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3 Day Safari in Tanzania

Tanzania - Tarangire - Karatu - Ngorongoro

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Our 3 nights-safari is excellent for you running short of time but still want to experience the wonders of a Tanzania safari. The trips give you the opportunity to visit the beautiful Tarangire National Park and the gorgeous Ngorongoro Crater.

Africa & Tanzania welcomes you! Maybe you even were welcomed by the Roof of Africa while landing at Kilimanjaro Airport, the mighty mountain Kilimanjaro, the highest in Africa, that has given its name to the airport.

After clearing immigration and picking up your luggage, you will be warmly greeted by your Cross Road Safari driver/guide at arrivals.

Your adventure starts immediately as you set off on an approximately three-hour drive on tarmac road to get to the gate of Tarangire National Park, where your first safari will take place. During the drive you have time to get to know your safari guide and go through your expectations, what wildlife to meet in coming days and if you have any special interests. You will also have time to sit back and fully enjoy the incredible and magnificent landscape, as well as the colourful Tanzanian everyday-life passing by outside your car window.

After a long day of traveling, you maybe want to call it a day but otherwise we can arrange a night safari for you. A great opportunity to meet the nocturnal inhabitants of Tarangire.

Accommodation: Tarangire, Sangaiwe Tented Lodge

Meal plan: Half board

Day 2 Full day safari in beautiful Tarangire

The whole day is devoted to Tarangire, the sixth’s biggest of Tanzania’s totally 22 national parks. To fully experience your amazing surroundings, we recommend you start the day with an early walking safari. This is a perfect way to experience Africa with all your senses before continuing the day in your safari vehicle.

Safari in beautiful Tarangire

Tarangire National Park is a favourite among many driver-guides thanks to its beautiful and everchanging landscapes. Here you can find acacia woodlands, savanna, the river that has named the park but above all, hundreds of the “trees of life” – the Baobab tree. 

Except for the Baobabs this park is mainly known for the large herds of elephants that’s roams here part of the year. Tarangire is also home to vast variety of species like the lesser-known fringe-eared oryx & gerenuk and the more common ones like zebras, wildebeests and giraffes. And yes, of course you can find the majestic big cats here.

You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the park surrounded of the beautiful landscape maybe even in the shadow of a baobab tree. Eventually you will leave the park and make your way to Karatu

Accommodation:  Karatu, Hhando Coffee Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3 Ngorongoro – paradise on earth?

Today something of extreme beauty awaits you – The Ngorongoro crater. To make the very most of this extraordinary experience we recommend you have a very early start. Reason being the crater has fewer visitors the earlier you go. But most importantly, the wildlife is entering the peak active hours as the sun rises over the rim.

Ngorongoro – paradise on earth

Through beautiful winding roads climbing upwards, you will make your way to the viewpoint at the crater rim – and wow what a view! At your feet you have the caldera and due to its size, it’s hard to capture that the crater floor is 600 meters below you. This is the largest volcanic caldera in the world. All over the crater floor, as small, small dots, you can see the wildlife grazing in the landscape. 

The Ngorongoro crater is home to no less than 25 000 animals and has one of the greatest densities of predators in the world. For example, in this “small” area alone, 60-70 lions are living. This is also one of the places where you, if lucky, could meet the mighty Big Five of Africa.

As yesterday today’s lunch will be a picnic in the wild. After an eventful day full of the Ngorongoro’s wonders, it’s time to head back to your lodge.

Accommodation:  Karatu, Hhando Coffee Lodge

Meal plan: Full board

Day 4 Time to say goodbye

After that heavenly morning coffee, it’s time to start the journey back to the airport. Depending on your departure time you might have time for a market visit in the busy little village of Mto wa Mbu or a visit to a Masai village to get to know this colourful and different culture on your way back. However, you will arrive to the airport full of new amazing memories and wonderful experiences from your days with us!

Meal plan: Half board

This safari is excellent to combine with gorgeous days in Zanzibar. If this is something you are dreaming of, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will make your dream come true.

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