Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, we meet you at your lodge in Arusha for short safari briefing then driving to Tarangire National Park. On the way you will pass at the middle of Arusha town for any last minute purchase before heading to the bush. This Park is known for its huge Elephant population and giant Baobab trees. Over 3000 elephant has been recorded in this park moving around Tarangire Lake Manyara ecosystem.
The park drive its name from the famous River (Tarangire River) that crossing at the middle of the park and saves as a permanent source of water in the entire area. The parks has got a beautiful landscape and it is home to same rare animal species like Greater Kudu, Fringed Eared Oryx and the Ash stalling. Lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest Zebra & many antelopes can be spotted in this park. Late afternoon drive to Migombani Public Campsite or similar close to Lake Manyara for sunset watch, dinner & overnight.
Day 2: Tarangire – Ngorongoro Crater
3 Days Camping Safari Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara continues on this day as we take you to our beautiful Ngorongoro Crater. After breakfast at your campsite depart for Ngorongoro Crater. The driving is across the Great East African Rift Valley & along the high lying farmland of Karatu, reach Ngorongoro gate for check in before driving up to Crater view point for some nice pictures of the crater floor from the rim. Then descend into the Crater floor for a wonderful game drive (picnic lunch will be served at the crater floor). Ngorongoro Crater is often defined as one of the wonders of the world, mistakenly called a Crater but it is rather the world largest unfolded volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations.
It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural habitat. The crater has about 2000 ft high walls and very few animals are migrating in and out of the crater. You can expect to see lions, Hyenas, Jackals, elephants, zebras, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many bird species including flamingos. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted in one day of game drives. End up this day by driving up & out of Ngorongoro conservation on the way during sunset you will stop at Lake Manyara view point for some nice picture of Lake Manyara & its forest from the edge of the Great East African Rift Valley then drive down to Lake Manyara for dinner & overnight.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha
After breakfast at your campsite drive to Lake Manyara National park for Game drives. Lake Manyara is a beautiful & ever green park due to underground water streams that flows from the Great Rift Valley to the Lake.
Park’s varied habitats with plenty of water and fodder attracts a wide variety of wildlife including herds of African elephant, buffalo, zebra, impala, hippos, giraffe and many antelopes. The famous Lake Manyara tree climbing lions and other predators can be seen in this park. Massive but shallow soda lake is home to some colorful flamingos and other aquatic birds feeding on algae and other water creatures.
Late afternoon (Depending on your flight time) drive back to Arusha via Mto wa mbu town for overnight or drop off at the airport. (If you wish you can visit some Masai market on your way back to Arusha).
Join us again for this short but incredible 3 days Tanzania camping safari where you visit the 3 great Northern Tanzania parks of Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara.