Please Join Marek and his Crew Treks team on this very compact trip, full of adventure, covering three major national parks. In three days using all terrain vehicles we will cover a lot of miles and see multitude of animals in their natural habitat. While already in Africa, this is a great opportunity for adults and children to see up close and personal Africa’s great lions, giraffes, elephants, and if lucky even leopards.
Leader: Marek Wencel - Over 20 year experience in the mountains, previous expeditions to the Andes’, Himalaya and Alaska.
Price: $1100 All inclusive (see detail below)
Due to past experience and customer comments, all Kilimanjaro trips will now originate and terminate at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) If you travel to Tanzania trough Nairobi, Kenya (NBO) and need assistance, please contact Crew Treks for details.
Day 1 Moshi-Lake Manyara (Jan 23)
Lake Manyara National Park is one of the smaller parks in Tanzania and covers an area from the northwestern edge of the lake and a large proportion of the lake itself. The lake is the seasonal home to thousands of flamingos, pelicans and more than one hundred other types of birds. On the partly forested edges, you will get the chance to watch the proud elephants with their impressive tusks searching for food and doing their daily business. You will also be able to see giraffes, buffaloes, gazelles, antelopes, baboons, and last but not least, the famous tree climbing lions. After an intensive wildlife tour, it will be time to leave the national park and return to our lodge.
Day 2 Ngorongoro Crater (Jan 24)
The Ngorongoro Crater is almost 600m/1800feet deep and in this massive caldera, you will find an amazing variety of animals. Alongside the "big five" (elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards and rhinoceros), you will find virtually all of the animals that can be found in the entire East African savannah. At a chosen picnic spot, you will have lunch and the rest of the afternoon will be devoted to more wildlife watching. In the afternoon, you will leave the crater and you will drive to the campsite for dinner
Day 3 Tarangerie National Park-Moshi (Jan 25)
In the morning, we will depart our hotel and will be taken to Tarangire National Park. The Tarngire National Park with its endless tree savannah and seasonal marshes is home to the largest elephant herds in the North of Tanzania; with over 4000 at the last count, it takes some beating. In the national park, you will also be able to watch giraffes, buffalos, lions, zebras, gnus and different types of antelopes and gazelles. Upon your arrival at the park, your driver will open the roof of the vehicle and the extensive wildlife watch can begin. Late in the afternoon, we will have lunch at the park entrance and proceed back to Moshi and well-deserved rest and party!
Trip starts and terminates at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
$100 Tanzanian Entry Visa can be obtained on arrival.
There are direct flights from Amsterdam, Paris and Istanbul and multitude of flight connecting in Nairobi (NBO)
Tanzania: Immunization- vaccination against cholera is recommended, ask your travel doctor for malaria pills.
Yellow fever vaccination is required for ALL persons from yellow fever endemic countries/regions. (If you visited jungles with yellow fever)
Crew Treks strongly recommends that you enroll with Global Rescue prior to embarking on this trip. Please click on the link below for details and quotes.
The prices are reasonable and the signup process is simple.
We strongly encourage everyone to purchase travel insurance, which covers trip cancellation, interruption, delay, baggage loss or delay, medical expenses, etc.
Travel insurance offers the best possible protection if you have a sudden, unexpected illness or injury prior to or when traveling.
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Please bring array of clothing, but mostly lots of t-shirts, sandals, and shorts.
Safari can be dusty, so please take that into consideration.
For the evening, the suggestion is to bring along long sleeve shirt or a jacket.
Camera with lots of memory on a card and if possible DSLR camera with long lens to capture wildlife far and away.
We will spend two nights at tented camp located at remote location on top of Rift Ridge overlooking local hills and sunsets. The camp is close to the entrance gate of Lake Manyara National Park and on the way to Ngorongoro National Park, making it the ideal place to access both parks.