3 Day Tanzania Safari (Lake Manyara, Ngorogoro Crater and Tarangire National Park)
This 3 day Tanzania safari, offers you an opportunity to explore three amazing parks on the Northern Tanzania Safari circuit which include: Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater as well as Tarangire National Park. Although it brief, it offers you a very rewarding wildlife experience and its very ideal for holidaymakers with a very short time for safari while in Tanzania.
You will visit the Ngorongoro Crater which holds one of the largest numbers of wild animals on the African continent. Then you will also visit Lake Manyara National Park another dramatic wildlife habitat that has a very large soda lake found at the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. This is home to thousands of pink flamingoes. Lastly will be a chance to explore Tarangire National Park that features a large number of wildlife as well.
Day 1: Transfer from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
Today morning, our safari guide will pick you up from your accommodation right after your breakfast, and brief you about this safari before beginning the two and a half hours drive to Lake Manyara National Park. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and then set out to explore the park. You will encounter a number of different wild animals, and also visit Lake Manyara a soda lake that covers two thirds of the park’s area, at the bottom of the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley.
The varied habitats within this park offer shelter to variety of wildlife among which is one of the largest elephant populations on the African continent, the tree climbing lions and the thousands of pink flamingoes that feed on the algae within the soda lake.
You will later return to your accommodation where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Accommodation Options: Luxury lodges:Lake Manyara Serena Lodge; Semi Luxury lodges: Kirurumu Tented Lodge; Tented Camps: Migunga Forest Camp
Day 2: Transfer from Lake Manyara National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
Today after an early breakfast, you will drive to the rim of the legendary Ngorongoro Crater and then descend down the 600 meter wall to the floor where you will enjoy a half day game drive. This crater holds one of the largest numbers of wildlife populations in Africa with an estimate of about 30,000 animals. Among the animals you will see here are: wildebeests, zebras, buffaloes, elands, warthogs, hippos, as well as giant African elephants, in addition to leopards, lions, cheetahs, hyenas and jackals, and the ever-elusive which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater, after which we travel to the Tarangire National Park. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 3: Explore Tarangire, Return to Arusha
After an early breakfast you will have a final game drive in Tarangire National Park. This beautiful park runs neighbors River Tarangire after which it was named. The park is dominated by low-lying hills of the Great Rift Valley floor, and its vegetation comprises of Acacia forests plus giant Baobab trees, and has a massive swamp area found in its southern sector, not to forget River Tarangire. The swamp together with the river attract different wild animals especially in the dry season. Among the rare wildlife species within this park are: the Ashy Starlings, Greater Kudu as well as the Fringed-eared Oryx. At the end of this, you will return to Arusha town where this amazing 3 day safari will end.