This two days safari packs in two of Tanzania’s most beloved national parks. You’ll have the chance to see the Big Five and plenty more as you travel to these two wonderful parks.
Tarangire National Park, home to Tanzania’s largest elephant population, is a fascinating park during the dry season when the Tarangire River becomes a vital source of water for animals throughout the region. As vast herds of wildebeest and zebra move to the river to replenish, the park’s lions, leopards, and hyenas capitalize in a dynamic display of nature’s cruel beauty.
It’s then on to the world-famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where cape buffalo, rhinoceros, and hippopotamus can be spotted amid the caldera’s verdant plains. A picnic lunch by the hippo pool is a rare treat, allowing you to have a meal within a few dozen feet of these intimidating herbivores.
Day 1: Tarangire National Park
You will be picked up from your accommodation and you will travel to Tarangire National Park, where you will do a game drive. The name of this national park originates from the Tarangire river that crosses the park. This river is also the primary source of freshwater for the animals during the annual dry season in Tanzania. During the dry season, many animals migrate to Tarangire, looking for water and green grass. But even during the rainy season, Tarangire is habitat for many animal species, which makes Tarangire a good travel destination throughout the whole year. Tarangire is probably the most famous for its impressive number of elephants and Baobab trees. Tarangire is also home to over 550 bird species, which makes the park a popular attraction for birdwatchers. During your safari you will be served lunch. After the game drive in Tarangire, you will travel to your accommodation, where you will be served dinner and where you will stay overnight.
Day 2: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast you will depart to Ngorongoro, which will take 2 hours. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is named after the Ngorongoro crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area. The crater rim is over 2,200 meters high and the crater area has its own climate. The crater floor is mainly open grassland and a salt lake is located in the center of the crater. More than 25.000 big animals live inside the crater. The crater is home to approximately 60 permanent lions, which is one of the highest densities of lion prides on earth. The crater is also one of the most likely areas to see the black rhino. Apart from the animals that live in Ngorongoro crater, there are also a few Maasai villages located around the crater. During your safari, you will be served lunch.
Airport pick-up and drop-off
A private safari car
Breakfast, lunch and dinner while on safari
Accommodation during safari as described
All game drives viewing and transportation in a 4×4 vehicle with viewing roofs
All park and entrance fees
Professional English speaking driver/guide during the safari.
Bottled water in safari vehicles throughout the safari
Current Government taxes and levies
Flights & Visas
accommodation before and after your safari
Travel and health insurance
Tips to your guide, hotel staff, and porters (we recommend to give your safari guide around 25 USD per day and your safari cook around 15 USD per day)
Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage