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Four days full of exciting game drives. First it goes to Lake Manyara National Park with the tree climbing lions and more than 400 different bird species. Afterwards, you will visit two of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tanzania. The probably most famous national park in Africa, the Serengeti with its endless expanses and the Ngorongoro crater with its unique animal world.
Day 1 Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park- Lake Manyara Region
You will be picked up at your hotel in the morning after breakfast. You drive along with your guide to the Lake Manyara National Park in the East African Rift Valley, the journey takes about 3 hours. The park is dominated by the lake of the same name, which attracts large colonies of waterbirds. Particularly impressive are the pink-colored flamingos, but also many other bird species such as cormorants, pelicans or storks can be observed here. A total of about 400 different bird species live in the park. The park is also famous for its tree climbing lions, which are usually found in the
central and open part of the park. During the safari you will also see elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos and many other animal species. In the late afternoon you leave the national park, you will spend the night at a campsite near the small village Mto wa Mbu.
Day 2 Lake Manyara Region - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, we will drive past the small town of Karatu to the vegetation rich Ngorongoro Crater Highlands before the vast savanna of the southern Serengeti opens before you. The park was already founded in 1951 and is thus the oldest one in Tanzania. He is the heart of a vast ecosystem, whose species-rich animal world is unique in the world. Together with the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, the Serengeti National Park is one of the largest natural migration systems for wild animals. Annualy between the three mentioned conservation areas migrate over 1.4 million gnus, almost 300,000 Thomson's gazelles, about 200,000 zebras and several thousands topis with the rainy seasons to the areas with the greener and lush meadows. With about 3 million larger mammals, the Serengeti is the national park with the richest wildlife worldwide. Around two-thirds make up the above-mentioned animal species, furthermore the park is the home to many other animal species, such as giraffe, buffalo, hyena, elephant or crocodile. Particularly large is the population of feline predators, about 3000 lions, a good 300 cheetahs and an estimated 400-700 leopards have their hunting ground here. After the game drive you will stay overnight at a campsite in the central Serengeti, the Seronera area.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 3 Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater
This morning you will continue with further game drives in the Serengeti, at noon you will leave to the Ngorongoro Crater. Both conservation areas are not separated by fences, on the way you can observe with some luck some more wildlife. You will stay overnight in the Simba Camp on the upper crater rim with a spectacular view.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha
Before breakfast you can enjoy the fantastic view over the Ngorongoro crater in good weather. After breakfast it goes on partly adventurous roads about 600 meters downward into the crater. The crater has a diameter of 17-21 kilometers and is the home of a great animal world. Nearly all the biodiversity of the East African savannah has gathered here, only giraffes and a few other animal species for which the rock faces are too steep do not live in the crater. Depending on the season, 15,000 to 25,000 animals are gathering here, thereof more than two thirds buffaloes, gnus, zebras and gazelles. This large number of grazers also explains why in the crater the largest density of predators in Africa can be found. Beside other predators more than 100 lions live here in several prides. The chances of watching the "Big Five" lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard within just a few hours are here particularly good. In the afternoon it goes up again the steep crater walls and then back to Arusha
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