3 DAYS TANZANIA SAFARI TO TARANGIRE, NGORONGORO CRATER AND LAKE MANYARA
Distance: 139 km | Non Game Viewing Time: 2 to 3 hours.
After breakfast at your lodge in Arusha, depart for Tarangire National Park for Game drive. The driving is along beautiful masai steppe & many villages. Tarangire is one of the best National park in Northern Tanzania which runs along the lines of Tarangire River and it contain low lying hills appears on the floor of Great Rift Valley. The vegetation of the park is mainly acacia woodland and huge African Baobab trees with a swamp area on the South.
Tarangire River and the swamps attracts a large number of wild animal as it is the only permanent water sources in the entire park. Tarangire National park is famous for its large elephant population found nowhere else in Africa, you may expect to spot giraffe, buffalo, zebra, impala, wildebeest, warthog, baboons & lots of monkeys. The three rare species of Greater Kudu, Fringed-Eared Oryx and the Ash stalling can also be seen here. Lion, leopard, hyena, jackals, cheetah, vultures & other birds of prey are also inhabit the park. For bird watchers this is the place as over 400 species of bird where recently recorded here which includes migratory one. Later afternoon during the sunset drive to Bougainvillea Safari Lodge for dinner & overnight with a brief stop at Lake Manyara view point for some nice picture of Lake Manyara & its forest from the edge of Great East African Rift Valley.
Overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge in Karatu town or similar. All Meals included.
Distance: 50 km | Non Game Viewing Time: 1 hour
After breakfast drive up to Ngorongoro highlands, spend few minutes for registration at the gate before driving up to the Crater view point where you can make a brief stop to get the most breathtaking views of the Crater floor from above, you may take some pictures before descending 600 meters high walls into the Crater floor for a full day game drive.
Ngorongoro Crater is often referred by many as the Eden of Africa, because of its great scenery and abundance of wildlife. Large mammals and plain animals are making home in this natural wildlife sanctuary. Lunch box will be taken at the Crater floor. You can expect to spot herds of wildebeest, eland, zebra, hippos, African elephant, gazelles and the rare black rhino in their natural habitat.
Another big draw card in this huge caldera is the denser population of predators which include lion, hyena, cheetah, jackals and the ever-illusive leopard that needs sharp eye to be spotted. All this animals are bounded by the volcanic walls of 600 meters and can be viewed in a very close range. You will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner which is among the main features of the crater. Large flocks of flamingos, many aquatic birds & hippos can usually being seen here. Late afternoon drive out & back to Bougainvillea Safari Lodge for dinner & overnight.
Overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge in Karatu town or similar. All meals included.
Distance to Lake Manyara: 37 km | Non Game Viewing Time: 45 minutes
Distance Lake Manyara to Arusha: 120 km
On this day after breakfast we will take you to Lake Manyara National Park the ever green park nestling at the base of the Great East African Rift Valley with overlapping habitats which supports a large number of animal species include the famous Lake Manyara tree climbing lions, giraffe, elephant, zebra, buffalo, leopard, hyena and many more.
Afterward drive back to Arusha, if you wish you may visit Mto wa Mbu market or any Masai market on the way before reaching Arusha in late afternoon. Please let us know if you are flying on this day or need accommodation in Arusha – End of 3 Days Tanzania Safari
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NB: All accommodation subjected to availability. This 3 Days Tanzania lodge safari package to Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire & Lake Manyara can be done yearly around even during our rain season in March through May. Karibu Sana!