Day 2 & 3: Serengeti National Park
This morning sees your first game drive of the safari in Lake Manyara National Park, home to hippos, elephants, flamingos, plains game and the famous tree-climbing lions that reside here. The landscape is a mixture of dense forest, small open plains and lush water-side grasses, a feast for herbivores such as buffalo. Return to the hotel for lunch, then begin the long drive north to the world renowned Serengeti National Park, arriving in time for dinner and overnight at Seronera Wildlife Lodge – one of the first to be built in the park and so occupying a prime position amongst the rocky outcrops. Rooms are basic but comfortable. A spectacular full day game drive with Picnic lunch in the Serengeti today, seeking out the big cats, rhino, buffalo, giraffe and many others that habituate the vast open plains of this huge park which borders the Maasai Mara in its northeast corner. The sheer scale and seemingly endless horizon in this part of Africa is simply spellbinding.