2 Days 1 Nights Northern Circuit Safari
Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, your driver-guide will collect you, and your safari will commence. You will drive from Moshi to Tarangire National Park. This takes approximately 3 hours. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses through the park, being the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons. The park is famous for its huge number of elephants, baobab trees and tree climbing African pythons. The park covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers. You will enjoy a daylong of game viewing, with a picnic lunch looking out over the river to break up the time in the car. After a nice game drive before it gets dark you will drive to the lodge or campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast you will drive to the Ngorongoro conservation area (NCA) (A UNESCO world heritage site), this drive can takes up to 30 minutes. Once in the NCA you will see the Rift Valley and animals like elephant, buffalos, zebra, monkey and birds. The main feature of the NCA is the Ngorongoro Crater, a large, unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago, is 610 m (2,000 ft) deep and its floor covers 260 km2 (100 sq mi). You will then enter the crater and witness a large concentration of wild animals. This is undoubtedly the best place to see black rhino in Tanzania as well as the prides of lion that includes the magnificent black manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and the variety of water birds. Other game commonly sighted included cheetahs, hyenas and lots of other members of the antelope family. After completing your drive you will return back to Moshi or Arusha.