Day 1: TARANGIRE
In the morning drive to Tarangire National Park for game viewing
with your packed lunch, break for a picnic lunch, after lunches
proceed with game viewing. Dinner and Overnight at Tarangire Roika
One of the most noticeable things on entering the park are the
baobab trees that rise up form the grass. With their massive trunks,
they are instantly recognizable. There are animals that usually move
northwards of the park during the wet season including the
wildebeests, zebras, Thompson's gazelles, buffalos, elands and
hartebeests. The elephant population in this park was estimated to
be around 6'000 in 1987, but numbers are believed to have fallen
since then due to poaching.
The number of birds recorded in Tarangire National Park has been
estimated at approximately 300. These include migrants that fly
south to spend October - April away from the winter of the northern
hemisphere. Here, you may spot various species of herons, storks and
ducks, vultures, buzzards, sparrow hawks, eagles, kites and falcons,
as well as ostriches. Other areas of interest within the park
include the Lake Burungi circuit, the Lemiyon area, the Kitibong
Hill circuit and the Gursi & Lamarkau circuit.
Day 2: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game
viewing, picnic lunch at Manyara and after lunch continues your game
viewing. Dinner and overnight at Manyara Octagon Lodge
A major attraction of the Lake Manyara National Park is the tree -
climbing lions. Unfortunately there is no guarantee that you will
spot them. However, there are other things to see - elephants,
hippos, zebras, impalas, buffalos, baboons, plains animals as well
as huge variety of birdlife, both resident and migratory.
At certain times of the year, Lake Manyara is home to thousands of
flamingos (attracted by the Lake itself), which form a shimmering
pink zone around the lake shore. Other birds found here include
ostriches, egrets, herons, pelicans and storks. Also seen are
African spoonbills, various species of ibises, ducks and the rare
pygmy geese. The most noticeable of the landscape within this park
are the very impressive baobab trees with their huge trunks.
Day 3: NGORONGORO CRATER
After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro with packed lunch, descend into
the crater floor with your lunchbox for game viewing. The famous
Ngorongoro Crate is rich of wildlife, each species have their own
territories. Your packed lunch will be served on the crater floor at
the picnic site near Lerai forest or hippo pool. Evening drive back
The conversation area encompasses Ngorongoro Crater, Embagai Crater,
Olduvai Gorge - famous for its palaeontological relics - and Lake
Masek. The Crater is a home to small number of black rhinoceroses,
sustains a huge population of ungulates and has the most
concentrated numbers of lions know.
However, there are an estimated 30,000 animals living in the crater.
Encounters with animals are frequent and there is a wide variety of
game in the crater. These include lions, elephants and rhinos as
well as buffaloes, Thompson's gazelles, wildebeests and zebras. You
are also likely to see ostriches and Lake Magadi, the soda lake at
the floor of the crater, is home to thousands of flamingos. There
are also dive - bombing kites which are recognized for their skills
of snatching visitors' foods at the Lerai forest, which is a good
place for a picnic lunch.
END OF TOUR