Get picked up from your hotel in Arusha early in the morning and drive to Tarangire National Park. You will drive across a beautiful and scenic Masai Steppe to Makuyuni junction and take left along the Arusha – Dodoma Highway towards Tarangire National Park, a drive that will take only 2 hours at most. Arrive at the parks gate at Tarangire and after your driver has sorted out the paperwork you start game drives almost straight away form the gate in a bid to see as many animals and birds a possible.
Tarangire is known for the two aspects, large baobabs and largest herds of elephants but there is more to visiting the park than just that. The park hosts a lot of migratory big game and small animals (that migrate between here and Manyara) but also a lot of bird life including some very rare and almost indigenous only to this park like the Ashy Starlings for example. Other rare animals include the oryx and the gerenuk. A range of other common animals that can be spotted include, buffaloes, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, impalas, dikdiks, leopards, gazelles, elands, hartebeests and many other wildlife species.
Your professional safari guide will take you to the best wildlife spotting areas of the park including the Tarangire River which is a permanent river that works as a bloodline for the park ensuring animals flock the river banks in search for water throughout the year. You expect to see elephants, elands, wildebeests, buffaloes, zebras, gerenuks, giraffes and a lot of birds. Lunch will be taken at one of the picnic sites. Later in the afternoon you will drive out of the park and your guide will take you to Manyara/ Karatu in the Ngorongoro Highlands for dinner and overnight. Overnight at a Lodge of your choice in Manyara/Karatu.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
overnight stay – (Karatu/Manyara- Mtowa Mbu)
• BUDGET TENTED CAMPING –
SUNBRIGHT | LILAC | SAVANNA | KIZUMBA
• MID-RANGE LODGES –
Twiga Lodge | Eileen's Trees Inn | Fanaka
• LUXURY LODGES -
Manyara Serena Safari Lodge | Manyara Wildlife Lodge
• SUPPER LUXURY LODGES –
>andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge