Day 1: Arrival- Arusha.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to Arusha Outpost Lodge. Settle into your accommodation, ready to start your safari journey proper in the morning.
Day 2: Lake Manyara/Mtowambu.
After breakfast, you will drive to Mtowambu town on the floor of the Great rift valley, for a guided village tour. In this small but very busy town where people belonging to all 120 tribes in Tanzania live together, you will have the opportunity to see the typical daily life of Tanzanians. Your walking guide who comes from that area will take you to rice and banana plantations where you will interact with the people working in their farms, you will visit a traditional beer bar/factory, you will visit a school and carvings factory where the famous “Makonde” use ebony black wood to carve different statues. You will then continue to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch. In this small but very beautiful park with the dense forest, you will have the opportunity to see lots of monkeys, giraffes, elephants, impalas, dik-dik, flamingos in the lake, and if you are lucky you may spot the rare tree-climbing lions. You will later continue to Karatu Doffa Campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater.
After an early breakfast, depart with picnic lunch and drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive. The crater has a good number of lions and cheetahs, and it is another good place to see the rare black rhino. In the late afternoon return back to Arusha for your departure flight.