- Mount Kilimanjaro
- Arusha National Park
- Lake Manyara National Park
- Serengeti National Park
- Mt Meru
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Tarangire National Park
The Northern Safari Circuit of Tanzania includes some of the most famous and remarkable sights in the world, such as the annual Wildebeest Migration and the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. Certain locations are very popular and early bookings are recommended to ensure you can have your ideal Tanzania safari.
Northern Circuit Safaris start in Arusha, usually by car, though it is popular to fly either to the Serengeti National Park , or the way back. The international airport serving the Northern Circuit (and Kilimanjaro ) is Kilimanjaro International Airport - KIA for short. KIA is about half way between Arusha Town and Moshi Town.
There are a number of slightly less visited destinations in Northern Tanzania, which are not part of the normal tourist trail and offer unique African experiences.
Northern Circuit Regions
Grumeti Reserve is a private reserve located on the Northern border of the Western corridor of Serengeti. The Grumeti Reserve managed by the Singita Reserve of South Africa.
Mount Hanang and Kondoa
Mt Hanang is situated in the Manyara region of Tanzania. It is about 242 km south west of Arusha. The summit of Mount Hanang is at 3418m. Hanang is the fourth highest mountain in TanzaniaThe famous Kondoa rock art is found in a series of caves carved into the side of a hill looking out over the steppe.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a "must see" in Tanzania, is named after it's central feature, the Ngorongoro Crater. This is the world's largest intact volcanic caldera. Most of the landscape was created by the volcanic activity that formed the Rift Valley between 15 and 20 million years ago.
Serengeti National Park
Visit Serengeti National Park with the forth wonder of the world - the wildebeest migration.
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world. We will help you design your own tailored Kilimanjaro climb to maximise your chance of reaching the summit.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara is an alkaline shallow lake and fluctuates in size according the season. It is full of millions of flamingos, and in the forests, lions can be seen climbing trees
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park has an area of 2,600km sq and is named after the river that flows through the park throughout the year. The park is particularly well-known for its large density of elephants, who pass through in huge herds of up to three hundred.
Arusha & Mount Meru
Arusha is known as the 'safari capital' of Tanzania. It is a pleasant town, lying at the foot of the dormant volcano Mt Meru. Arusha has a relaxed and bohemian atmosphere and offers a range of entertainment options, from museums through to bars and nightclubs.
Lake Natron & Ol Doinyo Lengai
Lake Natron is a soda lake with a resident population of flamingoes. Oldoinyo Lengai means "mountain of God" in KiMaasai and is the only active carboniferous volcano in the world. Lake Natron and the active volcano Ol Doinyo L'Engai occupy a surreal landscape, overshadowed by the Rift Valley Escarpment.
Rubondo Island & Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa covering an area of 68,800 sq km (26,600 sq miles). Lake Victoria is shared by three East African countries, Tanzania, kenya and Uganda.
Lake Eyasi is a soda lake in Northern Tanzania. Eyasi is a shallow lake and fluctuates in size according the season. It is home to the Hadzabe tribe who are hunter gatherers.