Day 1: Arusha - Tarangire National Park
At 8am, your safari specialist and driver will pick you up from your Arusha Hotel and you will be briefed on the journey ahead. Equipped with a wealth of knowledge, our experts will be able to answer any questions you have and provide you with all the information necessary for an unforgettable safari experience.
You will begin your journey to the unique Tarangire National Park. One of the last untouched places on earth, the park is famous for its huge herds of elephants against a stunning backdrop of majestic, ancient Baobab trees. Many of Tarangire’s larger residents follow the rains to greener pastures between November and June. Wildebeest and zebras join elephants, buffalo, and giraffes to form a wildlife migration second only to the Serengeti/Maasai Mara phenomenon
There are large populations of impala, giraffe, eland, and buffalo. Thompson’s gazelle, hartebeest, boho reedbuck, and both the greater and lesser kudu are also in abundance here. Lion pride is common throughout Tarangire in terms of predators, as are leopards and spotted hyenas. Packs of wild dogs sometimes pass through as well.
After a full day spent exploring Tarangire, at 6pm you will head to your lodge for dinner and overnight rest.
Overnight at your chosen lodge/camp in Tarangire
Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, you will depart for the amazing Ngorongoro Conservation Area. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Crater has formed 2-3 million years ago when a volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself. With its 2,000-foot-high walls, very few animals migrate in and out of the crater – providing it with one of the highest concentrations of wild animals of any African national park.
Today you will enjoy your first game drive before stopping for a picnic lunch. Expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, and many rare birds you might even see the ‘Big Five’ in one day!
After lunch, you will continue with an afternoon game drive exploring more of this small but beautiful National Park. At 6pm, you will be taken to your lodge for an unforgettable overnight stay in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Overnight at your chosen camp/lodge in the Ngorongoro Crater or on the rim
Day 3: Lake Manyara – Arusha
Today you will leave the Ngorongoro Crater and head back to Arusha, but not before visiting the stunning Lake Manyara National Park. An outstanding and spectacular landmark, Lake Manyara lies in the Great Rift Valley and is one of the most beautiful places in Africa. Dramatically bordered by lush green vegetation, as you enter the gate to the park you will be captivated by large troops of baboons and blue monkeys living in towering trees. Further down the escarpment, the forest opens up into woodlands, grassland, and swamps, and beyond sit the Soda Lake itself home to over 350 species of birds including flamingos, pelicans, sacred ibises, grapes and storks - a bird watchers paradise.
The most famous spectacle in the park is the tree-climbing lions which spend most of their day spreading out along branches of acacia trees 6–8 meters above the ground. The park is also noted for its numerous buffalos, elephants, giraffes, impalas, hippos, and a plethora of smaller animals, which can all be seen in a single day.
After your morning game drive and picnic lunch, you will depart Lake Manyara and arrive back in Arusha town late afternoon. Here you can pick up a transfer to Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport, to travel to your next destination.
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Duration of Safari:
3 Days / 2 Nights
Tarangire - Ngorongoro Crater - Lake Manyara
- Airport and Hotel transfers in private car
- 03 days private safari package
- Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with a photographic roof hatch
- Services of a professional English-speaking safari guide
- All wildlife reserve entry fees
- All game drives as mentioned
- All accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
- 2ltr bottle of mineral water per person, per day during game drive
- International flights
- All items of personal nature
- Gratuities for safari guides
- Personal/holiday travel insurance – we strongly recommended to take out holiday insurance before you leave your country of residence.
- Visa fee (50 US$ / 100 US$ for Americans & Irish passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
- Drinks and beverages in lodges
*Check under each hotel information above for meal plan
Why choose Safari by Z
A Tanzanian Company
All of our ground handlers are from Tanzania. We embrace the true spirit of African hospitality, welcoming guests from all over the world and forging lifelong bonds that will stay with you long after you leave us.
Experience Level of our Safari Guides:
It’s crucial your guide knows the best place to spot games and find the great migration while on safari. All Safari by Z drivers has at least 5 years of experience, with each driver having their understanding of the parks continually tested to ensure their knowledge is unparalleled.
Boutique comfortable Land Rover Vehicles:
Our spacious vehicles have been thoughtfully designed to make your game drive more relaxing, comfortable therefore enjoyable.
Back up and Support:
Choosing a company that can provide full backup and support if anything goes wrong is crucial when selecting your safari. It’s also important to ensure you receive a smooth transition journey onto Zanzibar and beyond. Safari by Z ground staff is on hand to ensure you receive a seamless safari experience. With offices in London, Arusha, and Zanzibar - our team is available around the clock to answer any questions or concerns.
The quality of accommodation can vary during a safari. Many outfitters only promote their own camps and lodges. At Safari By Z, we do not own or have any involvement with the camps and lodges we work with, our sole aim is to find you the best possible accommodation for your trip.
We are a transparent and flexible company:
We are the only tour operator that discloses the costs of each item you will be charged for on your safari. This gives our guests the freedom and flexibility to mix and match accommodation according to their budget and interests.