Kilimanjaro Brothers will pick you up and transfer you to designation Hotels. Pick up on arriving airport and drop off is included on our package. We arrange also other group transport if required.
Tanzania safari wildlife safari prices depending on the number of people in trip, how many days of safari and the level of comfort or luxury.
Our packages covers-Professional and experienced English speaking safari guide
-Park entrance fee
-New 4×4 Toyota land cruiser with a pop up roof.
-Food as per itinerary
-Water for drinking
-Pick up on your hotel &Transfers.
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We ensure everyone gets a window seat. All of our Safari vehicles are 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers that takes 4 people, if 6 including a driver and a safari guide for the extended ones.
Northern Circuit’ safari of northern Tanzania offers some of the world’s most diverse, beautiful, amazing safari experience.
The Northern Circuit Parks, including Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Arusha and Kilimanjaro offer some of the most exhilarating safaris in the premier wildernesses of Tanzania. They can be visited all the year round but get heaving at peak times.
Millions of wildebeest, zebra and other ungulates, brave predators and swollen rivers, drought and exhaustion on their annual Great Migration, followings the rains from their mass calving in southern Ndutu from December on wards, and baby drops peaking by February in a three week birthing marathon, to the distant northern Mara River from July to October. During the other months from March to June, you can also follow their epic journey through south central to western Serengeti and then north where the cross over to the Masai Mara in Kenya
Serengeti National Park.
The great Serengeti wildebeest migration is the movement of vast numbers of the Serengeti’s wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant’s gazelle, Thompson’s gazelle, eland and impala. These move in an annual pattern which is fairly predictable. They migrating throughout the year, constantly seeking fresh grazing and, it’s now thought, better quality water.
The best time to visit Serengeti wildebeest migration
Wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park is good throughout the year, but certain areas are better at specific times. The Dry season (from late June to September) offers the best wildlife viewing in general- with the wildebeest migration as its absolute highlight. The timing of the migration varies every year (the best chance of seeing it is during June and July) while the wildebeest calving is from late January to February.
Best Places to View Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti.
Serengeti National Park in Tanzania offers one of the most unique safari experiences in the world. In the Serengeti, every game drive is a unique experience. The horizon on the other hand brings new, exciting and unexpected wildlife encounters. During the great migration, it is important to know the best areas to encounter wildebeest migration in Serengeti. We have compiled some of the best areas within Serengeti to view the great migration. Because Serengeti it divided into five distinct regions that are Northern, central southern, East and west Serengeti. Most of these areas have permanent lodges and camps for guests’ accommodation.
Northern Serengeti is best described as the most scenic portion of the Serengeti plains. The migration takes place here between June and August when the great herds of wildebeest and zebras are migrating through the area from the Serengeti crossing over Maasai Mara. Additionally, you can see the migration here from December to March, when the animals are moving from the Masai Mara to northern Serengeti.
In Northern Serengeti, stay close to Lobo Valley, the upper Grumeti Woodlands, around Mara River or the Lamia Triangle to easily spot the herd alongside other wildlife like elephants and lions.
Best Place to Stay: Serengeti Migration Camp located next to Grumeti River.
Southern Serengeti, Naabi Hill Gate, which is the park’s main entrance is located here. Game viewing within the area is quite minimal, but is relatively high between December and March. This is the wildebeest calving season. It is also an excellent time to see predators in action.
The best areas within the south to see the wildebeest migration is at the Triangle, Hidden Valley, Lake Ndutu, Kusini Plains, Olduvai Gorge and Matiti Plains.
Best place to stay: Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge located within Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Seronera River Valley in central Serengeti marks the boundary between the plains of the southern region and the woodland hills of the northern region. It is one of the richest ecosystems in the park, and it is home to wildlife from both habitats.
Most of the park’s permanent lodges and camps are located here because this region is wildlife-rich throughout the year. Best place to view the wildebeest migration in this part of the plains include Seronera Valley, Moru Kopjes, Seronera River, and Turners Spring among other places.
Best place to stay: Serengeti Pioneer Camp, which is located close to Moru Kopjes.
The Western corridor of the Serengeti stretches west from the Seronera area in the central Serengeti to Lake Victoria Basin. If you plan to tour the west, late November would be the best time to view the migration in Serengeti plains. Watch out for the action during the dry season, as the migration’s route takes the herd across the region’s Grumeti River.
Go for game drives around Ruwana Plains, Lower Gurumeti and Mbalageti River Valley and watch a variety of wildlife like lions, hyenas and crocodiles among others.
Best place to stay: Kirawira Serena Camp is located on the Western corridor of Serengeti National Park.
To the East of Serengeti Park is Ngorongoro Crater. Safaris within this part of the Serengeti plains are best done between November and December. During the wet months, tourists within the Eastern Serengeti spot cheetahs and hyenas.
If you are in the eastern areas of the plains, the best places to view the wildebeest migration in Serengeti are Nasera Rock, Olkarien Gorge and Lake Natron.
Best place to stay: Kleins Camp is perched on the edge of the Kuka Hills
Calving Season in the Serengeti
Each year the Serengeti plays host to hundreds of thousands of animals during the migration. In June and July wildebeest make their way across the Grumeti River moving northwest in the park, a sight that easily tops the bucket lists of many travelers. By December, the herds have started to make their way back down south to the southern Serengeti to feed on the short green grasses of the plains. By late January and early February, perhaps the greatest spectacle of the Serengeti takes place with the wildebeest calving season. Approximately 8,000 young wildebeest are born every single day during the peak of the season. There truly is nothing that compares to seeing a baby wildebeest take off running just minutes after being born.
Along with the overwhelming numbers of calves born come the predators. During calving season, the Southern Serengeti and Western Ngorongoro Conservation area host the highest concentration of predators in Africa. Lions, hyenas, and cheetahs show up in large numbers to patrol the grasses, waiting for the perfect time to make a kill. But an easy kill isn’t always guaranteed. Female wildebeest instinctively know to head to the short grass plains so that they can see approaching predators. There they form a barricade around birthing mothers to protect them and the young when they are the most vulnerable, during birth, ensuring the majority of the young survive.
Traveling to the Serengeti during calving season promises an exciting adventure full of wonder and plenty of action. The hunting of young wildebeest by large cats is part of nature, and during the few weeks of calving season, you’re sure to see some magnificent kills, especially from the agile cheetahs.
There are several great properties in the southern Serengeti and Ndutu areas that allow you to stay close to the action. Mobile migration camps follow the herds throughout the year and position themselves close to the wildebeest during calving season. With tents of wood and canvas, they offer a true “Out of Africa” authentic luxury safari experience with the promise to see exceptional game and predator activity.
If a mobile-tented camp is your preference, we recommend Olakira Camp, located in the Ndutu region of the southern Serengeti, Ubuntu Camp, positioned close to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Kimondo Camp, set deep in the southern Serengeti with views of a permanent waterhole. Each camp offers eight guest tents with en-suite bathrooms and a common area for meals and relaxing between game drives. From your private verandah or terrace, enjoy your morning cup of tea or coffee while keeping your eyes open for game.
If you’re looking for a permanent lodge in the area, consider Mwiba Lodge, one of our favorite properties in the southern Serengeti. It’s located in the Mwiba Wildlife Reserve in the greater southern Serengeti and overlooks a rocky gorge on the Arugusinyai River. Lush botanical, ancient coral and acacia trees, and 33 freshwater springs surround the lodge. Eight double suites are elegantly decorated with linen sofas, ornate wood carved furniture, and neutral tones of creams, tans, charcoals, and black. Rooms are open with retreat-like bathrooms with large soaking tubs, outdoor showers, and copper fixtures. A large deck looks out over the stunning landscape. From Mwiba Lodge, excursions can head into the heart of the calving area to see the phenomenon up close.
Beyond game drive, Mwiba offers a wide range of activities including bush walks on the Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, cultural village tours, and rock art tours.
Whether you choose to stay in a luxury lodge or a mobile-tented camp, you can be certain that game viewing during the calving season is one of the best times to be in Africa.
Arusha National Park
The Arusha National Park, a small (137 sq km) but beautiful African park, is the closest Tanzanian National Wildlife Park to both the famous “safari town” of Arusha (29 km), as well as the Kilimanjaro International Airport, thus making it ideal for day safaris, even from Moshi (65 km). Not only is the wildlife in the Arusha National Park abundant, but it is also one of the most beautiful and topographically varied game reserves in Tanzania. The African Arusha National Park’s three most significant features include the rugged Mount. Meru (Tanzania’s second highest peak at 4566m), the notably different coloured Momela Lakes, and the 3km wide Ngurdoto Crater, which was formed about fifteen million years ago! The varied and beguiling animals and flora found in this game reserve are mainly determined by the different altitude and geography of these 3 “zones”.
Attraction in Arusha National Park.
Arusha national park with 542 sq km inhabited with various wildlife species include black and white colobus monkey, zebra, giraffes, warthog, water-buck, baboons, buffaloes and colorful varieties of bird species include flamingos, trogon, goose, ibis, pelican, stork, duck and cormorant.
With Montane forest vegetation, swamps, waterfalls, mountain Meru, open grassland and shallow lakes the park offers different activities include game viewing, nature walking, canoeing safari, bird watching, mountain climbing and trekking.
Mount Meru, the fifth highest African mountain forms part of the Arusha National Park, and is a recommended 4-day climb. One of Africa’s most rewarding climbs, offering spectacular scenery, and guaranteed wildlife animals encounters on its forested slopes. The summit cone features a stunning asymmetric caldera complete with an ash cone in the crater.
This crater, located inside the Arusha National Park and stretching 3 km across, is a steep-sided bowl, surrounded by river-rine forest, while the crater floor is a lush swamp. The crater with its many visible animal trials, provides a natural sanctuary to many African animals, including elephant, African buffalo, a variety of monkeys and baboons, as well as birds like hamerkop, spur-winged geese and herons. It is however unfortunately prohibited to descend down to the bottom of the crater. To the west of the crater lies Serengeti Ndogo or “Little Serengeti”, consisting of an extensive grassland plain and it is one of the few places in the game reserve, where Zebra can be encountered.
The Momela lakes, also located inside the Arusha National Park, are shallow alkaline lakes and are made up of seven lakes, being big Momela, small Momela, El Kekhotoito, Kusare, Rishateni, Lekandiro and Tulusia. All seven lakes are mainly fed by separate underground water sources. Due to the varying mineral content of these underground sources, each lake supports a different type of algae growth, resulting in uniquely differently colored lakes. Because these lakes are alkaline, the water is not utilized by animals for drinking, but they do however attract a wide variety of African bird life, particularly flamingos.
Accommodation found in Arusha National Park (lodges and camps)
There are several tented camps and luxury lodges available around the Arusha National Park.
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania, it is located in 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. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras. During the dry season thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas.
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, Commiphora-Combretum woodland, seasonally flooded grassland, and Baobab trees.
The park is famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. Visitors to the park in the June to November dry season can expect to see large herds of thousands of zebra, wildebeest and cape buffalo. Other common resident animals include waterbuck, giraffe, dik dik, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, velvet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon. Predators in Tarangire include African lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog.
Home to more than 550 bird species, the park is a haven for bird enthusiasts.
The park is also famous for the termite mounds that dot the landscape. Those that have been abandoned are often home to dwarf mongoose.
In 2015, a giraffe that is white due to laicism was spotted in the park. Current wildlife research projects in the park include the Tarangire Elephant Project, Tarangire Lion Project, and Maasai Giraffe Conservation Demography Project.
Tarangire National Park can be reached via paved road south from Arusha
The best time to visit tarangire National park are the middle and end of the Dry season, from late June to October, is the best time for wildlife viewing in Tarangire National park. Most of the animals migrate out of the park during the Wet season and wildlife viewing is considerably less good.
Scenery of Tarangire National Park.
The park’s dominant feature is the Tarangire River. Although it gets very dry, the park is relatively thickly vegetated with acacia shrubs and mixed woodland. Most memorable of which are the huge baobab trees dotted around in big numbers.
Tarangire: the game driving at Tarangire National Park.
During the dry months the concentration of animals around the Tarangire River is almost as diverse and reliable as in the Ngorongoro Crater. However, the ecosystem here is balanced by a localised migration pattern that is followed by the majority of game that resides in and around the park. Show me more.
There are the activities conducted in Tarangire as the following;
The main activity in Tarangire is daytime game driving, however, staying outside the park makes walking and night safari a possibility. There are no boat safaris on the rivers here but Oliver’s Camp offers adventurous fly camping trips and very good walking safaris. Both Oliver’s Camp and Swala have recently started night safaris within the park itself. Ask us for more information as the regulations here seem to change every year!
The best time to visit Tarangire National Park.
The game viewing from July though to October is exceptional but for the remainder of the year the majority of game migrates out of the park, into the floor of the Rift Valley and to the grazing grounds of the Masai steppe. As a result, we would advise visitors not to expect high concentrations of game in the off season months, but would still recommend travelling here to those who want to avoid the crowds.
Tarangire National park accommodation.
There are many lodges that surround the border of Tarangire but we have always believed that staying in the park itself is the right choice. Swala and Oliver’s Camp are the top end choices in the park, with Oliver’s offering very good value for money considering the quality of accommodation on offer. Tarangire Treetops is located outside the park but it’s beautiful rooms are raised up into ancient baobab trees, making it, without any doubt, one of Tanzania’s most unique properties. Swala tented camp is the among of the tent found in the park
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake manyara National Park is a Tanzanian national park located both in Arusha Region and Manyara Region, Tanzania. The two administrative regions have no jurisdiction over the parks. The park is governed by the Tanzania National Parks Authority. The majority of the land area of the park is a narrow strip running between the Gregory Rift wall to the west and Lake Manyara, an alkaline or soda-lake, to the east.
The park consists of 330 km2 (130 sq mi) of arid land, forest, and a soda-lake which covers as much as 200 km2 (77 sq mi) of land during the wet season but is nearly nonexistent during the dry season.
Attraction on Lake Manyara National Park.
Lake Manyara has a big number of elephants, so many giraffes; zebras, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, and warthog, small known shy Kik’s dik dik as well as Klipspringer along the ramps of the escarpment. Leopards are hosted within the broken forests and escarpment, healthy lions that are widely known for their tree climbing pranks. This used to be a special character of the park which is not the case today. Regarded as Africa’s largest, huge herds of baboons are expected by most of the travelers.
Location of Lake Manyara National Park.
Lake Manyara National Park is located 126 km (78 mi) south west of Arusha and can be reached by car in an hour and a half. The park can also be reached easily from Babati the capital of Manyara Region. The park is also very close to Tarangire National Park There is also an airport, Lake Manyara Airport (LKY), located at the top of the rift wall.
Best Time to Visit Lake Manyara Safaris.
Watching wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park is good all year long, but at its best from late June to September, during the Dry season.
Ngorongoro conservation area.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a protected area and a World Heritage Site located 180 km (110 mi) west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area. The conservation area is administered by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, an arm of the Tanzanian government, and its boundaries follow the boundary of the Ngorongoro Division of the Arusha Region.
It has been reported in 2009 that the government authority has proposed a reduction of the population of the conservation area from 65,000 to 25,000. There are plans being considered for 14 more luxury tourist hotels, so people can access “the unparalleled beauty of one of the world’s most unchanged wildlife sanctuaries,
Ngorongoro is one of the most beautiful natural wildlife safari sites in the world and an exceptional place to interact with people from the Maasai tribe.
The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera, The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, is 610 meters (2,000 feet) deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometers (100 square miles). Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from 4,500 to 5,800 meters (14,800 to 19,000 feet) high. The elevation of the crater floor is 1,800 meters (5,900 feet) above sea level. The Crater was voted by Seven Natural Wonders as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa in Arusha, Tanzania in February 2013.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers a huge area and includes, alongside its eponymous famous crater, the archaeological site at Olduvai Gorge, huge expanses of highland plains, scrub bush, and forests that cover approximately 8300 square kilometers. Ngorongoro is a protected area, and only indigenous tribes such as the Masaai are allowed to live within its borders.
Lake Ndutu and Masek, both alkaline soda lakes, are home to rich game populations, and surrounded by peaks and extinct volcanoes, which create a stunning backdrop, completing the conservation area’s unique and beautiful landscape. The crater, actually a type of collapsed volcano called a caldera, is of course the main attraction. For many, the drive into the center of the Crater is the highlight of their Tanzania safari. After a beautiful descent down the crater rim, passing lush rain-forest and thick vegetation, the flora opens to grassy plains that spread across the crater floor.
The game viewing is truly incredible, and the topography and views of the surrounding Crater Highlands out of this world.
We recommending to using the company using company that have policy on environmental conservation, in which their guides are responsible and understood the value of conservation.
Kilimanjaro Brothers has been education on environmental training and better practice ecological conscious decisions.
Cheapest tour operators thus attract customer by cheapest price and thus expect poor service as well make burden to guides on depending on tips.
Operator that are using very old safari vehicles make environmental degradation through the discharging smoke and emission
Kilimanjaro brothers have make a step forward, we develop more sustainable business and using New Land curser Toyota safari vehicle with new engine with regular maintained to control emission.
Ngorongoro crater day trip with Kilimanjaro Brothers gives you the best chance to explore the Ngorongoro crater full day. A day trip to Ngorongoro crater can start and end in Moshi or Arusha.
The Ngorongoro day trip package includes Crater service, park fee, Lunch in a Toyota land cruiser and profession driver guide. Wake up early at 6.00 am for early breakfast and drive to Ngorongoro crater descent into the crater for a wonderful game drive with picnic lunch)within Ngorongoro Crater on world Heritage site holding a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals. As only very few of those migrate in and out of crater with its 2000 ft, high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species.
The crater is also home of the rare black rhino almost extinct in Tanzania. With a bit of luck you will see the “Big Five” during the game drive. Overnight Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge and late hours driven back and drop off in aiport or Moshi/Arusha
Drive to Ngorongoro crater descent into the crater for a wonderful game drive with picnic lunch) within Ngorongoro Crater on world Heritage site holding a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals. As only very few of those migrate in and out of crater with its 2000 ft, high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. The crater is also home of the rare black rhino almost extinct in Tanzania.
Included in the price.
Professional and experienced English speaking safari guide
Park entrance fee
New 4×4 Toyota land cruiser with a pop up roof.
Food as per itinerary
Water for drinking
Transfer and drop of aiport/on hotel
Excluded in the price:
Pack packs with without flames is better and suitcases. Those luggage may be packed on back or in the roof rack of safari 20 Kg ( 44 Lbs) are maximum weight.
Typical day in a Safari starts early in the morning with breakfast, fullday game drive and dinner.
Early start with breakfast in which Tea, biscuits and fruits which is served at 6.30 am followed by morning game drives. This generally the best sport to see animals return from a night of hunting. You will continue with 3 to 4 hours of game while animals are still active. Typical day in Safari,Safari Serengeti typical day, Serengeti Manyara.
Lunch can be a lunch box on picnic sites or on lodges/ tented camps eats drinks and rest. Lunch, rest and continues with evening game drive around 3 pm.
Evening is the best time to see animals. Predatory animals begin to stir, they prey become more active. You will return to the lodge around 6.30 pm for shower and dinner.
Usually saved in evening at the camp or on lodges dining area with large fire under the star.
In Northern part of Serengeti, Manyara and Tarangire you may have opportunity to have a night game drive. A nigh game drive will give you a different perspective of the bush and unforgettable memories in Africa Bush.
Security precaution on safari.
Be sure to follow the tips for safety precautions in Tanzanian safaris, so as to have safe and enjoyable moments during your safari.
People in Tanzania are very good and polite but still you have to be careful when you are around the city center with valuable things and big camera hanging around on your neck. Never walk at night alone instead it’s better to use transport, your local guides or nearby hotel.
Make sure you record a number of your passport, airline tickets, traveler checks and credit cards and keep them in a safe place.It is extremely rare for incidents to occur and always your professional guide is there to ensure your safety. Below are the tips to ensure your safety during safaris.
Always follow your guide’s instructions and guidelines.
Stay in the car during game drives except at designated areas where you are allowed to get out of the car.
Never walk off far to a bush it’s better to ask for advice from your guide about where to go
Don’t stand up in the car, hang out of the window or sit on the roof.
Don’t drive too close to animals if you are on a self-drive safari.
Stay close to your guide and group on a walking safari and always walk in single file.
Watch where you put your feet while walking in the bush.
Bright color clothes are not suitable for game view. Take a comfortable clothes and huts and sun for Tanzania safari.