The day will be spent visiting Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is famous for its elephants and in the dry season is home to huge herds of buffalo and significant numbers of zebra and wildebeest. There are long vistas and a baobab studded landscape which makes for a very different environment to the other parks. Red dust, palms and baobabs set the scene for glorious sunrise and sunset photos. At the dry time of year the Tarangire River is the only source of water for miles around attracting herds of elephant, wildebeest and zebra. This park is a good place to site the illusive leopard and there are over 550 species of birds that breed here, the most in any habitat in the world. Late evening proceed to Karatu on the Ngorongoro Highlands.
Overnight- Kudu Lodge-Karatu or Similar-www.kudulodge.com
Full Board(Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch)
Today is the visit to Lake Manyara National Park. A visit to Lake Manyara will without doubt leave you with unforgettable feelings of natural wonders. This shimmering, flamingo full alkaline lake is located within the Great Rift Valley and is famous for its tree-climbing lions. It’s the only place in the world where the lions really know that they are kings and reign from the tree tops. Nestled up against the wall of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park is famous for the bird life and elephant population. This lake which lays on the rift valleys floor and next to a dramatic escarpment, attracts flamingos and pelicans as well as other water fowl. There are several different species of hornbills in residence as well as kingfishers, the strange looking hammer kop and more. The park is also home to velvet monkey, olive baboon, giraffe, hippo, African buffalo, bushbuck, impala and a healthy population of lion among others. This exceptional and often overlooked park is a perfect place to spend a day. Late evening return to Kudu Lodge-Karatu.Overnight
- KUDU LODGE--Karatu or Similar
- Full Board(Dinner, breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater and Venture down to the crater floor, or “The garden of Eden” viewing the high concentration of wildlife. The crater is the largest un broken caldera in the world, this 2000 feet deep and 264 sq mile natural amphitheater is the host to an astonishing array of wildlife, universally acclaimed to be one of the natural wonders of the world, the Ngorongoro crater inevitably invites the comparison with the garden of Eden.
A world Heritage Site, the crater hosts almost every species found in the region except giraffe (they can’t negotiate the steep incline down.) There are cheetah, hippo, plains species and a myriad of birds. Here is one of the few remaining places it’s possible to encounter the highly endangered black rhino. It is also possible to see elephant (mostly lone or “bachelor” bulls, contented prides of lion, a resident herd of wildebeest, zebras. Etc
Early afternoon it’s the journey to the might Serengeti national Park . Enjoy the rugged landscape on the way while driving through the acacia-spotted savannah of the Serengeti plains. The "Big 5"constantly roams this vast expanse of grassland.
Overnight SERENGETI KUBU KUBU LODGE or Similar
(Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch)
This day is set apart for you to explore Serengeti national Park . After an early breakfast you will drive to another part of Serengeti national park, to explore the vast reaches of this park where the big cats: lions, leopards and cheetahs abounds. After the short rains, the Serengeti’s magical golden horizon transforms into an endless green carpet, flecked with wildflowers. The famous plains are interspersed with wooded hills, towering termite mounds and monumental rock kopjes and rivers lined with elegant acacia trees.
The vast Serengeti is one of the most stunning wildlife sanctuaries on the planet. The name comes from the Maasai “Siringet” referring to endless plains. This vast savannah hosts the world’s largest surviving concentration of plains game. In addition to the short grass plains there are beautiful rocky out-cropping called kopjes (pronounced copies) and thousands of acres of bush and acacia woodland. The Seronera area has permanent water and therefore is an excellent area to spot the big cats and elephant in the dry season. This is home to the “Great Migration” where millions of antelopes and zebras traverse an area of 14,764 sq kilometers (5,700 sq miles) ranging from the Masai Mara in Kenya in the northeast, almost to the shores of Lake Victoria in the west and down to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater in the south.
The Two Days in Serengeti will undoubtedly leave you with feelings of untamed Africa at its best.
Overnight at SERENGETI KUBU KUBUI LODGE . or similar
After breakfast, drive back to Ngorongoro conservation Area passing through the archeological site of Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai, more accurately called Oldupai after the wild sisal in the area, is the site of some of the most important finds of early hominid fossils of all time (made famous by the work of the Leakey family) - The "Nutcracker Man" or Australophithecus boisei who lived 1.8 million years ago.
There is a small informative museum located at the visitor centre. The gorge is a treasure trove of archeological sites filled with fossils, settlement remains and stone artifacts. Late afternoon proceed to Kudu Lodge-Karatu .
Overnight at KUDU LODGE-KARATU or Similar
(Dinner, breakfast, Lunch)
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