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2 Day Tanzania Safaris | Tarangire and Ngorongoro Safari

2 Day Tanzania Safaris | Tarangire and Ngorongoro Safari

2 Days Tanzania Safari |  Tanzania Tour in 2 Day

This 2-day Tanzania Safari is an adventure-filled experience that promises unforgettable memories. Whether it's a short notice or last-minute plan, this safari can be arranged from any location. You are guaranteed to witness the thrill of an African wildlife safari or even a photographic safari in two of Tanzania's most stunning national game parks.


During this safari, you will explore the diverse landscapes of Tarangire National Park, offering abundant wildlife sightings, particularly the large elephant populations. The park is also famous for its iconic Baobab trees. Book this Tanzania safari with us and delve into the beauty of Tanzania.


Important notes:

- Itinerary or accommodation may need to be adjusted to similar lodges/tented camps due to unavailability.

- Upgrades to luxury accommodation are available.

- The tour can be customized based on your specific needs and requirements.

5 Questions About 2-Day Tanzania Safaris

Are there 2-day tours available to Tanzanian parks and reserves?

"There are plenty of 2-day/1-night tours available in Tanzania. Most safaris start from Arusha or Dar es Salaam, but it's also possible to book a quick 2-day safari from Zanzibar. Arusha is the gateway to the country's Northern safari circuit. To tour the entire circuit, you'd need at least 4 or 5 days. However, in 2 days, you can visit the famous Ngorongoro Crater in combination with Tarangire or Lake Manyara National Parks. Alternatively, you can choose to spend both days in just one of these destinations to reduce traveling time. Another option is an overnight trip to Arusha National Park, which is located not too far from the city. Here you can enjoy game drives, walking safaris, and canoe trips on the Momella Lakes, where large flocks of flamingos often gather.


From Dar es Salaam, a convenient 2-day safari option is to visit Mikumi National Park. If you park near one of the waterholes, you may see a constant stream of animals, including huge herds of buffalo, coming to drink. Alternatively, you can go to Saadani National Park, which extends to the beaches of the Indian Ocean. You can drive there (the journey takes about three hours), or opt for boat transfers. Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous Game Reserve) is also accessible on a 2-day road trip from Dar es Salaam, although a fly-in trip is more suitable due to the distance."

What can I expect from a 2-day Tanzania safari?

During a typical 2-day safari, you will be picked up at your accommodation at dawn or right after an early breakfast. You will then drive for several hours to reach the park, giving you the opportunity to observe rural Tanzania. Upon arrival at the park entrance gate, your driver-guide will take a few minutes to complete the paperwork and raise the roof of your 4x4 vehicle, signaling the start of your game drive. Your guide will drive slowly while searching for animals.


You can relax and sit down, or stand up and look around for animals. When animals seek refuge from the sun, it’s time to stop for lunch at a picnic spot, which could be at a scenic viewpoint or a waterhole where you can watch animals come to drink. The afternoon will be spent seeking out more animals before reaching your overnight accommodation.


After an early breakfast, you might go on another game drive before starting the drive back to the city. You will be dropped back at your hotel in time for dinner.

Is it safe to book a 2-day tour in Tanzania?

"All Tanzanian safaris run by reputable companies can be considered very safe. There is virtually no crime in any of the country’s parks and reserves. However, like anywhere in the world, cities tend to be crime hot spots. Most tours start in Arusha or Dar es Salaam. Many travelers walk around Arusha without any problems, but we suggest avoiding busy areas such as the market and the bus station, and following some safety precautions.


Dar es Salaam has a bad reputation for crime, so you need to be more careful here. Exploring the city unguided is not recommended. Rather, book a tour or get around by taxi."

Is it possible to see the Big Five in 2 days?

Tanzania's wildlife viewing is incredible. On a 4- to 5-day safari around the Northern circuit, your chances of seeing the Big Five are very good. However, it is more tricky on a 2-day trip. Most Tanzanian parks and reserves don't have rhinos. The only place to dependably see black rhinos in the wild is in the Ngorongoro Crater. The other members of the Big Five are regularly spotted here too, although you need some luck to see a leopard.


In the Dry season, Tarangire is known for its big elephant herds, and buffalo are commonly seen too. Sightings of big cats, however, can be erratic. There is great general wildlife viewing in Lake Manyara, and you'll have the chance to see tree-climbing lions. Arusha National Park isn't as much a conventional safari destination. There are lots of animals, including the beautiful black-and-white colobus monkey, but there's little chance of seeing any of the Big Five, except perhaps buffalo. In Mikumi, three of the Big Five are easily seen, but leopard sightings are very rare.


In Saadani, while wildlife densities are rather low, you could see elephants, giraffes, and several antelope species. A highlight in Saadani is a boat trip on the mangrove-lined Wami River.

How much does a 2-day safari cost in Tanzania?

"When planning a 2-day safari in Tanzania, it's important to consider the various price ranges available. Budget camping tours can start at around US$400 per person, while private tours usually cost a bit more than group tours, where a vehicle might be shared by six to eight people. For mid-range private tours with no-frills accommodation, prices start at around US$500 per person, and luxury safaris begin at around US$800 per person


 If you're interested in a fly-in Nyerere package for an overnight trip, prices start at around US$750 per person. To simplify your search, you can use the filters on the SafariBookings website and be sure to get a few quotes before making a booking."

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