Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara N.P
-In the morning at 0830 hrs pick up from your hotel in Arusha town and drive on tarmac road 130km to Lake Manyara National Park with packed lunch for game drives. The Lake occupies large area of the park, the forest start just when you cross the park gate along the base of the Great Rift Valley and hot spring to the west of the park. The park is home to Tree climbing Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, Hippo, troops of Baboons, also Flamingo bird Ostrich, Egyptian Geese and more…After your picnic lunch proceed with afternoon game drives before you leave the park for dinner and overnight in Manyara Hotel, Serena Hotel, Eunoto Lodge, Kirurumu Tented Lodge or Camping. FB
Day 2: Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
-After an early breakfast, depart Manyara at 0600hrs for Ngorongoro Crater for game drives, the Crater is home to Black Rhino, Cheetah, Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Wildebeest, Zebra and birds like Ostrich, Vultures, Flamingos on the Crater soda lake. Your lunch will be served on the picnic site at Ngoitoktok swamp a Hippo pool, after lunch proceeds with afternoon game viewing while ascending the Crater and drive back to Arusha.
End of Tour.
There is another alternative of starting the first day with Tarangire National park instead of Lake Manyara National Park.
- In the morning at 0830hrs pick up from your hotel in Arusha and drive 120km to Tarangire National Park with lunch box for game drives. This park is a home to Elephant, Buffalo, Zebra, Lion, Wildebeest, Leopard, Python, Impala and many more. Over 450 species of birds have been observed. Lunch picnic and there after proceed with afternoon game viewing before the drive takes you for dinner and overnight in Sopa lodge, Tree Top, Safari lodge or campsite. FB
NOTE: During the dry season i.e. mid June through October herds of herbivore and big cats gather along the permanent Tarangire River . During this time the River hosts the migrants from all the Maasai steppe that come to look for green pasture and water
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.