- 3 Days from$1680 p/p in USD
- DeparturesYear Round
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
This exciting and action packed 3-day safari is perfect for those who want to experience as much wildlife and nature as possible, but don’t have a lot of time. On this short tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see some of the hightlights of Tanzania, including Tarangire National Park with its abundance of wildlife and beautiful baobab trees, Lake Manyara, the 7th largest lake in Tanzania, and Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest inactive, unbroken and unfilled volcanic caldera.
- Safari types:Big Five Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
- You will visit:Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater
- Wildlife:Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Thomson's Gazelle, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Cheetah, Hyena, Wildebeest, Baboon, Dik Dik, Blue Monkey, Vervet Monkey, Kudu, Eland, Waterbuck, Warthog, Mongoose, Bush Baby, Topi, Grant's Gazelle
- Activities:Game Drive, Cultural Experience
- Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
- Start/end:Start in Arusha, end in Arusha
- Minimum age:6
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 1,680 per person
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Day by Day Overview
Your first day begins at 8am, with a pick up from your hotel. Today you’ll be visiting Tarangire National Park, which boasts an incredibly diverse landscape, with nine different vegetation zones. The park is famous for its abundance of Ancient Baobab trees (the largest trees on the continent) which fill the landscape and dwarf the wildlife around them. The river in the park is surrounded by wildlife including lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes and, of course, elephants. In fact, the park has the largest concentration of elephants in the whole country, and provides a unique opportunity to observe the interaction between elephant herds. The lunch area is also fascinating, boasting an observatory with amazing views of the river and surrounding wildlife. You also have a good chance of seeing a hunt within this area. In the afternoon, head out on a game drive before continuing on to your accommodation for the night.
Today begins with a full day game drive in Lake Manyara. Although small in dimension (only 205 square miles), the park has breathtaking scenery and is famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs and mahogany trees, as well as a growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Other permanent residents in this park include giraffes, elephants, impalas and large herds of buffaloes. The lake is also home to an abundant population of hippos. Lake Manyara boasts some fascinating species such as tree climbing lions, and flamingos which gather in large flocks along the lake shore. The landscapes of Lake Manyara are difficult to describe in words, and the game drives along the lake provide stunning photo opportunities of giraffes and buffaloes with the beautiful lake in the background.
Today you will have the opportunity to visit the incredible Ngorongoro Crater, the 8th wonder of the natural world. The crater spreads for 102 square miles and has 2000 foot high walls, allowing almost every species of bird and animal that is indigenous to East Africa to inhabit its massive surface area. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of only a few locations on the whole continent where you can still see the black rhino. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a large concentration of flamingos, a forest and open plains. It’s also famous for its elephants, which are the largest in the world and have impressively large tusks.
We will start the day very early and descend to the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on earth. After a fantastic afternoon game drive, we will ascend the crater and exit Ngorongoro Conservation Area, heading towards Arusha. We expect to be back in Arusha around 5pm, although this is flexible.