FOUR DAYS - MANYARA/NGORONGORO RESERVE

DAY 1

Depart Nairobi 8.00am, arrive at Namanga border town at 10.00hrs. After immigration formalities, drive to Arusha for lunch, then to Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. Look out for the tree-climbing lions, which Manyara is famous for. Thousands of flamingos can be seen on the lakeshore. Large herds of elephants are also seen. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Manyara Hotel or campsite.

DAY 2

After breakfast, depart for Ngorongoro Embulbul depression and Ngamat wild areas. Lunch at Empakaai crater rim. After lunch, with the help of armed guides walk into the crater floor through the forested wall. Climbing the walls back to the landrovers is an exercise. Drive to Ngorongoro wildlife lodge or campsite for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 3

After breakfast, take picnic lunch with you. Descend 2,000ft (670) into the crater floor. Spend the whole day tracking animals, with a short break for lunch at Ngoitoktok springs picnic site. All the big five may be seen. Other species encountered are the cheetah, elephant, Grants and Thomson Gazelle, Common Zebra, Wildebeest and super abundance of spotted Hyena. Both lesser and greater flamingos are seen at the crater lakes. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro wildlife lodge or campsite.

DAY 4

After breakfast leave Ngorongoro for Arusha. Stop at Mto wa Mbu village for shopping of souvenirs, arriving in time for lunch. Drive to Nairobi via Namanga border town early evening. Please note that visits to Empakaai are available at supplementary cost depending on the number of participants.