8 day lion safari -Lake Manyara to Serengeti Plains, Lake Ndutu and Ngorongoro Crater
With this offer, there’s plenty of time to tour and also experience Tanzania safari attractions as well as wildlife along the northern safari circuit. You will certainly come across the strong predators in the national parks shown within this safari package. Serengeti alone boasts of the greatest concentration of the beastly animals within Africa and is mainly used for numerous television documentaries and also shows. Lake Manyara National Park ranks next with its prime attractions, the tree climbing lions, unique to this national park! You actually will not get a lion safari deal nearly as good as this anywhere.
It is really a sample of a great lion safari trip which can be modified to match every guest’s needs and preferences, or even any seasonal changes and animal movements. You will find a wide selection of choices for accommodation for any of our packages. The ultimate alternative exclusively affects the total safari cost. Get in touch with a professional safari tour and travel agent for booking, details and much more information about any of the package itinerary below.
Day 1 – Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
The safari gets underway with pick up in Arusha town then lunch either in Arusha or from a lodge or camp near the park. The trip towards Lake Manyara National park commonly lasts 2 hours along with the spectacular sights on the way. Visit the town called Mto Wa Mbu, a small fresh produce town on the gate of the park for a few refreshments, souvenirs, road maps and information and facts leaflets. There’s also lots of time to have an night walk in the neighboring Maasai communities.
Dining and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or At Kirurumu Tented Camp
Day 02 – Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti Plains
Just after breakfast, take the morning game drive to Lake Manyara National Park found at the base of the western rift valley escarpment. The park’s varied habitat draws in numerous animals, including one of Africa’s biggest concentrations of elephants, Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, together with several flamingos attracted by the algae growing by the lake. The 6 hour trip is ended on a delightful lunch after which you go to Serengeti National Park, past the Maasai villages and Ngorongoro Conservation area.
Enjoy the African nights in any lodge about Serengeti National park and even get ready for exciting experience for the next 3 days and 2 nights. Most likely an evening drive can take you to the popular lion prides as well as other night game for instance cheetah, jackals, leopard and even reptiles.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge or if you fancy an out of Africa lodging you may stay at Mapito Tented Camp at the Ikoma region Northwest of Serengeti National Park.
Day 3 in the Serengeti Plains
The Serengeti becomes home for the following a few days for any tourist on this package. Breakfast is normally enjoyed within the wild, under an umbrella tree with a few few sights of elephants, giraffes, monkeys and birds in a distance.
Sogore River Circuit leads you south of the Seronera River that has extraordinary views of the lions on top of the kopjes notably on the early morning game drive. Some other sights include gazelles,lions, topi, ostrich, and cheetahs.
During the afternoon, the game drives takes you for the northern Kopjes Circuit and then to Masaai kopjes. These kopjes are a key part of the whole Serengeti eco-system allowing cover from the sun as well as water at the end of the rainy time. As a result the kopjes mainly great for viewing wildlife in the dry seasons – as an example lions, which in turn prefer to lie in wait for prey heading to drink!
The Visitor Centre close to the Seronera Wildlife Lodge is worth a visit to rest after the game drive. The center houses gift store as well as other outlets selling refreshments, snacks as well as maps. There’s a simple picnic area in the umbrella acacia trees, perfect for lunch breaks between the game drives.
Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge or Mapito Tented Camp.
Day 4 – Serengeti Plains
Day 4 starts quite early with the unique Hot Air Balloon safari trip. Often there is time to collect you from your lodge at 6am to the close by launch site. Enjoy Serengeti’s game before dawn getting a clearer view point. The Balloon at times glides to tree top height for distinct sights of the animals and also take distinctive pictures. Landing is well known with sparkling wine toast and breakfast is actually served in a nearby patio umbrella tree. (This flight will be topic to pre-booking and extra costs)
Following breakfast, go towards the south-eastern part on the park, visiting the Barafu Kopjes and the Ngare Nanyuki River, for the morning and also afternoon game drives. Apart from the lion families you see in the area, the Barafu Kopjes stand out as a place to visit for many cheetah sightings and other wild animals along the river banks.
Dining and also overnight in the Serengeti Sopa Lodge.
Day 5 – Serengeti Plains – Lake Ndutu
Day 5 has the final adventure tours for Serengeti, completed by visits to the Simba Kopjes, popular with the prides of lions- locally refered to as Simba that rest over the kopjes during the day. Some other common attractions here include baboons and giraffes.
From here, travel to the rift valley alkaline lake called Ndutu situated within the Ngorongoro Conservation area drainage basin as well as at the edge for Serengeti National park. Hidden within the shady acacia trees plus grassland, are many lions that often wander around the lake for daily hunt and drinking water. This area additionally has many elephants, the wildebeest in the calving season and resident birds. Enjoy sights of the faraway Lemagrut Mountain too.
Overnight will be at Lake Ndutu Safari Lodge. You can also stay at Lake Masek tented Camp at a supplement.
Day 6 – Lake Ndutu – Ngorongoro Crater
Leave this spectacular lake behind, after breakfast and then board for a tour in Naabi Hill, stopping by the historic Olduvai Gorge, where the first remains of Homo Habilis was found. Be part of Dr. Leakey’s archaeological discoveries and get further facts about human evolution. The Gorge lies at the site of an historic lake, covered by deep layers of volcanic ash, which carefully kept the earth’s earliest records of humans. The museum displays most of these fascinating findings and extraordinary details. From here, drive to the lodge for Sunset or go for a ranger guided nature walk in the forests above. Dinner and also accommodation at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge at the Crater Rim, or another lodge/tented camp depending on the standard and kind of accommodation option requested.
Day 7 – Ngorongoro Crater
Enjoy the whole day touring the 610m deep crater, viewing its unbroken panoramas and also the memorable sights of great wildlife – a world abundant with animals. The park supports wildlife because of all year round water supply and grasslands. Regular attractions are herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, giant elephants and a fewer population of black rhino. Another big fascination from this beautiful park could it be dense population of predators that are lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and also the leopards. Go back to the lodge to get lunch and then spend the afternoon at leisure. Dining as well as accommodation at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Day 8 – Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
Soon after breakfast, check out of the lodge and visit a Masai Village then depart for Arusha where you will conclude the safari experience on a lunch at the Shanga and River House restaurant in Arusha