BTL 1 – 5 Days Ngorongoro, Olduvai, Lake Eyasi & Lake Manyara Lodge tour
- Ngorongoro crater; the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km which is arguably the most stunning arena due to geologic magnificence and abundance of animals.
- Discovering early mans footprints at Olduvai Gorge
- Visiting the hunter-gatherer hadza tribe at the picturesque Lake Eyasi
- Serene and beautiful Lake Manyara renowned for tree climbing lions and diversity of bird life
This 5 days Tanzania lodge tours is a great combination for those who do not have much time though appreciate stunning scenery, great game viewing and a chance to interact with a local tribe who continue to follow hunter-and-gathering traditions.
Tour scheduled to depart any day with a minimum of 2 persons.
Accommodation options range from mid-range to luxury; please specify preference!
Day 1 – Ngorongoro
We depart Arusha town at around 0900 hours for Ngorongoro crater. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch after which we descend into the crater for an afternoon tour crater tour returning to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s best known wildlife viewing areas and one of Tanzania’s most visited. Within its walls are a variety of animals and vegetation, including grasslands, swamps, forests, salt pans and a fresh water lake. You are likely to see lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and many of the plains herbivores such as wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, zebra, reedbuck, as well as thousands of flamingos wading in the shallows of Lake Magadi – the soda lake at the craters base.
Day 2 – Lake Eyasi
Departing the Lodge after breakfast we visit Olduvai Gorge with packed lunch. This is the world famous site where the fossils & ‘instruments‘of early man were discovered by Dr. Leaky. There is also an excellent site museum where you can explore the diggings with a guide and it is also a great place to view birds such as the purple grenadier, red and yellow barbet, speckle fronted and slaty coloured boubou.
We arrive the tented camp at Lake Eyasi in the early afternoon. We visit the Hadzabe/ Datogat tribe before returning to the tented camp in time to freshen up and dinner.
Day 3 – Serengeti
Leaving the lodge after early breakfast we depart the scenic lake towards Serengeti with packed lunches. We enjoy an extensive game drive as we drive through the crater highlands and south/central Serengeti before arriving the Seronera area in the heart of the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/ tented camp.
Serengeti is best visited during March to May as the herds move in search of grazing to the southern section and in May to June where they move towards the western corridor of the park. Serengeti in the low season will still offer game viewing to match that of any park in Africa, and for some, the fewer tourist numbers may be an added bonus.
Day 4 – Lake Manyara
Early morning breakfast and check-out before departure towards Lake Manyara National Park with packed lunches. We arrive Lake Manyara and enjoy the day game viewing in the park before arriving the lodge/ tented camp in the late afternoon in time for check-in, a refreshing sun downer and dinner.
Manyara is an alkaline lake and at certain times of the year hosts thousands of flamingos and a diversity of other bird life. Although it is one of the smallest parks, its vegetation is so diverse enabling it to host a variety of wildlife habitats such as the divine fig woodland near the entrance gate which offers superior bird watching.
Day 5 – Arusha
Early game drive before returning to the lodge in time for breakfast and check out. We visit the the Masai market place at Mtu wa Mbu where it is possible for you to purchase carvings and other memorabilia before arriving at Arusha town. Drop off at your hotel or airport depending on arrangements made. End of services.