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Safari in Tanzania – Exploring the Northern Safari Circuit

Safari in Tanzania - Exploring the Northern Safari Circuit

After one week safari in Kenya it was time to explore the best national parks in northern Tanzania, know as the NORTHER SAFARI CIRCUIT. I spent 6 days on safari, across 5 different parks. Here are my impressions and reviews about all of the parks I have visited to help you plan your safari in Tanzania.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire NP is home to maaaany African Elephants, actually it is home to the biggest population of elephant in northern Tanzania! Beside elephants this park is unique by the magnificent, ancient baobab trees that dot the grassland plains in big numbers.

Pros and Cons

  • Biggest population of ELEPHANTS in northern Tanzania
  • Spectacular nature with many BAOBAB TRESS
  • Top general wildlife viewing in the Dry season
  • Excellent birding with many dry-country specials
  • It gets crowded during peak season (June to October)
  • Hard to spot animals in Wet season
  • Hard to spot predators because of thick vegetation

Safari in Tanzania - Exploring the Northern Safari CircuitMagnificent baobab trees in Tarangire NP – typical scene in the park (plus elephants on every corner)

Kad si mali pa se ne znaš čemu služi surla… 🐘😍

Posted by Restless girl on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Isn’t this the sweetest baby ever?

Safari in Tanzania - Exploring the Northern Safari CircuitAmazing giants! If you love elephants don’t miss Tarangire NP

Lake Manyara

One of Tanzania’s smaller parks is home to many birds (during the rains, the lake hosts millions of flamingos) and monkeys. Park is also known for a famous population of tree-climbing lions (although I didn’t see any, I saw a leopard, which is even more amazing, really handsome one).

Pros and Cons

  • Great for money lovers especially BABOONS, so many of them!
  • Stunning scenery – lake and forest side are totally different but equally breathtaking
  • Superb BIRDING and seasonal flamingo flocks
  • Close to Arusha and on route to Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti
  • Small park can be easily covered in half day visit
  • Gets crowded during peak season (June and July and October to April)
  • Hard to spot tree-climbing lions 

Safari in Tanzania - Exploring the Northern Safari CircuitFly me to the moon…

Safari in Tanzania - Exploring the Northern Safari CircuitFlamingos on the lake side

Safari in Tanzania - Exploring the Northern Safari CircuitGiraffe formation

Safari in Tanzania - Exploring the Northern Safari CircuitLook at this Mr. Handsome! He’s got the look!

Ngorongoro Crater

The most beautiful national park in Tanzania is The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world.  It is one of the most beautiful natural wildlife safari sites in the world and a great place to spot the Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo). It is my favorite NP in East Africa and DON’T MISS IT if you are planning your trip to Tanzania, definitely worth a visit, oouu jeah!

“The Ngorongoro Crater and surrounding highlands together form one of Africa’s most beautiful regions. Volcanic craters form stunning backdrops to some of the most fertile and richest grazing grounds in Africa. The most famous such crater is without question Ngorongoro, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and home to the highest density of big game in Africa, including all the big five and plenty of predators. Ngorongoro is justifiably one of the continent’s most famous safari destinations.”

Pros and Cons

  • You can see the Big 5 in one day
  • Top wildlife viewing all year round
  • Superb for spotting predators
  • Black rhino is easily seen
  • Staying on the crater rim offers great views into the crater
  • Cultural visit to a Maasai village is available
  • The crater gets very crowded throughout the year
  • Entrance to the crater is very expensive

Safari in Tanzania - Exploring the Northern Safari CircuitInside the crater, spectacular scenery

Safari in Tanzania - Exploring the Northern Safari CircuitNational Geographic LIVE

Safari in Tanzania - Exploring the Northern Safari CircuitJust chillin’ with my woman, man! Zebras are safe (for now…)

Safari in Tanzania - Exploring the Northern Safari CircuitSunrise in Ngorongoro crater… living for the moments like these!

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti (or “endless plains”), is a region of grasslands and woodlands in Mara Region in Tanzania. Park is most famous for the annual migration of over 2 million wildebeest and zebras from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara Reserve in Kenya.

Blue Wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and buffalos are the animals most commonly found in the region. You can see hundred of them in just few minutes!

The Serengeti offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa, especially if you plan your trip during the summer months when you can witness the migration, something spectacular!

Pros and Cons

  • The annual WILDEBEEST MIGRATION (Late January to August)
  • Top wildlife viewing all year round
  • Endless plains feel like authentic Africa – amazing scenery!
  • Superb for spotting predators
  • Hot air balloon safaris
  • Crowded during peak season (June and July and October to April)
  • Rhino sightings are rare

Safari in Tanzania - Exploring the Northern Safari CircuitSerengeti plains = true Africa

Safari in Tanzania - Exploring the Northern Safari CircuitMy favorite ‘safari photo’ ever! LOVE comes in so many incredible ways…

Safari in Tanzania - Exploring the Northern Safari CircuitWildebeests preparing for migration

Safari in Tanzania - Exploring the Northern Safari CircuitBeautiful giraffe came to say hello to us!

Soon more photos from Tanzania and information about how to plan and organize a safari in Kenya and Tanzania (as cheap as possible!). Stay tuned!

Till then, HAKUNA MATATA dear friends!

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