lake manyara – flamingos

Distance: 130 Km (Tarmac Road)
E.T.A: 2 Hours

Pick up from your hotel in Arusha and drive to Lake Manyara National Park (330 sq km) for a full day game drive with packed picnic lunch. Stretching for 50 km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-meter high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bush buck tread warily through the shadows, and out sized forest horn bills honk cacophonously in the high canopy. Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s bird life. Meal Plan: L

Optional activities:

Walking Safari, Canoeing, Maasai village visit and Bicycle Tours.