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Tanzania safari

4-Day Tanzania Safari

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Day 1 : Drive to Lake Manyara for afternoon game drive

Visiting: Moshi, Lake Manyara

Drive 3-4 hours from Moshi to Lake Manyara, lunch en route. Afternoon 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.

  • Meals: LD
  • Budget Lodging: Kudu Lodge, Endoro Lodge, or Rhotia Valley Tented Camp
  • Standard Lodging: Ngorongoro Farmhouse, Kirurumu Tented Camp-Manyara, or Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge
  • Luxury Lodging: Lake Manyara Serena, Kitela Lodge, or Plantation Lodge
  • Elite Lodging: The Manor at Ngorongoro

Day 2 : Half day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

Visiting: Ngorongoro

Drive 30-60 minutes to Ngorongoro Crater. Half-day game drive in the crater.

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’s 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: Kudu Lodge, Endoro Lodge, or Rhotia Valley Tented Camp
  • Standard Lodging: Ngorongoro Farmhouse, Kirurumu Tented Camp-Manyara, or Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge
  • Luxury Lodging: Lake Manyara Serena, Kitela Lodge, or Plantation Lodge
  • Elite Lodging: The Manor at Ngorongoro

Day 3 : Three available options

Visiting: Karatu OR Olduvai Gorge OR Tarangire

Option #1: Hiking in the morning and cultural tour in the afternoon in Karatu or Mto Wa Mbu.

Option #2: Drive to Olduvai Gorge Museum and visit Maasai village.

Option #3: Drive to Tarangire for afternoon game drive.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Kudu Lodge, Endoro Lodge, or Rhotia Valley Tented Camp
  • Standard Lodging: Ngorongoro Farmhouse, Kirurumu Tented Camp-Manyara, or Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge
  • Luxury Lodging: Lake Manyara Serena, Kitela Lodge, or Plantation Lodge
  • Elite Lodging: The Manor at Ngorongoro

Day 4 : Tarangire game drive, return to Moshi/Arusha

Visiting: Tarangire

Tarangire morning game drive.

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.

This afternoon, return to Moshi/Arusha/Kilimanjaro Airport via Mto Wa Mbu.

  • Meals: BL

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