(3 Days/ 2 Nights Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara Safari adventure is an excellent way to discover the highlights of northern Tanzania including incredible game viewing opportunities in Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.)

 3 Days/ 2 Nights Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara Safari

3 Days/ 2 Nights Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara Safari adventure is an excellent way to discover the highlights of northern Tanzania including incredible game viewing opportunities in Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.

Lake Manyara National Park. ‘Manyara’ in Maasai is ‘Emanyara’, a type of hedge the Maasai use to cover their bomas. . The park is dominated by the alkaline Lake Manyara, which is great for bird watching as it provides food for the large flocks of pelicans, flamingoes and others species. The park is famous for its tree climbing lions which love resting on the branches of the acacia trees and sausage trees.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, known for its scenic beauty, surreal environment and a variety of animals and birds. It is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fails to enthrall visitors. The ever-changing weather patterns provide a dramatic backdrop to the scenery and prolific wildlife. The surrounding area contains sites of international paleontological and archaeological importance.

The terrain in the crater embraces several distinct habitats that range from open grassland to forests and from scrub bushland to highland heath. It is the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world.

The crater has a high concentration of game as they gather to graze on the grasslands and drink water around the permanent water points. The crater serves as a sanctuary for the endangered black rhino, while the swamps are home to many hippo. The local saltpan lake, Lake Magadi is a perfect spot for bird viewing.

Safari Summary Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha – Drive to Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Day 2: Ngorongoro – Drive to Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park – Drive to Arusha

3 Days/ 2 Nights Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara Safari


Safari Includes:

  • Crater Tour

* 3 Meal Plan as described

  • All game drives as detailed in the itinerary

  • Accommodation in double/ twin/ triple room

  • Complementary bottled water whilst on safari

  • Guarantee price/ guarantee safari on confirmation

  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes

  • Service of an English speaking professional driver/ guide

  • All ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable 4×4 safari Land cruiser/ Rover


Safari Excludes:

* Visas
* Laundry
* Beverages/ Drinks
* International flights
* Items of personal nature

* Tips/ Gratuity to your Professional Driver Guide
* Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary


Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha – Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Distance: 190 km approximately 4 Hours by road.

Pick up from your hotel in Arusha Town. Drive to Ngorongoro Crater with unique views of the high altitude rain forest surrounding the rim. Lunch at your lodge. Afternoon descend to the crater for game viewing. Ngorongoro Serena Lodge built into the rim of a dormant volcano.

The plant and ivy-covered native stone blends perfectly with the surroundings. Guest rooms have private terraces with views of the crater floor where countless animals make their home. This collapsed caldera is 610 meters deep and has a floor 18 km wide. Views from the rim of the crater are spectacular.

The crater has become a unique conservation area where Lion, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo roam in perfect safety.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan{ Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Ngorongoro – Drive to Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Distance: 60 km approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

After breakfast depart to Lake Manyara National Park. Lunch and afternoon game drive in this superb scenic Park set around Lake Manyara, most famous for the tree climbing lions.

Lake Manyara is a bird watcher’s paradise. Marvel at the variety of species, spoonbill, teal, pelican, kingfisher, hornbill and cormorant. In the tall trees, forest monkeys leap from branch to branch on the slope of the Great Rift escarpment, elephants stand in the shade of the baobab; and in the acacia woodland lions lie draped along the branches of the umbrella trees.

Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge
Meal Plan{ Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}


Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park – Drive to Arusha

Distance: 130 km approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.

After breakfast drive back to Arusha for drop off at your hotel or combine this trip with our Zanzibar Beach Holiday.

Meal Plan{ Breakfast}


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