3 Day Tarangire, Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara Safari

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Overview

This 3 Day Tanzania safari is a best fit short preferably luxury safari that explores some of the best parks that Tanzania has to offer. You will experience breathtaking wildlife in the midst of some of the most diverse landscapes; monkeys in the forest, lions in trees, elephants amongst acacias and a huge variety of animals inside a collapsed volcano. Not only will you visit Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park but also drive into the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater.

You will be picked up from the airport or your accommodation in Arusha  by our guide/ driver to start this safari. Mount Meru Hotel would be a recommendation luxury option to overnight in Arusha.

Parks Visited

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Lake Manyara National Park

Itinerary

Day 1
Transfer to Tarangire National Park

Early morning after your breakfast you will be collected from your lodging in Arusha by our professional safari guide/ driver. We set out for Tarangire National Park on a 2 hr drive along a good tarmac road across gently rolling Maasai plains with scattered acacia trees. As we zip along we pass many Maasai in their colorful dress walking on the roadside, riding bicycles, herding cattle and driving donkey’s carts. Tarangire National Park, well known for its large elephant herds, is also host to a multitude of other creatures. From the open roof of our state of the art safari jeep, we experience the seasonal swamps, savanna and life-giving Tarangire River, endeavoring to encounter a multitude of creatures, from zebra to wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe, to name a few. It is possible we will glimpse lion stalking prey or leopards watching, relaxing in the trees above.
After collecting full day memories in Tarangire we drive to one of our carefully selected accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Our Accommodation options for this safari depend on your package type preference, We are happy to recommend top notch lodge/ Camp options upon inquiry

Day 2
Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, we continue our epic safari to Lake Manyara National Park. This relatively small but diverse park, 120km west of Arusha, is so named for the shallow salt lake which covers a good seventy percent of the park’s surface area. Flooding and drying with the seasons the soda lake is home to thousands of flamingo as well as over 500 other bird species. On our exploration of the park we will see monkeys, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and, with some luck and tree climbing lions. The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs. After another memorable game drive we retire at our booked accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3
Tarangire to Ngorongoro National Park

After an early breakfast you will drive through the Rift Valley to the cooler regions of the Ngorongoro highlands. The Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest volcanic caldera, is almost 20km wide, approximately 610 m deep and is known for its large variety of wildlife, including the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. It should be recognized as one of the world’s wonders. It is truly magnificent.
In addition to the Big Five, the various springs attract animals such as wildebeest, gazelles, reedbucks and more than 500 bird species. At a picnic site you will have lunch before enjoying some more game viewing in the crater. You will leave the crater in the evening, driving up the steep road out of the crater and return to accommodation.

Day 4
Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara - Arusha

After our last breakfast in Ngorongoro, We drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a small but diverse park 120km west of Arusha. The park’s namesake is a shallow, salt lake. It covers a large area of the park, flooding and drying with the seasons and is home to thousands of flamingos and over 500 other bird species. On your exploration of the park you will see monkeys, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. In the afternoon, you will return to Arusha.