TANZANIA LODGE SAFARIS
RTST-029: 5 DAYS LAKE MANYARA / NGORONGORO / TARANGIRE.
Day 1. Lake Manyara National Park.
Depart Arusha in the morning for Lake Manyara arriving in time for
lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Contrasting with the
intimacy of the forest, is the grass floodplain and its expansive
views eastward across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic
peaks that rise from the endless Maasai steppes large buffalo,
wildebeest and zebra congregate on these grassy plains, as do
giraffes. Some so dark in coloration that they appear to be from a
distance. Dinner and overnight at a lodge.
Day 2. Ngorongoro.
After morning game drive in Lake Manyara, proceed to one of the
natural wonders of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater to arrive in
time for lunch. After lunch relax in the lodge enjoying the
magnificent view of the crater from the lodge located in the rim of
the crater. The Crater is one of the world's greatest natural
spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to
enthral visitors. It borders the Serengeti National Park to the
north and west. Dinner and overnight at a lodge.
Day 3. Ngorongoro Crater.
After early breakfast a 4wheel drive vehicle will take you 2000ft
down the crater, tracking animals with picnic lunch. Also referred
to as “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 to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4. Tarangire National Park.
After breakfast drive to Tarangire to arrive in time for lunch.
Afternoon game viewing and drives to explore this famous park. 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
Day 5. Tarangire-Arusha.
After breakfast proceed for a morning game viewing drive, return to
lodge for lunch, Afternoon drive to Arusha.
Price per person sharing $1750