Up to 14 days
This package is designed especially for those who want to combine a short itinerary in the parks of northern Tanzania, combined with a longer time to the sea in one of the islands of the Zanzibar archipelago.
During the safari you will discover the parks of Lake Manyara, Tarangire and the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, a unique place in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Reception at the airport and relaxation in Arusha
Upon your arrival in Tanzania you will find your airport guide waiting for you. The journey through the north of the country begins in the city of Arusha, the city from which the vast majority of safaris depart.
The day includes transportation to Karibu Heritage Lodge or Kibo Palace Hotel (luxury) for some relaxation and dinner.
Safari in Lake Manyara National Park
Duration of the trip (indicative) ARUSHA – LAKE MANYARA: 2 hours and 30 min. (119 km)
After breakfast, early in the morning, we leave for the first safari of the trip. The destination is Lake Manyara Park.
Small but distinctive Park of Northern Tanzania: a combination of the impressive mountains of the Rift Valley, immense pools of water, forests and acacia forests.
Lunch will be served in a “picnic box” provided by Lodge himself, which makes the day more flexible and fun. In this way it will be possible to stop and eat in front of dreamlike scenarios, or calmly observe the animals immersed in their daily lives.
During the day you can also visit the hot springs of Maji Moto.
After the safari we will head to Karatu at Hhando Coffee Lodge or Farm House Valley (luxury) to enjoy a hot shower and relax.
Safari in the Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, early in the morning, we leave for a visit to the volcanic crater of Ngorongoro, the huge caldera formed about 2.5 million years ago after the collapse of the volcano became inactive.
An amphitheater twenty km wide with walls six hundred meters high that houses an incredible amount of animals, including precisely the “big five” or the “big five”: elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros. The latter, although present in the Serengeti, where it is rarely seen and only from afar, can be observed in the crater. The show continues with wildebeests, buffaloes, cheetahs, zebras, hyenas and more, and a great variety of birds, among which thousands of pink flamingos, buzzards, hawks, ostriches, eagles. The crater, in some way, offers everything the animals need, a sort of paradise on earth, but it can also be a source of major and bloody struggles for survival. Picnic box” packed lunch on the shores of Lake Magadi.
In the afternoon you will leave the Crater of Ngorongoro and head to the Tarangire National Park, for an overnight stay at Burunge Camp Lodge or Maramboi Tented Lodge(luxury).
Safari in the Tarangire National Park
Picturesque and disorderly is the kingdom of elephants and giant baobabs.
The landscape at first tends to be flat, but after a while it becomes a succession of rolling hills beautiful to see in dry season and beautiful in green season. Huge and centuries-old baobabs provide a constant backdrop to the wild natural landscape. Baobabs impress with their large size and grotesque appearance, but they are also important elements in the ecosystem of the park; elephants, for example, use to sharpen tusks by rubbing them against the stems and during periods of drought use the hollow trunks of baobabs as water reserves.
Lunch is planned directly on site. After the safari we will head to Arusha at Karibu Heritage Lodge or Ilboru Safari Lodge (luxury) for a rest before the next day’s departure.
Visit of the city of Arusha and departure
After breakfast, depending on the time of your plane, you can visit the city of Arusha.
Fresh, green and rich in vegetation, Arusha is one of the most developed cities in Tanzania and with a dizzying rate of growth. You can visit the typical Maasai Market which is located near the clocktower.
Transportation to the airport is planned to coincide with the times of your flight.