3 Days Northern Tanzania Safari

Safari Overview

This is a classic safari for all visitors to Tanzania who want to see the expansive wildlife that the country has to offer but are short on time in terms of the number of days they can spare for the safari.

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport to Tarangire National Park

You will leave Arusha town early in the morning after breakfast towards Tarangire National Park for a day game drive. It will take two hours (from Arusha) to Tarangire national Park. At the entrance of the park, your driver will stop to fill out the park registration book. You will then head to the game drive and see different animals including elephants, and buffalos that will not be bothered by your presence. You will pass through the Great Rift Valley escarpment which provides magnificent geological and geographical view. Lunch shall be served in one of the picnic settings inside the park. You will continue game viewing until in the evening where you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Karatu Lodge

Meals & Drinks: All meals included + water(other drinks not included)

Day 2: Karatu Lodge to Ngorongoro Crater

Leave the Lodge at 05:30 a.m. EAT to head out to Ngorongoro crater. Due to the early start, Connect African Safariswill provide both breakfast and lunch in takeaway boxes to be consumed while touring at your convenience. The early start means you will arrive at the crater floor much earlier giving you and your company plenty of time to enjoy the game drive. The early hours are the right time here to catch the big Five as they start their day. The famous Ngorongoro crater floor is 21 km by 19 km and contains an amazing variety of wild animals. At around 4:00 pm EAT, you will begin your return journey to the Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation: Karatu Lodge

Meals & Drinks: All meals included + water(other drinks not included)

Day 3: Karatu Lodge to Lake Manyara then back to Arusha

After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park with your packed lunch for a full day of game viewing. Lake Manyara Park is located on the way to Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti. We have purposely passed it on our way to Ngorongoro on Day 2 so as to arrive nice and early at the crater, and enable you to explore Manyara on Day 3 as we head back to Arusha. It is said that Lake Manyara is a great introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. Here you will find over 400 bird species, large and small. You are sure to see the pink-hued flamingos as they are in thousands at the lake shore, and other large birds such as the Pelicans, Storks, and Cormorants.

Animals at Manyara – The Lake Park is home to the famous tree climbing Lions – Yes, tree climbing. They turn the trees to their home during the rainy season. It is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world. Apart from the famous lions and the marauding baboons, other game to be seen here are Elephants, Bushbuck, Giraffes, Zebras, hyenas, mongoose and many more. The park stretches for 500km along the rusty-gold 600-metre-high base of the Rift Valley.

After the game, we will drive you back to Arusha town for further plans of your own. Many of our clients usually connect to the spice islands of Zanzibar after touring the wildlife parks. Our team can make these booking arrangements for you if interested.

Main Destination: Arusha


Meals & Drinks: All meals included + water(other drinks not included)

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