Craters and Valleys

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Starts: Arusha
Ends: Arusha
Duration: 5 Days
Destinations: Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara
From: $ USD 3702 (May change based on lodge option and month of travel)

This safari does not include transfer in Arusha nor lunch on arrival or departure. We are happy to offer these at an additional cost.

Arrival in Arusha

Depart Arusha Town Centre in the afternoon and drive to Tarangire National Park. The drive takes you across the Great Rift Valley and along the fringe of the Maasai Steppe. You will notice herds of cattle being attended by young lads and dotted huts with thatched roofs as you proceed. You arrive at your camp or lodge in the afternoon and have opportunity to soak in the surroundings and enjoy the facilities. Travellers on options C and D will have game viewing en route to the camp or lodge. Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge.

Overnight: Chem Chem Lodge


You set out into Tarangire National Park for a full day of game viewing. Travellers on options C and D may choose to return to the camp or lodge for lunch (arranged the night before with the driver-guide). Travellers on other options should travel with a picnic lunch to ensure the best opportunities for game viewing. In the late afternoon, you return to your camp or lodge for dinner and overnight.

Tarangire Tree Tops Lodge

Lake Manyara National Park

Depart after an early breakfast and drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Game drive in the park through the morning aiming to leave at around noon. Continue to Karatu or Ngorongoro Conservation Area arriving at your lodge for late lunch. Optional afternoon nature walks. Those staying in Karatu may also optionally visit the Iraqw Cultural Centre (arranged and paid directly with the driver-guide or lodge). Those staying in Ngorongoro Conservation Area may optionally visit a Maasai village (arranged and paid directly with the driver-guide or lodge).

Overnight: Gibbs Farm

Ngorongoro National Park

You game view on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. This 102 square mile paradise was formed by the collapse of an ancient volcano more than twenty-five million years ago. The resulting rich fertile soil has produced lush vegetation that has attracted more than 30,000 resident mammals and a delicate balance of predator and prey. There is a good chance of seeing the “Big Five” of African wildlife during your day of game driving on the crater’s floor. You travel with a picnic lunch, served near a hippo pool. In the afternoon, you return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Gibbs Farm


Return by road to Arusha arriving in at around noon to connect with your onward arrangements. End of our services.