3 Day Safari Lodge

3-Day Lodge Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro And Lake Manyara

Elephant herds in northern Tanzania

 Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Day 1

Enjoy morning pick up from your hotel and travel to Tarangire National Park. This park boasts huge baobab trees, the perennial Tarangire River and seasonal swamps. Find some of the largest elephant herds in northern Tanzania. Animals gather at the river allowing you to see elephants, giraffes, bushbucks, hartebeests, dik-diks, waterbucks, warthogs and reedbucks all year round. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras, and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators including lions. Leopards are occasionally sighted, but cheetahs are rarely spotted. The open roof of the vehicle allows you the ability to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. After an extensive game drive, you will leave the park in the late afternoon and drive to the Maramboi Tented Camp to spend the night.

 

Ngorongoro Crater

 Tarangire to Ngorongoro Crater to Karatu

Day 2

After an early start you will make your way to the cooler regions of the Ngorongoro highlands. The Ngorongoro Crater is almost 600 m deep and approximately 20 km wide. The massive caldera is home to a variety of animals. On your game drive you have the possibility of seeing all different kinds of mammals ranging from the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – to Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles and mountain reedbucks. You might also see spotted hyenas and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After a picnic lunch in the crater and some more game viewing, you will leave the crater in the afternoon and travel to Karatu, where you will stay overnight at the Ngorongoro Farm House.

Giraffes in Lake Manyara national park, Tanzania

 Ngorongoro Highlands to Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha 

Day 3

After breakfast, you will leave the highlands and continue to Lake Manyara National Park, one of the smallest but most diverse parks in Tanzania. The shallow, alkaline Lake Manyara covers a large area of the park, and it is the seasonal home to thousands of flamingos – an awesome (pink) sight. However more than 500 other bird species are also found here as well as some wonderful mammals. Troops of monkeys live in the forests, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests on the grassy plains and elephants and lions in the acacia woodlands. After an intensive game drive and a picnic lunch, you will leave the park to go to Arusha by the late afternoon or early evening.

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