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Ngorongoro Lake manyara safari

Ngorongoro Lake Manyara Safari Tanzania

A combined wildlife safari to the Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Have a tour through the walls of this magnificent Crater to the floor of Lake Magadi. The animals come to the edge of the Lake for a drink and these can be observed at close quarters. See Zebra, Wildebeest, Cape buffalo, Warthog, Elephant,Olive Baboon, Leopard, Lion and a host of colorful birds and plants.

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3 days Ngorongoro Lake Manyara Safari Tanzania

Day 1
Morning departure out of Arusha or Kilimanjaro International airport on a morning flight. Then board your private land cruiser and transfer for the Ngorongoro Lake manyara safari. The park hosts large populations of the tree climbing Lions, Flamingos that feed on plankton and algae on the lake. Others include pythons, elephants and wildebeest. Meals and overnight at the Manyara Safari Lodge or Serena.

Day 2. Tanzania Safari to Ngorongoro
Breakfast at your lodge in the Manyara and have a morning Ngorongoro Lake manyara safari. Meanwhile, scan the Lakeside in search of Big Five, also look out for African Pythons that inhabit the yellow fever trees.  Morning drive into the crater to have a half day safari searching for wildlife in the Ngorongoro. Thereafter, leave this game viewing paradise and return to the top of the Crater to have lunch at your overnight accommodation.

After lunch, start the Lake Manyara Safari Tanzania’s safari paradise for the flamingo. Arriving at Lake Manyara National Park in time for an evening game drive on the lakeside tracks. You would be searching for the Big Five among them the famous tree climbing Lions of the Manyara and the Flamingos. Later, transfer to your overnight accommodation for dinner and overnight either at the Sopa/Serena or Other Safari camp in the Manyara.

Day 3: Lake Manyara safari and back to Arusha

Morning safari in Lake Manyara National Park. Look out for a variety of bird species, Elephant, Lion, Gazelle, reedbbuck, Water buck and Black. Later, the trip ends with a leisurely drive back to Arusha arriving before 2pm.

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Staying at Serena Lodges
Price per person for the Lake Manyara Safari Tanzania starts from US$1,250
Single room Supplement US$195

Lake Manyara Safari Tanzania price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Park entrances
  • Game drives in the park
  • Crater fees at ngorongoro
  • private 4×4 safari vehicle

Camping safari options available on request

Manyara ngorongoro Crater tour

The Ngorongoro Crater is over three million years old and towers alongside the Great Kilimanjaro Mountain that has one of the highest altitude in Africa. The Ngongoro, formed during the formation of the East African Great Rift Valley where the Volcanic top of the Mountain erupted. The Crater shelters, then provides sustenance for animals of Africa that reside here. It is also here, in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area that fossils of the first Man have been discovered.

Volcanic Activity

The Ngorongoro Crater area is a protected part of Tanzania that covers over 8,000 square Kilometers of wilderness. The conservation area boasts of finest landscapes, safari animals, local tribesmen and archaeological areas of Interest. The general landscape of the Ngorongoro wildlife area was formed as a result of Volcanic activity. As a result, this has brought about some up warping and down warping of areas causing crater lakes and some hard rock outcrops. Part of this volcanic system which is still active is the Oldonyo Lengai Volcano which does contribute towards the Migrations in terms of providing minerals to the Serengeti plains. The ashes from this volcano are then transported by the wind and other weather components.

Wildlife safari in the Crater

The Ngorongoro Lake manyara safari does not disappoint due to the fact that most animals in the crater are non migratory. All year around safaris in the crater is made possible by the presence of pasture and ever present water supplies from the ngorongoro Crater floor. A population of over 20,000 Big Game animals is meanwhile confined in the Crater and moves freely. These include Zebra, Wildebeest, hartebeest, Cape buffalo, gazelle, Warthog, hippo, Elephant, reed buck, Olive Baboon, Eland, Bush buck. Additionally, cats that form part of the big five safari include; Leopard, Lion, cheetah, hyena and other animals. Bird life in the ngorongoro is prolific with guaranteed sightings of stone chat, fiscal shrike, flamingo, augur buzzard and others.

Seasons and climatic conditions

Climate of Ngorongoro Crater Safari Lodges of the Ngorongoro Crater lie at the top of the rim which rises to over 7,000 feet above sea level. Temperatures get extremely low in the night eventually dropping to about 8 degrees in the night and soaring to 30 degrees in the day. The coldest month in terms of temperatures is usually July which is sometimes characterized by snow!

You will expect to get rains during the months of May and April before another the high tourist season. Safari Lodges and hotels around the Ngorongoro Crater Include: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Wildlife Lodges, Private safari camps and nearby hotels outside the protected area.