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Tanzania Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara

3 Days Short Safari

3 Days Short Safari

$895 / per person
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These 3 days safari Tanzania starts and ends in Arusha town the base town for all Tanzania safari tours in the Northern Tanzania Safari circuit. The 3 days tour is a great package for all ages due to the short distances involved because all the 3 parks that you will visit are located not very far from one another.

Starting and ending in Arusha the 3 day Tanzania safari takes you to the Ngorongoro Crater (one of the two most famous wildlife parks in Tanzania) but also a visit to Tarangire National Park and the Lake Manyara National Park a small evergreen gem of its own kind.

Starting with Tarangire National Park you will visit this theater of the wild that is famous for its unusually huge herds of elephants and the gigantic baobab trees that dot the park. Accommodation will be in a nice tented camp in the vicinity of the park just outside the park boundary with great views over the plains across as well as the Lake Burunge on the far horizon, but you may also stay at a cheaper mid-range lodge in the Karatu area where we can take you late in the afternoon after satisfactory game drives in the Tarangire.

3 Day Tanzania Safari from Arusha – Where to visit

You will then proceed with your 3 days Tanzania safari adventure with a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater which is world-famous for extraordinary numbers of wildlife that can be spotted at very close range. Think of lions, elephants, leopards, black rhinos, buffaloes; all the big five can be spotted in this ‘Eden of Africa’ in one day with a little bit of luck! Accommodation on this day can in a lodge located directly at the Crater rim ( at extra cost) or at the nice mid-range lodge that we have included in this published tour in Karatu which is just a stone’s throw away from the Loduare Main Gate to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Your third and last day of your 3 days safari in Tanzania from Arusha will be visiting the evergreen Lake Manyara National Park, of the legendary tree-climbing lions among many other animals and birds that can be seen in this small park. The park is a good place to see the hippos at the lakeside but also you may be lucky to spot flamingos, and many other aquatic birds, with over 400 bird species having been recorded here.

Later in the afternoon, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Arusha or you can be dropped ( at a small fee) at the Kilimanjaro International Airport if departing on this day. That marks the end of your amazing ‘taste of Tanzania 3 Days Tanzania Safari from Arusha.

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Arusha city
  • Departure Time
    Approximately 8.30AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 7.30PM
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable and light
  • Included
    Airport Pickup
    Airport Transfer
    Mountain Guide
    Park Fees
    Professional Guide
  • Not Included
    Rescue fees

Tour Plan


Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Early morning pick up from Arusha (or Moshi town) and drive further through the Masai Steppe via Makuyuni Junction and over down to the Tarangire National Park. This is now the fifth-largest park, of all parks in Tanzania, and the Tarangire National Park is dotted with amazingly big Baobab trees and the extraordinary large herds of elephants; Tarangire is quite a place not to miss while on your African safari to Tanzania if you are a lover of the jumbos or other general large game. The park is home to many animal species and some rare breeds like the Oryx and hirolas, and some rare bird species. Later in the afternoon, we drive out of the park and check in at the amazing Sangaiwe Tented Camp with great views over the plains and the Lake Burunge on the far horizon, or you may be transferred to Karatu where you will check in a lodge for dinner and overnight. Lunch and dinner included.

Ngorongoro Crater

After early morning breakfast at your camp at sunrise then you will check out and drive towards the Ngorongoro Crater also known as the 8th Wonder of the world. When you arrive you will register at the Loduare Main Gate then you descend into the Crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch on the Crater Floor. Ngorongoro Crater is often described as one of the wonders of the world. The ‘Crater’ (not actually a crater) is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a known natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. This is also one of the few places in the world where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural habitat. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds, and other species. With a bit of luck, the Big 5 can be spotted during one game drive only with the help of your hawk-eyed safari guide. Later in the afternoon, you will ascend to the Crater rim and check-in at a lodge ( at extra cost) or we will take you to our regular lodge at Karatu just outside the Conservation Area near the gate. Overnight at Country Lodge at Karatu or similar. All meals included

Lake Manyara - Transfer to back Arusha town / Departure

Early morning breakfast at the lodge (or you can also carry a packed breakfast & lunch) and descend into the floor of the Great Rift Valley where you will visit the Lake Manyara National Park on the last day of your 3 days safari in Tanzania. The name ‘Manyara’ is a Maa word (Masai Language) for the acacia tortilis tree species which the nomadic Masai people use to make hedges to protect their homesteads and livestock. The park is highlighted with lots of these trees and the tree climbing lions which are often spotted taking afternoon siesta on the branches. Many other animals are a common sighting in this evergreen park and they include; the impalas, giraffes, buffaloes, impalas, and the dik-diks. You will notice that just as you enter this park there an evergreen lush forest fed by an underground water stream and it is a perfect habitat for the Blue monkeys, the baboons, bushbucks, and the huge elephants sheltering in the sheds from the afternoon sun and devouring the green branches, twigs, and herbs. At the Hippo pools and at the Lake Manyara itself you will get the chance to observe the Hippos and the aquatic birds including the colorful Flamingoes, pelicans, Egyptian geese, cormorants, and many more. You will do game drives until mid-day then drive to Arusha where you will be dropped at your Arusha Hotel but if you are departing today we can also drop you off at Kilimanjaro International Airport at a very nominal fee. Lunch box and dinner included. End of the 03 days Safari in Tanzania from Arusha Note that: We can arrange your airport transfers at a small fee and also accommodation at Arusha on your arrival day before the safari starts if you need that. This safari can also be taken from Dar es Salaam or from Zanzibar with a domestic flight included. You can request your preferred accommodation option. Luxury or Mid-range lodges/tented camps both available.

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