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3 Days Wilderness Tanzania Safari

See Lake Manyara’s pink flamingos and Tarangire's massive elephant herds during a breathtaking three-day adventure.

On this 3 Day Tanzania Lodge Safari we will be well looked after and afforded the opportunity to see some of the best that Tanzania has to offer.

We experience breathtaking wildlife in the midst of some of the most diverse landscapes; monkeys in the forest, lions in trees, elephants amongst the acacias and a huge variety of animals inside a collapsed volcano. Not only will we visit Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park but also drive into the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater.

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3 Days Tanzania Safari Itinerary


Our Driver will be picking you up from the airport by a African Traces Representative and conveyed to your accommodation in Arusha where you will overnight, relax, and prepare in anticipation of the adventures to come.

Grand Melia Lodge

Day :0


In the morning we will collect you from our lodge in Arusha with our safari guide greeting you with a broad smile in anticipation of our coming adventures. The drive to Tarangire on a good tarmac road takes us across gently rolling Maasai plains with scattered acacia trees. As we zip along we pass many Maasai in their colorful attire walking on the roadside, riding bicycles, herding cattle, and driving donkey’s carts. Tarangire National Park, well known for its large elephant herds, is a diverse landscape of seasonal swamps, savanna and the life giving Tarangire River which wends its’ way through the park. From the open roof of the vehicle we will seek out the myriad animals that here inhabit including zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and giraffe. It is possible we will glimpse Simba stalking his prey or leopard relaxing in the trees. After an extensive game drive, we leave the park and head for our nearby lodge where we enjoy dinner and relaxation with our quarters awaiting us.

Kitela Lodge

Day :1


On this day, after breakfast, we drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a small but diverse park 120km west of Arusha. The park’s namesake, a shallow salt lake, covering some seventy percent of the parklands, floods and dry with the seasons, and is home to thousands of flamingo and over 500 other bird species. On our exploration of the park we will see monkey, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. In the afternoon we will return to our lodge for dinner, a digest if by the fire perhaps, conversation, and a reviewing in the mind’s eye the images of the wilds accrued during the day before retiring for our well-earned rest.

Kitela Lodge

Day :2


After an early breakfast, we depart our lodge for a drive through the Rift Valley to the cooler regions of the Ngorongoro highlands. The Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest volcanic caldera, formed with the massive explosion of a volcano once higher than Kilimanjaro some two to three million years ago, is almost 20km wide, approximately 600 m deep and is known for its large variety of wildlife, including the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard. It is well recognized as one of the world’s wonders, veritably magnificent. In addition to the Big Five, the various springs attract animals such as wildebeest, gazelle, reedbuck, and more than 500 bird species. At a picnic site, we have our scrumptious lunch before enjoying further game viewing in the crater. We leave the crater in the evening driving up the steep winding track to wend our way back to Arusha, with our adventure at an end, replete with images of the African Wilds to take through our lives journey.

Day :3

Include & Exclude

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Lodges/camps on Full Board / cook for camping safari
  • Road transportation in 4wd land Cruiser safari vehicle
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Tents and other camping gears {for budget camping safaris
  • Park entrance fees and crater service fees
  • English Speaking guides available for the safari
  • All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
  • Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
  • Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips and gratuities
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$15.00 pp per day)

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