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3 Days Budget Safari Tanzania, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara

This 3 Days/ 2 Nights Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara Safari adventure is a wonderful  way to explore the highlights of the northern part of Tanzania with amazing game viewing chances within Lake Manyara National Park as well as the Ngorongoro Crater. ‘Manyara’ in the local Maasai language is ‘Emanyara’, which means a kind of hedge that is used by the Maasai to cover their homesteads. This park is primarily dominated by Lake Manyara an alkaline lake that is wonderful for bird watching since it offers food for the numerous pelicans and flamingoes among others bird species. It is renowned for the tree climbing lions that are normally seen resting in the acacia plus sausage tree branches.

manyara lions photo

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is renowned for its spectacular beauty, dreamlike environment plus a diversity of birds plus animals. It is among the world’s finest natural spectacles; it’s wonderful setting plus plentiful wildlife continuous attract numerous visitors. The constantly-changing weather offers a spectacular background to the panorama and productive wildlife. The neighboring area comprises of international paleontological as well as archaeological sites. The landscape within the crater embraces a number of different habitats which vary from the open grassland to the verdant forests, the scrub bushland and the highland heath. This is the world biggest unbroken volcanic caldera. This crater has a large number of wild animals which congregate to graze on these grasslands as well as to drink from the permanent water sources. The crater is also a sanctuary to the endangered black rhinos, and then the swamps support numerous hippos. The saltpan lake – Lake Magadi is a nice place to view birds.

Day 1: Arusha – Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Distance: 190 kilometers about 4 Hours drive. You will be Pick up from your accommodation in the morning and drive to the stunning Ngorongoro Crater with exceptional views of the high-altitude rainforest encompassing the crater edge. Have Lunch at your lodge and in the Afternoon move down into the crater for a game drive.  The native stone of the Ngorongoro serena rightly blends with the surrounding, the Guest rooms offer a private terrace with views of the large crater floor home to numerous wild animals. This collapsed large caldera is 610m deep and its floor is 18 kilometers wide. The Views of the crater from the crater edge is very breathtaking.  This crater has turned into an exceptional conservation area in which Buffaloes, Lions, Elephants and Rhinos freely move in absolute safety. Overnight at Lodge or Camp Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner.

Day 2: Ngorongoro – Drive to Lake Manyara, Tanzania Distance: 60 kilometer about one and a half hours. Following breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Have Lunch and then in the afternoon have a game drive around the Lake as you search for the tree climbing lions. This park is also a bird watching paradise with a great profusion of bird species among which are: the spoonbills, teals, pelicans, kingfishers, hornbills plus cormorants. In the high trees on the slope of Rift escarpment you will see forest monkeys jump from one branch to another, in the acacia woodlands you will see lions rest in the branches of the umbrella acacia trees while in the bamboo shades you will see elephants. Overnight at Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge or Lake Manyara Serena Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park | Drive to Arusha Distance: 130 kilometer around two and a half hours. Following breakfast return to Arusha and be drop off in your hotel or take a trip to Zanzibar Beach Holiday.