Short tour description

This is a safari in the Northern Circuit. Manyara is the sixth largest National park in Tanzania, located in Manyara Region. Tarangire National Park has its name of the park originating from the Tarangire River which is the source of fresh water for wild animals during the annual dry season. Ngorongoro Conservation Authority is the the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic

Day-by-Day Description

Day 1: Trip from Zanzibar to Arusha and game drive at Tarangire national park

Day one pick up from Hotel at 6:00 am and 08:00 flight to Arusha

Pick up with Safari car and Water and Lunch box to Tarangire national park

Game drive at Tarangire national park. The park is famous for its high density of Elephants and Baobab trees. Visitors to the park in the June to November dry season can expect to see large herds of thousands of zebra, wildebeest and cape buffalo. Other common resident animals include waterbuck, giraffe, dik dik, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon. Predators in Tarangire include African lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog.

Full board night at Octagon lodge at Karatu town.


Day 2: Game drive at Ngorongoro crater

Breakfast around 7:00 am and drive to Ngorongoro Conversation area gate in approximately 20 minutes.

Start Game drive at Ngorongoro crater and lunch in the noon.

The area has large number of animals. There are wildebeests, zebras, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles. The crater also has the densest known population of lions. Higher up in the rain forests of the crater rim, are leopards, large elephants, mountain, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, jackals, rare wild dogs, cheetahs and other felines. The migrants passing through the plains of the reserve include wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles. All big five can be spotted in Ngorongoro crater

After a full day of game drive until 1700 hrs you return to Octagon lodge.

Day 3: Game drive at Manyara national park and flying back to Zanzibar

Breakfast early in the morning and a half day safari at Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is known for the flamingos that inhabit the lake. During the wet season they inhabit the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands but they are not so present during the dry season. More than 400 species of birds inhabit the park and many remain throughout the year. Because of this Lake Manyara National Park is a good spot for bird watching.

Leopards, Masai lions, cheetahs, elephants, blue monkeys, dik-dik, gazelles, hippopotamus, Masai giraffe, impala, zebras and many more wild animals inhabit this park and many can be seen throughout the year. There is a hippo pond at one end of the park where visitors can get out of their cars and observe from a safe distance.

After lunch in the noon driving back to Arusha airport.

At 16:30 flight back from Arusha to Zanzibar arriving around 17:30 pm and return to Hotel in Zanzibar.

Currency for the rates per person

No. of People  Solo Traveler 2 3 4 5 6
Price (USD) 1897 1347 1193 1111 1089 1050

Price includes:

  • Transfer to hotel and back
  • All activities mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day description) and drinking water
  • All accommodation mentioned
  • Roundtrip flight transfer
  • Safari car and tour guide
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