This tour offering you a fantastic way to enjoy the mystery of Tanzania wildlife and beautiful landscapes. Will first take you to Tarangire National Park with its vast population of elephants, where in the dry season (July to October) you will also see lots of predators, then the tour will take to the heart of safari in Tanzania to the first & most famous park, Serengeti National Park which has a big population of lions and leopards.
And finally you will finish your safari at Ngorongoro Crater, world heritage which others refer as a natural zoo due to its the a large number of animals which hence attracts an array of predators such as cheetahs, leopards, lions, hyenas etc. The days are spent in a 4×4 safari car with roof top open while your professional driver guide point out for you the fascinating number of flora and fauna found in these parks.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||San Francisco International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
Discover the best of Tanzania’s northern circuit parks: Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Stay in amazing lodge accommodation while four days is ample time to see a huge amount of wildlife including the Big Five, leaving you with time to perhaps visit the beach or add an optional climb to Mount Kilimanjaro after your safari.
[Day 1] – Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Pick up from your hotel in Arusha at 08:30 hrs and drive to Tarangire National Park with picnic lunch box. The park is famous for its giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is also considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close, not only because there are thousands of animals but also because they are not disturbed by the presence of vehicles.
The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals until the sunset hours, later drive to Jambo Campsite for dinner and overnight.
[Day 2] – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes.
Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water. You will spend the night at Seronera Campsite.
[Day 3] – Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As soon as you reach the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, you will see the giant caldera below – a breathtaking view. Leisurely sunset followed by dinner and overnight at Simba Campsite.
[Day 4] – Ngorongoro Crater Tour & a Return to Arusha
Rise and shine! After early breakfast you will descend into the crater floor. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area.
After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in early afternoon and drive to Arusha, arrive in early evening.
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