Luxury Tanzania Safari Circuit

The northern circuit is the most popular safari route in Tanzania. Explore the national parks of Tarangire and Lake Manyara, before meandering northwest to the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater. Finally, you'll arrive in the world's most famous safari destination, the endless savannah that is the Serengeti.
9 Days

Luxury Tanzania Safari Circuit - 9 - $12,875

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Trip Summary

Day 1-2: Katambuga House, Arusha

Day 2-4: Oliver's Camp, Tarangire National Park

Day 4-6: Acacia Farm Lodge, Karatu

Day 6-9: Lemala Kuria Hills, Wogakuria Hills

Landmarks potentially visited on Luxury Tanzania Safari Circuit


The itinerary below is designed to give you an overview of the route. Get in touch with our team for a full travel itinerary, or to create a tailor-made trip

Day 1-2: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, transfer to Arusha

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Note: We have a dedicated flight partner in the US who can help you find and book the best international flights for you. 

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your lodge, settling in after your flights. 

Overnight: Katambuga House (1 night)

Day 2 - 4: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, you'll begin your safari to the Tarangire National Park. The drive is around 3 hours and once you enter the park you'll spend the day on a game drive, with a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, head to your camp, settling in before dinner. 

Overnight: Oliver's Camp (2 nights)

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

Spend today enjoying game drives in Tarangire. 

Day 4-6: Lake Manyara National Park & Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you'll depart Tarangire and drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive, with a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, you'll drive into the Ngorongoro Highlands, settling into your camp. 

Overnight: Acacia Farm Lodge (2 nights)

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Today you have a thrilling wildlife experience in the Ngorongoro Crater. You'll descend to the floor of the crater for a game drive, with a picnic lunch. You'll spend up to 6 hours on the crater floor before returning to the rim and back to your camp. 

Day 6-9: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airstrip and board a light aircraft flight to the northern Serengeti plains. You'll be taken to your camp for lunch, spending the rest of the afternoon on a game drive. 

Overnight: Lemala Kuria Hills (3 nights)

Day 7-8: Serengeti National Park

Spend two days enjoying shared morning and afternoon game drives in this world-renowned wildlife area. 

Day 9: Return Home

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airstrip and board a light aircraft flight to Kilimanjaro, where services end. Connect here to your onward flight arrangements (flights to be booked after 2pm). We hope you will be leaving Tanzania with some incredible memories and photos of your time here.

Prices and Inclusions

Prices are per person based on two people travelling together during 2024 high season (July - October). Prices for 2025 may differ. 

No Price Shock Guarantee

Unlike other travel companies, we don't put misleading 'from' prices on our trips. All of the trips on our website are priced at 2024 high season rates which means the price can only go down, not up. 

Limited Spaces Available

We create a maximum of 30 new trips per month. Please enquire about availability.

Simple Booking Process

  1. Talk to our team to discuss this trip or plan a tailor-made itinerary.
  2. Once you're happy, we'll take a 30% deposit to confirm your trip.
  3. The balance will be due 70 days before you travel.

Flexible Payment Options

  • Bank or wire transfers ✔️
  • Visa & Mastercard accepted ✔️
  • Pay in instalments ✔️


All Brilliant trips include:

  • Experienced safari guides
  • All domestic/internal flights
  • All road transfers and airport pickups/drop-offs
  • All accommodation as per the itinerary (accommodation can be amended based on budget and preferences)
  • Fees for guides/scouts/drivers/cooks
  • All entrance and park fees
  • Fees for all activities as per the program
  • Shared or private daily game drives (depending on your route and preferences, please enquire for more details)
  • Meal plan full board unless specified otherwise
  • Select local brand drinks on safari
  • AMREF Flying Doctors Cover
  • Conservation charge

With Brilliant, you'll also get...

  • Brilliant Africa’s Bucket List Safari System: work one-on-one with a dedicated specialist with decades of experience in East Africa. We'll help you cut through the noise, navigate the thousands of options, design the trip that's right for you and have confidence you'll get what you expect (results in 98% 5* reviews)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
  • Highest-rated African travel company on Trustpilot: so you know you'll be in safe hands with our team.  
  • Ground Support Team: our local ground team are on hand to help if you ever need support during your trip. 
  • Dedicated Pre-Travel Support: access to a dedicated customer support specialist to help you with all of your pre-travel questions and help you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime. 
  • Get Me To Africa Flight Package: we'll connect you with our flight specialist who will find and book the right international flights on your behalf*
  • Personalised Guest Portal & Mobile App: access to your individual guest portal, including video guides to common questions, and everything you need to know to prepare for your African adventure.
  • WhatsApp Contacts: your local support team will be easily contactable via WhatsApp.   
  • Safety Briefing: 1:1 consultations with our specialists to answer any of your questions about safety when travelling in Africa. 
  • Done-With-You Visa Service: we’ll send you step-by-step video guides on how to apply for your visas and required travel documents, saving you hours of time, stress and headaches.

*For customers based in the US only. 

'Life Happens' Postponement Guarantee

If life gets in the way and you need to postpone your trip, we won't charge any fees to postpone your trip and all payments you have made towards the original trip will be applied to the postponed trip.

*T&Cs apply, enquire for details 

No Price Shock Guarantee

Unlike other travel companies, we don't put misleading 'from' prices on our trips. All of the trips on our website are priced at 2024 high season rates which means the price can only go down, not up. 

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