Lake Manyara is a small seasonal soda lake that was formed out of depression. Situated along a safari route Lake Manyara is Tanzania most visited flamingo hotspot in Tanzania. Close to 2 million flamingo seek refuge in the Lake at the peak of the season mostly over the wet season. Small numbers of lesser flamingos can be spotted in Manyara save on the breeding season when they migrate their breeding sites in Lake Natron. The adjacent wilderness extends to Tarangire in central Tanzania with 5 distinct habitat zones. Some the most popular wildlife in this park elephants, giraffe, impalas, buffalo and zebra. The 370m long canopy boardwalk given in this package will lead to some interesting scenes of primate frolicking in the on top of the dense woodlands.
Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest uninterrupted caldera. The kms wide crater boosts some of Tanzania’s best game scenes with over 100 large animal species. The park offers an excellent big five safari. The park has an impressive view of hunting with lions and jackals being some of the most common animals especially in marshy areas which are major grazing spots. The highly guarded leopards thrives in the dense tropical forest on the walls of the crater. Lake Magadi a small soda pond on the floor of the crater boost an incredible view of flamingo who come to foray for dead algae that entails their diet.
When is the best time to go for Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro safari?
Both destinations offers an incredible bush experience all round the year. However, the dry period, January to February and July to October are the best for game view as the wildlife are gathering in the few remaining grazing sites in the parks. The wet season is on the other hand the best time for watching flamingo and other birds in Lake Manyara.
Day 1: Arusha -Lake Manyara
Early morning our driver arrive at Arusha Airport/ your hotel. You depart for Lake Manyara before 0730 hrs an approximated 1.5 hrs journey on and off the scenic great rift valley approaching the park from the Eastern side flanked by dense flora that highlight the experience in the park. You will check in at lake Manyara tree lodge set along Manyara canopy walk give a unique perspective to sight baboon, blue and vervet monkey and some avian varieties taking approximately 45 minutes. Thereafter you will go for a series of game drives starting with a short stroll along the shoreline for photography.
Day 2: Lake Manyara- Ngorongoro crater
After breakfast you check out and depart for Ngorongoro leading through some of the most scenic sights of the eastern branch of the Gregory valley. You arrive at Ngorongoro serena lodge before 1300 hrs. The facility is set along the rim of the crater giving a bird eye view of the extensive floor. After lunch you will descend to the floor of the crater for game drive. Ngorongoro has one of the most rewarding game view holding over 25000 large animals. Unlike other parks where animals migrate leading to a huge game experience deficit, the crater act as a natural buffer that hold the animals on the floor round the year.
Day 3: Ngorongoro – Arusha
You checkout immediately after breakfast departing for Arusha before 0800 hrs. You are dropped off at the point of pick up late in the afternoon. You will have your lunch ina mid range restraurant along the way.
- Quality safari
- The services of our knowledgeable English-speaking driver/guide
- Full board accommodation
- All the Park entrance/ conservation fees
- Transport in a customized safari Landcruiser
- guaranteed window seats
- bottled mineral water throughout your safari
- dropping off at the Airport/ Hotel/ point of pick up
- Emergency flying doctor’s evacuation covers.
- All applicable taxes & government tolls
- Soft drinks, juices, alcoholic and other beverages taken with lunch/dinner
- Canoe riding
- Board walk fees
- Tip to driver/guide