Tarangire National National Park



Tarangire National National Park (One day)

Depart from Arusha town to Tarangire National Park. At 2,600km², Tarangire is far from being the biggest of the Tanzanian parks, but its unrivalled landscape of open plains, dotted with thousands of baobabs, is unforgettable. About 120kms south of Arusha. Tarangire is known for its tree-climbing lions and for its very big herds of buffalo. This is one of Africa’s little-known gems and should be on the itinerary of all lovers of wilderness and solitude. The game numbers are staggering: 30,000 zebra, 25,000 wildebeest, 5,000 buffalo, 3,000 elephant, 2,500 Maasai giraffe and over 1,000 fringe-eared oryx (gemsbok). Predators include lion, cheetah and leopard and birders will want to look out for the endemic ashy starling, rufous-tailed weaver and black-collared lovebird. Lunch is included during this tour. The tour ends in Arusha town at around 1700hrs.


3 nights/4 days - Manyara/ Ngorongoro (Option 1)

Day 1:
The tour starts with lunch in Arusha town at 1230hrs. 1400hrs, drive to Lake Manyara. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/hotel.


Day 2:
Enjoy a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife. Lunch at the lodge. Then drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.


Day 3:
Today you will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the crater for crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Picnic lunches will be served in the crater. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Ngorongoro.


Day 4:
After breakfast. Drive back to Arusha. Lunch in Arusha town.


End of Safari


4 nights/5 days Manyara/Serengeti/Ngorongoro/Tarangire. (Option 1)

Day 1:
The tour starts with lunch in Arusha town at 1230hrs. 1400hrs, drive to Lake Manyara. Enjoy an evening game drive in the Lake National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.


Day 2:
After an early breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park. Lunch at the lodge. Spend the afternoon game viewing in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.


Day 3:
Depart for an early morning around your lodge, return to the lodge for breakfast. Mid morning, depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lunch at the lodge. This afternoon, you will descend 2000 feet (over 600 metres) to the floor of the crater for a half day crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Dinner and overnight at the lodge


Day 4:
After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon of game viewing. Lesser kudu, eland, lion and gerenuk can be found in this beautiful park, noted for its multitude of baobab trees and its tree-climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.


Day 5:
Enjoy an early morning game drive in the Tarangire National Park. Breakfast at the lodge, followed by the drive back to Arusha with game viewing en route. Lunch in Arusha town.


End of Safari


4 nights/5 days Ngorongoro/Serengeti/Manyara (Option 2, Idea Camping Safari)

Day 1:
The tour starts with lunch in Arusha town at 1230hrs. 1400hrs, drive to Lake Manyara. Enjoy an evening game drive in the Lake National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.


Day 2:
After Breakfast Drive to Serengeti Game drive with picnic lunch at Serengeti National park Dinner and overnight at Public Campsite – Serengeti


Day 3:
After Breakfast Morning and afternoon game drive at Serengeti National Park All meals and overnight at Public campsite – Serengeti


Day 4:
After Breakfast Drive to Ngorongoro Half day crater tour with picnic lunch Dinner and overnight at Public campsite – Ngorongoro


Day 5:
After Breakfast Return to Arusha Lunch at Arusha town


End of Safari


4 nights/5 days Manyara/Serengeti/Ngorongoro/Tarangire. (Option 1)

Day 1:
The tour starts with lunch in Arusha town at 1230hrs. 1400hrs, drive to Lake Manyara. Enjoy an evening game drive in the Lake National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.


Day 2:
After an early breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park. Lunch at the lodge. Spend the afternoon game viewing in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.


Day 3:
Depart for an early morning around your lodge, return to the lodge for breakfast. Mid morning, depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lunch at the lodge. This afternoon, you will descend 2000 feet (over 600 metres) to the floor of the crater for a half day crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Dinner and overnight at the lodge


Day 4:
After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon of game viewing. Lesser kudu, eland, lion and gerenuk can be found in this beautiful park, noted for its multitude of baobab trees and its tree-climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at the lodge


Day 5:
Enjoy an early morning game drive in the Tarangire National Park. Breakfast at the lodge, followed by the drive back to Arusha with game viewing en route. Lunch in Arusha town.


End of Safari


4 nights/5 days Ngorongoro/Serengeti/Manyara (Option 2, Idea Camping Safari)

Day 1:
Tour start in Arusha Drive to Lake Manyara Afternoon game drive at Lake Manyara National Park with picnic lunch Dinner and overnight at Public Campsite – lake Manyara


Day 2:
After Breakfast Drive to Serengeti Game drive with picnic lunch at Serengeti National park Dinner and overnight at Public Campsite – Serengeti


Day 3:
After Breakfast Morning and afternoon game drive at Serengeti National Park All meals and overnight at Public campsite – Serengeti


Day 4:
After Breakfast Drive to Ngorongoro Half day crater tour with picnic lunch Dinner and overnight at Public campsite – Ngorongoro


Day 5:
After Breakfast Return to Arusha Lunch at Arusha town


End of Safari


6 days Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire

Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire are spectacular and understandably popular destinations and of course you can visit these National Parks.


Day 1:
Leave Arusha and drive to the Serengeti! Afternoon game drive in the rolling grasslands. Criss-crossed with forested riverine valleys, the Serengeti plays home to millions of Africa’s large mammals, making this one of the world’s most famous wildlife destinations. Overnight at Wildlife lodge


Day 2:
All day game drive in Serengeti. Best time for the wildebeest migration is late Dec to June but there are spectacular wildlife sights at anytime of year. Overnight at Wildlife Lodge


Day 3:
Further game drive in Serengeti and then on to the Ngorongoro Crater. Lunch en-route at Olduvai Gorge and a view of the archaeological sites (and visit the museum) where early human tools and fossils have been found. Overnight at Wildlife Lodge


Day 4:
Ngorongoro is collapsed volcano - an incredible natural amphitheatre, 25 km across and teeming with all of the African big game. Early morning descent into the crater for full game drive. In mid afternoon continue on to Mto Wa Mbu near Manyara for overnight at Wildlife lodge


Day 5:
Early morning game drive around Lake Manyara National Park. This park is famed for the bird life around the soda lake - flamingos in particular, and is home to unusual tree-climbing lions. It also has a large elephant population. Overnight at Wildlife Lodge


Day 6:
In the morning drive to Tarangire, named after the river that flows through the park, Tarangire National Park is one of the lesser known Tanzanian National Parks, giving it a real air of undiscovered Africa. Famous of massive baobabs and large herds of elephant, Tarangire National Park is small but still home to a significant wildlife population with a density of wildlife matched on by Ngorongoro. Drive back to Arusha town. Overnight at Arusha Hotel