Tanzania's Northern Safari Circuit includes some of the most famous and remarkable sights in the world, such as the annual Wildebeest Migration and the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater.
This safari is designed to minimise road journeys and is great for birdwatching, game viewing and for landscapes. Because of the internal flight schedule some time in Zanzibar Stone Town is included - this is ideal for souvenir shopping and if you prefer may be extended to include a beach break.
Day 1: Catch the 9.15 flight from Dar Es Salaam to Saadani National Park. here you will be met at the airstrip and transferred to Saadani Safari Lodge. After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive. Based on the beach this Lodge epitomises bush and beach safaris.
Day 2: Full Day exploring Saadani based at Saadani Safari Lodge. Choose from game drives, walking safari or boat safari.
Day 3: Morning exploring Saadani, Lunch at Saadani Safari Lodge. Catch the Saadani to Zanzibar flight at 17.45. You will be met and transferred to the Chavda Hotel (B&B only).
Day 4: Full day exploring Stone Town, B&B at the Chavda.
Day 5: Fly from Zanzibar to Mikumi at 14.30. You will be met and go on an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mikumi Wildlife Lodge.
Day 6: Full day exploring Mikumi based at Mikumi Wildlife Lodge. This park is great for raptors and big game.
Day 7: Morning game drive, transfer to Hondo Hondo tented Camp in Udzungwa. Here you will stay in an en-suite tented room. The Udzungwas are part of the Eastern Arc range and are superb for primates and birdwatching. This breathtaking ancient forest is an excellent contrast to the savannah habitats you will have already visited.
Day 8: Hike into the forest to the breathtaking 180m Sanje Falls. swim in plunge pools, see endemic primates and African violets. Lunch on top of the falls, based at HH Tented Camp.
Day 9: Activities as you prefer - choose from hiking the Njokamoni or Hidden Valleys trail for the Rufous Winged Sunbird or visit the Kilombero Swamp. Based at Hondo Hondo tented Camp.
Day 10: Morning bird walk, transfer to Mikumi National Park and, after lunch catch the Mikumi to Dar 16.30 flight.
What people say about us
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We had a most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.
United States of America, Sept 2013
We had a really great vacation on the Southern Circuit in Tanzania and wonderfully facilitated by our driver/guide Salim who was really first class - a great representative of Wild Things.
Belgium, Oct 2013
All the Parks visited are really wonderful, especially Ruaha and the "king" Katavi that worth absolutely the long trip (at least in our point of view). Yahaya and Salim are like two friends.
Austria, Jul 2013
We had a wonderful trip. Thanks very much to you, Wild Things and to Abbas for putting together such a memorable safari for us.
United Kingdom, Dec 2013
A very exciting adventure
United Kingdom, Jan 2014
We had a fantastic trip. Your excellent organisation, your guide - Max, was exemplary in every way, were major contributors to this. Many thanks for making ours, a trip of a lifetime.
United Kingdom, Jun 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and we feel that the service you offered was well worth the money we paid. Salim was wonderful. Very interesting to talk to us, and an excellent driver.
United Kingdom, Jan 2013