Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro Safari
Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro safari is a 6 day Tanzania tour. This Tanzania safari starts from Kilimanjaro Airport. You will go to 3 parks in this Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro safari. They Include Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. The Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro safari takes you to Lake Manyara. This is home to the tree climbing lions and a hotbed of birding. In Ngorongoro Crater is also referred to as the ‘Garden of Eden’. This is home to the big five and the only Caldera hosting wildlife. Serengeti plays host to the great wildebeest migration. Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro safari itinerary is below. This adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences. The Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro safari costing varies. This depends on seasons and migratory animal movements.
Day 1: ARUSHA – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Our Tanzania safari rep pick up from Arusha. You will be briefed on the Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro safari. Depart Arusha with a drive to Lake Manyara National Park. You will arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. A short rest will prepare you for the evening. Later, you head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas. It consists of a massive but shallow soda lake. The lake covers two-thirds of the park. Lake Manyara is located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals. The park has one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants. There are the Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions. The park also has large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Drive back to your Lake Manyara lodge in the evening. Your dinner and overnight will be at Lake Manyara Hotel.
Day 2: LAKE MANYARA – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Start your Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro safari with an early breakfast. You will then depart for towards the Serengeti National Park. This is via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu. You will also go through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will descend into the heart of wild Africa. This is the Serengeti National Park. It is characterized with its endless rolling plains. You will head to the central park area. This area is known as the Seronera area. It is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. It features the Seronera River. This provides a valuable water source to this area. It therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. Transfer to Seronera Wildlife Lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Begin your Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro safari day with breakfast. Proceed to the Sogore River Circuit for game drive. This loops into the plains south of the Seronera River. This area is good to see lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah. The visitor’s centre is not far from here. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays. It also has a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased. This is also the place you will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch under the shade of the giant acacia trees.
In the afternoon you will follow the Kopjes Circuit. This goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes. This usually attracts a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops scattered around the plains. Most of them are miniature ecosystems that provide shade. They also provide drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons. Dinner and overnight will be at the Seronera Wildlife Lodge.
Day 4: SERENGETI – NGORONGORO CRATER NATIONAL PARK
Start your day with an early breakfast at your lodge. This will be followed by departure to Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will stopover at Olduvai Gorge. This area boasts of a history dating back to the dawn of time. Anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’. Both are very significant links in the chain of human evolution. You will arrive in time for lunch at the Ngorongoro crater lodge. The afternoon will be spent at leisure. Dinner and overnight will be at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.
Day 5: NGORONGORO CRATER NATIONAL PARK
Your Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro safari with an early breakfast. Descend 600m into the magnificent crater for a full-day game drive. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas. It is home to an estimated 30,000 animals. They include some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. The area is supported by a year round water supply and fodder. Animals here include wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog and hippos. Another big draw card to this park is its huge population of predators. They include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor. Return back for dinner and at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.
Day 6: NGORONGORO CRATER – ARUSHA
Enjoy your Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro safari breakfast at leisure. This is before you leave on a leisure drive to Arusha. On arrival, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Arusha.