Lake Manyara National Park
Approx time for game drive is: 6 hrs
After Breakfast depart from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park is about 3 hrs drive. Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake which attracts masses of pink flamingoes. The park is well known for its herds of elephants, and for its unusual tree-climbing lions. This was the location for the comprehensive research and subsequent book "Among the Elephants" by Iain and Oria Douglas-Hamilton. The park is also home to hippos, baboons, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, and is particularly good for bird watching with over 380 species having been recorded.
Day 2: Lake Manyara to Serengeti
Crater rim to Naabi Hill Gate 85 Km
Time: 1:30 hrs
Approx time for game drive in Serengeti 8 hrs
you will drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area this morning and stop at the famed Olduvai Gorge, where some of the earliest remains of our species were unearthed by the dedicated Leakey family. Here in these desolate gullies the jawbone of Zinjanthropus Man was discovered. The Gorge Museum explains the Leakey's methods and their remarkable finds.
From Olduvai, you will begin the journey into the great Serengeti. The Serengeti covers an area of over 14,763 sq kms, and is inhabited by more than 3 million mammals, including; lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, buffalo, gazelles, antelope, giraffe, hyena and all of the little animals - rock hyrax, bat eared foxes, mongoose, honey badger, dik-dik, jackals, monkeys, baboon and African hare . There are also nearly 500 species of birds. The multitudes and diversity of species is unrivaled. You'll see herds of animals swiftly running across vast open spaces, and predators hunting prey.
Day 3: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Seronera to Ngorongoro 145 Km
Time: 100 min
estimated game drive in Serengeti 8 hrs
The sunrise game drive in Serengeti plains and then back to the lodge/Campsite for breakfast. After breakfast, Will proceed with game view in Serengeti before proceed back to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater for stay overnight. You’ll head toward Ngorongoro Crater, entering the lush green foothills of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and reaching a higher altitude where temperatures are cooler. As you reach the crater rim, your first look will take your breath away. 2,000 feet below the rim, the collapsed caldera is a "Garden of Eden". The crater contains and entire own eco-system with a river, swamps, lakes, forests and savanna.
Estimated game drive in the crater 6 – 7 hrs
early descending to Ngorongoro it does always help to enjoy your game drive you will descend 2,000 feet into the magnificent crater to view wildlife. Here a nearly perfect balance of predator and prey exist within the 102 square miles of the crater floor. Experience an unforgettable spectacle of African wildlife: a teaming world of elephants, rhinoceros, lions, hyenas, zebra, wildebeest, to name a few, living in harmony in this self contained environment. At the end of the day you will leave the Ngorongoro Crater and then drive to Arusha where you will have your room to clean up before dropped at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
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