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NORTHERN CIRCUIT
Plan Your Vacation: Tanzania Tours, Safaris, Great Migration Packages, and Travel Information
Northern Tanzania is dominated by Mount Kilimanjaro. This mountain, with its 5,895 meters, is the highest mountain in Africa and even the largest freestanding mountain in the world. Lonely rising from the plains, with eternally white mountain tops and often surrounded by clouds, Mount Kilimanjaro is one of Africa’s most classic images. It is an unforgettable experience in just a few days from the cultivated fields at the base, through tropical rainforest, savannah and barren plains with eternal snow to reach the top. The views are breathtaking and the road will remain forever etched in your memory.
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SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania was established in 1952. It is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth - the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. There’s a wide variety of accommodation available, from luxury lodges to mobile camps. The park covers 5,700 sq miles, (14,763 sq km), it’s larger than Connecticut, with at most a couple hundred vehicles driving around.

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NGORONGORO CRATER

The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Sometimes described as an ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the Crater has achieved world renown, attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors each year. You are unlikely to escape other vehicles here, but you are guaranteed great wildlife viewing in a genuinely mind-blowing environment. There is nowhere else in Africa quite like Ngorongoro!

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LAKE MANYARA

The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara is home to an incredible array of bird life that thrives on its brackish waters. Pink flamingo stoop and graze by the thousands colourful specks against the grey minerals of the lake shore. Yellow-billed storks swoop and corkscrew on thermal winds rising up from the escarpment, and herons flap their wings against the sun-drenched sky. Even reluctant bird-watchers will find something to watch and marvel at within the national park.

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tarangire national park

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.

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ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK

With an area of 137 sq. km, Arusha National Park is one of the smaller and most beautiful National Parks in Tanzania. Situated only 37 km from Arusha town, the park is very popular for day trips. The Ngurdoto Crater, Momela Lakes, the highland montane forest, and the rugged Mount Meru (4575 m above sea level) are the four distinctive features of the park. Mt. Kilimanjaro, towering at 5895 m to the east, can be visible on clear days from many locations in the park.

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KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK

Kilimanjaro National Park is a national park located in Moshi, 128 kilometers from Arusha. It is located at Mount Kilimanjaro. known as the ‘roof’ of Africa and covers an area of 753 km². Located just three degrees below the equator with snow and glaciers that are the highlight and less than five kilometers high can be seen from more than 140 kilometers on a clear day. Kilimanjaro park is surrounded by tropical rainforest. .