Northern Discovery: Arusha-Ngorongoro Crater- Serengeti National Park - Lake Manyara Circuit


Tanzania’s northern safari circuit is one of the more popular safari areas in Africa. Filled with a unique charm, beauty, and awe-inspiring wildlife spectacles, this is a vast area where nature reigns supreme.

From the ancient lands of the Ngorongoro Crater, to the flamingo filled lakes of Lake Manyara and the quintessential golden plains of the Serengeti, this four day itinerary offers visitors some of the world’s most diverse and stunning safari experiences .

Day 1: Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater

You’ll begin your journey by driving from the charming city of Arusha and into the surreal landscape of the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania’s ‘Garden of Eden’. The world’s largest, intact volcanic caldera, here you’ll find the most fertile and richest grazing grounds in Africa.

Cradled on the crater floor and surrounded by the ancient beauty of this magnificent caldera, enjoy an evening of leisure at your lodge, followed by an overnight stay.

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti National Park

Wake up to a stunning backdrop of volcanic craters and enjoy breakfast at your lodge before embarking on a half-day crater tour. Here you’ll join in on the real action happening on the crater floor: a constant stir of wildlife and stunning scenes that will stay in your memories forever.

After lunch, depart for Serengeti National Park, arriving at your lodge for sundowners that allow you to enjoy the endless views of the golden plains. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park - Lake Manyara

As sunrise extends over the Serengeti plains, set out with a picnic lunch to explore what the Maasai call ‘‘Siringitu’ - a place where the land moves on forever. Teeming with the sights, smells, and sounds of hundreds of animals all following the ancient rhythm of Africa’s wild, this is truly an unforgettable experience.

After lunch, you’ll depart for the remote Lake Manyara, whose shores are forever encrusted with pink flamingo and dense woodlands provide shelter for the iconic tree-climbing lions. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4: Lake Manyara - Arusha

Spend the morning exploring Lake Manyara National Park, an unspoiled paradise that offers visitors nothing short of a surreal safari experience, thanks to its tree-climbing lions and diverse landscape of steep mountainsides and dense woodlands.

After which you depart for Arusha, arriving into the city in time for lunch.

Not ready for the magic to end?
Talk to a Let’s Go Travel Expert about adding a beach holiday to your safari itinerary, where you’ll be able to unwind and relax from your adventures on the pure white sands of Zanzibar.

Itinerary Costs

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SEASON: (01 January 2021 – 31 December 2021)

Our safaris are carefully planned to give you the most exciting and luxurious experience possible. Our prices are per person, based on shared occupancy.

The fee includes:

  • Ground transportation in a customized 4X4 vehicle
  • Game Drives and a private safari experience
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Select house drinks while on Safari
  • All park fees, government taxes and service charges
  • 1 litre bottled water per person per day
  • 1 pair of binoculars in the vehicle
  • Services of an experienced English speaking driver guide

Our prices exclude park entry fees, beverages at the lodges, tips/gratuities/laundry, and any optional activities such as a hot air balloon safari or cultural visit.