3 Days – Manyara & Ngorongoro

Lake Manyara National Park provides a unique wilderness experience. Including diverse landscapes such as the Rift Valley soda lake, open grasslands, dense woodlands and stunning mountainsides.
In the north of Tanzania, Lake Manyara National Park centres around its eponymous alkaline lake, a key habitat for hundreds of bird species. Between November and April, thousands of greater and lesser pink flamingos gather onits shores, along with pink-backed pelicans, yellow-billed storks, grey herons and pods of hippo.
Surroundingthe lake are marshlands, grassy plains and acacia woodlands, home to tree-climbing lion and long-tusked elephant. Giraffe strut across the grasslands, where herds of buffalo, zebra and wildebeest graze.
As well as enjoying game drives and walking safaris, you can visit the Maji Moto hot springs to soak in the warm, clear water under the shade of leafy trees.
Lake Manyara is only 90 minutes from Arusha by car and easy to combine with a safari in the Serengeti, Tarangire or the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Itinerary.

DAY 1 Moshi Lake Manyara National Park
After lunch, you will be collected by our Driver/Guide at your Hotel in Moshi. Leave Moshi and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. From the entrance gate, you will drive through an expanse of groundwater forest where hundreds of strong baboon troops lounge casually along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows and outsized forest hornbills hank cacophonously in the high canopy. After the evening game-view, you leave the park and drive to the Lodge or Campsite at Lake Manyara for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 2 Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro
After breakfast drive over the Great Rift Valley escarpment and descend into Manyara National Park for morning game viewing. Drive through a narrow belt of acacia woodland to the favored haunt of the Manyara legendary tree-climbing lions and tusked elephants. Continue further to visit the hot springs that streams and bubbles adjacent to the lakeshore in the far south of the park. In the afternoon, return to your lodge for lunch. Shortly after lunch depart from the Lodge and proceed to Ngorongoro then drive to your lodges which are superbly perched on the edge of the ancient Crater rim above the cool, swirling mists. Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge or Campsite.

DAY 3 Ngorongoro Crater Tour Arusha
Ngorongoro shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Therefore, during the morning we collect your packed lunches and descend 610m/2000ft down to the Crater. Here you will see some of Africa’s last black rhino protected within its rim, black-maned lions, flamingos around the soda lakes and giant-tusked elephants wander the forest. In the afternoon we stop at the site for picnic lunch then continue with your tour. Leave the Crater at about 16:00hrs and drive back to Arusha.Ngorongoro shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Therefore, during the morning we collect your packed lunches and descend 610m/2000ft down to the Crater. Here you will see some of Africa’s last black rhino protected within its rim, black-maned lions, flamingos around the soda lakes and giant-tusked elephants wander the forest. In the afternoon we stop at the site for picnic lunch then continue with your tour. Leave the Crater at about 16:00hrs and drive back to Arusha.