5 Day Tanzania Tour, Tarangire National Park
This an expedition to explore the diverse Tarangire National Park, home to one of Tanzania's largest elephant populations and considered one of the most beautiful game reserves in Tanzania. Then embark on a game drive in the scenic and diverse Lake Manyara National Park, best known for its tree-climbing lions.
A drive into the highlands of the Great Rift Valley admiring breath taking views over the Masai Plains and Lake Manyara en route to the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, hosting Africa's Big Five and an abundance of other wildlife. After game viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater teeming with wildlife we travel to the village of Mto wa Mbu passing through Tanzania's scenic landscapes along the way.
Itinerary in Summary
Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park Day 2: Tarangire National Park to Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 3: Manyara – Ngorongoro National park Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater to Mto wa Mbu
Day 5: Mto wa Mbu to Arusha (Tanzania)
Nov 18- Mar 17
pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise
- Ground Transportation
- All Meals and bottled water
- All Government Taxes
- All Tourist attractions and activities charges charges
- English-speaking driver/guide
- International Flights
- Visa Fees
- Airport Taxes
- Items of personal nature like Laundry
- Bar bills
- Tipping and any extra expenses not included above.
Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Our wildlife adventure starts with a short tour briefing in Arusha, before we set off southwest toward our first Tanzanian game viewing destination, Tarangire National Park. This diverse game park is home to a large variety of wildlife and is considered one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in northern Tanzania.
Tarangire National Park hosts one of the largest elephant populations in Tanzania and is dotted with baobab and acacia thorn trees. This top Tanzanian game park is also home to various big cats including lions, leopards and cheetahs, as well as tree climbing pythons. Other wildlife inhabiting the game park includes many giraffes, buffalos, zebras and various antelope species such as gazelles. We spend the afternoon enjoying superb game viewing in Tarangire Park followed by our first night of camping under the African stars.
Accommodation; Oliver’s camp Meals: Lunch; Dinner
Day 2: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park & Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
We depart from Tarangire National Park after morning game drive and breakfast admiring the scenic landscapes of northern Tanzania as we travel. We drive to the nearby Lake Manyara National Park, located northwest of Tarangire, passing through the diverse village of Mto wa Mbu and stopping for lunch along the way. We explore the beautiful Lake Manyara Park on an afternoon game drive, enjoying the stunning scenery and spotting wildlife. The compact Lake Manyara National Park is best known for its tree-climbing lions and sizeable elephant population.
The park is also home to large troops of big baboons, which are commonly sighted. Other wildlife inhabiting the park in abundance includes buffalo, cheetah, zebra, Maasai giraffe, wildebeest and impala. There are also plenty of warthogs, hippos, mongoose, monkeys and various antelope species, as well as some elusive leopards.
Accommodation: Lake manyara tree lodge Meals: BLD
Day 3: Manyara – Ngorongoro National park
From Lake Manyara Park we take a short drive through the Great Rift Valley to where the lowlands disperse making way for the richly vegetated crater highlands. We continue up into the higher lands enjoying spectacular views over the Maasai Plains and Lake Manyara, pausing to take photos of the breathtaking views.
Our next Tanzania safari destination is the world famous Ngorongoro Crater, also known as Africa's Garden of Eden. We overnight at a safari campsite perched on the crater’s edge, offering sweeping views over the crater and surrounding landscapes. Accommodation: Plantation lodge
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater to Mto wa Mbu
After breakfast at dawn we descend the steep crater walls to explore this diverse wilderness area teeming with Africa's wildlife. The Ngorongoro Crater hosts the Big Five of Africa, boasting one of the highest concentrations of lions in the world. Almost all of the wild animal species found on the savannahs of East Africa inhabit this compact crater.
Ngorongoro offers first-class game viewing and is considered one of the best places to capture the endangered black rhino on film. We stop for a picnic lunch in the crater and after our thrilling wildlife experience we head to our next overnight safari campsite near the village of Mto wa Mbu. Meals: BLD
Day 5: Mto wa Mbu to Arusha (Tanzania)
We have a late breakfast before leaving the crater highlands and returning to Arusha where this affordable safari started. En route we again pass through the Great Rift Valley, known for its beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife, stretching over 6000 km's north to south from Syria to Mozambique in Southern Africa.
In the early afternoon we arrive in Arusha, where our fantastic Safari ends. Meal plan: BL