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The best combination of "three easy to access" northern parks. You will visit the best of the north circuit – the Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater. Lake Manyara is ideal for viewing birdlife. Ngorongoro is home to Africas' most enormous lions, black rhinos, elephants, wildebeests, hyenas, and cheaters, the most giant intact crater in the world. Tarangire is a famous park filled with baobabs and wild palm trees, and it hosts many games, such as zebras, elephants, and giraffes.

Itinerary summary

Day 1: International arrival or embark from the mountain

Day 2: Moshi to Tarangire Park

Day 3: Tarangire Park to Lake Manyara Park, sleep in Ngorongoro crater,

Day 4: Ngorongoro crater half-day tour to Moshi/Arusha

Day 5: International departure


Day 1

Time : 2:00 am

Arrival in Tanzania or from the mountain

If you returned from the mountain, you are all set. Otherwise, our representative will meet and pick you up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive you to lodge in Arusha/Moshi for dinner, meet and greeting your guide for briefing and sleep.

Day 2

Time : 7:00 am

Moshi/Arusha to Tarangire

After breakfast, your driver/guide will be ready to pick you. You will drive to Tarangire National Park for a game drive. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African national park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. We eat lunch at picnic after which we continue with game until late evening, then drive to the public campsite for dinner, briefing and sleep.

Day 3

Time : 7:00 am

Tarangire Park to Lake Manyara Park - sleep Simba campsite in Ngorongoro crater rim

Drive to Lake Manyara National Park, which takes about 1:30 hours for game drive At Lake Manyara when you approach it from the East Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive back droid to the lake. In the tall trees of the groundwater forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, on the escarpment elephants stand in the shade of a baobab. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. Late afternoon you will drive to Ngorongoro crater for dinner, briefing and sleep.

Day 4

Time : 8:00 am

Ngorongoro crater and drive to Arusha/Moshi

After early breakfast, we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos, and other water birds can usually be seen here.
After lunch, we will start ascending from the crater and drive back to Arusha or Moshi.

Day 5

Fly back home ore proceed to Zanzibar

This day you will fly back home or proceed to Zanzibar for beach holiday

  • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
  • Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to the airport;
  • Accommodation before and after safari (double rooms, breakfast included);
  • New SUV (2016-2019) Land Cruiser 4x4 with the pop-up roof;
  • Experienced English-speaking safari guide;
  • 24/7 phone support;
  • All park fees;
  • All accommodation under your program;
  • Three meals per day on safari;
  • Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour;
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee;
  • Medical kit;
  • Binocular (1 per SUV);
  • Wet wipes.
  • Air tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Lunch and dinner in the hotel (only before and after the safari);
  • Insurance;
  • Tips to your safari guide
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