Northern Circuit

Northern Circuit

The ‘Northern Circuit’ encompasses some of the most famous protected areas in the world. Few people come to Tanzania without wanting to visit Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti to see the Big 5. The annual migration of a million wildebeest is a magnet for visitors year round. But also Tarangire with its huge numbers of elephants in dry season and Lake Manyara with its varied landscapes are surely worth exploring. Arusha national park is mostly visited for climbing Mt Meru or for wildlife viewing from the Kanu on Momella lake. Most people reach the parks by 4×4 and fly back to Arusha, Zanzibar or the Southern and Western parks. Contact us to get suggestions for your perfect safari and for an itinerary quote.

ca 30,000 km2 / 12,000 sq mi

Home to the annual Great Migration of White-bearded gnu and Burchell’s zebra, “Serengeti” means endless plains in the Maasai language.  The ‘Big 5’ can all be seen here as well as approximately 35 other species of plains animals.  Over 500species of birds have been recorded, including Pale Chanting Goshawks and the long-legged Secretary Bird.


Mt Kenya
5,199m / 17,058ft
Highest peak in Kenya
Second highest in Africa

Best walking routes:
Sirimon 5 days
Chogoria 5 days

Best climbing route
Batian 3 – 4 days, UIAA IV

Best time:
June to End of September
January to mid-March


Mt Meru
4565m / 14,977ft
9th or 10th highest mountain of Africa according to definition

Best time:
Mid-May to end of October
Mid-December to mid-March


Oldonyo Lengai, Holy mountain of the Maasai
3,188m / 10,459ft

Best time:
All year round
Approach only with 4×4

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