This three days Safari is set to explore Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara in the Northern Circuit of Tanzania. The two national parks and the crater can be visited in a short itinerary like this because they are relatively close to each other and they have unique features and unique dominant wildlife.
On day 1, you are going to visit the national park in Tanzania with the largest population of elephants; that is Tarangire National Park. On the second day, you will visit Ngorongoro conservation area which is a World Heritage site. On the third and last day, you will explore Lake Manyara national park which is probably the place with the largest number of birds in Tanzania, plus it is where you have the best chance to see pink flamingos in Tanzania. Lake Manyara was formerly known as the only place in Tanzania where you could find tree climbing lions. However, nowadays tree climbing lions can be found in other national parks in Tanzania.
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We usually leave at around 7AM, so we expect you have breakfast before then at the hotel/lodge you will stay. Since Tarangire national park is after lake Manyara , will pass lake Manyara on day one and go straight to Tarangire national park. The drive from Moshi to Tarangire national park is approximately 4 hours, so we should arrive there at around 11 AM. After all entrance procedures, we will start our 2 hours game drive before lunch, then break for lunch at around 1PM. After lunch break, we will have 3 hours of game drive before heading to a hotel for an overnight stay.
Highlights of day 1:
1. The baobab trees – get ready to hear fascinating profiles of these largest trees in the whole world.
2. Large amounts of elephants and learn about these wonderful and intelligent animals
3. The landscape of the park including its magical river that gives the name to the national park, the river is called Tarangire river.
4. Spot predators as they look for animals who go for water at Tarangire river
After witnessing the large numbers of elephants in Tarangire national park, it’s time to move to the home of Africa’s Big 5 game animals and a World Heritage Site – Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Today you will leave Tarangire area where you had you overnight after day 1 game drive. The transfer from Tarangire to Ngorongoro crater takes about 2 hours.
Highlights of day 2
The game drive at Ngorongoro crater will take approximately 3 hours after which we will have an afternoon break for lunch. We will continue with a game drive after lunch for about 3 hours before leaving the crater for your accommodation before sunset so that you may witness great views of the sunset along the crater rim.
From the World Heritage site, it’s time to move to the fascinating Lake Manyara national park which is famous for having the highest concentration of elephants per square kilometers. We will leave your camp or lodge at around 8 after you have had your breakfast. The drive from Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara national park takes approximately 2 hours.
Highlights of day 3
The game drive at Lake Manyara national park will take approximately 4 hours after which we will start heading back to Moshi through Mto wa Mbu town, famous for its varities of cultural activities for you to learn a thing or two about Tanzanian tribes and their culture. You may also use the time at Mto wa Mbu town to buy your souvenirs.
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