Safari Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara - 3 Days

Tourism in Tanzania

Days safari Ngorongoro Crater is the best tour starting in Arusha city & it includes the three best parks of Tarangire with large elephant population, Lake Manyara where you can spot the tree climbing lion & colorful flamingos, The world wonder Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 meters high walls, beautiful landscapes & the big chance of spotting the big 5.

This Short Tanzania safari Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire & Lake Manyara is a private & affordable safari which includes nice mid-range accommodation however, the package can be customized to meet your budget and ideas.

The tour starts & ends in Arusha the Tourism capital, we will meet you at your lodge in Arusha for short safari briefing a day before or in the morning before departing for Tarangire National Park. Please let us know if you will need transfers & accommodation in Arusha before & after safari to be included in your package price.

Safari highlights

Enjoy authentic interactions with the Masai

Spot 5 & the big cats

See enormous animal species than you ever thought possible

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Great Rift Valley & The Norongoro Crater

Trip style

Comfort & private – You will have a private safari Land Cruiser with photographic roof thatch, window seat guaranteed for everybody. A profession, experienced safari driver guide who will take you to the areas which leaves you breathless with wonder & excitement. Accommodation is a nice mid-range. High category accommodation is available on request. Karibu Sana!

Destination: Northern Tanzania (Arusha)

Location: Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara

Best time to visit: Yearly around

Physicality: relaxed

3 Days Safari Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire & Lake Manyara Itinerary

Tanzania Lodge Safari Packages

Day 1
Arusha – Tarangire

After breakfast in your lodge, you will depart for Tarangire National Park for Game drive. Tarangire is one of the best National park in Northern Tanzania which runs along the lines of Tarangire River and it contain low lying hills appears on the floor of Great Rift Valley. The vegetation of the park is mainly acacia woodland and huge African Baobab trees with a swamp area on the South.

Tarangire River and the swamps attracts a large number of wild animal as it is the only permanent water sources in the entire park. Tarangire National park is famous for its large elephant population found nowhere else in Africa, you may expect to spot giraffe, buffalo, zebra, impala, wildebeest, warthog & lots of baboons & monkeys. The three rare species of Greater Kudu, Fringed-eared Oryx and the Ash stalling can also be seen here. Lion, leopard, hyena, jackals, cheetah, vultures & other birds of prey are also inhabit the park. For bird watchers this is the place, 400 bird species where recently recorded here including the migratory birds. Later afternoon drive to the lodge for dinner & overnight.

Overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge in Karatu town or similar. All Meals included.

Day 2
Tarangire – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast drive up to Ngorongoro highlands, spend few minutes for registration at the gate before driving up to the Crater view point where you can make a brief stop to get the most breathtaking views of the Crater floor from above, you may take some pictures before descending 600 meters into the Crater floor for a full day game drive.

Ngorongoro Crater is often referred by many as the Eden of Africa, because of its great scenery and abundance of wildlife. Large mammals and plain animals are making home in this natural wildlife sanctuary. Lunch box will be taken at the Crater floor. You can expect to spot herds of wildebeest, eland, zebra, hippos, African elephant, gazelles and the rare black rhino in their natural habitat.

Another big draw card in this huge caldera is the denser population  of predators which include lion, hyena, cheetah, jackals and the ever-illusive leopard that needs sharp eye to be spotted. All this animals are bounded by the volcanic walls of 600 meters and can be viewed in a very close range. You will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is among the main features of the crater. Large flocks of flamingos, many aquatic birds & hippos can usually been seen here. Late afternoon drive out & back to bougainvellea Safari lodge for dinner & overnight.

Overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge in Karatu town or similar. All meals included.

Day 3
Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara – Arusha

On this day after breakfast we will take you to Lake Manyara National Park  the ever green park nestling at the base of the Great East African Rift Valley  with overlapping  habitats which supports a large number of animal species including the famous Lake Manyara tree climbing lions, giraffe, elephant, zebra, buffalo, leopard, hyena and many more.

Afterward drive back to Arusha, if you wish you may visit Mto wa Mbu market or any Masai market on the way before reaching Arusha in late afternoon. Please let us know if you are flying on this day or need accommodation in Arusha.

Price includes:

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private safari guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • All meals whist on safari
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

Price excludes:

  • International flights
  • Tanzanian Visa
  • All things of personal nature
  • Tips for guides and cooks
  • Alcohol
  • Items not specified in terms and conditions
  • Extended tours not specified in the main package

Kindly take note of the following:

Rates are quoted based on two guests sharing and single supplement rates apply on single room occupancy

The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this itinerary

On occasion the itinerary may be in a different order or using alternative lodges according to road conditions and availability.

Other Safari Important Notes

  1. ELECTRICITY
    All lodges and camps will have electricity although many work off generators with limited times.

The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.

  1. INTERNAL FLIGHTS/BAGGAGE
    Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. extra luggage can be left in storage in Arusha (by arrangement prior to travel
  2. YELLOW FEVER
    It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country visited. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.
  3. ACCOMMODATION
    Please note all accommodation listed below is not guaranteed, but is indicative of the types of accommodation used.
  4. COMBO TRIP
    Please note that this tour combines with other Mkama Tours to Tanzania. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with Mkama Tours to Tanzania, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another Mkama Tours to Tanzania, after your trip concludes.

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