3-Day Short Safari In Tanzanias Northern Circuit

Escape the city. A short tour in which you visit the Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. Although it is short, you find many different animals and beautiful landscapes.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$900 - $1500
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
3 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Camping safaris Camping
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Short Safari In Tanzania's Northern Circuit Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro. Designed for those who do no have enough time to visit Serengeti.

Day 1 - Arusha to Tarangire
You will be picked from your hotel and drive to Tarangire National park (120 km) with en-route views. Lunch packets will be served in the bush.
The Tarangire River is the centrepiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. In the dry season lots of animals congregate along the river. Drive into a landscape dotted with baobab trees and umbrella-thorn acacias. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. In addition to over 300 bird species!
In the evening you will depart for Ngorongoro area for overnight rest.

Day 2 - Manyara to Ngorongoro
After breakfast depart to tour the Ngorongoro Crater (50 km).
Descend into the crater for an in-depth exploration of this distinctive eco-system. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the conservation area. These drives provide one of the best opportunities in Africa to view black rhino, which tend to spend their time on the crater floor. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthral visitors. For lunch, enjoy a picnic next to one of the hippo pools on the crater floor. Afterwards continue with the gamedrive throughout the various ecosystems of the crater, including woodland filled with zebra and baboon, plains that support scavenging hyena and a lake that is tinted pink with greater and lesser flamingos. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals.
After the tour you will spend the night in your camp outside the crater enjoying the magnificent view of the beautiful ecosystem.

Day 3 - Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha
After breakfast you will drive to Lake Manyara (60 km) with en-route views. Arrive early for early afternoon game drive.
Lake Manyara contains a diverse range of habitats and topographical features ranging from the rift wall, ground water forest, acacia woodlands and open grasslands to the shores of Lake Manyara and the lake itself.  There are some 350 different bird species in the park. The park provides sanctuary to a variety of animals such as the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippo and the famous tree-climbing lions that are unique to the Lake.
Picnic Lunch boxes will be served in the bushes.
Later drive to Arusha (135 km) for overnight stay or in time for your international flight home.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Country Lodge (2 nights)

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T: 255-27-254-4633
Since: Jan 2004

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
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Cultural / Tribal visits
Game drives
Game drives
Night drives
Night drives
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