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Craters, Lakes and Lions Safari Visiting Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara
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Craters, Lakes and Lions Safari Visiting Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara


  • Be swept away by the huge numbers and variety of wildlife including Africa’s Big Five in the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater
  • Enjoy some of the best possible crater views from the stunning viewpoint of your rim-hugging lodge
  • Marvel at the spectacular birdlife at Lake Manyara – a true Ornithologists paradise!


What to see:

4 Days
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Day-by-Day Programme

The trips start with the marvellous Ngorongoro Crater, which is acknowledged to be one of the Seven Wonders of Nature. From Big Five viewing in Ngorongoro you will move on to wonderful Lake Manyara, famed for outstanding birdlife and some very unusual Lions!




Day 1: Arusha - Ngorongoro

Your exhilarating Crater and Simba Safari kicks off in Arusha town.  Our representative will be on hand to welcome you and escort you to lunch at the Arusha Hotel.  After lunch you will be driven to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you will arrive at your lodge in time for dinner.   


Ngorongoro Serena Lodge occupies an enviable location right on the rim of the crater, and offers unsurpassed views over this World Heritage Site, which is the largest un-flooded and un-broken volcanic caldera in the world.  Views from each of the comfortable Africa-themed rooms at the lodge are outstanding!

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.



Day 2: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast at the lodge you will depart for an action-filled full day in the remarkable crater, often referred to as Africa’s Garden of Eden, for the rich diversity of wildlife found here.  The entire crater has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for the unique geological features of the landscape and the incredible numbers of African animals that make this their home – there are thought to be over 25,000 crater residents, without even counting the birds!  To maximize every moment, we will take along a packed picnic lunch which you can enjoy in a scenic spot.


You can realistically expect to see all of the Big Five, including the highly endangered Black Rhino, during a single day spent in the crater, as well as an excellent variety of other game; just about all East African endemic animals can be found in the crater.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.



Day 3: Ngorongoro - Lake Manyara National Park

Today you can look forward to a very scenic drive through the Great Rift Valley as you make your way to Lake Manyara, arriving in time for lunch at your lodge.  After lunch you will have a little free time to settle in before you are taken on an evening game drive through the National Park.  


Lake Manyara is famous for hosting large numbers of beautiful Flamingos as well as a very good representation of other water birds, including Pelicans, Storks and Cormorants.  Aside from the water birds, there are also hundreds of recorded species of other feathered friends to observe and record – this is a true Mecca for all bird-watchers.


Lake Manyara also offers the chance to see the Big Five, Hippo, Giraffe and many varieties of antelope.  The remarkable Lions of Manyara are famous for being tree-climbers – a very rare habit for Lions.


You will spend the night at the Manyara Serena Lodge which is beautifully positioned on the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment.  Enjoy a refreshing sundowner as you watch the setting sun paint the sky a million colours over the vast expanse of the Rift Valley.


Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.



Day 4: Lake Manyara - Arusha

Enjoy a final breakfast before setting off for the drive to Arusha town.  On arrival you will be dropped at your hotel or transferred to the airport for your onward flight.


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The above prices are based on 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!



  • Arrival and departure lunch at Impala Hotel, Arusha
  • Park entrance fee as per the itinerary
  • Crater fee
  • 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
  • Any applicable Government taxes


  • Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • International flight
  • Visa Entry fee in Tanzania
  • Tips to porters and drivers
  • Travel Insurance Cover Can be arranged on Request
  • Holiday supplements if traveling during Easter or Christmas period


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