3 Days Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater – Masai Culture Tour

Tour Overview

During this 3 days camping safari you will visit two of the most well-known reserves on Tanzania’s “northern circuit” – the Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater. With all the diverse landscapes and a crater full of animals, this safari has something for everyone and is ideal for those with limited time.

Day 1: Arusha Town - Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast you are met by our tour guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari briefing. You will be driving to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive with our picnic lunch. Upon your arrival Manyara you will be welcomed by the Great Rift Valley Escarpment view and fun makers' baboon at the entrance of Manyara in large groups. 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 of herd of African elephant, 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 wildlife and birdlife that Manyara host along with a view of famous hot spring known as "Maji Moto". Late afternoon you will be transferred to Lake Manyara Hotel or Lake Manyara Serena lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

Early in the morning after your breakfast at the hotel you will meet your driver guide for safari briefing. He will give you an overview of the safari before starting driving to Ngorongoro Conservation Area where Ngorongoro crater is located at. Ngorongoro crater is contiguous to Lake Manyara National Park and it needs about an hour or two to reach there. You will have all the formalities of the authority before descending to the crater floor with your picnic lunch.

Ngorongoro crater is famous for its different attraction which includes alkaline lakes, forest, and different vegetation, hot springs, different kinds of wildlife and birdlife and its landscape. Among the common wildlife in the crater includes; lion, leopard, zebra, elephant, African buffalo, warthog, hyena, wild dogs, the rare black rhino, wildebeest and varieties of migratory and resident birdlife whereby more than 350 different species have been recorded.

You will both have memorable morning game drive and full afternoon game drive before ascending to the crater rim for transfer to the lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Ngorongoro Serena .

Day 3: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Ngorongoro Serena / Masai Village / Arusha Town / Departure

In the morning after breakfast you will have a chance to visit the Maasai Village of Ngorongoro with your picnic lunch. You will have chance to integrate with them and their daily activities including learning their culture and take some photos with them. Maasai community is among the few remaining communities (tribes) in Tanzania that practice their culture of early human development. Not only that they are the warriors as most of them passes the Ngorongoro crater with their cattle without fearing the wild animals that crater floor has including the dangerous lions.

In the afternoon you will drive back to Arusha passing again the Lake Manyara National Park and the famous Mto Wa Mbu village. We will be arriving at Arusha late afternoon and take you to your hotel or transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for flight back home.


Safari Dates and Prices (2017 Rates)
Day Tour Safari
Rates in U.S.D ($) Group size(s) – Rate per person
1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax SSR*
Luxury lodges – Option 1
Lodges used: Lake Manyara Serena lodge and Tarangire Sopa Lodge
01 Jan – 28 Feb 2017 2094 1341 1128 1021 953 915 138
01 Mar – 31 Mar 2017 1970 1243 1029 923 859 816 113
01 Apr – 25 May 2017 1773 1133 919 813 749 706 25
01 Apr – 25 May 2017 2094 1341 1128 1021 958 915 138
01 Nov – 20 Dec 2017 1970 1243 1029 923 858 816 113
21 Dec – 31 Dec 2017 2094 1341 1128 1021 958 915 138
Semi luxury lodges – Option 2
Lodges used: Kirurumu Manyara lodge and Tarangire Sopa Lodge
01 Jan – 28 Feb 2017 1989 1245 1029 920 855 811 119
01 Mar – 31 Mar 2017 1956 1219 1003 894 829 785 113
01 Apr – 25 May 2017 1765 1115 899 790 725 681 25
26 May – 31 Oct 2017 1989 1245 1029 920 855 811 119
01 Nov – 20 Dec 2017 1956 1219 1003 894 829 785 113
21 Dec – 31 Dec 2017 1989 1245 1029 920 855 811 119
Tented Camps & Lodges – Option 3
Lodges used: Migunga Forest Camp and Lake Burunge Tented Camp3
01 Jan – 28 Feb 2017 1932 1182 967 861 796 753 131
01 Mar – 31 Mar 2017 1926 1176 961 855 790 747 131
01 Apr – 25 May 2017 1767 1123 908 802 737 695 25
26 May – 31 Oct 2017 1932 1182 967 861 796 753 131
01 Nov – 20 Dec 2017 1926 1176 961 855 790 747 131
21 Dec – 31 Dec 2017 1932 1182 967 861 796 753 131

*SSR = Single Supplement Rate for a non-sharing person in a room
Supplements: All Lodges & Tented Camps: US$ 35 p/p/p/n applicable on 14 to 17 April 2017 & US$ 40 p/p/p/n applicable on 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec & 1 Jan.

Children Rates: (Children 3 to 11 years old) sharing room with 2 adults pay 60% of adult rate / Children sharing own room with other children pay 80% of adult rate / Children sharing room with 1 adult pay 100% of adult rate. No discount on holiday and other supplements

Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration of the three day safari
Professional Tanzanian guide
Outfitted Land Rovers (roof hatches, fridge, charging sockets, and Bluetooth radio for music)
One bottle of mineral water per day.
All meals on the safari
Price quoted per person sharing

Visas
International Flights;
Travel insurance;
Alcoholic Beverages;
Tips;
All items of a personal nature.
Laundry