1 Night at Lake Manyara National Park – Tanzania
Pick up from your hotel at 7:30am by your driver/guide in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.
After briefing we depart through the Maasai country, passing local farms and Maasai herders tending to their cattle as we proceed to Lake Manyara Park.
Afternoon game drives
Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara wildlife lodge or similar
Early morning drive in the park. This is a wonderful time to appreciate the gentle stirrings of nature all about. Return for breakfast and then head out to the great Serengeti.
We will have stop overs along our route to relax and enjoy a picnic lunch. Arriving afternoon in the world-famous Serengeti. The almost treeless plains are home to uncountable wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, impala, and vast herds of buffalo filling these grasslands out to the horizon.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa lodge or similar
Today we enjoy full game drives in these immense and impressive park – it’s been called one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of Africa”. Even the name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word “siringet” meaning “endless plains”. The greatest number of big cats especially lions is found here.
Break for lunch and have some downtime before tracking more predators and smaller game as well, like monkey, baboon, wild dog, and even the honey badger. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa lodge or similar
The early morning sun will light up the vast plains and its multitudes of predators and grazers emerging from the night. We’ll take in this glorious scene before heading off to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
En route, you will stop at the incredible Oldupai Gorge, site of a treasure trove of fossilized artifacts from early man’s development in this area.
And then we arrive at the rim of Ngorongoro – the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. We’ll descend into the crater, a self-contained ecosystem teeming with over 25,000 animals.
You will spend the day exploring this thriving world of wildlife cut off from the rest of Africa. Lions, leopards, black rhinos, elephants, monkeys, antelope, and even pink flamingoes occupy this special place.
Then, toward evening, we’ll head back up the volcano’s wall and marvel at a stunning sunset lighting up the crater’s rim.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge or similar
Rise early and catch another marvel at the crater’s rim – an amazing sunrise.
After breakfast, depart back to Arusha.
You will take some rest stops and enjoy lunch along the way.
Drop off back to your hotel, residence, or place of your choosing.
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