Budget Family Safari
A 3 Days Budget Family Safari in Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara is a stylish safari which offers you a chance to see a variety of wildlife while spending nights in semi-luxury tented camp and lodge.
Your Budget family safari start with the tour of Tarangire national park. This park offers an unparalleled game viewing, and during the dry season herds of animals grazing along the banks of Tarangire River and the drying swamps. Elephants may also observed scratching the dry streams searching for water or playing around the trunks of the giant baobab trees. Breathtaking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains in the south make a stopover at Tarangire a memorable experience.
After a day of game viewing in Tarangire today we proceed with budget family safari to Ngorongoro Crater. The crater and surrounding highlands together form one of Africa’s most beautiful regions. The crater is the home to the highest density of big game in Africa including all the legendary big five. If luck you may also spot leopard relaxing on a branch of tree during the day time while clans of hyena will be observed scavenging for their prey.
Lake Manyara on the hand is the park with the most diverse habitant which accommodate a variety of animals which range from Elephants, Buffaloes to gazelles. Large troops of baboons are commonly seen near the park entrance gate. The southern part of the park there is several hot springs which are the result of the active geological activities near the surface.
Budget Family Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
Today we will pick you from the hotel in Arusha at 0800hrs for the journey of about 130 km to Tarangire National Park. One of the most attraction of the Tarangire national park are the giants baobab trees and the Tarangire River which flowing across the park and swamps. During dry season the swamps shrink and attract herds of elephants, buffaloes, zebras, wildebeest and other mammals searching for green pasture and water. Furthermore the park is also the home to a number of predators such as lions, leopards, hyenas and cheetahs. These predators such as lions and hyenas can occasionally spotted at the banks of the Tarangire River and the shrinking swamps following herds of herbivores. Leopards and cheetah are seldom spotted in Tarangire. After an extensive day game drive, we will drive to the Roika Camp where you will take dinner and spend a night.
Day 2: Tarangire Area – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu
Early morning after breakfast we shall leave Tarangire to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a full day Crater tour. The ngorongoro crater is the world largest caldera with an approximate of 20 km wide and 600 meters deep. This massive caldera is the home to a vast number of wildlife include all the members of the “Big Five” (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard). Other common animals that you can see while in Ngorongoro include Cheetah, wildebeest, Zebra, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles. The mountain reedbucks and hyenas are also present here. The crater is also a home to over 500 bird species. Lake Magadi the soda lake which is located at the crater floor is very popular for hosting a large flock of flamingo birds. We will serve you the picnic lunch at the crater floor and after the picnic lunch we will drive out of the crater to Mto wa Mbu area for dinner and Overnight at Twiga Lodge.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha
After breakfast, we will drive into Lake Manyara National Park which two third of it is covered by the Lake Manyara which the park derive its name from. The Lake Manyara is a seasonal home to thousands of flamingo birds. Apart from the flamingos the park is also boast about 500 species of birds. One of the spectacular feature of this park are the tree climbing lions which can be observed relaxing on the branch of trees. The thick forest near the park main entrance gate offers a comfortable home to large troops of baboons and other primates. Other animals that can be seen in Lake Manyara include giraffes, buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests on the grassy plains and elephants and lions in the acacia woodlands. After an intensive and a picnic lunch, we will leave the park to Arusha where we will arrive in the later afternoon.
Safari Cost includes
Transport in 4×4 safari vehicle
Picnic lunch boxes
All park fees
Full board accommodation at Roika and Twiga Lodge
Ngorongoro crater service fee
A bottle of pure drinking water 1 liter per person daily
Safari Cost excludes
Accommodation in Arusha
Travellers medical insurance
Drinks at the camp