3 Day Northern Circuit Tanzania safari, incl. Ngorongoro Crater

Departure city: Arusha, Tanzania | 3 days | Departure: Jan 18, 2019

Accommodation: Basic Camping | National Parks: Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire NP | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari

only$ 585

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Embark on a magnificent Tanzania wildlife safari through some of the most mesmerising highlights of the country. Filled with wildlife and beautiful scenery. This trip offers unparalleled game viewing with evening relaxation in adventurous camps. Discover the best game viewing circuit in East Africa.

Get your Tanzania safari tours experience through some of the country’s greatest highlights – Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park. Find incredible birds and wildlife on this Tanzanian safari.

If you do not have plenty of time but want to experience Tanzania’s wildlife and beauty then this is the perfect trip for you! This short and intense trip will bring you to two of the most spectacular national parks in Tanzania.

The first day you will visit the Lake Manyara national park, a scenic beauty full of wildlife. Also for birdwatchers is this an excellent trip. Flamingos dot the lake surface, joined by myriad other water birds that are best spotted at the end of the dry season. And that’s just the start. Practically all large mammals roam the grassy floodplains, as residents or migratory visitors.

The second day you will be heading to the Ngorongoro Crater. As spectacular as it sounds, this massive crater only accounts for a tenth of the entire Conservation Area. Next to its geologically special features, the crater is home to almost every mammal of the African plains, including the endangered black rhino, and the densest population of predators in Africa. Birdlife is also extremely abundant, in particular flamingos affected by the fresh water from Lake Magadi on the crater floor.

On the third day, we visit TarangireNational Park which is the surprise package on the Northern circuit.  Often overshadowed by the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire has huge concentrations of animals in the peak months and a fraction of the visitor numbers of any of the other Northern parks.

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

In the morning around 8.30 we will drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park. We will have the first game drive and have picnic lunch surrounded by the scenic safari park. Flamingos dot the lake surface, joined by myriad other water birds that are best spotted at the end of the dry season. And that’s just the start. Practically all large mammals roam the grassy floodplains, as residents or migratory visitors. We also try to spot the legendary Lake Manyara tree-climbing lion.

We will have dinner and spend the night at Panorama Camp Site or similar.

Day 2: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater

It’s time to set our eyes on a new spot. After breakfast, we head to the Ngorongoro crater for a game drive with picnic lunch boxes. We drive through the fascinating conservation area through the Crater Highlands, in which local tribes are permitted to maintain their traditional lifestyles in as natural environment as possible. This extraordinary volcanic landscape is rich and fertile, with stunning craters and lakes, and the high altitude creates a malaria-free microclimate. For sure we will see plenty of wildlife.

We will have dinner and spend the night at Panorama Camp Site or similar.

Day 3: Tarangire National Park – Arusha

After breakfast drive to Tarangire National Park for game drives with picnic lunch boxes. Later in the afternoon we start our journey back to Arusha town.

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Panorama Camp Site


Price of the entire trip: $585

Terms & conditions

  • This trip will be paid via Direct Pay Online, an easy & reliable service that all modes of payments, all cards, mobile money, all currencies, mobile apps & card readers
  • This trip is based on a shared usage of rooms – a single usage of rooms will result in an additional fee of 30USD. Please select Single Supplement option in the payment page
  • Safarisharing charges a payment fee of 2% on the trip amount
  • Passengers should bring only duffle bags safaris{not suitcases}


  • Transport in 4wd land Cruiser safari vehicle (up to 7 pax)
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • All Park entrance fees and Crater service fees
  • All Game drives as per itinerary
  • Statutory taxes
  • Services of our Professional Guide/Driver


  • Travel & Personal insurance
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, and telephone calls
  • Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
  • Visit to Masai Cultural Village
  • Visa, International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
  • Tips for the driver & guide



Here are some of our recommendations of items to take. We want to ensure you get the most out of your safari trip 🙂

  • Plenty of sun protection, lotion or cream (High SPF)
  • A wide-brimmed hat to shade you from the sun, this should have string/straps if standing in the van or jeep as it could be blown off
  •  A good pair of sunglasses as you are on the equator where the sun is very strong. Prescription sun spectacles are not recommended as may scratch or fall off the vehicles
  •  Bottle’s or jugs of water to keep you hydrated. Spending a lot of time in the sun, even when wearing hats and sunglasses will dehydrate you in most cases
  • A fleece/jumper/sweater for the early morning (or a safari jacket) and evening game drives, as it tends to get chilly
  • Shorts and t-shirts or light trousers for the daytime
  • Long trousers and long or short-sleeved shirts for the evening and protection from mosquitoes
  •  Plenty of film or flash card memory for your camera and a battery charger for all electronic devices
  •  Swimming costumes/bathing suits in case the lodge/camp has swimming pools
  •  A good pair of binoculars (there’s usually just one pair in vehicles)
  •  A pair of safari shoes or trekking boots
  • A pack of wet wipes
  •  Mosquito repellent


The following amounts should only be used as a guideline, but of course, for outstanding personal service, you are more than welcome to give a higher tip:

  •  Porterage                   US$ 1.00 per bag
  •  Dining room staff         US$ 1.00 per person per day
  •  Your driver/tour guide   US$ 10.00 per person per day