3 Days Tanzania Camping Safari will let you visit three of the most famous national parks of Tanzania in three days. You will first visit the Tarangire National Park with its large elephant herds and the impressive baobab trees. Afterwards, you will head to the Ngorongoro crater, a true animal paradise with the chance to observe the “Big Five” in one day. Finally, Lake Manyara National Park with its tree climbing lions and more than 400 different bird species await you.
After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel and together with your guide you drive to Tarangire National Park. In 1970, the national park emerged from a former colonial hunting ground. He has a very diverse animal world, not least because of its size, which corresponds to approximately Luxembourg. The park is home to one of the largest elephant populations in the north of Tanzania, but is also home to many other wild animals. With some luck you can spot lions, cheetahs or leopards. The landscape of the park is very diverse. Especially the huge baobab trees, which are located close together in the north-eastern sector of the park, are particularly impressive. After an extensive game drive you stay overnight at Kizumba campsite in Karatu.
After an early breakfast our drive to the Ngorongoro crater starts. We pass the small town of Mto wa Mbu and soon we will see Lake Manyara. Behind the small town Karatu, the drive will take you up the steep slopes of the East African Rift Valley into the highlands of the Ngorongoro Crater. Afterwards it goes on partly adventurous roads about 600 meters downward into the crater. The crater has a diameter of 17-21 kilometers and is the home of a great animal world. Nearly all the biodiversity of the East African savannah has gathered here, only giraffes and a few other animal species for which the rock faces are too steep do not live in the crater. Depending on the season, 15,000 to 25,000 animals are gathering here, thereof more than two thirds buffaloes, gnus, zebras and gazelles. This large number of grazers also explains why in the crater the largest density of predators in Africa can be found. Beside other predators more than 100 lions live here in several prides. The chances of watching the “Big Five” lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard within just a few hours are here particularly good.
Overnight at Kizumba Campsite, Karatu.
After breakfast, we head to Lake Manyara National Park. The park is dominated by the lake of the same name, which attracts large colonies of waterbirds. Particularly impressive are the pink-colored flamingos, but also many other bird species such as cormorants, pelicans or storks can be observed here. A total of about 400 different bird species live in the park. The park is also famous for its tree climbing lions, which are usually found in the central and open part of the park. During the safari you will also see elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos and many other animal species. In the late afternoon you will return to Moshi with many impressions of your safari.