The Tanzania Explorer (Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro)

DAY 1 Arusha _ Tarangire National Park

In the morning you depart from Arusha with picnic lunch boxes and proceed to Tarangire National Park. This park has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord of predators and the one place in Tanzania where dry country antelope such as the stately fringed eared Oryx and peculiar long necked gerenuk are regularly observed. Drive in the park to explore some of the 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and land crowd the shrinking lagoons. Afternoon break for picnic lunch. Then continue with game drive. Leave Tarangire National Park at 16:00hrs and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park for dinner and overnight stay at one of the Lodges or Campsites near the Park.

DAY 2 Lake Manyara National Park –Ngorongoro

After breakfast leave the lodge and drive into Lake Manyara National Park. The park supports a variety of habitats and a diversity of wildlife. Visit the natural hot springs and try to observe the tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara National Park. In the afternoon return to your Lodge for hot lunch. Leave Manyara and proceed to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight stay at one of the Lodges or Campsites.

DAY 3 Crater Tour – Arusha

In the morning descend 610/2000ft down to the crater floor, with picnic lunch and spend the day game viewing. This collapsed volcano is home to a large concentration of wildlife including lion, rhino, hippo, hyena and elephant. In the afternoon take a short break to enjoy your picnic lunch at the picnic site. In the late-afternoon ascend the walls of the Crater climbing up to the rim, from where you will start to drive back to Arusha