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Northern Tanzania

Tanzania's Northern Circuit is a collection of National Parks, reserves, conservation areas and wildlife concessions across the region. These include the world-famous Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Highlands, and the lesser-known Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. All exist to preserve and protect an incredible abundance of seasonal and resident wildlife and their habitats, including the world's largest annual mammal migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra. This area has become increasingly busy with tourists, but if you know where to go, you can get away from the crowds to enjoy the best of this impressive region. 
Each individual itinerary will depend on your travel dates, how long you have, how many in your travelling party, your required activities (walking or just driving?) and your budget…  All our itineraries are individually tailor-made to suit the particular clients perfectly.
Most people visit three out of the four main parks, usually the Crater, Manyara and either the Serengeti or Tarangire depending on the season. Whatever the duration, the smaller parks only ever merit a night or two, and you can never spend enough time in the Serengeti!  Unlike the south, northern Tanzania does not lend itself to a short safari, as it takes time to cover these distances.

Northern Tanzania: driving safari circuit

Driving the northern circuit with your own driver-guide is a cost-effective way of seeing many of these parks and reserves, especially if there are more of you to share the cost.  We arrange only private safaris (not pre-determined group tours), and we plan the park combinations according to season. One benefit of having your own vehicle is that you can stay in the less expensive hotels that do not offer their own vehicles, and also you get the continuity of the same guide throughout your trip.  Show me more >

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