The Northern Circuit, as it is commonly known, incorporates Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro and the famous Serengeti. It’s easily accessible both by air and road and safaris will often start in the bustling town of Arusha.
As well as being a superb safari destination, northern Tanzania also boasts the two most climbed mountains in Tanzania, Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru. With Kili having an international airport and Arusha a domestic one, all your flying needs can be catered for, and it’s also possible to organize a safari by road, the longer drives between locations are part of the adventure.
The remoteness of these parks does come with a price-tag but we think it’s well worth it as you explore a more untouched Tanzania with a pioneering feel.
You need to spend at least three nights here, to justify the cost of getting there, and then perhaps combine it with a visit to Mahale or Gombe seeing as you have made it this far – that really would be the trip of a lifetime, particularly if you are interested in primates.
Then there are the islands which include the spice island of Zanzibar, or you can go more remote and head off to Pemba, Mafia or Fanjove. Depending on what you want to do, be it laze on the beach, swim in the ocean, dive, snorkel or scuba-dive – there is bound to be an island that is just the ticket.