Tarangire camping safari Tanzania Budget Tours, Ngorongoro, Serengeti|
Tarangire/ Lake Manyara/ Serengeti/ Ngorongoro
Day 1. Arusha/Tarangire
Depart from Arusha in the morning and drive to Tarangire National Park with
lunch boxes to start your game drives as soon as you reach the park. Dinner
and overnight at camp.Tarangire National Park, gazetted in 1970, is 118km
away from Arusha town, which covers an area off 2600sq km that's about 1600
miles and derivers its name from the Tarangire River that flows through the
center of the park. The river flows from south to north/northwest and
empties its water in Lake Burungi. An exceptional collection of "Acacia
tortilis" and baobab trees ahs become synonymous with the name Tarangire
National Park. The best time to visit Tarangire National Park to view the
wildlife is in dry season, from June-October.
Day 2. Lake Manyara
After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara Park for full day game drives with
picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at camp. The Lake Manyara National park
is serene and beautiful with main attractions of a rich bird life,
tree-climbing lions, its elephants, and hippos that you can see at closer
range than most other places. Lake Manyara is an alkaline lake and at
certain times of the year hosts thousands of flamingos and a diversity of
other bird life. Although it is one of the smallest parks, its vegetation is
so diverse enabling it to host a variety of wildlife habitats.
Day 3. Serengeti
Depart Manyara after breakfast for Serengeti National Park with a game drive
en route. After a picnic lunch, proceed with an afternoon game drive. Dinner
and overnight at Seronera or Lobo Campsite.
Day 4. Serengeti
Full day of game viewing in Serengeti with picnic lunch in the park. Dinner
and overnight at camp. You can visit the park all year round but there is
less game in the park during the dry season – July /October, where they
migrate to the Masai Mara in Kenya. During March to May the herds move in
search of grazing to the southern section and in May to June, they move
towards the western corridor of the park. Serengeti in the low season will
still offer game viewing to match that of any park in Africa, and for some,
the fact that there will be fewer tourists may be an added bonus.
Day 5. Ngorongoro
Following your morning game drive, depart for Ngorongoro Crater with a game
drive en route and an optional stop at Olduvai Gorge Museum. Dinner and
overnight will be at Simba Campsite. The Ngorongoro crater is the
world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the
most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the
world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it
serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest
populations of large mammals. Ngorongoro and other freestanding mountains
are volcanic in origin, formed during the fracturing process that created
the Rift valley 15 to 20 million years ago. When it peaked in size 3 million
years ago it was a similar height to Mt. Kilimanjaro today.
Day 6. Ngorongoro
After an early breakfast descend into the crater floor for a full day crater
tour. Dinner and overnight at the simba campsite.
Day 7. Ngorongoro/Arusha
After breakfast depart to Arusha arriving to connect with a shuttle bus to
Nairobi or a flight to Zanzibar.