The Three Day Tanzania Safari from Miyar Adventures is usually coupled with our Kilimanjaro hike and is designed to give the best possible safari experience to our customer taking into account the relatively brief time limit and the fact that the Safari would be undertaken immediately before or after the hike. The destinations covered in the three days are Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater Park and Lake Manyara National Park. The three parks offer diverse wild life viewing opportunities and are in relative proximity to each other and Moshi so as to minimize road time.
Brief itineary for the three day safari is as follows:
Day 0: Stella Maris Lodge, Moshi (after Kili hike or transferred from Airport)
Day 1: Tarangire National Park with overnight at Karatu Simba Lodge
Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater with overnight at Karatu Simba Lodge
Day 3: Lake Manyara Park with overnight at Moshi
Day 4: Farewell, we will see you off at the airportDetailed itinerary and destination details below.
PassportRequired with Tanzania Visa
Minimum Age13 years old
Accommodation2 nights at Safari Lodges. 2 nights in hotel at Moshi.
- Airport pickup and dropoff
- Two nights hotel accommodation in Moshi (before & after safari)
- Stay in Safari Lodges
- All Meals & Bottled water
- English speaking driver and guide
- Safari vehicle
- All Park fees
- Information sessions and Trip preparation assistance provided by US based guide
- Visa Application Fee
- Personal gear and equipment
If you are taking the Safari after your Kilimanjaro hike, this would be the last day when you return to Stella Maris from Kili. If you are planning to do the hike after Safari, we will transfer you to Stella Maris lodge from the Kilimanjaro Airport.
To help you rest and relax better, we provide accommodation in well appointed lodges during our Safari. This is important as you would be sleeping in tents during your Kilimanjaro hike. We would use Karatu Simba Lodge during our three day safari. Situated conveniently close to Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro, the lodge is a favorite pitstop during a safari, preferred for its amenities and appeal.All safaris transports are in special purpose safari vehicles that allow safe and unhindered game viewing.
After an early breakfast at Stella Maris we will drive to the Tarangire National Park. This is a four hour drive. Established in 1970, the park takes its name from the Tarangire River, a permanent watercourse that cuts a swathe through the middle of the park, allowing fantastic views along the valley. On approaching the park, however, the most eye-catching aspect is the view of baobab trees rising from the plain. These trees are instantly recognizable by the leafless branches that protrude from their crown – almost as if they were the roots of a tree that was planted upside down. The scars on their trunks bear witness to the presence of large herds of elephant that Tarangire attracts.
The largely forested areas and high grasses most of the year make game viewing harder than on the short grass plains of the Serengeti, but during the dry months large numbers of animals congregate along the banks of the river. As well as elephant it’s possible to see wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, Thompson’s gazelle, eland and hartebeest, as well as leopard.
On Day 2 we will move from our lodge to Ngorongoro Crater, a vast volcanic caldera that offers tremendous gameviewing opportunities. We will embark on an unforgettable safari into the crater. Ngorongoro is one of the most picturesque settings for observing wildlife. With around 30,000 resident animals, the game viewing is excellent all year round and the photographic opportunities are unrivaled! Encounters with animals are frequent in this Garden of Eden, and there is a wide variety to see. Lake Magadi, the soda lake on the floor of the crater, is home to thousands of flamingos. This is also one of the best places to see the endangered black rhino.
Post Safari, we will again head to the lodge for the night.
On the last day of the Safari we will visit the Lake Manyara National Park. The park is centered around the alkaline Lake Manyara and is home to a wide variety of birds and mammals. More than 300 species of birds including flamingos, kingfishers and eagles and a host of mammals like elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes and monkeys in abundance make for exciting game viewing. There is a hippo pond in the park that is a hit with visitors.
We will return to Stella Maris lodge in Moshi after our Safari. Depending on our Kili hike itinerary, we will proceed to Kilimanjaro or drop you off at the airport the next day.
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I climbed Kilimanjaro via the Machame Route with Miyar Adventures in Jan. 2016. Sandeep did a lot of hand-holding before and during the trip in terms of providing information and answering questions. He also took care of all the logistics and made everything hassle free. I was concerned about joining a big group but was relieved to find some quiet time on my own during the hike. My favorite thing about the hike was the local guides, especially Aaron and Sunday. They're very kind and supportive.
Really enjoyed the experience in Kili - staff are extremely nice. The tour guides, and even the porters, are very helpful and experienced. I feel safe throughout the trip. Would definitely recommend Miyar!
LOVED the Kili Climb! Very well organized, the food was amazing! FRESH fruits and veggies at every meal, and they even accommodated dietary restrictions!! GF, Vegan and dairy (just to name a few) in our group of 14! The morning ritual of GINGER TEA was my fav, for sure!!! Sandeep is a great team builder, the group or climbers were so amazing, helpful and cheery the entire time!!! I will climb with Miyar again! Wish you could experience this for yourself, it is a once in a lifetime experience!!!
Climbing Kili was a mind opening experience thanks to Sandeep, our group, and local guides. It's not just about breathtaking scenery, which you will experience. It's about the people. Sandeep and the people he works with are genuine, knowledgeable, wonderful people. I can't wait for my next trip with them! Love you guys!
I climbed Kilimanjaro with Sandeep, it was an amazing experience. The trip was really well arranged, and we did not need to do much planning-wise. Sandeep was super friendly and helped us train for the climb, with the visas, vaccinations. He even brought some extra "just in case" jackets for the climb - which I ended up borrowing :) The mountain guides were awesome, the food was exceptional. It was a great trip and I look forward to my next trip with Miyar
Climbed Kilimanjaro with Miyar a few months ago. It was an awesome trip. Everything was very well organized, and we didn't have to worry about a single thing. In fact Sandeep went out of his way to make things go smoothly. He was available months in advance to provide/discuss trip details and answer any questions that we had. He was also very flexible about the trip plan. And finally, he was willi...ng to organize training hikes for us as well, although that didn't work out due to the conflicting schedules of the group members. He made sure that all the group members met and got to know each other beforehand, which I think was really helpful. The trip itself (climb, safari, the group I went with) was one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling experiences of my life.
I joined Sandeep on a climb to the highest free-standing mountain in the world - Kilimanjaro in Africa not quite knowing what that meant or what was involved and gained more than what I could have ever imagined. It was a rather long climb and the last day was very tiresome for me. Sandeep continued to encourage me when I was tired and truly exhausted and felt like I could not move an inch. Thanks to that, I did end up summiting and got safely back down to basecamp. I truly appreciated how the climb was coordinated by Sandeep with the guides and porters and it was really pain free for the clients with great food and all conveniences one can expect on a mountain. The pre-planning and gear check sessions all helped me immensely and thought the price was by far the best I had observed for the services provided.
After having been part of climbs with other leaders, I think Sandeep's climbs are very accommodative to a wide set of climbers with varied skill set and preferences. I highly recommend his climbs and would definitely join on future climbs to some of the most beautiful places in the world.
Kilimanjaro was my first mountain excursion outside of the US. I was equally excited and nervous. Sandeep and Miyar Adventures set up the most phenomenal trip I could have imagined! The plan fell perfectly into place upon arrival: hotels were lovely, food was delicious and the mountain guides were marvelous. Sandeep left nothing out when coordinating all of this. He was also available for the months prior to the departure to meet and make sure we had the correct flight plans, gear and clothing, vaccinations, passports, visas and any thing else we might need. Lastly, Sandeep set up local hiking treks prior to our big trip to ensure that we are all physically ready for the trip and so that we may meet one another before the big climb. I know this is a long review, but I wish I could write even more! I felt so comfortable in the hands of Sandeep and Miyar Adventures the entire time! There is nothing that could have gone better and I will certainly be booking another trip with this company soon!