The Northern Circuit in Tanzania is one of the few places left in Africa that will exceed your expectations.

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NGORONGORO CRATER

This is the world's largest unbroken caldera and the 8th wonder of the world. With an area of 304 sq. km. The crater is the home of up to 30,000 large mammals. More than 100 species of birds not found in the Serengeti have been recorded here. The crater, which has been declared a world heritage site, lies within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area that covers more than 8000 sq. km.

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MOUNT KILIMANJARO

Mount Kilimanjaro is the top roof of Africa, reaching 5895 m. above sea level. It is a world heritage site and its outstanding features reach into three major volcanic centers:
● Shira in the west● Mawenzi in the East● Kibo in the center (snow—capped peak)

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ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK

The park consists of three spectacular features: Momela Lakes, Mount Meru (the second—highest mountain in Tanzania at 4560 m.), and Ngurdoto Crater. The vegetation and wildlife vary with the topography, which ranges from forest to swamp. The park is also famous for its 575 species of birdlife, both migrant and resident. Animals found in the park include elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippopotamus, hyena, zebra, baboon, black and white Columbus monkeys, and a wide range of antelopes. Guided walking safaris are popular here.

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BUSHMEN (HADZABE TRIBE)

The Hadzabe Tribe is the only remaining hunter—gatherers in the World. With their click—tongue language, they are still living in the bush by hunting and eating bush fruits and roots.

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MASAI PEOPLE

Living in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with their domestic and wild animals are the Masai people. Masai people are the only tribe that has retained many of their long-running traditions.

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SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Serengeti is arguably the best—known wildlife sanctuary in the world. Serengeti is the home of millions of large mammals, including what is so—called Big 5: elephant, lion, buffalo, rhinoceros, and leopard. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded in the area, including eagles, bustards, owls, cranes, herons, vultures, and secretary birds. It is here where the world’s great migration is observed. Some of Africa's biggest crocodiles lie in wait in the Serengeti rivers.

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TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Tarangire is famous for its dense wildlife population, which is most spectacular in June and September, the dry period. During this time, thousands of animals including elephants, buffalo, giraffes, elands, kudu, wildebeest, hartebeest, and the rarely seen Oryx, migrate from Masai Steppe to the Tarangire River looking for water. Lions, leopards, and other predators follow the herds. Tarangire has the largest population of elephants in any park in the northern circuit and more than 550 species of birds have been recorded.

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LAKE NATRON

Lake Natron is the most popular and important global site of lesser—flamingos, which breed successfully in the area. Breeding generally occurs during the short rains of October and December, although it can take place throughout the year depending on the water levels.

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Lake Manyara is famous for tree—climbing lions and pythons. The national park consists of underground natural forest that opens up into woodlands, grassland, and swaps beyond the soda lake itself covering 200 sq. km. Over 400 species of birds have been spotted, including flamingos, pelican, storks, cormorants, egrets, and geese.

OLDUVAI GORGE

Gorge is one of the most compelling attractions in northern Tanzania. This is a place where Dr. Luicy Leakey and his wife Mary excavated the skull of the first Nutcracker man. One year later, the remains of Homo Hillocks or "handyman" were discovered, building mankind’s first step on the ladder of human evolution. Other fossils that were discovered include those of prehistoric elephants, giant—horned sheep, and enormous ostriches.

OLDOINYO LENGAI

Oldoinyo Lengai means the mountain of God in the Masai language. This is an active volcanic mountain in Tanzania. The last eruption was in 2008, and it is a steep climb. The mountain is a 10,000 ft. near—perfect cone that sits at the very western edge of the Rift Valley in Northern Tanzania. Lengai is the only active volcano in the world known to erupt carbonate lava. This means that its lava does not melt due to natro—carbonate, which is cooler (about 500 c.) compared to 1100 c. for basaltic lava.