AJS Tz 01: Explore Ngorongoro Safari
2Nights/3Days - Ngorongoro - Lake Manyara
Day 01 : NAIROBI - NGORONGORO
On arrival, you will be met by our customer service at the Airport (early morning flight) and later transferred to Namanga boarder town, where you will go under migration formalities and exchange the vehicle and proceed to Arusha or( assisted to board a Shuttle for Arusha). On arrival at Arusha you will be met and transferred to IMPALA HOTEL for your lunch. Soon after lunch you will depart for Ngorongoro.
You will check-in at NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE late afternon. Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge opened in 1992, is an all-suite lodge having 96 suites most enjoying magnificent views into the Crater. Each suite is fully carpeted and heated by oil fired central heating radiators in the winter months. The spacious bedrooms contain two queen sized beds with deep sprung mattresses to ensure a comfortable nights rest. The fully tiled bathrooms are equipped to a high standard with bath, shower, WC, bidet, wash hand basin, hair dryer and shaver socket. Each suite has a solarium with comfortable rocking chairs, the perfect place to relax. A small private lounge with writing desk provides extra privacy to each suite and mini bars are available on request. Dinner and overnight at NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE (LD).
Day 02 : NGORONGORO - LAKE MANYARA
After an early morning breakfast you will descend into the crater for a half-day game view. Ngorongoro Crater is referred by many as "eighth wonder of the world". The crater walls are 2000ft high and the floor spreads for 102sq miles, a truly awesome sight. It contains a river, several swamps, a soda lake-complete with flamingoes, a forest and open plains. A virtual "Noah's Ark", the crater is home to almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa which include, gazelle, elphant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra and numerous hippo. Eagles, cranes, storks and hundred of other birds also inhabit this spectacular area.
You will return to your lodge for lunch and later proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park is beautiful small park known for it's lush vegetation and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees, elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and variety of entelope inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of hippo's. The park is also home to many species of birds and one of the few places you will be able to see the comical ground hornbill. With game drive en-route you will check-in at LAKE MANYARA SERENA LODGE. Standing high on the bluff of a dramatic ochre and terracotta streaked cliff above the flamingo-frosted expanse of Lake Manyara's gleaming alkaline waters, the lodge commands panoramic views across the volcano-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley. Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara's unique birdlife, the lodge draws on an inspirational architectural motif that melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai Bomas (encampments) whilst the vibrantly colored frescoes lining walls are designed to depict the colorful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.The ambiance of the lodge is a fusion of lakeside tranquility, towering volcanic splendor and adventure-packed sporting activity. Dinner and overnight at LAKE MANYARA SERENA LODGE (BLD).
Day 03 : LAKE MANYARA - ARUSHA/NAIROBI
Enjoy an early morning game drive and later you will depart for Arusha, arriving in time for lunch at IMPALA HOTEL. Soon after lunch you will be transferred to Namanga boarder town and later proceed to Nairobi or assisted to board the afternoon Shuttle to Nairobi arriving at 6:30pm. (You can be dropped at the Airport or your hotel)