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3 days safari to Tarangire, lake manyara and Ndutu (great migration)

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
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Duration

3 days 2 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Overview

Tanzania is a big country and the main safari destinations can be split into the north (The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater) or the south (The Selous and Ruaha). Most tourists flock to the north as it is comprised of the famed highlights of Tanzania – and rightly so as the wildlife and game viewing is phenomenal. However, the fame of the north can often overshadow the south, which in our view is one of East Africa’s best-kept secrets.

Tarangire National Park is another option for amazing game viewing. Night drives, fantastic views, and a colossal number of elephants all add up to an amazing safari experience. However, it is more of an “add-on” park to the main northern circuit of the crater and Serengeti. It can be visited for a few nights en route to the crater if you have ample time and money.

Lake Manyara is another smaller park with flamingos, fantastic land-birdlife, and some truly beautiful spots for safari. It can be seen in the afternoon rather than as the focus of a trip as it is small. Most people who drive to the crater vo via Lake Manyara for a few hours to tick it off the list.

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Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

We will pick you from your hotel in Arusha and following a 2-3 hour drive, you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. In this region, Hemmingway often went on big game hunting safaris. After the formation of the national parks in 1970, they turned the seasonal marshes and the endless savannah that one sees today into, once again, profitable hunting grounds. Today, however, cameras thankfully have replaced the elephant guns. The Tarangire National Park has the highest density of elephants in North Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round in which the herds often can reach an impressive number of 300 animals. The Tarangire River has water all year round and during the dry season, between July and October, many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river for drinking. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you can observe wonderful creatures such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeest, and zebras as well as various types of antelopes and gazelles and with a little luck, you can also spot a python! This area is during the dry season also a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Masai Ostrich -the world's largest bird. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place before the afternoon is dedicated to more wildlife watching.

Day 2
Day 2

In the morning, you will drive in direction of the Lake Manyara National Park which is a smaller park with flamingos, fantastic land-birdlife, and some truly beautiful spots for safari. It can be seen in the afternoon rather than as the focus of a trip as it is small. Most people who drive to the crater vo via Lake Manyara for a few hours to tick it off the list.

Day 3
Day 3

At the heart of the South Serengeti lies the world-famous Ndutu. Offering consistently the best wildlife viewing during the green season, Ndutu is strategically situated at the center of the southern plains although the immediate area is blanketed with a forest of acacia trees. Since the 1960s, Ndutu had been a favorite destination for many distinguished authors, filmmakers, and wildlife biologists.

Here, we shall have a full-day game drive in the Ndutu area with picnic lunch boxes, the short rains begin around early November. A little after this, in late November and December, the herds of the wildebeest migration arrive on the short-grass plains of the Serengeti. These are south and east of Seronera, around Ndutu, and include the north of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dispersed across these plains, wildebeest, and zebra are everywhere – feeding on the fresh, nutritious grasses. The herds are stationary, increasing your chances of witnessing wildebeest births and predator interaction

Included/Excluded

  • Government park fees/taxes
  • A professional guide/driver
  • All activities (unless labeled as an option)
  • All transportation (unless labeled as an option)
  • Meals
  • All taxes/VAT
  • Drinking
  • Arrival accommodation
  • All accommodation
  • Camping equipment
  • Roundtrip airport
  • Sleeping bag
  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • N: B. All accommodations here are lodges and camping for Kilimanjaro other type of accommodations may incur extra costs

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Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
from 1,170.00$

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