This Africa safari gives you an opportunity to see the best of Tanzania in over 7-days as you explore its different parks and reserves and see a wide range of African wildlife. Your wildlife safari starts by visiting the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park before searching for the Big 5 in the world-renowned Serengeti National Park.In Ngorongoro descend into the floor of the crater for a full day adventure. Finish your Tanzanian safari off with a visit to the Tarangire National Park.Extend your holiday in Tanzania with a three-day visit to the exotic island of Zanzibar where you will relax, unwind by lazing on the beaches and exploring historic Stone Town.
Lake Manyara Tanzania Safaris
Lake Manyara National Park is one of the safari circuit's main attractions and is typically packaged with the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. The lake's watershed creates a rich, green environment on a stage set by amazing views of the Great Rift Valley's western escarpment. Though the park is small (127 square miles (200 square kms), over half of which is covered by the lake during the wet season), it offers an excellent opportunity to view wildlife in lake and forest habitats.
The majority of the park's topography is forest or heavy vegetation, allowing animals to roam more privately and making viewing more intimate. Other habitats include swamp, acacia, plains and the lakeshore.
In these varied environments, elephant, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, warthog and a variety of ungulate species can be found. The park's hippo population is impressive. Predators include leopards and the park's famous tree-climbing lions.
For birders, more than 400 species can be found in astonishing volume and variety. Lake Manyara is home to thousands of pink flamingos. Hot springs are also found in the southern section of the park.