Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park makes a great safari destination. Here, along with elephant herds and plains game, you’ll find jungle-like forests that are home to blue monkeys, a soda lake tinged pink by flamingos and some of Tanzania’s best bird species. It is one of the most beautiful of Africa’s national parks, with a remarkable diversity of habitats and wildlife, Manyara is nevertheless small by African standards, covering just 330 km2, of which about two thirds is lake.
Day 1: Arusha- Lake Manyara
A representative from will meet you at your hotel or pick you up from the airport and after briefing you he or she will introduce you to your safari guide and other members of the tour. You will be driven to Lake Manyara arriving by mid-day. Pitch tent as you wait for lunch to be prepared. Spend the afternoon at leisure and later go for the evening game drive. Lake Manyara is 230 kilometers squared while the whole park is 330 kilometers squared inclusive of the lake. Lake Manyara is located under the wall of the Rift Valley and has the highest population of elephants per square kilometer in the country. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions. The lake attracts thousands of lesser flamingos as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks, due to its alkaline nature. Dinner and overnight at Jambo campsite.
Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater
Pre Breakfast game drive which offers you an opportunity to view game you might have missed, return to the camp for your full breakfast and shortly depart afterwards. Drive to Ngorongoro crater; lunch en route arriving in the afternoon. Pitch tent at the campsite which is at the rim of the crater and take a guided walking tour on the crater rim this offers amazing view of the crater. Dinner and overnight at Simba campsite.
Day 3: Ngorongoro- Arusha-Trip Home
Have breakfast early and descend 2000 meters with a four wheel drive vehicle to the floor of the crater. Ngorongoro crater is commonly referred to as the “Garden of Eden” and the park is inhabited by about 30,000 animals, of which half are zebra and wildebeest. The park has recorded over 14000 wildebeest. Tanzania’s few remaining black rhino are regularly sighted in the crater, as are large herds of buffalos. On the crater floor and in the Ngoitokitok swamps, reside plenty of hippos who remain partially submerged during the day and graze on grass at night. Bird life is also abundant. Spend the day exploring this natural habitat taking a break to have a picnic lunch. Later ascend back to the campsite, pack and depart. Drive to Arusha arriving late afternoon. Drop off at a hotel in Arusha or the airport to board a flight to your next destination.
Included in the package is:
- Tanzanian Experience with home comfort
- Quality safari
- The services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide
- Full board accommodation
- All the Park entrance/ conservation fees
- Transport in a safari Micro-Toyota 4×4 wheel-drive with a pop-up-roof for wildlife viewing and photography.
- guaranteed window/and comfortable seats
- bottled mineral water throughout the safari
- Return transfer to your place of stay
- All applicable taxes & government tolls
Excluded in the package is:
- Soft drinks, juices, alcoholic and other beverages taken with lunch/dinner
- Tip to driver/guide
NB: This tour package can be customized to suit your specific requirements. Please contact us if you need a customized tour package