Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater

Departure city: Arusha, Tanzania | 2 days | Departure: Feb 19, 2018

Accommodation: Budget | National Parks: Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari

only$ 435

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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.
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.

Day 1: Arusha to 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 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 are also trying to spot the legendary Lake Manyara tree-climbing lion.
We will have dinner and spend the night at Sunbright Campsite.

Day 2: Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

It’s time to set our eyes on a new spot. After breakfast we are heading to the Ngorongoro crater for a game drive. We will enjoin 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. For sure we will see plenty of wildlife before we are going back to Arusha in the afternoon at 15.00.

Terms & Conditions

  • The overall rate of this trip, with every additional passenger, gradually decreases
  • 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.

The rates are inclusive of: 

  • Airport transfer
  • Camping Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Camps on full board i.e. breakfast, lunch, dinner and mineral water
  • Road transportation in 4wd safari vehicle
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees/camping fees
  • English Speaking guides available for the safari and cook

The rates are exclusive of: 

  • Visit to Masai Cultural Village & Oldupai Gorge (payments direct)
  • All International Flights/local Flights and Taxes Visa fees
  • Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • Excursions, services, and activities that are not mentioned in this program
  • Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls and drinks
  • Tips to driver, guide, and cook


Here are some of our recommendations to you for getting through a safari:

  • 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 very chilly, especially in the highlands and in the Masai Mara.
  • 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 as most of the lodges and camps have 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