Explore Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara on a 3-Days Budget Safari Escape
During this trip you will visit three different national parks located in the Northern circuit and the tour will begin from the nearby city of Arusha.
Driver will pick you up at your hotel and drive to Tarangire national park .The park is located 118 km southwest of Arusha city. Tarangire is famous for its big herds of elephants and big baobab trees. The herd of up to 300 elephants has been encountered in this park. It’s also known as the paradise for those who love birds. The following animals can be seen in this park; Predators such as Lion and hyena; migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland which crowd the lagoon of Tarangire river. On drier ground you find Kori bustard the heaviest world flying bird , Ostrich the world largest bird ,ground hornbill, yellow–collared lovebird, rufous tailed weaver, ashy sterling all endemic to the dry savanna of north-central Tanzania. Luckily you can spot Tarangire’s python which climbs trees like Leopard. Spend the night at the campsite.
Today we are going to explore the beauty of Lake Manyara national park. This tour will start from your lodge or campsite where you will be picked up and drive along the rift valley to the park. On your arrival you will be welcomed by the troops of baboons and blue monkeys which scatter near the entrance. The park has an area of 330 square kilometers whereby 200 square kilometers is covered by a lake when water level is high. Lake Manyara national park is set at the base of a 600m high escarpment of the rift valley; this makes it the most scenic beauty.. The park is renowned for its tree climbing lion and the beautiful lake of the same name Manyara which attracts large colonies of water birds. More than 400 bird species have been recorded in this park, highlight is the pink hued flamingo on their perpetual migration as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorant and storks. Other animals include, tree climbing lions ,leopard, hippo, buffalo, elephants, zebra giraffe, gazelles, bush bucks etc. Other animals can be spotted as well which include lion, giraffe, elephant, leopard, buffalo, zebra, gazelle and so on. In water there are hippos and on the ground there are ground hornbills.
Ngorongoro crater is one of the largest caldera which resulted from volcanic activities that took place some millions years ago. Since then it has become host to a large number of grazers and predators. Ngorongoro crater has a diameter of 17 -21 km and it goes deep for 600m .The crater is found within the big conservation area which is under UNESCO. Nearly all wildlife and diversity of East African Savannah are gathered here except giraffes and a few animals that can not afford walking on steep hills down to the crater. Depends on seasons but the population of up to 15000-25000 animals are gathering here, thereof more than two thirds buffaloes, gnus, zebras and gazelles. Apart from other predators more than 100 lions in different prides are living here. The chance to see big five animals; lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino is particularly high in ngorongoro.The presence of a small lake within the park also attracts colonies of birds, hippos are also found here.
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