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March 4, 2016

Ultimate Weekend Safaris from Arusha-3Days to Tarangire-Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater

Written By Peniel Laizer

Weekend Safari to very famous National Park in Northern Tanzania.

Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, leave at 08:30 to Tarangire National Park for game viewing with your packed lunch, break for a picnic lunch, after lunches proceed with game viewing. Dinner and Overnight at Tarangire Roika tented Lodge/Similar Or Kigongoni Campsite FB

One of the most noticeable things on entering the park are the baobab trees that rise up form the grass. With their massive trunks, they are instantly recognizable. There are animals that usually move northwards of the park during the wet season including the wildebeests, zebras, Thompson’s gazelles, buffalos, elands and hartebeests. The elephant population in this park was estimated to be around 6’000 in 1987, but numbers are believed to have fallen since then due to poaching.

The number of birds recorded in Tarangire National Park has been estimated at approximately 300. These include migrants that fly south to spend October – April away from the winter of the northern hemisphere. Here, you may spot various species of herons, storks and ducks, vultures, buzzards, sparrow hawks, eagles, kites and falcons, as well as ostriches. Other areas of interest within the park include the Lake Burungi circuit, the Lemiyon area, the Kitibong Hill circuit and the Gursi & Lamarkau circuit.

Day 2: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing, picnic lunch at Manyara and after lunch continues your game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Bugain Vilea Safaris Lodge/Twiga Campsite FB

A major attraction of the Lake Manyara National Park is the tree – climbing lions. Unfortunately there is no guarantee that you will spot them. However, there are other things to see – elephants, hippos, zebras, impalas, buffalos, baboons, plains animals as well as huge variety of birdlife, both resident and migratory.

At certain times of the year, Lake Manyara is home to thousands of flamingos (attracted by the Lake itself), which form a shimmering pink zone around the lake shore. Other birds found here include ostriches, egrets, herons, pelicans and storks. Also seen are African spoonbills, various species of ibises, ducks and the rare pygmy geese. The most noticeable of the landscape within this park are the very impressive baobab trees with their huge trunks.

Day 3: Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater  to Arusha

After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro with packed lunch, descend into the crater floor with your lunchbox for game viewing. The famous Ngorongoro Crate is rich of wildlife, each species have their own territories. Your packed lunch will be served on the crater floor at the picnic site near Lerai forest or hippo pool. Evening drive back to Arusha at your hotel.

The conversation area encompasses Ngorongoro Crater, Embagai Crater, Olduvai Gorge – famous for its palaeontological relics – and Lake Masek . The Crater is a home to small number of black rhinoceroses, sustains a huge population of ungulates and has the most concentrated numbers of lions know.

However, there are an estimated 30,000 animals living in the crater. Encounters with animals are frequent and there is a wide variety of game in the crater. These include lions, elephants and rhinos as well as buffaloes, Thompson’s gazelles, wildebeests and zebras. You are also likely to see ostriches and Lake Magadi, the soda lake at the floor of the crater, is home to thousands of flamingos. There are also dive – bombing kites which are recognized for their skills of snatching visitors’ foods at the Lerai forest, which is a good place for a picnic lunch.

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USD 948
Price above includes:
– All parks entrance fees.
– Lodge fees
– Transport on 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof.
– Accommodation and meals as per itinerary above.
– Crater fees.
– Camping fees(If Camping)
– Mattress (If Camping)
– Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day.
– Salary for the Professional English Drive Guide and cook
– All kitchen utensils

Price above exclude:
– International flights.
– Hot and cold drinks.
– Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use.
– And all not mentioned on the plan.
-Flying doctor insurance


Additional Info
Country: Tanzania
Region: Tanzania
City: Arusha
Address: 16232-MeruArushaTanzania
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Currency: USD
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Peniel Laizer

Peniel Laizer

I am a professional safari Planner and founder of Lights on Africa Destinations & Safaris- in the remote wilderness areas of Tanzania,Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.My safari experience specialize in Wildlife Safaris,Eco-Tourism,Culture, Beach Holidays-Zanzibar,Mountain Climbing,Mt.Kilimanjaro,Mt.kenya and Hotels/Lodges Bookings... I also specialize in arranging special programs for Honeymooners, Students programs, Volunteering and Internships. Please come and discover our African's Untouched Heaven!!!!

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