LAKE MANYARA – NGORONGORO – SERENGETI
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Manyara
After breakfast, pick up from your hotel. Depart for Lake Manyara National park for a late afternoon or early evening game drive via the Namaga border town for immigration formalities and Arusha town for lunch. The main attractions here are the tree climbing lions. The park is small in size but the terrain is diverse. The vegetation comprises of groundwater forest, open grassland, swamp and acacia woodland with giant mahogany and fig trees. The park is home to a wide variety of mammals and birds. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 2: Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro
An early breakfast will be followed by departure for Ngorongoro for a full day crater tour with a picnic lunch. The crater is a home to all the big five and hence the same may be seen. Hippos, cheetah, antelopes and the spotted hyena abound as well as flamingos in the crater lakes. In the evening ascend steep and narrow crater walls for dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 3: Ngorongoro – Serengeti
After breakfast, depart the Ngorongoro conservation area for Serengeti National park via the pre-historic site at Olduvai Gorge, which was discovered by the famous archeologist Dr. L.S.B Leakey. The park covers 12,944 square kms of open plains making it one of the largest in the world. The rocky out-crops referred to as Kopjes in the eastern part of the park are of scenic beauty and occasionally various cats can be seen lazing on them. The park contains very vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other antelopes. After your game drive you will retire for the night at the campsite.
Day 4: Serengeti full day
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti with a lunch and leisure break at the lodge in the mid afternoon. The term “Serengeti” mean endless plains in the Masai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah. This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, which occurs between the Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara. Variety of bird species can be seen in this park. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 5: Serengeti – Nairobi
After breakfast, depart the Serengeti for Arusha for lunch followed by your onward transfer to Nairobi via the Namanga border town for immigration formalities, arriving in the evening.
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