6 Days Tanzania Safari - Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Lake Manyara, the Great Rift Valley escarpment, tree climbing lions, Olduvai gorge ‘cradle of mankind’, last remains of early man, Ngorongoro crater the Eighth wonder of the world, two biospheres and two world heritage.
Day 1 of Tanzania Safari2 :
Depart from Arusha Municipal airport in the morning to Lake Manyara. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.
Perched a top the Rift Valley escarpment the lodge has 67 rooms including 1 suite providing panoramic views across the volcano-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley.
After lunch, proceed for afternoon game drive this park situated between the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Manyara.
Abundant birdlife include flamingos, bee-eaters, forest dwelling crowned eagles, waterfowls, crowned cranes, snipes and pratincoles, game animals include Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, hippo, hippos, baboons and a great variety of smaller animals.
The park is also renowned for its tree-climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.
Day 2 of Tanzania Safari2:
After breakfast proceed through the coffees farms of Karatu and continue into the Ngorongoro highlands.
Ngorongoro Crater is located within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area a huge area containing active volcanoes, mountains, archeological sites, rolling plains, forests, lakes, dunes and of course, Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge.
Continue to ascend the exterior of the crater reaching its rim and have a first glimpse of what has often been referred to as the ‘Eighth wonder of the world’.
You have lunch at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, which is perched on the jagged rim of the crater.
Wreathed in morning mist, camouflaged in river-stone and cloaked in indigenous creepers it is a triumph of ecological and architectural fusion.
In the afternoon visit the Masai boma. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
Day 3 of Tanzania Safari2:
After an early breakfast, head to the floor of the crater for an opportunity to view delicate balance of predator and prey in their endless quest for survival. Here grassland blends into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland and mountains - all a heaven for wildlife, including the densest predator population in Africa.
The crater is home to up to 25,000 large mammals, mainly grazers - gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and warthog. The crater elephants are strangely, mainly bulls.
There are a small number of black rhinos here too. The birdlife is largely seasonal and is also affected by the ratio of soda to fresh water in Lake Magadi on the crater floor. Picnic lunch might be carried to be enjoyed by a water pond.
When the sun nears the crater’s west rim you return to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 of Tanzania Safari2:
After breakfast drive to Olduvai Gorge in Serengeti National Park. Olduvai Gorge ‘the cradle of Mankind’ is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti Plains.
It is here that the remains of the early man Homo sapiens were found. The gorge is a very steep sided ravine roughly 30 miles long and 295 ft. deep.
Exposed deposits show rich fossil fauna, many hominid remains and items belonging to the one of the oldest stone tool technologies, called Olduwan.
The time span of the objects recovered date from 2,100,000 to 15,000 years ago.
Later continue to the Nabi Gate to start your exploration of vast plains of the Serengeti whose endless rolling plains reach up to the Kenyan border and extends almost to Lake Victoria.
The park is flourishing with magnificent wildlife. An estimated 3 million large animals roam the plains.
After lunch at Serengeti Serena Lodge proceed for afternoon game drive until sunset. The lodge has 66 rooms including 1 suite.
Each room accommodated in a stone-built, traditionally-thatched 'Rondavel', featuring natural stone bathrooms, wildwood balconies, rope-lashed staircases, leopard-print drapes and intricately carved furniture. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge.
Day 5 of Tanzania Safari2:
Have morning and afternoon game drives exploring the Serengeti plains.
The Serengeti is known as one the best wildlife sanctuary in the world as well as for the migration of animals.
Every October and November, more than a million wildebeest and about 220,000 zebras travel south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short tropical rains, and then journey west and north after the long rains in April to June.
Two World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves have been established within this area. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge.
Day 6 of Tanzania Safari2 :
After breakfast, transfer to Seronera airstrip for the flight back to Arusha Municipal airport for your onward travel plans. The package includes:
Fullboard accommodation, all transfers and game drives, road transport between Lake Manyara and Serengeti, return airfare from Arusha municipal airport, Park Entrance Fees, Crater game drive.
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