3 Days Tanzania Safari to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area and Lake Manyara National Park Africa Tour

This 3 Days Tanzania safari Ngorongoro Crater conservation area and Lake Mara national park Africa Tour will give you an opportunity to explore the amazing wildlife and local beautiful scenery and culture of the local communities such as the popular Masai people villages and craft center in these two popular tourist destinations in Tanzania.

Ngorongoro Crater stands as the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and among the world’s famous natural wonders while Lake Manyara National Park is among the two places in Africa where the natural tree climbing lions can be explored!

Highlights of this 3 Days Tanzania safari Ngorongoro Crater conservation area and Lake Mara national park Africa Tour

Activities of This Trip

  1. Game drive
  2. Nature walks
  3. Community visits
Tanzania safari

Bird Watching in Ngorongoro Crater

Detailed 3 Days Tanzania safari Ngorongoro Crater conservation area and Lake Mara national park Africa Tour

Day 1: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast, at your place of stay in Arusha, or upon arrival in Arusha airport, you will be transferred to Ngorongoro Crater which takes 190km about 2-3 hours driving along the impressive Tanzania countryside landscape before approaching Ngorongoro crater for lunch.

In the afternoon, you embark on the afternoon game drive in the crater area. This presents one of the natural scenic wonders and is home to a myriad of wild games including lions, rhinos, elephants, elands among others. Later you get back to your lodge for dinner and accommodation

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • Ngorongoro Serena Safari lodge
  • Neptune Ngorongoro luxury lodge
  • Ngorongoro wildlife lodge
  • Lemala Ngorongoro tented camp
  • Ngorongoro wildlife lodge
  • The retreat at Ngorongoro
  • And beyond Ngorongoro Crater lodge
  • Meal plan: half board

Day 2 of 3 Days Tanzania safari:  Morning Drive at Ngorongoro Crater and Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

After an early breakfast meal, you will need to depart with a packed lunch for a half-day Ngorongoro Crater Lake experience and expedition. This early morning game drive will enable you to spot the animals among them being lions, elephants, antelopes, and rhinos among others.

Later in the afternoon transfer to Lake Manyara to arrive in time just perfect for an evening game drive in Lake Manyara National park with an opportunity to explore the tree-climbing lions, troops of olive baboons and blue monkeys, elephants, large buffalos, zebras, wildebeest, hippos, Klipspringers, and flocks of Flamingoes.

Later you will be driven to your lodge to check-in, refresh and have dinner and overnight stay as you prepare for the following day.

Recommended Accommodation facilities:

  • African Safari Glamping
  • And beyond lake Manyara tree lodge
  • Lake Manyara Kilimamoja lodge
  • Lake Manyara wildlife lodge
  • Lake Manyara Serena safari lodge
  • Escarpment luxury lodge
  • Chem chem lodge
  • Meal plan: full board

Day 3 of 3 Days Tanzania safari: Morning Game Drive in Lake Manyara National Park and Transfer Back to Arusha

You will be required to wake up earlier than the previous day for the breakfast mean and also prepare for another astonishing game drive which happens to be at an earlier hour than the previous.

After the game drive, return to the lodge and have lunch, check out later and hit the road back to Arusha to your hotel, or transfer back to the airport

End of the 3 Days Tanzania safari

Background Information of the 3 Days Tanzania safari

Lake Manyara National Park: Lake Manyara

This is a protected area in Tanzania’s Arusha and Manyara regions found between Lake Manyara and Great Rift Valley.

It is administered by the Tanzanian National Park Authority, and covers land area of 322 square kilometer (125 square miles) including roughly 230 square kilometers (89 square miles) of Lake Surface. More than 350 bird species have been observed on this lake.

Since the 1920, the lake Manyara area was used for sports hunting. In 1957, a game reserve was established. In 1960, it was given a National Park status and in 1974 about 550 ha (1,400 acres) were added to the southern end.

The majority of the land area of the park is a narrow strip running between the Gregory Rift wall to the west and lake Manyara, an alkaline lake

Ngorongoro Conservation Area: The Crater

The Ngorongoro crater covers an area of 260 square kilometers, is the most densely populated area in the world. There are estimated 25,000 animals on the crater floor including the big five. The rim of the crater is about 600 meters above the crater floor in the middle of which is a Salt Lake.

At night herds of zebras and elephants climb the edge of the crater and in day time the Maasai herds their cows and goats down into crater allowing them graze on the green crater floor.

Olduvai Gorge

Running 45 kilometers along the rift valley between Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti, this gorge is named after the Maasai word for the wild sisal plant.

Often referred to as “the cradle of humankind” East Africa is one of the most important anthropological areas in the world.

Louis and Mary Leakey began searching for evidence of early humans in the 1950s, and in 1974 the well-preserved skeleton of Lucy’ was discovered and has since retained the fame as the oldest human ever found

Safari Inclusions and exclusions of the 3 Days Tanzania safari

Safari includes:

  • Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
  • Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park admissions
  • Accommodation on full board
  • Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
  • Transfer to and from the airport

Safari exclusions

  • All activities not mentioned in the program
  • Phone calls bills
  • Tips
  • International transfers
  • Gratitude to tour guides
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal effects of any nature
  • Hotel fees before and after the safari
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