2 Days /1 Night Safari – Lake Manyara or Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park with lunch boxes from Keys hotel for Half day game drive.Manyara Region takes its name from Lake Manyara, which is one of the major lakes formed in ancient times by the Great Rift Valley. It is the only Region in Tanzania to be bisected into two by the Great Rift Valley. It is a major wildlife water source and is, therefore, an essential part of the wildlife ecosystems of Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Tarangire National Park. In addition, Lake Manyara is the country’s largest breeding ground for tens of thousands of flamingos
Tarangire lies to the south of the large open grass plains of southern Maasai land and is the best-kept, secret on the northern safari circuit. It offers wonderful panoramas of wide savannah Grasslands dotted. With open acacia woodland studded with large Baobab trees. The density of game is second only to the Crowded Ngorongoro Crater.
Budget lodging: Twiga lodge & campsite / Rhino lodge/Endoro lodge
Standard lodging: Ngorongoro wildlife lodge/L. Manyara wildlife lodge/Ngorongoro farm house.
Luxury lodging: Ngorongoro Sopa lodge / Ngorongoro serena lodge/L. Manyara Serena Lodge
After breakfast descend down to the Crater floor with lunch boxes from the lodge for half day game drive. Afternoon drive back to Arusha/ Moshi.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers 2286 sq km and encompasses the volcanic area around the Ngorongoro Crater - including the still active volcano of Oldonyo Lengai and the famous Olduvai Gorge. Its center piece, the Ngorongoro Crater, is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and the first sight of it is breathtaking. The floor of the crater is only 100 sq miles but is home to around 30,000 animals with a high concentration of predators.
The crater supports up to 25,000 large mammals. Grazers dominate: zebra, wildebeest - accounting for almost half the animals - gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and wart hog. Giraffe, for example, stay away because there is insufficient food at tree level; topi because they compete directly with wildebeest. An odd feature of the crater elephants is that they are almost exclusively bulls. Breeding herds - comprising large numbers of females and young with a few attendant older males - are probably unable to find sufficient quality food in the crater.