This unforgettable African safari tour will take you to Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park. The Ngorongoro Crater, features one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa.
Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals. Your tour will also take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. Finally, your African safari tour will also take you to the Tarangire National Park, which features some of the greatest concentration of game in Tanzania – second only to the Ngorongoro Crater – but less crowded and unspoiled – possessing a wild beauty.
Day 1: Moshi to Lake Manyara
After a breakfast, your driver guide will be ready to pick you and start your 2-hours journey 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 400 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. From adventure open roof of the vehicle you will be able to watch the animals and absorb the stunning landscape of the park and its Great Rift valley. In the evening your drive to Karatu for your overnight stay at the lodge arranged. On your way you stop at the viewpoint of Lake Manyara and you will enjoy the stunning view of the lake and its surroundings.
- Accommodation; Marera Lodge
- Meals; Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Ngorongoro to Migombani Camp
After an early breakfast you will have a short drive to the Ngorongoro entrances and a few minutes you start descending to 600m down the crater for game drive. 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 Grant’s and Thomson’s 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 back to Karatu.
- Accommodation; Migombani Camp Manyara
- Meals; Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Manyara to Tarangire - Moshi
After breakfast you will pack your things and check out from your lodge as you continue to Tarangire National Park. We will have a drive of about an hour to reach Tarangire park with an approximation of 67kms. This park with its endless grasslands, 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, bush bucks, 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, leopard and cheetahs although somehow are rarely spotted. After an extensive game drive, you will exit the park and drive back to Arusha town, Moshi or Airport.
- Meals; Breakfast & Lunch
- Transport in 4X4 Toyota Land Cruisers with pop up roof for game viewing
- Park entry fees
- Government fees
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned suite tented camps and lodges
- Ngorongoro Crater service fee
- Private English speaking safari guide
- All meals while on safari
- Enough bottled mineral water throughout the safari
- Pre/Post Safari Accommodation in Moshi / Arusha
- Transfers to & from the International Airport and Moshi.
- 3 Men Tents for 2, chairs, tables and sleeping mats (camping safari)
- Oclaa Adventures T-shirt
- Items of a personal nature
- Laundry Service
- Travel Insurance
- Tip for your Driver guide