2Days 1Night Lodge / Camping Safari Itinerary
Combination of Lake Manyara / Tarangire
Accommodation options: Camping / Luxury Tented Camps / Lodges
Day 1: Moshi/Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park
Early morning drive from Moshi/Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, taking approximately 4 hours.Lake Manyara supports a wide variety of wildlife due to its diverse habitats. If you are lucky you may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits. The park is also home to sizable populations of elephant, hippo, giraffe, and buffalo. East of the park is the Great Rift Valley escarpment which looms on the horizon, it forms an impressive backdrop to the lake. You will have a picnic lunch in the park, and plenty of chance to get a close up of those mischievous monkeys. We will then have an afternoon game drive, the best time to view most of the animals.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park - Moshi/Arusha
After an early breakfast you will begin your game drive in Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is south east of Lake Manyara and is well-known as the home of elephants, where it is not unusual to hear of hundreds of sightings a day. It is also home to the mystical baobab trees, the elephants’ favourite food. Other wildlife include; waterbuck, impala, wildebeest, zebra and buffalo. Most of the predators which can be spotted are lions and hyenas. You will also spot the stunning birds of East Africa, from the Fire Finch to the African Fish Eagle. The Tarangire River cuts through the park and connects to Lake Burunge in the west; it’s the key to life in the dry season when most of the migration congregate here. We will stop at one of the many view points in the park for a picnic lunch, and then enjoy an afternoon game drive before heading back to Moshi/Arusha.