TANZANIA LODGE SAFARIS
RTST-028: 4 DAYS LAKE MANYARA/ NGORONGORO/ TARANGIRE.
Day 1. Lake Manyara.
Depart Arusha in the morning for Lake Manyara, arriving in time for
lunch. Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty gold
600-metre high Rift valley escarpments, Lake Manyara is a scenic
gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I
had seen in Africa”. The compact game viewing circuit through
Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari
experience. Afternoon game drive to explore the park. Dinner and
overnight at lodge.
Day 2. Ngorongoro crater.
After early breakfast, depart for Ngorongoro crater arriving in time
for lunch. After lunch descend the crater with a special 4WD. Called
the eighth wonder of the world and stretching across some 8,300 sq
km, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania boasts a
blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeology that is
unsurpassed in Africa. The volcanoes, grasslands, waterfalls and
mountain forests are home to an abundance of animals and to the
Maasai. In the evening ascend the crater for
Dinner and overnight at a lodge.
Day 3. Tarangire National Park.
After breakfast drive to Tarangire Park. After lunch leave for an
afternoon game drive to explore the park famous for its
tree-climbing pythons. The fierce sun sucks the moisture from the
landscape, baking the earth into a dusty red, the withered grass as
brittle as straw. The Tarangire River has shriveled to a shadow of
its wet season self but it is choked with wildlife. Tarangire’s
pythons climb trees, as do its lions and leopards, lounging in the
branches where the fruit of the sausage tree disguises the twitch of
a tail. Meals and overnight at lodge.
Day 4. Arusha;
After breakfast enjoy a morning game viewing drive in the Tarangire
National Park return to lodge for lunch and in the afternoon depart
to Arusha town to your next destination.
Price per person sharing $1400