3 days Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire

From € 735

Arusha – Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire – Arusha

This safari will make your dreams come true as you experience the unforgettable thrill of witnessing lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, and so much more in their natural habitat. In three days, we will visit three strikingly different protected areas, each with their own unique vibe and atmosphere.

Our journey begins at the stunning Lake Manyara National Park, where the pink hues of flamingos mingle with the majestic sight of lions resting atop trees. Next, we descend into the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater, where you’ll have the chance to witness huge herds of animals in their natural habitat. In Tarangire, you will find out why this area is called the “land of giants”. And don’t miss the opportunity to meet the Masai tribe. Feel the unity with pristine nature. Give yourself unforgettable emotions for a lifetime!

Your trip itinerary for Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro & Tarangire:

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu

  • Driving distance: 110 km
  • Driving time: 2.5 hr
  • Activities:
    • Game Drive; Treetop Walkway (optionally);
    • Night Game Drive (optionally)

Your journey to the heart of Africa begins with an early pickup at your hotel’s reception by our driver guide, who will take you on an exciting trip to Lake Manyara National Park.

You will witness majestic lions lounging atop sprawling trees, massive elephants sauntering through the bush, and graceful giraffes feeding on treetops. Hippos and other large herbivores call this place home too. The park is also a bird-lover’s paradise with over 400 species, including the famous pink flamingos, flocking around the stunning lake.

Optional Treetop Walkway

Take a stroll along the suspension bridges that will take you through the treetops, 18 m above the ground, giving you a view of untouched nature and wildlife from a unique perspective. This is Tanzania’s first Treetop Walkway and one of the longest in Africa.

Optional Night Game Drive

When the thick African darkness completely envelops the surroundings, board your open safari vehicle equipped with a spotlight for a new adventure. Witness nocturnal animals come to life. Encounter porcupines, genets, and civet cats in the forest. Hippos will come out of the water to graze along the roadside.
Our driver guide will do his best to search for leopards, known to frequent the area. You will most likely observe hunting lions, who come alive at night. This experience lasts about 3 hours and required at least 2 people to book.

You first safari day will end in style, surrounded by the lush green hills of Tanzania, at our authentic countryside eco-lodge. It is nested next to an organic coffee plantation, just a stone’s throw away from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

  • Overnight: Hhando Coffee Lodge
  • Meal plan: lunch, dinner

Day 2: Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu

  • Driving distance: 37 km
  • Driving time: 1.5 hr
  • Activities: Game Drive

Fuel up your day with a delicious breakfast as you take in the breathtaking views of verdant hills. We can’t wait to take you for an adventure towards the highlight of your trip!

The journey starts with a panoramic drive to the crater viewpoint, where you’ll be captivated by the stunning views over the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater and the magic lakes on its floor. Get ready for an exhilarating game drive in the crater, where you’ll encounter an abundance of wild animals including majestic lion prides, rare black rhinos, graceful zebras, and playful hippos. As you explore this natural wonder, your expert guide will provide you with fascinating insights into the area’s unique ecosystem and wildlife.

After your thrilling game drive, enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch near the tranquil hippo lake. Continue your game drive until early evening, and return to your authentic and inviting coffee lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Overnight: Hhando Coffee Lodge
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Karatu – Tarangire – Arusha

  • Driving distance: 345 km
  • Driving time: 7 hr
  • Activities: Game Drive; Masai Tribe excursion (optionally)

The final day of your safari features an exciting trip to Tarangire National Park.
In this true “land of the giants”, you will be amazed by the large herds of elephants and towering baobabs that dominate the park’s landscape. Keep your eyes peeled for various antelopes, giraffes, baboons, lions, warthogs, exotic birds, and other incredible wildlife as you embark on an unforgettable game drive through the park. Your lunch will be served at a picturesque picnic site with the Tarangire River view.

Optional Masai Tribe Exursion

Enliven your safari experience by visiting a traditional Masai village. Immerse yourself in their unique culture and customs, as you witness the daily life of these authentic African people. Explore the traditional Masai houses, admire their clothing and jewelry, and even participate in their dances and songs.
At the end of the day, we will safely transfer you back to your accommodation in Arusha.

  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch

What’s included: 

  • All transfers according to the itinerary
  • Game Drives in fully-equipped 4WD Toyota Land Cruisers with a pop-up roof
  • All entrance fees to the national park and conservation areas
  • All government taxes and fees
  • Accommodation in lodges according to the itinerary
  • Complimentary single supplement
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Chilled drinking water during the safari
  • Services of a professional English-speaking driver-guide
  • Binoculars (1 per vehicle)
  • 24/7 information support from your travel manager and safari coordinator
  • All reservation, travel consultation & admin fees

What’s not included: 

  • Local flights. Read how we can help you.
  • Accommodation before & after the tour
  • Treetop Walkway in Lake Manyara (€45 per person)
  • Night Game Drive in Lake Manyara (€115 per person, min. 2 bookings required)
  • Masai excursion ($50 per group/vehicle)
  • Extra drinks ordered by you in the lodges
  • Tipping for the driver guide (at your own discretion)
  • Visa ($50 on arrival or online at https://visa.immigration.go.tz/),
  • Medical insurance

Although these items are not included in the package, we can assist you with arranging them if needed.
Tipping your driver guide is a common practice and shows appreciation for their hard work and dedication.
Finally, obtaining a visa and medical insurance is your responsibility, but we are happy to guide you also through these processes.

Group size Price per person
1 person
2 people
3 people
4 people
5 people
6 people
7 people
Children 0-4 years
Free of charge
Children 5-15 years
Discount -€200

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