Upon arrival our representative will pick you up from the airport/bus station and take you to the lodge for the overnight.
After breakfast, leave the Lodge with your packed lunches and drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive. This beautiful park with its lush vegetation and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees, takes its name from the Maasai word for “euphorbia tirucalli”, a bush which is used to make a thorny hedge to protect their cattle. Elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and a variety of antelope inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of hippos. If you are lucky you may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an “Acacia tortilis” tree. The birdlife is also abundant, with flamingoes, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of forest species. Lunch boxes will be provided to you at the picnic point. Dinner and overnight at Karatu Country Lodge, www.countrylodgekaratu.com.
After breakfast you will descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only. Then late afternoon drive back to Arusha.
Our representative will pick you from hotel for drop-off to airport/bus station
Pick up and drop off
Transport in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof
Services of a professional guide
All park entry fees
All game drives as mentioned
1.5 ltr of mineral water per person / day during game drives
Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
Accommodation Before & After Safari
International and domestic flights
All items of a personal nature
Gratuities for safari guide and cook
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages