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Northern Circuit

leopard-serengetiSerengeti National Park: Is undoubtedly the best- known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequaled for its natural beauty and scientific value. Within its boundaries are more than 3 million large mammals living in total freedom on the endless plains dotted with rock outcrops, patches of Acacia bush forest and seasonal small rivers. About 35 species of plains animals can be observed here including the big five : elephant, rhino, lion (more than 2000 of them), leopard and buffalo and huge herds of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra which in late May or early June, depending on the weather, being their spectacular migration from the central Serengeti plains to the permanent water sources in the west and north of the park.

Accommodation: Lodges and tented camps are available inside the park.
Activities: The park offers many activities like hot air balloon safaris, maasai rock painting and musical rocks. Visiting neighbouring lake Victoria, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Olduvai Gorge and lake Natron’s flamingos.
The best Time: December-July to follow the wildebeest migration & June-October to see the predators.

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Ngorongoro Crater: Black_rhinos-ngorongoroencompasses the volcanic area around the Ngorongoro Crater, including the still active volcano of Ol’doinyo Lenkai (Lengai) and the famous Oldupai Gorge. The Ngorongoro has an area of 8600 square km. Its centerpiece, the Ngorongoro crater, is the largest intact, unfolded caldera in the world and is considered the as one of the eight wonders of the world. Home of the largest permanent concentration of wildlife in Africa. It is one of the areas on the continent for viewing the endangered black rhino.

Shifting sand: This extraordinary black dune which is composed of volcanic ash from Ol’doinyo Lenkai is blown slowly westwards across the plains at the rate of approximately 100 meters in six years.
Lake Natron: Is located out side NCA to the north-east, and is the biggest breeding ground in East Africa for flamingos. The lake is typically alkaline and it is a main source of food for flamingo.

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Lake Manyara: Lake_Manyara2Lies in a shallow depression at the base of the eastern branch of the Rift Valley, backed by the red and brown cliffs of the escarpment to the west. This park is dominated by the Lake and the beautiful cool lush of the mature groundwater forest. Primates including baboons, blue and vervet monkeys are among the most dominant mammalian species in the park. Other animal species found here are elephants, buffaloes, impalas, wildebeests, hippos, giraffes and zebras. Also lions can be seen, sometimes stretching in the branches of the Acacias.

Accommodation: Lodges and campsite are available inside the park.
Activities: Game drive, cultural tours, mountain bike tours, abseiling and forest walks on the escarpment outside the park.
The best Time: Dry season(July-October) for large mammals. Wet season((November-June) for bird watching, the waterfalls and canoeing.

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