Day 1: Depart to Lake Manyara National Park for a Full Day Game Drive
Stop At: Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania
Pick you up at the hotel in Arusha at 8:00 am, and depart to Lake Manyara National Park (less than 2 hours drive) with your packed lunch boxes. On arrival, go for a full day game drive until early evening.
Lake Manyara National Park: Well known for its rare tree climbing lions, the soda ash lake, flocks of pelicans and flamingos plus breathtaking scenery. The park is located in both Arusha and Manyara regions; this is a small but very beautiful park offering breathtaking views, excellent game viewing and an incredible array of bird-life. Here you have a chance to spot zebra, baboon, warthog, giraffe, impala, elephant, waterbuck, hippo and wildebeest.
In the early evening, you’ll drive back to the nearest town of Karatu, rest and later have your hot dinner and stay the overnight at Octagon Lodge (lunch & dinner included)
Duration: 6 hours
Accommodation included: Octagon Lodge
Day 2: Descend to Ngorongoro Crater for a Game Drive & Depart to Arusha
Stop At: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area Tanzania
After an early breakfast, collect your packed lunch boxes and depart to Ngorongoro Crater (The 8th World Wonder) in just an hour drive. On arrival, descend to this unique and enormous crater for a game drive.
Ngorongoro Crater: It is a deep, volcanic crater, un-flooded and unbroken caldera in the world, it’s about 200 kms across, 600 kms deep and 300 sq. kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site the crater offers a unique biosphere which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. There are very few places in the world where you can find such a large population of wildlife throughout the year. Deep within the crater, enclosed by towering walls, you have a good chance of spotting ‘The Big 5’: Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. For the latter two you need a bit of luck as they tend to shy away. Approximately 30,000 animals live on the crater floor!
In the late afternoon, depart to Arusha (a 3 - 4 hours drive), arriving in the evening, and transfer you to the hotel/airport to catch your flight back home (breakfast & lunch included)
Duration: 4 hours
No accommodation included on this day.