As one of Africa’s top safari destinations, this Tanzanian safari is something not to miss out on – during this trip, you will be fortunate to visit not one, not two, but three National Parks!
Your first day will be spent exploring Tarangire National Park. This expanse of land is based in the midst of the Maasai Steppe and the Great Rift Valley, spanning a tremendous 2,600km² – twice the size as the US City Los Angeles! This makes it the 6th largest of Tanzania’s National parks. Famous for its high number of African elephants, this place is not to be missed!
Your second day is spent exploring Ngorongoro Crater – the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Combined with its varied scenery, it is believed to home the largest density of game across Africa. This makes it one of Tanzania’s best-known locations for spotting members of the Big 5!
Lake Manyara National Park tops off this wildlife adventure! Although it might be one of Tanzania’s smaller parks, it is thought to be underrated, with diverse vegetation and tree climbing lions. Will you be lucky enough to spot one?
DAY ONE - TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Following breakfast at the Volunteer House, the group will be collected by Jeep and briefed by their guide, before embarking on the 1.5 hour drive to Tarangire National Park. On the way, you will have the chance to purchase snacks and beverages. Upon arrival, you will dive straight in with a game drive to become familiar with the land. After a quick pit-stop for a picnic lunch, you’ll continue exploring the beautiful landscapes that you can call your home for the weekend! As the sun begins to set, the group will head out of the park to camp at Lilac campground, for dinner and a good nights rest before the adventure continues tomorrow.
DAY TWO - NGORONGORO CRATER
After a bite to eat for breakfast, you’ll head back out via Jeep to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, approximately 45 minutes from base camp. From the edge of the crater, today’s first game drive will begin. You will be able to take in the beautiful sights, varying from plains, to forests and even swamps! Lunch will be taken at the famous ‘Hippo Pond’ – if you’re lucky, you might spy a hippo going for their midday dip! You will then continue to explore these breathtaking scenes before returning back to camp in the early evening. The day doesn’t finish there! It’s time to relax and rewind with dinner and a cultural dance show.
DAY THREE - LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
You’ll eat your final breakfast at camp before the group makes their way to Lake Manyara National Park, approximately 25 minutes away. Similar to yesterday, you will enjoy two game drives, split up by a picnic lunch. The park is famous for its tree climbing lions, great birdlife, elephants and baboons. As the late afternoon approaches, your guide will take you back to the Volunteer House in Arusha.