Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Tarangiri National Parks are spectacular, and understandably viewed by many as among the best destinations for viewing African wildlife of all the national parks in Tanzania. In addition, you have the option of a visit to a Maasai village on the Ngorongoro Highlands where you can find out about their way of life firsthand. There is a modest additional cost for this, and the money goes directly to the villagers. Many tourists pass through these areas leaving only a cloud of dust, but with the unique Africa VIP Travel connections, you can experience some of the local culture. Our goal is to enrich your understanding of this part of Africa, and also ensure that more of the benefits of tourism reach the locals directly.

Day 1 – Arrival/Arusha
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be met by a driver/guide and transferred to the Kibo Palace Lodge in the nearby town of Arusha for the night.
DAY 2 – Ngorongoro Crater, game drive Arusha to Ngorongoro — Distance: 190 km (4 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. On the way you will see the small villages of Mto, Wa, and Mbu, the Great Rift Valley, and Karatu, with unique views of the high altitude rain forest surrounding the crater rim. Descend the crater and enjoy a picnic lunch on a half-day game drive. In the evening, enjoy dinner and overnight at a lodge on the crater rim.
DAY 3 – Ngorongoro Crater, game drive
Enjoy breakfast and depart for a half day of game viewing on the crater floor of one of Africa’s true wonders of nature, home of rhino, elephant and lion coexisting with a large variety of antelope. We will have lunch on the crater floor. After lunch, continue game viewing and in the early evening drive back to a lodge on the crater rim for leisure, dinner, and overnight.
DAY 4 – Lake Manyara, game drive, Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara — Distance: 60 km (2 hrs)
Drive to Lake Manyara National Park, then take an afternoon game drive around Lake Manyara. This park is famous for the bird life around the soda lake – flamingos in particular. It is home to the unusual tree-climbing lions, a large elephant population, and a variety of primates. Enjoy dinner and overnight at a hotel or luxury tented lodge on the Great Rift Valley Escarpment.
DAY 5 – Tarangire, game drive,Lake Manyara to Tarangire — Distance: 95 km (1 1/2 hrs)
In the morning, drive to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy lunch and then a late afternoon game drive in the park. You will find early morning and late afternoon are the best times to observe birds and animals. During the heat of the day much of the wildlife rest under cover. You should look under trees and bushes for the pricking ears of alerted animals raising their heads. Also watch in the trees for the dangling tail of a leopard as it lies on a branch. One of the most striking features of this park are the majestic old baobab trees. With their massive silvery trunks, spindly branches and gourd-like fruit, they are impressive, yet strange. Tarangire is also the home of a large number of elephants and bird life. Enjoy dinner and overnight at a hotel or luxury tented lodge
DAY 6 – Tarangire, game drive
Full-day game drive in Tarangire, where it is possible to see the rare fringe-eared oryx. Enjoy lunch either on safari or back at camp. Later we will have dinner and overnight at a hotel or luxury tented lodge.
DAY 7 — Arusha/Departure, Tarangire to Arusha — Distance: 120 km (3 hrs)
After breakfast, leave Tarangire, with game viewing along the way to Arusha. Arrive for lunch at Kibo Palace Hotel, where a dayroom is ready for you to relax and pack. Enjoy dinner before being transported to the airport for your flight home or extend your African experience with one of the available options.

Optional extensions include: photo safari to Serengeti National Park; mountain trekking; walking safari; chimpanzee tracking; Zanzibar adventure

Please note

We do not post our pricing on our website so we can customize your trip to fit your exact needs. We pride ourselves on our very affordable and competitive pricing, and the flexibility in scheduling and arranging every detail of your trip. The best way to communicate with us is by email. Please send your contact information, general trip plans and questions to info@elevatetrekkingandsafaris.com to start planning your next adventure. See below for what is included and what is excluded in the price of this trip.

Price quote includes

• All ground transportation with a driver/guide – 4WD safari vehicles; guarantee of window-seating
• Accommodations, as detailed, in comfortable and roomy lodges/hotels and luxury tented lodges
• All national park entrance fees
• All food – breakfasts, (packed) lunches, and dinners
• Flying doctor evacuation service

Price quote excludes

• International flights
• Travel and personal accident insurance
• Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines
• Tips/gratuities
• Expenditure on alcoholic drinks or soda at lodge/hotels or luxury tented lodges, as well as souvenirs and personal items
• Optional excursions/activities not detailed in itinerary
• Any additional services requested