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5Days Camping Lake Manyara/ Serengeti/ Ngorongoro Crater

From US$ 935 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
Lake Manyara is considered to be a scenic gem, a bird-lovers delight. Ernest Hemingway described the national park as the 'loveliest' he had seen in Africa and people never have enough words to describe the experience of watching thousands of pink flamingoes resting around the lake. Other animals found at the national park include huge concentrations of wildebeest, zebra, giraffe and buffalo.

Your next adventure takes you to the iconic Serengeti National Park, home to the Great Migration. Those lucky enough to witness this phenomenon from up close have described it as a life-changing experience and it is easy to understand why. The sight of predatory action right in front of you or watching thousands of game animals trying to make their way across crocodile infested rivers is a sight you'll never forget.

The last leg of this journey takes you to the Ngorongoro Crater, an adventure unlike any other. The high walls of the crater prevented man from interfering with the ecosystem and also refrained the animals from interacting with the outer world. As a resut, the crater is home to some of the most exotic species on the planet, including the rare African black rhino. This is the best place to see the Big 5 on the same day, and the small geographical area also ensures that you never go back home feeling disappointed.
Day 1 Arusha town - Lake Manyara 2 hours Camping

At around 08.30, drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara park. Game drives with picnic lunch boxes, dinner and overnight at Sunbright Camp Site .

Lake Manyara National Park is a small but scenic safari park, excellent for birdwatching and a good area to find the elephant, as well as the potential excitement of spotting a legendary Lake Manyara tree-climbing lion. Lake Manyara is a good soft introduction to the safari experience. It is a magical and pretty park that winds its way around a mainly forested driving route between the banks of soda water lake and the impressive rise of the Great Rift escarpment. Elephant, giraffe, buffalo and wildebeest can be found grazing in unexpected clearings or heading towards the water to drink or wash, and the rivers and riverbeds provide scenic vistas for possible animal spottings. Warthogs seem to thrive here, growing notably fat and tuskered, and it is a natural playground for baboons and monkeys. The tree-climbing lion of Lake Manyara inspire extensive theorising as to the wonders of evolution, and are also notoriously rarely seen.

Day 2 Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park 4 hours Camping

After breakfast, depart for the Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch boxes, game drives en route towards Serengeti park game , dinner and overnight at Seronera Camp Site.

This land is justifiably famous for its huge concentrations of wildlife, especially the big cats, as well as being the stomping ground of the Great Migration, a massive accumulation of 1.5 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras and 350,000 gazelles stretching their legs over 1,200 miles in an
annual race to find enough water and green grass for their survival. The National Park is broadly divided into three distinct areas, the Seronera Valley and Seronera River, the Western Corridor and the Northern Lobo area that extends northwards through the Lamai Wedge to the Maasai
Mara. Most visitors enter the Serengeti through the southern Naabi Hill Gate, which opens onto the Seronera Valley; a vibrant wildlife area at the heart of the Serengeti.

Day 3 Full day in Serengeti park 7-10 hours Camping

Leave for early morning game drives at 06.30 in the Serengeti National Park. Enjoy a late breakfast at camp, followed by another game drive, dinner and overnight at Seronera Camp Site

Day 4 Serengeti - Ngorongoro Highland 5 hours Camping

After breakfast, enjoy game drives in the Serengeti and a hot lunch at camp. Then drive to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight at Simba Camp Site.

Ngorongoro is a fascinating and unusual Conservation Area which includes the Ngorongoro Crater at its centre, and then extends through the Crater Highlands, in which local tribes are permitted to maintain their traditional lifestyles in as natural environment as possible. This extraordinary volcanic landscape is rich and fertile, with stunning craters and lakes, and the high altitude creates a malaria-free micro climate. The crater is said to have the densest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. As such, Ngorongoro Crater has achieved world renown, and attracts a growing number of visitors each year. Even if time is limited this natural but accessibly small caldera ensures a rewarding safari.

-The Ngorongoro Crater 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 floor consists of a number of ecological environments that include grassland, swamps, forests and Lake Makat, a central soda lake filled by the Munge river. All these various habitats attract various wildlife to drink, wallow, graze, hide or climb.

-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.

- Ngorongoro Crater is also presently one of the most likely areas in Tanzania to see the endangered Black Rhino, as a small population are thriving in this idyllic and protected environment one of the only areas where they continue to breed in the wild.

- The Crater rim, over 2,200 metres high, touches swathes of clouds for most days of the year, with cool high altitude vapours that seem to bring a clean lightness to the air, and also a chill. These highlands wake up to a misty fog in most months.

Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater tour/Arusha town 10 hours on own

After breakfast, enjoy game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater with picnic lunch boxes. Drive back to Arusha town late in the afternoon.

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what’s included
  • Camping accommodation,with ground matresses
  • Park and camping fees
  • Meals and cook who will prepare the meals during the safari
  • Transport in a 4Wd car with pop up roof and driven by knowledgable driver guide
  • All camping gears i.e folding chairs and table,utensils,tents and sleeping bags
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
what’s excluded
  • All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
  • Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • Visit to Masai Cultural Village
  • Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
  • Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips and gratuities
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 5 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Tanzanian
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Arusha, Tanzania
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
other information
Avocet Tanzania Safaris ltd / Product Category: Safari
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