2 Day Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro
On this 2-day camping safari, you will see a huge variety of water birds, different antelopes and hooting troops of baboons in the Lake Manyara National Park and a collapsed volcano filled with predators and prey in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Day 1 Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park – Mto wa Mbu
After a welcome and briefing at your hotel, you will travel to the Lake Manyara National Park. This small park is a paradise for serious and amateur bird-lovers as this small park is home to over 400 species of birds, including flamingos, pelicans, storks, and cormorants. Many mammals, such as bushbucks, waterbucks, wildebeests, zebras, baboons, monkeys, lions and leopards can be seen roaming the forest and the acacia-dotted plains of the park. You will have an unhindered view of the surroundings as the safari vehicle’s roof can open up to allow you the best angle for photography. After an extensive game drive in the park you will leave the park in the afternoon. Tonight you will spend the night under the stars as you camp at a campsite in the small town of Mto wa Mbu.
Day 2 Mto wa Mbu – Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
After a sumptuous breakfast prepared by your genius cook, you will depart for the Ngorongoro Crater. This is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is 18 km wide and with walls of 600m deep, it forms the habitat for thousands of mammals. Here you have the possibility of seeing a huge variety of animals in a relatively short time including the ‘Big Five’ – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard. Other animals include hyenas and large herds of zebra, eland, and wildebeest. You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater and continue the game drive after the break. Later in the afternoon, you will travel up the steep walls of the crater to return to Arusha, where you will arrive in the early evening.