5 Days of Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
During this safari, you will get to experience great game viewing in one of the most spectacular wildlife reserves in Africa. In addition, this Tanzania safari will take you to Ngorongoro crater which features one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. You will also be treated to the Lake Manyara experience where you will enjoy spectacular views filled with lots of bird species including the antelopes, hippos, birds, and more.
DAY 1: TRANSFER TO LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel (after breakfast) to head out to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park is well known for the tree-climbing lions, the soda ash lake that attracts thousands and pink flamingos, one of Tanzania’s biggest elephant populations, and breathtaking scenery!
During this Safari, we shall spend the first day in the embrace of this scenic beauty which also gives you awesome photography opportunities. In the afternoon, leave Lake Manyara and head to your accommodation of choice for Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 2: TRANSFER TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
On the second day of this safari, you will have an early breakfast and then get transferred to Serengeti National Park.
We can confidently say that you will never forget your Serengeti National Park experience!! The amazement starts at the view from Naabi Hill at the park’s entrance, from where the grasslands appear to stretch to the ends of the earth. You will also love the view of lions stalking across open plains, their manes, and of course the wildebeest and zebra migrating in their millions. It is no mistake that the Serengeti is acknowledged World Wide as one of the greatest wildlife-watching destinations on earth. We shall later arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive within the park.
Dinner and Overnight stay at an accommodation of your choice
DAY 3: THE ULTIMATE SERENGETI EXPERIENCE
At 14,763 sq km, the Serengeti is an epic place, and it’s renowned for its predators, especially lions, leopards, and cheetahs, with plenty of elephants in residence, too. A few black rhinos around Moru Kopjes offer a chance to glimpse all of the Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard, and buffalo), although the rhinos are very rarely seen. It’s also an incredible birdwatching destination, with over 500 species to spot.
Day 3 will be all about the Serengeti game drive and basking in the full experience of this magnificent National Park.
Later, in the afternoon, we shall follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, this usually attracts many lions and large cobras, the Kopjes are known as weathered granite outcrops that are found around the plains and most of these are miniature ecosystems, providing shade as well as drinking water within the pools in the rocks after the heavy rains.
This makes the kopjes good for spotting wildlife species including the lions which sit near the water waiting for animals to come to drink.
We will then return to your accommodation of choice for dinner and overnight stay
DAY 4: TRANSFER TO NGORONGORO CRATER
On day 4, you will have breakfast at the lodge and start your transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On this trip, we shall have a stopover at the Olduvai Gorge, a place where both Dr. Lois the anthropologist, and his friend Mary Leaky discovered the skull of Nutcracker Man and the Handy Man who are both considered by scholars to be very significant links in the chain of the human evolution.
We will arrive at our destination in time for lunch and descend over 600m into the crater in order to view wildlife for a half day. Ngorongoro crater harbors lots of animals including; zebras, eland, buffalos, warthog, giant African elephants, as well as herds of wildebeest. The park also has a dense population of predators which include; lions, leopards, hyenas, jackals, etc. we shall also visit Lake Magadi which is a large but shallow alkaline lake found in the southwestern corner that is the main feature of the crater. This shallow lake also harbors lots of birds, flamingos as well as hippos.
Dinner and overnight stay at accommodation of your choice.
DAY 5: TRANSFER FROM NGORONGORO CRATER TO ARUSHA
Have breakfast and after drive to Arusha town and have lunch on your arrival. Later, drive to the airport for your departure flight.
**END OF TOUR**
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