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Get to Know Tanzania Northern Circuit

Experience the best Tanzania has to offer in six must-see conservation areas of the north, either in a small group or on a private guided safari

The northern tourism circuit is by far the most popular safari circuit in Tanzania, comprising most of the must-see destinations in the country. If you’re a first-time visitor to Tanzania, this is where you want to be. The circuit starts in Arusha and includes, from east to west: Arusha National Park at the foot of Mount Meru, Tarangire National Park 110km southwest of the town of Arusha, Manyara Ranch between Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara National Park at the bottom of the Gregory Rift, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (which includes the Ngorongoro caldera, the Empakaai Crater and the southern Serengeti plains of Lake Ndutu), and the Serengeti National Park that stretches north to the Tanzania/Kenya border.

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Why Northern Tanzanian Circuit?

  • Easy access to world famous National Parks
  • Most celebrated safari area in Africa
  • Follow and track the Great Migration
  • Amazing views of Mount Kilimanjaro

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FAQs about Northern Tanzanian Circuit

  • There are many places to watch the wildebeest migration and all the drama it draws, but we recommend the Mara River, the plains of the Masai Mara National Park, and the Ndutu Plains of Tanzania's Serengeti.
  • In Tanzania's Serengeti, the migration usually lasts for 9 months. During August, September, and October, it is most active in Kenya's Masai Mara.
Tanzania has plenty of different accommodation options from self-catering to luxury hotels. The best way to book accommodation in Tanzania is with Discover Africa safaris.

Tanzania is best visited during the dry season, which runs from late June to October and is when you see the wildlife cross predator infested waters in unforgettable numbers.

  • The great migration is all year round. However, the river crossings are from September - October and the Calving season is from late January to early February.
  • The wildebeest migration calving season generally starts in February. During this time, the migratory herds will give birth to newborn calves. Predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah will move into the southern Serengeti to take advantage of the vulnerable calves.
  • The best time to see the wildebeest migration is in August as the herds cross the Nile crocodile-infested Mara River, crossing an international border between Kenya and Tanzania.
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