During this 4-day lodge safari you will visit three of the most well-known reserves on Tanzania’s “northern circuit” – the Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti National Park. With all the diverse landscapes and a crater full of animals, this safari has something for everyone and is ideal for those with limited time.
Lake Manyara is known for more than 400 bird species that are found gathered around the lake. The diverse vegetation provides a habitat for many animals such as monkeys in the forest, giraffes, and antelopes on the grasslands and elephants around the acacia trees.
The Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. The Crater is a breathtakingly beautiful setting and the best place in Tanzania to see the Big Five.
The Serengeti is the largest park in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes including short-grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps, mountains, and lakes. Depending on the season you will witness the migration of thousands of animals for which this park is famous for. During the short rainy season in November and December, the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the
Your accommodation on this tour will include an overnight stay at Kirurumu Manyara Lodge, followed by an overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp and is rounded off nicely with an overnight stay at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge before heading back to Arusha.
This tour is ideal for solo explorers, couples, friends traveling together and families.
Accommodation: Kirurumu Manyara Lodge
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and after a short briefing you set off to the Lake Manyara National Park. The small park stretches along the 600 m high Rift Valley Escarpment and is dominated by the alkaline Lake Manyara. If you are very lucky you might also see the Manyara lions, lounging in the trees. In the late afternoon you will leave the Lake Manyara National Park and head to the Kirurumu Manyara Lodge, where you will spend the night.
Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp
After breakfast you will drive towards the fertile crater highlands where the farmers grow wheat, corn and coffee. You will pass the Ngorongoro Crater before you reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park around midday. You will spend the night at the Kati Kati Tented Camp.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Dawn is a good time to watch wildlife and so you will be up early to join an early morning game drive. You will return to the camp for breakfast before heading out for another game drive in the park. After a picnic lunch, you will continue your journey towards the Ngorongoro Crater. Once you have reached the crater rim you will enjoy fantastic views of this 600 m deep collapsed volcano. Your lodge is situated on the crater's edge, making for some fantastic photography.
Accommodation: Own arrangements
After an early breakfast, you will drive down the steep and narrow road that takes you into the crater. The slopes are forested but soon the landscape changes to savannah. Here the wildlife is just breath-taking and with a little luck, you can observe the “Big Five” in just a few hours. After a morning dedicated to game viewing and a picnic lunch, you will leave the crater in the early afternoon to drive back to Arusha, where you will arrive in the early evening.
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