Lake Manyara National Park. It a very famous for its tree climbing Lions. It is about 330 sq km, of which 230 sq km is covered by the Lake when water are high. The park has a different variety of habitats such as the acacia woodlands, ground water forest, the rift valley wall stretches about 50 km along the base and about 600 meters long escarpment as well as hot springs. All of this to support the large number of different species. It was first gazetted to be a National Park in 1960. It is only 125 km west of Arusha.
Seregenti National Park. Serengeti comes from the Maasai word "siringeti" means "endless plains". It is covering about 14,763 sq km. With the size of Switzerland, it is the largest Wildlife sanctuary in the world. Serengeti is the only place in the world where the natural immigration of thousand of Wildebeest takes place whereas the Wildebeest calves more than 8,000 daily before the 1,000 km pilgrimage starts. It was gazetted to be a National Park in 1951 and then in 1981 it was accepted the World Heritage Convention as a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. It is 335 km from Arusha and bordering to the west by the famous Lake Victoria. Hot air balloon safari, Maasai rock paintings and musical rocks can be arranged according to your wish.
Ngorongoro Crater is one of very few places in East Africa where you can be guaranteed to sight the very rare Black Rhino in their natural habitats. Historically about 2 millions years ago, Ngorongoro peak towered almost as high as Mount Kilimanjaro. By then they were the highest mountains in Africa. Then the Ngorongoro volcanic peak collapsed and form a caldera, the largest unbroken and unfolded in the world today. In fact it is the 8th wonder of the world. It is about 8,300 sq km in size. From one end to the other it is 13 km. Walking safari, Maasai Boma Cultural, Oldvuai Gorge, Oldoinyo Lengai the only active volcanic mountain.
Day 1: After lunch drive to Lake Manyara. Dinner and overnight at the lodge: Lake Manyara Area. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 2: Morning game viewing drives in Lake Manyara National Park. Lunch, then drive to the Serengeti, game viewing en route. Dinner and overnight at the lodge: Serengeti. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: All day in the Serengeti with morning and afternoon game drives. Dinner and overnight at the lodge: Serengeti. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Morning game viewing drives in the Serengeti. Picnic lunch at Olduvai Gorge. Continue to Ngorongoro Crater. Dinner and overnight at the lodge: Ngorongoro. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Game viewing in the crater with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at the lodge: Ngorongoro. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Drive back to Arusha arriving for lunch. Includes: (B), (L).
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