Covering Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater this short Tanzanian wildlife experience covers some key wildlife destinations of Tanzania. Write to Nature Wanderers in case you want a custom Tanzanian itinerary for yourself.
Tanzania lies within the African Great Lakes region, turning it into a land with some unique ecosystems and thriving wildlife. With highlands and sweeping plains, this country also boasts of hosting Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. Open grasslands, acacia woodlands and the extreme habitats of the Ngorongoro crater await you. Tanzania is also home to some of the largest herds of African elephants. Traversing through Tanzania’s best protected areas is one of the most spectacular safari experiences one can embark upon. From the rare rhinos in Ngorongoro, to the wildebeest migration in in the Serengeti plains, to the Big Five viewing, as a wildlife and nature enthusiast, this trip is definitely one you don't want to miss.
We will pick you up from Kilimanjaro airport and escort you to your accoommodation in Arusha, where you can rest and relax for the day and be ready for the next day’s safari.
We will depart for Lake Manyara National Park post early breakfast. Nesttled at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara contains a diverse range of habitats and topographical features ranging from the rift wall, ground water forest, acacia woodlands and open grasslands to the shores of Lake Manyara and the lake itself. Lunch will be packed and served in the bush. The park provides sanctuary to a variety of animals such as the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippo and the famous tree-climbing lions that are unique to the Lake, along with over 350 bird species.
Post an early breakfast, we will drive to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conserrvation Area. Picnic lunch will be served on the way. The world famous Serengeti National Park is Tanzania's oldest park and one of the world's last great wildlife refuges. The name comes from the Masai word Siringet, meaning 'endless plains'. We will be viewing wildlife throughout the drive to our lodge and arrive at our tented accommodation in the evening.
If you rise early you can take a morning game drive through the park to see the nocturnal predators returning from their nightly hunt and the active animals waking up in the early morning light. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds, you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, birds and other species.
We will enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives in the vast Serengeti plains. In the early morning and evening light, the Serengeti landscape is stunningly beautiful. This ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of wildlife in Africa, including more than three million large mammals. The park is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species here. Depending on wildlife movement, we can have hot lunch at the camp or enjoy picnic lunch in the bush.
After breakfast we will drive south towards Ngorongoro, with scenic viewss en-route. Upon arrival, we will descend some 610 meters into the crater, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise, for a full day of game viewing with picnic lunch at a private scenic. Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world is home to an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Prides of lions, herds of Cape buffalo, impala, Thompson gazelles, rhino, golden and black backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard and the spotted hyena freely roam the crater plains. There are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist inside a region this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the crater is also home to hundreds of bird species, refreshing in the small lakes in the crater floor. Our overnight stay will be a few minutes drive from Ngorongoro.
This is day when you will immerse yourself in the local culture with a ttour around the village of Mt wa Mbu. A guide will accompany you for half a day of biking or walking in the mountainous rugged village overlooking Lake Manyara. A picnic lunch will be served. Post lunch, we will drive to the airport in the afternoon for your flight back home.
A team of highly committed professionals who live their lives out there on the field, the NW team has the hands on knowledge from a wildlife and photography perspective to make the most of your wildlife trip. As an amateur photographer, you come back with a better understanding on camera handling and on-field shooting tips as our team constantly keeps an eye on your shooting techniques and gives you the necessary onfield guidance to mature to the next level. Even if you have been shooting in the field regularly, the group interactions around photography and wildlife are an enriching experience.
Equipments can't restrict you from participating in our photo tour. You can touch base with the NW team for possible equipment rental options and we would try to equip you adequately based on the nature of the program you are enrolling for.
NW programs are backed by strong field analysis and locations surveys. Our team spends maximum time in the wilderness and is up-to-date with sighting reports because which we are able to plan out the photo tour effectively. In addition to this, you can bug our experienced photography escorts and trainers with your photography queries - be it field tips, basic or advanced photography queries, post processing of images etc.
In case of established national parks, NW ensures the best of facilities in the form of comfortable rooms and the best in class safari experience. However whenever infrastructure is an issue, we try to give the best of what is avaialble. Photography is our key focus and we do not compromise on that part. Our endeavor has always been to give our participants the maximum productive field time.
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