Lake Manyara National Park, in the Great Rift Valley, nearly 1000 metres above sea level, abounds with elephant, hippo and buffalo. The eighth wonder of the world – Ngorongoro Crater – rising high above the Serengeti plains is a vast natural amphitheatre rich in wildlife. This safari also takes you to the Serengeti, where lion, cheetah and hyena stalk their prey; Olduvai Gorge containing vast herds of antelope, wildebeest and lion. Tarangire National Park covers 2600 sq km of grassland and floodplains, and a large proportion of tall acacia woodland just south of the large open grass plains of southern Masai land. Tarangire is beautifully unspoilt, and safari drives through the park enjoy wide views to distant variously purpled formations of volcanic mountain ranges.