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3 days tanzania safari from zanzibar

Tanzania Safari from Zanzibar


This 3-day safari in Tanzania starts and ends in Zanzibar Island; and perfect option for anyone who is based in the spice island of Zanzibar or anyone enjoying a Zanzibar beach vacation. This 3 days safari from Zanzibar is actually the best package one can do as a short safari from Zanzibar if you want to experience the real traditional wildlife safari in the Northern Circuit and are interested in the Big Five.

The 3 days tour is a great package for all ages due to the short distances involved because all the 3 parks that you will visit are located not very far from one another. Starting and ending from Zanzibar Airport the 3 day Tanzania safari takes you to three of the best parks in the Northern Circuit including; the Ngorongoro Crater (one of the two most famous wildlife parks in Tanzania) the Tarangire National Park and the Lake Manyara National Park a small evergreen gem of its own kind.

Starting with Tarangire National Park you will visit this theater of the wild that is famous for its unusually huge herds of elephants and the gigantic baobab trees that dot the park, as well as rare species like gerenuks and oryxes. Accommodation during the safari can be in a nice tented camp/lodge 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. You may also opt to 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, that way staying in one lodge for the whole safari.

3 Days Safari from Zanzibar to Tanzania itinerary

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1: Fly Zanzibar to Arusha-Lake Manyara National Park

  • Day 2 : Tarangire National Park

  • Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater

Day 2 Tanzania Safari - Ngorongoro Crater

After an early morning breakfast at your lodge/camp at sunrise then you will check out and drive towards the Ngorongoro Crater also known as the 8th Wonder of the world and a UNESCO world heritage site. On arrival, you will register at the Loduare Main Gate after which you will 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 the 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 its natural habitat. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds, and other species. With a bit of luck, the Big 5 can be spotted during one game drive only with the help of your hawk-eyed safari guide. Later in the afternoon you will ascend to the Crater rim and check in at a lodge ( at extra cost) or we will take you to our regular lodge at Karatu just outside the Conservation Area near the gate. Overnight at Country Lodge at Karatu or similar. All meals included

Image by Bibhash ( Banerjee

Day 1 Zanzibar - Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Take an early morning flight from Zanzibar to Arusha where you will be picked by your safari guide. You will start your safari straightaway on arrival with a drive further through the Masai Steppe via Makuyuni Junction and over down to the Tarangire National Park. This is now the fifth largest park, of all parks in Tanzania, and the Tarangire National Park is 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 birds species. Later in the afternoon we drive out of the park and head further north to Karatu where you will check in at a lodge for dinner and overnight. Overnight being at the Country Lodge, Karatu or a similar lodge. Lunch and dinner included.

Image by Partha Narasimhan

Day 3 Lake Manyara - Arusha - Zanzibar Island

Early morning breakfast at the lodge (or you can also carry a packed breakfast & lunch) and descend into the floor of the Great Rift Valley where you will visit the Lake Manyara National Park on the last day of your 3 days safari in Tanzania. The name ‘Manyara’ is a Maa word (Maasai Language) for the Pencil cactus tree (euphorbia tirucalli) species which the nomadic Maasai people use to make hedges to protect their homesteads and livestock. The park is highlighted by lots of these trees and the tree-climbing lions which are often spotted taking afternoon siesta on the branches. Many other animals are a common sighting in this evergreen park and they include; impalas, giraffes, buffaloes, impalas, and the dik-diks.
You will notice that just as you enter this park there is an ever-green lush forest fed by underground water streams and it is a perfect habitat for the Blue monkeys, the baboons, bushbucks, and the huge elephants sheltering in the sheds from the afternoon sun and devouring the green branches, twigs, and herbs. The Hippo pools and at Lake Manyara itself you will get the chance to observe the Hippos and the aquatic birds including the colorful Flamingos, pelicans, Egyptian geese, cormorants, and many more.
You will do game drives until mid-day then drive to Arusha where you will be dropped at Arusha Domestic Airport for a flight to Zanzibar departing around 16.45 hrs and arriving at Zanzibar by 18.00 hrs. If you are departing from Kilimanjaro on the last day we can also drop you off at Kilimanjaro International Airport at a very nominal fee. Lunch box and dinner included.

3 Days Tanzania Safari from Zanzibar – Prices

A Group of 2 Persons – USD 1,395 per person sharing (Double room or Twin room)

A Group of 4 Persons – USD 1,115 per person sharing (2 Double rooms or Twin rooms)

A Group of 6 Persons – USD 1,035 per person sharing (3 Double rooms or Twin rooms)

Single Traveler – Ask for price

Group of more than 6 Travelers – Ask for a special group price

We can customize the program according to your interests and budget.

The Price includes

Flights from Zanzibar to Arusha and back to Zanzibar.

03 days private safari from Moshi / drop off at Arusha

Transport and game drives in clean well maintained 4WD Land Cruiser with a photographic roof hatch

Services of a professional English-speaking safari guide

All game reserve entry fees

All game drives as mentioned

02 x FB at safari lodges or tented camp as per your itinerary

One and a half liter of mineral water per person/day during game drives

Tourist Development Levy

Wildlife Management Area Fees where applicable

Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

The price does not include

International Airfare

Airport transfers in a private car (if needed)

All items of a personal nature

Tips and gratuities for safari guide & lodge /camp staff

Travel insurance

Accommodation at Arusha before/after the safari

Laundry services during the safari

Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks & beverages

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