3 Days Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara Safari

3 Days Manyara – Ngorongoro Safari

Tanzania safari reviews

5 Star rated safari company in Moshi, Tanzania on TripAdvisor

Short Safari to Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater

Three magnificent days in Lake Manyara National Park and the world-famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area might suffice if you’re short on time.

This route allows you to see the full Big Five in just 48 hours, thanks to Manyara’s tree climbing lions, amazing variety of birds, and wallowing hippos, and Ngorongoro’s huge population of predators, as well as cape buffalo and black rhinoceros.

Full Itinerary

Arrive in Moshi, Tanzania +

An exciting afternoon game drive safari at Lake Manyara National Park – This park is home to many of Africa’s greatest animals, including Masai giraffe, elephant, crocodile, hippo and plains zebra.  It is also home to over 400 species of bird, including the fish eagle, flamingo and tawny eagle.

Staying at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – This luxury accommodation features a breath taking view of Lake Manyara, especially from the ‘vanishing horizon’ style swimming pool. Each room has a private veranda which gives a perfect wide expanding view of the Great Rift Valley and the Manyara Lake.

DAY 1: Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park +

Drive to Mto Wa Mto and enter the Great Rift Valley, passing via Engaruaka basin and into a semi-desert Area hot wild and dusty with extinct volcanos Kitumbene and Gelai off to the right and the Mountain of God “Ol Doinyo Lengai” always in front.


Around midday we arrive at Falls Camp on the banks of the Engaresero river, a welcome place to shower or bathe in the river,or take a trek to the waterfalls hidden in the Western wall of the rift valley.


Rest and around mid night drive to and start the climb of Lengai (circa 4 hours climb) One should be able to see Lava glowing once at the peak

DAY 2: Ngorongoro Crater +

Take a thrilling safari game drive through the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area – A really special reserve where you can spot the famous African ‘Big Five’, which consists of cape buffo, elephant, black rhino, leopard and lion.


Staying at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – The view of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater is simply unbelievable from this lodge. Feel free to take a dip in the swimming pool, which is located on the rim of the crater.

DAY 3: Ngorongoro to Moshi . +

Spend your final day on a guided nature walk on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, escorted by an expert of the land such as a ranger or Masai guide.  Spotting birds and monkeys in the vegetation, and listening to the sounds of nature around you, is one of the best ways to really feel you have experienced Tanzania’s stunning wilderness.

  • Accommodation Full Board (All Meals)


  • Transportation with Driver/Guide During Safari


  • Vehicle Supplement Fee for all Parks


  • All Park Fees


  • Costs of a Personal Nature


  • Tips to your Driver/Guide During Safari


  • Alcoholic Beverages

Best Time for Tanzania Safaris?

You can visit Tanzania all year round but the best months are the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is clear, easy and action packed. Read more

How Much Does a Safari Cost?

Cost for safaris in Tanzania depends with the number of people, number of days visiting Tanzania and the type of accommodation on the safari (luxury, midrange and budget options ). Read more