Lake Hopping Safari

Classic Game Drive Safari

Explore the National Parks of the Northern Circuit in Tanzania during an 11-day safari adventure.

During this safari holiday, you can explore the lakes and their beautiful environments, such as the alkaline lakes in Arusha National Park, Lake Natron, Lake Ndutu and Lake Manyara. Our guide will be ready to tell you everything you wish to know about the nature, culture and wildlife of Tanzania.

Trip summary

  • Day 1: Pick-up from the airport or in Arusha, the tourism capital of Tanzania.
 Overnight at Africa Safari Arusha
  • Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Arusha National Park. Overnight at Africa Safari Lake Manyara
  • Day 3: Full Day Game Drive Lake Manyara National Park – road trip to Lake Natron
. Overnight at Africa Safari Lake Natron
  • Day 4: Visit the Ngare Sero Waterfalls and the Hominid footprints.
 Overnight at Africa Safari Lake Natron
  • Day 5: Flamingo Lake Walk 
 Overnight at Africa Safari Maasai Boma
  • Day 6: Full Day Game Drive Ngorongoro Pololeti Game Reserve.
 Overnight at Africa Safari Maasai Boma
  • Day 7: Full Day Game Drive Serengeti National Park. Overnight at Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma
  • Day 8: Full Day Game Drive Serengeti National Park. Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari.
 Overnight at Africa Safari South Serengeti
  • Day 9: Full Day Game Drive Ngorongoro Crater
. Overnight at Africa Safari Karatu
  • Day 10: Full Day Game Drive Tarangire National Park.
 Overnight at Africa Safari Arusha
  • Day 11: Transfer from Arusha Safari Arusha to the airport


Let the safari adventure begin!

After we have picked you up from the airport, you will spend the night at Africa Safari Arusha. Arusha is the tourism capital of Tanzania, and the perfect place to start your safari adventure. Located in the heart of Tanzania, Arusha is not only a vibrant city but also the tourism capital of the country. Its strategic location makes it the ideal starting point for your Lake Hopping Safari adventure.


Explore the home of Mount Meru, Alkaline Lakes and many birdlife.

Enjoy a game drive in Arusha National Park. Spend the night in Africa Safari Lake Manyara, surrounded by wildlife and located right next to the lake. This park is a dream for nature enthusiasts, boasting breathtaking landscapes, alkaline lakes, and an impressive diversity of birdlife. Keep your camera at the ready as you capture unforgettable moments in this National Park.


Admire the beautiful environment and wildlife surrounded by Lake Manyara

Explore the large ecological variety of Lake Manyara National Park during a full-day game drive and get the chance to spot the unique famous tree-climbing lions. During a full-day game drive, immerse yourself in the wonders of nature as you navigate the park’s lush forests, open grasslands, and the shimmering expanse of Lake Manyara itself. Enjoy a road trip to Lake Natron and spend the night at Africa Safari Lake Natron.


Visit the Ngare Sero Waterfalls and Hominid Footprints

Embark on an exhilarating adventure as you hike up to the majestic Ngare Sero waterfalls, a hidden gem nestled amidst the verdant landscapes of Tanzania. Feel the rush of excitement as you explore the rugged terrain, immersing yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Enjoy a hike up to the Ngare Sero waterfalls, where you will get the chance to take a refreshing swim. Visit the Hominid Footprints and follow the steps of our ancestors. Spend the night at Africa Safari Lake Natron.


Lake Natron, the breeding spot for millions of Lesser Flamingos

Enjoy a Flamingo Walk and walk up to Lake Natron with a Maasai Guide, learn everything you need to know and admire the beauty of the surroundings. Accompanied by our knowledgeable guide, unravel the secrets of this unique ecosystem and gain a deeper understanding of the vibrant flamingo population that calls this place home. Marvel at the sight of these graceful birds. Learn about the delicate balance between nature and the Maasai way of life. Spent the night in Africa Safari Maasai Boma.


Explore the Pololeti Game Reserve

Much wildlife can be seen during a drive through the Pololeti Game Reserve, such as hunting lions, roaming elephants, grazing buffalo, running antelope and more. As you travel through the untamed landscapes of the reserve, be prepared for encounters with a diverse array of wildlife. Spend the night in Africa Safari Maasai Boma, and experience the Maasai way of living in a comfortable way. As the night falls and the stars illuminate the vast African sky, gather around a crackling campfire, where stories are shared, melodies are sung, and the spirit of the Maasai comes alive.


Admire the endless plains of the Serengeti

Enjoy a full-day game drive in the world-famous Serengeti National Park. Keep your camera handy for the many wildlife and beautiful landscapes. As you drive deeper into the heart of the Serengeti, be prepared to witness the great migration in all its magnificence. Admire the herds of wildebeest and zebras as they traverse the open plains, following their age-old instinct in search of greener pastures. Spend the night in Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma and get the feeling you are right in the middle of the National Park.


Because one day in the Serengeti is not enough…

Enjoy another full day game drive in Serengeti National Park. Optional: add some extra adventure to your safari holiday and book a Balloon Safari! An unforgettable experience you do not want to miss out on. Float gently above the Serengeti’s vast plains, marveling at the panoramic views and the abundant wildlife that thrives below. Capture the breathtaking moments from a bird’s-eye perspective as the sun casts its golden glow over the landscape, illuminating the beauty of the Serengeti from above. Spend the night in Africa Safari South Serengeti and enjoy its tranquillity and beautiful environment.


Visit the 8th World Wonder and get the chance to spot the Big 5!

Explore the Ngorongoro Crater with a full-day game drive in the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. The panoramic views from the rim offer a glimpse into the unparalleled beauty of the Ngorongoro Highlands, with its verdant valleys and dramatic landscapes stretching as far as the eye can see. Overnight in Africa Safari Karatu, and enjoy the 180-degree views of the Ngorongoro Highlands.

DAY 10

Baobab trees and the highest density of Elephant population found in Tanzania

Explore Tarangire National Park, the National Park is also called the home of the elephants. Tarangire National Park boasts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife outside the Serengeti, offering an unrivaled opportunity to witness Africa’s iconic species up close. Keep your camera at the ready as you traverse the park, as sightings of elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, and a plethora of bird species are abundant. Spent the night in Africa Safari Arusha, unwind in the surroundings of the lodge, as you reflect on the wonders of Tarangire National Park and the incredible wildlife encounters you’ve witnessed.

DAY 11

The end of your safari adventure

Your safari adventure has come to an end. Today your driver guide will bring you back to the airport, where you will leave Tanzania with a camera full of pictures and a mind full of unforgettable memories! From the vast plains of the Serengeti to the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the enchanting Tarangire National Park to the serene Lake Manyara, you have witnessed the wonders of nature in all their splendor.

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