Safari in Tanzania

Safari to Lake Manyara National Park, OLduvai Gorge,

Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater .

 

After your very extensive, hard and arduous climb on Kilimanjaro why not extend your stay in Tanzania by going on a relaxing safari to

  1. Lake Manyara National Park ( to see the tree climbing Lions)
  2. Olduvai Gorge (world famous archaeological site)
  3. Serengeti National Park (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site)
  4. The Ngorongoro Crater (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site)

 

Lake Manyara National Park  is a small but pretty National Park sandwiched between the Rift Valley Escarpment and a large lake on the road to Ngorongoro and Serengeti. The game here is varied but this Park is world famous for its tree-climbing lions.

Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.

 

 

Olduvai Gorge is located in northern Tanzania and on the eastern side of the Serengeti plains. It is a world famous archaeological site where the earliest fossil remains of humans were found here by Dr. Richard Leakey and his wife, Mary Leakey.

The Serengeti National Park hosts the largest mammal migration in the world, which is one of the ten natural travel wonders of the world.

The Serengeti, which means “Endless Plains” is the jewel in the crown of Tanzania's protected areas, which altogether make up some 14% of the country's land area, a conservation record that few other countries can match.

Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.

Today, the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and the Masai Mara Game Reserve across the border in Kenya, protect the greatest and most varied collection of terrestrial wildlife on earth, and one of the last great migratory systems still intact.

Ol Doinyo Lengai, the only active volcano in the area of the Serengeti, is the only volcano that still ejects carbonatite lavas. "Ol Doinyo Lengai" means "The Mountain of God" 

The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is a main draw card for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. It is the world's largest intact caldera in an exceptional geographical position, forming a spectacular bowl of about 265 sq km with sides up to 600m deep. It is the stalking ground of 20 - 30,000 wild animals at any one time.

The crater is said to have the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa. As such, Ngorongoro Crater has achieved world renown. Even if time is limited this natural but accessibly small caldera ensures a rewarding safari.

Although animals are free to move in and out of this contained environment, the rich volcanic soil, lush forests and spring source lakes on the crater floor tend to incline both grazers and predators to remain throughout the year.

 

Day 1 - Arrive into Arusha. Overnight at Impala Hotel.

Day 2 - Drive to the Lake Manyara National Park. Wildlife viewing with picnic lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge. 

Day 3 – After breakfast drive to the Olduvai Gorge. Thereafter drive to Serengeti National Park. Overnight at Seronera Wildlife Lodge.

Day 4 - Serengeti National Park. Overnight at Seronera Wildlife Lodge.

OPTIONAL HOT AIR BALOON SAFARI (with Champagne Bush Breakfast) will cost approximately US$ 450/- per person.

Day 5 - Serengeti National Park. Overnight at Seronera Wildlife Lodge.

Day 6 - After early morning breakfast drive to Ngorongoro Crater for Game viewing. The whole day spent within the Crater and have packed lunch by the lake. Then drive to Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7 – Return to Arusha.

 

Price: (in Sterling Pounds pp based on 1 double/twin and 1 triple rooms sharing) with an all inclusive tour the cost for the above is GBP £1950.00pp

Costs include: private safari with transport in 4WD vehicle with a professional Photographer plus an English-speaking driver/guide, all park & crater fees, full board accommodation at above-mentioned safari lodges, bottled water (1 bottle per person per day), all government taxes where applicable. 

Costs exclude: international flights, visas, drinks, laundry, tips, insurance and other optional items of a personal nature.

For further details please contact us.

 

   

All images © Harish Luther.
Professional Wildlife, Travel and Events Photographer - Hemel Hempstead, England.