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4 Days L. Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro

Day 01: Arusha/Lake Manyara National Park (130km – 2 hours)
Pick up from your Arusha hotel at 0830am and drive on tarmac road 130km with lunch box to Lake Manyara National Park (330sq km or 127sq mile’s) on the base of the Great Rift Valley, for the Afternoon game drives. Lake Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.
The park is home to Lion, Hippo, Elephant, Zebra, Buffalo, Giraffe, Baboon, Blue and Velvet monkey, Warthog and more…About 350 species of birds have been recorded. This small park contains also five distinct vegetation zones. Thus supporting a large variety of birds and animals. The lake Manyara national park is also famous for its large flocks of flamingos. In this park canoeing has recently been added to the tourist activities in this park at extra cost. This is a great way to see the park from a new perspective. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Twiga campsite. Meal Plan: {L,D}

Day 02: Twiga campsite/Serengeti National Park (265km – 4 hours)
Breakfast at around 0700am. Pick up from the Camp at 0800am and drive to the Great Serengeti National Park (14,763 sq km or 5,700 sq mile’s) with your Picnic Lunch Packed and game drives en route via Ngorongoro Crater rim. Serengeti National  Park is a home to lion, leopard, Elephant,
Eland,  Cheetah, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Wild dog, Gazelles, Crocs and more. Lot of birds includes the Eurasia migrants. Dinner and Overnight at Seronera campsite for the night. Meal  Plan:  {B,L,D}

Day 03: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater Rim (145km – 3 hours)
Wake up at 0600hours for early morning game drives in Serengeti at 0900 hours back to the camp for breakfast. Here in the Serengeti region you can often watch wildebeest and zebras next to lions and other big cats such as leopards and cheetahs. Lunch is taken at a picnic spot before a slow drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. On the way you will pass the Olduvai Gorge where the English pair, Louis and Mary Leak pioneered excavation work. In the sixties some of the earliest archaeological deposits of human evolution was found and a small museum (visit optional) documents these discoveries. Then check out and drive with lunch and game viewing en route to Ngorongoro Crater Rim.  Dinner and Overnight at Ngorongoro Simba "A" campsite. Meal  Plan:  {B,L,D}

Optional visit to Olduvai Gorge, the site of the Leakey family discovery of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. This cost $37 per person payable direct to the museum.

Day 04: Ngorongoro Crater Floor/Arusha (190km - 3 hours)
Wake up early morning for breakfast then at 0730hours drive to Ngorongoro Crater where you will descend into the Crater floor (19.2 km of diameter, 610m deep, 304 sq km) for game drives. All the Big five Rhino Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant live in this wonderful caldera, others are Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeest, Hyena and more…Birds includes flamingos on the Soda lake, Geese, Storks, Vultures and more. A break for lunch at Ngoitoktok spring picnic sites it will be an unforgettable experience. Ngorongoro Crater is often called 'Africa's Eden', the '8th Natural Wonder of the World'.  A massive extinct volcano, its towering tree lined walls drop thousands of feet to a "Noah's Ark" of animals on the verdant floor below.
This breathtaking oasis provides a haven for both predator and prey to live among grasslands, fresh springs and the large soda lake. Large herds of zebra, buffalo, antelope and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Nowhere else can such a diversity in wildlife be experienced in such a short period of time. After lunch proceed with the famed game viewing drive while ascending the Crater and drive back to Arusha before 0500pm for drop off.
Meal  Plan: {B,L}

NB// Accommodation in other lodges and Luxury tented camps is also available on request.

 

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