3 Days 2 Nights
Whatever your arrival time at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Fit4Masafa Travel driver-guide will be waiting for you with a warm welcoming smile. Kick back and relax in your comfortable vehicle as he takes you to your hotel in Arusha, Tanzania’s self-styled ‘safari capital.’ On your journey to the hotel, you will get a brief impression of this large, bustling, commercial city. Depending on your arrival time, you may have your pre-safari briefing today; if not, it will take place early tomorrow morning.
Accommodation: Planet lodges
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Picnic Lunch Box
Unless your arrival time yesterday allowed time for your safari briefing, then this will take place after breakfast. We will provide you with all the essential information before we set off westwards to our first safari destination, Lake Manyara National Park. Along the tour, you will stop at Mto wa Mbu for a morning cultural tour which will be accompanied by hot local lunch, and the afternoon game drives into Lake Manyara NP. The park with its shallow alkaline lake is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests (look
out for the long-tailed Guenon monkeys), and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara which is home to colonies of flamingos and other water birds. Apart from elephants, you might also spot giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, and impalas while the forests near the lake are teeming with noisy groups of monkeys and baboons. From the pop-up roof
of the safari vehicle, you will be able to absorb the sights and sounds of nature. In the late evening, you will leave the Lake Manyara National Park
head Pamoja Africa Lodges Karatu for your overnight stay.
Accommodation: Pamoja Africa Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Box and Dinner
After breakfast, your safari continues to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the world’s largest caldera, a feature formed by the collapse of land after a volcanic eruption. It is approximately 18 km in diameter and home to about 25,000 mammals. In this relatively small area, you can find almost all the mammals of East Africa ranging from Grant’s and
Thomson’s gazelles to mountain reedbucks in the forests on the slopes. You might also see spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs, and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. It is also possible to spot the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard – in the few hours spent in the crater. After lunch at a picnic spot extensive game drive in the crater, you will return
to Arusha, where you will arrive in the early evening.
Accommodation: On request as per Departure instructions
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Picnic Lunch Box