Rift Valley & Serengeti Plains
We begin our safari at Lake Manyara National Park famed for its prolific birdlife as well as large elephant and hippo populations. Ascending the Great Rift Valley we enter the great Serengeti plains. We're at once among vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and Grant's gazelle. Other wildlife includes lion, hyena, jackal, topi and cheetah. Large numbers of giraffe are usually seen en route. We'll also visit the archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge, where Louis Leakey found the fossil of 'Nutcracker Man'. The gorge is famous for evidence of hominid activity dating back some 2.1 million years.
Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire
Next we enter Ngorongoro crater believed by some to have been the proverbial “Garden of Eden”. The 100-square-mile sunken floor is the world's largest intact caldera and contains one of Africa's largest permanent concentrations of wildlife. It offers the prospect of year-round game viewing in a scenically unrivalled area. Finally, we head into Tarangire National Park where the greatest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti ecosystem live among the primeval baobab trees.
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