Visit Lake Manyara, the Great Rift Valley escarpment, a place of the tree climbing lions, Olduvai gorge âcradle of mankindâ, last remains of early man, then Ngorongoro crater the Eighth wonder of the world, two biospheres and two world heritage sites
Day 1: Arusha â Lake Manyara
Drive to the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, which stands on a cliff high above the lake and national park. After lunch, take a game drive in the National Park which lies at the base of the western wall of the eastern arm of the Rift Valley. Typically shimmering in a golden heat haze, the lake is often frosted with thousands of flamingos, while the trees that surround the lake are famous for their tree-climbing lions. The park also offers abundant sightings of; monkey, jackal, mongoose, hyena, hyrax, zebra, hippo, warthog, buffalo, Masai giraffe, duiker, waterbuck and impala. Significant numbers of elephant are also resident in the Park whilst sightings of black rhino and leopard are not uncommon. Dinner at the lodge
Day 2: Lake Manyara â Ngorongoro Carter
Leaving the lodge after breakfast, drive to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area via Olduvai Gorge the âcradle of mankindâ, and site of one of the most important and controversial Paleolithic finds in recent history. Ascend the steep walls of the crater and drive around the rim, upon which is located the magnificent Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge. After lunch at the lodge, visit a traditional Masai village or âbomaâ. In the evening, watch the sunset over the crater from your private verandah, perhaps take a short stroll around the grounds, then enjoy cocktails on the panoramic crater view terrace before sitting down to dinner in the stone built dining room, which centers on a blazing log fire.
Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast, drive the short distance to the crater and descend to its floor for a half-day tour inclusive of a picnic lunch by the hippo pools. Often referred to as âthe eighth wonder of the worldâ the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africaâs best-known wildlife arenas. A World Heritage Site, it is also one of the largest volcanic craters in the world (almost 20 kilometres wide, 610-760 metres deep and covering a total area of 264 square kilometres). An utterly unique biosphere, the Crater harbours grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife, all enclosed within its towering walls. Due to its high concentration of wildlife, close-range viewing opportunities and striking scenery it is also Tanzaniaâs most visited destination. In the afternoon, ascend once more to the rim of the crater and the lodge, where you may like to take a massage or a guided walk before dinner.
Day 4: Arusha
After breakfast drive back to Arusha to connect with your onward travel plans.
Prices: USD $ 2,464 per person sharing
Prices Valid until 22nd Dec 2016
Safari prices include
Accommodations as indicated or similar based on twin-bedded rooms with private bath facilities.
Meals as indicated, B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner
Transport in a Customized Safari 4 x 4 vehicle
Access to photographic roof hatch in the Safari Van for photography and better viewing
Services of an Experienced English speaking Driver-guide
Game drives and sightseeing as per the itinerary
Park entrance fees
Safari price Excludes
All extras not mentioned in the itinerary above
Items and services of a personal nature
Tips & gratuities
All extra game drives
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