Day 8: Mtowambu/Lake Manyara national park
After breakfast, you go on a walking tour in farming town Mtowambu. This village is unique in Tanzania since it is home to over 120 different tribes from across Africa and forms a colorful mix of customs. Your walking guide will take you to rice and banana plantations, a local beer factory, a school, and a carving factory. Discover the traditional way of life of the villagers. Later you will drive to Lake Manyara national park for a game drive with picnic lunch. In this small but very beautiful park with 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. In the afternoon you will continue to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (this is the closest lodge to the crater with the greatest view of the crater) for dinner and overnight.