Safari through the national parks Tarangire, Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara
You can experience the fascination of a safari in hardly any other country as intensively as in Tanzania. You can look forward to breathtaking flora and fauna in three of the most famous national parks.
3 days safari in Tanzania
On this safari you will spend 5 days in Tanzania, 3 of them on safari in the national parks Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara. Our experienced guides will show you the highlights of the four national parks and make your trip an unforgettable experience.
With us you can book this safari from 1,140 USD per person. For an individual offer simply send us your request.
The diversity of African national parks
Whether Tarangire, Ngorongoro or Lake Manyara, each of these national parks offers an enormous variety of animals and plants. Watch one of the largest elephant populations in Africa in Tarangire National Park. Explore one of the most fertile inactive volcanic craters in the world in Ngorongoro National Park and enjoy the fascinating landscape of Lake Manyara with its countless flamingos.
You spend the nights on the day of arrival and departure at Ambureni Coffee Lodge, near the city of Arusha. During the safari itself you will sleep in tents. Optionally, all overnight stays can also be booked in lodges.
Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha
Welcome to Tanzania! After your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be welcomed by your driver and guide. Together you drive in the direction of Arusha (approx. 50 min. driving time). Just a few kilometers outside the city, in the middle of plantations with a great view of the country, you will be expected at Ambureni Coffee Lodge.
After you have checked in, the rest of the day is at your free disposal and can be used for exploring the place or relaxing at the pool. Dinner will take place at the lodge but can also be arranged outside of the lodge (own organization necessary).
Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire
The first day of your safari starts at about 8 am. Our guides, whom you may already know from the ascent of Kilimanjaro, will pick you up at Ambureni Lodge. Together you will start the 150 km long drive to Tarangire National Park, which takes about 3 hours. After arrival and a small lunch break you will start your first game drive through the Tarangire National Park together with our guides.
Tarangire National Park is one of the most famous national parks in Tanzania and is especially known for its diverse flora and fauna. On the almost 3,000 square kilometers you will find different vegetation zones. In addition, Tarangire National Park is home to the largest population of wild animals after the Serengeti. A highlight are the many elephant herds.
Therefore, chances are you will be able to observe these graceful animals in the wild. The national park is named after the Tarangire River, which runs through the park and is used as a water source by a variety of animals such as giraffes, elephants, antelopes and lions.
In the evening you and your team head to Mto wa Mbu Camp, where a delicious dinner awaits you and strengthens you for the following day! You will spend the night in tents.
Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater
Your day begins early with a big breakfast. Our guides have a variety of toast, porridge, pancakes, egg, sausages, bacon, butter, jam and various fruits such as mangoes and oranges ready for you.
Together with our guides you will then make your way to the rim of Ngorongoro crater and drive down into the crater shortly after your arrival. Ngorongoro is the largest inactive volcanic crater in the world with an intact ecosystem. The Ngorongoro Crater was created by the collapse of a former volcanic mountain. The crater has a massive bottom of about 264 square kilometers (about 3 times the size of Paris) with a depth of over 600 meters.
During the half-day ride in the crater floor you will see again the breathtaking variety of Africa’s wilderness. African elephants, buffalos, black rhinos, hippos, hyenas, cheetahs, lions and dozens of other species await you.
In the afternoon you then continue to the Ngorongoro Crater Camp, where you will have the opportunity to review the events of the day during a few quiet minutes. The day ends with a rich dinner.
Day 4: Lake Manyara – Arusha
The game drive of the last day of your safari will start early after your breakfast. Today our guides will take you to Lake Manyara National Park.
Shortly after your arrival in the national park you will see lush forests of acacia and mahogany trees. As before, you should have your camera nearby for the coming hours and keep an eye out for giraffes, buffalos, impalas, baboons and other species of monkeys. With a bit of luck, you will also discover the climbing lions that live here, although they are very shy.
Lake Manyara is really unique. Especially at the appropriate time of year it offers an incredible natural spectacle, when the lake’s shores turn pink at the middle/end of the rainy seasons (April/May and November/December) due to the thousands of flamingos. For lunch, our guides will have a picnic ready for you.
In the early afternoon you return to Arusha. After a 2.5-hour drive you will reach Ambureni Coffee Lodge, where you will spend your last night after a relaxed dinner.
Day 5: Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport
After a good night’s sleep and finishing breakfast, you will check out of the lodge. If you have further activities planned, you can continue your individual travel program accordingly. Alternatively, your driver and guide will drive you to Kilimanjaro International Airport at the appropriate time and you will travel home. Whether during the return or onward journey: Take a few quiet minutes to review your experiences!
The following services are included in the price
- Organization of the trip by Jambo Kilimanjaro
- 5 days in Tanzania, 3 days safari through the national parks Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara
- 2 overnight stays (half board) at Ambureni Coffee Lodge (or equivalent) on the day of arrival and departure
- 2 nights (full board) during the safari in tents, optional in lodges (surcharge +115 USD / night per person)
- For budget travelers: Stay at the Mambo Arusha Hostel (or equivalent) on the day of arrival and departure and save up to 110 USD per person (simply select the appropriate option during your booking request).
- Transfer from and to the airport
- Transfers during the safari
- All park and camp fees
- Professional tour guide during the safari and driver (English and partly French speaking)
- Complete kitchen equipment, dining tent, chairs, tables (for overnight stays in tents)
- First aid kit
- Preparatory meetings possible for group tours
- Equipment available at additional cost (e.g. sleeping bags, headlamps)
Services not included in the price: flights, visa, tips
Send us your request
We plan each trip individually, according to your wishes. Send us your request for this 3-day safari through the national parks Tarangire, Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara online free of charge and without obligation. We will contact you with a personal offer.
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