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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Zanzibar to Tarangire National Park

Zanzibar to Tarangire National Park

Prepare for an adventure-packed with a pickup from your hotel in Zanzibar to the airport for a 1-hour flight to Arusha. From there, we'll proceed to Tarangire, also known as "the land of giants".

After an exciting morning exploration, we'll stop for a picnic lunch by the scenic Tarangire River. Take in the remarkable views as you savor your meal.

As the day winds down, we'll head back from Tarangire with unforgettable memories of our game drive. Our destination? Mto wa mbu, a vibrant farming community nestled between Manyara and Ngorongoro. Here, you'll get a glimpse into local life among the 18,500 residents.

Note: Bathrooms are conveniently available at every picnic site, gate, and campsite.

For those seeking more adventure, join us for an optional Night Game Drive. Experience the park in a whole new light, quite literally!

Get ready for:
- Game drive: 7-8 hours
- Check out time: 4:45-5:45 pm.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
Best Time To Visit July to November (Animals come to the Tarangire River)
High Season June to October (The park is full of visitors)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Tarangire NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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HippoCommon
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Jungle Pearl Resort (Lodge)
  • Mid-range lodge located 1-2hr drive from Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 2

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

Our safari begins bright and early as we depart from Jungle Pearl Resort, heading towards the iconic Ngorongoro Crater. The early start promises exciting encounters with wildlife, including the elusive black rhinos!

As we descend into the crater, get ready for a wildlife extravaganza! The crater walls rise high around us, creating a natural amphitheater teeming with Africa's majestic creatures. Lions, hyenas, leopards, zebras, and wildebeest are just a few of the stars of this show.

By midday, we'll find a picturesque spot near a hippo pool for a delightful picnic lunch. Imagine dining amidst Africa's most dangerous animal, with colorful birds adding to the ambiance. It's a safari lunch you won't forget!

After lunch, we continue our game drive, soaking up every thrilling moment before we bid farewell to the Crater in the late afternoon. Our return journey to Jungle Pearl Resort is filled with lively chatter about the day's incredible sightings and unforgettable experiences.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time To Visit June to October (Wildlife viewing is best)
High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)

Wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater

LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
HyenaAbundant
Show more
ElephantCommon
HippoCommon
LeopardOccasional
Accommodation:
Jungle Pearl Resort (Lodge)
  • Mid-range lodge located 1-2hr drive from Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 3

Lake Manyara and a flight back to Zanzibar

Lake Manyara and a flight back to Zanzibar

We kick off with an early morning drive from your accommodation. Lake Manyara is close to Jungle Pearl, which means we'll have plenty of time to explore. Arriving at Lake Manyara National Park, get your binoculars ready because this place is a bird watcher's paradise! You'll see flamingos, pelicans, and storks galore! Keep an eye out for the tree-climbing lions, a unique sight you won't want to miss.

After a thrilling game drive, we'll take a break for a delicious bush lunch, surrounded by the sounds of nature. Don't be surprised if an elephant or two stops by to say hello! Feeling adventurous? Join our optional afternoon canoe ride along the serene lake, perfect for spotting hippos and crocs.

As the sun starts to set, we make our way to the airstrip for a scenic flight back to Zanzibar. Imagine flying over the vast landscapes, feeling like a bird soaring through the sky! Once we touch down, our friendly team will be waiting to whisk you away to your cozy accommodation..

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
Best Time To Visit June to October (Easier to spot animals)
High Season July to March (The northern section gets crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Manyara NP

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
Show more
LionOccasional
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.
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  • This tour is offered by African Polecat Safaris, not SafariBookings.
  • This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on SafariBookings.
  • Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. If flights cost more, your quote will reflect this.
  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour are subject to availability.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.