3 Days Lake Manyara Wildlife Safari
3 Days Lake Manyara Wildlife Safari is a short adventure for visitors on a tight schedule. During the safari you be able to explore Lake Manyara national park in the northern part of Tanzania which is famously known for harboring a wide range of wildlife including the tree climbing lions, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, hippos, warthogs, waterbucks, impalas, hyenas, leopards, baboons, blue monkeys, different bird species like flamingos, crowned eagle, crowned hornbill, silvery cheeked hornbill among others. During your safari you will engage in an interesting game drive and canoe ride of Lake Manyara a shallow alkaline soda lake that covers two thirds of the park’s total surface.
Highlights of the 3 days Lake Manyara national park safari
- Day 1: Pick up from Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara national park
- Day 2: Full day game drive in Lake Manyara national park
- Day 3: Morning game drive and departure to Arusha
Day 1 of the 3 days Lake Manyara national park safari
Arrival in Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara national park, depending on your arrival time at Arusha airport on the first day of the 3 days Lake Manyara national park safari, you will be welcomed by our driver guide who will brief you about the safari and then start the journey to Lake Manyara national park which is located at the base of the great rift valley escarpment. The journey takes about 2 to 3 hours drive and on the way you will have incredible views of the Maasai villages, local people, landscapes among others. Upon arrival you will check into the lodge for lunch.
Canoeing, after lunch you will go for a canoe ride in a two man canoe on Lake Manyara which takes about 1 to 2 hours. during canoeing you will be able to paddle silently along the lake shores with spectacular views of different animals such as buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, warthogs drinking water along the banks, view hippos in water, different water bird like flamingos, fish eagles, cormorants, hornbills, bee-eater, enjoy the beautiful scenery among others. After the canoe ride you will meet up with your driver guide to drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Full day game drive in Lake Manyara national park
After an early breakfast on the second day of the 3 days Lake Manyara national park safari, you will carry packed lunch and meet up with your driver-guide to go for a morning game drive in the park where you will be able to view animals when they are most active. During the morning game drive you will be able to spot animals like elephants, impalas, buffaloes, zebras, warthogs, waterbucks, wildebeest, giraffes, leopards, bird species like crowned eagles, silvery cheeked hornbills, crested guinea fowl among others. After the morning game drive you will have a picnic lunch in the park or drive back to the lodge for lunch.
Afternoon game drive, after lunch you will go for an afternoon game drive where you will have an opportunity to see large concentrations of baboons, klipspringer, buffaloes, tree-climbing lions lying up in acacia tree branches, take great pictures of the sundowner among others. The tree-climbing lions can also be found in Ishasha sector- Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda. After the game drive you will drive out of the park and return back to the lodge for an evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Morning game drive and departure to Arusha
Morning game drive, on the last day of the 3 day Lake Manyara national park safari you will have a relaxed breakfast and your driver-guide will pick you up from the lodge to go for another game drive where you will be able to view animals that you might have missed the previous day. After the game drive you will return back to the lodge for lunch.
Departure to Arusha, after lunch you will check out of the lodge and meet up with your driver guide to transfer to Arusha town and upon arrival you will be dropped off at Arusha airport for your departure flight or dropped off at any place of convenience.
End of the 3 Days Lake Manyara Wildlife Safari
3 days Lake Manyara national park safari includes
- Pick up and drop off in a 4WD safari vehicle
- Services of a professional driver guide
- Park entrance fees
- Canoeing on Lake Manyara
- All mentioned activities
- Full board accommodation
- Vehicle and fuel
- Bottled water
3 days Lake Manyara national park safari excludes
- Air flight tickets
- Optional activities not included on the itinerary
- Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, cigarettes, telephone calls, laundry services, tips to the guide among others.