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2 Day Safari | Short and Intensive – Tarangire & Ngorongoro

Tanzania with its globally unique national parks is home to the largest wildlife populations in the world.
The uniqueness, the beauty and the diversity of the flora and fauna is indescribable and worth experiencing for yourself.
On this short safari we will take you to two of the most interesting national parks in the country: Tarangire National Park, which is famous for its variety of elephant walks and its special vegetation, and the Ngorongoro Crater with its breathtakingly beautiful backdrop, known as the best place in East Africa to see the ‘Big Five’.
The encounters with the Maasai tribe, who live in harmony with their nature, will also put you in awe and bid you farewell with unique experiences in your luggage.

Trip Details

Day 1: Tarangire National Park – elephants and baobabs on measure – 135km and 2.5 hrs. drive
Early in the morning, after a tasty breakfast, we drive to Tarangire National Park. The drive will take about 2 hours and will give us a good picture of the rural region in Tanzania. Tarangire is famous for its large numbers of elephants and the peculiar baobab trees. The life-giving Tarangire River meanders through the savannah-like park landscape. Many animals gather on the river and allow excellent game viewing. In addition to a large number of elephants, the park is also home to giraffes, bushbuck, buffalo, zebras, wildebeest and much more. Sightings of predators such as lions, leopards and hyenas are always possible. From the open roof of the jeep we can enjoy the landscape and observe the wildlife.
After a full day in the park, we drive to the superbly equipped lodge in Karatu, where we have dinner in the aesthetically appealing restaurant, relax and spend the night in your spacious rooms. Overnight at the Eileen’s Trees Inn (B|L|D).

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater – Game viewing in the largest caldera on earth – 51km and 1,5 hrs. drive
Very early in the morning, after an early breakfast, we drive to the world natural heritage site Ngorongoro. Inside the huge crater we have a day to observe wildlife in one of the most fascinating places on earth. Here the animals roam freely through the non-fenced reserves. Enjoy a day of unparalleled game viewing. The Ngorongoro Crater and the surrounding highlands together form one of the most beautiful regions in Africa. Volcanic craters create a breath-taking backdrop for some of the most fertile and richest pastures in Africa. The most famous crater of this type is without question Ngorongoro, the largest intact volcanic caldera on earth and is home to the highest density of large game in Africa. Ngorongoro is rightly one of the most famous safari destinations on the continent. The 610 m deep caldera with an area of ​​around 260 square kilometres is a closed ecosystem. After a break for our delicious picnic near the hippopotamus lake and further game viewing in the afternoon, we will safely drive up the steep road out of the crater to drive to Arusha, where your safari with geoDiscovery Tours ends. (B|L).

On request, we will be happy to book the first and last night of the trip and organize your transfer from and to the airport.

We reserve the right to make changes to the program due to special events, force majeure or weather reasons.

Legends: B = breakfast | L = lunch | D = dinner

This trekking tour can also be booked for individual travelers at an additional cost or for your group at any prefered date.

Duration: 2 days
Costs: € 890 per person
Group size: min. 2 Persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of only two persons)
€ 90 for single room supplement

What’s included

  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • All transfers in Tanzania
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast in Arusha
  • Hotel overnight stays including 3 meals during the safari tour
  • Transport in a 4 × 4 safari vehicle (guaranteed window seat)
  • Professional, English-speaking safari guide
  • Mineral water on safari
  • All national park fees

Not included

  • All flights
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks other than water
  • Visa fees (US $ 50)
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travel insurance

To enter Tanzania, a passport that is valid for at least 6 months and a tourist visa are required. The visa for German citizens can be applied for three to four weeks before departure at the Tanzanian embassy (approx. 50 EUR plus postage). Alternatively, the visa is also available when entering Tanzania (50 USD, to be paid in cash on site). We recommend this option; it is less complicated and cheaper. An exit tax of USD 30 is required for international flights from Zanzibar (payable locally in cash).
These visa and passport regulations are valid for the EU countries and Switzerland. Other citizens would like to inquire at the respective country consulate.

No compulsory vaccinations, in particular no yellow fever vaccination, are required for direct entry from Germany / Switzerland, Austria to the mainland of Tanzania and Zanzibar. This also applies when entering a yellow fever endemic area in transit; as long as the airport is not left during the stopover and the stay is less than 12 hours. However, you should be vaccinated against tetanus, hepatitis A, diphtheria and polio. Hepatitis B and typhoid vaccinations are recommended for long stays.
We recommend that you consult your doctor in good time. Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

A travel health insurance (with rescue costs) is essential for your own safety and a prerequisite for booking our trips. In the event of an accident in the mountains or on safari that requires a helicopter, the helicopter will not take off until full coverage of the costs has been clarified.
We strongly recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance. Flights at bargain prices in particular cannot usually be rebooked or cancelled free of charge. In Tanzania there could also be complications with the weather, your health, etc., which would force you to abandon your trip.
We asked ERGO Reiseversicherung to put together different service packages for you. You can book the right travel health insurance for you at https://www.reiseversicherung.de.

It should be noted that geoDiscovery Tours only recommends that its guests book travel insurance through ERGO and assumes no responsibility for the contractual content between the travel guest and the insurance provider. It is up to each guest to book their travel insurance through ERGO or another provider.

Standard of hotels and accommodations
In Tanzania, the hotels we have booked are good and correspond to mid-western standards. The sanitary facilities are clean and functional. The hotel kitchen is adapted to Western eating habits and the food is safe to enjoy. Sometimes there can be power cuts or sometimes no hot water is available. The hotel staff is generally very friendly and makes every effort to ensure the well-being of each guest. The hotels we have booked are as follows:

Arusha: Ilboru Safari Lodge, Mount Meru Hotel, Mount Meru Game Lodge, Rivertrees Country Inn, Arumeru River Lodge
Moshi/Kilimanjaro: Chanya Lodge, Weru Weru, Kaliwa Lodge, Salinero
Karatu: Eileen’s Trees Inn, Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, Endoro Lodge
Manyara: Lake Manyara Serena Hotel, Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Luxury Lodge
Ngorongoro: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Rhino Lodge
Serengeti: Embalakai Camps, Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge, Serengeti Serena Hotel, Lahia Tented Lodge, Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp, Four Seasons Serengeti, Melia Serengeti
Tarangire: Tarangire Safari Lodge, Tarangire Balloon Camp, Tarangire Simba Lodge, Maramboi Tented Lodge
Zanzibar: Maru Maru Hotel, Nungwi Dreams, MMelia Zanzibar, the Z hotel, Kendwa Rocks, Zanzibar Serena Hotel, Zanzibar Magic Boutique Hotel, Kholle House

Tour program
The travel program is optimally coordinated for all of the trips we recommend. However, it can happen that roads are closed or impassable without prior notice, that waiting times of several hours arise due to traffic jams or fuel shortages, that access to sites can be closed for various reasons, or other restrictions such as flight delays or even cancellations due to bad weather, strikes, Health of the participants, a pandemic or unfavourable conditions during trekking make the implementation of the travel program difficult or, in the worst case, impossible. However, our local guides are prepared for such situations and will endeavour to carry out all program points to your satisfaction. The inconvenience is usually limited. Nevertheless, it must be pointed out at this point that, for the reasons mentioned, program changes are possible at any time and are not the responsibility of the organizer. Any resulting costs are borne by the traveller. We ask for your understanding.

Flying in Tanzania
Domestic flights in Tanzania may be postponed for days due to limited airspace or weather conditions, or for technical or other reasons. Under these exceptional circumstances, our team will try – in cooperation with you – to relocate the tour to other regions or to organize road transport. The risk of delay and cancellation of these flights is borne by all participants.
In the event of a delay of several days, all participants are personally responsible for changing their flight home at least 48 hours in advance. We are of course happy to help you.

The domestic flights booked by us are:

  • Air Tanzania
  • Precision Air
  • Flightlink
  • Coastal Aviation
  • Auric air

Please note that our trips are not suitable for people with limited mobility.

Trip Details

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Holiday Type: Hotel accommodation
  • Best trekking period: Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr/May/Jun/Jul/Aug/Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Max Altitude: 2.500 m
  • Group size: Min. 2 persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of onl two persons)
  • Tour guide: English speaking, trained Tanzanian safari guide
  • Difficulty:
  • Fitness:
  • Price: 890,00 
  • Single room supplement: 90,00 €