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Tanzania’s two-day Northern Lodge safari to the national park of Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater will be a safari full of activities and unforgettable experiences for all of our visitors, including those returning from Kilimanjaro trekking or waiting for a flight to their next destination, as well as those who have come specifically for this fantastic tour. We promise that you will experience the excitement of an African wildlife safari or even a photography safari in two of Tanzania’s most stunning national parks.
We planned this 2-day tour to Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater with Materuni Tours since it is a stunning location and there is no reason for our clients to miss out on this fantastic Tanzanian experience.
At 8:30 a.m., you will be picked up from your Moshi hotel and driven to Tarangire National Park for a game drive with the possibility to observe enormous groups of elephants that make this national park renowned. Tarangire is home to several big famous Baobab trees, providing picture-perfect African scenery. Following an afternoon of wildlife viewing, you will drive to Mto Wa Mbu, where you will spend the night at a recommended lodge.
Breakfast is served at 6 a.m., followed by a visit to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Descend into this notorious crater to encounter some of Tanzania's less common species, including the black rhino. You will enjoy a full-day wildlife drive on the crater's broad grassy plains, pausing for a picnic lunch at the Ngoitoktok hippo pools before returning to Arusha/Moshi (arrive 5pm/6pm).
Our safari guides are all well experienced in the field and passionate about showing you the amazing wildlife and culture Tanzania has to offer. All are fluent in English, and if you have a special language request just let us know as many will also have an additional language (e.g. French, Spanish, German). They are also well trained in 4×4 driving so will be able to get you anywhere on the varying road qualities we have here! Please feel free to ask your guide any questions you may have about the wildlife, culture or trip along the way.
All meals will be provided by the lodges you are staying at, if you are leaving on a game drive during the day then a lunch box will be provided. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at most lodges. We will provide mineral water in the car each day.
4×4 Safari Landcruiser with 7 seats. Our safari vehicles have been specifically modified for wildlife viewing, with a pop top roof which will be open during all game drives and sliding windows. We carry at least one pair of binoculars in each vehicle. Please note our regular vehicles do not have air conditioning or refrigerator. If you would like us to arrange one of our upgraded vehicles with these facilities please just ask us to provide a quote.
Although we do everything within our powers to ensure your maximum comfort, the roads in Tanzania can vary greatly in quality from newly tarmacced to completely rough and muddy or dusty (depending on rainy or dry season!). Driving times can be long, even to cover what may seem like relatively short distances. Although we regularly maintain our vehicles (with a check-up in the garage after every safari) they can and do sometimes pop a tyre or breakdown. Our guides are well trained with lots of experience in car mechanics and 98% of the time can fix the issue themselves- and you’ll be off spotting zebras again in less than 20 minutes! Please be patient if your car encounters a mechanical issue.
A great area of confusion and unease for many tourists, tipping is a generally expected and highly appreciated (although not compulsory) part of your safari tour. It is a great way of saying ‘thank you’ to those that have helped you to have a wonderful experience here. Tips should be given at the end of your safari when saying your goodbyes. If you are part of a group safari it is best to try to discuss with everyone beforehand how you wish to do the tipping. To help you feel at ease we have provided a general guide below but please remember that tipping is a way of you showing your gratitude for your safari staff and is up to you! The guidelines given below are for a group amount, not individually.
Guide: 20-25 USD/ day
You can visit Tanzania all year round but the best months are the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is clear, easy and action packed. Read more
Cost for safaris in Tanzania depends with the number of people, number of days visiting Tanzania and the type of accommodation on the safari (luxury, midrange and budget options ). Read more
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