Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

Two famous spectacles in lake Manyara National Park are the tree climbing lions, which spend most of the day spread out along the branches of Acacia trees six to seven meters above the ground, and tree climbing pythons.
Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment the park is noted for its incredible beauty. As visitors enter the gate they pass into the lush forest, home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys.
Further along the forest opens up into woodlands, grasslands, swamps and beyond, the soda lake itself, covering 390 sq km and sanctuary to over 400 species of bird including flamingo, pelican, storks, sacred ibis, cormorants and Egyptian geese. The park is particularly noted for its huge herds of buffalo and elephant. Also giraffe, impala, hippo and a great variety of smaller animals.

Safari In ternary

One day excursion
Distance: 260km.
After break fast you are met by our professional tour guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which we travel west to the Great Rift Valley and the Lake Manyara National Park. We will travel through the agricultural and fresh produce market town of Mto wa Mbu, which is situated next to the entrance of the Lake Manyara National Park. The town is souvenir hunters paradise, harboring thousands souvenir salesmen-ready to pounce at your slightest invitation. The Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located African wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s densely populated African elephant’s herds, Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos, attracted by the algae in the lake. We will enjoy a picnic lunch inside the park and do two exciting moming and afternoon game drives, in search of the tree-climbing lions. Late afternoon we depart for Arusha from Lake Manyara where we will end our safari. You will be taken to your hotel for dinner and over night stay.
4 Days / 3 Nights
Manyara, Serengeti, Oldvai Gorge and Ngorongoro

DAY 1: Drive from Moshi to Manyara National Park, takes approx.4 hours drive. In Manyara after having a picnic lunch you start the late afternoon game drive which is also the best time to view animals in this park.  In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from one branch to branch, on the escarpment elephants stand in the shade acacia. Dinner and over night at the Hotel or Campsite.

DAY 2:  Drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge takes about 3 to 4 hours. Olduvai George is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains, in which early human fossils were first discovered. It has the amazing landscape that resulted from the tectonic forces which created the Great Rift Valley million of years ago. Then in the late evening the game drives to Serengeti and overnight at Serengeti Wild Camp full board.

DAY 3:  After breakfast, morning game drives at Serengeti National Park, and then later afternoon drive to Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains, in which early human fossils were first discovered. It has the amazing landscape that resulted from the tectonic forces which created the Great Rift Valley million of years ago. And then drive to the Campsite or Hotel for overnight.

DAY 4:  After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater, then half day game drives inside the crater. This is undoubtedly the best place to see black rhino in Tanzania as well as the prides of lion that includes the magnificent black mined males. Other game-leopard, cheetah, hyena and lots of other members of the antelope family and small mammals of sorts can also be seen here. In the late afternoon drive back to Moshi at the Hotel for bed and breakfast
Price Includes,

  • Accommodation full board during safari.
  • All park fees.
  • Transportation with driver-guide during safari (All vehicles are 4x4 with viewing roofs).
  • Ngorongoro crater car supplement fee.
  • Lake Manyara supplement fee