3 Day Tanzania Budget Camping Safari

Private tour  | Budget | Camping – Hotel

This safari tour has been designed to offer you a short but intense Tanzania Northern circuit safari experience.

3 Days/2 Nights From US $ 487 per person sharing

Destinations visited: Arusha(Start), Lake Manyara, Karatu, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Arusha(End)

Extend your Africa vacation with this 3 day Tanzania safari. Search for wildlife and view the unique landscape in Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara and descend into Ngorongoro Crater, where you will Maasai pastoralists living alongside nature.

Our 3 day African safari, which specifically include the Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire National Park has been designed to offer you a short but intense Tanzanian Northern Circuit safari experience, for a shorter and time constrained period of 3 days / 2 nights. You will experience the excitement of game viewing in three of the most spectacular national game parks in Tanzania.

Day-by-Day Summary:
  • Day 1 : Lake Manyara National Park
  • Day 2 : Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 3 : Tarangire National Park – Departure
Tour Highlights
  • Tarangire National Park – Game drive
  • African Rift Valley – Viewpoint
  • Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive
  • Lake Manyara National Park – Game drive

For this 3 day budget Tanzania safari package, we have chosen several budget accommodations which may be suitable for you. Please note that; these are budget accommodation but it is always possible to upgrade them, if you request depending on your need and availability.

Also most of these accommodations are found at Mto Wa Mbu Village, which is  very close to Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park in the Great Rift Valley. The village is surrounded by magnificent scenery and situated on the main road which leads to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area.

The Accommodations:
  • Migombani Campsite
  • Panorama Safari Camp
  • Fig Tree Lodge & Camp
  • Kizumba Campsite
  • Twiga Lodge & Campsite
Full Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1 : Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu

Non game-viewing travel time: 2 ½ hours

Distance: 130 km

Meet our professional tours guide/driver in Arusha town, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which, we travel to the Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch we head into the Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 2 : Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu

Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours & 3 ½ hours

Distance: 60km & 155 km

After breakfast we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a morning, half-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater, after which we travel to the Tarangire National Park. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 3 : Karatu – Tarangire National Park – Arusha

Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours

Distance: 120 km

After breakfast do we head into the Tarangire National Park for a morning game drive. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African national park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. We return to the lodge for lunch after which we will depart for Arusha town and we will end our African safari adventure. The group should tip the tour guide around $20 a day for all our safaris. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari packages services.

Items included:
  • 3 days safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
Items excluded:
  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

Dates and Rates per person (in USD)

Start dates Single 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7+ people
Jan 1, 2022 – Dec 31, 2022 n/a  952  726  613   545  499 Get Quote
Jan 1, 2023 – June 31, 2023 n/a  940  714  600   533   487 Get Quote

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
  • Prices are per person based on double or single occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and do not include international airfare to/from your destination or internal flights during the expedition.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.
  • See the terms and conditions for this trip for more information.
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