Departure city: Arusha, Tanzania | 2 days | Departure: Jan 18, 2019
Accommodation: Budget | National Parks: Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari
Get your Tanzania safari tours experience through two of the country’s greatest highlights – Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Find incredible birds and wildlife on this Tanzanian safari.
If you do not have plenty of time but want to experience Tanzania’s wildlife and beauty then this is the perfect trip for you! This short and intense trip will bring you to two of the most spectacular national parks in Tanzania.
The first day you will visit the Lake Manyara national park, a scenic beauty full of wildlife. Also for birdwatchers this is an excellent trip. Flamingos dot the lake surface, joined by myriad other water birds that are best spotted at the end of the dry season. And that’s just the start. Practically all large mammals roam the grassy floodplains, as residents or migratory visitors.
The second day you will be heading to the Ngorongoro Crater. As spectacular as it sounds, this massive crater only accounts for a tenth of the entire Conservation Area. Next to its geologically special features, the crater is home to almost every mammal of the African plains, including the endangered black rhino, and the densest population of predators in Africa. Birdlife is also extremely abundant, in particular flamingos affected by the fresh water from Lake Magadi on the crater floor.
Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara national park
In the morning around 8.30 we will drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park. We will have the first game drive and have picnic lunch surrounded by the scenic safari park. Flamingos dot the lake surface, joined by myriad other water birds that are best spotted at the end of the dry season. And that’s just the start. Practically all large mammals roam the grassy floodplains, as residents or migratory visitors. We also try to spot the legendary Lake Manyara tree-climbing lion.
We will have dinner and spend the night at Panorama Camp Site or similar.
Day 2: Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
It’s time to set our eyes on a new spot. After breakfast, we head to the Ngorongoro crater for a game drive with picnic lunch boxes. We drive through the fascinating conservation area through the Crater Highlands, in which local tribes are permitted to maintain their traditional lifestyles in as natural environment as possible. This extraordinary volcanic landscape is rich and fertile, with stunning craters and lakes, and the high altitude creates a malaria-free microclimate. For sure we will see plenty of wildlife before we are going back to Arusha in the afternoon at 15.00.
Panorama Camp Site
Price of the entire trip: $390
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