5 Days Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro / Serengeti Camping Safari

5 DAYS
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Serengeti National Park, in northern Tanzania, is known for its massive annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Seeking new pasture, the herds move north from their breeding grounds in the grassy southern plains. Many cross the marshy western corridor’s crocodile-infested Grumeti River. Others veer northeast to the Lobo Hills, home to black eagles. Black rhinos inhabit the granite outcrops of the Moru Kopjes.

About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro crater is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. A breathtaking natural wonder.

The main features 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.

Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the Natron-Manyara-Balangida branch of the East African Rift in Manyara Region in Tanzania. Said by Ernest Hemingway to be the “loveliest in Africa,” it is also the home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife.

The name Manyara comes from the Maasai word emanyara, which is a euphorbia species of plant that is grown into a hedge around a family homestead (Euphorbia tirucalli). The name is a Masai description not for the lake, but in general for a lake shore region.

Lake Manyara provides opportunities for ornithologists keen on viewing and observing over 300 migratory birds, including flamingo, long-crested eagle and grey-headed kingfisher.

Day 1. Lake Manyara.
Depart Arusha in the morning for Lake Manyara, Afternoon game drive , Dinner and overnight at campsite.

Day 2. Ngorongoro.
After breakfast a 4wheel drive vehicle will take you 2000ft down to the crater, enjoy picnic lunch at the crater ,ascend back to campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 3. Serengeti.
After breakfast depart for Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge the site of the Leakey family discovery of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years . Meals and overnight at campsite.

Day 4. Serengeti.
Full day in Serengeti plains, Search for wild game you might have missed the previous game drive. Morning and after noon game drives. Meals and overnight at campsite.

Day 5. Arusha..
After breakfast depart for Arusha arriving by lunch time.

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