Tanzania in East Africa is one of the world’s best safari destinations, offering grasslands and Savannah peppered with acacias and vast lakes, a snow-topped peak, and a wealth of wildlife. The Serengeti and the Great Wildebeest Migration are the most famous, but there are lots more things to do on safari on the Northern Circuit, Tanzania.

The northern tourism circuit is by far the most popular safari circuit in Tanzania, comprising most of the must-see destinations in the country. If you’re a first-time visitor to Tanzania, this is where you want to be. The circuit starts in Arusha and includes, from east to west: Arusha National Park at the foot of Mount Meru, Tarangire National Park 110 km southwest of the town of Arusha, Manyara Ranch between Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara National Park at the bottom of the Gregory Rift, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (which includes the Ngorongoro caldera, the Empakaai Crater and the southern Serengeti plains of Lake Ndutu), and the Serengeti National Park that stretches north to the Tanzania/Kenya border.

Since Tanzania is a vast country, it’s hard to do and see everything on a single two-week safari. That’s why it’s generally divided into two: the popular Northern Circuit that includes Serengeti and Ngorongoro, and the less visit Southern Circuit, which includes the Ruaha and Selous national parks. Here’s a guide to some highlights of a Northern Circuit safari.

Best Season:July, August, September, October, November, December
Popular Location: Ngorongoro Crater, Manyara National Park,

    Kikuletwa (Chemka) Hot Springs

    Tanzania Safari

    Kikuletwa (Chemka) Hot Springs Maji Moto, known locally as Kikuletwa Hotsprings, is paradisiac oasis amidst the Tanzanian savannah, offers captivating, Bounty-styled views, crystal-clean water and dense vegetation around. Located in…

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      9 Days Lemosho Route

      Mountain Trekking

      This Western Approach starts at a higher altitude and is a longer route providing a more gradual ascent with more time to acclimatize. This is the least travelled route, allowing…

      from $ 3,750

        7 Days Machame Route

        Mountain Trekking

        The second most popular option among the climbers, Machame route, also known as “the Whiskey Route”, offers a wide variety of views, landscapes and experiences. The starting point of the…

        from $ 3,750

          6 Days Rongai Route

          Mountain Trekking

          Rongai is the only route starting on the northern slope of Kilimanjaro. Though this part of the Mountain is rarely visited by hikers, it is not less interesting than the…

          from $ 3,750
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          7 Days Budget Safari

          Budget Safari, Tanzania Safari

          The Tanzania Budget Safari to Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater allows you to discover two the most popular destinations in the North of Tanzania just in three days with camping accommodation…

          from $ 1,877$ 1,299
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          7 Days Family Safari

          Family Safari, Tanzania Safari

          Tanzania safari lodges seldom include kids’ clubs, but the amazing wildlife and environment, combined with safari activities designed for children, will make a handful of safari camps and beach lodges…

          from $ 1,877$ 1,299