4 Days / 3 Nights – Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti
After breakfast transfer to Lake Manyara with picnic lunch from the hotel for the Half day game drive in Lake Manyara.
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.
Budget lodging: Rhino lodge/Endoro Lodge / Kudu Lodge/
Standard lodging: Ngorongoro wildlife Lodge /Crater forest Tented Camp/Ngorongoro farm house
Luxury lodging: Ngorongoro Sopa lodge / Ngorongoro Serena lodge/L. Manyara Serena Lodge
After breakfast drive to Serengeti National Park with lunch boxes, Pass by Olduvai Gorge. Then go for Serengeti for full day game drive.
The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania was established in 1952. It is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth-the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. There’s a wide variety of accommodation available, from luxury lodges to mobile camps. The parks covers 5,700 sq miles, (14,763 sq km), it’s larger than Connecticut, with at most a couple hundred vehicles driving around.
Budget lodging: Serengeti Halisi Camp
Standard lodging: Mawe Tented Camp/Ikoma Tented Camp /Seronera wildlife lodge
Luxury lodging: Serengeti Sopa lodge / Serengeti Serena lodge
Full day game drive in Serengeti National Park.
After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro Conservation area with lunch boxes from the lodge. Descend down to the Crater floor 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.