Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as the "loveliest I had seen in Africa". Enjoy daily game-drives, food prepared by your safari cook and the "roughing it" atmosphere of your tented camp grounds on this 4-day, 3-night fully guided safari in the Serengeti's Lake Manyara National Park and the 100 square mile Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.
Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
You will be picked up from the hotel at 09:00. After your breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants. Manyara is famous for a tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.
Dinner and overnight at the Alasamo Manyara campsite.
Day 2: Serengeti National Park
After the breakfast, depart from the camp and drive to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area, for a different but just as spectacular wildlife viewing experience. Pass one of the world’s greatest prehistoric archaeologically sites, Olduvai Gorge, then continue your way over the scrub land.
Dinner and overnight at Seronera campsite.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro
The day starts with a morning game-drive in the central part of the Serengeti. Morning is an active time of the day, as its not hot yet, so there is a lot to see out there until mid-day. Return back to the camp for brunch. On the way back, stop at Olduvai Gorge. It’s a fascinating archaeological site for those interested in history and the Masai tribes.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Simba campsite.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha
The last day starts very early in the morning. Equipped with a picnic lunch, descend 2000 feet down onto the crater floor via 4-wheel drive vehicle for game-viewing. Ngorongoro is a huge and deep volcanic crater, often described as the Garden of Eden. There are rich pastures, swamps, forests and permanent water on the crater floor, attracting diverse and numerous wildlife. There are up to 25,000 larger animals.
Dinner and overnight at Arusha Tourist Inn Hotel