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3 Days Tanzania Mid-Range Safari

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$1,149.00

3-Day Taste of Tanzania Mid-Range (Tarangire Ngorongoro) Package offers you an intense taster of what Tanzania has to offer.  Experience all the excitement of an African Wildlife Safari in the most spectacular of landscapes. On this Safari we take in Tarangire National Park, renowned for its elephant families and iconic baobab trees. Roaming onwards we experience the jewel that is Ngorongoro Crater, breathtakingly beautiful, and the best place in Tanzania to see the big five.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Wildlife
  • Activity Level Moderate
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  • Group Size Large Group
    50
All about the 3 Days Tanzania Mid-Range Safari.

Tarangire National Park is one of the more seasonal parks in northern Tanzania, with a lot of migratory movement within the greater Tarangire ecosystem. In the Dry season, between June and October, large herds of animals are attracted to the Tarangire River. At this time, the elephant numbers are spectacular and the park should be part of any safari in northern Tanzania.

Herds of up to 300 elephant can be found, looking for underground streams in the dry riverbeds, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. Abandoned termite mounds often house mongoose colonies. All the main predators are present, but because of thick vegetation, not spotted as often as in some of the other parks in northern Tanzania.

A visit to the Ngorongoro Crater is an experience of a lifetime. There are few places that have wildlife densities and variety on this level. It is not unusual to see the Big Five in one day – and all this in the most amazing setting with a backdrop of the 600m/1,968ft-high crater wall.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Arusha

    You will be picked up from the airport by a Lion King representative and conveyed to your accommodation in Arusha where you will overnight, relax, and prepare in anticipation of the adventures to come. Our partner lodge, The Ilboru Safari Lodge, is an oasis of calm and aesthetic pleasure.

  2. Day 2 Tarangire National Park

    Our safari guide will collect you from the lodge in Arusha for the drive to Tarangire National Park (approximately 2 hours). Tarangire, best known for its elephant families, savannah, iconic baobab trees, and seasonal swamps, is home to the life-giving Tarangire River. Animals gather at the river and giraffe, bushbuck, and hartebeest are often seen. The park is also home to buffalo, zebra and wildebeest. These animals are closely attended by a range of predators, our panthera friends, lion, and leopard. From the open roof of the truck we will have the opportunity to absorb the landscapes and view the wildlife.
    After a full day in the park we will drive to the excellently appointed lodge (Karatu) where we enjoy dinner in the aesthetically delightful restaurant, relax, and spend the night in her capacious rooms.

  3. Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater

    Rise and shine! It’s an early departure for us today to the lush highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the seven wonders of Africa. Once we have reached the crater rim, we rumble down a steep track into the 600 m deep caldera, noting our passage through several climactic zones, to see a range of animals and birds.

    The caldera (collapsed volcano) is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, to hippo, wildebeest, zebra, hyena, and more than 500 species of birds.

    After an extensive game drive and a picnic lunch in the crater we will return to Arusha arriving in the early evening.

Suggested Accommodation Options

Ilboru Safari Lodge

It is a Mid-range lodge Nestled on the lower slopes of majestic Mt. Meru, the legendary Ilboru Safari Lodge has been welcoming mountain climbers and safari travelers to northern Tanzania for decades. Ideally located between the northern safari circuit and Mt Kilimanjaro, this beautiful Swahili sanctuary is set on a five acre plot , tucked away beneath ancient trees on the outskirts of Arusha tow

Eileen’s Trees Inn

Eileen’s Trees Inn is a small owner-operated lodge on the northern Tanzanian safari circuit, located just on the edge of Karatu town. Simplicity and service is the hallmark for our country lodge set in beautiful treed gardens surrounding the lovely pool.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
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