It was 1913 and great stretches of Africa were still unknown to the white man when Stewart Edward White, an American hunter, set out from Nairobi. Pushing south, he recorded: “We walked for miles over burnt out country… Then I saw the green trees of the river, walked two miles more and found myself in paradise.”
Discover Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the Natron-Manyara-Balangida branch of the East African Rift in Manyara Region in Tanzania. Said by Ernest Hemingway to be the “loveliest lake in Africa,” it is also the home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. The name Manyara comes from the Maasai word emanyara, which is a euphorbia species of plant that is grown into a hedge around a family homestead (Euphorbia tirucalli).The name “is a Masai description not for the lake, but in general for a lake shore region.”
Discover Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a protected area and a World Heritage Site located 180 km (110 mi) west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area. The conservation area is administered by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, an arm of the Tanzanian government, and its boundaries follow the boundary of the Ngorongoro Division of the Arusha Region.
Day 01: Lunch in Arusha.
Breakfast at the lodge. Drive to the Olduvai Gorge for a short but a very informative visit on our ancestors. Soon after, drive to Serengeti. Picnic lunches at midday. Afternoon game drive in the seemingly endless plains. Meals and overnight at a Tented Camp /lodge in Serengeti.