Tanzania Short Wildlife Tour

Trip duration

4 days/ 3 nights

Brief itinerary

Day 1: Tarangire National Park

The tour will start in Tanzania’s tourism capital, Arusha. We shall arrive via the Kilimanjaro Airport, where our driver will be ready to receive us and kick start our journey. We shall head straight to Tarangire National Park, arriving by lunch time. We shall enjoy a game drive to our hotel where we shall have hot lunch.

We shall then enjoy game drives in this magical park the entire afternoon. Named after Tarangire River, this park is indeed interesting and is renowned for its high density of Elephants, beautiful Baobab trees and scenic Termite Mounds. Night at Tarangire.

Day 2: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park

Before breakfast, we shall enjoy an early morning game drive in Tarangire and then head for Manyara. We shall then drive towards Lake Manyara, a pristine soda lake in the Rift Valley. The local Baobab trees will illuminate our journey through this lowland region. We shall also have a chance to visit the local hot springs on our way.

At Manyara we see lots of birds and during good time, lots of flamingos. The local game is mainly composed of monkeys; a group in which the park hosts a record number. Others include Savannah Elephants, Lions and much more. Night at Manyara.

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area

We shall then proceed to Ngorongoro Crater, a large and scenic crater located at about 2000m above sea level. We shall have an opportunity to learn about the crater and also view models of the entire area. This crater is about 600m deep and has an amazing view both from the top and inside the crater. The crater is nestled in a pristine natural forest, full of beautiful indigenous trees. It is known as one of the wonders of Africa. Descending down the crater floor takes you through great scenery and you get to experience the local Euphorbia tree varieties. Herds of wild animals are plenty inside the crater as well as wonderful views of the crater walls. Look out for the local Lions, Black Rhinos, Common Zebras, assorted Gazelles, Nile Hippos and Wildebeests.

We shall spend the most of this day in the crater, enjoying the local wildlife. Late in the afternoon, we shall head to our lodge. Night in Ngorongoro.

Day 4: Maasai Village and departure

We shall visit a local Maasai Village in the morning to learn about their interesting culture. Here you will also get a chance to enjoy their traditional dances, artefacts making and other activities.

We shall then head back to Arusha for the flight home.

Highlight mammals and others

Leopard, African Lion, Black Rhino, Savannah Elephants, Cape Buffalo, Nile Hippopotamus

Highlight birds

Kori Bustard, Secretarybird, Great White Pelican, Lesser Flamingo, Greater Flamingo

Habitats covered

Savannah, Highland Forest, Wetlands, Semi-arid Scrubland

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

Star Gazing, Visit to the Maasai Village

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