Explore Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara on a 2-Days Budget Safari Escape
During this trip you will visit three different national parks located in the Northern circuit and the tour will begin from the nearby city of Arusha.
Today we are going to explore the beauty of Lake Manyara national park. This tour will start from your lodge where you will be picked up and drive along the rift valley to the park. On your arrival you will be welcome by the troops of baboons and blue monkeys which scatter near the entrance. The park has an area of 330 square kilometers whereby 200 square kilometers is covered by a lake when water level is high. Lake Manyara national park is set at the base of a 600m high escarpment of the rift valley; this makes it the most scenic beauty. The park is renowned for its tree climbing lion and the beautiful lake of the same name Manyara which attracts large colonies of water birds. More than 400 bird species have been recorded in this park, highlight is the pink hued flamingo on their perpetual migration as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorant and storks. Other animal includes, tree climbing lions, leopard, hippo, buffalo, elephants, zebra giraffe, gazelles, bush bucks etc.Other animals can be spotted as well which include lion, giraffe, elephant, leopard, buffalo, zebra, gazelle and so on. In water there are hippos and on the ground there are ground hornbills. Spend the night at the campsite or lodge at Karatu town.
Ngorongoro crater is one of the largest caldera which resulted from volcanic activities that took place some millions years ago. Since then it has become host to a large number of grazers and predators. Ngorongoro crater has a diameter of 17 -21 km and it goes deep for 600m .The crater is found within the big conservation area which is under UNESCO. Nearly all wildlife and diversity of East African Savannah are gathered here except giraffes and a few animals that can not afford walking on a steep hill down to the crater. Depends on seasons but the population of up to 15000-25000 animals are gathering here, thereof more than two thirds buffaloes, gnus, zebras and gazelles. Apart from other predators more than 100 lions in different prides are living here. The chance to see big five animals; lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino is particularly high in ngorongoro.The presence of a small lake within the park also attracts colonies of birds ,hippos are also found here .In the late afternoon you will drive out of the park and continue to Arusha.
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