Lake Manyara National Park
Featuring a wide topographical variety and abundant wildlife, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, ostrich, bush buck, and aardvarks roam the park’s open plains, and hippo pools line the shores. The lake attracts over 380 species of birds such as flamingos, pelicans, storks, cormorants, and Egyptian geese. Ground water forests of tamarind, mahogany, and fig teem with monkeys; elephant often frequent the escarpment slopes amid the baobab trees, and lions sprawl lazily on the branches of umbrella trees in the acacia woodland.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Last erupting in 1983, the active Ol-Ndoinyo Lengai volcano, Ngorongoro Crater, and Olduvai Gorge all make up this famed conservation area. It’s steep surrounds provide a natural sanctuary to an array of wildlife and the endangered Black Rhino are still found here. Widely regarded as one of the world’s great natural wonders, East Africa’s flamingos breed around Lake Natron to the northeast. Ngorongoro is only a 40 minute drive from Escarpment Luxury Lodge and thus easily visited from the property.
Standing majestically at 5,892 meters (19,331 feet) above sea level, this inactive volcano is Africa’s highest peak and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro is an international tourist destination and largely frequented by hikers and mountaineers from all corners of the globe. Located close to the equator, the mountain is also known for it’s strangely snow-capped peak which towers above the grassy savannah plains below.
Tarangire National Park
An ideal full day trip from Escarpment Luxury Lodge, Tarangire boasts the second highest concentration of wildlife of all Tanzania’s national parks. Offering abundant game viewing with over 700 resident lions, it is said to hold the largest population of elephant in the world and large herds of buffalo, zebra, giraffe, and wildebeest can often be seen. Tarangire is widely regarded as the country’s ultimate stop for bird watching enthusiasts with well over 450 species having been recorded.
Serengeti National Park
Widely revered the world over, Serengeti is among the top safari destinations in Africa and Tanzania’s most visited attraction. Greatly known for the famed great wildlife migration, this dramatic phenomenon is decided as a result of grazing availability. The serenity of Escarpment Luxury Lodge is the perfect way to start or end a circuit trip to Tanzania’s wonders. Contact us for further information and to plan a truly unforgettable experience!
Zanzibar’s history and breathtaking beaches make it one of the top destinations in Tanzania. The Indian Ocean location greatly contributed to making it a natural trading center throughout the course of its history. Numerous tempting resorts are on offer and Stone Town, the capital is a World Heritage site. Visitors can wonder the narrow alleys in search of exotic spices, while passing distinctive traditional homes and several mosques along the way.