On this 4-day trip you will visit Tarangire whereby you will have an opportunity to see what the parks has to offer starting from the giant baobab trees to the huge number of largest African Elephants, Ngorongoro crater which is a UNESCO world heritage site and the best place to witness the endangered black rhino and Lake Manyara National Park which is the home to the tree climbing lions as well as its birds’ richness.
Upon arrival at the airport (Kilimanjaro or Arusha) you will be met by Safari Africa United’s representative and drive you to your accommodation in Arusha for overnight stay waiting for your adventures to start on the following day.
|Mount Meru Hotel
|Bed & Breakfast
Early morning after breakfast at your accommodation in Arusha, you will be picked up by your private driver guide and take you straight to Tarangire National Park which takes approximately 2 hours. Tarangire National Park is one of the largest parks of Tanzania that covers an area of 2,600 square kilometres. Tarangire National Park is most popular for its large elephant herds and giant baobab trees. It also has a mini-wildlife migration that takes place during the dry season which consists of about 250,000 animals enter the park.
More than 300-strong herds of elephant, visitors will find big groups of buffalo and healthy populations of lions and leopards. During the dry season, Tarangire has the highest concentration of mammals in the country. There are wild dogs and rare antelopes such as gerenuk, plus more than 550 species of birds to spot throughout the year. You will have picnic lunch boxes where you will have them inside the park in the afternoon. After lunch and further game viewing, you will drive straight to your accommodation in Karatu for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
|Tarangire National Park
|All-inclusive meals (B, L & D) + drinks
Early morning after breakfast at your accommodation, you will drive straight to Ngorongoro conservation area whereby you stop at the view point of Ngorongoro crater before you descend down the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera forming a spectacular bowl of about 265 square kilometres, with sides up to 600 metres deep and is home to approximately 30,000 mammals. The crater floor consists of a number of different habitats that include grassland, swamps, forests and Lakes filled by the Munge River. All these various environments attract wildlife to drink, wallow, graze, hide or climb.
The crater offers a breathtakingly beautiful scenery and is the best place in East Africa to see the ‘Big Five’ (elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, lion and rarely leopard). Any safari in northern Tanzania should ideally include a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater. It is one of the most beautiful nature safari locations in the world and an extraordinary place to meet people from the Massai tribe.
The Ngorongoro Crater offers excellent birding, with over 500 species. You will have packed picnic lunch boxes with you and after having lunch at the picnic site, you will proceed with game drive until the late afternoon where you will ascend the crater and drive straight to your accommodation in Karatu for dinner and overnight stay.
|All-inclusive meals (B, L & D) + drinks
Early morning after breakfast at your accommodation, you will drive straight to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park is one of the smallest parks in Tanzania which covers an area of about 335 km2 with about 230 km2 lake surface and the remaining area of dry land of about 105 km2. It is known as the home of tree climbing lions as well as the birds’ paradise. Here there is a huge variety of birds including thousands of flamingos that feed along the edge of the lake in the wet season. Great white pelicans, yellow-billed storks along with smaller numbers of Marabou storks, grey herons, palm-nut vultures, hawks and many more.
A huge number of animals can also be spotted inside Lake Manyara like the elephants, wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and Grant’s gazelles etc. Predators of Lake Manyara National Park include lions, hyena, black-backed jackal etc. Lunch will be served at a picnic site and after further exploration of the park, you will drive straight to Arusha which marks the end of your adventures with us.
If you would like to have an extra night in Arusha, we can arrange that for you or if you are flying, we will drive you straight to the airport to catch your onwards flight.
|Breakfast & Lunch
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