Witness the Manyara's tree climbing lions, astonishing variety of birds, and wallowing hippos from Manyara National Park located 125 km west of Arusha town, nestling by the wall of the Great Rift Valley. There after proceed to Serengeti then Ngorongoro Crater allowing yourself to see the diverse topography and wildlife that East Africa offers. Making your way from the rim of the crater to Serengeti through the adventurous roads of the hollowed-out Ngorongoro, while seeing animals, birds, and reptiles along the way.
You will come close to the Maasai culture as you will pass by one of their bomas have a time to see the huts try their garments and experience the culture.
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 viewing 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 coloured lilac breasted roller. You'll then retire to the rim of the Ngorongoro for dinner and a good night's rest.
OVERNIGHT AT NGORONGORO