4 Days Extended Highlights Tour – Lake Manyana, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire & Arusha

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Tarangire has the largest concentration of wildlife especial largest number of elephants and in dry months of August and May, there are over 300 species of birds recorded. Then proceed to the world largest crater and well known as the home of the big five Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara national park the famous park for its tree climbing lion.

Day 1:  Arusha – Lake Manyara

Depart Arusha in the morning after breakfast for Lake Manyara, arrive by lunch time. Afternoon games drive inside the park and along the escarpment wall of the Great Rift Valley.  Lake Manyara is also renowned for its tree-climbing lions which spend most of the day spread out along the branches of acacia trees six to seven metres above the ground. The park contains the most pachyderms per km sq. in Tanzania. As visitors enter the gate, they pass into the lush forest, home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Buffalo and hippo lurch in the adjacent Hippo Pool. The vegetation eventually merges into flat topped acacia woodland where, in the heat of the day entire prides of lion can be seen stretched on the branches of these trees – a habit prevalent to Manyara lions. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/ Campsite.

Day 2:  Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater

After early breakfast depart for Ngorongoro crater, arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon games drive on the floor of the crater. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/ Campsite.

Ngorongoro’s caldera shelters the most beautiful wildlife haven on earth. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of some 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals. They are not confined by the Crater walls, and can leave freely; they stay because conditions are favourable. Since most of the Crater floor is grassland, grazing animals predominate: gnu, zebra, gazelles, buffalo, eland and kongoni (Coke’s hartebeest) and warthogs. The swamp and forest provide additional resources for hippos, some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhinos, giant-tusked elephants, waterbucks, reedbucks and bushbucks, baboons and vervets. The steep inner slopes provide a habitat for dikdiks and the rare mountain reedbuck. Towering euphorbias cling to the crater walls and on the floor, Fever tree and Fig tree forests give shade to an awe-inspiring array of creatures. All these animals in turn support large predators such as Lion and Leopard, and scavengers such as Hyena and Jackals. For the best viewing and photography, approach the animals slowly and quietly and stay on the official tracks.

Day 3:  Ngorongoro – Tarangire National Park

After breakfast drive to Tarangire. Afternoon games drive in search of wildlife, meals and overnight at the Lodge/ Campsite. The park owes its name to Tarangire River, which flows across the area. It is characterized by dense vegetation of acacia and mixed woodland, the area around Tarangire River however, is dominated by huge baobab trees and old dour palm trees to a lesser prominence, as well as black cotton grass. Though it is not as famous as other parks in the north, Tarangire offers the same attractions as other parks in the north. Its unique aspect is the annual animal immigration that takes place during the dry season and largest number of elephants all throughout the year and pythons.

Day 4:  Tarangire – Arusha

After breakfast enjoy an early morning game drives taking pictures of the sunrise behind big baobab tree, return to the Lodge/ Camp for breakfast then depart for Arusha. Overnight at the Lodge in Arusha or transfer to the Airport for further destination.

Prices

Price start from per person

Lodge Safari USD$1261.00

Camping Safari USD$1000.00

Maximum pax 4 – 6

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