Tanzania northern safari circuit is the most visited Tanzania safari circuit with so much to offer to travelers in terms of wildlife diversity and developed safari accommodation options. The Tanzania northern safari circuit encompasses right from Lake Victoria and the Rubondo Island in the west, Mount Kilimanjaro in the east, the Kenyan border leading to Masai Mara in the north while the Amboseli Park and reserves adjoin at the frontier. The Tanzania northern safari circuit includes safari destinations of Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano, Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro Mountain, Lake Natron, Oldupai Gorge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park.
The Tanzania northern safari circuit is the most celebrated and sought after Africa safari region. The northern safari circuit of Tanzania is home to the famous and sought after Serengeti National park and Ngorongoro Crater, the 2 great seven natural Wonders of Africa with thrilling wildlife diversity let alone ecosystem and landscapes.
The northern safari circuits of Tanzania are known to offer amazing wild game viewing experiences usually only on day game drives. This however varies from park to park, and some select safari camps and lodges, as well as private concessions offer night game drives. The little gem of Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park however offer night game drives to all travelers, at an extra fee of course. The Ngorongoro Crater however strictly has day game drives only.
Apart from game drives, there are a number of other activities to do in the various destinations. Below are the different Tanzania safari activities to enjoy while on a Tanzania safari tour in the Tanzania northern safari circuit destinations;
Guided Walking Safari
Guided walking safaris in the northern safari circuit of Tanzania can be done around the Ngorongoro crater rim, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Arusha National Park, plus the shores of Lake Natron from where you shall be rewarded with breath-taking views of the red lake. Guided walking safaris are a great way to fully explore the park and come up-close with nature.
The Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro Mountain offer great mountain climbing experiences. The Kilimanjaro Mountain is the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free standing mountain in the world. Climbing Kilimanjaro Mountain therefore shall have you reach the roof of Africa, and be rewarded with spectacular views.
Hot Air Balloon
A hot air balloon over the Serengeti or any other wildlife park is a great way to explore the plains, especially during the great wildebeest migration giving you a full view of the migrating herds. A hot air balloon ride also rewards travelers with amazing sunrise views over the plains.
Other activities to enjoy include canoeing in Lake Manyara National Park, a cannot walk in Lake Manyara National Park, cultural encounters with the Tanzania tribes of Maasai, Datoga and Hadzabe with whom you would head out for a hunting spree!
How to get there
From wherever you are, you would definitely need to fly into the Kilimanjaro International Airport, or Arusha Airport for domestic flights first and foremost. Generally however the starting point of any Tanzania safari in the Tanzania northern safari circuit is Arusha town. From Arusha you can easily connect to the various safari destinations of the northern safari destinations.
Best Time to Visit Northern Safari Circuit
The various Tanzania northern safari circuit destinations can be visited all throughout the year given that the Tanzania wildlife safari destinations have most animals as residents. The best time to visit the northern safari circuit is during the dry season when animal viewing is easy enough given the short savanna grass and that the paths are more passable. Also, the animals are known to converge in the few available water points for a drink or dip. For bird watchers, the wet season in the months of November through April is the best time to visit for when there are migratory birds, diversifying the bird species seen while on your Tanzania birding safari.
Get in touch with a reputable Tanzania safari operator to pitch an amazing Tanzania safari tour for you allowing you an opportunity to visit and explore the various Tanzania northern safari circuit destinations.