Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater (2 days)

Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater

Our 2-day camping safari takes you to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park. A short but exciting tour where you will have a chance to see the “Big Five,“ large waterfowl colonies and tree climbing lions.

A 2-day safari, which already offers a whole series of highlights. You will visit Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. During the game drives you will see almost the entire biodiversity of the East African savannah. Accommodation is in tents at a campsite outside Lake Manyara National Park.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Moshi/Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park – Lake Manyara Region .

You will be picked up at your hotel in the morning after breakfast. You drive along with your guide to Lake Manyara National Park in the East African Rift Valley. The journey takes about 3 hours. The park is dominated by the lake of the same name, which attracts large colonies of water birds. Particularly impressive are the pink-colored flamingos, but there are also many other bird species such as cormorants, pelicans and storks. A total of about 400 different bird species live in the park. The park is also famous for its tree climbing lions, which are usually found in the central and open part of the park. During the safari you will also see elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos and many other animal species. In the late afternoon you leave the national park, and will spend the night at a campsite near the small village Mto wa Mbu.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Lake Manyara Region – Ngorongoro Crater – Moshi

After an early breakfast, the drive will take you up the steep slopes of the East African Rift Valley to the Ngorongoro Crater. Afterwards it continues on rough roads about 600 meters downwards into the crater. The crater has a diameter of 17-21 kilometers and is the home of a great animal kingdom. Nearly all the biodiversity of the East African savannah is gathered here,. only giraffes and a few other animal species for which the rock faces are too steep do not live in the crater. Depending on the season, 15,000 to 25,000 animals are gathered here; more than two thirds are buffaloes, gnus, zebras and gazelles. This large number of grazers also explains why the crater contains the largest density of predators in Africa. Beside other predators, more than 100 lions live here in several prides. The chances of watching the “Big Five” lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard within just a few hours are particularly good. After lunch we drive up and out of the steep crater walls and then back to Arusha /Moshi.

Meals: Breakfast; Lunch

Services included: 

  • Camping safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Professional, English-speaking safari cook
  • Overnight stays in tents
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, tables, chairs, etc.)
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Drinking water, tea & coffee
  • All national park fees

Not included services:

  • Alcohol and soft drinks
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • A possible increase in national park fees