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We offer safaris to four parks on the Northern Circuit in Tanzania for general game viewing and also specialist gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda. Rwanda is a relatively short flight from Kilimanjaro Airport and trekking with the mountain gorillas is an awesome experience that is more than worth the journey. You can read all about our gorilla treks here. 

There are four safari parks in the Tanzanian Northern Circuit all of which are in easy reach of Kilimanjaro Airport. Each is quite distinct and combinations of the four parks can be added into tailor-made itineraries ranging from 2 days up to as long as you might have. You can see our most popular itineraries here. 

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To help you plan an itinerary we have set out below drive times between each major destination. As well as driving, it is possible to fly to your safari destination. It is quite popular to drive out and then fly back from the furthest point of your itinerary.

Driving times are approximate only, as the time taken really depends on what you see on the way. You may decide to stop on the main road for a bit of shopping, or
once in the parks you may see an abundance of wildlife to stop and watch.
As a rough guide:
Kilimanjaro to Arusha...................................... 65kms: 1 hour 15 mins
Arusha to Lake Manyara......... .........................180kms: 2 hours 30 mins
Arusha to Tarangire..........................................170kms: 2 hours 30 mins
Tarangire to Lake Manyara.............................. 95kms: 2 hours
Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater.............. 58 kms:1 hour 30 mins
Ngorongoro to mid Serengeti........................ .130kms: 3 hours

 
Tarangire
Tarangire

Located about 4 hours drive from Arusha, Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania. It is particularly famous for its large herds of elephants....

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Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara

Almost adjacent to Tarangire, Lake Manyara is famous for its tree-climbing lions, flamingos, breathtaking scenery and the soda-ash lake in the centre. ...

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Serengeti
Serengeti

The Serengeti is a vast park covering 1.5 million hectares of savannah. The annual migration of vast herds of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras, followed by their predators, is one of the most impressive natural events in the world....

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Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro's is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world and about 20kms across. Within this giant bowl there is a micro-climate that has led to an amazing diversity of wildlife and all of the Big 5 can be viewed here....

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Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Home to the largest remaining group of mountain gorillas, Parc des Volcans , offers one of the most exhillarating up-close and personal animal encounters in the world. Should be on everyone's bucket list....

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