengeti makes one of the most popular destinations around the world, due to the mighty wildebeest and zebra migration, taking place in May or early June. The national park is an unspoilt habitant to an array of wild animals and birds, some of which are only found in this part of the world. Including animals like elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and predators like cheetahs, leopards, and lions.
Serengeti National Park consists of almost 15,000 square kilometers of protected ecological treasures – most of it is still widely undiscovered.
The topography of the national park consists of endless plains, highlands in the east which is crossed by flowing rivers, and water bodies.

Ngorongoro National Park

Best Time To Visit:– June to September

Located very near to Serengeti and Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area makes one of Tanzania’s popular wildlife viewing areas.
Sited in the Great East African Rift Valley, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area includes the wondrous Ngorongoro Crater. The caldera of two million-year-old volcano creates a safe rim around the crater which now has enough vegetation to sustain a thriving population of variety of the game.
The permanent supply of water at the Ngorongoro crater, inhabits over 30,000 different kinds of mammals and makes one of the few places in Africa to view all Big Five in one location. Wildlife viewing at Ngorongoro is at the peak throughout the year!
It is possible to see all five of the star players of the “Out of Africa” action on a single day.

Tarangire National Park

Best Time To Visit:– June to October

Often overshadowed by Serengeti and Ngorongoro National Park, Tarangire makes a surprise package of an exceptional game drive experience for visitors.
The fact that the park is seldom crowded by safari vehicles, makes it a quiet spot for visitors to spot game, and enjoy the wilderness in its raw form.
The tributaries and swamps of Tarangire River provide a steady flow of water for animals,
particularly during the dry season. This attracts a migratory movement of up to 250,000 mammals.
You can expect to see lions, buffalos, elephants, zebras, hippos and giraffes.

Lake Manyara National Park

Best Time To Visit:– June to October

Although one of the smallest national parks in Tanzania, Lake Manyara National Park brings in the best of the both worlds for adventure seekers.
From the widely habitant national park boosting a large population of elephants, tree-climbing lions, and hippos to the pristine lake that is a host to thousands of flamingos and other diverse bird life. Lake Manyara is a great safari destination to witness both the wildlife and the thriving marine life at the same time. Manyara makes a great spot for wildlife drives, canoeing, mountain bike tours and bird watching.

Kilimanjari National Park

Best Time To Visit:– Throughout the year, but during the dry season: June – October

Credited to be a World Heritage Site, the highest peak in Africa, and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most visited attractions in Tanzania.
Surprisingly, Mount Kilimanjaro is fairly easy to ascend, and does not require mountaineering skills or any prior experience.
The Kilimanjaro National Park not only gives the mountaineering thrill to its visitors, but is also home to over 154 mammal species including zebras, wildebeests, buffaloes, elephants, cheetahs, lions, leopards, jackals, and hyenas.

Arusha National Park

Best Time To Visit:– Throughout the year, but during the dry season: June – October

Arusha National Park is a widely undiscovered treasure, located in Northern Tanzania between Arusha and Moshi town.
The topography of the park ranges from flat vegetated lands, to crater lakes, swamps, highlands and much more. The park also features Momela Lakes, Mount Meru, Ngurdoto Crater, Ngongongare Springs, Lokie Swamp, Senato Pools, Lake Jembamba and Lake Longil as prominent landmarks.
On a trip to the park, one is likely to see zebras, giraffes, warthogs, bushbucks and other herbivores. These animals often attract predators to this side of the wilderness as well.

Rubondo National Park

Best Time To Visit:– June – October

The largest island park in Africa, and the only national park on the majestic Lake Victoria,
Rubondo National Park gives an experience like no other for its visitors.
Primarily covered with dense forest, the park also features beautiful sandy beaches, and rocky terrains.
Visitors can go on walking safaris, canoeing, fishing, and birdwatching while at the island.
Around 300 species of birds are found in this national park, making it a bird lovers paradise.

Lake Eyasi

Best Time To Visit:– Throughout the year, except April and May

Lake Eyasi provides one of its kind safari experience to its visitors. Located in the southwest corner of Ngornogoro, Lake Eyasi is easily accessible from Arusha city, and adjoining areas.
The region around Eyasi is home to the Hadzabe and Datoga communities who continue their ancient lifestyle of hunting-gathering and pastoralism respectively.
The lake is easily accessible to various landmarks around the region, including Oldeani Mountain,Yaeda Valley and Serengeti.
Lake Eyasi makes a great place for flamingo viewing, along with a variety of other birds like pelicans, spurflow, storks, barbets and a lot more.

Lake Natron

Best Time To Visit:– September – December

Located just 70 miles northwest of Arusha, Lake Natron is said to turn animals into stones due to the highly alkaline nature of the water.
However, the lake is the primary breeding ground for lesser flamingoes in East Africa.
Although since the water is highly alkaline, the animals do not quench their thirst from it.
Wildlife around the area includes zebras, giraffes and a variety of birds and fishes.

Lake Victoria

Best Time To Visit:– July – February

With the surface area of over 26,000 square miles, Lake Victoria is the largest tropical lake in the world, and the largest largest lake in Africa.
Shared between Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, Lake Victoria is home to over 500 species of fish, and 300 species of birds.
The lake is also home to many small and big archipelagos, habituating a variety of reptiles and mammals, thus making a great location for birdwatching, fishing and exploring the variety of wildlife present on adjoining areas.

Northern Safari Tour