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The Soul of Ngorongoro

This is the ideal itinerary for those who wish to visit the most famous national parks in a short time frame and still spot the Big 5. In these three days, you will visit Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater.

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3 days & 2 nights

  1. Tarangire National Park
  2. Manyara National Park
  3. Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 1

Tarangire National Park

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Tarangire National Park. This park is renowned for its diverse scenery with nine distinct vegetation zones. The landscape is abounding in Ancient Baobabs, making you feel belittled when staying next to them. And the river is full of wildlife, allowing you to spot the Big 5! 

It is also in Tarangire that you can find the highest concentration of elephants in the whole country. You will have the opportunity to observe their behaviours and interactions between families. 

The lunch area is captivating, having an observatory with amazing views over the river and its wildlife. In the afternoon, you will do a game drive before continuing to your accommodation.

Day 2

Lake Manyara National Park

Enjoy your early morning breakfast before leaving for a full day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. This park is truly breathtaking, with its luscious acacia forest, giant figs, and mahogany trees. Here you can find plenty of wildlife, including giraffes, elephants, impalas, and a large number of buffaloes. The lake is also the habitat for lots of hippos!

The most distinctive characteristics of this national park are the tree-climbing lions, flamingos in the lakeshore, as well as the Ground Hornbill and the Crested Eagle. You will have many photo opportunities, as its landscapes are indescribable and with abundant wildlife.

We recommend some extra activities, such as a bike tour or a boat excursion. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you will dinner and overnight.

Day 3

Ngorongoro Crater

Enjoy your early morning breakfast before descending into the crater floor for an incredible game drive.

Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest unbroken caldera, recognized as one of the wonders of the Natural World. Here inhabit almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. And it's also one of the few places in the whole continent where you can spot the Black Rhino. The crater has a river, several swamps, a lake full of flamingos, a forest, and open plains. Due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil, the elephants found there are the largest in the world!

Your picnic lunch will be near the beautiful hippo lake. Afterwards, you will have time for a short game drive and then ascend the crater to leave towards Arusha.