northern Circuit

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

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Welcome to Serengeti National Park. Here you can see over a million wildebeest and zebras crowd together, hooves kick dust and lions hunt at dawn. So if you want to witness the world’s largest overland migration and the Big Five, this is the place to be. Enjoy one of the most breathtaking natural wonders in Africa. 

Travelling has the capacity to open your eyes so wide and show you a world that you may never have imagined existed. For me it’s a compulsion, it’s an improbable and unforeseeable adventure, which excites me immensely. The people, the culture, the scenery, the language, the smells, the atmosphere…  Everything about visiting a whole new place is just so astounding and character building.  Tanzania is certainly no exception to this rule!

Descriptions

Serengeti National Park

The name ‘Serengeti’ comes from the Maasai language and means an ‘extended place’. The National Park alone covers an area of 13 000 sq km.

The Serengeti ecosystem, which includes the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Grumeti Reserve, the Maswa Game Reserve, the Masai Mara Game reserve (in Kenya) and numerous concession areas, is roughly the size of Sicily. It lies between the shores of Lake Victoria in the west, Lake Eyasi in the south, and the Great Rift Valley to the east.

Great migration

Say the ‘Wildebeest Migration’ and most of you picture grunting wildebeest and zebras crossing rivers. Dust explodes, lions stalk an easy prey, crocodiles and fast flowing wild rivers await the herds.

Hence, the Great Migration is an journey full of danger and only the strongest survive. Enjoy the impressive sights of all those mammals thundering across the plains. It is truly an amazing experience to watch this nature spectacle first-hand.

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NGORONGORO CRATER

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Ngorongoro national park is renowned for its exceptional beauty and unique features along with its perfection in rare wild species. Spend your vacation on 12miles wide and 2,000 feet deep escarpment.Three million years ago there existed a massive super volcano mountain that stood higher and mightier than its neighbor Mt.Kilimanjaro. 

Its glory all around fell when it erupted with a blast so ferocious that it caved in on itself, an implosion creating a caldera spanning a hundred square miles. It is12miles wide and 2,000 feet deep. But its glory returned after a few decades. Over the course of a few years this geologic divot filled with life as it caught pockets of fresh water, developed lush vegetation and got arrival from the wild species.

Destinations:
Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro

Descriptions

Ngorongoro Crater is one among the BIG 5 national parks in Tanzania but also among the 7 wonders of the world. This national park inhabits almost every specie found in the region except giraffes that cannot negotiate with the steep incline down. It is one of the few remaining places that inhabit the rare and highly endangered black rhino.

It is also possible to see lone or bachelor bulls, elephant species, contented prides of lion, resident herd of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, impala, baboons in various species and so much more. Also, the famous Olduvai Gorge is near the crater, a place you can visit to find out where the Leakey family conducted their research for several years.

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LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

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Lake Manyara National Park is a protected area in Tanzania’s Arusha and Manyara Regions, situated between Lake Manyar Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.a and the Great Rift Valley. It is administered by the Tanzania National Parks Authority, and covers an area of 325 km2 (125 sq mi) including about 230 km2 (89 sq mi) lake surface. More than 350 bird species have been observed on the lake.

Descriptions

The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience. From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush junglelike groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy.

Contrasting with the intimacy of the forest is the grassy floodplain and its expansive views eastward, across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Maasai Steppes. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes – some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance.

Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favoured haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Squadrons of banded mongoose dart between the acacias, while the diminutive Kirk’s dik-dik forages in their shade. Pairs of klipspringer are often seen silhouetted on the rocks above a field of searing hot springs that steams and bubbles adjacent to the lakeshore in the far south of the park.

Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s bird life. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.

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TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

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Tarangire National Park is a national park in Tanzania’s Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. It covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles.) The landscape is composed of granitic ridges, river valley, and swamps. Vegetation is a mix of Acacia woodland, Combretum woodland, seasonally flooded grassland, and baobab trees.

Descriptions

Day after day of cloudless skies. The fierce sun sucks the moisture from the landscape, baking the earth a dusty red, the withered grass as brittle as straw. The Tarangire River has shriveled to a shadow of its wet season self. But it is choked with wildlife. Thirsty nomads have wandered hundreds of parched kilometres knowing that here,always, there is water.

Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed.

During the rainy season, the seasonal visitors scatter over a 20,000 sq km (12,500 sq miles) range until they exhaust the green plains and the river calls once more. But Tarangire’s mobs of elephant are easily encountered, wet or dry. The swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.

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ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK

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Arusha National Park is one of the smallest parks in Tanzania, well known for its five distinct vegetation zones. There is a water forest with towering fig and mahogany trees, extensive marshland, stretches of grassland, parklands with acacia trees, and scrubland on the face of the Rift Valley. In spite of its modest size, 137 square kilometer, there is a lot to be seen in this park: the volcanic Ngurdoto crater, with wild animals on the crater floor, the seven lakes of Momella, and Mount Meru the second highest mountain in the country!

Destinations:
Ngurdoto crater, lakes of Momella

Descriptions

Arusha National Park is the only place in Tanzania where you can see black & white guereza monkeys (colobus). Keep an eye on the long, white bushy tail, which is hanging from the trees.

The monkeys are shy, so it is important to be quiet. It is about 55 km from Arusha to the Momella Gate. The roads in the park are steep, so the car must be in a good condition. Hide outs have been created for observation.

Arusha National Park is the only park where you can have a walking safari in the Northern Circuit of Tanzania. The park can be visited year round, but in March and April it takes a 4×4 wheel drive to get around the park

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