This Time Saver safari begins and ends in Arusha. It takes you to the Ngorongoro Crater for a tour of the crater, with picnic lunch on the crater’s floor. The crater supports a year round resident population of a variety of wildlife. It is an attraction in its own right and is one of the wonders of the natural world.
From the crater you head to Lake Manyara National Park -a park famous for the elusive tree-climbing lions. This spectacular park is a scenic gem that is also an ornithologists’ paradise.
Your stay is in top class accommodation throughout.
Itinerary: Day 1:
ARUSHA – NGORONGORO1230hrs -Tour starts with lunch in Arusha Town1400hrs -Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and arrive at your lodge in time for dinner.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa or Similar
NGORONGORO – LAKE MANYARA0800 hrs -After breakfast, depart on a half-day tour of the crater. The day commences with a 600 m (2000 ft) descent to the crater floor, a magnificent natural amphitheater.
Covering 260 sq. km, the crater is a great wildlife attraction. You will have no trouble spotting Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and many species of plains animals -Wildebeest, Zebra, Reed buck, Thompson gazelle and many more.
Return to the lodge for lunch.After lunch, depart for Lake Manyara National Park, arriving in time for dinner at your lodge.
Dinner and overnight Kirurumu Tented Lodge
LAKE MANYARA – ARUSHA0800 hrs -After breakfast, depart for a morning tour of the Lake Manyara National Park.The park covers 330 sq. km, 70% of which is occupied by the lake. Its varied ecosystem consists of ground water forests, acacia woodland, open savannah grassland along the lake shores and sustains a wealth of wildlife, including the Big Five -Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Buffalo.
The park is famous for the elusive tree-climbing lions that inhabit the woodland between the lake and the Rift Valley. It is also an ornithologists’ paradise hosting over 400 species of birds.
Drive back to Arusha to arrive in time for lunch at 1200 hrs
Note:Easter, Christmas and New Year Supplement are applicable.
The above prices are based on per person sharing for a minimum of 2 persons.
A price reduction is available for numbers above two persons. Six persons may enjoy up to 25% saving on the per person rate!
When arranging for your international air tickets, note that it is usually cheaper to disembark at Nairobi in Kenya. Then take a shuttle bus to Arusha at a cost of US$ 20 (one way). This shuttle bus has two daily departures at 0800 and 1400 hrs daily from both Nairobi or Arusha. The drive takes 5 hours. If you wish to make use of this option, please indicate so.
Arrival and departure lunch at Impala Hotel, Arusha-
Park entrance fee at Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara-
Full board accommodation on safari- Service of an English speaking driver guide-
Transport based on a 4WD Safari vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing-
Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver- Game drives as per the Itinerary- Government taxes
Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.- International flight- Entry Visa to Tanzania- Departure tax- Tips to porters and drivers
CANCELLATION POLICYCancellation is subject to a fee charged for bookings already reserved. Conditions and cancellation penalties apply.
Note: We also offer hotel, car rental and flights bookings which we can organize for you with your tour inquiry.