3 Day Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater
3 Days/2 Nights
Get your camera prepared! You will marvel at the geographical magnificence of Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater both situated along the Great Rift Valley wall. Photographic opportunities will be plentiful as both of these parks boast high concentrations of animals.
Day 1: Lake Manyara National Park
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Jambo!! Welcome to Tanzania! You will be greeted at your accommodation by one of the Wild root guides, who will provide you with a safety talk and a rundown of the days itinerary. You will then enjoy a panoramic morning drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This park is a must to visit and boasts a diverse and varied terrain in a relatively small area. The park stretches along the base of the 600 meter high Rift Valley escarpment. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park. Incredibly, the other third of the park homes a variety of animals, which are supported by open savannah grassland with rocky outcrops, marshes and acacia woodland. The park is famous for tree-climbing lions and a huge variety of birds including flamingo. Other animal found here are buffalo, zebra, hippo, leopard, elephants and giraffes. Dinner and overnight stay at Jambo Campsite.
Day 2: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast head back into Lake Manyara National Park to enjoy a morning of game viewing. After lunch make your way to the Ngorongoro Crater rim in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you will camp at Simba Campsite for the evening.
Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
In the early morning we will depart for the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. With an estimated 25,000 mammals, you are sure to be overwhelmed at the abundance of wildlife that exist within the crater at any one time. Lake Magadi is a saline lake found on the Crater floor. The saline waters of this lake attract both lesser and greater flamingo, with flocks of several thousand forming when the lake is low. Other bird species that inhabit the Crater floor are ostrich and the Kori bustard, the world’s heaviest flying bird. It may also be possible to spot cheetah, who are nomadic and move in and out of the Crater. Leopard are highly elusive creatures, however they are most likely encountered in the Lerai Forest. After enjoying lunch we will head back to Arusha where your safari concludes. You may wish to add one of our optional activities as your next destination. Maybe a gorilla trek or you may just like to spend a couple of days relaxing on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar.