Safari to Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro - 2 days
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, 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.
Your Journey Mapped Out
Ready to set out? Your adventure awaits!
- DAY ONE - ARUSHA - LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
- DAY TWO - NGORONGORO CRATER - ARUSHA
DAY ONE - ARUSHA - LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
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 your chosen accommodation for dinner and a good night's rest.
DAY TWO - NGORONGORO CRATER - ARUSHA
Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. It's a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water.
From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you'll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa's most recognisable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa's premier safari destinations.
After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch by the park's famous hippo pool. Thereafter, you will drive back to Arusha.