After breakfast you will head west out of Arusha on a drive (2hr) to Tarangire National Park.
Game drive in the Tarangire National Park
Tarangire boasts a vast number of baobabs that first capture the eye as you enter Tarangire National Park. The gently rolling countryside is dotted with these majestic trees, which seem to dwarf the animals that feed beneath them. Tarangire National Park covers approximately 2,600 square kilometers and, in the dry season, is second only to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area in concentrations of wildlife. The park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of Tarangire River. Huge herds of elephants gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rains when they migrate again to new grazing areas
We will wake up early in the morning and start driving down the Ngorongoro crater which is about 2000 feet deep and 14 miles wide. The crater hosts a remarkable wildlife spectacle. There is savanna, bush land, forests and lakes, inhabited by the same range of game, from Elephant to Lion to Wildebeest; there is even a soda lake for the Flamingos. We will spend the day exploring the Ngorongoro crater which is a World Heritage Site, home to nearly 25,000 animals, giving you a very real chance of spotting the big five: lion, elephant, endangered black rhino, buffalo and leopard plus countless other African mammal species. Witness the magnificent array of habitats, each with its own unique wildlife and flora. Take time out to stretch your legs and enjoy a picnic lunch at Ngoitokitok Springs watching the hippos jostle for position in the water. After lunch we will ascend and drive to our overnight lodge.
Dinner and overnight at Endoro lodge OR Ngorongoro Farm House – HB
DAY 04: Safari to Lake Manyara National Park / Fly back home
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara NP passing through the famous town for Vegetables and fruits (Mto wa mbu town) It offers a blend of woodland, open bush, and lake. The Mahogany and sausage trees are alive with blue monkeys and vervets. Elephants feed off fallen fruit while bushbuck, waterbuck, baboons, aardvark, civet, the shy pangolin and leopard, all make their home in the forest. Lake Manyara is a magnet for birdlife and a kaleidoscope of different species can be found around its shores, including huge flocks of flamingoes. The large variety of mammals, reptiles, birds and the different types of vegetation, all within a small area make Lake Manyara a diverse and particularly memorable place to visit.
Afternoon drive back to Arusha with few stops at souvenirs shops on the way, which are beautifully decorated and full of high quality authentic artworks, sculptures, antiques, fabrics and textiles from Tanzania.