When you arrive in Tanzania, you will be met by one of our representatives at the airport and transferred to your hotel for the night.
Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge & Estate is the lodge where you will stay in which has a charming atmosphere and offers every comfort you need.
The Lodge is situated right in the heart of beautiful, natural scenery and yet is only 7 km from the town of Arusha: an ideal spot to enjoy the impressive flora and fauna of East Africa.
You start your safari today by heading through the bustling city of Arusha and out towards Makuyuni Area.
You travel through the beautiful Masai open grassland and rolling hills. While driving you will see Masai herding their cattle and goats.
You will then branch off towards Tarangire National Park. Tarangire National Park is famous for its giant baobab trees, large herds of elephants, plains game and predators. Tarangire also boasts a large variety of spectacular bird life, including endemic species.
You’ll embark on a game drive with picnic lunch, ranging far and wide. Your guide will point out, among many aspects of animal behaviour, the fascinating way that elephants communicate with subtle interactions.
Your tented accommodation this evening is at Whistlint Thorn; which is set in in a typical African thorn-tree bush landscape, right next to the Kwakuchinja Wildlife Corridor, that is used by the animals to go from Tarangire to Lake Manyara in search for water and grasses. During the migration periods, you may be lucky to witness the migration of zebras, wildebeest and elephants right from the veranda of your tent. It’s a small camp, run by the people of local Maasai villages and definitely something out of the ordinary safari experience. This is where nature, culture, and conservation come together in the heart of wild Africa.
After breakfast at the camp head out for Lake Manyara National Park, you will enter the park and start your game drive, first through lush forest and then out to open grassland and the lake edge. The birdlife in this park is a bird watcher’s paradise, with many endemic species. You can also expect to see a variety of animals, such as impala, elephants, dik-dik, bushbuck, hippos and, if you’re lucky, you might see the famous tree-climbing lions of Manyara.
Migunga Tented Camp, where you will spend your 3rd night, is nestled in a quiet corner on the northwest of Lake Manyara. The camp is ideally situated in shade of an acacia forest, only 5 minutes from the entrance of Lake Manyara National Park.
The camp is set in 35 acres of acacia forest and consists of 21 permanent tents on raised platforms, all with en-suite bathrooms and a private veranda overlooking the lush forest. All the tents are discretely placed around a central glade, offering shade and privacy, but still only a short walk to the restaurant and bar.
After breakfast you head off into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a crater tour. The crater – or Caldera, which is the correct term – is over 20 kilometers wide and approximately 600 meters deep. If you are lucky and have a clear day, from the bottom you will be able to see the whole way around the crater walls.
Today you will do a game drive over the crater floor, through grassland and forest, and see the soda lake named Lake Makat. Ngorongoro Crater is famous for the presence of the Big Five – buffalos, black rhinos, elephants, lions and leopards. It is also a home to many other animals, such as cheetahs, zebras, hippos, serval cats, hyenas and wildebeest.
Your evening will be spent at Crater Forest which is a small tented camp located on a highland coffee plantation at an altitude of 1800 m, directly bordering the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCAA). The camp is a 10 kilometer drive away from the main road leading from Karatu town to the famous Ngorongoro Crater, offering you some nice views of the surrounding hills and coffee plantations.
Crater Forest Tented Camp is operated as a small scale eco-friendly camp with only 15 spacious tented rooms, with en-suite bathrooms with a hot shower and flush toilet. There is even an African-style fire pot in every room, to keep warm at night during the chilly African winter times. The rooms are all set on highly raised platforms offering some magnificent views over the Ngorongoro Forest.
Today you can have a lie-in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the camp before starting your final journey back to Arusha.
Before reaching the town centre you will have a chance to stop at one of the largest curio shops in Tanzania or the Meserani Snake Park (optional activity at your own cost).
You will then be taken to Arusha town or the international airport, depending on your plans. End of Safari
Tanzania has a lot to offer, and travelling this beautiful country will surely be an experience you never forget!