Tour Type
City Tour
Group Size
Tour Guide

3-Day Short Safari in Tanzania’s Northern Circuit

A short tour in which you visit the Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara park. The safari is ideal for those with few days but want to experience the wilderness of Tanzania. The 3 destinations offers all variety of wild animals, reptiles and birds in their own natural habitats. Guaranteed departure even on last minute.

Itinerary at glance.

Day Location Accomodation Meal Plan Activity
1. Tarangire N. Park Country Lodge Karatu  LD  AP
2. Ngorongoro Crater Country Lodge Karatu  BBLD CRT
3. L.Manyara N. Park No Accomodation  BBL A


BB -Bed & Breakfast, BBLD – Bed and breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, TRSF– Transfer, CRT– Crater Tour, LEI – Leisure – Morning game drive, P – Afternoon game drive

Day by Day

Day 1 – Arusha to Tarangire

You will be picked from your hotel and drive to Tarangire National park (120 km) with en-route views. Lunch packets will be served in the bush.
The Tarangire River is the centrepiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. In the dry season lots of animals congregate along the river. Drive into a landscape dotted with baobab trees and umbrella-thorn acacias. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. In addition to over 300 bird species! In the evening you will drive to Karatu highlands for overnight rest.
Country Lodge Karatu (Lunch, Dinner)


Day 2 – Game drive in Ngorongoro crater.
After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro and descend into the crater for an in-depth exploration of this distinctive Eco-system. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the conservation area. It’s one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthrall visitors. For lunch, enjoy a picnic next to one of the hippo pools on the crater floor. Afterwards continue with the game drive throughout the various ecosystems of the crater, including woodland filled with zebra and baboon, plains that support scavenging hyena and a lake that is tinted pink with greater and lesser flamingos. Other game that you can see includes the endangered black Rhino, leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals.

After the tour drive back to the lodge for overnight rest.  Country Lodge Karatu (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 3 – Half Day Game drive in the Manyara – Return to Arusha.
After breakfast you will drive to Lake Manyara (60 km) with en-route views. Arrive early for early afternoon game drive.
Lake Manyara contains a diverse range of habitats and topographical features ranging from the rift wall, ground water forest, acacia woodlands and open grasslands to the shores of Lake Manyara and the lake itself. There are some 350 different bird species in the park. The park provides sanctuary to a variety of animals such as the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippo and the famous tree-climbing lions that are unique to the Lake.
Picnic Lunch boxes will be served in the bushes.
Later drive to Arusha (135 km) for overnight stay or in time for your international flight home. (Breakfast, Lunch).


–              Transport whilst on safari in  two 4×4 safari Land cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing
–              Full board accommodation whilst on safari as in the itinerary
–              All national park fees & camping fees and government taxes.
–              Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide.
–              All game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
–              Ngorongoro Crater tour (conservation fee)
–              Complimentary drinking water whilst on the Safari.

–              Flights.
–              Accommodations before and after the safari.
–              Airport Transfers.
–              Tips and gratuities to driver/guide, hotel/camp and restaurant staff, room service .
–              Items of a personal nature i.e. toiletries, torch, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
–              Change in itinerary.
–              Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.


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