Craters and Lakes of Tanzania Safari

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Daily Tour 3 days 2 nights
Tanzania Tanzania

The Great African Rift Valley straddles Tanzania and is responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in Africa. From fertile lakes to luscious volcanic craters, the passage of centuries has made this part of Tanzania a haven for wildlife and a dream come true for safari goers.

During this action-packed safari, you will visit both Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. Both of these vibrant national parks are filled with life of both the mammalian and avian varieties, and you will have chance to see some of the most spectacular animals, such as:

  • Wildebeest
  • Elands
  • Gazelles
  • Waterbucks
  • Hippos
  • Buffalo

Along with one of the most critically endangered animals on the planet, the black rhino.

Your safari will be wholly private for the duration of your booking, with an experienced Tanzanian safari guide. Your vehicle will be solely for you and your party and which animals you want to focus on is a decision for your group alone. Since no one else will join you, you can also ask us to personalise the safari, by taking it in reverse order for example.

Included in your Tanzania safari tour is:

  • All transfers
  • All accommodation during the tour
  • All meals and drinking water during the tour
  • All game drives as listed in the itinerary
  • Transport in a private safari 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with an open roof
  • English speaking tour guide/driver
  • All park entrance fees, government taxes, and levies
  • Flying Doctors Medical, Emergency and Rescue cover
  • Personalized, private service

Not included in your Tanzania safari tour is:

  • International flights and taxes
  • Passports and visa fees and processing
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to driver and guides
  • Personal laundry
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fees to optional activities
  • A visit to Ol Duvai Gourge is US$35 per person
Price Information & Seasons

Prices are Per Person Sharing. Travelling is in a pop-up safari vehicle, and accommodation is in a Double/Twin Room/Tent.

Display Rates In USD EUR GBP
Economy Packages
High Season
1st January to 28th February
1st July to 31st October
1st to 31st December
Low Season
2 peopleUS$ 1025US$ 1025
4 peopleUS$ 950US$ 950
6 peopleUS$ 880US$ 880
Standard Packages
High Season
1st March to 30th June
1st to 30th November
Low Season
2 peopleUS$ 1250US$ 1160
4 peopleUS$ 1180US$ 1080
6 peopleUS$ 1095US$ 1065


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  All rates are in US Dollars  per person
  Children between 12 – 17 years will pay 75% of the adult rates
  Children between 3 – 11 years will pay 50% of the adult rate
  Children Below 3 years is FREE
  Kindly request rates for 1 person, in own room or travelling alone!


Day 1 Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park (130km – 2 hours)

To get your safari started, we will collect you from your hotel, residence, or the airport in Arusha early and head due west to begin your safari at Lake Manyara. This is one of the many lakes of the Great African Rift Valley, covering 325 square kilometres during the rainy season. On the way, you have chance to see some of the Tanzanian landscape as towns and villages pass you by.

When you make it to the lake, you’ll be given a picnic lunch and then then taken on your first game drive. On the lake itself you will have plenty of birdwatching opportunities, with over four hundred species know to nest and feed in the area. Away from the shores you’re likely to be able to spot:

  • Wildebeest
  • Zebras
  • Waterbucks
  • Impalas
  • Giraffes

And a huge range of other animals besides.

When at Lake Manyara you have the chance to take a canoe out onto the waters, giving you a novel way to watch the animals and get some stunning photographs. As an optional extra activity, there is a $60 per person fee. Once you’ve sated your wildlife dreams for the day you will head to your camp or lodge and have dinner and a good rest. Included in the first day of your Tanzanian safari is:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Lake Manyara National Park
  • Lunch and dinner, no breakfast
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 2 Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area (84km – 2 to 3 hours)

Your second day will start with breakfast and in short order you’ll be taken out to the shores of Lake Manyara for another game drive. Morning is the ideal time to watch the myriad animals that populate these lands, the air is cool and each animal is full of energy and desire for food and play. Take this chance to get photos of the lake and its inhabitants in the morning light whilst they are most active.

For lunch, you will return to your accommodation, at which point your luggage will be loaded into your tour vehicle and you will make your way to the Ngorongoro crater. The two areas are nearby and you will spend much of the journey still inside the parks and conservations areas that are here to protect the wildlife. The crater’s edge looms over the landscape, telling silent tales of destruction long-forgotten by an old volcano.

You’ll have dinner and spend the night in a camp or lodge on the rim of the crater, giving you stunning vistas over the basin below that plays host to a mass of biodiversity. The second day of your Tanzanian safari includes:

  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Overnight stay inside Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra

Day 3 Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Arusha (190km – 3 to 4 hours)

Rise early for breakfast followed by an extended game drive on the crater floor. This amphitheatre of nature will present you with viewing opportunities for some of the most wonderous creatures on the continent, including:

  • Buffalo
  • Rhinos
  • Hippos
  • Elephants
  • Wildebeest

As well as many more that are awaiting your discovery.

Your game drive inside the crater will last six hours and your expert guide will be able to help you understand the animals you’re looking at as well as the landscape that they live in. Whilst still inside the crater you will be given a picnic lunch, a magical way to round off your experience of going on safari in Tanzania.

Once you leave the crater in the early afternoon, it’s time to return to Arusha. The journey will once again have you pass through the local countryside before you finish in the regional capital. Once in Arusha, you can ask your driver to take you to your hotel, residence, or to the local airport, depending on what your onward travel plans are. This final day of your safari in Africa includes:

  • No accommodation, this is the final day
  • Breakfast and lunch, no dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra



You can choose from the following accommodation options

  • Standard lodges and tented camps
  • Luxury lodge and tented camps
3 days Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Safari accommodation options
ParkLuxury OptionsStandard Options
Lake Manyara National Reserve
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the local and most awarded carbon project developer, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in our developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognized standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Total: $540 From $540 /person
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