During this 4-day lodge safari you will visit three of the most well-known National parks in Tanzania’s on “northern circuit” the Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the world leading National Park-Serengeti . With all the diverse landscapes, Flora and fauna that this areas offers, this safari will enrich your African Safari Dreams and turn it into reality as this ideal for those who want to do a budget safari and those with a limited time.
After a short briefing in the morning, you will set off to the Lake Manyara National Park. The small park that stretches along the 600 m high Rift Valley Escarpment and is dominated by the alkaline Lake Manyara. It is here where thousands of flamingos seems to colour the shallow waters with pinkish . Many water birds gather at the lake and more than 400 birds species are found in the park. The diverse Evergreen vegetation provides a habitat for many animals includes monkeys in the forest, giraffes and antelopes on the grasslands and elephants around the acacia trees. If you are very lucky you might also see the Manyara lions, climbing trees. In the late afternoon you will leave the Lake Manyara National Park and head to to your Lodge, where you will have dinner and spend the night.
After breakfast you will drive on the fertile crater highlands where the Iraqw people grow wheat, corn and coffee. You will pass through the Ngorongoro area where by you will stop at the mail gate for Ticket collection before a further drive to Serengeti National Park . The Serengeti is the second largest park in Tanzania after the currenty gazzeted Julius Nyerere National park and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes including short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps, mountains and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called Kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. Depending on the season you will witness the migration of thousands of animals within this park. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. This circle of life is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls and the locations of the herds may vary from year to year but your Adventure specialist/guide will know where to find the animals and where to see them best. You will spend the night at the once of the lodges/camps
Dawn is a good time to watch wildlife and so you will be up early to join an early morning game drive around the seronera area with your breakfast boxes so there will be no rush until lunch. Here in the Seronera region you will often see wildebeests and zebras in close, proximity of lions and other predators such as leopards and cheetahs. After a picnic lunch you will continue your journey towards the Ngorongoro Crater. Once you have reached the crater rim you will enjoy the magical and a fantastic views of this 600 m deep collapsed volcano. You will stay at one of the lodges/camp
After an early breakfast you will drive down the steep and narrow road that takes you into the magnificent crater floor. The slopes are forested but soon the landscape changes to savannah. Here the wildlife is just breath-taking and with a little luck you can observe the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – in just a few hours. You should also see warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, hippos and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After a morning dedicated to game viewing and a picnic lunch, you will leave the crater in the early afternoon to drive back to Arusha, where you will arrive in the early evening for overnight.