Adventure to Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire National Park is a short but intense Tanzanian Northern Circuit safari experience, for a shorter and time constrained period of 3 days / 2 nights. You will experience the excitement of game viewing in three of the most spectacular national game parks in Tanzania.
Price: from $1200 per person
Day 1 – Arusha – Lake Manyara
Meet our professional tours guide/driver in Arusha town, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which, we travel to the Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge/camp. After lunch we head into the Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.
Dinner and overnight at Lodge/camp
Day 2 – Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a morning, half-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater, after which we travel to the Tarangire National Park. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/camp.
Day 3 – Tarangire National Park – Arusha
After breakfast do we head into the Tarangire National Park for a morning game drive. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African national park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. We return to the lodge/camp for lunch after which we will depart for Arusha town and we will end our African safari adventure.
Safari price includes:
-Arusha airport/hotel pick up/drop off transfers
-Ground transport while on safari in 4×4 land cruiser with a roof hatch that pops up to enable easy viewing and photography with guaranteed window seats
-Services of knowledgeable English speaking professional tour driver-guide
-Game drives as detailed in the itinerary
-Full board accommodation in lodges in Single/Double/Twin/Tripple rooms
-All Park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Ngorongoro Crater service fees
-Flying doctor tourist air ambulance evacuation cover in case of emergency while on safari.
-Government taxes and local levies
-1.5Litres mineral water per day whilst on safari
-Starts in Arusha and ends in Arusha
Safari price excludes:
-All personal travel and baggage insurances
-International and Domestic flights
-All Airport Taxes and Visas
-Items and services of a personal nature
-Olduvai Gorge entrance fees
-Any Optional activities such as village visit, balloon safaris, night game viewing, guided nature walks, e.t.c
-Extras at the lodges or camps; tips and gratuities, portage, telephone, laundry etc
-Drinks and beverages not in the Itinerary.
-Tour driver-guide gratuities
-Hotel accommodation in Arusha before and after the safari – can be arranged on request
-Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary