arrival: Kilimanjaro International Airport
day 1: arusha – tarangire national park
day 2: tarangire national park – lake manyara national park
day 3: manyara lake – ngorongoro crater
this pack includes
- Special 4×4 vehicle for safari
- The accommodations and meals detailed in the itinerary.
- Professional guide service
- Meeting and welcome service
- Airport transfers
- Park tickets
- Mineral water during the safari
this pack does not include
- National and international flights
- Visa, passport, vaccinations, medications.
- Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, souvenirs and other personal items.
- Optional excursions or activities not detailed in the itinerary.
- Extra expenses in case you want to make changes to the itinerary while doing the safari.
- Travel insurance.
Tarangire National Park is the sixth-largest in Tanzania. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River that crosses the park, being the only source of water for wild animals during the dry season. During this stage, thousands of animals migrate to Tarangire National Park from Manyara.
The Tarangire National Park contains one of the highest population density of elephants than anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, dotted with the majestic baobabs and acacias, makes it a unique and special place.
Located about 120 km from Arusha, it owes its name to the Tarangire River, which crosses longitudinally between its sites, giving rise to the habitat of a large population of wild animals during the dry season.
During the annual dry season (from August to October), the 2,600 square kilometers of Tarangire National Park attracts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Tanzania, such as impressive herds of zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, Phacochoerus, antelopes, elephants and allows that species like the kudu and Oryx are easily seen. To a lesser extent, the lion, leopard, and cheetah can be sighted.
In the Tarangire National Park, there are more than 300 species of birds, which makes it a perfect place for their observation.
Typically fewer safari tourists are visiting the Tarangire National Park compared to the Serengeti National Park or the Ngorongoro Crater, which makes it a much more attractive visit.
This beautiful National Park of Lake Manyara is characterized by having different habitats which achieves a great variety of fauna and flora in a small area. In a semi-arid region where you can see underground rain forests, swampy areas, reeds, grasslands, acacia forests, baobabs, thorny bushes, and sulfurous hot springs.
Also, Lake Manyara is well known for its tree-climbing lions, to be able to escape from insects such as the tse-tsé fly as well as the thousands of flamingos that inhabit the shore of the lake, and its trees full of baboons and mandrels. It is also possible to observe herds of elephants, buffalo, zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, antelopes and aquatic Kobus, hippos, storks, marabou, rhinos and more than 400 different species of birds that disperse through their places
The NCA was established in 1959 as an area of multiple land use. The philosophy of multiple land use in the area is to maintain the peaceful coexistence of humans and wildlife in a natural and traditional environment. Grazing, conservation of natural resources and tourism are the three main components that are given equal consideration in policy configuration decisions. Covering three spectacular volcanic craters, the Olduvai Gorge, vast expanses of savanna, forests, and scrubland, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the flagship of Tanzania’s tourism industry.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), which measures 8,300 square kilometers, is also the only place on earth where humans and wild animals coexist in harmony. The NCA became a Biosphere and Man Reserve in 1971 and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.
If it had not become the sixth-largest uninterrupted cauldron in the world, what is now known as the Ngorongoro crater could have been an imposing volcanic mountain, as high as Kilimanjaro.
The crater is the backbone of the tourism feature for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where it is home to some of the wild animals such as rhino, wildebeest, zebras, lions, and others. It is a large, uninterrupted, flood-free cauldron formed when a high-pressure volcano exploded and collapsed about three million years ago. The Ngorongoro crater sinks to a depth of 610 meters, with a base area covering 260 square kilometers. In addition to the main cauldron, Ngorongoro also has two other volcanic craters: Olmoti and Empakai, known for their impressive waterfalls, and the last one with a deep lake and lush green walls.
Among the fauna that inhabits the crater, we find buffalos, spotted hyenas, jackals, rare wild dogs, cheetahs, and other felines.
The legendary annual wildebeest and zebra migration also passes through Ngorongoro. The west of the Lake Ndutu area has significant populations of cheetahs and lions. More than 500 species of birds have been registered within the NCA. These include ostriches, white pelicans and major and minor flamingos in Lake Magadi within the crater, Lake Ndutu, and Lake Empakaai Crater, where you can observe a vast population of birds.