Ngorongoro Crater Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 796

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Day 1: Lake Manyara N.P.

Upon arriving in Arusha you will be driven to lake Manyara National Park for game drive with picnic lunch boxes. Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic park, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. Despite the fact Lake Manyara National Park is only 330 square kilometers in area, of which about 230 square kilometers are lake, it contains a large variety of habitats: the rift wall, the ground water forest, acacia woodland, areas of open grassland, the lake shore, swamp, and the lake itself. In the evening drive to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight

Buffalo herd

Days 2-4: Lake Manyara N.P. - Serengeti N.P.

Today you will drive to Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch boxes. The most famous and largest of Tanzania’s national parks is the UNESCO-listed Serengeti. The Serengeti ecosystem extends beyond the National Park to include several other conservation areas and reserves, including the Masai Mara in Kenya. It is through these extensive protected areas that a million or more wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebra and gazelle, complete their great circulatory migration in search of green pasture. Where there is such a large mobile meat supply there are predators and the Serengeti is renowned for its impressive lion sightings.

Day 5: Serengeti N.P. - Ngorongoro Crater

Today you will be driven to the Ngorongoro Highland, game drive on route with picnic lunch boxes. Imagine a giant bowl teeming with wildlife, in the middle of the African bush and you are close to an idea of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, which is a vast and unbroken volcanic crater ring known as a caldera. Thanks to a permanent water and pasture source, the crater floor plays host to nearly every species of African animal. Zebra, buffalo, black rhino and wildebeest graze amongst the predatory lion, cheetah and hyena. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the last remaining areas in Tanzania where you can see the endangered Black Rhino.

Lunch time at Limpopo Transfrontier Park

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

Today you will depart for the Ngorongoro Crater, descending into the crater floor itself, for a game drive. Spend the morning exploring this fascinating wildlife amphitheater. Home to nearly 25,000 animals, which remain in the crater due to the constant supply of water from the springs. There is a very good chance of spotting the big five: lion, elephant, endangered black rhino, buffalo and leopard plus countless other African mammal species. This caldera, formed by a volcano sinking, hosts a unique cross-section of eco-systems, from Soda Lake to savannah and is home to almost every major species of African mammal.

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater

Today you will be driven back to Arusha from where you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home.

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