4 Day Safari Lodge
4-Day Safari to Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park
During this 4-day safari you will visit three of the most well-known reserves on Tanzania’s “northern circuit” – the Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. With all the diverse landscapes and a crater full of animals, this safari has something for everyone and is ideal for those with limited time.
Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
After a short briefing in the morning, you will set off to Lake Manyara National Park. The small park stretches along the 600 m high Rift Valley Escarpment and is mostly covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara. Many water birds gather at the lake and more than 400 bird species are found in the park. The diverse vegetation provides a habitat for many animals such as monkeys in the forest, giraffes and antelopes on the grasslands and elephants around the acacia trees. If you are very lucky you might also see the Manyara lions lounging in the trees. In the late afternoon you will leave Lake Manyara National Park and head to the Kirurumu Manyara Lounge to spend the night. Lunch and Dinner included.
Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast you will drive towards the fertile crater highlands where the farmers grow wheat, corn and coffee. You will pass the Ngorongoro Crater before you reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park around midday. The Serengeti is the largest park in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes including short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps, mountains and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called Kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. Depending on the season you will witness the migration of thousands of animals for which this park is famous. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return north. This circle of life is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls. The locations of the herds may vary from year to year, but your guide will know where to find the animals and where to see them best. You will spend the night at the Kati Kati Tented Camp or Acacia Serengeti Tented Camp. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro
Dawn is a good time to watch wildlife. Rise early to join an early morning game drive. You will return to the camp for breakfast before heading out for another game drive in the park. In the Seronera region wildebeests and zebras are often in close proximity to lions and other predators such as leopards and cheetahs. After a picnic lunch the journey towards the Ngorongoro Crater will continue. The crater rim boasts fantastic views of this 600 m deep collapsed volcano. You will stay at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, situated on the craters edge. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included
Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
After an early breakfast you will drive down the steep and narrow road that takes you into the crater. The slopes are forested but soon the landscape changes to Savannah. Here the wildlife is a sight to behold, and with a little luck you can observe the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – in just a few hours. There are also warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, hippos and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After a morning dedicated to game viewing and a picnic lunch, you will leave the crater in the early afternoon to drive back to Arusha, where you will arrive in the early evening. Breakfast and Lunch included.