Experience some of Tanzania's best safari destinations on this 3-day lodge tour that begins and ends in Arusha. If you're on a budget or short on time, this East African safari is an ideal option. The first game-viewing adventure takes place in Tarangire National Park, known for its diversity, large elephant population, and tree-climbing lions. Then continue to Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater inside Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage site, for the chance to see lions, monkeys, zebras, and more.


Day 1, Handpicked Accommodations:-

  • Upscale Luxury Accommodation: Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge
  • Basic Luxury Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House
  • Mid-range Accommodation: Hhando Coffee Lodge 

Ngorongoro, Handpicked Accommodations:-

  • Upscale Luxury Accommodation: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
  • Basic Luxury Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge | Serengeti Sopa Lodge
  • Mid-range Accommodation: Rhino Lodge
2 Nights 3 Days Available on request Arusha, Tanzania
We don't want you to miss these!
  • Highlights of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Enjoy sunset game viewing 
  • 3-day Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park
  • See wild animals including the Big Five 
Detailed itinerary

DAY 1:
Arusha to  Tarangire National park
After having your early breakfast, collect your packed lunch and depart at 7.30am for a 2hours drive to Tarangire national park through the Masai steppe. (Please let us know where to pick you up)

Tarangire is famous for its dense wildlife population, which is most spectacular in June and September, the dry period. During this time, thousands of animals including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, elands, kudu, wildebeest, hartebeest, and the rarely seen Oryx, migrate from Masai Steppe to the Tarangire River looking for water. Lions, leopards and other predators follow the herds. Tarangire has the largest population of elephant in any park in the northern circuit and more than 550 species of birds have been recorded. Our professional safari guide is always happy to share with you lots of ecological and ethological facts like the secret behind baobab trees and elephants in Tarangire, the roles of Tarangire River and much much more..!

Late afternoon, drive to Lake Manyara area  for dinner and overnight stay:-

  • Meals included: Packed Lunch | Dinner


DAY 2:
Ngorongoro Crater | Full Day Game viewing

After early breakfast descends down the crater for half day game viewing. At noon drive to the picnic site for lunch while enjoying the scenic view of the Ngorongoro crater. 

The Ngorongoro crater, which has been declared a world heritage site, lies within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area that covers more than 8000 sq.km  With an area of 304 sq. km. the crater is the home of up to 30,000 large mammals. More than 100 species of birds not found in the Serengeti have been recorded here. This is the world's largest unbroken caldera and the 8th wonder of the world.  Our friendly safari guide is always happy to share with you about the behind the scene perspectives about the formation of the caldera, ecological facts and much much more..!

This is the only place in Africa where it is easy to find big cats like lions (5 prides of lions have been recorded), cheetah, clans of hyena, jackals, serval cats a few to mention. Search out for rarely seen black rhino

After early lunch, drive to the exit gate through the green forest of the Ngorongoro highland and drive to Lake Manyara national park through the Great Rift Valley.
Dinner and Overnight stay:-

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Packed Lunch | Dinner.


DAY 3:
Lake Manyara National park game viewing | 
Drive back to Arusha city
After breakfast depart for game viewing in Lake Manyara national park. Enjoy your packed lunch at the picnic site offering scenic view of Lake Manyara. 

Lake Manyara is famous for tree-climbing lions and pythons. The national park consists of underground natural forest that opens up into woodlands, grassland, and swaps beyond the soda lake itself covering 200 sq. km. Over 400 species of birds have been spotted, including flamingos, pelican, storks, cormorants, egrets, and geese. Keep your eyes open for troops of baboon and monkeys. Our professional safari guide is always happy to share with you lots of behind the scene ideas, why trees in Lake Manyara have adopted climbing trees, how was the Great Rift Valley was formed and much much more..!

Late afternoon, drive back to the exit gate while enjoying game viewing on our way.

Drop you in Arusha (drop off point and time to be advised)

  • Meals included: Breakfast | Packed Lunch | Dinner.

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What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • All Park fees 
  • Pick up and Drop off, Arusha
  • Guaranteed departure.
  • All meals from start to completion
  • Guaranteed window seat.
  • A local English speaking tour guide
  • 4x4 vehicle designed for safari with a pops up for easy game viewing and photography 
  • Mineral water 2 liters per person a day available in the car
  • We can easily cater to vegetarian meals when requested.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Visa (Available at the airport for $ 100 or less depending on where you are coming)
  • International Flights
  • Tour Guide TIP (recommended $ 20 a day)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature 
Pickup point
Here is where we will meet, don't get lost!
Impala Hotel, Arusha, Arusha, Tanzania View on Map