Tour overview

Affordable 3 Days Tanzania lodge safari package is the best tour starting in Arusha town and it include three best parks of Tarangire with larger elephant population, Lake Manyara where you can spot the tree climbing lion & colorful flamingos, the last one is “The world nature wonder” Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 meters high walls.

This Tanzania short safari to Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire & Lake Manyara is the most affordable private Tanzania safari which include nice mid-range lodge however, the package can still be customized to meet your budget and ideas.

The tour starts & ends in Arusha the Tanzania’s tourism capital, we will meet you at your lodge/hotel in Arusha for short safari briefing a day before or in the morning before departing for Tarangire National Park. Please let us know if you will need transfers & accommodation in Arusha before & after safari to be included in your package price.

Trip style

Comfort & private – You will have a private safari Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch, window seat guaranteed for everybody. A professional & experienced safari driver guide who will take you to the areas which will leave you breathless with wonder & excitement. Accommodation is a nice mid-range lodge.

Included

  • 3 days private Tanzania safari for 2 to 6 person
  • 2 Nights on full board at Bougainvillea Safari lodge or similar in Karatu town as per itinerary
  • Transport and game viewing in modified 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch(window seat guaranteed)
  • Services of an experienced, professional English speaking safari driver guide
  • All park fees at Tarangire & Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara
  • 1.5 l mineral water per person during game drive
  • Government value added tax VAT

Not Included

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival and $100 for U.S. nationals
  • 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)
  • International Flights
  • Optional activities

Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Distance: 139 km

Non Game Viewing Time: 2 to 3 hours.

After breakfast at your lodge in Arusha, depart for Tarangire National Park for Game drive. The driving is along beautiful masai steppe & many villages. Tarangire is one of the best National park in Northern Tanzania which runs along the lines of Tarangire River and it contain low lying hills appears on the floor of Great Rift Valley. The vegetation of the park is mainly acacia woodland and huge African Baobab trees with a swamp area on the South.

Tarangire River and the swamps attracts a large number of wild animal as it is the only permanent water sources in the entire park. Tarangire National park is famous for its large elephant population found nowhere else in Africa, you may expect to spot giraffe, buffalo, zebra, impala, wildebeest, warthog, baboons & lots of monkeys. The three rare species of Greater Kudu, Fringed-Eared Oryx and the Ash stalling can also be seen here. Lion, leopard, hyena, jackals, cheetah, vultures & other birds of prey are also inhabit the park. For bird watchers this is the place as over 400 species of bird where recently recorded here which includes migratory one. Later afternoon during the sunset drive to Bougainvillea Safari Lodge for dinner & overnight with a brief stop at Lake Manyara view point for some nice picture of Lake Manyara & its forest from the edge of Great East African Rift Valley.

Overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge in Karatu town or similar. All Meals included.

Day 2: Tarangire to Ngorongoro Crater

Distance: 50 km

Non Game Viewing Time: 1 hour

After breakfast drive up to Ngorongoro highlands, spend few minutes for registration at the gate before driving up to the Crater view point where you can make a brief stop to get the most breathtaking views of the Crater floor from above, you may take some pictures before descending 600 meters high walls into the Crater floor for a full day game drive.

Ngorongoro Crater is often referred by many as the Eden of Africa, because of its great scenery and abundance of wildlife. Large mammals and plain animals are making home in this natural wildlife sanctuary. Lunch box will be taken at the Crater floor. You can expect to spot herds of wildebeest, eland, zebra, hippos, African elephant, gazelles and the rare black rhino in their natural habitat.

Another big draw card in this huge caldera is the denser population of predators which include lion, hyena, cheetah, jackals and the ever-illusive leopard that needs sharp eye to be spotted. All this animals are bounded by the volcanic walls of 600 meters and can be viewed in a very close range. You will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner which is among the main features of the crater. Large flocks of flamingos, many aquatic birds & hippos can usually being seen here. Late afternoon drive out & back to Bougainvillea Safari Lodge for dinner & overnight.

Overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge in Karatu town or similar. All meals included.

Day 3: Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara to Arusha

Distance to Lake Manyara: 37 km

Non Game Viewing Time: 45 minutes

Distance Lake Manyara to Arusha: 120 km

On this day after breakfast we will take you to Lake Manyara National Park the ever green park nestling at the base of the Great East African Rift Valley with overlapping habitats which supports a large number of animal species include the famous Lake Manyara tree climbing lions, giraffe, elephant, zebra, buffalo, leopard, hyena and many more.

Afterward drive back to Arusha, if you wish you may visit Mto wa Mbu market or any Masai market on the way before reaching Arusha in late afternoon. Please let us know if you are flying on this day or need accommodation in Arusha.