Departure city: Arusha, Tanzania | 3 days | Departure: Jan 22, 2018
Accommodation: Basic Camping | National Parks: Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire NP | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari
This trip offers unparalleled game viewing with evening relaxation in adventurous camps. Discover the best game viewing circuit in East Africa. From Arusha to Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, and the Tarangire National Park, as you join a group of six others using your 4×4 vehicle and driver guide. This safari is one of Tanzania’s premier wildlife experiences.
Day 1: 22nd January 2018: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
08:30 am drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park for game drives with picnic lunch boxes. Dinner and overnight at Sunbright Campsite
Day 2: 23rd January 2017: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast Ngorongoro Crater game drives with picnic lunch boxes, later afternoon drive back to Karatu for dinner and overnight at Sunbright Campsite
Day 3: 24th January 2018: Tarangire National – Arusha
After breakfast drive to Tarangire National Park http://www.tanzaniaparks.com/tarangire.html for game drives with picnic lunch boxes, later afternoon drive back to Arusha town.
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is your gateway to the breathtaking Lake Manyara National Park. Situated on the outskirts of the vibrant village of Mto Wa Mbu, you will experience the Sunbright Hospitality in a quiet, natural environment. Whether you choose to stay in the main lodge, a fully equipped tent or the campsite, our friendly staff will ensure you have a memorable experience.
Price of the entire trip: $620 p.p. for all people on board.
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Lake Manyara National Park
Locked in between the Rift Valley Escarpment, Lake Manyara, the village of Mto Wa Mbu and several farms, the 30% land area of Lake Manyara National Park is an exceptional jewel. It is part of the expansive Maasai ecosystem and a corridor for the great migration of huge herds of mammals towards the north and the south.
Lake Manyara is highly alkaline and shallow, without any outgoing rivers. Even in the rainiest month, April, depth doesn’t reach more than 2,5 metres, almost dropping to zero in the dry season. From the top of the Rift Wall the natural Marang forest towers above you. Here you might encounter big-tusked elephants in their quest for food and water.
Flamingos dot the lake surface, joined by myriad other water birds that are best spotted at the end of the dry season. And that’s just the start. Practically all large mammals roam the grassy floodplains, as residents or migratory visitors.
Ngorongoro Crater & Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro Crater is protected around Lake Natron in the northeast, to Lake Enyasi in the south and Lake Manyara to the east. Once an active volcano, what makes it especially unique is the collapse of its cone, forming a crater that goes 610 meters deep, 20 kilometres in diameter and covers an area of 311 sq km.
As spectacular as it sounds, this massive crater only accounts for a tenth of the entire Conservation Area. Next, with its geologically special features, the crater is home to almost every mammal of the African plains, including the endangered black rhino, and the densest population of predators in Africa. Birdlife is also extremely abundant, in particular, flamingos affected by the fresh water from Lake Magadi on the crater floor.
Tarangire National Park
Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. But there is much the park has to offer, it extends into two game controlled areas and the wildlife is allowed to move freely throughout.
After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania; even in the dry season wildlife is bountiful due to the Tarangire River. A large herd of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, gazelle gather and not surprisingly the big predator follow.
Tarangire is also one of the few places in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted. It is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and mountains to the south.