3-Day Safari Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater

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3 Days
Availability : Jan 21’ - Dec 22’
Arusha, Kilimanjaro
Overview
Itinerary
Price
Inclusions

This tour is suitable for travellers who have just a few days visit to northern Tanzania. Lake Manyara national park, Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, and has an incredible birdlife and breathtaking views. The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara is home to an incredible array of birdlife that thrives on its brackish waters. The Ngorongoro Crater the only place where one is assured of spotting the Big “5” Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo.


Route overview

Start Arusha (Day 1)
Day 2 Lake Manyara NP
Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater
End Arusha (Day 3)

Tour Features

  • Luxury tour

This luxury tour uses lodges and hotels.

  • Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.

  • Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

  • Can be customized

You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.

  • Not for solo travelers

Solo travelers cannot book this private tour.


 

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drives

  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Arrival

  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

 
Day 1

Arrival in Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK) which caters for domestic flights, you will be met by African Big Cats Safaris representative who will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha. overnight will be at the Mount Meru Hotel where the rhythm of nature pounds to the beat of an African drum, and where life is all about a revival of the senses.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 
Day 2

Lake Manyara National Park

You will have breakfast at the Hotel. Drive west of Arusha and on to Lake Manyara National park with splendid views of the Great Rift valley wall. Your first encounter will probably be spotting large troupes of Baboons. The park is famous for its tree-climbing Lions. You will visit Lake Manyara an alkaline soda Lake which is home to an incredible array of birdlife that thrives on its brackish waters. Pink flamingo stoops and graze by the thousands of colorful specks against the grey minerals of the lakeshore. Yellow-billed storks swoop and corkscrew on thermal winds rising up from the escarpment, and herons flap their wings against the sun-drenched sky. Even reluctant bird-watchers will find something to watch and marvel at within the national park. Hippos can also be spotted. You will have a packed lunch served at a picnic site. Late afternoon continue short drive to the Ngorongoro Highlands. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Luxury Lodge.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
  • Best Time to Visit June to September (easier to spot animals)
  • High Season July to March (Northern section gets crowded)
  • Best Weather June to October (few showers of rain)
 
Accommodation:
  • Luxury lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 
Day 3

Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

After an early breakfast we head straight to the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game drive, lunch at hippo pool picnic site. The bottom of the crater dotted with watering-holes, shelters almost 30 000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano. Ngorongoro is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and surrounded by very steep walls rising 610m from the floor. Covering an area of 259 sq. kms, it is considered to be one of the eighth Wonders of the Natural World and and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a veritable haven for wildlife. After an extensive game drive we head straight back to Arusha on which marks the end of your epic safari.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
  • Best Time to Visit June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
  • High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
  • Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
 
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

End of tour 

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

Important to Know

  • This tour is not available to solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

Rates Per Person

Start dates
Solo

2 people

3 people

4 people

5 people

6 people

7+ people 
Jan 1, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021 n/a* $1490 $1440 $1410 $1390 $1390 $1393
Jan 1, 2022 – Dec 31, 2022 n/a* $1490 $1440 $1410 $1390 $1390 $1393

*n/a = not available. This tour is unavailable for solo travelers.

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Please Note That: The tour price can change at any time. This is because of Government charges price changes, Park fee price changes, or Accommodation price changes.

Overview
Itinerary
Inclusions

This tour is suitable for travellers who have just a few days visit to northern Tanzania. Lake Manyara national park, Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, and has an incredible birdlife and breathtaking views. The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara is home to an incredible array of birdlife that thrives on its brackish waters. The Ngorongoro Crater the only place where one is assured of spotting the Big “5” Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo.


Route overview

Start Arusha (Day 1)
Day 2 Lake Manyara NP
Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater
End Arusha (Day 3)

Tour Features

  • Luxury tour

This luxury tour uses lodges and hotels.

  • Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.

  • Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

  • Can be customized

You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.

  • Not for solo travelers

Solo travelers cannot book this private tour.


 

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drives

  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle

  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Arrival

  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

 
Day 1

Arrival in Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK) which caters for domestic flights, you will be met by African Big Cats Safaris representative who will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha. overnight will be at the Mount Meru Hotel where the rhythm of nature pounds to the beat of an African drum, and where life is all about a revival of the senses.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 
Day 2

Lake Manyara National Park

You will have breakfast at the Hotel. Drive west of Arusha and on to Lake Manyara National park with splendid views of the Great Rift valley wall. Your first encounter will probably be spotting large troupes of Baboons. The park is famous for its tree-climbing Lions. You will visit Lake Manyara an alkaline soda Lake which is home to an incredible array of birdlife that thrives on its brackish waters. Pink flamingo stoops and graze by the thousands of colorful specks against the grey minerals of the lakeshore. Yellow-billed storks swoop and corkscrew on thermal winds rising up from the escarpment, and herons flap their wings against the sun-drenched sky. Even reluctant bird-watchers will find something to watch and marvel at within the national park. Hippos can also be spotted. You will have a packed lunch served at a picnic site. Late afternoon continue short drive to the Ngorongoro Highlands. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Luxury Lodge.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
  • Best Time to Visit June to September (easier to spot animals)
  • High Season July to March (Northern section gets crowded)
  • Best Weather June to October (few showers of rain)
 
Accommodation:
  • Luxury lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 
Day 3

Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

After an early breakfast we head straight to the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game drive, lunch at hippo pool picnic site. The bottom of the crater dotted with watering-holes, shelters almost 30 000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano. Ngorongoro is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and surrounded by very steep walls rising 610m from the floor. Covering an area of 259 sq. kms, it is considered to be one of the eighth Wonders of the Natural World and and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a veritable haven for wildlife. After an extensive game drive we head straight back to Arusha on which marks the end of your epic safari.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
  • Best Time to Visit June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
  • High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
  • Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
 
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

End of tour 

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Please Note That: The tour price can change at any time. This is because of Government charges price changes, Park fee price changes, or Accommodation price changes.

PRICE


Important to Know

  • This tour is not available to solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

Rates Per Person

  2022 2023
Solo n/a* n/a*
2 people $1,490 $1,490
3 people $1,440 $1,440
4 people $1,410 $1,410
5 people $1,390 $1,390
6 people $1,390 $1,390
7+ people $1,393 $1,393

*n/a = not available. This tour is unavailable for solo travelers.

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