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3-Day Comfortable Safari for Children

Experience the romance of a camping safari on this 3-Day Comfortable Safari where you will witness the elephants of Tarangire, search for the elusive Big Five in the Ngorongoro Crater, spot the famous tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara, meet the nomadic Maasai tribe and enjoy sundowners by the campfire. Enjoy dinner under the African sky.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is another captivating wildlife conservation area in Tanzania, known for its unique landscapes, diverse wildlife, and impressive baobab trees. Situated in the northern part of the country, it’s a popular destination for safari enthusiasts and offers a different experience compared to other parks in the region. Here’s some key information about Tarangire National Park:

Landscape and Baobab Trees:

Tarangire is characterized by its diverse landscapes, which include open grasslands, acacia woodlands, swamps, and the iconic baobab trees. These massive trees create striking silhouettes against the horizon and provide shade for wildlife.

Wildlife:

While Tarangire may not have the same volume of large predators as some other parks, it is known for its high density of elephants. During the dry season (June to October), large herds of elephants gather around the Tarangire River, making it a great place to see these majestic creatures up close. Other animals commonly seen in the park include giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, impalas, buffaloes, and various antelope species.

Birdlife:

Tarangire National Park is a paradise for birdwatchers, with over 550 bird species recorded. You can spot various birds of prey, vibrant bee-eaters, and other avian species in different habitats throughout the park.

Lesser-Known Wildlife:

While predators like lions and leopards are present, Tarangire is also home to less common species like fringe-eared oryx and greater kudu. These unique animals add to the park’s biodiversity.

Tarangire River:

The Tarangire River is a lifeline for the park’s wildlife, especially during the dry season when water sources are scarce. Animals congregate around the river to drink and cool off, providing excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.

Scenic Views:

The landscapes in Tarangire National Park are picturesque, with rolling hills, expansive grasslands, and the distinct baobab trees creating a backdrop for memorable safari experiences.

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is a compact yet ecologically diverse national park located in northern Tanzania. It’s a relatively small park but offers a wide range of landscapes, wildlife, and birdlife. Here’s an overview of what you can expect to experience in Lake Manyara National Park:

Lake Manyara:

The park is named after Lake Manyara, a shallow soda lake that stretches along its eastern border. The lake is known for its vibrant pink flamingos, which flock to its shores in large numbers. The lake’s alkaline waters support a variety of bird species and provide a scenic backdrop for wildlife viewing.

Wildlife:

Despite its size, Lake Manyara National Park is home to diverse wildlife. The park is known for its tree-climbing lions, which are a unique sight as they lounge in acacia trees. Other animals that can be spotted in the park include elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, buffalo, hippos, impalas, and various monkey species.

Birdlife:

Lake Manyara is a paradise for birdwatchers, with over 400 bird species recorded. Along with the flamingos, you can see pelicans, storks, herons, and a wide range of other waterbirds. The park’s varied habitats also attract numerous other bird species, including raptors, forest birds, and more.

Ecological Diversity:

The park’s landscapes range from open savannah to acacia woodlands and groundwater forests. The diversity of habitats supports a variety of animal species, making it possible to encounter different wildlife as you explore the park.

Hot Springs:

Lake Manyara National Park is also known for its hot springs, which are found in a section of the park known as Maji Moto. These springs are a result of the volcanic activity in the region.

The Ngorongoro Crater

A natural wonder and one of the most iconic and unique features of the African continent. It is located in northern Tanzania, within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. Due to its stunning beauty and incredible biodiversity. Here’s some key information about the Ngorongoro Crater:

Geological Formation:

The Ngorongoro Crater is actually a large volcanic caldera, formed millions of years ago. By the collapse of a massive volcano. The caldera floor covers an area of about 260 square kilometers (100 square miles), and its walls rise steeply to heights of up to 600 meters (2,000 feet).

Wildlife:

The Ngorongoro Crater is a natural haven for wildlife.  However, often referred to as a “natural zoo.” The diverse ecosystems within the crater support a wide range of animals. Such as  lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards, cheetahs, hippos, and various antelope species. The concentration of animals in the relatively small area of the crater. Makes it a prime location for wildlife viewing and photography.

Big Five:

The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the few places in Africa. Where you can find all members of the “Big Five” (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) within a relatively small area.

Highlights;

Day 1: Tarangire National Park ( L & D )

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater (B , L & D)

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park ( L )

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Tarangire National Park ( L & D )

Welcome to Tanzania.

Today  on this 3-Day Comfortable Safari, we’ll pick you up at your lodge in Arusha then you will drive to the Tarangire National Park for a full-day game drive. Tarangire is surely  one of Africa’s little-known gems and should be on the itinerary of all lovers of wilderness and solitude. Its name originates from the Tarangire River which crosses through the park and is the only source of water during the dry season.

However, Tarangire’s landscape is incredibly diverse with a mix that is not found anywhere else on the northern safari circuit. Furthermore, it is dotted with ancient baobab trees, which the Maasai people believe are the first tree in creation, and large termite mounds. The dry season sees the harsh sun suck the moisture from the landscape, baking the earth a dusty red while the wet season brings dense bush and luscious high grasses. Although, it is famous for its large elephant population. Lastly an overnight – Full-service camping safari, Tarangire outside of the park.

 

Main Destination: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Budget camping

Just outside Tarangire NP

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater (B , L & D)

Firstly, Today you will be rewarded with a full-day game drive in the stunning Ngorongoro Crater which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and is one of the only places on earth where mankind and wild animals co-exist in harmony. The Ngorongoro Crater is famous for Africa’s best game viewing as there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.

Meanwhile, you will visit a Maasai Village in the Ngorongoro Highlands (optional) where you will meet the elders, warriors, women and children. Learn about the culture, beliefs, and traditions of Tanzania’s last nomadic tribe. Later an Overnight – Full-service camping safari, Lake Manyara, outside of the park.

 

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation: Budget camping

Just outside Ngorongoro Crater

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park ( L )

Firstly, on this day you will visit the Lake Manyara National Park for a full-day game drive. Stretching along the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. Lake Manyara is specifically home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees, and grassy floodplains. Meanwhile, the contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking with its open plains, huge escarpment, soda lake, dense woodlands, and distant volcanic peaks coming together in an area best described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.

In the late afternoon, you will return to Arusha where your safari ends on arrival. Thus end of 3-Day Comfortable Safari

 

Main Destination: Lake Manyara National Park

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

Non-alcoholic drinks

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

A transfer back to the airport is not included. You can use a taxi, request your hotel to arrange a transfer or prearrange a transfer yourself.

 

Price Includes

Park fees (For non-residents)

All activities (Unless labeled as optional)

All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)

A professional driver/guide

All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer

Meals

Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)

 

Price Excludes

International flights (From/to home)

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp. per day)

Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

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