Itinerary Overview


This is a thrilling expedition that takes you through two iconic destinations in Tanzania’s northern circuit. Despite its short duration, this safari offers a memorable experience, showcasing the incredible wildlife and stunning landscapes of the region.The adventure begins with a visit to Lake Manyara National Park, renowned for its diverse ecosystems and abundant birdlife. As you explore the park, you’ll be greeted by the sight of pink flamingos lining the shores of the alkaline lake. Keep an eye out for elephants, giraffes, zebras, and the famous tree-climbing lions that are unique to this park. The dense forests and open grassy plains provide excellent opportunities for wildlife sightings and captivating photography.

Next, you’ll embark on a journey to the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Africa’s most spectacular natural wonders. Descending into the caldera, you’ll be greeted by breathtaking views and an incredible concentration of wildlife. The Ngorongoro Crater is home to an array of animals, including lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, and an abundance of wildebeests and zebras. Prepare to be awe-struck by the sheer beauty and biodiversity of this unique ecosystem.

Overnight accommodation will be provided near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, allowing you to savor the tranquility of the surroundings and recharge for another day of adventure.

In summary, the 2-day, 1-night Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro Crater Safari Package offers a compact yet thrilling safari experience. From the diverse landscapes and birdlife of Lake Manyara to the breathtaking wildlife encounters in the Ngorongoro Crater, this short but unforgettable journey allows you to witness the best of Tanzania’s natural wonders in a limited time frame.

About The Tour

Inclusions Exclusions
Arrival & Departure airport transfers complementary to all our clients. Visas and related costs.
Transportation as per itinerary. Personal Taxes.
Accommodation per itinerary or similar with a request to all our clients. Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature.
Meals as per itinerary B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner. International flights.
Services literate English driver/guide. Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary like Balloon safari, Masai Village.
National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary.
Excursions & activities as per itinerary with a request
Recommended Mineral Water while on safari.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day : 1 Moshi / Lake Manyara

    The drive from Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park takes about 4 hours. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive which is the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade acacia. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. In the late evening, you transfer to the TWIGA campsite or Highview Hotel at Karatu with full board.

  • Day : 2 Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro

    Drive 30 minutes from the Highview Hotel to the gate for Ngorongoro Crater. On the eastern side you will see the Rift Valley, elephant, buffalo, zebra, monkey, birds, as well as viewing the crater rim. Tanzania’s best concentration of wild animals is in Ngorongoro’s huge, perfect crater. This is also the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-maned males. There are lots of colorful flamingos and a variety of water birds. Other game you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the late afternoon drive to your booked hotel in Moshi for overnight B&B or be dropped at Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport in time for your onward flight.