Day 1: Arusha - Lake Manyara. You will be picked by your private jeep and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing with packed lunch boxes. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge or similar. Full board accommodation included. Lake Manyara National Park has a wonderful mosaic of different habitats, which attracts a whole host of animals including a high density of elephants. Look out for monkeys, antelopes, zebras and hippos too. There are also lions and some have developed the unusual behaviour of climbing trees for their afternoon snooze.
However, they have not mastered the art of dragging their kill high into the branches, as the leopard is so adept at doing. Birdlife is fascinating at Lake Manyara and numbers are at their peak during the rainy season when seed-eaters, insect-eaters and waterbirds thrive. Nomadic quelea (finch-like birds), gather in breeding flocks of many thousands and fly across Lake Manyara National Park in vast twittering clouds. Pelicans, storks, geese, herons and cormorants share their water world with migrant flamingoes, which come and feed on the algae rich water and turn the crystalline edges of the soda lake a vibrant pink.
Day 2: Lake Manyara - Serengeti. After breakfast, transfer straight to Serengeti National Park with packed lunch. Tour en-route. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge or similar. Full board accommodation included in the tour price.
Day 3: Serengeti - Ngorongoro. Start early morning for your game viewing at Serengeti National Park with packed lunch. Thereafter, late afternoon transfer to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or Similar. Full board accommodation included in the tour price. Making a game driving on the Serengeti plains, searching for the migration, the largest concentration of plains game (wildebeest, zebra and gazelle) to be found anywhere in the world. Also the predators (lion and cheetah) and the scavengers (hyena and jackals) together with elephant, buffalo, giraffe, warthog and many other species of both big and small game.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha. Strangely enough the Ngorongoro Crater is sometimes visited by the Maasai with their cattle who are capable of co-existing and sharing the rich grazing with the wild animals. Young Maasai warriors - (Moran) – escort their herds and protect them from lions and leopards, which in the olden days; they had to kill in order to prove their manhood.
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