FIVE DAYS - LAKE MANYARA / NGORONGORO / SERENGETI RESERVE

DAY 1

Depart Nairobi 8.00am, arrive at Namanga border town at 10.00 hrs. After immigration formalities, drive to Arusha for lunch. Afternoon game viewing at lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree climbing lions and large flocks of flamingoes. The park contains five distinct vegetation zones of scenic beauty. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Manyara Hotel. Sited on top of the Rift valley with spectacular views over the lake, or at your camp-site/lodge.

DAY 2

After breakfast, taking picnic lunch with you, descend 2,000-ft (760m) into the crater floor in four wheel drive landrovers with pop up roofs. Full day crater tour with break for lunch at Ngoitoktok springs picnic site. The main crater is 165 km and contains constant animal populations of varied species. Black maned lions, Rhinos, Buffaloes, Elephants and other grazing animals have made this crater a permanent home. Return early evening to Ngorongoro wildlife lodge or campsite for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 3

07.30 hrs:Leave Ngorongoro after breakfast for Olduvai Gorge. Lunch at Gorge Museum. After lunch visit various sites of the Gorge to see where the remains of pre-historic man were discovered by the famous archaeologist, Dr. L.S.B. Leakey. Visit an old Maasai home on the way. Proceed to Serengeti plains past Seronera and on to Lobo, with afternoon game viewing. Dinner and overnight stay at Lobo Wildlife Lodge or campsite.

DAY 4

Leave Lobo for Ndutu with game viewing in Serengeti and around Ndutu woodlands. Locate leopards and numerous plains game, as well as cheetahs, which are common species here. Overnight stay at Ndutu Safari Lodge or campsite.

DAY 5

After breakfast, brief game viewing on your way out of Serengeti drive to Arusha via Mto wa Mbu village, for shopping of Makonde carvings and other souvenirs. Lunch at an Arusha Hotel. Drive to Nairobi via Namanga border town, arriving early evening.