3 Days Classic Tanzania Safari – Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire

3 Days Safari - Lake Manyara

2pax: per person sharing

Visiting: Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire, Ngorongoro

What to Expect

  • Abundant wildlife on safari
  • Tree lions & birdlife in lake Manyara
  • Dense population of predators.
  • High concentration of animals in Ngorongoro crater.
  • Big 5 safari experience in 3 days.

Route Map

3 Days Classic Tanzania Safari – Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire

This 3 Days Classic Tanzania Safari – Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire Safari takes you to experience Africa’s wildlife in abundance in uniquely unspoiled landscapes. You will explore Lake Manyara National Park – diverse habitats, tree-climbing lions, and rich birdlife with migratory flamingo flocks. Tarangire National Park – vast open endless plains, abundant elephants, and game filled aprk. You will experience this vastness and witness one of the greatest concentrations of large wild animals left on earth.

You will discover Ngorongoro Crater – hosting one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa, including Africa’s Big Five.

Classic Tanzania Safari – 3 days

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara

Distance: 130 km

Non-game-viewing travel time: 2 ½ hours

Meet your professional Driver Guide in Arusha, and drive to Mto wa Mbu for a morning cultural tour which will be accompanied by hot local lunch, and then an afternoon game drives into the Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater- Tarangire National Park

Distance: 60km & 155 km

Non-game-viewing travel time: 2 hours & 3 ½ hours

After breakfast, you will descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a morning crater tour with a picnic lunch down into the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhinos. Supported by a year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque conservation area is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. After enjoying the crater tour with a picnic lunch down into the crater, you will travel to Tarangire National Park arriving in time for leisure, dinner, and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 3: Tarangire National Park – Arusha

Distance: 120 km

Non-game-viewing travel time: 2 hours

After breakfast, full-day game drives into Tarangire National Park with a picnic lunch. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African national park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. Later on, you will drive back to Arusha town which will be the end of your African safari adventure.

The safari will start and ends at Arusha Airport or at any meeting point in Arusha.

Price Includes

  • Pick up and drop off Arusha Airport/ town;
  • All specified accommodations and meals;
  • All sightseeing and game viewing as shown;
  • 7 seater Safari vehicle driven by experienced English-speaking driver-guide;
  • 24-hour Park and crater entry fees;
  • Mto wa Mbu Cultural Tour + hot local lunch;
  • Water during the safari;
  • Camping gears and chef for camping safari;

At Super Luxury Lodges:

  • All soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees (excluding champagne, cognacs, fine wines, premium brand, spirits, and cigars);
  • Laundry services;

Price Excludes

  • Local & International Flights;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Visa for entry (bought upon arrival, 50-100 USD pp.);
  • Meals not specified;
  • Departure tax from Zanzibar Airport (if any)
  • Personal matters like; Tipping, Drinks, Souvenirs and Laundry service etc.;
  • Telephone calls;
  • Gratuities;
  • Sleeping bag for camping safari;

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