Day 1 Arusha – Tarangire National Park
On your first day of the safari you will be picked from your hotel by our team at about 8.30am after breakfast and driven to Tarangire National Park. The Park is located south-west of Arusha region. The drive takes about 2 hours to cover the 120 km to the Park. The Park covers an area of 2850 km2. It’s the 6th largest park in the country. The park is an unrivalled landscape of open plains dotted with thousands of giant baobab tree. The Park is also known for its big herds of elephant and buffalo. It is one of the Africa’s gems. Amongst the species to be seen at Tarangire are buffalo, elephant, lion, warthog, eland, the fringe eared Oryx, lesser and greater kudu, gerenuk and large number of impala.
You will have your lunch at Matete Campsite after which you will proceed with afternoon game drive until evening. You will exit the park and head to Sun Bright Campsite.
Day 2 Tarangire National Park- Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast you will start your day 2 of the safari. This will take you to Ngorongoro crater. We will pass a small town of Mto wa Mbu. Lake Manyara can be seen on the left of the road as we leave Mto wa Mbu. We will drive through a small town Karatu and take you up the steep slopes of the East African Rift Valley into the highlands of the Ngorongoro Crater. On arrival, you will descend over 600 meters into the crater for a game drive. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro conservation Area supports a vast variety of animals including wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another attraction in this picturesque national park is its dense population of predators which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. After lunch you will proceed with afternoon game drive till evening when you will be transferred to the Simba Campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3. Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, we head back to Lake Manyara National Park. The park is dominated by the lake of the same name, which attracts large colonies of water birds. Particularly impressive are the pink-colored flamingoes and other bird species such as cormorants, pelicans and storks. A total of about 400 different bird species live in the park. The park is also famous for its tree climbing lions which are usually found in the central and open part of the park. During the safari you will also see elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos and many other animal species. You will be served lunch after which you will continue with game drive until the evening when you will be driven to Arusha for overnight stay at your hotel.