RST-030: 5 DAYS MANYARA/ NGORONGORO / SERENGETI.
Day 1. Lake Manyara.
Depart Arusha in the morning for Lake Manyara, Afternoon
game drive to explore this wonderful park famous for its
tree-climbing lions and birdlife. Contrasting with the
intimacy of the forest, is the grass floodplain and its
expansive views eastward across the alkaline lake, to the
jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Maasai
steppes large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra congregate on
these grassy plains, as do giraffes. Some so dark in
coloration that they appear to be from a distance. Dinner
and overnight at lodge.
Day 2. Ngorongoro.
After breakfast proceed on to Ngorongoro crater to arrive in
time for lunch. After the lunch descend to the floor of the
crater by use of 4wheel drive vehicle that will take you
2000ft down to the crater. The Crater is one of the world's
greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and
abundant wildlife never fail to enthral visitors. It borders
the Serengeti National Park to the north and west. Dinner
and overnight at a lodge.
Day 3. Serengeti.
After breakfast depart for Serengeti passing through Olduvai
Gorge the site of Leakey’s family discovery of fossils of
human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million
years. The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on
earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation and
fauna have barely changed in the past million years. Early
man himself made an appearance in Olduvai Gorge about two
million years ago. Some patterns of life, death, adaptation
and migration are as old as the hills themselves. Meals and
overnight at lodge.
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. It is the migration for which Serengeti is
perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about
200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the
southern plains for the short rains every October and
November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains
in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to
move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can
hold them back. Meals and overnight at lodge.
Day 5. Arusha..
After breakfast, depart to Arusha town- Safari Destination;
it is a starting point for safaris in the northern circuit
arriving in time for lunch. After lunch prepare for your