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2-3 day Safari Ideas

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2-3 day Safari Ideas

Would anyone have any suggestions for a 2-3 day Safari based out of Arusha? Looking to fill in some days prior to the Kili Trek which I have booked for Feb.19th. Thanks in advanceD, nEIL

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1. Re: 2-3 day Safari Ideas

You could do worse than just visit Mount Meru and Arusha National Park.

If seeking larger/more animals take two nights to Tarangire National park or even go as far as Ngorngoro Crater if you don't mind the cost.

You will bring back lots of memories of Tanzanias wonders.

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2. Re: 2-3 day Safari Ideas

Neil You can visit Tarangire and Lake Manyara.

Or even Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro

or if you can have an early morning flight and a late afternoon flight on the last day and can get accomodation then why not fly to the Ndutu area-short grass plains and spend 2 nights there.

Contact a few operators and see what they say as they are on the ground and might have better suggestions than me.

Edited: 3:21 pm, November 27, 2012
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3. Re: 2-3 day Safari Ideas

3 days...

Day 1 drive to Tarangire, game drive afternoon.

Day 2 game drive morning and early afternoon in Tarangire, drive to Ngorongoro Crater in time to watch the sun set.

Day 3 early entry into crater... drive back to Arusha mid-afternoon.

If you can afford the mileage and the admissions, these two parks will give you a great wildlife viewing experience.

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4. Re: 2-3 day Safari Ideas

Thanks for all the replies.....just curious what the costs would be for the Taragire/Ngorongoro Crater excursions? Thanks,

Neil

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5. Re: 2-3 day Safari Ideas

Each operator would have their own price. I would think you could get something good for $250 to $ 340 pppd.

I would email some local operators and ask them to quote for it.

If you stayed outside the park in cheaper camps it will also reduce the cost.

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6. Re: 2-3 day Safari Ideas

Mid Feb. forget Ndutu.

Park Fees for Tarangire $35 per 24hurs. NCA $50 + Crater Fee of $100.

the rest is negotiable.

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7. Re: 2-3 day Safari Ideas

The migration will be in the Ndutu area. I would do as No Expert suggested and take a flight to Ndutu area and have arranged for someone to take you to Ndutu. The wildebeest will be having their calves at that time and they will be gathered there. You will see millions of animals along with all the predators. But with only 2 - 3 days you will need to fly there and back.

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8. Re: 2-3 day Safari Ideas

Entry down to the crater floor is $200 (not $100) for the vehicle, besides the NCA daily fee of $50/person.

Flying to/from Ndutu + 2/nts (if consecutive nts even available) lodge/camp at single supplement rate, + daily park fees... can be hefty.

Suggest Tarangire and Ngorongoro where you will see more game than imagined; besides the wildies at the Crater also 'calve' their young. Maybe not the numbers as at Ndutu... but lots of babies.

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9. Re: 2-3 day Safari Ideas

Appreciate all the info, thanks. Neil

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10. Re: 2-3 day Safari Ideas

It will be cheaper if you would not descend in the ngorongoro creater,

D1-head to tarangire

D2-head to manyara and afternoon drive to sleep in Karatu.

D3-early morning to ngorongoro.

You can get the park Fees from this website

tanzaniaparks.com/regulations_and_park_fees.…

but the rest of the prices can be adjustable depending on your operators.