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This 3 day budget safari Tanzania is perfect for budget travelers who want to experience abundant wildlife and game viewing in a short time. This safari takes you to top national parks in Northern Tanzania, including Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and the renowned Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Africa's best wildlife areas.
- Day One: Moshi/Arusha/airport to Tarangire National Park :We'll depart from Moshi/Arusha/airport early in the morning and head to Tarangire National Park. There, we'll encounter amazing termite mounds, ancient baobab trees, and a variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, giraffes, and more. The park is also home to beautiful scenery and diverse bird species. After our game drive, we'll continue to the Ngorongoro Crater rim campsite to enjoy a breathtaking sunset.
- Day 2: Ngorongoro crater : We'll start early to reach the Ngorongoro Crater on time for an exciting game drive. With a picnic lunch, we'll explore the crater's unique structure, home to 'The Big 5'—buffalo, lions, elephants, rhinos, and leopards. The crater formed from a volcanic eruption millions of years ago, making it the world's largest unbroken caldera. Expect zebras, hippos, wildebeests, and hyenas, along with graceful flamingos by the Soda Lake. Our skilled guide will ensure we spot hidden animals, and we'll have dinner and camp at Fanaka Campsite, offering great facilities.
- Day 3: Lake Manyra: In the morning, we'll head to Lake Manyara for a full day excursion with a delicious picnic lunch. The park is located at the base of the stunning Great Rift Valley escarpment, offering breathtaking scenery. Its diverse habitats support a wide variety of species. Bird watchers will be delighted as the park is home to over 380 bird species, including migratory birds. The lake's edge is adorned with pink flamingos, pelicans, storks, and cormorants. You can also spot wildlife such as buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, impalas, and hippos in the water. Our trip will conclude in the late afternoon, and we can arrange transportation to Moshi or the airport upon request.
Where will I stay during 3 day budget Safari Tanzania ?
Tarangire National Park has campsites inside, but they are rarely used. Most safari clients prefer to stay at well-established camping grounds just outside the park or near Lake Manyara National Park if they plan to continue their camping safari in Tanzania. Our package follows this trend, giving you two options: staying at a campsite just outside Tarangire National Park (ideal for early morning game drives with additional park entry fees) or choosing a nice campsite at Lake Manyara, such as Migombani, Panorama, Lilac, or Fanaka Campsite in Mto wa Mbu.
In addition to these options, you can also consider staying at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite, which offers a beautiful view of the famous Ngorongoro Crater. If you're interested in staying there, please let us know, and we will provide you with a quote.
Please let us know your preference for accommodations.
Is the price include and what kind of food will be served ?
- Meals are included as stated in your itinerary. Mineral water is also supplied during your safari.
- For each of your dinner you will dine at the respective accommodations. For breakfast we usually set up a buffet or we pack the breakfast for early game drive. Lunch is mostly packed en-route (lunch-box) consisting of sandwiches, boiled eggs and fruits and grilled chicken thighs.
- * Please let us know if you are vegetarian or have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our outmost to cater for them.
What should you pack for your 3 day budget safari ?
- Tanzania’s climate can be unpredictable. We suggest you to wear comfortable and light clothes. You will spend a lot of time in the vehicle for several hours each day. The weather in the parks is very warm. Always avoid wearing dark blue or black, these colours attract tsetse flies. A detailed packing list will be sent once your booking is confirmed.
Tour Price 3 day Tanzania Budget safari
3 Day Tanzania Safari Low Season
|NUMBER OF PEOPLE||AMOUNT IN USD|
|2Pax||Price starts at $772 per person sharing|
|4Pax||Price starts at $542 per person sharing|
|6Pax||Price starts at $465 per person sharing|
3 day budget safari Tanzania Mid Season
|NUMBER OF PEOPLE||AMOUNT IN USD|
|2Pax||Price starts at $836.92 per person sharing|
|4Pax||Price starts at $591.44 per person sharing|
|6Pax||Price starts at $509.61 per person sharing|
If you wish you can go for a beach extension if you want to combine your safari with beach just like the packages that we have in our Tanzania safari and Zanzibar Beach packages. Please let us know and we will customize your program accordingly.
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- Park fees
- 4x4 Safari Car
- All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water on all days
- internationl and internal Flights
- Additional Park fees
- Tipping the crew
DAY O: Arrival - Kilimanjaro
After landing at Kilimanjaro airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our driver who will transfer you to your Hotel in Moshi. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to meet with one of our operations staff and safari guide, who will provide you with all the necessary information about your safari.
Day 1: Budget safari in Tarangire national park
We will pick you up early in the morning from Arusha and drive for about 2 hours on a pleasant paved road to Tarangire National Park. Along the Arusha-Dodoma Road, you will pass Makuyuni Junction. Tarangire National Park is known for its large elephant herds, as well as other big game and birdlife. The park is home to iconic baobab trees and offers excellent opportunities to spot the big five (except for rhinos). The park gets its name from Tarangire River, which ensures a year-round abundance of wildlife. After afternoon game drives, we will transfer you to a campsite near Lake Manyara in Mto wa Mbu, where you will spend the night. Lunch and dinner are included.
Days 2: Ngorongoro Crater
In the morning, we will wake up early and transfer through Karatu township to the Loduare Main Gate of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, you will register to enter the area. We will make a brief stop at the Crater's Viewpoint, where you can enjoy stunning views of the Crater floor and take photos. Then, we will descend to the Crater floor for extensive game drives, aiming to spot the Big Five and other wildlife up close. The Ngorongoro Crater has a high concentration of animals in their natural habitat. We will have a picnic lunch at one of the designated sites. In the afternoon, we will drive back up to the Crater rim, where you can either camp at Simba Campsite or return to Mto wa Mbu and check in at your campsite again. If you're interested, please inquire about the price to stay at the Crater's rim. All meals, including breakfast, lunch or lunch box, and dinner, are included.
Days 3: Lake Manyara back to Arusha/Moshi
After enjoying a delicious breakfast prepared by our skilled safari cooks at your campsite, we will enter Lake Manyara National Park located at the base of the Great Rift Valley. Despite its small size, this park is a hidden gem with lush green forests and underground rivers, creating a beautiful landscape. During game drives, you'll explore the park's plains and encounter elephants, giraffes, and various primate species like playful monkeys and baboons. The park's lake, covering two-thirds of its area, is home to hippos, aquatic birds such as cormorants, Egyptian geese, herons, and vibrant flamingos. In the afternoon, depending on your schedule, we will transfer you back to Arusha, marking the end of your safari.