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 elephants have been recorded in this park moving around Tarangire Lake Manyara ecosystem.
The Park derives its name from the famous River (Tarangire River). The river serves as a permanent source of water for the entire area. The park has got a beautiful landscape and is home to some 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 then on to Lake Manyara for a sunset watch, your 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 we depart for Ngorongoro Crater. The drive goes across the Great East African Rift Valley & along the high lying farm land of Karatu, reaching Ngorongoro gate for check in before driving up to Crater view point for some amazing pictures of the crater floor from the rim. Continuing on a descent 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 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 walls are approximately 2,000ft high which limits very few animals 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 your day by driving up & out of Ngorongoro Conservation stoping at Lake Manyara view point to take amazing sunset pictures of Lake Manyara & its forest. From the edge of the Great East African Rift Valley drive down to Lake Manyara for dinner & overnight stay.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha
After breakfast at your campsite its a drive to Lake Manyara National park for a game drive. Lake Manyara is a beautiful and ever green park due to underground water streams that flowsfrom the Great Rift Valley to the Lake.
The parks 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 many colorful flamingos and other aquatic birds feeding on algae and other water creatures.
Late afternoon (depending on your flight time) we 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).
We hope you enjoy this short but incredible 3 day Tanzania camping safari where you visit the 3 great Northern Tanzania parks of Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara.