12 Days: Platinum Private Tour Guided by George Mollel.

Tanzania, Northern Circuit.

Duration

12 Days

Tour Type

Luxury Saari.

Group Size

6 People

Languages

English.

Here we are, on this twelve day, we have tried to pick most interesting places and put them all together in one jar and this tour will be guided by our number one guide and most amazing guide with high knowledge and top-notch experience of Tanzania National Parks and safari in general. George has been guiding for almost 15 years now and he always get a very high number of rating from all our clients who has got chance to be on safari with him. Perfect for family gateway & Romantic adventure

11Days /10 Night

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet our representative and drive to Arusha Villa for Dinner and overnight stay. Arusha Villa is one of the beautiful small in size accommodations in Arusha, with great service and amazing views. It is because of the privacy and peace you can find during your stay here, which makes us strongly recommend you to stay here.

Kilimanaro-Airport
Day 2: Nature Walk & Canoeing at Lake Duluti.

After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Duluti. Nature walks around the lake are highly recommended for nature lovers. The path through the forest provides enough shade that you can do the walk even in the hottest time of the day. On a nice clear day, hikers can enjoy the views of Mount Meru. This hike can take up to 2hrs. After lunch now it will be time for canoeing. Lake Duluti offers canoeing activities that enable visitors to explore the extremely tranquil lake. This is a great way to explore the marsh areas of the lake. This canoe trip around the lake can take approximately 2-3 hours. Duluti offers magnificent and serene views of the lake and the lush forest sounding the rim of the lake. The forests are home to a great number of birds including the grey herons, fish eagles, cormorants, etc. Animals such as velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, sometimes Colobus monkeys can be spotted here. Later drive back to Arusha Villa | Rivertrees Lodge.

Lake-Duluti-Canoeing-Sunset
Day 3: Arusha Town - Tarangire NP

Pick up from Arusha Villa and depart for Tarangire National Park. Your second experience of safari will be the thrilling game drive through the vastness of Tarangire National Park, arrive in good time for lunch. Afternoon game drives through the park. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Tortilis Tented Camp | Tarangire Safari Lodge

Tarangire-National-Park-Baobab-Trees
Day 4: Half Day Tarangire NP - Manyara Area.

After Breakfast Enjoy Your Game Drive in Tarangire looking for the Big herds of elephants found in the Park and the amazing Landscape dotted with Baobab trees. The River attracts a mass of animals like wildebeest, zebras, Buffalos and it’s a good place to look for Big Cats trying to locate their next prey, at around 11 exits the park and head to the lake Manyara for Lunch and Overnight.

Elephant-eating-the-sot-part-o-Baobab-Tree-in-Tarangire-National-Park
Day 5: Full day Lake Manyara NP

Following breakfast transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. There is a profusion of wildlife in this small national park, and the amazing bird-watching experience will certainly be rewarding to both a devote and first-time bird watcher. It is as well among the few places on the African continent to see the tree-climbing lions. Manyara in addition prides in a large flock of beautiful pink flamingoes found near the lake. Lunch at the picnic site. Later drive to Manyara Serena Safari Lodge for dinner, then come back to the Park around 20h00 for 2 hrs night game drive at this amazing park. Your drive starts around 20:00 from where you head into the thick ground-water forest of Lake Manyara. From the forest, you head down towards the lake following the Simba River to the hippo pools. You will return back to the forest and finally be back at the park gate around 22:30 before we take you to the hotel. This night safari will give you an entirely different perspective of the park and wildlife.

Lake-Manyara-Sunset-with-lamingos
Day 6: Gibbs's Farm Visit.

After breakfast, check out and today will be a day to Explore Karatu, to the vegetation-rich crater highlands (Gibbs Farm). Soon, the higher lands are reached and a wonderful view of the Maasai Plains and the Lake Manyara opens up before you. Photo stops will be taken and you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views. You then continue with your visit to an organic farm and see a lot on how several vegetables are planted here and coffee plantation, they also have pigs around, and if you will still need to check on how they take good care of them, this will be your day to enjoy all this. Lunch at this amazing place, never to miss (we dare to say that). Later you can proceed with shopping in this small town before driving to Marera Valley Lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Gibbs-arm-Visit-Tanzania
Day 7: Karatu - Ndutu Plains.

Today after breakfast, depart to Ndutu for an afternoon game drive start around Ndutu lake and lake Masek looking for big cat’s probably in the hunting of prey, expect to see wildebeest, zebras, Impalas, lions, cheetahs, and much more wildlife later back to the lodge for lunch and afternoon rest, when the sun is cool go again for evening game drive on ndutu plains for a sundowner before you back to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Ndutu Safari Lodge.

  • Note: The migration is in this area during the months of December-April, while the calving season starts from mid-February.
Wildebeest-at-Ndutu-Area
Day 8: Ndutu Area - Central Serengeti NP.

After breakfast, another short game drives again in Ndutu, then game en route to Central Serengeti, proceed to explore the Central part, also known as the Seronera. We descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species.
We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.

Hippo-Mom-and-Son-in-Serengeti-National-Park
Day 9: Full-day Serengeti NP.

After early breakfast this morning, depart the Camp at 06:30 am, ready for a full day game drive, enjoy an amazing game drive. The great diversity of Serengeti wildlife is evident here—look for buffalo, hippopotamus, elephant, giraffe, antelope, Thompson’s and grant’s gazelle, and lions. If you are there during the spectacular wildebeest migration, you will be more than astonished. In the late afternoon, we venture out in another game drive. Everywhere there are animals, monkeys, and, yes, birds, but look closely and you will be thrilled to see the huge jungle cats—lion, leopard, and cheetah—watching the world go by. Nothing is quite so essentially ‘Safari’ as the traditional ‘bush dinner’. Typically, our bush dinner takes place at a scenic location on the plains. Our guests will find that a table and chairs have already been set up. Begin with sundowners, the selection of meat, fish, and poultry will be supplemented by vegetarian choices, salads, fruit, and desserts from the main camp.

Cheetah-Sunbasking-at-Serengeti-national-Park-Tanzania
Day 10: Central Serengeti & Hot Air Balloon - Ngorongoro

Today you will start with Hot Air Balloon Ride, your guide will take you to the starting point, and upon arrival at the launch site, you will meet your pilot who will demonstrate all necessary safety information including the boarding and sitting positions for takeoff and landing. Coffee, tea, and biscuits will be served pre-flight. Photos are welcomed, Plane take-off is at dawn – 6 am. The flight depends mostly on the weather and the wind, thus varies from day to day, but generally, it is an hour’s flight, get a chance to have a view of this Endless plains from above, Once you land, you will be met by the ground team who will escort you to your breakfast area where you will commemorate this special event in the world’s natural wonder with a hearty breakfast amidst the wild ambiance. You will then meet with your guide and you will have a short morning drive in the outer part of central Serengeti trying to look for more cats and hunting predators before crossing to the Ngorongoro.

Serengeti-Balloon-Saari
Day 11: Ngorongoro Crater - Lake Eyasi.

After early breakfast around 05:50 am, descend down crater at 06 am for 6-7hrs game drive, with picnic lunch. We venture onto the crater floor for an up-close at the residents of this World Heritage Site and enjoy a picnic lunch here. The Ngorongoro Crater provides great game-viewing all year-round. The wildlife here makes up a permanent population because grazing and water supplies are plentiful throughout the seasons. Afternoon drive to Eyasi for Dinner and overnight at Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge.

Ngorongoro-Crater
Day 12: Hadzabe, Datoga & Blacksmith Experience - Arusha.

After breakfast, a true African experience awaits. You will visit the Hadzabe, an ethnic minority and one of Tanzania’s last hunter-gatherer tribes. They have managed to maintain their traditional lifestyle until this day in this dry and mostly barren area. Thereafter you will pay a visit to the pastoral nomads and herdsmen, known as the Datoga tribe. The experience is completed with a stop at the blacksmiths where you will witness craftsmen in rather rudimentary working conditions. After this interactive cultural experience you will then drive back to Arusha and we will drop you at Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight, or Arusha at the Hotel of your stay. 

Datoga-Tribe-Lake-Eyasi-Visit-by-Seven-Wonders-Saaris-Tanzania

Day1-2: Arusha Villa

arusha-villa-in-the-sun

Day1-2: Rivertrees Lodge

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Day 3: Tarangire Tortilis Camp

Ngorongoro-Tortilis-sign

Day 3: Tarangire Safari Lodge.

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Day 4-5: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

lake manyara serena lodge large-comfortable-king

Day 4-5: Kilima Moja Luxury Lodge

lake-manyara-kilimamoja Luxury Lodge Swimmingpool

Day 6: Marera Valley Lodge.

Marera valley our-happy-chef

Day 6: Farm of Dreams Lodge.

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Day 7: Ndutu safari lodge.

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Day 7: Ndutu Tingitana Camp.

tingitana ndutu

Day 8-9:Serengeti Central Tingitana Tented Camps

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Day 8-9: Serengeti Tortilis Tented Camps.

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Day 10: Ngorongoro Tortolis Camp

Ngorongoro-Tortiliss-bathroom

Day 10: Ang'ata Tented Camps.

breakfast-looking-out at Angata Camps

Day 11: Eyasi Safari lodge

Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge Cottages

Day 11: kisima ngeda Tented Camp

kisima-ngeda-tented-camp Sunset

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Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

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