4 Days from$1600 p/p in USD
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
Budget, Camping, Mid Range
This safari takes you from Arusha National Park, with Lake Momella and 3km wide Ngurdoto Crater, to beautiful Lake Manyara National Park, famed for its tree-climbing lions, which are occasionally seen along branches of acacia trees. Continue to Tarangire National Park, with savannah plains and immense herds of elephants, while Ngorongoro Crater is known for the co-existence of humans and wild animals and the caldera which is a home to 30,000 animals.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Family Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha National Park
Wildlife:Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Thomson's Gazelle, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Hyena, Wildebeest, Colobus Monkey, Baboon, Dik Dik, Bush Baby, Topi, Grant's Gazelle
Activities:Game Drive, Birding
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle, 4x4 Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Moshi or Arusha
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 1,600 per person
- 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners plus drinking water
- 4×4 safari vehicle
- Professional driver guide
- Park fees
- First aid kit
- Flights & visas
- Laundry services
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Afro-Vertex Tours & Safaris‘
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Day by Day Overview
After breakfast, you’ll depart from your Moshi or Arusha accommodation and drive to Arusha National Park. After your entrance to the park you will embark on a game drive through the park. On the drive past landmarks such as the Momella Lakes and Ngurdoto Crater – sometimes known as ‘Little Ngorongoro’. Your safari vehicle will go under the fig tree (Ficus thonningii) which has roots that have grown to take the shape of an arch, large enough for a safari car (elephant size) to pass underneath – you may stop and get out of the car to take pictures! For lunch you will stop at a picnic site then proceed with the game drive. At around 4 pm you will start leaving the national park for the drive back Arusha, where you will spend the night at your hotel (included).
After breakfast you will hop in a 4×4 elongated Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof, ideal for safaris. You will then proceed to Tarangire National Park where you will have a game drive until lunchtime. You will stop at a picnic site where you will have lunch then continue on with the afternoon game drive. You’ll then retire to the rim of the lake for dinner and a good night’s rest at your hotel/camp.
After breakfast you’ll enter Lake Manyara National Park, photographer’s paradise with some of the best game viewing in the world. You can expect to see many of Africa’s most well-known animals, with the tree-climbing lions a particular treat if you are lucky to spot them. These proud predators lounge in acacia trees practically begging to be photographed. Bird watchers will find Lake Manyara an absolute delight, with a huge variety of birds on display in the park. Even the novice can expect to be amazed by large flamingo flocks, circling birds of prey and the brightly colored lilac breasted roller. You’ll then retire to the rim of the lake for dinner and a good night’s rest at your hotel/camp.
After breakfast, you’ll go into the Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders. Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. It’s a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water. From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you’ll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa’s most recognizable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, Cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch by the park’s famous hippo pool. Thereafter, you will drive back to Moshi/Arusha.