NORTHERN CIRCUIT

The northern circuit is the most frequented by tourists for two reasons : most of the destinations are fairly close to each other and many of Tanzania’s most famous sights, such as Ngorongoro crater, the Serengeti and Mount Kilimanjaro are all a part of this circuit.

 

Due to the fact that all the parks,  town and attractions are within easy reach of one another, we can tour the entire circuit by vehicle with only a couple of hours in between destinations.

The Serengeti National Park is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions. It is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodile big cats and honey badger.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a protected area and a World Heritage Site located 180 km (110 mi) west of Arusha in  Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area. 

 Land in the conservation area is multi-use and unique because it is the only conservation area in Tanzania that protects wildlife while allowing human habitation.

Approximately 25,000 large animals, mostly  live in the caldera. The big five mammals can be seen easily.

Rising from the savannah of East Africa to the staggering height of 5895m, not only is Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa but it is also the tallest free-standing mountain on earth. Conquering its unmistakable snow capped peak has been the dream of keen trekkers as well as seasoned mountaineers for decades.

 There are seven major routes used to climb Kilimanjaro.

Lake Manyara National Park is a Tanzanian national park located both in Arusha Region and Manyara Region along rift valley escapement.

Lake Manyara National Park is known for the flamingos that inhabit the lake on wet season and tree climbing lions.

The park is home of different species of Monkeys.

The National Park is located in Manyara Region. Though it seemed to be a “forgotten paradise”, you will enjoy the impressive beauty of huge Baobab trees and old Acacia trees, numerous elephants, buffaloes, lions, zebras, wildebeest and more than 300 birds species.

Don’t overlook the tiny Arusha National Park. You’ll find three distinct areas within the park : the forest that surrounds the Ngurdoto Crater, the brightly coloured pools of the Momella Lakes, and the soaring peaks of Mt. Meru.

Just a 20-minutes drive away from Arusha, in the shadow of Mount Meru lays, a crater lake.

 

The lake itself also provides the perfect habitat for water birds and Duluti is claimed to have up to 130 different species.

A day excursion to Lake Duluti from Arusha can be day filled with activity and wonder.

The area around Lake Natron is home to some wildlife, you might see the occasional giraffes or  zebras. The lake is full of millions of Cyanobacteria, italso supports a vast population of Spirulina, a blue-green algae with red pigments, on which the large population of Lesser Flamingoes feed on.

This area is inhabited by small groups of bushmen – the Hadzabe and Watindiga who live in groups hunting with bow, arrows and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits much as humankind lived in the Stone Age.

The Mkomazi National Park is a spectacular wilderness. This National park offers dry-country reserve of grey-green nyika bushancient baobab trees and isolated rocky hills. The animals, too, are typical of the arid nyika. Giraffe, oryx, gerenuk, hartebeest, lesser kudu, eland, elephant, buffalo, and numerous predators.

 Explore Tanzania off the beaten track as you come along hillside farms nestled between the mountains and lush green rainforest. Experience the real farm life of Tanzania.

Situated near the Kenyan border, the bustling town of Arusha stands in the foothills of Mount Meru. The region is a gate way to the most famous destinations in Tanzania.

Kilimanjaro Region is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions. Its lays on the foot of mount Kilimanjaro.

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