African Safari Tours

3-Day Tanzania Lodge Safari

The tour starts & ends in Arusha Tanzania’s tourism capital. We will meet you at your lodge/hotel in Arusha for a short safari briefing a day before or in the morning before departing

3 Day Tanzania Lodge Safari | Tarangire, Manyara & Ngorongoro.

Embark on an unforgettable 3-Day Tanzania Lodge Safari, immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara National Park. Day one unfolds in Tarangire, where ancient baobab trees stand sentinel over a vibrant array of wildlife, including elephants and diverse bird species. 

Your journey continues to the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater, a natural amphitheater teeming with wildlife. Experience a unique blend of luxury and nature at carefully selected lodges each night. The final day takes you to the enchanting Lake Manyara, known for its tree-climbing lions and flamingo-filled shores. 

With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and the wonders of Tanzania at your fingertips, this safari promises an enriching and immersive experience in East Africa’s stunning landscapes.

Full Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to Arusha town. You will meet your driver guide who will brief you on your upcoming safaris, then rest until the next day morning. Accommodation will be either at ilboru lodge or Gran Melia Hotel depending on your tour request.

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Tarangire, Tanzania's third-largest national park and a sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them.

Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah and up to 6 thousand elephants. Enjoy a game drive with a picnic lunch. After another game drive, you will head to your accommodation in Karatu for dinner and overnight at Kitela Safari Lodge.

Day 3: Tarangire – Ngorongoro Crater

Distance: 50 km

Non Game Viewing Time: 1 hour

After breakfast, drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing for 5 -6hrs . The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the largest unbroken calderas on the planet with over 25,000 wild creatures in the caldera. There are more prides per capita than anywhere on earth. The Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtakingly beautiful setting and the best place in East Africa to see the Big Five, lion, leopard, black rhinos, elephant, and buffalo. It is one of the world’s most astonishing places and among the 8th wonders of the world, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers mountain forests, woodlands, grasslands, lakes, swamps, and two major rivers. A packed lunch will be served at a picnic site. Late afternoon drive out & back Kitela Safari Lodge in Karatu town or similar. All meals included.

Day 4: Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha

After breakfast, depart to Lake Manyara National Park for game drives while carrying lunch boxes. Once we finish the game drive.

The park is famous for the arboreal lions, which hide among the branches of the trees, and numerous colonies of baboons that populate the forest and will accompany you along the road from the moment you enter the park.

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.

End of this great Tanzania lodge safari 3 Days Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire & Lake Manyara. All accommodation subjected to availability.

Tanzania lodge safari 3 Days package to Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire & Lake Manyara can be done yearly around even during our rain season in March through May. Karibu Sana!

Note: Accommodation will be either at ilboru lodge or Gran Melia Hotel depending on your tour request. This is before and after the African safari holiday with us.

  • Departure destination:
Moshi – Kilimanjaro International Airport

Depart Tanzania or continue your dream with amazing safari extensions.

For trekkers not continuing with a safari we provide transfers to Kilimanjaro International Airport or bus station for your onward journey.

Included 3 Day Tanzania Lodge Safari
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Arusha before and after safari
  • 3 nights safari accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • En-route game viewing from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
  • 5-6hrs Ngorongoro Crater tour
  • The government imposed an increase in park fees
  • Park entrance fees (for non-residents)
    Professional driver/guide
  • Round-trip airport transfer (pick up and drop off)
    Safari transportation (unless labeled as optional
  • 18% VAT, Increase of entry by government 2023/2024
Excluded 3 Day Tanzania Lodge Safari
  • International flights (from / to home)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Tips (tipping guideline 15 USD per person per day).
  • Internal flights
Bring 3 Day Tanzania Lodge Safari
  • Clothes.
  • A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
  • Comfortable shoes
    Bath towels, pillow, toilet paper

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