This relatively short safari to Tanzania will let you spend 3 days 2 nights enjoying beautiful game drives within three Tanzania National Park that are Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater will offer you a chance to see varieties of wildlife and stunning landscapes. If you are lucky enough there is a chance that you may see the BIG 5 animals ie Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, and Buffalo.
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and you will travel to the Tarangire
National Park. This park with its huge baobab trees, the perennial Tarangire River, and
seasonal swamps is home to the largest elephant herds in northern Tanzania. Animals
gather at the river and you should be able to see elephants, giraffes, bushbucks,
hartebeests, dik-diks, waterbucks, warthogs, and reedbucks all year round. Furthermore,
the park is also home to buffaloes, zebras, and wildebeests which are always closely
followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen every once in a while
but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the vehicle, you will be able to
absorb the landscape and watch the animals. After an extensive game drive, you will
leave the park in the late afternoon and drive to the Maramboi Tented Camp, where you
will spend the night.
After an early start, you will make your way to the cooler regions of the Ngorongoro
highlands. The Ngorongoro Crater is almost 600 m deep, approximately 20 km wide and the
massive caldera is home to an amazing variety of animals. On your game drive, you have
the possibility of seeing all different kinds of mammals ranging from the Big Five lion,
elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard to Grants and Thomsons gazelles and mountain
reedbucks. You might also see spotted hyenas and some of the more than 500 bird species
of the area. After a picnic lunch in the crater and some more game viewing, you will
leave the crater in the afternoon and travel to Karatu, where you will overnight at the
Ngorongoro Farm House.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
After breakfast, you will leave the highlands and continue to Lake Manyara National Park, one of the smallest but most diverse parks in Tanzania. The shallow and alkaline Lake Manyara covers a large area of the park and it is the seasonal home to thousands of flamingos an awesome (pink) sight. However, more than 500 other bird species are also found here as well as some wonderful mammals. Troops of monkeys live in the forests, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, and wildebeests on the grassy plains and elephants and lions in the acacia woodlands. After an intensive game drive and a picnic lunch, you will leave the park to arrive in Arusha by the late afternoon.