About this trip
You’re journeying halfway across the globe, why not extend your stay in Tanzania to experience some of its top tourist attractions? Join International Medical Relief on an exclusive 3-Day , 2-Night trip extension provided by their partner, Worldwide Navigators!
- Visit Ngorongoro Crater, home to over 120 species of animals
- Safari through two National Parks to spot Africa’s “Big Five”
- Venture to Tarangire National Park, a place of endless savannah that surrounds the Tarangire River
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before departing early for a drive towards Tarangire National Park. Upon arrival, your safari guide will meet you and get you started on your safari tour!
This charming and quiet park is a hidden jewel in northern Tanzania. You will certainly experience an authentic safari. Its unique landscape is dotted with thousands of baobabs — spectacular!
The park is graced with wildlife, especially during the dry season, when animals crowd around the only permanent water source in the area, the Tarangire River. Elephants are the undisputed stars in Tarangire. During the dry season, this park has one of the largest concentrations of elephants in the world!
In the afternoon you will have your hot lunch served with coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Later in the evening, you will exit from the park and proceed to the lodge for your dinner and overnight stay.
Enjoy breakfast at the lodge then depart for a transport to Ngorongoro Crater for a full-day tour.
When you arrive at the crater, you will experience firsthand the majesty of one the largest intact caldera in the world and one of the most spectacular sights in all of Africa.
Then you will descend into the crater floor for a day of game watching. All of the big 5 including rhinos, lions, leopards, buffalo, and elephants live in this wonderful caldera alongside zebras, hippos, wildebeest, hyenas, and many more! View spectacular birds including flamingos on the Soda Lake, geese, storks, and vultures.
In the afternoon, enjoy your lunch with coffee, tea and hot chocolate at the picnic site called Ngoitoktok swamp which faces the hippo pool. After, you will continue the safari while ascending the crater.
After an exciting half-day in the crater, you will proceed back to the lodge for your dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast will be served at the lodge in the morning before you depart for Lake Manyara National Park, “The
home of tree climbing Lions”, for a half-day game drive.
Lake Manyara National Park is a scenic gem, once described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in
Africa”. It’s one of Tanzania’s smaller parks, with nearly two-thirds of its area covered by the lake. The compact game
viewing here is a true microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience.
Lake Manyara is famous for its tree-climbing lions, the world’s largest population of baboons, 400 species of birds
and the soda-ash lake with pink-hued flamingos.
Enjoy your lunch with coffee, tea or hot chocolate on site before beginning your drive back to Arusha for transport to the airport.
About Worldwide Navigators
Worldwide Navigators is a full-service travel agency that fosters an environment where curiosity can flourish, lead to learning, and expand the breadth of a traveler’s global understanding. With 20 years of experience planning medical missions through International Medical Relief, we provide groups with a unique, safe, and culturally-engaging adventure. Through comprehensive tour consulting, itinerary customization and purpose at the heart of each tour, every traveler is sure to have a unique and powerful experience.
Worldwide Navigators has such a unique model for travel that is so needed in our world today. They are providing groups the opportunity to experience the intersection of where travel meets purpose. They coordinated the logistics for my recent mission with International Medical Relief for disaster relief in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian struck. Everyone I spoke to leading up to the trip was so helpful and kind -- they made me feel like family! I highly recommend Worldwide Navigators for anyone coordinating group travel. They're a great fit for non-profits, student groups, organizations, and families looking to travel with purpose! Thanks for all you do, Worldwide Navigators!