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Tanzania safari

3-Day Tanzania Safari

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Day 1 : Moshi to Lake Manyara game drive

Visiting: Moshi, Lake Manyara

Drive 3-4 hours from Moshi or Arusha to Lake Manyara, with a picnic lunch en-route. This afternoon, enjoy a game drive in Lake Manyara.

Lake Manyara is tucked beneath the massive walls of the remarkable Rift Valley. In this wildlife oasis, we find a thin green band of forest flanked by the 600-meter sheer red and brown cliffs, along with the large soda lake which gives name to the park. Famous for its forest elephants and tree-climbing lions, many other animals like hippos, bushbucks, leopards, blue monkeys and more have made this scenic park their home. Manyara is also perhaps Tanzania’s most famous bird watching spot, as it hosts nearly400 species of birds, including cranes, storks, pelicans, fish eagles, and thousands of flamingos.

After the game drive, we head to our lodge, arriving in time for dinner.

  • Meals: LD
  • Budget Lodging: Whistling Thorn Camp, Endoro Lodge, or Migunga Forest Camp
  • Standard Lodging: Kirurumu Tented Camp-Manyara, Ngorongoro Farmhouse, or Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge
  • Luxury Lodging: Tarangire River Camp, Plantation Lodge, or Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
  • Elite Lodging: Tarangire Treetops or Oliver's Camp

Day 2 : Ngorongoro Crater game drive

Visiting: Ngorongoro

Today, drive approximately 30-60 minutes to the Ngorongoro Crater, where we'll experience the crater on a half-day game drive. The spectacular Ngorongoro Crater is the world largest caldera measuring 600 meters in depth and covering 250 square kilometers in area. Large bull elephants and the endangered black rhino roam the grasslands along with grazing herds of zebra, impala and wildebeest. We'll picnic along one of the lagoons, where we often see game and a host of attractive wetland birds. After the game drive, we return to your lodge in time for the African sunset and dinner.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Endoro Lodge or Rhotia Valley Tented Camp
  • Standard Lodging: Ngorongoro Farmhouse or Farm House Valley Lodge
  • Luxury Lodging: Plantation Lodge or Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
  • Elite Lodging: The Manor at Ngorongoro

Day 3 : Tarangire game drive, return to Moshi/Arusha

Visiting: Tarangire

Drive 30-60 minutes to Tarangire National Park for a morning game drive in the park.

Tarangire is well-known for its huge herds of elephant and massive baobab trees. Throughout the dry season, thirsty antelope and elephant trek hundreds of kilometers to drink along the Tarangire River. Besides elephants, Tarangire is renowned for its healthy lion prides, while also being a home for unique and rare predators like cheetah and wild dog. Kudu, waterbuck, giraffe, and more are common sights while with some luck, you might see the gorgeous and elusive fringe-eared oryx. We'll enjoy a picnic lunch on our way out of the park.

After lunch, we return to your choice of Arusha, Moshi or the airport.

  • Meals: BL

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