Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari with Zanzibar
A Customizable Trip to Tanzania
Explore Tanzania’s rightly famous Northern parks in an action-packed adventure before heading to tropical Zanzibar for some well-earned relaxation.
per person sharing
11 days / 10 nights
Luxury tents and lodges
Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Zanzibar
About this Safari
This itinerary takes you to three spectacular wildlife areas in the north of Tanzania in a combination of game drives and walking safaris. Begin in Tarangire and experience the thrill of walking alongside big game before making your way to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to explore the breathtaking crater highlands region. In the Serengeti, watch as thousands of wildebeest fill the plains in the Great Migration and round off your safari on the white sands of tropical Zanzibar Island.
- Game drives, walking safaris, fly camping and cultural & community visits all on offer for a varied and exciting experience
- Visit the Ngorongoro Crater for unrivalled Big 5 game viewing
- A front row seat to the Great Migration in the Serengeti
- Adventure seekers
- Wildlife enthusiasts
- Romantic travel
Day By Day Itinerary
Day 1: Onsea House, Arusha
Day 2: Oliver’s Camp, Tarangire National Park
Discover Africa just as it should be from Oliver’s Camp in the remote southern reaches of Tarangire. Game drive through forests of enigmatic baobab, home to vast herds of buffalo and elephant, or discover the inner workings of the bush on foot on an exclusive walking safari.
Days 4 & 5: The Highlands, Ngorongoro
Explore the magnificent crater highlands of the NCA, straight from the door of The Highlands Camp. Follow ancient Maasai trails to the top of the Olmoti Crater or descend to the sparkling soda lake on the floor of Empakaai. And of course explore the jewel in the crown, the Ngorongoro Crater itself, home to some of the richest game viewing on the continent.
Guided walks & hikes
Cultural & community visits
Days 6 & 7: Ubuntu Camp, Serengeti
Get up close and personal with the thundering herds of wildebeest on their long trek through the Serengeti at Ubuntu Camp. With three locations in the north, south and west of the park and the expert knowledge of the resident guides, fantastic Great Migration viewing is never far away.
The Great Migration
Days 8 – 11 Matemwe Lodge, Zanzibar Island
Let the lapping tides govern the rhythm of your days at relaxed and friendly Matemwe Lodge. Whether you decide to dive the depths of the Indian Ocean or take a break in a hammock, this is the ultimate tropical island getaway.
Diving & snorkelling
Traditional sailing & fishing
Community & cultural visits
Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari Map
Onsea House, Arusha, Tanzania
Oliver's Camp, Manyara, Tanzania
Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro, Arusha, Tanzania
Serengeti, Mara, Tanzania
Matemwe, Zanzibar North, Tanzania
Best Time to Visit
This quintessential Northern Circuit safari begins in Arusha and ends in Zanzibar. An internal flight from the Serengeti to Zanzibar is included.