3 DAY SAFARI TO LAKE MANYARA, NGORONGORO CRATER, & TARANGIRE
F or the 3-Day Safari we will take you to the action-packed Tarangire National Park which is known for its large herds of elephants. If you are lucky, you may also spot the elusive tree-climbing lions. One day two you’ll visit the tiny Lake Manyara National Park which encircles the lake and is a wonderland of birds. On day three you’ll visit the stunning Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. It is an 11-mile across, 2,000 foot deep extinct volcanic crater that is home to all the same animals as the Serengeti. You’ll spend the day being entertained by the mating ostrich, stalking hippos, and lazy lions.
Day one, you’ll wake, eat breakfast, and begin your safari adventure by visiting Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is known for its vast herds of elephants. It is estimated that there are over 2,500 elephants in the park. It is a very large park with many animals to view as you weave your way around the Tarangire River that runs through the center of the park.
Our guide will pick you up from your tented camp and begin the game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse animals preserves in the country. The lake itself covers more than two-thirds of the park. The park falls in the shadow of the end of the Great Rift Valley.
You’ll start the drive in the dense forests with monkeys, elephants, and baboons surrounding your vehicle. As you continue you’ll drive through the grasslands as giraffes, wildebeest, and zebra graze alongside each other. The lake is surrounded by mudflats that team with water buffalo and birds. You’ll stop for lunch along the way with views of the highlands, hot springs, and forests. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park has also had a few sightings of the elusive tree-climbing lions. You’ll stay in a tented camp for the night.
Day three of your safari starts with a descent into the Ngorongoro Crater. The Crater has been said to once be taller than Mount Kilimanjaro. When the cone collapsed it created this amazing habitat with one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. 30,000 animals make their home in this crater, making it an ideal place for sightings of the “Big 5”. The Big 5 are the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard. Our guide will have you stop for lunch near a lake. Do not wander too close to the lake because Africa’s largest killer, the Hippopatomas is lurking just under the water waiting…
From the Crater we can either take you back to your hotel in Arusha or with prior arrangements, our guide can take you straight to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).
* Clients can make flights departing after 8:00 pm from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Tanzanian Safari Parks Map
- All Park Fees
- Pick up/drop off from any hotel in Arusha
- Safari vehicle and personal driver/guide
- All meals during the safari
- Airfare to Tanzania
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Tips for the driver
- Lodging the final day of the safari