Tanzania Safari 4 Days will give you a chance to visit the parks of Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater. All the parks are home to small and large animals including birds and reptiles. It is your chance to learn more about and experience nature, wildlife, and the habitat of the fauna and flora in the natural areas, as well as the peoples of Tanzania and their culture.
Day 1: Arusha Town to Tarangire National Park
In the morning after breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and drive to lake Tarangire National Park. You will have lunch and a game drive there in the park. The park derived its name from the Tarangire River that rises in the highlands of Central Tanzania and winds its way through the game sanctuary. The animals come by thousands from as far north as the shores of Lake Natron to the bank of this river, significantly swelling the resident population with wildebeest, zebra, eland, elephant, hartebeest, buffalo, and fringe-eared Oryx. During the dry season, the Tarangire pools are full of thirsty migrants, and the elephants begin to dig for underground streams in the dry riverbed. Tarangire National Park is said to have the highest recorded number of breeding bird species for any habitat in the world. Dinner and overnight will be at Tarangire public campsite.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you’re off to the famous Serengeti National Park, home of the Great Migration. Your drive today is spectacular as you drive up the crater highlands, stopping at the rim for a birds-eye view of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. Continuing on as you crest the hillside, spread out before you as far as the eyes can see, is the vast Serengeti. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the Maasai language. Large predators including lion, cheetah, and hyena are drawn to the area by this abundance of prey which migrates throughout the park. On the way into the Serengeti, you will stop at the famous Olduvai Gorge, where Dr. Louis and Mary Leakey made their discovery of the first man that walked the earth. After enjoying lunch, you will drive to a Maasai Culture Boma visit for learning about this tribe before you depart on an evening game drive in the Seronera. Dinner and overnight will be at Seronera Campsite.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
Today you will wake up very early to do an early morning game drive before breakfast to spot the animals when they are more active and to have a fantastic sunrise in front of you. The sunrise in the African Savannah is one of the most beautiful experiences you will ever have. After the game drive, return to the camp for brunch, in the afternoon, transfer to Ngorongoro, the 8th natural wonder of the world. The crater is a virtual Noah’s Ark, inhabited by almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. The large bull elephants that reside here have extremely large tusks, due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses. They are the most incredible elephants you’ll ever see in your life. Overnight is at Simba campsite.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha City
After breakfast, descend to the Crater floor for a game drive. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest collapsed volcanic crater in the world and fourteen kilometers of isolated natural beauty. Ngorongoro Crater is surrounded by a ring of extinct volcanoes and the floor, dotted with watering holes, shelters some 30,000 animals. You can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, and many birds. The birds seen here include eagle, vulture, flamingos in the Crater Lake, stork, bats, giant vulture, sacred ibis, kori bustard, blacksmith plover, long-necked heron, and the cattle eagle. A picnic lunch will take place at hippo pool. Ascend to the rim and depart for Arusha.
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