The game parks of the Northern Circuit contain some of the most spectacular concentrations of wildlife found in Tanzania. It is no wonder that these game parks are world renowned, unparalleled in concentrations of wildlife, and some of the most pristine yet easily accessible biospheres left on earth.
Best time to visit
The best wildlife viewing months in Tanzania are during the dry season from late June to October. The best chance of seeing the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is during June and July and the time to see the wildebeest calving is late January to February
Day 1 Wednesday: Arrive Lake Manyara
Arrival to Lake Manyara. After Lunch we will enjoy a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park is one of the oldest and most popular sanctuaries in East Africa. The most famous spectacle in the park is the tree-climbing lions, which are occasionally seen along branches of acacia trees. Other animals found in the park include buffalo, elephants, leopards, baboons, impala, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich and hippos. Popularly referred to as an ornithologist’s paradise, Lake Manyara National Park contains over 400 bird species found in most savanna and river habitats in East Africa.
Dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Thursday: Serengeti
Depart after breakfast and drive to Serengeti, the largest National Park in Tanzania and undoubtedly one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The principal features of the Serengeti are the short and long grass plains in the south and east, the acacia Savannah in the central areas, the hilly and densely wooded areas in the north and the extensive woodland in the west. Lunch at Seregeti Serena Lodge. Afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Friday: Serengeti
Full day in Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives. There is a variety of scenery, which includes the plains, lakes, hills and the rock outcrops called kopjes. The main game drive areas in the Serengeti are the Seronera Valley, the Western Corridor, and Lobo or northern Serengeti. The Seronera valley in central Serengeti endowed with permanent surface water attract a large concentration of wildlife throughout the year. Common animals that can be seen here are lions, buffaloes, impalas, hippos, waterbucks, elephants, cheetahs and the leopard.
Return to our lodges and prepare for Shabbat. Tfilot and Shabbat dinner.
Day 4 Shabbat: Serengeti
Shabbat services lunch and enjoy the sights.
Day 5 Sunday: Ngorongoro
Depart after breakfast and drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area (an UNESCO protected World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve) via Olduvai Gorge popularly referred to as “The Cradle of Humankind”, is the site where in 1959 Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the skull of Zinjanthropus or “Nutcracker Man” believed to have lived 1.75 million years ago. Later reclassified as Australopithecus boisei, this creature had a massive skull though small brained (500 cc) with huge teeth. Several months later Dr. Leakey found another fossil hominid in the same layer of excavation, called Homo habilis or “handy man”, smaller than the “Nutcracker Man” but with a larger brain (600 cc) and capable of making simple stone tools. Lunch at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. After lunch descend into the crater for a full day crater tour. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6 Monday: Ngorongoro
Today we will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. This is the best place in Tanzania to see the big five. A healthy population of black rhino and some of the largest tuskers elephants left in Africa today are the prize spots, but the Crater is home to strong populations of lion, leopard and hyena along with good herds of wildebeest, buffalo and zebra.
Other game in the Ngorongoro includes serval cat, cheetah, jackal, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, flamingo and bat eared foxes along with approximately 400 species of bird. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 Tuesday: Tarangire
Depart and drive to Tarangire National Park. One of Tanzania’s most spectacular views, encompassing acacias and baobabs, plentiful wildlife and the Tarangire river and most famous for its elephant migration, birding and quiet authentic safari atmosphere. The river flows through the park and is a magnet for wildlife, especially large populations of elephant. The park also contains varied and contrasting landscapes and unrivalled birdlife. Dinner and overnight.
Day 8 Wednesday: Tarangire – Arusha – flight back home
After breakfast and morning game drive we will depart to Arusha. We will see the Maasai in their bold, red-colored garments and some excellent curio shops.
After our visit, transfer to the airport for your flight back home
|Price for Land only||$4,150|
|Land and Flights from TLV||TBC|
- Overnight in first class Hotels and Lodges
- Entrance fees as per the itinerary
- 4 x 4 land Cruiser /Rover
- Kosher half board & lunch packs daily
- Professional experienced English-speaking guide
- Tips for local service providers
- International flights
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees $50
- Tip for our Tour Guide (Recommended: $3 per person per day)
Important to Know:
- There may be changes to the order of places visited. We will make every effort to visit every place mentioned in the itinerary.
- The tour organizers have no control over airline services such as seating, special meal requests, changes in departure times or delays. These remain the sole responsibility of the airline company.
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