3 Days Ngorongoro Safari




4 days


The itinerary takes you to three parks within the Great Rift Valley with awesome views, Begin with Tarangire and explore its thrilling landscape dotted with baobab trees and elephants digging for water on the river bed and a host of other species waiting for the same chance before going to Manyara looking for the famous tree-climbing lion and the overwhelming birdlife. Ngorongoro awaits with its biggest concentration of big mammals and one place with a great sighting of the endangered rhino. The views are awe-inspiring.

Itinerary At Glance

  • Explore the Tarangire mobs of elephants.
  • Look for the tree-climbing lions in Manyara.
  • Visit the Ngorongoro crater for a day of game viewing with a chance to spot the big four.

Tour Plan

In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel and after a short briefing, you will travel in a south-westerly direction to the Tarangire National Park, best-known for its elephant herds. The park has a diversity of landscapes and animals range from swarms of yellow-breasted lovebirds to buffaloes, giraffes, and warthogs. Predators include lions, leopards, and hyenas, while wild dogs are very rare. In the late afternoon, you will leave the park and Burunge Tented Camp. Activities: Game Viewing.

After breakfast, you leave the Tarangire Area and drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The park stretches along the 600 m high Rift Valley Escarpment and is dominated by the shallow and alkaline Lake Manyara which attracts thousands of birds, including huge flocks of flamingos. Other animals in the park include buffaloes, elephants, hippos, and Masai giraffes as well as troops of boisterous baboons and monkeys in the forests. The park once became famous for tree-climbing lions and if you are lucky to spot them you will be amused by the site of these animals lounging on branches in the acacia trees. After extensive game viewing, you will leave the park in the afternoon to continue your journey to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight at Bougainvillea lodge. Activities: Game Viewing.

After an early breakfast you will make your way into the crater on a steep and narrow road. The slopes are forested but soon the landscape changes to savannah dotted with the occasional acacia tree. The wildlife here is absolutely breath-taking and if you are lucky you might spot the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. The crater is also home to warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, hyenas and many more. After a morning full of game viewing and a picnic lunch you will leave the crater in the afternoon and head back to Arusha. Activities: Game Viewing.


  • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
  •  Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to the airport;
  •  Experienced English-speaking safari guide;
  •  All park fees;
  •  All accommodation under your program;
  •  Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour;
  • Air tickets;
  •  Visa fee;
  •  Lunch and dinner in hotel (only before and after safari)
  •  Insurance;
  •  Tips to your safari guide ($30-50 per day per car)

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