Tanzania, the land of beauty and tranquility. Our journey took us along the famous northern circuit starting in Arusha. We first headed towards Lake Manyara and Taragire N.P. Followed by the Ndutu Area in the southwestern part of the Serengeti before entering the National Park. We finished by driving into Ngorongoro Crater and a relaxing overnight stay at a local farm. With so many impression to share I divided the footage into 5 sections, including the part from Arusha at the bottom. I hope you enjoy it.
Tarangire National Park
This easy accessible park scores with lush green landscapes, tons of impressive elephants and giraffes amongst and abundance of game, not to forget the friendly grey langurs, mostly known as black-faced monkeys.
Ndutu is very special in its own way. Remote and overseen by many, it offers the best of the migration during the January/February timeframe witnessing hundreds of thousands of animals moving along. Staying a few days completely in the wilderness, hearing lions and hyenas roar all night in one of the few camps is just amazing.
Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The Serengeti is like the icing on the cake but it comes with more human trace like a small village and even an airstrip. However one can see literally all animals including the rare cheetahs and leopards. This is only topped by the legendary acadia trees giving away the serendipity of East Africa.
Ngorongoro crater packs all of East Africa into a small concentrated area. The caldera of the extinct volcano measures only about 17km in diameter and is the only larger caldera not mostly covered by a lake. We ended the safari with staying at Gibb’s Farm, just outside of the crater, an organic coffee farm and lodge with magnificent views and experience, a must see!
Arusha, a pleasant place to start and finish a safari adventure. Situated at the base of Mount Meru, offers a nice dive into Tanzanian life including a special treat of torrential rains at the local airfield 😂.