7-Days Northern Circuit and Zanzibar

The 7-Days Northern Circuit Safari and Zanzibar takes you to Tarangire National park for a whole day, almost 3 days in the Serengeti, 1 whole day crater tour in Ngorongoro and a day in Manyara National park. The safari takes you around the best places in northern Tanzania Circuit. Visiting places such as Lake Manyara which is famous for its tree climbing lions, The Ngorongoro Crater which is known also as the Garden of Eden, Serengeti National Park.

7-Days Northern Circuit and Zanzibar Highlights

  • Tour of Ngorongoro Crater
  • Big five Spotting
  • Visit Tarangire
  • Explore Serengeti
  • Arusha Town
  • Maasai Traditional Life

- Itinerary

This 7-Days Northern Circuit Safari and Zanzibar will be a very fantastic tour to you, we will drive you to the most popular and best destination for the tours and game drive in the world, you will be able to see and take photos while your on the way to these national parks; Arusha National park, lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire.
We will drive you to northern Serengeti for wildebeest migration. Your 7-Days Northern Circuit and Zanzibar will take you to Zanzibar where you will enjoy the Beautiful beaches. Do not hesitate to contact our team of expert to restructure the itineraries according to your requirements
kilimanjaro international airport

DAY1: Arriving at the airport

Arriving in Dar es salaam airport then connecting with precision airline to Kilimanjaro airport where you will be welcomed by our representative who will usher you into a waiting vehicle and transfer you to Karama Lodge in Arusha. Our representative will have a short safari briefing session with you at the Hotel and leave you to relax at Hotel booked.

tarangire river camp

DAY 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

130 kilometers drive – two hours
After breakfast at the lodge you leave early to the Tarangire National park. This is the third largest park in Tanzania and it is characterized by the amazingly large herds of elephants that can be encountered in this park. The Baobab trees are one of the other highlights of Tarangire and the Tarangire River that flows all year round is the life blood of the park. Many animals; predators and the preys alike gather around the river where you can do excellent game viewing after game evening late afternoon you will back to your lodge for preparing to have walking tour with ranger for 2hours .
Overnight is at: Tarangire river camp or Roika Tented camp

ikoma tented camp serengeti

DAY 3: Tarangire to Serengeti

200 kilometers drive from Tarangire 3 hours driving
After breakfast depart 07:30 for Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge, the site of the Leakey family discovery of fossils 50 km long and in some places 90 meters deep. It drains the slopes of the nearby mountains plus of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. Olduvai Gorge is a canyon carved by water through the southern part of the Serengeti Plain. The gorge is about the Serengeti Plain. Its chief claim to fame is the rich treasure-trove of human and animal fossils that it has yielded.
Meals and overnight at Ikoma tented camp

ikoma tented camp serengeti-

DAY 4: Full day in Serengeti National Park

This day after breakfast at 07:00 we will take your packed lunch for a full day game drives in the wilderness tracking the Great migration trails. Thorough explanation about this great world event that Tanzania is proud of will be provided. And in the evening as the sun goes down, drive back to the camp for dinner and overnight

ngorongoro rhino lodge

DAY 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Two hours drive
After breakfast we will continue with game view in Serengeti for three hours after that we will proceed with game on route arrive at nabi gate for lunch and after that proceed to ngorongoro conservation area for dinner and overnight at Rhino lodge

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge 1

DAY 6: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara

Two hours.
This day we will start early morning at 07:00 for the game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. Your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. After great exploration in Ngorongoro Crater we will drive to Bougainvillea lodge for dinner and overnight.

Zanzibar Airport

DAY 7: Zanzibar excursion

After breakfast at hotel we will drive to manyara airport for your flight to Zanzibar
Arrive in Zanzibar airport/ and transfer to Stone Town Hotel for check inn; at 2:30pm have the Stone town tour take you around the historica,l culture and architectural sites. It includes a visit to former slave market site, now stands as Anglican church built in 1871, town market, Visit the Zanzibar Memorial Museum, House of Wonder built in 1883 (Beit-Al-Ajab), old Arab Fort, Palace Museum, Old Indian dispensary (cultural centre) to Maruhubi Palace ruins via Living Stone House.
Dinner and overnight at Marine hotel

Marine Hotel Zanzibar 1

DAY 8: Zanzibar excursion

At 8:30 a trip to dolphin watching tour, a day trip to kizimkazi, there you may swim with hundreds of spinner & bottle-nose dolphins playing off Kizimkazi beach & give you a chance to experience special natural message in the Indian ocean, at 2:30pm driving to jozani forest tour for red Colobus Monkeys, natural forest, and mangrove forest the living spices of fish under neath. Visit Zala Park to learn on how local people become creative to protect the natural living reptiles and then head back to town for dinner and overnight.

Marine Hotel Zanzibar 2

DAY 9: Zanzibar excursion & Departure

Morning at 8:30am start a trip to spice and botanical tour. On this tour you will see and taste the tropical fruits, spices plantation or plots in the island. A variety of spices plants used as ornament, medicines, flowers, fruits and another interesting flora can be seen during spice tour. This tour will be followed by a visit to Kidichi bath built in 1850 by the first Sultan for his wife Sheharzad (grand daughter of Fateh Ali Shah of Persia), and then transfer to harbour/ airport for departure.

End of your 7-Days Northern Circuit and Zanzibar

Safari package INCLUDES

  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport and Arusha
  • Two  nights Hotel accommodation in Arusha town on the day of arrival.
  • Extended 4 x 4 luxury safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Professional safari English Speaking guide
  • Professional safari cook
  • Entrance fees to all national parks.
  • Accommodation at basic camping during the safari full board
  • Camping fees at all national park.
  • Ngorongoro Crater fees
  • 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals.

Safari Package EXCLUDES

  • Tanzania Visa
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 550 per person), should be booked in advance
  • Tips and gratuities to your safari guide and cook

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General Packing List

  • We highly recommend you to pack as light as possible. Always remember to leave space for souvenirs and gifts.
  • You should ensure that you have all the travel documents including passports, visas and money in your person.
  • A small pouch or a bag that hangs around the neck is recommended.
  • Strong and comfortable shoes, preferably waterproof are highly recommended.
  • Cotton and breathable socks.
  • Sandals or flip-flops

Travel Documents

  • Valid Passport and Visa
  • Flight tickets
  • Your Safari Program
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • Address book
  • US$ cash / Credit Card

First Aid Kit

  • Pain killers e.g. aspirin or Panadol (prescribed by your physician)
  • Insect repellent and mosquito repellents.
  • Crème for itches and rashes (i.e. Benadryl itch relief stick)
  • Cold and allergy medicine
  • Bandage, gauze and tapes
  • Malaria pills
  • Stomachache medicines
  • Diarrhea medicine
  • Prescription antibiotics effective against a wide range of bacteria
  • Antihistamines
  • Ibuprofen
  • Prescription Medications
  • Multi vitamins

Electronics:

  • Camera, extra batteries and charger, memory cards, mini-tripod
  • Flashlight and headlight
  • UK plug adapter and transformer / voltage converter, if applicable
  • Personal music device

For the domestic flight here are the luggage restriction

  • Fastjet: hold baggage of up to 20kg and Handbag of 6kg per passenger.
  • Precision Air, hold baggage of up to 20kg and Handbag of 6kg per passenger.
  • Small Chartered and scheduled flights (Coastal Aviation, Flight Link, Air Excel, Regional Air, Safari Link, <
  • Tropical Air and Zan Air), hold baggage of up to 15 -20kg per passenger.

Luggage

  • Waterproof Soft-sided bag of up to 20kg
  • Waterproof Backpack or small bag that you can hang around the neck

Dressing

  • Casual and loose fitting clothing like short/long sleeved shirts (camouflage clothes are recommended)
  • Lightweight breathable pants
  • Long-sleeved fleece or sweater for evenings and/or early mornings.
  • Night dresses/pajamas
  • Sun hats and scarf for the dust
  • When visiting the village, women should avoid short pants or sleeveless blouses/shirts or short skirts that do not cover the knees out of respect for the local customs and traditions

Toiletries

  • Small towel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap (bar or gel soap), conditioner and shampoo with less fragrance
  • Body Lotion
  • Facial tissue and normal wet tissues
  • Comb and small mirror
  • Anti – bacteria gel, hand- wipes and Kleenex

Other

  • Maps, guidebooks
  • Binoculars
  • Money
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Candies and snacks
  • Playing cards, games and reading material
  • Travel pillow

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Arusha - Tanzaania