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After breakfast, pack your bags and transfer to Kuro Airstrip for your Air Excel flight to Manyara.
On arrival at Lake Manyara Airstrip you will be met by a driver guide and transferred to Lake Manyara National Park. One of the smaller parks in Tanzania, Lake Manyara offers a microcosm of the safari experience to be found in Tanzania.
The diverse landscape includes lush ground water forest hosting many species, including:
- Canopy dwelling birdlife
Grassy floodplains play home to larger mammals, such as:
Inland one might find the famous tree climbing lions and herds of elephant. In addition to the wildlife, over 400 species of birds have been recorded within the park.
In the afternoon, make your way up the steep Rift Valley escarpment, into the small town of Karatu and up to Plantation Lodge. After checking in, enjoy a refreshing swim or relax under the trees in the beautiful garden.
About Plantation Lodge
Plantation Lodge is located on a 45-acre working coffee plantation, just outside the town of Karatu.
The rooms are in small white cottages dotted around the well-kept gardens, where there is also a peaceful pool area with great views over the Ngorongoro Highlands. Each of the rooms is individually decorated in a traditional safari feel with a contemporary twist and features a sitting room with fireplace, private veranda and en suite facilities.
The food and serve is very good and most of the produce used to create the meals is from the extensive farm gardens. For those wanting to visit the Crater during the day, but to get away from the crowds at night, the lodge offers very good value in a beautiful setting.