3 Days Safari


(Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara National Park).

A 3-day safari option is perfect for those short on time, but wanting a sample of the Tanzanian wildlife experience. Starting this adventure at Tarangine National Park, your eyes will be opened to the vast amount of animals that call Tanzania home as well as being able to see the famous Baobab trees, not forgetting the Maisai villages you will spot whilst driving to the gates of the Tarangire National Park. Lake Manyara National Park seldom disappoints with a forest zone and a permanent water zone that encompasses a vast array of birdlife as well as a whole range of different mammals such as those famous tree-climbing lions. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, unbroken and unfilled volcanic caldera, home to not only the Big 5 but also all of the other species that call Tanzania home.

A visit to Tarangire, Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater offer the best wildlife viewing experience for these three days. 

lion climbing tree


Day 1: Tarangire National Park.

Approx. time in park: 4-5 hours

Driving hours to the park: 4-5 hours

Meals: lunch and dinner included

You will be picked up at your hotel in Moshi/Arusha and will be driven to Tarangine National Park via Arusha. The drive will be approzimately 4-5 hours so sit back relax and get to know your Nafika Tours guide. Once arrived, you will spend 4-5 hours driving within the park, that is famous in having a big number of elephants and huge scattered baobab trees. Other mammals like giraffes, antelopes, lions and cheetahs can be seen here but it’s not a guarantee. Lunch is provided during the day, but a word of wisdom although the local vervet monkeys may look cute they are mischieveious especially when it comes to food, so hold on to yours tightly. At roughly 04:00 pm we will leave the park and drive to Haven Nature Safari Camp for your dinner and to spend your first night.


wild pigs

Day 2:  Ngorongoro Crater.

Approx. time in park: 3hours

Driving hours to the park: 3 hours

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Another early morning start as you head to the Ngorongoro Crater – one of the new 7 Natural Wonders of Africa. Not only does the Ngorongoro Crater have some breathtaking scenery, it is also home to over 25,000 wild creatures; in particular you may be lucky to see the Big 5 here. Estimates suggest there are roughly 7,000 wildebeest, 4,000 zebras, 3,000 eland, 3,000 gazelles, 600 hyena, 200-300 elephants, over 60 lions, 30 rhinos, and many others in a small area, so I hope you camera is charged and ready to go. The crater itself is about 610m deep and 260 square kilometres giving us enough opportunities to try and catch sights on those favorite animals. After a 4-5 hour game drive we will depart the crater to drive back to Haven Nature Safari Camp for a welcomed dinner and another night under the stars.


ngorongoro Crater View

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

Approx. time in park: 3 hours

Driving hours back to Moshi: 4 hours

Meals: breakfast and lunchincluded

The final day of the drive takes us to Lake Manyara, one of the smaller and underrated National Parks in Tanzania. It is an unspoiled paradise of ground water forest fed by underground springs and teeming with wildlife such as elephants, hippos, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, and some of the largest baboon troops in Africa. The bird life is spectacular year-round, home to more than a hundred species of birds composed of all different feathers. Whilst sitting or standing in your vehicle be sure to look above you as well as on the ground if you are wanting to find those lions; as they are well known to be sleeping high in the trees at Lake Manyara. Departing at 7:00am you will enjoy a morning trying to spot your favorite animals before heading back to Moshi/Airport around 12:00pm.


Tanzania lion


Prices (quoted in USD/per person)

Group Size Camping Price Luxury lodges Price
1 Person
$ 1,400/person
$ 1,800/person
2-4 People
$ 900/pesrson
$ 1450/person
5-9 people
$ 700/person
$ 1350/person
10 & above
$ 600/person
$ 1200/person

Included in the price:

  • Transport 4×4 safari land cruiser
  • Transfer to and from the airport.
  • Professional guide/ driver.
  • All parks and entrance fees.
  • Bottled water in safari vehicle.
  • 24 hours support
  • Current government taxes and levies.
  • Fair wages for guides, drivers and chefs

Excluded in the price:

  • Flights
  • Entry visa to Tanzania.
  • Insurances (travel and health)
  • Meals, drinks and excursions not described in the itinerary
  • Tips to safari guides
  • Souvenirs