5 Day Tarangire, Lake Manyara and NgoroNgoro
This 3-day safari covers three top attractions in Northern Tanzania. While located near one another, each national park features unique aspects; incredible bird sightings in Lake Manyara, including clouds of pink flamingos; mighty elephants in Tarangire National Park; and the endangered rhino in Ngorongoro. Across these three locations, you are sure to capture photos of the Big Five of Africa: elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhino and lion.
This safari itinerary is for travelers considering time and cost; guests spend two nights in comfortable lodges near the National Parks and enjoy two nights at a top-rated hotel in Arusha town. Guests will be comfortable with available wifi, delicious meals, and access to a swimming pool. A professional driver guide with much experience in the African bush will lead your trip and provide deeper insight into the animals and scenery around you.
The group arrives at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). Participants are met by a representative of Kilimandscharo Active Tours and transferred to a hotel in Moshi. Note: The hotel cost only includes breakfast. Check-in starts at 2:00 PM.
In the morning after breakfast (around 7:30 AM) your safari guide will arrive at the hotel and inform the receptionist that he is waiting for you. After meeting up with your driver you will travel to Tarangire National Park, and by 10:00 AM you will already be on your first safari! In this park, you have the chance to see lots of wild Tanzanian animals (lions, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, etc.), but above all else, it is famous for its astonishing number of elephants, who typically tend to stay close to their drinking source, the Tarangire River. You should be aware that this is wild nature, so the guide cannot make any guarantees on the presence of specific wild animals, but you can be sure he will do his best to find everything you're looking for!
Our team has its own radio channel that the drivers use to communicate to other guides and collaborate on searches for rare species. At lunchtime, you will be provided with a meal, after which the safari will continue. In the evening you will be transferred to the hotel. Additional notes: This is your first day on safari, so we ask that you please pay special attention to the national parks visitor rules and our company recommendations.
- During the safari, it is strictly prohibited to exit the vehicle, except for in specially designated areas. Violations of this rule may be accompanied by large fines for the company, including the revocation of its license.
- Off-road driving is also prohibited, as such behaviour may cause irreparable damage to the fragile balance of the natural ecosystem.
- During the safari, you are allowed to smoke, but be extremely careful about how you extinguish and dispose of cigarette butts, as they are a frequent cause of fires in the savanna.
- In addition, we sincerely request that you not put your feet on the safari car's seats, nor sit on the back of them because this type of behaviour quickly makes the cars unusable.
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Early wake-up time, breakfast and travel to Lake Manyara. The entire territory of this park is cut through with groundwater streams that provide a favourable environment for plants and, in addition, for a multitude of birds (including pink flamingos) and African forest animals. Around lunchtime, you will visit the Maji Moto hot springs and the driver will provide you with personal lunchboxes. After this stop, the safari will continue, and by evening you will be transferred to a hotel located on the edge of the Ngorongoro volcanic crater.
On this day it is best to leave the hotel as early as possible so you can see the variety of animals that are only active during the morning hours; breakfast will be packed in lunchboxes specifically for this purpose. At 6:30 AM you will set off for Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and after about an hour you will already be inside the crater. Ngorongoro is one of the most famous and interesting of Tanzania's national parks because here you can find the greatest number of different animal species per square kilometre. You will have the chance to see buffalo, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, hippopotamus and feline species such as caracals and servals. The luckiest travellers might even see a rhinoceros, an animal whose numbers are rapidly declining. By lunchtime, you will arrive at the lakeside, where you will be offered lunchboxes, after which the safari will continue. In the evening you will be transferred back to the hotel in Arusha
Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport. Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, you have the option to extend your hotel stay till 6:00 PM for an extra fee.
- Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
- Transfer to a hotel in Moshi and back to the airport;
- Experienced English-speaking safari guide;
- All park fees;
- All accommodation under your program;
- Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour;
- Air tickets;
- Visa fee;
- Lunch and dinner in hotel (only before and after safari)
- Tips to your safari guide ($30-50 per day per car)