Tour overview

Our affordable 2 days Tanzania Lodge Safari begins and ends in Arusha town and if you are on a budget or short on time, this East African Safari is a winner.

2 Days Tanzania lodge safari is a package fits for business travelers & others with time constraints or tight budget. This Tanzania short safari is a package made up of 2 days 1 night in a mid – range accommodation.

Our exciting 2 days lodge safari in Tanzania takes you to the best Northern Tanzania Parks of Tarangire National Park the place for elephants & to the world nature wonder “The Ngorongoro Crater” with big chances of spotting the big 5 in such a short period.

The highlight of this 2 days Tanzania lodge safari is large elephant population & huge baobab trees in Tarangire, about 6000 elephants were recorded in this park, you may also expect to see giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, eland, buffalo warthog, baboon, impala, Gerenuk & the rare species of Great Kudu, Oryx & the Ash stalling. Over 400 species of bird were recorded here. Lion, leopard, cheetahs, hyena, jackals & countless birds of prey can also be seen.

The 2 days Tanzania lodge safari will also include a visit to UNESCO’S world heritage site The Ngorongoro Crater which referred by many as the 8th wonder of the world. It is an exciting drive when descent 600 meters high walls with lots of corners to the crater floor.

Yearly around water supply & fodder enable the Crater to support lager number of wildlife which include herds of African elephant, buffaloes, eland zebra, hippos & the rare black rhino. This beautiful Crater has dense population of predators like lion, cheetahs, hyena, jackals & the ever illusion leopard which sometimes need sharp eye to spot. It is very much possible to spot the big 5 in the course of a single visit to the crater floor.

The 2 days Tanzania lodge safari package will include one night stay at Country lodge in Karatu or similar. This affordable safari package can be tailored to 3 days lodge safari by adding one night & a visit to Lake Manyara national park on the last day before driving back to Arusha.

This tour does not take children.

This itinerary may have some long travelling days, and we would therefore not recommend this group safari for young children.
Families with younger children who are confident and comfortable with travelling long distances, are welcome on a private safari basis only.

Please contact Zaita Tours for information regarding private tours and quotations.


  • 2 days private Tanzania safari for 2 to 6 person
  • Transport and game viewing in modified 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
  • Services of an experienced, professional English speaking safari driver guide
  • All park fees at Tarangire & Ngorongoro Crater
  • All game drives as per itinerary
  • 1.5 l mineral water per person during game drive
  • Three meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Country Lodge or similar as per itinerary
  • Government value added tax VAT

Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately)
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges or Camps
  • Arrival & departure transfers (but can still be arranged at extra cost)
  • Accommodation in Arusha before & after safari (but still can arrange at extra cost)

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Distance: 139 km

Non Game Viewing Time: 2 to 3 hrs.

You will leave Arusha at around 08:00 for Tarangire National Park, you will pass by Arusha town for any last minute purchase before heading to the bush. The driving will be across beautiful Masai steppe and many village, reaching Makuyuni junction, you will take the road to left and drive along Arusha – Dodoma highway toward Tarangire National park, a drive is of about 2:30 hrs on tarmac road. At the gate it will take you less than 15 minutes for your driver to sort out some park formalities. Game drives will start right from the gate, you may anticipate to see many animals & birds including the rare species of Great Kudu, Fringed-Eared Oryx as well as the Ash Stalling.

Tarangire national park is famous for its elephant population of about 6000 wondering around Tarangire Lake Manyara ecosystem, huge baobab tree and tree climbing python is one of the highlight in this park.

Your safari driver guide will take you to the best wildlife viewing areas at the river bank & Lake shore where most of animals are gathering for water & green pastures. Tarangire River & the dam on the southwest corner of the park are the only permanent sources of water in the entire park supporting a larger number of wildlife including eland, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra and lots of birds. Lion, leopard, hyena. Jackals, cheetahs can also be seen here. Packed lunch will be served inside the park. Later afternoon drive across Lake Manyara gate & up to the Great Rift Valley escarpment, you will stop at Lake Manyara view point for washroom and some nice pictures of Lake Manyara & it’s forest during the sunset. Afterward proceed to Country Lodge at the Ngorongoro highlands for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Country Lodge or Similar close to Karatu town . All meals included.

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

Distance: 172 km

Time: 3 to 4 hrs

After breakfast your 2 days Tanzania lodge safari continues as we take you to the Ngorongoro Crater. You will start by driving along beautiful high lying farmlands of Karatu & to Ngorongoro gate for check in and afterward drive up to the crater rim, stop at Crater view point for some nice view & pictures of the Crater floor from the rim then drive along the rim & ascending 600 meters high walls to the Crater floor for a wonderful game viewing. The unfolded volcanic caldera which sometime referred as the 8th nature wander of the world is home to a larger number of animal species. Yearly adequate water supply & fodder enable Ngorongoro Crater to support a large number of wildlife which include herds of wildebeest, buffalo, African elephant, zebra, eland, hippos, gazelle & the rare black rhino.

Ngorongoro Crater is also home to a dense population of predators like lion, leopard, cheetahs, hyena, and jackals. Birds are abundant from large flocks of flamingos at Lake Magadi, pelicans, Ibises, ostrich, goose & other county birds. Packed lunch will be served at the crater floor. Late afternoon drive out & back to Arusha where your safari ends.