The well-established ‘Northern Circuit’ safari of northern Tanzania offers some of the world’s most diverse safari experiences, consisting of National Parks, game reserves, conservation areas and private concessions. Among these are the world-famous and iconic Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, and of course their less well-known neighbours, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park.
Northern Tanzania is a land of superlatives, from Africa’s highest mountain to one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet. But Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti are mere starting points to so many journeys of a lifetime. Mt Meru is Kilimanjaro’s rival in both beauty and the challenge of climbing it, while the Crater Highlands could be Africa’s most haunting landscape. When it comes to wildlife, there’s Tarangire’s baobab-and-elephant kingdom, Lake Manyara’s tree-climbing lions and the flamingos of Lake Natron. And venturing down into Ngorongoro’s crater can feel like returning to earth’s first morning.
Tanzania’s northern safari circuit is the most celebrated safari area in Africa. Home to the world-famous Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, and the lesser known parks of Lake Manyara and Tarangire, the sheer concentration of Africa’s big game in this area is phenomenal.