4 Days of Tanzania Safaris to Lake Manyara, the Great Rift Valley escarpment, tree climbing lions, Olduvai gorge, Ngorongoro crater the Eighth wonder of the world, Flamingos, Elephant, and delicate balance of predator and prey in their endless
Depart in the morning from Arusha Municipal airport to Lake Manyara. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for check in. 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 in the park.
This park is situated between the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Manyara a shallow alkaline lake occupying two thirds of the whole park.
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.
After breakfast proceed through the coffee farms of Karatu and continue into the Ngorongoro highlands. 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.
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. At noon return to the lodge for lunch. Dinner and overnight in Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
After breakfast, spend the morning at leisure and in the late morning or afternoon (depending on the flight) transfer to the airstrip in Lake Manyara for the flight back to Arusha Municipal airport for your onward travel plans.
The package includes:
Fullboard accommodation, return Airfare from Arusha municipal airport, Park Entrance Fees, airstrip transfers and game drives.