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Staying in small, authentic lodges, you’ll get a real flavor of this magnificent land on this 4-night safari which takes in Lake Manyara, the ‘Big Five’ haven of Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire. A great safari for first timers or those who wish to spend a bit more time on the beaches of Zanzibar.
You will be met at Kilimanjaro airport and transferred to African Tulip Hotel or similar. The lodge is right in the heart of Arusha. (D)
After breakfast, head to Tarangire (approximately 2 hours), the National Park has a vast number of baobab trees that first capture the eye. The gently rolling countryside is dotted with these majestic trees, which seem to dwarf the animals feeding beneath them. Arrive in time for lunch at Tarangire Sopa Lodge where you will also spend the night. Afternoon game-drive in Tarangire National Park to spot elephant as well as other animals and large variety of birdlife. This is a long park and as you venture further south the more wild it becomes and until eventually total isolation. Overnight at the Tarangire Sopa Lodge or similar (B/L/D)
After breakfast set out on a morning game-drive in Tarangire National Park. Continue on to beautiful Lake Manyara Park lying in the Great Rift Valley (approximately 1-2hrs). It holds an enormous variety of vegetation, birds and animals and is justly one of the World’s Biosphere Reserves. The vegetation ranges from lush ground-water forests of enormous trees merging into acacia woodlands that stretch down to the lakeshore of swamp grasses and sedges. Four of the ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, buffalo and leopard) are found here besides impala, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and so the list goes on and on. After a picnic lunch, you will take an afternoon game-drive, then continue on to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or similar for the next 2 nights. (B/L/D)
Today it’s time to enter the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Africa’s ‘Garden of Eden’ and home to the ‘Big Five’, including the black-maned lion. You will take a short drive up to the crater rim and then down on to the crater floor, for a full-day game-drive with picnic lunch. This crater should correctly be called a caldera a collapsed volcano-and has rightly earned a reputation as one of nature’s wonders. It holds as many as 50,000 animals, living in a balanced ecosystem of 260sq km. You can also enjoy an enormous variety of vegetation from the verdant rain forests clothing the 7000ft-high rim to the swamps and plains on the crater floor. (B/L/D)
After breakfast, return to Arusha (approximately 3 hours 30 minutes) for your onward flight. We recommend extending your holiday with a stay in Zamzibar. (B)
Meals: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
The table below shows our escorted tour departure dates.
Prices are described as Guide prices on this website and may be higher or lower due to availability and date of departure.
Prices are for departure dates listed, ex-UK and are per adult based on two adults travelling and sharing a standard room and with return economy flights where stated. Single room and flight prices are available at a supplement.
Please note some tours are subject to minimum numbers, please call our travel experts or visit your local retail store for full details as well as our latest prices.
You can arrive at any time on the first day of the tour. The tour finishes after an early breakfast on Day 5. We recommend a beach stay in Zanzibar after this safari.
GMT +2 hours (summer) + 3 hours (winter).
4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners.
Tours and game-drives listed in the itinerary.
Occasionally we may need to substitute one or more of the lodges with that of a similar standard, also adverse weather conditions could mean a lodge or itinerary needs to be altered.
We use specially designed and strengthened, modern 4x4 safari Land Cruisers which have large pop-up roofs for extended wildlife viewing and photography. Safari vehicles have 7 seats, all of which are window seats, so you are guaranteed a great view.
Tanzania in a vast country and hence journey times between resorts/towns can at times be long. Journey times are listed in the itinerary and are approximate.
We recommend taking soft sided holdalls as this can be transported more easily in the 4x4 vehicles. Excess luggage can be left in Arusha (a local nominal charge may apply).
There is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 people per group.