You will visit Ngorongoro Crater, which has the densest population of wildlife anywhere in Africa. Here you can hope to see most of the animal species found in East Africa including lion, elephant, zebra, rhino, leopard, buffalo, gazelle, wildebeest, hippo and many different bird species.
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3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS LAKE MANYARA & NGORONGORO
Day 1: Arrival Day & LAKE MANYARA
Morning pickup from airport or hotel and head to Lake Manyara National Park, which is two hours from Arusha (120 km) and not far from Ngorongoro and Tarangire National parks.
The park is 127 square miles (329 km2) and the lake's alkaline waters cover approximately 89 square miles (231 km2). While most known for baboons, the lake and its surrounding area are home to other wildlife such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeest, buffalo, warthogs and giraffes. You may also see the park’s famous tree climbing lions.
Accommodation: Manyara Wildlife Lodge.
Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater & Masai Boma
Breakfast at the lodge, followed by a drive to a Masai Boma and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is the crater, a large unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera. The crater formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago. It’s 610 m (2,000 ft.) deep and its floor covers 260 km2 (100 square meters). Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from fifteen to nineteen thousand feet (4,500 to 5,800 meters) high. The crater is famous for the big 5 animals (Lion, Elephants, Rhino, Leopard, and Buffalo). Other animals you will see are Zebras, Gazelle, Wildebeest, Impalas, Hippos and different species of birds.
Accommodation: Rhino Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: NGORONGORO TO ARUSHA
After breakfast, enjoy one final morning of viewing wildlife on the crater rim and the stunning landscapes as you make your way out of Ngorongoro and return to Arusha town. You will have lunch at the tranquil hideaway of the Shanga Shangaa Arts Center, where handicapped artisans make extraordinary jewellery and glassware. They also serve a delicious meal! From there, you will visit the Cultural Heritage Centre, which has much more than just souvenirs for sale - you can peruse their art gallery and their Tanzanite display - a stone more precious than diamonds! Later in the afternoon, you will make your way through Arusha and transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Rhino Lodge is in a great location facing dense forest on the slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater, close to the rim. It's refreshingly simple with a relaxed atmosphere, and is operated in conjunction with the governing body of the area's Maasai, to ensure that they benefit from the lodge's success. Almost all the staff come from the local village, and part of the lodge's income goes directly to the Maasai community
Manyara wildlife Lodge
Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge is strategically located on the very edge of the steep western escarpment of the Rift Valley, with magnificent views down across the lake. Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge offers an unforgettable safari experience because of its privileged location, unrivalled by any other, both for game viewing and scenery.
Elegantly designed with authentic traditional African style decorations this is a place where you can enjoy both tranquility and an adventure-packed safari experience at the same time. All the Lodges’s 100 guestrooms have stunning views across the tranquil and beautiful waters of the Lake.
There’s a swimming pool for you to cool off in after your game drives and the restaurant has breathtaking views and fresh, tasty food.
The bar is a friendly meeting point where guests can enjoy sundowners and relive the day’s adventures on the terrace overlooking Lake Manyara.
- Full board accommodation on safari and one bottle of mineral water per day;
- All legal entrance fees;
- Professional Tanzanian guide;
- Outfitted Land Rovers with roof hatches, fridge, charging sockets, and Bluetooth radio for music;
- Daily safari briefing;
- All transfers.
- Tourist visas;
- International flights;
- Alcoholic beverages unless described on the itinerary;
- All items of a personal nature.