AJS Tz 03 Tanzania Classic Safaris
3Nights/4Days - Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti - 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 then exchange the vehicle and proceed to Arusha or ( assisted to board a Shuttle for Arusha). On arrival at Arusha you will be 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 - SERENGETI
After an early morning breakfast you will descend into the crater for a half-day game viewing. Ngorongoro crater is referred by many people 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, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra and numerous hippo. Eagles, cranes, storks and hundred of other birds also inhabit this spectacular area.
Return to your lodge for lunch before departing to the famous "Olduvia Gorge" where Dr. Louis and Mary Leakey made their discovery of the early man. After visiting the small museum and attending a short lecture describing the archeological digs and geology of the gorge, continue with your safari to the vast serengeti plain with game drive en-route which covers an area of over 14,763sq kms. The park is inhabited by more than 3 million mammals, including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, buffalo, gazelles, antelope, giraffe, hyena, and all of the little animals e.g rock hyrax, bat eared foxes etc. You will have two extensive game drives today in this fabulous park and you gona need many films.
You will check in at SERENGETI SOPA LODGE looking over the seemingly endless Serengeti Plains, the Serengeti Sopa Lodge is a tranquil oasis set in over 14,000 square kilometers. The Serengeti Sopa Lodge was opened in 1992; the lodge can accommodate 170 guests in 79 suites, each room having wall-to-wall carpeting, a private lounge with a mini bar, a bedroom with two queen size beds and ample room for a third, an en-suite bathroom with shaver sockets and a hair dryer, and a private verandah which offers stunning views over the plains of Serengeti. Dinner and overnight SERENGETI SOPA LODGE (BLD).
This morning we will have a half-day game drive at the famous Serengeti National Park en-route to Lake Manyara National Park.
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).
Enjoy early morning games 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, exchange of vehicles and 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) (B. L).