East Africa is the quintessential African safari destination in the tradition of Karen Blixen of Out of Africa fame. It should be on every nature lover’s bucket list. Africa Safari Expert Tatham Liprini went on an East African safari to some of the region’s most stunning attractions – including the Masai Mara, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. She shares her impressions of her memorable experience.
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We did a driving circuit in Tanzania and started off with an overnight stay in Arusha, then drove into Tarangire National Park where we spent a night. Tarangire is a great place for ’fly-camping’, which is an adventurous, private and unique experience, offered as part of a walking safari, where you go on a walk accompanied by a guide to experience a private night out of the main camp. Your walk usually ends when you arrive at a very intimate temporary mobile camp that’s been set up for your convenience. The night is spent sitting around the campfire under a starry sky, with the guide preparing your dinner on the open fire and stories shared about the day’s events.
From Tarangire we drove approximately three hours to Lake Manyara National Park. It is a beautiful scenic drive as you pass the surrounding villages and children who get very excited and wave as you drive by.