Day 1- Tarangire National Park
Early breakfast then taken to Tarangire National Park for game drive
Herds of up to 300 elephants plough the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. Tarangire forms the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania – a haven for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed.
During the rainy season, the seasonal visitors scatter over a 20,000 sq km (12,500 sq miles) range until they exhaust the green plains and the river calls once more. But Tarangire’s herds of elephant can easily be encountered, wet or dry.
The swamps, tinged green all year round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.
Over Night from: Tarangire Simba Lodge / Tarengire Safari Lodge / Eco Science Lodge
Day 2 – Lake Manyara
After breakfast you will be taken to Lake Manyara national park with picnic lunch
From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy.
Contrasting with the intimacy of the forest is the grassy floodplain and its expansive views eastward, across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Masai Steppes. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes – some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance.
Return back to the Airport for evening flight or continue on with your adventure.
- National Park / Conversation Fees
- 4×4 Land Cruiser with pop-up roof
- English speaking driver- guide
- games drives indicated as above
- accommodation in lodge or tented camp
- Tips / Gratuities
- Additional Activities such night game drive, balloon safari
- Airport transfers
- International and Domestic Flights
- Items of Personal nature
- Festive Supplements – Christmas , New years , Easter