3 Days Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park is a short safari where you can see flamingos, tree-climbing lions, elephants and many other animals.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is located between Arusha town and Ngorongoro Crater Near Mto wa Mbu village on the cliffs of Manyara Enscarpment. However small the Lake Manyara National Park is, it has great ecological variety with amazing wildlife and bird species.
The park was established in the year 1960. Before that, in 1957, it was announced as a game reserve.
The park is also home to the pink flamingos which flock in thousands every year on the alkaline Lake Manyara. It is also famous for tree-climbing lions. The best times to visit the flamingos is between June and October. However, it is also fairly good to visit them between November to February.
Lake Manyara National Park is 330 sq km in size, where 200 sq km is covered by the lake itself.
More than 300 bird life is recorded in the Lake Manyara National Park.
Tarangire National Park
The name Tarangire National Park was established from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. Just as Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National park is also in the Manyara Region, creating a Tarangire ecosystem.
The park covers over 2800 sq kms in area. The animals that can be seen in Tarangire National Park are Wildebeest migration, Zebras, Giraffes, Lions and many more. The park is also renowned for the number of elephants.
The park is near Lake Manyara National Park and Arusha town. The drive from Arusha to Tarangire National park is around 3 hours (140 kms)
The drive between Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park is around 2 hours (100 kms).
Ngorongoro crater is located between Serengeti National Park and Karatu town on the way from Lake Manyara National Park. It is a volcanic crater making it the largest non-flooded caldera in the world, which is 300 sq kms in area and 600 meters deep.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is around 8,300 sq kms in size, covering part of the Serengeti Plains and Lake Ndutu area.
At the end of the wildebeest Migration, between December to February, the animals arriving at Lake Ndutu inside Ngorongoro Conservation Area for the renounced mating season.
Ngorongoro Crater is special because the resident animals coexist with the Maasai Tribe.
3 Days Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park is a famous short safari of north Tanzania.
3 Days Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park is a short safari where you can see flamingos, tree-climbing lions, elephants and many other animals