3 Days Ngorongoro / Lake Manyara Safari

3 Days
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NCA was established in 1959 by the NCA Ordinance No 413 of 1959 as a multiple land use area, designated to promote the conservation of natural resources, safeguard the interests of NCA indigenous residents and promote tourism. NCA is a unique protected area in the whole of Africa where conservation of natural resources in integrated with human development.

The main feature of the NCA include the Ngorongoro Crater, The Serengeti Plains that support about 2.0 millions migratory wildlife species of the Serengeti Mara-ecosystem (TAWIRI, 2003) and the catchment forest; the Northern Highland Forest Reserve (NHFR) known as ‘Entim Olturot’ in Maa language. Other important features found in the NCA are the archaeological and palaeontological site located at Oldupai Gorge and the early human foot-prints that were discovered at Alaitole in Ngarusi area.

Because of these particular features and the harmonious co-existence between wildlife and people that has existed for many years, NCA was accorded the status of a World Heritage Site and listed as one of the International Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Reserve Programme.

Day 1; Arusha/ Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast pick up from your hotel and drive to Lake Manyara National Park for afternoon game drive. The park is a thin green band of forest flanked on one side by the sheer 600metres high red and brown cliffs of the escarpment and on the other by the white-hot shores of an ancient soda
lake. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 2: Lake Manyara/ Ngorongoro
After breakfast Proceed for morning game drive where a good network of tracks and roads in the park allows excellent viewing opportunities. Animals seen include buffalo and elephants. Other animals present that can be seen are the tree climbing Lions, Girrafe, Hippo. Thousands of flamingos, Red-billed quelea, Pelicans are few of the many bird species can be seen here. Afternoon drive to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro camp.

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha
Early breakfast, depart for the Ngorongoro crater for a full day of tracking game in the crater floor. You will break for your picnic lunch at the Ngoitoktok springs picnic site. All the big five may be seen. This huge caldera or collapsed volcano is 250 square kilometers and 600metres deep. Its spectacular settings and abundance of wildlife makes it one of the natural great wonders of the world – is referred to as the eighth wonder of the world or the EDEN of Africa. Late afternoon drive back to Arusha to end your trip.

INCLUDES

  • Transport with 4×4
  • All park fees
  • 3 meals a day breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation in the camp
  • Driver English speaking.

Not Included

  • Drinking water
  • Visas
  • Personal spending money for beers, sodas, cigarettes
  • Tips

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