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Taste of Wildlife

In this jam-packed, adventurous safari experience, you will visit three national parks in three days, varied environments and an abundance of wildlife. This itinerary is a great activity to add following your Kilimanjaro trek.


Highlights include: Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Moshi/Arusha – Tarangire National Park – Mto wa Mbu

In the early morning you will meet your guide and pile into your very own 4×4 safari vehicle for the start of your adventure in Tarangire National Park. You will arrive mid-morning in Tarangire, known for its bulbous baobab trees and savannah woodland habitat heavily populated with herds of elephants and a variety of migratory zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, impala, buffalo and more. The park’s annual perennial river serves as a water source for these migrating herds during the dry season, making the game viewing spectacular. As the sun starts to dip in the sky, you will exit the park for the short drive to lodge or tented camp for the evening, located above the Manyara Escarpment.

Transfer Time: 2-4 hours to park; 1 hour to overnight
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater

Wake and depart before sunrise for the short drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, descending 900 meters onto the crater floor for a day’s game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater, a small haven of 300 km², is bestowed with wildlife, an estimated 35,000 in number, comprising zebra, buffalo, lions, old bull elephants and so much more. It is also one of the best places to spot the rare black rhino. In the late afternoon you’ll ascend up to the crater rim and onto the Manyara Escarpment for the night in the same lodge/tented camp.

Transfer Time: 1.5 hours each way
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport

The final stop on this whirlwind adventure is Lake Manyara National Park, set beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, a jewel known for its primates, hippos and infamous tree-climbing lions. With its varied ecosystems, you will see forest creatures, large baboon troops in addition to other animals like giraffe and elephant. Vast flamingo populations dot the lakeshore and interact with an array of bird species. You will depart in the late afternoon for your return to Arusha town or onto the airport.

Transfer Time: 30 mins to Lake Manyara; 2-3 hours to Arusha/Airport
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Below is a sample of our accommodation recommendations for your safari.

STANDARD Kirurumu Manyara Lodge
MID-RANGE Escarpment Luxury Lodge
LUXURY Gibb’s Farm


2 pax: From $1,350
4 pax: From $975

Per person peak season pricing
Based on standard tier accommodations

Inclusions / Exclusions

Price Inclusions:

  • Private 4×4 safari vehicle, unlimited mileage
  • English-speaking Driver Guide
  • National Park fees, concession fees and taxes
  • Accommodation – 2 nights
  • Meals specified (special diets can be accommodated)
  • Filtered drinking water in your vehicle
  • Airport transfer upon departure

Price Exclusions:

  • Gratuities/tips
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquor
  • Tanzania entry visa
  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Additional airport transfers
  • Expenses of a personal nature (souvenirs, etc.)

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