Lake Manyara National Park is situated on the towering Rift Valley escarpment about a two and a half hour drive from Arusha. Established specifically to protect the elephant herds that Manyara is known for the park is also home to a huge variety of wildlife across diverse terrain making it a unique wilderness experience.
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After breakfast we’ll pick you up from your hotel in Arusha and drive to Lake Manyara National Park with a packed lunch to maximize your game viewing time. It’s an interesting drive and your guide will be able to answer all your questions on the way.
When we get to Manyara you’ll be able to enjoy the diverse scenery including forest, grassy floodplains and expansive views across the alkaline lakes to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise above the Maasai steppes.
We’ll spend as long as possible game viewing and you should be able to see a huge variety of wildlife including lion, buffalo, baboon, bushbuck, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, elephant and many different types of birds.
In the late afternoon or early evening we’ll drive back to Arusha and take you back to your hotel. It’s been a long, exciting day and you’ll have a lot of amazing stories to share.
Please note all day trips are for a minimum of two people.
A wide range of grazing animals are commonly seen on game drives and walks through Saadani National Park. These include giraffe, buffalo, warthog, waterbuck, reedbuck, hartebeest, wildebeest, greater kudu, eland, sable, yellow baboon and vervet monkey along with herds of elephant and many other creatures of all sizes.
ARRIVAL AT SAADANI NATIONAL PARK FOR GAME DRIVE
Expect the unexpected is a good rule for your game drive in Saadani. You never know what you’ll see but your guide will be looking out for land animals like elephant, lion, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, waterbuck and sable antelope and birds like the African hornbill.
There’s a good chance of spotting hippo, crocodile and a selection of marine and riverine birds, including the mangrove kingfisher and lesser flamingo, on stretches of the Wami River, and although they’re usually only spotted at dawn or dusk, the beaches here are one of the last major green turtle breeding sites on mainland Tanzania.
LUNCH ON THE BEACH
You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach with its white sand and sparkling clear water. If you’re a romantic bring your loved one – it doesn’t get much better than this.
After lunch you’ll continue your game drive or you can take a boat safari if you wish.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DAY TRIPS ARE FOR A MINIMUM OF TWO PEOPLE
- Activities as indicated.
- All park fees, and government taxes.
- Meals as indicated
- Services of Professional English-speaking driver- guide.
- Game drives in Safari Designed vehicle with pop up / flip-flop roof tops and guarantee window seat!
- Bottled water while on safari.
- Transfers. (Preplanned pick up & drop off location)
- Tourist visas;
- International flights;
- Alcoholic beverages unless described on the itinerary;
- All items of a personal nature.