7 days / 6 nights MANYARA - NGORONGORO CRATER - LAKE NATRON - SERENGETI

Explore 3 parks in northern Tanzania and venture into one of the most remote and extraordinary regions in the world.

The famous Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a true Eden and a joy to behold. The Serengeti National Park, which will amaze you with its vast and endless plains, with the unmistakable beauty of Africa and the richness of its wildlife. Manyara National Park is known for its lake that attracts abundant wildlife, its pink flamingos and lions resting in the trees. And the region around Lake Natron, a Maasai area that will enchant you with its breathtaking scenery and its otherworldly seeming strong alkaline, salty, yet populated by millions of birds and touch you with all the humanity that can be found there.

Day 1: Manyara

Early in the morning we drive to Manyara National Park. You will discover its lake, its flamingos as well as a great variety of other birds, and its rich wildlife. If you are lucky, you will see lions resting on a tree, which has made this park famous.

Meals: Lunch, dinner

Overnight in lodges, tented camps or campsites

Day 2: Manyara - Ngorongoro

Day 2: Manyara – Ngorongoro

We drive to the nature reserve of the Ngorongoro Crater, from whose crater rim you overlook the great caldera.

We embark on an unforgettable safari into the crater, first passing through a lush rainforest that eventually opens up into a Garden of Eden. The abundant wildlife will amaze you! The crater floor is home to more than 25,000 wild animals, including some of Tanzania’s last black rhino, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, buffalo, lion, hippo, elephant, moose, hyena, and an array of waterfowl that roam completely free here, finding abundant water and food in a lush landscape of swamps, plains, lakes, and rainforests, making the park one of the most densely populated wildlife areas in the world.

 

We will enjoy a picnic lunch at the hippo pool.

 Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Dinner and overight at lodge/tent camp or public base camp.

Day 3: Ngorongoro - Serengeti

After breakfast, we take another look at this extraordinary caldera and then drive on a varied route towards Serengeti National Park. We cross remote Maasai country where you will see numerous villages (boma) scattered in a gentle landscape, with many Maasai roaming with their herds. Gradually the landscape changes and gives way to the savannah with its numerous Maasai giraffes. Finally, the Serengeti with its endless plains lies before you.

 

On your way, you will have the opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge, where human fossils have been discovered by the Leakey family, indicating that mankind started in Africa.

 

We will explore the park and go in search of different species of animals. With any luck, we will witness incredible scenes of wildlife life.

 

The endless plains of the park are home to lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, elephants, moose, wild dogs, gazelles, crocodiles and many other species. Not to forget a variety of bird species.  Depending on the season, you will witness the great wildebeest and zebra migration.

We will have lunch in the park and continue our safari until late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at lodge/tent camp or public base camp.

Meals:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Serengeti (full day)

We rise early to witness the sunrise with its fiery colors over the savannah. We enjoy a full day of safari in the park and a picnic lunch in a protected area.

Dinner and overnight at lodge/tent camp or public base camp.

 Meals:

 Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Serengeti - Lake Natron

Passing the sacred mountain of the Maasai, Ol Doinyo Lengai, we drive to the extraordinary remote region of Lake Natron. As soon as we arrive at Engare Sero village, located near small Maasai boma, you will be greeted by children. Giraffes graze on the acacia trees, women carry reeds home for roofing. It is a world with a different, slower time. If you wish, you can refresh yourself in the stream.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge/tent camp or public base camp.

Meals:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6: Lake Natron

We head to the life-giving stream where, crossing it a few times, we take a 45-minute hike to the falls. Bring your swimsuits, the pools are great for refreshment and lingering!

In the early evening, we will drive to Lake Natron to admire its unique habitat and its flock of millions of birds at sunset. The lake is highly alkaline, hence the name Lake Natron, only three meters deep, reaches temperatures above 40°C (104°F), has no outflow, resulting in high concentrations of salt and soda, and yet algae and brine shrimp thrive here, and even a small cichlid in the mouth of the few streams. Storks, greater flamingos, pelicans and other water birds stay in the estuaries of the creeks by the thousands, while the rest of the lake, which reaches as far as Kenya, belongs to the approximately two million lesser flamingos alone, which can live on the algae and brine shrimp. Near the lake there are fossilized footprints, 120 years old.

Dinner and overnight at lodge/tent camp or public base camp.

Meals:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 7: Lake Natron - Arusha

We will leave the lake and drive back to Arusha.

 Meals: Breakfast, lunch box

 Extension options:

  • Visit my Maasai community in Engaruka.

  •  Night climb of the sacred mountain of the Maasai, Ol Doinyo Lengai, the only active volcano in the region.

FAQ

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Land transfers as indicated in the program

Guide and driver service

Meals as indicated in the program

Overnight stays at campsites, tented camps or lodges as per your offer

Mineral water

4/4 safari Toyota Landcruiser (incl. gasoline)

All entrance fees for parks and nature reserves

International and domestic flights

Insurances

Visa

All other drinks except mineral water

1 pair of sunglasses

Sunscreen, lip balm

1 headlamp per person

Batteries

1 microfiber towel

Toiletries, hygienic wipes

Earplugs

garbage bag

1 sleeping bag +5° to +15 °.

Bed sheet

1 liter bottle (to use as little plastic as possible)

Personal pharmacy

Tents

Foam mattresses

Camping table, chairs and tableware

Excursions and activities near Tarangire National Park

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