3 Days Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Experience
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Note: after your exhilarating time on safari, you may want to extend your Tanzanian holiday with time on Zanzibar’s wonderful beaches. Please contact us for details.
Our short, 3-day safari is guaranteed to be jam-packed with wildlife highlights as it visits the stunningly diverse landscapes of Lake Manyara National Park then continues to the beautiful natural wonder of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with its incomparable crater… In both locations, wildlife abounds, but the settings – both spectacular – are equally and uniquely awe-inspiring. Let our short safari take your breath away!
Journey (morning): Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park; Lake Manyara National Park to Ngorongoro (afternoon)
Journey: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
After our lunch, we jump in our vehicle to cover the highlights of this park. Set against the rugged Rift Valley escarpment, and characterised by its shimmering lake, Manyara is rich in vegetation and the wildlife that thrives here. Enjoy the tranquillity as majestic pink flamingos wade elegantly, picking out a meal of algae from the shallow, alkaline waters. On land, Manyara’s terrain is compact, yet boasts differing environments such as diverse forests fed by waters seeping from the nearby escarpment. Monkeys are abundant, but look out too for the lions, giraffe, warthog and grumpy Cape buffalo who all call this park ‘home’. Hold your nose when we reach the hippo pool, because these big lumps smell!
After our game drive, we journey on to Ngorongoro.
The crater has a population of around 120 lions, with well-defined territories; 15,000 wildebeest, 9,000 zebra, 400 hyenas, and around 50 black rhino. Many wildebeest and other herd animals are resident, benefiting from the many sources of year-round waters and are boosted by some migrators in season. Buffalo, Thomson’s gazelle and eland are also present in numbers. Hippos can be found in pools and swampland and highland birdlife is colourful and plentiful around the waters. Flamingos can often be seen in Lake Magadi, which occupies part of the crater floor.