3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS
MANYARA | SERENGETI | NGORONGORO
ARRIVE / DEPART: KILIMANJARO
A good combination of three Northern Tanzania National parks that can be visited in three nights. If you are time-restricted, this is an ideal safari for you where you will be able to enjoy the three most popular parks in just 3 nights. Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.
|INCLUDES||Full board accommodation and meals, Airport transfers, Game drives, Park entry fees, Conservation fees, All Excursions mentioned in the itinerary, Tourism Levy|
|Excludes||International Flights, Visas, Tips, Alcoholic drinks, Travel Insurance, Flying Doctors, Medical Evacuation and any items of personal nature|
With packed lunches, drive to Lake Manyara.
Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park before heading to the lodge.
The park is located in northern Tanzania. The entrance gate lies 1½ hours 126km/80 miles) west of Arusha along a newly surfaced road, close to the ethnically diverse market town of Mto wa Mbu. Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge.
Here can be found the largest concentration of plains animals – 4 million and 500 species of birds. Your chance to see predators chasing their prey and enjoying their kill. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word “Siringet” referring to an “endless plain.” It was first inhabited by ancient hunter-gatherers and pastoralists. The central Serengeti was declared a Game Reserve in 1929. In 1951, the Reserve became Tanganyika’s first National Park, which included the Ngorongoro Crater.
Further alterations took place in 1959 in the Park, part of the Serengeti plains and the highlands were removed and added to the Ngorongoro Conservation area, while extensions to the north and south were included to provide more protection to the wildebeest migration. Covering 14,763 square kilometres, the Park is roughly the size of Northern Ireland making it Tanzania’s largest national park.
After lunch, drive on to Ngorongoro Conservation area.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
Here you can see a spectacular concentration of wildlife, including the big five. Drive across the dense forest and near the soda lake and enjoy viewing a variety of bird-life. Ascend to the lodge from the 2000ft. deep crater.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is situated 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania.
The conservation area boasts a blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeology. The volcanoes, grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests are home to an abundance of animals and to the Maasai. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthral visitors. It borders the Serengeti National Park to the north and west. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, established in 1959, is a pioneering experiment in multiple land use. Here pastoralism, conservation and tourism co-exist in a carefully managed harmony.
The centrepiece of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater which is a caldera. The Crater floor is a natural sanctuary for thousands of animals and many species of insects and birds. Lush highlands surround the Crater, falling away to the tawny plains and alkaline lakes of the Great Rift Valley.
Drive back to Arusha.
Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport.