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4 Days Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Olduvai Gorge and Lake Manyara National Parks

Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Crater, Great Rift Valley, Crater Highlands, Arusha, Wildebeest Migration Tanzania national parks and game reserves cover almost 25% of the country and protect an estimated 20% of Africa 's large mammals. Ngorongoro Crater is said to have the world's densest population of lion. In Lake Manyara , lions have developed a liking for residing in the branches of trees, where they can both sleep and watch for prey whilst the Serengeti is notable for its large migratory herds of wildebeest and zebras with strings of predators in trail. Olduvai Gorge offers you the chance to view amazing evidence of early man.

Day 1:Ngorongoro

We depart Arusha town in the early morning hours for Ngorongoro crater, arriving at the lodge in time for lunch after which we descend into the crater for an afternoon crater tour returning to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay. The Ngorongoro crater is the world's biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa's largest populations of large mammals. Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa 's best known wildlife viewing areas and one of Tanzania 's most visited. Within its walls are a variety of animals and vegetation, including grasslands, swamps, forests, salt pans and a fresh water lake. You are likely to see lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and many of the plains herbivores such as wildebeest, Thomson's gazelle, zebra, reedbuck, as well as thousands of flamingos wading in the shallows of Lake Magadi the soda lake at the craters base.

Day 2:Serengeti

Leaving after breakfast we depart the Ngorongoro Conservation area and head for the Serengeti Plains stopping en route at the Historic site of Olduvai Gorge where the world famous discoveries of early mans ancestors were discovered. We proceed to Serengeti, stopping at the lodge for lunch thereafter enjoying a full afternoon's wildlife viewing before returning to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay. The great Serengeti is Africa 's most famous and Tanzania 's largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya . With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include: zebra, Thomson's gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog) the park attracts a variety of predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area. A safari in Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller. You can visit the park all year round but there is less game in the park during the dry season July /October, where they migrate to the Masai Mara in Kenya . Serengeti in the low season will still offer game viewing to match that of any park in Africa , and for some, the fewer tourist numbers may be an added bonus.


Day 3 Lake Manyara

Arising at dawn, we head off for an early morning game drive tracking animals in the Serengeti morning sunshine returning to the lodge for a late breakfast. We depart the lodge in Serengeti for Lake Manyara viewing game along the way as we proceed towards a lodge for the night. The Lake Manyara National park is serene and beautiful with main attractions of a rich bird life, tree climbing lions, its elephants, and hippos that you can see at closer r ange than most other places. Lake Manyara is an alkaline lake and at certain times of the year hosts thousands of flamingos and a diversity of other bird life. It is also a fine place to see blue monkeys and hippo pools where many hippos can be seen soaking and yawning along with countless water birds. The hot springs are an excellent place to see buffaloes and elephants and the huge flocks of flamingoes that regularly visit Lake Manyara itself.


Day 4 Arusha:

We spend the morning game viewing and enjoying the excellent scenery offered by the escarpment walls. Picnic lunch in the park before returning to Arusha Town by late afternoon. Drop off at your hotel in town.

 




 


   
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