Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our 3-day Tanzania safari from Zanzibar. Leave the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar behind and set off to explore the breathtaking wildlife reserves of mainland Tanzania. Experience the wonders of Tarangire National Park, home to majestic Baobab trees and vast herds of elephants. Descend into the iconic Ngorongoro Crater, a natural sanctuary teeming with diverse animal populations. Discover the abundant wildlife of Lake Manyara National Park, including tree-climbing lions and colorful flamingos. With a perfect blend of thrilling game drives, stunning landscapes, and luxurious accommodations, this safari promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Tanzania’s natural treasures. Join us on this immersive 3-day safari and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This safari from Zanzibar offers a unique opportunity to combine the tropical paradise of Zanzibar with the extraordinary wildlife experiences of Tanzania. After enjoying the idyllic beaches and cultural richness of Zanzibar, you can seamlessly transition into a thrilling safari adventure on the mainland. By starting the safari from Zanzibar, you eliminate the need for separate travel arrangements and maximize your time to explore the iconic national parks. From the magnificent elephants of Tarangire National Park to the abundant wildlife of Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park, this safari allows you to witness the wonders of Tanzania’s diverse ecosystems. By combining the pristine beaches of Zanzibar with the thrilling safari experience, you get the best of both worlds and create unforgettable memories in one incredible journey.

Your safari begins with a scenic flight from Zanzibar to Arusha, where you will be greeted by your experienced safari guide. From here, you will venture into the wilderness, immersing yourself in the untamed beauty of Tanzania’s national parks.

The first stop on your safari is Tarangire National Park, renowned for its massive elephant herds and towering baobab trees. As you explore the park, you’ll be captivated by the sight of these gentle giants roaming freely across the savannah. Keep your eyes peeled for other wildlife encounters, including graceful giraffes, zebras, lions, and an array of bird species. The rugged landscapes and seasonal swamps add to the park’s unique charm, creating a truly immersive safari experience.

Next, you’ll journey to the Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Descending into the crater floor, you’ll find yourself in a wildlife haven teeming with diverse species. Marvel at the incredible concentration of animals, including the Big Five – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos.

Your safari concludes with a visit to Lake Manyara National Park, known for its lush forests, diverse birdlife, and unique tree-climbing lions. Encounter herds of elephants gracefully moving through the park, spot vibrant flamingos wading in the shallow waters, and admire the breathtaking scenery of the Great Rift Valley. This final stop on your safari journey will leave you with lasting memories of Tanzania’s rich biodiversity and natural wonders.

Throughout your safari, you will be accompanied by expert guides who possess in-depth knowledge of the local flora and fauna. They will share their insights, answer your questions, and ensure your safety and comfort throughout the adventure.

This 3-day safari from Zanzibar is an extraordinary opportunity to witness the untamed beauty of Tanzania’s wildlife and landscapes. It offers a perfect balance of thrilling game drives, cultural interactions, and breathtaking scenery, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.

Day by day, 3-day Tanzania Safari from Zanzibar itinerary

Day 1: Zanzibar – Tarangire National Park Depart from Arusha and drive to Tarangire National Park.

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 3: Lake Manyara – Return to Arusha after visiting Lake Manyara National Park.

Enjoy a memorable 3-day safari experience, filled with thrilling game drives and stunning wildlife encounters in Tanzania’s remarkable national parks.

Three days Tanzania safari highlights

  • Tarangire National Park: Explore the vast landscapes dotted with majestic baobab trees and encounter large herds of elephants, as well as a variety of wildlife including giraffes, zebras, lions, and more.
  • Ngorongoro Crater: Descend into the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and witness an incredible concentration of wildlife, including lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, rhinos, and various bird species.
  • Lake Manyara National Park: Experience the lush greenery and diverse wildlife of this park, known for its tree-climbing lions, large herds of elephants, colorful flamingos, and other bird species.
  • Cultural Interactions: Interact with the local Maasai people and learn about their traditional way of life, gaining insights into their culture, customs, and traditions.
  • Scenic Beauty: Marvel at the stunning landscapes of Tanzania, from the vast plains of Serengeti to the picturesque views of the Great Rift Valley, creating a perfect backdrop for wildlife sightings and photographic opportunities.
  • Experienced Safari Guides: Benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable safari guides who will accompany you throughout the journey, providing valuable insights and enhancing your wildlife viewing experiences.
  • Seamless Transfers: Enjoy the convenience of seamless transfers from Zanzibar to the safari destinations, ensuring a hassle-free and well-organized itinerary.
  • Wildlife Photography: Capture incredible moments of wildlife in their natural habitats, from close-up encounters to panoramic vistas, allowing you to create lasting memories of your safari adventure.

Day 1

Zanzibar - Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Embark on your 3-day Tanzania safari from Zanzibar. Fly to Arusha and meet your safari guide who will drive you to Tarangire National Park. Experience the breathtaking landscapes dotted with large Baobab trees and encounter the incredible herds of elephants. Enjoy game drives and spot diverse wildlife, including rare breeds and bird species. Later, head to your lodge in Karatu for dinner and overnight.

Luxury: Kitela Lodge / Lake Manyara Kilima Moja / The Retreat at Ngorongoro

Mid-range: Eileen’s Tree Inn / Endoro Lodge / Karatu Simba Lodge

Budget Camping: Lilac Campsite/ Panorama Campsite

Day 2

Ngorongoro Crater

After an early morning breakfast, embark on a journey towards the Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the 8th Wonder of the world. Upon arrival, register at the Loduare Main Gate and descend into the crater for an exciting game drive. This natural sanctuary is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, and even the rare black rhino. With its towering walls, the Ngorongoro Crater offers a unique and breathtaking wildlife experience. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor and continue exploring the abundant wildlife. In the afternoon, ascend to the crater rim and check-in at a lodge or return to a lodge in Karatu. Overnight at the lodge/camp. All meals included.


Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge / Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

Mid-range: Rhino Lodge / Angata Ngorongoro Camp

Budget Camping: Simba Campsite

Day 3

Lake Manyara - Transfer back to Arusha Area/Departure

Start the day with an early breakfast at the lodge or carry a packed breakfast and lunch. Descend into the Great Rift Valley and visit Lake Manyara National Park. This park is known for its lush green forests, tree-climbing lions, and diverse wildlife. Explore the park and spot animals such as impalas, giraffes, buffaloes, and dik-diks. Witness the beauty of the Hippo pools and the lake itself, home to a variety of aquatic birds including flamingos, pelicans, and cormorants. Enjoy game drives until midday and then drive back to Arusha. You will be dropped off at your Arusha hotel or, if departing, we can arrange transportation to Kilimanjaro International Airport for a nominal fee. Lunchbox and dinner included.

The cost for the whole 3 Days Tanzania safari from Zanzibar includes and excludes the following items

Tanzania Safari Price includes

Park fees

Game drives and activities

All accommodation

A professional driver/ safari guide

All transportation

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer


Water / Coffee / Tea or Soft Drinks

Price Excludes

International flights

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tanzania Visa


Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

3 days Tanzania safari from Zanzibar
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