This 3-days Lion Kingdom safari is the perfect Tanzania safari itinerary for those who only have three days available and wish to visit two of the most famous national parks in Tanzania. With experience breathtaking wildlife in the midst of some of the most diverse landscapes; monkeys in the forest, lions in trees, elephants amongst the acacias, and a huge variety of animals inside a collapsed volcano. Not only will we visit Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks but also drive into the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater.
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Day to Day Itinerary
We will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha at 8am and take you to a very special Tanzania safari park. Tarangire is famous for its diverse landscape with nine different vegetation zones. The Tarangire park is particularly known for the abundance of Ancient Baobab trees (the largest trees in the continent) which fill the landscape and dwarf the animals next to them. The river of the park is full of wildlife ranging from a large variety of birds to lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes and, of course, African elephants. In fact, Tarangire has the largest concentration of elephants in the whole country and provides unique chances to observe the interaction between elephant families. In the afternoon we will still do a game drive before continuing to your accommodation.
Pickup from your accommodation in the early morning for a full day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in dimension (205 sq. miles), the park has breathtaking scenery and well famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs and mahogany trees, as well as to a growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Permanent residents of this park also include giraffes, elephants, impalas and a huge amount of buffaloes. The lake is also home to a large number of hippos. Some unique facts about this park include the tree climbing lions, flamingos in the lake shore, as well as the Ground Hornbill and the Crested Eagle. The landscapes of Lake Manyara are something that can not be described with words, and the game drives along the lake provide stunning photo opportunities of giraffes and buffaloes in the foreground and the lake (and its flamingos) in the background. During this day, some extra tours are possible, including a bike tour or a boat excursion. In the afternoon, transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for overnight.
Ngorongoro Crater is considered one the wonders of the Natural World. The crater spreads for 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft high walls, making it virtually a Noah’s ark and inhabiting almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the black Rhino. The concentration of African wildlife if the greatest in the continent. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest and open plains. It’s also famous for its elephants which are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. This is due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World.
We will start the day very early and descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful hippo Lake. After lunch, we will have time for a short game drive and then ascend the crater and exit Ngorongoro Conservation Area towards Arusha. We expect to be back in Arusha around 5pm although we are flexible in case there is a flight to catch or another situation.
Safari Tour includes the following:
- A 4×4 Private safari vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier
- All park entry fees
- A professional English speaking driver guide
- All meals
- Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day
- Daily safari briefing (To keep you aware and help you be prepared for the next day)
- Activities as per itinerary above
Safari Tour excludes the following:
- Optional activities
- Visa fees
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Travel insurance
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.