4 Days - Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Tarangire

tarangire elephant

You just have to see and experience Ngorongoro with your own eyes! Its crater is five times more sensational than it looks on screen. For lack of a befitting description, it is a 30km diameter rock bowl which is about 600 m deep, and endowed with volcanic soil. This has facilitated the growth of nutrient filled grass thereby attracting just about every African animal. Its lake is full of pink flamingos.

Your next destination is Tarangire. It is not as vast as the Serengeti, but it delivers a similar vibe and a huge number of animals:, droves of wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, and giraffes. If its your lucky day, you might even spot cheetahs celebrating a succesful hunt. There are lots of different types of trees, including huge baobabs. You will love the changing scenery and see loads of unique different tree species, inclusive of baobabs.

 Day

Highlights

Overnight

Day 1

Arusha town –Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 2

Full Day at Ngorongoro Conservation area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 3

Drive to Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

Day 4

Early Game Drive-Departure

 Arusha

Day 1:From Arusha- Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The tour starts with lunch in Arusha town at 1230hrs. 1400hrs, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Ngorongoro.  Dinner and overnight at either of the following hotels

Option 1:-Luxury 5Star Hotel: Ngorongoro o’ldeani mountain lodge

Meet a world-class 5 star colonial lodge located atop a historical hill with spectacular views onto  Lake Manyara, Oldeani Mountain, Lake Eyasi and The Ngorongoro Crater Rim. The lodge is absolutely stunning and you can spend hours just watching the wildlife in its extensive gardens. It is accessible through a road made of earth, but windy or hilly.

Option 2:-Mid/Standard 4Star Hotel: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

The five star hotel sits on the rim of Ngorongoro crater--in a beautiful setting with an amazing backdrop of Crater renowned for being the cradle of mankind. It is seamlessly blended with the park, you can’t help but feel as one with the nature and a 3.5 million year old cradle of mankind.

Option 3:-Budget 3Star Hotel: Ngorongoro Lodge and Campsite

Here, you are assured of a warm welcome and a very attentive service. The bush breakfast is great, fresh and chosen from a wide selection on the menu.The chef has over 20 years experience and can prepare anything you can ask for in a getaway like this.He is flexible and accommodative to requests. All the sanitary works and is clean. The shower is warm and by solar cells in the interest of not exhausting natural trees for firewood. 

Meals: Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Full day in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Today you will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the crater for crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkey and elephant, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savanna where the lions hunt for food. Picnic lunches will be served in the crater.

Dinner and overnight at either of the following hotels

Option 1:-Luxury 5Star Hotel: Ngorongoro o’ldeani mountain lodge

Option 2:-Mid/Standard 4Star Hotel: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Option 3:-Budget 3Star Hotel: Ngorongoro Lodge and Campsite

Meals: Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Tarangeri National Park

After breakfast, depart for Tarangire arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon of game viewing. Lesser kudu, eland, lion and gerenuk can be found in this beautiful park, noted for its multitude of baobab trees and its tree- climbing lions.

Dinner and overnight at either of the following hotels

Option 1:-Luxury 5Star Hotel: Oliver’s Camp

The lodge is well laid out and surrounded by a jungle. Its rooms are exquisitely decorated. They are not that spacious but certainly clean and cozy. The same applies to the bathroom. The lodge has area for for watching the birds at close range. While there, the manager will give you an gripping enlightenment about the park and its animals. You can ask him as many questions as time allows.

Option 2:-Mid/Standard 4Star Hotel: Tarangire Sopa lodge

The drive to this affluent hotel in the middle of the Park lets you take a deep breath of nature's freshness.

It is well situated in the middle of nature's treasures and nicely laid out. At the large and airy main building, you will find  the reception area, bar and restaurants all of which are carefully set against large windows to bring in the views of the untamed park. Charge your cameras to get pictures of bush bucks, rock hyrax and velvet monkeys.

Option 3:-Budget 3Star Hotel: Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge

You'll be glad to know there are people like the staff here in this piece of rock we call earth. The personal attention they offer makes all the difference between a a great safari and a trip. You will always remember and look looking forward to another visit.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner at the hotel.

Day 4: Enjoy an early morning game drive in the Tarangire National Park.

Breakfast at the lodge, followed by the drive back to Arusha with game viewing en route.

 Lunch in Arusha town

Services included in the cost:

  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Ground transportation in a 8 seater 4x4 safari vehicle with English speaking Driver guide:-
  • Game drives and park entry fees
  • Tourism Development Levy (currently US $ 1.50 per person per night)
  • VAT on Ground Transport & Crater Service Fee, Park Entry Fees

Services excluded in the cost:

  • Visas
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • Domestic & International flights and departure taxes (Quoted separately where applicable)
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Drinks, tips, laundry, bottled drinking water and other personal expenses
  • Medical, Travel and Baggage Insurance

Holiday Surcharge