The world-famous Ngorongoro Crater is considered the “Garden of Eden” in terms of game viewing, with other highlights including huge herds of elephants in Tarangire and abundant birdlife at Lake Manyara. You will then be excited and ready for the challenge ahead.
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DAY 1: FULL DAY GAME DRIVE IN TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK.
Today we drive to Tarangire National Park, for excellent game viewing. Tarangire is a small park that offers some excellent sights. Generally, in the dry seasons, Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water. We spend the night in our lodge beautifully set outside the park with stunning views and a unique atmosphere of Rift Valley Escapement.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Escarpment Lodge: Bed, Dinner, Breakfast, and Lunch are included.
DAY 2: FULL DAY GAME DRIVE IN NGORONGORO CRATER.
We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive-in Ngorongoro, we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally, we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino, and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon, we make a short journey from the crater to our beautiful lodge set outside the crater.
Dinner and overnight at Gibbs Farm Lodge: Bed, Dinner, Breakfast, and Lunch are included.
DAY 3: FULL DAY GAME DRIVE IN LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK.
Today we drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day of game drives. This is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but still offers a rewarding and diverse safari experience. The lakeshore at Manyara teems with birdlife, and while you are looking for the birds, you might spot one of the elusive tree-climbing lions. There are a surprising number of other large mammals and the striking cliffs on the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop. In the late afternoon, we make a short journey from the park to Arusha.
Dinner and overnight at Arusha Gran Melia Hotel: Bed, Dinner, and Breakfast are included.
The airport transfer is included for your International flight back home or to the next destination.
3 DAY TANZANIA NORTHERN PARKS LODGE SAFARI INCLUDES:
1. Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
2. Private safari guide
3. Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
4. Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
5. Park fees
6. Crater fees
7. Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
8. On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks
9. Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
3 DAY TANZANIA NORTHERN PARKS LODGE SAFARI EXCLUDES:
1. Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and Canada passport holders USD.100
2. Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
3. Meals not listed above
4. Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
5. Tips and any items of personal nature.