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$200 Day Trips & Excursions

Lake Manyara Guided Day Tour from Arusha

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara National Park, Arusha RegionPickup from your hotel in Arusha at 7am and enjoy a spectacular one-day trip that includes wildlife-viewing and an opportunity to learn about the everyday lives of Tanzanian villagers. On the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park is small, but its diverse eco-systems pack in a huge variety of animal and bird life. It is rightly famous for its tree-climbing lions, but also for its boisterous baboons! A riot of color is provided by the bird life here, and your day trip also includes a village tour of Mto wa Mbu.Set amidst phenomenal landscape, you search out the wildlife on the plains and in the acacia woodlands, not forgetting the shores of the shallow alkaline lake itself. Although this is a small park, with much of it underwater, it is a varied environment with characteristic fig and mahogany trees prevalent here. You might spot Lake Manyara's renowned tree-climbing lions, but you could easily find elephant, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe, plus many other species. A splash of color will be added by the pink-hued flamingos, one of 400 bird species recorded here. Also present are spoonbills, stilts, egrets, pelicans, cormorants and yellow-billed storks.Duration: 8 hours

$320 Day Trips & Excursions

MEMORABLE DAY TRIP - LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

In the morning you will be picking up from the Hotel, and you will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which the travel start to the Great Rift Valley and the Lake Manyara National Park. We will travel through the agricultural and fresh produce market town of Mto Wa Mbu, which is situated next to the entrance of the Lake Manyara National Park. The town is a souvenir hunters paradise, harboring thousands souvenir salesmen – ready to pounce at your slightest invitation. The Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located African wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s densely populated African elephants herds, Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos, attracted by the algae in the lake. We will enjoy a picnic lunch inside the park and do two exciting morning and afternoon game drives, in search of the tree-climbing lions. Late afternoon we depart for Arusha or Moshi from Lake Manyara where we will end our safari adventure.

$1769 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Day Safari: Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater

Day 1:Moshi – Tarangire National ParkPick up from your hotel in Moshi and drive to Tarangire National Park (with a lunchbox on the way). You will arrive there late morning to enjoy a game drive with the opportunity to see large groups of elephants that make this national park famous.  Tarangire is home to many of the iconic Baobab trees as well as Amarula trees (whose fruit is one of the favourite sweet treats for the elephants!). As the sun sets you will head to set up camp within the national park.  You will be welcomed by your safari chef who will have whipped up a delicious dinner in the middle of the bush.  Settle in for a night amongst the wilderness.  There are western style bathroom facilities at all public campsites within the national park. Day 2: Tarangire – Mto Wa Mbu - NgorongoroEarly rise for a full morning game drive in Tarangire National Park.  It’s a great time to be on a game drive as the animals are waking and becoming active.  Following your morning of wildlife watching you will have lunch and then head towards Ngorongoro Conservation area, passing through the lively town of Mto Wa Mbu.  There are several options for this afternoon: • Stop at a Maasai Boma on the way. Here you will be taken into a traditional house and have the Maasai way of life explained.  Be welcomed with a traditional song from the women, and join in a ‘jumping’ competition with the moran warriors.   Price: USD$50 for the group. • Take a short biking tour from Mto wa Mbu with the cultural tourism program. You can ride down to Lake Manyara (on the side not in the national park) with the opportunity to see giraffe, zebra, flamingos and hippos.  Bike ride is approximately 2 hours.  Price: USD$65 per adult.   • Explore Mto wa Mbu with your guide – visit the craft market and find the ‘red bananas’ that make this town famous. Free of charge.  Following any of the activities you will continue your drive into Ngorongoro Conservation Area, viewing wildlife along the way before reaching Simba Campsite where you will have a freshly prepared dinner before tucking yourselves in.  Ensure to bring some warm clothes as, at high altitude it can get quite cold here! Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater TourRise early at 6am for breakfast then head to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.  Descend into this infamous crater to view some of Tanzania’s more rarely seen wildlife including the black rhino.  You will have a full-day game drive on the open grassy plains of the crater, stopping for a picnic lunch at Ngoitoktok hippo pools. After your fill of wildlife watching you will then ascend the crater to head back to Moshi (arrive approx.. 5-6pm).Please note safaris can also start/finish in Arusha. 

$1385 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 Days Maasai and Wildlife Short Adventure

Day 1: Moshi – Tarangire National ParkPick up from your hotel in Moshi and drive to Tarangire National Park for a game drive with the opportunity to see large groups of elephants that make this national park famous. Tarangire is home to many large iconic Baobab trees, giving you some picture perfect African landscapes. Following an afternoon of wildlife watching you will drive to the town of Mto Wa Mbu where you will overnight atHaven Nature Campsite and Lodge. Here you will be staying in a permanent tent, with a comfortable bed inside.Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater Tour – MoshiRise early at 6am for breakfast then head to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Descend into this infamous crater to view some of Tanzania’s more rarely seen wildlife including the black rhino. You will have a full-day game drive on the open grassy plains of the crater, stopping for a picnic lunch at Ngoitoktok hippo pools before returning to Arusha/Moshi (arrive 5pm/6pm).Included: Transport in safari land-cruiser with open roof for wildlife viewing, safari guide, all meals, water, park entrance fees (including VAT), 1 night accommodation in permanent tent at Haven Nature.Not included: Sodas, alcoholic beverages or tipping for guide, government changes to imposed fees *Please note safaris can start/end in Moshi or Arusha

$1256 Outdoor Activities

Private Tanzania - See It All - Adventure Safari

Day 1: Arusha - Tarangire National Park (120km - 2 hours) Pick up from your hotel in Arusha at 08:00am and drive to Tarangire with packed lunch for the game drives. The Park's natural vegetation mainly consisting of Acacia woodland and giant Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Herds of elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams during the dry season, while migratory antelopes crowd the shrinking lagoons. It's the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem, a smorgasbord for predators". Dinner and Overnight at Tarangire Campsite. Meal Plan: {L, D}. Day 2: Tarangire N.P - Lake Manyara National Park (70Km - 1 hour) After breakfast pick up from the Camp at 0730am and drive with lunch box to Manyara on the base of the Great Rift Valley. This park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located African wildlife areas with a massive but shallow soda lake. The park supports a large variety of birds and animals. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Dinner and Overnight at Panorama or Twiga Campsite. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}. Day 3: Campsite in Mto wa Mbu - Serengeti National Park (205km - 5 hours) Breakfast at 0700am. Pick up from the Camp at 0730am and drive to Serengeti with your Lunch Packed and game drives en route via Ngorongoro Crater rim. Serengeti is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. Even when the migration is quiet the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game drive in Africa. As the day cools and the sky is streaked by red, gold and orange hues, you may be surprised by the roar of a lion, a galloping giraffe, or the high pitched giggling of hyenas fighting over a kill. Dinner and Overnight at Seronera Campsite. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}. Day 4: Serengeti N.P - Ngorongoro Crater Rim (145km - 3 hours) Very early morning game drives in the Serengeti. Breakfast at 0900am. Thereafter drive with your Lunch Packed to Ngorongoro Crater Rim with afternoon Game drive en route. On the way by option you can visit Olduvai gorge and/or the shifting sands. Dinner and Overnight at Simba "A" campsite. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}. Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Floor - Arusha (190km - 3 hours) Breakfast at 0600am. Thereafter descend into Ngorongoro Crater for game drives. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded wildlife areas in the world including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhinos. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Crater supports a vast variety of antelopes. Another big draw card to this picturesque crater is its huge population of predators. This breathtaking oasis provides a haven for both predator and prey. After game drive head back to Arusha for the drop off. Meal Plan: {B, L}.

$1150 Private & Custom Tours

Private Amazing Tanzania Safari Experience

Day 1: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park (130km - 2 hours) Pick up from your hotel in Arusha at around 08:00am and drive on a tarmac road 130Km (2 hours) to Lake Manyara National Park (330 Km2) with packed lunch. This park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located African wildlife areas with a massive but shallow soda lake. More than 400 bird species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. The park is also a home to tree climbing Lions, Hippo, Elephant and so much more. Dinner and Overnight at Panorama Safari Camp or Twiga Campsite. Meal Plan: {L, D}.Day 2: Campsite in Mto wa Mbu - Serengeti National Park (205km - 5 hours)Breakfast at 0700am. Pick up from the Camp at 0800am and drive to the Great Serengeti National Park (14,763 sq km or 5,700 sq mile’s) with your Picnic Lunch Packed and game drives en route via Ngorongoro Crater rim. The Serengeti National Park is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world famous for the Wildebeests migration. Yet even when the migration is quiet the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game drive in Africa. As the day cools and the sky is streaked by red, gold and orange hues, you may be surprised by the roar of a lion, a galloping giraffe, or the high pitched giggling of hyenas fighting over a kill. Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti Seronera Campsite. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}.Day 3: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater Rim (145km - 3 hours)Very early morning game drives in the Serengeti National Park. Breakfast at 0900am. Thereafter drive with your Lunch Packed to Ngorongoro Crater Rim with afternoon Game drive en route. On the way to the crater rim by option you can visit Olduvai which was the first place where traces of an early stone tool culture were discovered. Also you can choose to visit the shifting sands. Dinner and Overnight at Simba "A" campsite. Meal Plan: {B, L, D}.Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater Floor - Arusha (190km - 3 hours)Breakfast at 0600am. Thereafter descend into Ngorongoro Crater floor (19.2 km of diameter, 610m deep, 304 sq km) for a the game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhinos. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals. Another big draw card to this picturesque crater is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. Ngorongoro Crater is often called 'Africa's Garden of Eden' the '5th Natural Wonder of Africa'. This breathtaking oasis provides a haven for both predator and prey to live among grasslands. After game drive and Picnic Lunch, drive to Arusha for the drop off. Meal Plan: {B, L}.