2 Days Safari-Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater

For those pressed for time, this two day/one night 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 capitalise 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.

 

Highlights

  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Game Drive
From
$1,250
Per Person Sharing

 

Day 1: Tarangire National park (Arusha to Tarangire National Park)

Our professional tour guides will meet you at the hotel and briefing you about the tour. You will travel up to Tarangire which is the surprise package on the Northern circuit.  Often overshadowed by the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire has immense concentrations of game in the peak months and a fraction of the visitors that go to any of the other Northern parks.  The game viewing here from July through to October is superb and the atmosphere and habitat is completely different from the other parks. The real prizes in the park are dwarf mongoose, Oryx and generuk but viewings are very rare. Tarangire is one of Tanzania’s finest birding destinations.

The main activity in Tarangire is daytime game driving, however, staying outside the park makes walking and night safari a possibility.  There are no boat safaris on the Tarangire River. After an extensive game drive, enjoyed from the open roof of the vehicle, you will leave the park and travel to Karatu, where you will spend the night.

Day 2: Ngorongoro crater (Ngorongoro crater to Arusha)  

After getting a delicious breakfast you will depart for Ngorongoro crater which is UNESCO world heritage. Any trip to Northern Tanzania has to include the Ngorongoro Crater: it is one of the most beautiful natural wildlife safari sites in the world and an exceptional place to interact with people from the Masaai tribe.

The Ngorongoro Crater and surrounding highlands together form one of Africa’s most beautiful regions.  Volcanic craters form stunning backdrops to some of the most fertile and richest grazing grounds in Africa.  The most famous such crater is without question the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and home to the highest density of big game in Africa, including all the big five and plenty of predators. The Ngorongoro is the best place in Tanzania to see the big five.  A healthy population of black rhino and some of the largest tusker elephants left in Africa today are the prize spots, but the Crater is also home to strong populations of lion, leopard and hyena along with good herds of wildebeest, buffalo and zebra.  Other game in the Ngorongoro includes serval cat, cheetah, jackal, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, flamingo and bat eared foxes.

You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater and continue the game drive after the break. Later in the afternoon, you will travel up to the steep walls of the crater to return to Arusha for your onwards arrangement.

Price Includes:
– Accommodation as stipulated in the Itinerary
– Sightseeing as specified in itinerary
– Transport on safari in a 4WD vehicle with an open roof
– All parks entrance fees
– Service of English Speaking driver guide
– Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day.
– Salary for the Professional English Drive Guide.
– Government taxes and levies

Price Above Excludes:
– Airport transfers (can be arranged upon request)
– International and domestic flights and departure taxes
– Accommodation in Arusha after safari (can be arranged upon request)
– Easter and Christmas Holidays Surcharge
– Hot and cold drinks.
– Olduvai/Visit of Maasai Boma
– Optional flying doctors insurance (we can arrange upon request)
– Tips to the driver/guide.
– And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.
– Tourist visas
– Personal travel/medical insurance
– Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages
– Any items of personal nature (laundry service, telephone/internet bills, souvenirs)

All of our itineraries are custom-made which means that they are tailor-made for your own specific group, taking into account your interests, your budget and so on…Contact us for any changes for this Itinerary.