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6 Days Luxury Northern Circuit Safari - A Glimpse of Tanzania Adventure provided by OFF THE BEATEN PATH SAFARIS

6 Days Luxury Northern Circuit Safari - A Glimpse of Tanzania Adventure

6 Days Luxury Northern Circuit Safari - A Glimpse of Tanzania Adventure
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About
These 6 days and 5 nights Safari will take you to Tanzania’s most visited Destinations. The Northern Tanzania Parks including the leading extraordinary park in Africa the Serengeti. Lake Manyara small yet incredibly striking and breathtaking, it offers a variety of landscapes, from its flat soda lake to its dense forests and the rugged cliffs of the Rift Valley escarpment. And lastly Tarangire National Park a place where large groups of elephants call it home. Furthermore to the mysterious Ngorongoro Crater a landscape like no other on earth, that offers vast views over a beautiful natural sanctuary where wildlife encounters lie around every corner. And the most fascinating thing is the annual migration that is found around Ngorongoro/Serengeti – Ndutu Area during the months of December to mid-April. This is the only place in Tanzania these wildebeest will come back for calving remarkable!!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 178642P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • -Transportation in a 4WD with safari
  • -Game Activities as per the itinerary
  • - Flying doctors’ insurance
Exclusions
  • -Optional Hot Air Balloon ride over Serengeti
  • -Champagne, cognacs, fine wines & premium brand spirits
  • - And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.
  • -All items of a personal nature
Duration
6 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • Airports:
  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • -Transportation in a 4WD with safari
  • -Game Activities as per the itinerary
  • - Flying doctors’ insurance
Exclusions
  • -Optional Hot Air Balloon ride over Serengeti
  • -Champagne, cognacs, fine wines & premium brand spirits
  • - And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.
  • -All items of a personal nature
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Arusha, Tanzania
  • Airports:
  • Kilimanjaro Airport, Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania
Duration
6 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
7 stops
Day 1
Arrival
Day 2
Tarangire National Park
Day 3
Lake Manyara National Park
Day 4
Serengeti National Park – Ndutu...
Day 5
Serengeti National Park – Ndutu...
Day 6
Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha
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Ian S
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
Incredible lifetime experience with the best guide
Dec. 2019
My wife and I spent 7 days of our honeymoon in Tanzania based on a recommendation from our friends who helped encourage Salim Mrindoko to start his own company "Off The Beaten Path Safari". They not only spoke highly of the safari experience, but also of Salim himself who is personable, knowledgeable, and a well organized guide.

My wife and I love to travel and most recently had toured India for 3 weeks (Kerala and Rajasthan--including an overnight Camel safari) so we are comfortable with more adventurous trips. However, we couldn't help but feel a little bit anxious sending payment beforehand based on a few back and forth emails with Mrindoko. Our friends assured us we were in for a treat, and all of our anxiety completely vanished when we met Mrindoko at the airport. He immediately made us feel comfortable and was very easy to get along with; we could tell that he is passionate about his company and being out on safari. He is friendly, funny, relatable, and speaks English very well.

He took us to our first lodge in Arusha (not on safari yet) where we could rest after long travel and get ready to take a small airplane the following day out to Ndutu where we would begin the adventure. Mrindoko explained some logistics over lunch, and informed us that we would be meeting his associate, Charles, who would be taking us out on the safari. While were hoping to tour with Mrindoko, it turned out we would be completely delighted with Charles.

The next day Mrindoko took us to the small Arusha airport and said farewell for the time being. The 45 min airplane ride to Ndutu was breathtaking and only helped to build up the excitement for the safari to come. When we landed we met Charles for the first time, and just like meeting Mrindoko, we immediately knew that we were in good hands with Charles, who greeted us with a big smile and helped us get oriented out in the wilderness ("the bush"). He had already set up an elegant picnic table mounted on the front of the Land Cruiser we would be spending the week riding in, complete with snacks, beer and wine, and coffee and tea. We loaded our bags, enjoyed the refreshments while he completed paper work at the airport, and after 30 minutes or so, we were off and on our first "game drive"!

Now, there is a lot I could say about being on Safari in Tanzania that you can probably read other places on the internet, so here's the details that were specific to our experience with Charles and Off The Beaten Path:

- We rode around in an enclosed Land Cruiser with a "pop top" that allowed you to stand up and get a shaded 360 degree view of your surroundings. Many of the vehicles are like this, but ours was brand new, and had a nice color that blended in well with the environment.
- You *will* see wildlife. I was completely astonished at how abundant the wildebeest, zebras, antelope, giraffe, and elephant were. We were also lucky enough to see "the big 5" (although the Rhino kept his distance) and an incredible scene where 2 brother cheetahs engorged themselves on a meal that they could barely walk afterwards (the looked pregnant!)
- The first lodge we stayed at was Kati Kati camp, which is akin to camping although the tents are sturdy and ours was furnished with a toilette, and a shower. Even though this was the most rustic of the lodges we stayed at the food and hospitality was still top notch. Even though we could hear Lions and Hyenas at night, we felt safe because of the Masai tribesmen who worked at the camp knew how to deal with any unwanted intruders without conflict.
- The 3 other lodges we stayed at: Kubu Kubu in central Serengeti, Sopa Lodge in Ngorongoro Crater rim, and Farm House lodge near lake Manyara, were all much more luxurious, comfortable, and had amazing hospitality and food. We loved coming back to the lodge in the evening almost as much as we enjoyed our game drives.

The only low point that I experienced the entire trip was some digestion problems. We don't think it was food related (my wife was fine the entire time and ate mostly the same things), but rather it seemed to be travel and by body being generally on high alert in a new environment. Therefore, I didn't need to take my emergency antibiotics, but in this case it was really nice to have some pepto and Imodium on hand so that I wouldn't need any emergency trips to the bathroom while out on game drive.

Now, for one of the most important parts of our trip: Charles our guide. As it goes on safari, you end up spending a lot of time with your guide out on game drives and sharing meals and stories together. It was only my wife and I on our trip and Charles never felt like a third wheel. He is charming and personable, but also had a smart sense of when to respect our time alone. We shared a lot laughter with him and grew to like him as a friend. He started out his career in studying Hotel Hopsitality and Business in College and working in lodges, and it showed in his service in demeanor.

Not only was Charles easy to be around, but he is incredibly knowledgeable about the wilderness, geology, and the wildlife. He shared with us that it is his true passion and that he especially liked studying birds in his later education (he helped identify probably 40-50 different types of birds while we were out on our game drives based on seeing them and hearing their calls.) He told us that he had completed the Kenya wildlife service training institute diploma in wildlife management. Not only does he know a ton about animals, but you can tell he truly cares about wildlife preservation and pursuing all of these aspects as his life long career.

The highlight of our trip was when we were out on a game drive with no other vehicles in sight. From a distance we saw a herd of about 100 elephants and took some of our best photos from about 0.5 km away. Charles had an even better plan. He knew that if we were patient, we could slowly drive up to a point in front of the herd and wait for about 30 minutes for them to cross the road. It happened exactly as he knew it would, and we watched in awe as the herd crossed in front and behind our vehicle. We were all alone, just our vehicle and the elephants silently grazing as they walked within mere meters of us. It was quiet and emotional, and made me feel even if just for an hour or so, truly connected to the precious beauty and nature of our planet. It's a moment that truly made our trip "off the beaten path" and I'll never forget it.

Later on in our trip we got to meet up with Mrindoko who was taking an Indian family on safari moving in the opposite direction of us just outside Ngorongoro crater. It was good to see him one last time before we finished our trip, and seeing Charles and Mrindoko together we could tell that they truly have something special going on. While I'm happy to write this review of our trip, I have no doubt that they will find success just doing what they do so well. Mrindoko has a keen eye in good people to work with, and Charles has an exceptional talent for taking folks out in the bush. I hope that we can visit them again soon.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
offthebeatenpathsafa
We thank you for the fantastic detailed review of your experience with Off the Beaten Path Safaris! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time with our company and our guide, Charles. We agree that he is a superstar guide. Thank you for the feedback on the camps visited and your experience with booking and airport transfers. We also appreciate the your mention of our “Welcome refreshments” setup during your the safari briefing - this is something unique that we offer to our clients. We really loved hosting you both at Off the Beaten Path Safaris and look forward to keeping in contact in the future. All the best to you both! Karibu Tena!
Written 3 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: OFF THE BEATEN PATH SAFARIS
Becky S
Becky S
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Amazing trek through Tanzania with Off the Beaten Path Safaris
I took another trip with Off the Beaten Path Safaris and owner Salim Mrindoko. This time we visited the Northern S
550ruthe
550ruthe
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Incredible experience with an excellent company!
This was the most incredible experience of our life. The owner of the company is nice and helpful. He does everyth
vossellerfaerie
vossellerfaerie
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An experience you won't forget!
A friend of mine put me in contact with Mrindoko (the owner) when we were thinking about going on safari for our 2
rajenv2020
rajenv2020
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Affordable safari packages
This was a pleasant journey for us planning a Eid holiday break with 3 couples nice little get away we went to Many
786sanjayv
786sanjayv
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Excellent tour company
First approach was very professional and kind, timing was great but the plus point was great package deal and the o
8milanp
8milanp
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Superb experience
We decided to go on a trip to Ngorongoro and was recommended this company by a friend of ours. I must admit Salum w
M2555SEmarym
M2555SEmarym
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Thumbs up to Off the beaten path
We had a fantastic two days tour of Ngorongoro and Tarangire parks. The views of the crater were absolutely divine
rngongoseke11
rngongoseke11
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Ngorongoro crater & Tarangire
I really had a great time with friends,The Ngorongoro crater has a beautiful view and the whether was perfect, I re
moureenm316
moureenm316
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Domestic tourism
Best Service, highly recommended. High degree of comfortability, luxury, best sights and a hospitable team
ChilufyaM8
ChilufyaM8
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Beautiful ngorongoro experience
The crater has a beautiful view, very beautiful and the whether was perfect, I recommend for those who want to take
ph1rst
ph1rst
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☆ The Time of our Lives ✪ A Fantastic Family Safari ☆
☆ Check out our photos & search instagram for #hirstsafari Hard to find a trusted, good-value Safari company in Ta
JuliusM81
JuliusM81
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Amazing experience
My family and I had a wonderful time at Lake Manyara national park and the Ngorongoro Crater with Off the Beaten Pa
JPatelUK
JPatelUK
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UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE, MRINDOKO WAS AMAZING!!
I have been meaning to write this review for a very long time. I have been on many holidays and trips but this is
jan_klu
jan_klu
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Great experience! We have seen everything
We had a great time at the Serengeti National Park and th Ngorongoro Crater with Off the beaten path Safaris. With
tim_klu
tim_klu
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Safari through the Serengeti & Ngorongoro
I went on this trip with 5 friends from Germany. All in all 5 days of fun and adventure! Great guides, great food
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