3-Day Taste of Tanzania Safari (Tarangire Ngorongoro)
A three day Tanzania Safari package designed to offer our clients an intense taster of what Tanzania has to offer. You will experience all the excitement of an African Wildlife Safari in the most spectacular of landscapes. On this Safari we take in Tarangire National Park, renowned for its elephant families and iconic Baobab trees. Roaming onwards we experience the jewel that is Ngorongoro Crater, breathtakingly beautiful, and the best place in Tanzania to see the big five.
Optional Safari Activities:
- Balloon Safari (USD 580 per person)
- Maasai Village Visit (U$DD 50 per vehicle)
- Night Game Drive Tarangire or Lake Manyara (USD 120 per person)
- Ngorongoro Crater Rim Walk (U$D30 per person)
- Visit to the Olduvai Gorge and museum (U$D 40 per person)
Day 1 Arrival in Arusha
You will be picked up from the airport by a Zanzibar Safari representative and conveyed to your accommodation in Arusha where you will overnight, relax, and prepare in anticipation of the adventures to come. .
Luxury: Grand Melia Lodge / Mount Meru Hotel / Arusha Coffee Lodge
Mid-range: Ilboru Safari Lodge / Arusha Planet Lodge/ Airport Planet Lodge
Budget: Outpost Lodge / Tulia Boutique Hotel / Green Mountain Hotel
Day: 2 Tarangire National Park
In the morning you will be collected from your lodge in Arusha by our personal safari guide. We set out for Tarangire National Park on a good tarmac road across gently rolling Masai plains with scattered acacia trees. As we zip along we pass many Masai in their colorful dress walking on the roadside, riding bicycles, herding cattle, and driving donkey’s carts. Tarangire National Park, well known for its large elephant herds, is also host to a multitude of other creatures. From the open roof of our state of the art safari jeep, we experience the seasonal swamps, savanna, and life-giving Tarangire River endeavoring to encounter a multitude of creatures from zebra to wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe, to name but a few. It is possible we will glimpse lion stalking prey or leopards watching, relaxing in the trees above.
After a full day in the park we will drive to the excellently appointed lodge where we enjoy dinner in the aesthetically delightful restaurant, relax, and spend the night in her capacious rooms.
Luxury: Kitela Lodge / Lake Manyara Kilima Moja / The Retreat at Ngorongoro
Mid-range: Eileen’s Tree Inn / Endoro Lodge / Karatu Simba Lodge
Budget Camping: Lilac Campsite/ Panorama Campsite
Day: 3 Ngorongoro Crater
Rise and shine! It is an early departure to the lush highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once you have reached the crater rim, you will drive down a steep track into the 600 m deep caldera to see a range of animals and birds. The caldera (collapsed volcano) is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the “Big Five” (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard) and more than 500 species of birds.
After an extensive game drive and a picnic lunch in the crater, you will return to Arusha, where you will arrive in the early evening.