Lake Manyara's main attraction here is the tree climbing lions. The park is small in size but the terrain is diverse. The vegetation comprises of ground water 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.
Day 1: Arusha / Ngorongoro Conservation AreaThis African budget tour starts with lunch in Arusha town at 1230hrs. 1400hrs, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro wildlife lodge.
Day 2: Ngorongoro Conservation AreaToday you will descend 2000 feet (0ver 600 meters) to the floor of the crater for a half day crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephant, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Lunch at the lodge and then drive to Lake Manyara for dinner and overnight at the Lake Manyara Hotel.
Ngorongoro Crater, a large, unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago, is 610 m (2,000 ft) deep and its floor covers 260 km2 (100 sq mi). Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from fifteen to nineteen thousand feet (4500 to 5800 metres) high
Day 3: Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, ArushaEnjoy a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other variety of birdlife. Mid-morning, drive back to Arusha. Lunch in Arusha town at 1230hrs.
NB:Safari Cost on request - Price depends on the choice of accommodation, number of safari participants and prevailing exchange rates.