Tarangire National Park & Ngorongoro Crater – 2 Day Safari

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Tarangire National Park & Ngorongoro Crater – 2 Day Safari

$1215 per person

Tarangire National Park & Ngorongoro Crater Safari – our two day safari packs in a lot of world class game viewing in a short period of time. Roam through two of Northern Tanzania’s best parks – Tarangire National Park and the one-of-a-kind Ngorongoro Crater – which are sure to satisfy your wildest dreams. Relax and enjoy the ride in our well-maintained Land Cruiser with a roof hatch for up-close game-viewing. Our expert guides will do the rest.

Tarangire National Park – Located in Tanzania’s Manyara region Tarangire National Park is one of the prime safari attractions. Adding essence to northern Tanzania, the national park is full of natural wonder and untamed wildlife viewing. The national park is nearer to the Lake Manyara area which is a UNESCO world heritage site.

The national park got its name from the Tarangire River that flows inside the national park.

Ngorongoro Crater Safari – Crater was created as a result of an imploded volcano, establishing a unique caldera that stretches 20km in diameter, is home to its very own eco-system and is teeming with indigenous wildlife. Located right near the famous Serengeti National Park, it is ideally located for visitors to explore the variety of plant and animal life living within the crater walls.

This is one of the most magnificent tourist destinations in Africa unparalleled in its distinguished scenic beauty, wildlife and atmosphere.

2 Days
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Arusha
  • Departure Time
    morning from Arusha
  • Return Time
    afternoon to Arusha
  • Dress Code
    Comfortable casual, athletic and beach clothing, comfortable sneakers, shoes or sandals, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Included
    Accommondation per Tour Description
    Arrival and Departure Transfers
    Emergency Evacuation by Flying Doctor
    Government Taxes, VAT and all relating service charges
    Meals per Tour Description
    Park Fees
    Personal Guide
    Rescue Fees
  • Not Included
    4x4 pop-up roof safari vehicle
    Meals not listed
    Optional Tours
    Personal Expenses
    Tanzania Visa
    Tips and Items of Personal Nature
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Day 1: Tarangire National Park

We depart from your lodge and proceed to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania. It is known for its vast herds of elephants.

More than 500 species of birds make their home along the banks and in the trees and swamps lining the Tarangire river. They are joined by everything from the nomadic wildebeest, buffalo and waterbuck. Tarangire is also home to baboons, giraffes, and zebra.

Where there are food animals there are sure to be predatory animals close by. Tarangire is home to over 700 lions. They are commonly seen by visitors. There are also rarely seen cheetahs and leopards lurking among the trees and grass.

We continue our game drive until 5 pm, then drive to your lodge and have dinner.

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Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater
We visit the largest intact volcanic crater in the world - the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater. It is said that the crater used to be a volcano taller than Mt. Kilimanjaro, but when it erupted the cone collapsed creating the massive crater we see today. It is more than 2,000 feet deep and 11 miles in diameter. The Ngorongoro Crater has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. 30,000 animals make their home in this crater, making it an ideal place for sightings of the ‘Big 5’ – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino. This truly world-class attraction is known as the ‘8th Wonder of the World’. After several hours we depart Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight at our lodge. With prior arrangement, we can drop you off at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or we can book you an extra night lodging in Arusha.
Roam through two of Northern Tanzania’s best parks - Tarangire National Park and the one-of-a-kind Ngorongoro Crater - which are sure to satisfy your wildest dreams.
Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants as compared to anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and distinctive location to visit.

Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for people travelling through the northern safari circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The park extends into two game controlled areas and the wildlife is allowed to move freely throughout.

Before the rains, droves of gazelles, wildebeests, zebras, and giraffes migrate to Tarangire National Park’s scrub plains where the last grazing land still remains. Tarangire offers an unparalleled game viewing, and during the dry season elephants abound. Families of the pachyderms play around the ancient trunks of baobab trees and strip acacia bark from the thorn trees for their afternoon meal. Breathtaking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains in the south make a stopover at Tarangire a memorable experience.

Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem - a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed.

During the rainy season, the seasonal visitors scatter over a 20,000 sq km (12,500 sq miles) range until they exhaust the green plains and the river calls once more. But Tarangire’s mobs of elephant are easily encountered, wet or dry. The swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.

On drier ground you find the Kori bustard, the heaviest flying bird; the stocking-thighed ostrich, the world’s largest bird; and small parties of ground hornbills blustering like turkeys.

More ardent bird-lovers might keep an eye open for screeching flocks of the dazzlingly colourful yellow-collared lovebird, and the somewhat drabber rufous-tailed weaver and ashy starling – all endemic to the dry savannah of north-central Tanzania.

Disused termite mounds are often frequented by colonies of the endearing dwarf mongoose, and pairs of red-and-yellow barbet, which draw attention to themselves by their loud, clockwork-like duetting.

Tarangire’s pythons climb trees, as do its lions and leopards, lounging in the branches where the fruit of the sausage tree disguises the twitch of a tail.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests. Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing, it includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera. The property has global importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of globally threatened species, the density of wildlife inhabiting the area, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and other animals into the northern plains. Extensive archaeological research has also yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution and human-environment dynamics, including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years.

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