This 4 day Tanzania safari offers you an opportunity to adventure in the Serengeti plains, Lake Manyara and Ngorogoro crater each with interesting features and dense wildlife populations. You can do this safari as an independent tour or even as an add-on safari after your Kilimanjaro climb or Zanzibar diving trip. While on this safari, expect to be thrilled by the vast species of wildlife in large numbers.
Day 1 – Arusha – Lake Manyara
After your breakfast in Arusha, you will be picked up by our Focus East Africa guide who will transfer you to Lake Manyara national park.
We shall arrive in at the lodge in time for lunch, relax for few minutes and head out to the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. The location of the park along the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley with a massive and shallow soda lakes attracts a variety of wildlife species including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, the Lake Manyara unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.
Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 2 – Lake Manyara – Serengeti Plains
After breakfast you will transfer to the Serengeti National Park, through the beautiful high lying farmlands of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As we leave the highlands behind, and descend into the Serengeti National Park also known as the heart of wild Africa. The Serengeti has endless plains, which roll into the distance as far as the eye can see. You will then proceed to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracting a variety of wildlife which best represents most of the Serengeti’s species.
We reach the park in time for lunch and after which you go for an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Dinner and overnight in a standard lodge at the Seronera area.
Day 3 – Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro crater
You will enjoy a hot air balloon tour over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.
After breakfast at the lodge we shall move to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. We shall have a brief stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.
We shall arrive at the lodge in time for lunch after which we will descend over 550 meters into the Ngorongoro crater to view wildlife for the rest of the day. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, eland, warthog, zebra, buffalo, hippo, and giant African elephants, lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and leopard. We shall then visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds are usually found here.
Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 4 – Ngorongoro crater – Arusha
Enjoy breakfast, after which we will drive back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha will we have lunch and then we will end your safari. There is an optional alternative of having an early game drive before leaving the Ngorongoro crater, this is most suitable for travelers without an early flight.
End of tour