8 Days Classic Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari (Family)

Our 8 Days Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari takes you through four of the top safari regions & countless thrilling experiences including the Great Migration.

Both first-time tourists to Tanzania and seasoned safari travelers will enjoy the Northern Tanzania circuit Safari. This northern circuit Kabira Safaris Africa® is one you can’t afford to miss out on because of the convergence of traditional safari components, raw wildlife encounters, elegant housing options, and exciting activities. The Great Migration, one of the great wonders of East Africa, is one of the exhilarating experiences you will have during these eight amazing days as you travel through four of Tanzania’s best safari locations.

Itinerary at the Glance: Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari

  • Day 1: Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania
  • Day 2 – 3: Transfer to Tarangire National Park
  • Day 4 – 5: Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Day 6 – 7: Transfer to Serengeti National Park
  • Day 8: Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania

As you land at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania, close to the Northern Kenyan border, you can see the renowned Kilimanjaro mountain rising up over the horizon. Once you have arrived in Tanzania without incident, your driver will greet you and take you to Lake Duluti Lodge, the first stop on your Kabira Safaris Africa® journey. The Lake Duluti Lodge is located on the shores of Lake Duluti, as its name would imply, south of Arusha National Park. Even though this is only an overnight stop on your journey, your brief stay on our 31-acre coffee plantation will provide you with the rest you require in preparation for the exciting days that lie ahead. Spend the afternoon here admiring the lake views or visit this working coffee farm to learn why Tanzanian coffee is so highly regarded.

Included Activities

Investigate the 31-acre coffee estate that surrounds Lake Duluti Lodge or travel to Arusha National Park in the back of an open-air 4×4 safari vehicle in quest of Africa’s fabled wildlife.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Check-in at Lake Duluti Lodge

Lake Duluti Lodge
Arusha National Park.

Day 2 – 3: Transfer to Tarangire National Park

Before being transported southwest to the renowned Tarangire National Park, awaken at Lake Duluti Lodge and savor another outstanding breakfast with breathtaking views. A successful safari is guaranteed by the abundance of elephants in Tarangire National Park as well as the extraordinary big cat sightings, especially of lions and leopards. Take part in a variety of game viewing activities over the course of two full days to pursue this achievement, such as 4×4 game drives, night game drives (which allow you to see a variety of nocturnal animals), and bird watching, and canoeing. Additionally, Tarangire National Park offers visitors the chance to interact with locals by visiting their communities and learning more about how they live in these untamed areas. You will retire to Nimali Tarangire, a luxurious lodge situated on a private concession on the eastern edge of Tarangire National Park, following your days spent searching for encounters in Tarangire. Comfort, uniqueness, and style are three important factors that Nimali Tarangire doesn’t skimp on. Through their six tastefully furnished rooms, library, swimming pool with a view of a watering hole, and more, elements were well expressed.

Included Activities

On a 4×4 game drive through Tarangire National Park, see the Large 5, big cats, and birds of prey. You can even find uncommon nocturnal animals by going on night drives.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Check-in Nimali Tarangire

Nimali Tarangire
Nimali Tarangire Tanzania

Days 4 – 5: Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport

After breakfast on the morning of your fourth day of your Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari, a drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and through the well-known Lake Manyara will take you to the Ngorongoro crater. Spend the next two days at Lemala Ngorongoro, a deluxe tent camp on the crater’s northern rim, where you’ll have the best possible view of Tanzania’s most well-known wildlife destination. Lemala Ngorongoro guarantees exclusivity and adventure for your two days at the crater, as is customary on Kabira Safaris Africa®. With only 9 suites accessible at this amazing camp, exclusivity is given, and the location of the camp is ideal for giving you quick access to the crater. Instead of the typical one-hour trek of other camps in the area, visitors of Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Site can be on the crater floor within 15 minutes of leaving the camp. In terms of adventure, the activities offered in and around the crater guarantee big thrills. Daily animal viewing opportunities are provided by game drives around the crater and guided hikes along its rim, while the distinctive Maasai boma experience enables you to forge genuine connections with the locals of this well-known area.

Included Activities

Daily game drives around the crater and escorted hikes along the rim provide wildlife sightings at all speeds, and the distinctive Maasai boma experience enables you to forge genuine connections with the locals of this well-known area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Check-in Lemala Ngorongoro

The Ngorongoro Crater Area
The Ngorongoro Crater Area

Day 6 – 7: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Today, you’ll visit and explore the Serengeti National Park, one of Tanzania’s most famous wildlife viewing areas. It won’t take long for you to wait either. Your journey from Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp to your next lodging, Nyaruswiga Serengeti, is also a game drive because the Ngorongoro Conservation Area borders the Serengeti National Park. Until you reach Nyaruswiga Serengeti, expect this adventure to feel like it is coming to an abrupt end. Only your hosts’ graciousness can compare to the luxury of this magnificent lodge. After your exciting days in the Serengeti, both of which come together to provide the ideal combination for pleasant nights. Spend your two days on safari, which is a highlight of any vacation to Tanzania. You can go on foot, by 4×4 vehicle, or even by air as you soar over the Serengeti in a hot air balloon.

Included Activities

Enjoy daily game drives where you may see Masaai lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, and rhinos. You may also experience a hot air balloon safari or a walking safari with an expert guide.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Check-in Nyaruswiga Serengeti

one nature Nyaruswiga Serengeti
central Serengeti National Park

Day 8: Departure

At the conclusion of your Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari, you wake up probably already daydreaming about your trip home. You will be transported to Seronera Airstrip this morning in preparation for your planned flight to Arusha Airport. Your layover will be made easier at Arusha Coffee Lodge once you arrive safely in Arusha. After lunch, you’ll be driven back to Arusha Airport so that you may catch an aircraft to Kilimanjaro Airport and continue your trip back home.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

End of the 8 Days Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari


  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip
  • Carbon emissions offsetting for your trip


  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare

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