Non game-viewing travel time: 2 ½ hours | Distance: 130 km
After a short briefing in the morning, you will travel westwards to the small Lake Manyara National Park. The park with its shallow alkaline lake is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests (look out for the long-tailed Guenon monkeys) and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara which is home to colonies of flamingos and other water birds. Apart from elephants, you might also spot giraffes, hippos, wildebeests and impalas while the forests near the lake are teeming with noisy groups of monkeys and baboons. From the pop-up roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the sights and sounds of nature. In the late afternoon you will leave the Lake Manyara National Park and head to Karatu, where you will spend the night at the Ngorongoro Farm House.
Non game-viewing travel time: 2 & 4 hours | Distance: 60km & 190 km
After breakfast, your safari continues to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the world’s largest caldera, a feature formed by the collapse of land after a volcanic eruption. It is approximately 18 km in diameter and home to about 25,000 mammals. In this relatively small area you can find almost all the mammals of East Africa ranging from Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles to mountain reedbucks in the forests on the slopes. You might also see spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. It is also possible to spot the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – in the few hours spent in the crater. After lunch at a picnic spot, there will be more time to continue your game drive before you leave the crater and return to Arusha by the early evening.
End of your 2 Days 1 Night Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania Safari
NB: The size of both the selected Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater national parks, make them a perfect choice for our shorter safaris, or a Tanzania photographic safari.
From: Arusha To: Arusha
Number of Participants: 2-7 per vehicle
Tour Price: from $ 965 (Min 2 pax)
Single Supplement: from $ 495
Christmas & Easter Supplements of $ 30.00 USD per person per night will apply on bookings from 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st of December and between 18th to 22nd April.