LAKE MANYARA | NGORONGORO CRATER |TARANGIRE
ARRIVE IN TANZANIA
You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to the hotel in Moshi/ Arusha. You will meet your driver guide who will brief you on your upcoming safari, then relax for the rest of the day.
DAY 1: ARUSHA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Non-game-viewing travel time: 1:40 hours. Distance: 110.33km After breakfast, your driver/guide, will be ready at your hotel to pick you head into the Tarangire National Park for a game drive. The park has great landscapes including plains known as "Little Serengeti". The Tarangire River draws many animals to its river banks, especially during the dry season. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African national park is also home to three rare species of animals – the greater kudu, the fringed-eared oryx, as well as a few Ashy starlings.
The park also offers a large number of buffaloes, zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, leopards, impalas, gazelles, warthogs, and wild dogs which are occasionally seen. The park is also enriched with birds with more than 400 species present. During mid-day, we will stop at a designated picnic site for lunch and continue with the game drive until the evening when we drive to the camp for dinner and overnight rest. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Campsite.
DAY 2: TARANGIRE NATIONAL – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Non-game-viewing travel time: 1 hour. Distance: 56km. After early breakfast, will have game viewing en route to the exit gate and drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The park is located in the rift valley and has a great landscape view. The vegetation here is completely different compared to Tarangire. The park is full of green and has several water springs coming from the Great Rift Valley. In this park, you will be able to see monkeys, baboons, zebras, wildebeests, elephants, giraffes, warthogs, lions, leopards, and cheetahs.
This destination is famous for its lions climbing high in the trees, as well as the home of pink flamingos. You will be able also to experience large number of different bird species. Lunch will be inside the park at a designated picnic site and we continue with the game drive.In the mid/late afternoon, you will drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) for relaxation, dinner, and overnight rest.
The gates to enter the NCA close at 6 pm, so we need to be sure to reach there before that time. Simba Campsite in the NCA is well known for having animals wander through the camping area at night. This area tends to be chilly and windy, so you will need to bring an extra layer of clothes to ensure comfort. Dinner and overnight at Simba public campsite
DAY 3: NGORONGORO CRATER – ARUSHA/JRO
Non-game-viewing travel time: 1 hour Distance: 181.21 km. After early breakfast, we will descend over 600 meters into the crater for a game drive for a half-day’s safari tour. Supported by a year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeests, zebras, buffalos, elands, warthogs, hippos, and giant African elephants.
Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and the ever-elusive leopard. Black rhino might also be spotted here. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater and act as home for flamingos and hippos.
We will have lunch in the picnic site at this lake. Besides the high concentration of animals, the beauty of the majestic crater walls makes for great photography. The crater is not very large though, just 20km in diameter, so in half a day all will be seen.
After lunch, we ascend out of the crater and drive back to Arusha or we can also drop you off at the Kilimanjaro Airport if you wish.
Hotel is Bed & Breakfast basis.
The day is left free to wind down after the safari before your flight home. Depending on flight times you could go and explore Moshi town and grab some souvenirs before heading to the airport.
*Mount Kilimanjaro trekking, Zanzibar, and other add-ons are available if you wish to continue exploring Tanzania.
-Transfer from your arrival and to your departure
-Car type of Land Cruiser with open roof and other facilities for Tourism
-Three meals per day, during the game drive two liters of Mineral water.
-All Entrance fees during Safari
-All accommodations during safari
-International Flight from your beloved Country.
-Shopping, Alcohol, Souvenirs and etc.
-Tips for Driver Guide & Assistants Guide
-Pre and post safari accommodations (can be arranged for extra costs)