Tanzania Lake Manyara
Serengeti & Northern Tanzania, Tanzania
Serengeti & Northern Tanzania, Tanzania
Lake Manyara, in northern Tanzania is a national park with incredible bird life, and breath-taking views. The park is well known for the tree climbing lions, the soda ash lake and its flamingos. The surrounding environ is home to herbivores animals. Kwakuchinja wildlife corridor, also called Tarangire-Manyara corridor, allows migration of large mammals between the two parks. Manyara Conservancy, east of the lake, is a pioneering project blending habitat conservation.
This Tanzania tour is ideal for families. Begin your tour in Arusha, then continue to Ngorongoro Crater, home to a wide variety of wildlife. Stay at a luxury lodge perched on the crater’s rim, and enjoy spectacular views and exciting game drives in the crater. Visit Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing and see its hippo pool at sunset. Next, fly to Singita Grumeti Reserves, on the edge of the Serengeti National Park and stay in the most luxurious accommodation, with beautiful, colonial-style decor and private infinity pools.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 9-DAY TANZANIA LAKE MANYARA…
And, experience safari in Ngorongoro & Singita Grumeti Reserves.
Tanzania Lake Manyara Arusha, Ngorongoro, Singita Grumeti Reserves (Serengeti)
(9 Days – Travel Any Day)
Begin with an overnight stay at a luxury lodge near Arusha, an area of lush, mountainous landscapes, Maasai settlements and coffee plantations. Continue to Ngorongoro Crater, home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the Big Five as well as hippopotamus, which are otherwise uncommon in the area.
Stay at a luxury lodge perched on the crater’s rim, and enjoy spectacular views and exciting game drives in the crater. Here the wildlife coexists with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing. If desired, we can also arrange for cultural touring; such as visits to villages of the semi-nomadic Maasai who coexist with the wildlife, practicing traditional livestock grazing.
Family members of all ages will enjoy an exciting game drive to Ngorongoro Crater and visiting Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing and to see its hippo pool at sunset. At the hotel, also enjoy time to relax by the pool, tour the coffee production facility and learn about the cultivation and roasting process, and partake in other activities such as horseback riding and mountain biking. If desired, we can also arrange for cultural touring—such as visits to local Maasai villages, markets and art galleries, or the Olduvai Gorge—or philanthropic activities.
Next, fly to Singita Grumeti Reserves, a private concession on the edge of the Serengeti National Park. Spend three nights in the most luxurious accommodation, with beautiful, colonial-style decor and private infinity pools. The area is known for its abundant wildlife—including elephants, leopards and plentiful lions—as well as its ideal location, which offers prime opportunities to view the annual great wildebeest migration.
Day 01 – Arrive Tanzania
Arusha VIP airport assistance on arrival. Private transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha for overnight stay.
Day 02 – Transfer
Ngorongoro Private transfer to Arusha Airport for scheduled flight to Manyara. Arrival private transfer to Ngorongoro for 3-night stay, with cultural touring en route.
Day 03 – Safari
Ngorongoro Game drive in Ngorongoro crater. Options for cultural activities.
Day 04 – Safari
Ngorongoro Private excursion to Lake Manyara for game drive, or cultural touring in area/activities at farm.
Day 05 – Tranfer
Singita Grumeti Reserves Private transfer to Manyara Airport for scheduled flight to Singita Grumeti Reserves. Arrival transfer to Singita Sasakwa Lodge for 4-night stay. Afternoon game drive.
Day 06 to 08 – Safari
Singita Grumeti Reserves Morning and afternoon game drives.
Day 09 – Airport Transfer
Depart Kilimanjaro Transfer to airstrip for scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro airport for international flight.
Make this your holiday
Getting There There are regular flights to Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro (near Arusha) from South Africa, Europe and the United States. Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is situated 46km/29mi east of Arusha, the starting point for Tanzania's most popular Northern Safari Circuit. Some domestic flights out of Arusha will leave from Kilimanjaro International Airport, but most flights to reserves leave from the much smaller Arusha Airport (ARK) located 8km west of town.
From either airport, you can catch an internal flight to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar and most other destinations in Tanzania. Tanzania's main airport is Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) located 13km southwest of Dar es Salaam. The latter is the entry-point for visitors to the southern parks and Zanzibar.
When to go January to March: The best time to visit the Serengeti when the grazers are calving. These are also the warmest months. April and May: This is the 'green season' with lush vegetation, full rivers and lakes, and abundant birdlife and wild flowers, as well as baby animals. Best to avoid, as ‘long rains’ can be heavy and can make unsealed road travel difficult.
June to October (dry season): These are the coolest months when the weather is less humid, but still warm. It's a good time for game viewing and ideal for walking safaris, as animals start to congregate around shrinking water sources. The best time to witness the wildebeest migration is from August to October that usually takes place after the long rains. November onwards (rainy season): Things get increasingly wet and sticky. Whale shark season is October to March.