Safari from Zanzibar - Tarangire and Lake Manyara - Two Days

Short Overview

Tarangire is the least visited of the parks along Tanzania's northern circuit, and it's a crying shame. The park's large elephant population, iconic Baobab trees, and diversity of wildlife make it one of the best parks in the country for taking breathtaking photos or simply basking in the beauty of the world's largest land mammals.

Lake Manyara National Park is an exciting chance to get a feel for the real Africa. Lake Manyara is an unspoiled paradise of groundwater lakes fed by underground springs and teeming with wildlife. One of Africa's premier birding destinations, it's also a fantastic place to see Africa's most iconic animals from massive elephants and cape buffalo to the famous tree-climbing lions who call the park home.

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  1. DAY 1 - ZANZIBAR - ARUSHA - TARANGIRE
  2. DAY 2 - LAKE MANYARA - ZANZIBAR
Nights in total: 1
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DAY 1 - ZANZIBAR - ARUSHA - TARANGIRE

Flight Zanzibar – Arusha Airport 11:30 - 12:30. Transfer to Tarangire National Park. You'll depart from Arusha Airprot after briefing for the approximately two hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Along the way you'll pass bustling Masai villages and the vast, open plains that have become synonymous with images of Africa.

Once you've entered Tarangire, you'll begin your game drive across a rich vista of endless golden savannah that surrounds the Tarangire River. The river itself runs throughout the year and is a vital source of water for the animals of the region during the dry season. Lined with acacia and Baobab trees, the river is regularly visited by the park's large elephant population as well as other herbivores such as zebras and antelopes.

A picnic lunch with a view of the river is a great way to take it all in, but you'll have to keep on your toes as the local monkey population does its best to separate you from your lunch!

Driving through the park you'll also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a huge variety of antelopes. If you're particularly lucky, you might even see endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx.

After your day's drive is done, you'll retire to your accommodation for the evening.

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DAY 2 - LAKE MANYARA - ZANZIBAR

After breakfast , you'll enter Lake Manyara National Park. The park is truly a photographer's playground and offers some of the best game viewing in the world. You can expect to see many of Africa's most well-known animals, with the tree-climbing lions a particular treat. These proud predators lounge in acacia trees practically begging to be photographed. Bird-watchers will find Lake Manyara is an absolute delight, with a huge variety of birds on display in the park. Even the novice can expect to be amazed by large flamingo flocks, circling birds of prey, and the brightly coloured lilac breasted roller.

You'll return to Arusha in the late afternoon.

Under the right conditions, it is also possible to take a guided canoe safari out on the lake. Consult your safari expert to see if this activity will be available for your visit.

Afternoon you will drive back to Arusha Airprot.

Flight Arusha - Zanzibar 16:35 - 18.00.

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