If you're pressed for time, two beautiful days in Lake Manyara National Park and the world-famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area should do the trick! Between Manyara's tree-climbing lions, an astonishing variety of birds, and wallowing hippos, and Ngorongoro's high population of predators as well as Cape buffalo and black rhinoceros
this itinerary offers you the chance to see the entire Big Five in just 48 hours.
>>> You'll depart from Arusha after breakfast for the drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The journey takes approximately two hours, but we'll pass through the market town of Mto Wa Mbu along the way. This agricultural and fresh produce market is a melting pot of local cultures and a souvenir hunter's paradise.
After a brief stop at the village market, you'll enter Lake Manyara, National Park. The park is truly a photographer's playground and offers some of the best game viewings in the world. You can expect to see many of Africa's most well-known animals, with the tree-climbing lions a particular treat. These proud predators lounge in acacia trees practically begging to be photographed. Bird-watchers will find Lake Manyara is an absolute delight, with a huge variety of birds on display in the park. Even the novice can expect to be amazed by large flamingo flocks, circling birds of prey, and the brightly colored lilac-breasted roller. You'll then retire to your chosen accommodation for dinner and a good night's rest.