Camping safari: 3 days Tarangire park, Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro crater +2 night hotel stay

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The best combination of “three easy to access” northern parks. You will visit the best of the northern 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’ largest lions, black rhinos, elephants, wildebeests, hyenas and cheaters, the largest intact crater in the world. Tarangire is a famous park filled with baobabs and wild palm trees with a large variety of games such as zebras, elephants, and giraffes.

Overview

The best combination of “three easy to access” northern parks. You will visit the best of the northern 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’ largest lions, black rhinos, elephants, wildebeests, hyenas and cheaters, the largest intact crater in the world. Tarangire is a famous park filled with baobabs and wild palm trees with a large variety of 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 Ngorongoro crater,

Day 4: Ngorongoro crater 1/2 day tour to Moshi/Arusha

Day 5: International departure

Day 1
Arrival

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 Arusha/Moshi town, at your arranged hotel. You will meet your driver guide who will brief you on your upcoming safaris. Take advantage of available hours to rest for next day game drive.

Day 2
Moshi/Arusha to Tarangire

After breakfast your driver/guide, will be ready there to pick you head into the 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 campsite for overnight.

Day 3
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. Start a game drive, which is the best time to view animals in this park. 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 ground water 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.

Day 4
Ngorongoro crater floor game 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 been seen here.

After lunch we will start ascending from the crater and drive back to Arusha or Moshi.

Day 5
International departure

A driver will be ready to take you to the airport as early as 4 hrs before your flight time. Remember to take all your belongs and fly back home.

Included in the price:

  • 4X4 Safari vehicles with open roof for nice photo taking
  • airport transfers services on arrival and departure dates
  • tents for camps accommodation on safari
  • 2 nights lodging in Moshi or Arusha
  • breakfast, lunch, and dinner while on safari
  • park entry fees
  • guided safari excursions
  • all ground transportation to/from safari locations

Not included in price:

  • personal items
  • options visits (if any)
  • trip cancelation insurance (highly recommended)
  • international airfare and meals during travel
  • snacks outside of breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • beverages outside of designated meals
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How much to give as a tip to safari crew?

Regardless of the size of your expedition, we recommend budgeting around $50 – $100.
You can tip in Tanzania Shillings (TZS) or US Dollars but for simplicity-sake, we suggest tipping in USD. Be sure to bring small bills.

Should I carry anything at all? What luggage should I pack?

Your daypack should contain any clothes needed for that day and any personal belongings like your camera or passport.
It is important to keep luggage to the barest minimum when on safari, as this will ease the burden of the drivers, vehicles and cook. Baggage should be of the round squashy type rather than hard suitcases that are difficult to fit into vehicle. Try to use something that is both lockable and water proof as luggage can often end up sitting on the roof of the vehicle.
It is a good idea to bring another smaller bag so that unwanted clothes can be kept in it at the hotel or our office when you go on safari. This also helps to keep city clothes clean and free from dust. You should also bring a small day pack which can be carried while riding or can be readily accessible when you are traveling in the vehicles on long drives. On camping trips all equipment will be provided.
It should be noted that the luggage limit per person on domestic flights is 15-20 kg per person (checked-in and hand luggage).
On your inbound flight, don’t check in items that you absolutely need (such as medicines), as it is not uncommon that checked-in luggage gets misdirected and arrives in Tanzania a couple of days after you. It is better to have such items in your hand luggage. Contact us for tailor made safari.

What are the vehicles like?

Vehicles used are generally Toyota Land Cruisers or Land Rovers, as they are most suitable to the terrain. Our drivers are ultimate. They have been trained by in customer relationship, tourism-related topics, environmental issues and vehicle maintenance. These drivers are always experienced, reliable and very knowledgeable of the areas they will take you.

Who will be my guide?

All groups and individual travelers will be provided with an English speaking Tanzanian guide. Some of the guides also speak Spanish or German. They are trained and experienced in leading trips and knowledgeable about the fauna, flora and many more aspects of their country. Often they become lifelong friends with the travelers. Interactions with staff are often the highlight of people’s trips. It is a great way to get to know the real life of Tanzania.

Can I leave some of my luggage in the hotel during safari?

Yes! you will be staying at the same hotel before and after your trip in Moshi or Arusha. Leaving an extra bag at either hotel during your safari tour is free of charge.

Do I need any immunization of medicine?

Talk to your physician and follow recommended CDC guidelines for Tanzania.
We recommend talking to your doctor about the use of any prescription medicine.
Yellow Fever Vaccination Cards are required for some travelers depending on their travel itinerary. The government of Tanzania requires proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever (this does not include the US). If you’re traveling from any of the countries listed in this link, a yellow fever vaccine is required.
Question on vaccines? Call your local Travel Medicine Clinic or Yellow Fever Vaccination Clinic

QN: Will we need to filter water?
Safe bottled drinking water will be provided to you along the safari. When in Moshi or Arusha, be sure to only drink bottled water and do not use tap water to brush your teeth.

Anything else I should know?

We always ask that you stay safe on safari tour by drinking enough water, eating well, and communicating openly with your guide about any issues that arise. Be sure to take care of your belongings, be respectful of your travel companions, practice your Swahili with the people you meet along the way, and respect the natural landscape that you’re exploring.

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Price From USD 1,470 USD $ 1,400/person
Group Discount Available
Group Discount Guide
Cost Per Adult Traveler:
$ 1400 USD
1400
Total $ 1,400 USD

Trip Facts

  • Tarangire Park, Lake Manyara Park and Ngorongoro crater
  • Leasure
  • Budget/Basic camping
  • 6 People maximum. Window seat guaranteed!
  • June to October, December to February