The 3-day Tanzania safari takes you to some of the country’s most iconic wildlife destinations. Begin your journey in Arusha and venture into Tarangire National Park, renowned for its majestic Baobab trees and large herds of elephants. Experience the beauty of the park’s diverse wildlife, including rare species like Oryx and hirolas.

Continue to the Ngorongoro Crater, a natural wonder and sanctuary for Africa’s densest animal populations. Descend into the crater and witness the incredible concentration of wildlife, including lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, and the elusive black rhino. Explore the crater floor during a full-day game drive and enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Conclude your safari with a visit to Lake Manyara National Park, known for its lush forests, tree-climbing lions, and abundant birdlife. Observe animals such as impalas, giraffes, buffaloes, and fascinating blue monkeys. Marvel at the sight of flamingos and other water birds at the Hippo pools and Lake Manyara itself.

Throughout the safari, you will be accompanied by experienced guides who will provide valuable insights into the wildlife and natural surroundings. Comfortable accommodations and delicious meals are provided, ensuring a memorable and immersive safari experience. Discover the wonders of Tanzania’s wildlife on this 3-day adventure.

Day by day, 3-day Tanzania Safari itinerary

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

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, known as the 8th Wonder of the World.

Day 3: Lake Manyara – Return to Arusha Visit Lake Manyara National Park, known for its tree-climbing lions and diverse wildlife.

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: Experience the beauty of Tarangire with its iconic Baobab trees and large herds of elephants. Witness rare wildlife species like Oryx and enjoy birdwatching opportunities.
  • Ngorongoro Crater: Explore the incredible Ngorongoro Crater, a natural sanctuary known for its dense animal populations. Encounter lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, and even the elusive black rhino.
  • Lake Manyara National Park: Discover the diverse wildlife of Lake Manyara, including tree-climbing lions, giraffes, impalas, buffaloes, and blue monkeys. Witness the spectacle of flamingos and other aquatic birds at the lake.
  • Spectacular Scenery: Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Tanzania, from the vast plains of Tarangire to the dramatic Ngorongoro Crater. Capture breathtaking views and enjoy the serenity of the natural surroundings.
  • Memorable Game Drives: Embark on thrilling game drives in each national park, led by experienced guides who will share their knowledge about the wildlife and ecosystems. Get up close to the animals and witness their natural behaviors.
  • Cultural Encounters: Interact with the local Maasai people and learn about their fascinating culture and way of life. Gain insights into their traditions, customs, and unique relationship with wildlife.
  • Comfortable Accommodation: Relax and unwind in comfortable lodges or tented camps that provide a cozy atmosphere and excellent amenities. Enjoy delicious meals and restful nights after exciting days of safari adventures.
  • Professional Guides: Benefit from the expertise of professional safari guides who will ensure your safety, provide insightful information, and maximize your wildlife sightings. Their knowledge and passion will enhance your safari experience.
  • Flexible Options: Customize your safari experience by choosing accommodations that suit your preferences, whether it’s a tented camp for a more adventurous feel or a luxury lodge for added comfort. Combine the safari with other activities like Mount Kilimanjaro climbing or a beach extension in Zanzibar for a comprehensive Tanzanian adventure.

Combine your 3-day Tanzania safari with a Mount Kilimanjaro climb

Begin your journey with thrilling game drives in Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara National Park, where you’ll encounter diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes. Afterward, embark on a challenging and rewarding expedition to conquer the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the mountain as you trek through different climatic zones, reaching the summit and enjoying breathtaking views. This combination of wildlife safari and mountain trekking offers an unforgettable experience, combining the best of Tanzania’s natural wonders.

Combine your 3-day Tanzania safari with Zanzibar Beach.

Begin your safari adventure with game drives in Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara National Park, immersing yourself in the rich wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Afterward, fly to the enchanting island of Zanzibar, where white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and vibrant culture await. Unwind in luxurious beachfront resorts, engage in water sports, explore the historic Stone Town, and savor the flavors of Zanzibari cuisine. This combination of thrilling wildlife encounters and idyllic beach relaxation offers a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation in Tanzania.

Day 1

Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Begin your 3-day Tanzania safari with an early morning pick-up from Arusha or Moshi town. Drive through the scenic Masai Steppe and Makuyuni Junction to reach Tarangire National Park. This park is known for its large herds of elephants and iconic Baobab trees. Experience the thrill of spotting various wildlife species, including rare breeds like Oryx and hirolas. In the afternoon, leave the park and check in at the picturesque Lodge/Camp with stunning views over the plains and Lake Burunge. Alternatively, you may be transferred to a lodge in Karatu for dinner and an overnight stay. Lunch and dinner included.

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

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 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
3 days Tanzania safari
3 days Tanzania safari
3 days Tanzania safari
3 days Tanzania safari
3 days Tanzania safari
3 days Tanzania safari