3 day Tanzania Budget Safari


Game drives, Game Viewing


TANZANIA Tarangire National Park Ngorongoro Conservation Area Lake Manyara National Park


3 Days


All Year Round



This 3 day Tanzania Budget Safari is a short tour package taking you to 3 National Parks that are located not very far from one another.

This 3 day Tanzania Budget safari takes you to the Ngorongoro Crater which is one of the two most famous wildlife parks in Tanzania, a visit to Tarangire National Park which is famous for its unusually huge herds of elephants and the gigantic baobab trees that dot the park and the Lake Manyara National Park which is a small ever green gem of its own kind.

This 3 day Tanzania Budget Safari starts and ends in Arusha town the base town for all Tanzania’s Wildlife safari tours in the Northern Tanzania Safari circuit. Lake Manyara National Park, of the legendary tree climbing lions among many other animals and birds that can be seen in this small park. The park is good place to see the hippos at the lake side but also you may be lucky to spot flamingos, and many other aquatic birds, with over 400 bird species having been recorded here.

Accommodation will be in a nice tented camp in the vicinity of the park just outside the park boundary with great views over the plains across as well as the Lake Burunge in the far horizon, but you may also stay at a cheaper Mid-range lodge in the Karatu area where we can take you late in the afternoon after satisfactory game drives in the Tarangire.


DAY 1: Transfer from Arusha – Tarangire National Park

After your early morning breakfast, Our Safari representative from MuAfrika Adventures will transfer you from Arusha by road through the Masai Steppe via Makuyuni Junction down to the Tarangire National Park dotted with amazingly big Baobab trees and the extraordinary large herds of elephants, Tarangire is quite a place not to miss while on your African safari to Tanzania if you are a lover of the jumbos or other general large game. The park is home to many animal species and some rare breeds like the Oryx and hirolas, and some rare bird species. Later in the afternoon we drive out of the park and check in at the amazing Sangaiwe Tented Camp with great views over the plains and the Lake Burunge in the far horizon, or you may be transferred to Karatu where you will check into a lodge or Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 2: Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

After an early morning breakfast at your camp at sunrise, you will check out and depart by road for the Ngorongoro Crater. On your arrival at the Loduare main Gate you will register and descend into the Crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch on the crater Floor. Ngorongoro Crater is often described as one of the wonders of the world. The ‘Crater’ (not actually a crater) is world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a known natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. This is also one of the few places in the world where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural habitat. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With some luck the Big 5 can be spotted during the game drive only with the help of your hawk eyed safari guide. Later in the afternoon you will transfer to your Accommodation area which can either be directly at the Crater rim (at an extra cost) or at a Mid-range in Karatu which is just a stone throw away from the Loduare Main Gate to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area or at a Camp.

Meal Plan: FB

DAY 3: Transfer from Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara National Park

Early morning breakfast at the lodge or choose to carry a packed breakfast & lunch and descend into the floor of the Great Rift Valley to visit the Lake Manyara National Park. The name ‘Manyara’ is a Maa word (Masai Language) for the acacia tortilis tree species which the nomadic Masai people use to make hedges to protect their homesteads and livestock. The park is highlighted with lots of these trees and tree climbing lions are often spotted taking afternoon siestas on the tree branches. Many other animals are commonly sighted in this Evergreen Park and they include; the impalas, giraffes, buffaloes, impalas and the dik diks. The Park’s ever green lush forest is fed by an underground water stream and it is a perfect habitat for the Blue monkeys, the baboons, bush bucks and the huge elephants sheltering in the sheds from the afternoon sun and devouring the green branches, twigs and herbs. The Hippo pools at the Lake Manyara will give you a chance to observe Hippos and the aquatic birds including the colorful Flamingos, pelicans, Egyptian geese, cormorants, and many more. You will enjoy Game viewing until around Midday and Later in the afternoon drive back to Arusha where you will be dropped off either at your Hotel for Overnight or for a Transfer to the Airport for your Out bound Flight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch.


The above Safari is inclusive of:

  • Airport transfers
  • All ground transportation and fuel in a 4WD Vehicle
  • English speaking Driver Guide
  • Game drives
  • Government Taxis
  • All park Entrance Fees
  • Accommodation and Meals as per Itinerary
  • Bottled Mineral Water

The above Safari Itinerary is exclusive of:

  • Tourist Visa.
  • Personal expenses such as Laundry & beverages.
  • Tipping fees.
  • Extra activities not mentioned in the itinerary.