ARUSHA - TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK - NGORONGORO CRATER - LAKE MANYARA - ARUSHA
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
- Non game-viewing travel time:4 hours
- Distance:240 km
After breakfast you are met by our professional tour guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which we travel east to the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. We will enjoy a picnic lunch inside the park and do two exciting morning and afternoon game drives, along the Tarangire River. Late afternoon we depart for our lodge where you can sit back with a relaxing sundowner drink while waiting for dinner.
- Non game-viewing travel time:2 hours & 2.5 hours
- Distance: 60km & 155km
After breakfast we will descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a morning, half-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater, after which we travel to the Lake Manyara National Park. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
- Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours
- Distance: 60 km
Today we make our way to the Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. After lunch we will depart have another game drive while making our way to Arusha town. Here we will end our African safari adventure. The group should tip the tour guide around $20 a day for all our safaris. You will be taken to your hotel/ lodge, which ends our safari packages services
Please note all prices are subject to change if Tanzania National Park entry fees change!