Journey Through Northern Tanzania

Explore Tanzania's northern safari circuit, including Lake Manyara, the Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Crater. Charming, comfortable, mid-range accommodation look after you throughout the trip, whilst keeping a lid on costs.
6 Days

Journey Through Northern Tanzania - 6 - $2,520


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: Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to the African Tulip. The African Tulip is an elegant and charming Luxury Boutique Hotel in the heart of Arusha. A warm and friendly welcome awaits guests who want to experience the best of Tanzanian hospitality. The hotel has been designed with safari travellers, business persons, families, honeymooners, elite and leisure travellers in mind. 

Overnight: The African Tulip

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

Transfer from The African Tulip to Karatu Simba Lodge which will be your base for as you explore Lake Manyara National Park. Morning and afternoon game drives, optional activities available around the lodge, and plenty of sundowners!

Karatu Simba Lodge offers a slice of life only found in rural Tanzania. Located about a thirty-minute drive from the gate of Lake Manyara National Park, approximately four kilometres off the main road to the entry of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the lodge is situated next to the Ngorongoro Forest. Accommodation is in individual twin, double or triple cottages or rondavels with canvas walls and solid attached bathroom and shower, tastefully and simply decorated with hand made furniture of African hardwood. Each unit has its own deck with safari chairs for relaxing and viewing the pastoral setting. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in the common areas, an evening campfire and pool with views onto the forest. The lodge is eco-friendly with solar power and hot water and there is a well stocked bar and dining room serving food and coffee fresh from nearby plantations.

Overnight: Karatu Simba Lodge

Day 3 & 4: Serengeti National Park

Transfer from Karatu Simba Lodge to Kisura Serengeti Camp which will be your base for the next two nights. Morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti, with optional activities available around the lodge. 

Kisura Serengeti Luxury Mobile Camp is located in the heart of Serengeti National Park, just 2 kilometres from Seronera Airstrip and offers the true safari experience to its guests. Shaded by the Tortilla’s Acacia trees, the luxury tented camp, is a home away from home, overlooking the spectacular African Savannah. Kisura Camp has got eight comfortable luxury tents each with queen size beds, private shower room, toilet room, dressing area and a large veranda. Fresh gourmet menus are served to satisfy every pallet. The gourmet chef takes fine dining to the next level. The camp operates throughout the year and can be reached by air or by road.

Overnight: Kisura Serengeti Camp

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Transfer from Kisura to Lemala Ngrongoro Tented Camp to explore the Ngorongoro Crater. This is game viewing gone crazy. Within the crater rim a daily wildlife drama is played out as large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby lions, leopards, elephants and black rhinos. 

Lemala Ngorongoro is intimately set in a delightful ancient acacia forest close to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. As it is located next to the quiet Lemala crater access road on the eastern side, a key advantage of staying at Lemala Ngorongoro is the quick and easy drive down on to the crater floor in the morning; Lemala guests usually have an hour's head start over others descending via the far busier Seneto crater access road on the western rim. Game drives from camp may start as early as 6.15am and guests can be down among Ngorongoro’s abundant wildlife on the floor within 10-15 minutes - crucial for photographers who demand the best light conditions. Escorted walks are also available into the forest and along the crater rim with an armed ranger and Maasai guide. 

Overnight: Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

Day 6: Arusha

After a magical 5 nights on safari, transfer back to Arusha to connect with your international flight home. 

Prices and Inclusions

  • Prices are per person based on two people travelling together. Travel during some peak season months will incur higher rates. 
  • Small adjustments to accommodation choices, routes, and activities can make a big difference to the cost of a trip in East Africa. The prices shown should be used as an indication only. Our team can create a tailor-made trip to suit your budget. 


  • Domestic flights.
  • All road transfers and airport pickups/drop-offs.
  • All accommodation as per the itinerary. Accommodation can be amended based on budget and preferences.
  • All camping equipment where necessary.
  • Fees for guides, scouts, drivers, and cooks.
  • All entrance fees as per the program.
  • Meal plan full board.
  • Fees for all activities as per the program.
  • Conservation charge. 


  • International flights and visa fees.
  • Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
  • Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.

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