Wildlife of the Northern Circuit

This morning, you woke up to fresh coffee overlooking verdant grasslands. Your private veranda the perfect spot to soak up the morning sunlight, sound-tracked by bird song. This is one of our most popular adventures.
8 Days

Wildlife of the Northern Circuit - 8 - $3,817


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: The Adventure Begins!

Upon arrival at Kiliminjaro International Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to you choice of accommodation. On arrival at the lodge, settle in after your long international flight, before your pre-safari briefing with the team. 

Accommodation options

Budget: Ilboru Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Rivertrees Country Inn

Luxury: Arusha Coffee Lodge 

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

We transfer into Tarangire for a morning game drive, stopping for a picnic lunch overlooking the stunning countryside. Tarangire is famed for its massive elephant herds, its sense of wilderness, and the stunning backdrop of baobabs. Continue to tented camp just outside the park for overnight.

Accommodation options

Budget: Eileen's Trees Inn

Mid-range: Mandhari Lodge

Luxury: Tarangire Treetops

Day 3: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

This morning, take a short drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is collapsed volcano – an incredible natural amphitheatre, 25 km across and teeming with all of the African big game. Early morning descent into the crater for spectacular scenery and game viewing in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world.

The accommodation options are located on the crater rim, and it is quite common for zebra, buffalo and even elephant to be grazing right outside the lodge.

Accommodation options

Budget: Rhino Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Luxury: The Manor at Ngorongoro

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we head towards the endless plains of the Serengeti. As we enter the park, we'll game drive through to the lodge, providing your first experience of the remarkable density of wildlife - and stunning scenery - found here. Upon arrival at the lodge, break for lunch before heading back out on safari. End the day with sundowners overlooking the savannah. 

Accommodation options

Budget: Naona Moru Camp

Mid-range: Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp or Naona Moru Camp

Luxury: Ehlane Plains Camp or Kaskaz Mara Camp

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Full day safari in Serengeti National Park.  

Accommodation options

Budget: Naona Moru Camp

Mid-range:  Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp or Naona Moru Camp

Luxury: Ehlane Plains Camp or Kaskaz Mara Camp

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

This morning, head out on an early morning game drive before returning for lunch. In the afternoon, we set off to see the nocturnal animals beginning their night’s work. You also have the option to take a hot air balloon over the plains, one of the most magical experiences in all of East Africa. 

Accommodation options

Budget: Naona Moru Camp

Mid-range:  Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp or Naona Moru Camp

Luxury: Ehlane Plains Camp or Kaskaz Mara Camp

Day 7: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, transfer out of the Serengeti, passing through Oldupai Gorge. Enjoy lunch and a view of the archaeological sites (and visit the museum) where early human tools and fossils have been found. We set off in the direction of Tarangire National Park and arrive at our camp for sunset, and of course sundowners!

Accommodation options

Budget: Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge

Mid-range: Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge

Day 8: Tarangire National Park

Early morning game driving in Tarangire National Park. Continue on to Arusha and 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. 
  • Prices based on budget accommodation options. 
  • 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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