After breakfast in the morning, check out and head to Tarangire National Park for a full day of wildlife viewing.
One of my favourite parks on the Northern Circuit is Tarangire National Park. It is conveniently situated 118 kilometres from Arusha and is a sanctuary for various wildlife. At 2,850 square kilometres, the park is enormous and ranks as the sixth-largest in the nation. One of the best places in the world to view several elephants coexisting in their natural habitats is definitely Tarangire. Like other creatures, they are aware that no matter how dry the season is, they can always find water in Tarangire. The elephants are able to burrow through the sand to locate water even if the Tarangire River is completely dry.
If you’re interested in birds, Tarangire won’t let you down. It is an ornithologist’s heaven with close to 550 species. The world’s biggest concentration of breeding birds is allegedly found in marshes.
The park is essentially a baobab garden in terms of vegetation. In addition to providing food and water, these enormous, ancient trees are a valuable resource for creatures like elephants.
Due to its size, you should truly take your time and explore the park’s various parts. The Silale Swamps are one of my favourite sites in Tarangire. This secluded wetland, which is located in the park’s southern region, is an utterly intriguing spot to visit.
About 70 square kilometres of the wetland are covered, and it functions like a sponge. Here, water is stored during the rainy season, and during the dry season, the marsh gradually releases water into the Tarangire River. The swamp provides an extraordinarily lovely backdrop to the dry area surrounding it because it is green for the bulk of the year. You must visit during the dry season to fully enjoy this location.
Hundreds of elephants visit the Silale Swamps to graze on the rich grass, but other animals as well come here. At Silale Swamps, a variety of animals of various sizes and forms can be seen, including cats! It is a fantastic location to watch both leopards and the well-known Tarangire tree-climbing lions. Whenever you hear someone claim to have seen an African wild dog, it’s generally in this region. To further the list, the Silale Swamps are renowned for being a wonderful location to witness enormous African Rock Pythons.
Drive back to Tarangire Simba Lodge in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight
Game drives in the morning and late afternoon in the Ndutu region explore the huge migration while seeking for lions and cheetahs on the prowl. Because there is an abundance of food now, there are numerous big cats in this area during this time, many of which have cubs. During the calving season, the region is renowned for its photographs. As a result, you will relish this chance and the day.
In the late afternoon, you depart Ndutu and travel to the Seronera region of the central Serengeti, one of the park’s richest wildlife habitats and home to the Seronera River, which supplies this region with an important water source and draws wildlife that is generally representative of the Serengeti’s species. A full day of game viewing is planned for you. Drive in the evening to Tanzania Bush Camps for dinner and accommodation
Africa’s most well-known wildlife park consists of Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park and Northern Tanzania’s Southern Serengeti. For many people, the picture of acacia trees on a vast grassy plain represents Africa. The yearly wildebeest migration, which passes across the Serengeti and the Masai Mara and involves more than a million animals, is the world’s greatest mass movement of land mammals. Elephant, giraffe, gazelle, eland, and large prides of lions can all be spotted, making for some incredible photo opportunities. Rides in hot air balloons offer further ideas. Additionally, trips that dive into the rich culture of the Masai people are available for tourists to enjoy.
You will start early on the last day of your safari. After a brief breakfast, you’ll start your early morning descend into the crater bottom at roughly 6:30 AM. The biggest intact, inactive, and empty volcanic caldera in the world is the Ngorongoro Crater. It has a huge floor area of over 260 square kilometres and a depth of more than 2000 feet. You will see a lot of animal activity during the five-hour game drive on the crater bottom. Keeping the camera at the ready is unquestionably advised. There are several African elephants, buffalo, black rhinoceroses, hippos, hyenas, cheetahs, and lions. After eating a picnic lunch beside the lovely Hippo pool, you will start the ascent to the crater’s top exit. There is still a four-hour drive to get to Arusha at the end of your safari. By 6:00 PM, you will be dropped off at the Arusha area of your choice. It is now time to say goodbye to your team after an amazing experience and a tonne of memories.
Transfer to the airport so that you may board a plane from Kilimanjaro International Airport and afterwards return home.