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Per Person
  • 3 Days / 2 Night
  • Max People : 6
  • Serengeti , Ngorongoro

Experience the best 3 day Tanzania safari package starting from Arusha, designed to deliver an unforgettable wildlife adventure. Your journey begins with a 4 to 5-hour drive from Arusha to the Serengeti National Park, where the magic of the Great Migration unfolds before your eyes. With more than 2 million wildebeest on the move, this natural spectacle is truly awe-inspiring. Enjoy thrilling game drives in the Serengeti, spotting a variety of wildlife including lions, elephants, and cheetahs. A lunchbox will keep you energized for a full day of exploration. This shortest safari offers a luxurious yet compact experience, ideal for those seeking a high-impact, brief adventure.

On the second day, continue your safari in the Serengeti with another exciting game drive, delving deeper into the park’s vast landscapes. The final day includes a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its dense population of wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Although the safari is brief, it provides a comprehensive glimpse into Tanzania’s rich biodiversity. This package perfectly balances luxury and adventure, ensuring you make the most of your time in the wild. Conclude your 3 day Tanzania safari with a scenic drive back to Arusha, carrying with you unforgettable memories of Africa’s magnificent wildlife.

Included and Excluded

  • Transportation in 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Accommodation In The Lodge Or Camp On Twin Sharing Basis.
  • All Park Entrance Fees
  • Full Board, Meals Per Day While On Safari
  • Game Drives
  • Service Of The Expert English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Bottle Of Mineral Water While On Safari
  • Flights (international and domestic)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

Highlights of the Tour

  • Scenic Drive: 4 to 5-hour drive from Arusha to Serengeti.
  • Game Drives: Spot lions, elephants, and cheetahs.
  • Great Migration: Witness over 2 million wildebeest.
  • Lunchbox Picnics: Enjoy picnics in the Serengeti.
  • Luxury Accommodation: Relax in luxurious lodges.
  • Ngorongoro Crater Views: See breathtaking crater vistas.
  • Picnic Lunch at Ngorongoro: Enjoy a picnic near the crater.
  • Comprehensive Experience: Blend of luxury and adventure.
  • Scenic Return Drive: Drive back to Arusha, arriving by evening.


Your safari adventure will begin at 8:00 AM with a pick-up from your hotel in Arusha. Once everyone is on board, you'll head towards Serengeti National Park. The 254 km journey will take approximately 4-5 hours. Serengeti, which means "endless plains" in the local African language, offers a breathtaking view of grasslands stretching to the horizon, merging with the sky. Covering an area of 14,763 square kilometers, it redefines our concept of distance. The Serengeti is home to the magnificent “Big 5” (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard). Additionally, you may spot the elegant impala, one of Africa’s most beautiful animals. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the largest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, making it a renowned safari destination for its abundant lion and leopard populations. The central part of the Serengeti, known as the Seronera area, is one of the park's richest wildlife habitats. The Seronera River, providing a vital water source, attracts a diverse range of wildlife. In Seronera, be on the lookout for numerous lion prides and the iconic Serengeti "Kopjes"—massive granite boulders that offer shelter to a variety of flora and fauna. A picnic lunch will be enjoyed during the day-long game drive. The eventful day will conclude with a hearty dinner and a restful night at your accommodation.

  • Scenic Drive: 4 to 5-hour drive from Arusha to Serengeti.
  • Lunchbox Picnic: Enjoy a picnic upon arrival.
  • First Game Drive: Spot lions, elephants, and cheetahs.
  • Luxury Accommodation: Relax in a luxurious lodge.

After breakfast, embark on a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park. Later, depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a picnic lunch. Ngorongoro Crater, the largest collapsed volcanic crater in the world, spans fourteen kilometers of isolated natural beauty. Surrounded by extinct volcanoes, the crater floor, dotted with watering holes, is home to around 30,000 animals. The day will end with a hearty dinner and a comfortable night's rest at your accommodation.

  • Morning Game Drive: See wildlife at its most active.
  • Great Migration: Witness over 2 million wildebeest.
  • Afternoon Exploration: Drive to Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Dinner and Stay: Enjoy dinner and overnight in the park.

On the final day of your safari, you'll start early with a quick breakfast before descending into the Ngorongoro Crater floor around 6:30 AM. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera, with a floor area of about 260 square kilometers and a depth of over 2000 feet. During the 5-hour game drive on the crater floor, you’ll witness abundant wildlife, including African elephants, buffalo, black rhinos, hippos, hyenas, cheetahs, and lions. Keep your camera ready for spectacular photo opportunities. After a picnic lunch at the scenic Hippo Pool, you will begin a steep ascent to the crater's top exit. The last leg of your safari includes a 3-hour drive back to Arusha. You will be dropped off at your preferred location in Arusha by 6:00 PM. With unforgettable experiences and cherished memories, you’ll bid farewell to your safari team.

  • Stunning Vistas: Enjoy breathtaking landscapes.
  • Picnic Lunch: Lunch in the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Crater Rim Views: Brief visit with panoramic views.
  • Return Drive: Scenic drive back to Arusha, arriving by evening.

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Frequently Asked & Question

Tanzania is a vast country with many incredible safari destinations, and three days can be a bit rushed to truly experience the best of what it has to offer. However, it's still possible to have a great safari experience in three days, depending on where you go and what you prioritize. Here are some options to consider: Ngorongoro Conservation Area: If you're staying in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, three days is a good amount of time to explore the crater floor, which is home to an abundance of wildlife. You can visit the Olduvai Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see the iconic Ngorongoro Crater. Serengeti National Park: The Serengeti is one of the most famous wildlife reserves in Africa, and three days can give you a taste of the Great Migration. However, you might need to prioritize your game drives and focus on specific areas, such as the Seronera region or the Western Corridor. Tarangire National Park: Tarangire is known for its abundant elephants and baobab trees. Three days can give you a good chance to see these amazing creatures up close. You might also spot other animals like lions, leopards, and cheetahs.

The cost of a 3-day safari in Tanzania can vary widely depending on several factors such as the level of accommodation, the safari company chosen, the time of year, and the specific parks or reserves visited. However, to give you a rough estimate: Budget Safari: Prices can start from around $600 to $1,000 per person for a basic camping safari with simple accommodations and shared facilities. Mid-Range Safari: Expect prices to range from $1,000 to $2,000 per person for mid-range lodges or tented camps with more comfortable amenities and sometimes private facilities. Luxury Safari: Luxury safaris can range from $2,000 to $5,000 or more per person, featuring high-end lodges or luxury tented camps with exclusive services and experiences. These prices typically include accommodation, meals, park fees, game drives, and sometimes transfers to/from the starting point of the safari. Extras like tips, drinks, and additional activities (like balloon safaris or guided walks) are usually not included.

The type of accommodation you can expect on a 3-day safari in Tanzania varies based on the package you choose. Here's a breakdown of the different accommodation options: 1. Budget Accommodation Description: Basic but comfortable options often include public campsites or budget lodges. Public Campsites: These typically offer shared facilities such as bathrooms and dining areas. You might sleep in tents, which can be either provided by the tour operator or brought along by travelers. Budget Lodges: Simple rooms or bungalows with basic amenities. These are usually clean and comfortable but lack luxury features. Example: Twiga Lodge in Manyara, public campsites in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. 2. Mid-Range Accommodation Description: More comfortable lodges and tented camps that offer a higher level of service and amenities. Tented Camps: These camps provide more comfort and privacy, with en-suite bathrooms and sometimes even hot showers. They often have dining areas and lounges. Mid-Range Lodges: Lodges in this category offer private rooms or bungalows with en-suite bathrooms, comfortable beds, and sometimes swimming pools and gardens. Example: Kati Kati Tented Camp in the Serengeti, Rhino Lodge in Ngorongoro. 3. Luxury Accommodation Description: High-end lodges and tented camps that provide a luxurious experience with top-notch amenities and services. Luxury Tented Camps: Spacious and elegantly furnished tents with en-suite bathrooms, hot showers, sometimes bathtubs, gourmet dining, and personalized service. Luxury Lodges: High-end lodges with spacious rooms or suites, private verandas, swimming pools, spas, and exceptional service. Often located in prime wildlife viewing areas. Example: Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. 4. Exclusive & Boutique Options Description: Ultra-luxurious and often smaller properties providing an exclusive experience. Boutique Lodges: Small, intimate lodges with a focus on personalized service and unique, high-end amenities. Exclusive Camps: Very small camps, sometimes with just a handful of tents, offering an exclusive and private safari experience. Example: Singita Grumeti in Serengeti, andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Facilities and Amenities to Expect: Budget: Shared bathrooms, simple dining facilities, tents or basic rooms. Mid-Range: Private bathrooms, better dining options, comfortable tents or rooms, sometimes with additional amenities like a pool. Luxury: En-suite bathrooms with hot showers, luxurious furnishings, gourmet dining, swimming pools, spas, and excellent service. Exclusive: Highly personalized service, luxurious amenities, private game drives, often unique and stunning locations. Choosing Your Accommodation: Budget: Ideal for those looking to save money and who don't mind basic facilities. Mid-Range: Good balance between comfort and cost, suitable for most travelers. Luxury: Perfect for those looking for a high level of comfort and willing to spend more for an exceptional experience. Exclusive: Best for travelers seeking privacy, exclusivity, and top-tier luxury.

On a 3-day safari in Tanzania, particularly in areas like the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, you can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife. Here's a list of the most notable animals you are likely to encounter: The Big Five: Lion: Tanzania's Serengeti is known for its large lion populations. You can often see them lounging on kopjes or hunting in the plains. Elephant: Commonly seen in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, these majestic creatures are often found in herds. Leopard: Though elusive, leopards can be spotted in the Serengeti, often resting in trees. Rhinoceros: Black rhinos can be seen in the Ngorongoro Crater, which is one of the few places in Tanzania where they are relatively common. Buffalo: Large herds of buffalo are commonly seen in both the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Other Mammals: Cheetah: Frequently seen in the Serengeti, particularly in open plains where they hunt. Hyena: Common and often seen scavenging or hunting in packs. Zebra: Abundant in both the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Wildebeest: Particularly numerous during the Great Migration in the Serengeti. Giraffe: Easily spotted in the Serengeti, known for their tall, graceful presence. Hippopotamus: Commonly found in water bodies like the Hippo Pool in the Serengeti. Antelope Species: Including impala, gazelle, eland, and waterbuck. Warthog: Often seen trotting through the plains with their tails held high. Birds: Ostrich: The largest bird, often seen roaming the plains. Vultures: Frequently seen scavenging. Secretary Bird: Known for its distinctive appearance and hunting method. Eagles and Hawks: Various species are commonly seen soaring above the plains. Flamingos: Often seen in the lakes within the Ngorongoro Crater. Reptiles and Amphibians: Crocodiles: Found in rivers and waterholes. Various Lizards: Including the colorful Agama lizard. Specific Highlights: Great Migration: If your visit coincides with this event, you'll witness the spectacular movement of millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other ungulates across the Serengeti. Ngorongoro Crater: Due to its unique ecosystem, the crater provides a high concentration of wildlife, offering excellent game viewing opportunities. Unique Habitats: Seronera River Valley (Serengeti): Known for its diverse wildlife and as a prime location for spotting predators. Kopjes (Serengeti): Rocky outcrops that provide shelter for lions, leopards, and other wildlife. Ngorongoro Crater Floor: A diverse range of animals in a relatively small area, making it one of the best places for wildlife viewing in Tanzania. Your safari guides will be experienced in spotting and identifying wildlife, ensuring that you have the best possible chance of seeing a wide variety of animals during your trip.

For a safari in Tanzania, you can expect to travel in a 4x4 vehicle that's designed for off-road adventures. here are some common options: Toyota Land Cruiser: This is one of the most popular vehicles used for Tanzanian safaris. Land Cruisers are rugged, reliable, and have a high ground clearance, making them suitable for navigating rough terrain. Land Rover Defender: Another popular choice for safaris, Land Rovers are known for their four-wheel drive capabilities and ability to handle challenging terrain. The vehicle you'll be using will likely be equipped with: Comfortable seating for your group size Large windows for excellent game viewing A canopy or pop-top roof for shade and visibility A professional guide or driver with extensive knowledge of the area A first-aid kit and emergency equipment A cooler box for storing drinks and snacks

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