12 days in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park & Lake Manyara National Park Itinerary

12 days in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park & Lake Manyara National Park Itinerary

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area
— 3 nights
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Tarangire National Park
— 4 nights
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Lake Manyara National Park
— 4 nights
Fly to Arusha, Taxi to Arusha

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area

— 3 nights
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Spend the 11th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of Ngorongoro Crater. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Olduvai Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Empakaai Crater, and don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area road trip planner.

Arusha to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Tarangire National Park

— 4 nights
Spend the 12th (Sat) among the memorable landscape of Tarangire National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tarangire National Park driving holiday planner.

Drive from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lake Manyara National Park.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Lake Manyara National Park

— 4 nights
A landscape rich in wildlife and diverse terrain, Lake Manyara National Park stretches across two Tanzanian regions.
Change things up with a short trip to Elephant Caves in Karatu (about 1h 20 min away). Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Parc National du Lac Manyara. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Manyara, hunt for treasures at Masai Central Market, stop by African Galleria, and surround yourself with nature on Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lake Manyara National Park sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Tarangire National Park to Lake Manyara National Park with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Lake Manyara National Park can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lake Manyara National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

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