25 September 2016
The Great Rift Valley can be identified from space as the most distinctive feature of the continent of Africa and in the heart of the valley is Manyara, a fantastic big game park. The variety of habitats matches its exceptional scenery and every imaginable East African animal is found here in abundance. There are great herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, Mahogany trees are alive with blue monkeys, some amazingly large pods of hippos congregate at the rivers and the bird life is plentiful. Lake Manyara is also known for its “tree-climbing” lions. Ngorongoro is quite unique and its natural beauty ranks it among the most pristine wildernesses on earth. It is regarded as a natural wonder of the world and has been declared a World Heritage Site. It is the largest intact crater in the world and is jam-packed with wildlife, including all the big game, and it remains the last great wild refuge for black rhino.
Your wonderful four day safari tour of Tanzania begins in Arusha where, after lunch, you drive to Lake Manyara where you stay overnight at the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. Enjoy an evening game drive and return as the sun is setting for a memorable dinner under the stars in the Great Rift Valley.
After an early game drive in Manyara National Park seeing hippos, monkeys, flamingos and the tree climbing lions return for lunch at the lodge before beginning the drive to the Ngorogoro Conservation area where you will be staying at another Serena Safari Lodge. Enjoy another evening game drive before returning to the lodge for dinner.
Today you will descend 2,000 feet to the floor of the crater for a special tour. Explore the forest areas where the monkeys and elephants live, the lake area where you will see pink flamingos and the open Savannah where the lions hunt for their food. Picnic lunch will be served in the crater and dinner is back at the lodge.
Today is the last day of your memorable Tanzania safari. After breakfast you will head back to Arusha where the tour ends. From here you may want to continue your African adventure or begin your journey home.
Standard Rate fr £1182pp
Rates based on twinshare
International flights not included unless otherwise stated