Day 1: Arusha Town to Tarangire National
Stop At: Babati, tanzania, Tarangire National Park 3134 Tanzania
The Park is in Manyara region and covers an area of approximately 2,850 sq km. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. During the dry season thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas.
The landscape is composed of granitic ridges, river valley, and swamps. Vegetation is a mix of Acacia wood land,Combretum woodland, seasonally flooded grassland, and Baobab trees.
Dry season in the park starts from June to November(best time to visit) hence expect to sightview common animals such as Zebra, Buffalo, Elephant, Wildebeest, Waterbuck, giraffe, Dik Dik, Impala, Eland, Grant's Gazelle, Vervet Monkey, Banded Mongoose, and Olive baboon.
Tarangire National Park is famous due to its high density of elephants and is documented that the oldest Elephant that gave birth to twins was found at Tarangire.
Also Tarangire is famous because of its Termite Mounds that dot its landscape and good home for dwarf Mongoose.
Tarangire National Park is also home for more than 550 bird species hence attracts the bird enthusiasts.
Duration: 6 hours
Accommodation included: Dinner and Overningt at Ngorongoro Simba Safari Lodge
Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater NAational Park to Arusha Town
Stop At: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Crater, About 1.5 hours drive from Arusha Town, Arusha Tanzania
It’s the one of the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera forming about 265sq km surface area with sides of 600m deep. The Park is located at 118km (3hour drive)West of Arusha and it is around 8300sq km in size. The park is fertile volcanic land soil which supports many habitats such as grassland, swamps and forest which provide a huge area for wildlife to graze , climb, hide. Inside the Park there is a water source known as Lake Makat”(soda lake) Maasai word meaning Salt” home of various birds species more than 400 species have been recorded and hydrating(drinking) other wildlife.
Ngoro Ngoro National Park is the only Park in Tanzania that provides yearly around big 5 (endangered black rhino, black manned lions, big cats, elephants, buffalo)game viewing and probably once in a single day of visiting.
Also the Park is well known for the existence of Maasai families who diverted from Serengeti Plains and built in temporary villages in circular homesteads called Bomas.
It’s is the only Park that gets chilly at night hence it’s important for travellers to adhere to the best clothing to bare the condition.
Other common animals expected to sight Wildebeest, Gazelle, Spotted Hyena, Golden –Jackal, Bat-eared foxi,Hippopotamus,EastAfrican Wilddog,African Leopard,Ungulates,Waterbucks,Buffalo,Eland, Serval. Absenties wildlife are Giraffe, Oribi, Topi,Spotted Hyena,African Leopard,Chetah,Impala which are rarely seen in the Park.
Ngorongoro National Park is well known for seat of Humanity after the discovery of the earliest known specimen of the human genus in Olduvai Gorge hence best site to understand early human evolution pioneered by Mary and Louis Leakey.
The Park is also well known for active volcanic mountain in Doinyo Lengai(Mountain of God).
Inside the Park there are many water sources which open picnic to tourists and a huge swamp fed by springs(Ngoitokitok streams,Lerai Streams).
The park is also well known for its densest population of blacked maned Lions,Ungulates and Serval.
The best time to visit the Park is between June-September.
Duration: 6 hours
Accommodation included: Dinner and Overnight at Arusha Tourist Inn