LAKE MANYARA, SERENGETI, NGORONGORO CRATER
Combining, 1 night Lake Duluti Lodge, 2 nights Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, 3 nights Serengeti Under Canvas, 2 nights Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Day 01: Arusha
On your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a member of our team who will drive you by road to Lake Duluti Lodge. Spend one night at Lake Duluti Lodge. Accommodation is in a chalet. Your stay includes accommodation and full English breakfast, and government taxes.
Days 02 – 04: Lake Manyara National Park
After your early breakfast, you will be driven Lake Manyara National Park. On arrival, you will embark on your first game drive to the lodge.
Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect. The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. Large herds of buffalo, cheetah, Masai giraffe and impala roam the lake shores and the forested valley slopes. A Lake Manyara safari is a fascinating experience as the park also features a ground-water forest; acacia tortilis woodland and hot springs called Maji Moto.
Spend two nights at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. Accommodation is in an elegant, stilted treehouse, which is cradled in the boughs of mahogany trees. Your room is built of timber and makuti (palm fronds) and has a spacious sitting area, viewing deck and a lovely ensuite bathroom. Your stay in Lake Manyara includes game drives, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, emergency medical evacuation insurance, laundry.
Days 04-07: Serengeti National Park
Enjoy an early morning breakfast before a scenic drive to Serengeti via Ngorongoro.
The Serengeti National Park, meaning “endless plains” in the Masai language, is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated Wilderness areas and is an ongoing source of inspiration to writers, filmmakers and photographers. It is Tanzania’s oldest game reserve, renowned for the part it plays in the annual Great Migration, when an estimated three million antelope – mostly wildebeest – migrate to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. This epic, seasonal journey is a deeply moving experience and a wonderful photographic subject. Here visitors to the park can roam its sprawling plains on exhilarating game drives or hop into a hot-air balloon ride for an once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure.
Spend three nights at Serengeti Under Canvas. Your stay in Serengeti includes game drives, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees and laundry.
Days 07-09: Ngorongoro Crater
After a tantalising breakfast, you will depart and drive back to Ngorongoro.
The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, is home to more than 30 000 protected animals. It is an area of spectacular beauty and excellent game viewing, a truly unique safari destination in Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 metre deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Fresh springs and a large soda lake quench the thirst of all the inhabitants. Black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingos crowd the soda lakes.
Spend two nights at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Accommodation is in a suite with ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. Your stay in Ngorongoro includes one crater tour, three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees and laundry.
Day 09: Departure
Tuck into a sensational breakfast feast before you depart to drive to Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport.