3 DAY TANZANIA SAFARI TO TARANGIRE, NGORONGORO CRATER AND LAKE MANYARA
3 Day Tanzania Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara
Detailed Itinerary of 3 Day Tanzania Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara
DAY 1: ARUSHA / TARANGIRE NP – 120 KM / 02 HOURS
Pick up from your hotel in Arusha on your first day on 3 Day Tanzania Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara and drive towards Tarangire National park for a full day of game drive.
Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania, it is located in Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park.
The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The park is famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees.
Visitors to the park in the June to November dry season can expect to see large herds of thousands of zebra, wildebeest and cape buffalo.
Other common resident animals include water buck, giraffe, dik dik, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon. Predators in Tarangire include lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog. Later drive to your lodge/ camp for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner
DAY 2: MANYARA NP – FULL DAY OF GAME DRIVE
After breakfast on your second day of 3 Day Tanzania Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara, drive to Lake Manyara National park for game drive.
Lake Manyara National Park is known for the flamingos that inhabit the lake. During the wet season they inhabit the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands but they are not so present during the dry season.
More than 400 species of birds inhabit the park and many remain throughout the year. Because of this Lake Manyara National Park is a good spot for bird watching. Visitors to the park can expect to see upwards of 100 different species of bird on any day.
Leopards, lions, cheetahs, elephants, blue monkeys, dik-dik, gazelles, hippopotamus, Masai giraffe, impala, zebras and many more wild animals inhabit this park and many can be seen throughout the year.
There is a hippo pond at one end of the park where visitors can get out of their cars and observe from a safe distance. The leopards and lions are both known to lounge in the trees while not hunting for prey. Meals and overnight at your lodge / camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 3: MANYARA / NGORONGORO CRATER / ARUSHA – 60KM / 01 HOUR (TO THE CRATER) 190 KM / 4 HOURS (TO ARUSHA)
On your last day of 3 Day Tanzania Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara, we drive to this wonder of the world called Ngorongoro Crater.
Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, is 610 meters (2,000 feet) deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometers (100 square miles).
Besides the stunning scenery, one of the main attractions of this area is the variety of flora and fauna found in a remarkably compact area all year round.
The mineral-rich floor of this spectacular bowl is largely flat, open and covered in nutritious grasses – much to the liking of large herds of zebra and wildebeest, which graze here.
These extensive open plains are also home to herds of buffalo, Thomson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle and tsessebe (often called topi).
Later drive to Arusha for drop off at Kilimanjaro International airport for your flight out.
Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch