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Short Tanzania Safari Tours
Duration: 2 Nights / 3 Days
Location: Tanzania - Safari
Price: from £810 pp
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Short Tanzania Safari Tours

For those ‘short on time’ these packages are designed to offer visitors, with a time constraint, a short but a very intense Tanzanian Northern Circuit wildlife safari experience. These may easily be combined with a few days on Zanzibar Beach or as an add-on to any East African Safari or a Southern African holiday.  

Our short Tanzania Safari tours can also be combined with any of the glamorous Indian Ocean Island destinations for a superb Tanzania Safari with Beach Holiday. 

The size of the Tanzania Parks, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater National Parks, makes them a perfect choice for short but intense safaris.

And for those who wish to experience the Serengeti National Park on a short safari tour, our Serengeti fly-in packages will offer you the excitement of this game-rich Tanzania Park. 

Select your short Tanzania Safari Tour from a selection of Value, Standard and Premium options.

SHORT TANZANIA SAFARI TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Safari in Lake Manyara National Park in the Great Rift Valley.
  • Ngorongoro Crater – The Eighth Wonder of the World; rising high above the Serengeti plains, a vast, natural amphitheatre rich in wildlife.
  • Tarangire National Park offers wonderful scenery and wildlife. The park’s resident animals include large herds of elephants, giraffes, many types of antelopes, and leopards.
  • SAFARI ACCOMMODATION AND ROUTING

    Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park  Short Safari – Premium Package:

    1 Night Full Board at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge in Ngorongoro Conservation + Crater Safari
    1 Night Full Board at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge in Lake Manyara National Park

    Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park Short Safari – Value Package:

    1 Night Full Board at Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge in Ngorongoro Conservation + Crater Safari
    1 Night Full Board at Tiloma Lodge in Lake Manyara National Park

  • SAFARI ACCOMMODATION AND ROUTING

    Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park Short Safari – Standard :   

    1 Night Full Board at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge in Ngorongoro Conservation + Crater Safari
    1 Night Full Board at Tarangire Sopa Lodge in Tarangire National Park

    Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park  Short Safari – Value Package: 

    1 Night Full Board at Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge in Ngorongoro Conservation + Crater Safari
    1 Night Fuoard at Burunge Camp in Tarangire National Park

  • Ngorongoro Crater Safari

    One of Africa’s true wonders of nature and an extraordinary place of haunting beauty, with its grand majestic mountain ring and lake shimmering in the blue grey haze.

    Ngorongoro Crater is a huge caldera (collapsed volcano) 300 square km in size, 19.2 km in diameter and 600 meters deep. It is home to one of the world’s largest inactive and unflooded volcanic calderas with a rich diversity of Tanzania wildlife safari(including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino), and the famous paleontological site of Oldovai Gorge nearby.

    The conservation area is also home to Masai people and their cattle which co-exist with the existing wildlife in a unique ecosystem.

  • Lake Manyara National Park Safari

    Located under the wall of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park is one of the oldest and most popular Game Park in Tanzania.

    The most famous spectacle in the park is the tree-climbing lions, which are occasionally seen along branches of acacia trees. Other animals found in the park include buffalo, elephants, leopards, baboons, impala, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich and hippos.

    Popularly referred to as an ornithologist’s paradise, Lake Manyara National Park contains over 400 bird species found in most savanna and river habitats in East Africa. Common water birds to be seen here are pelicans, spoonbills, Egyptian geese, hammerkops and the migratory flamingoes, which arrive in hundreds of thousands creating one of Africa’s great natural sights over the soda lake.

  • Tarangire National Park

    It is the vast number of magnificent baobab trees that first capture the eye as you enter Tarangire National Park. The gently rolling countryside is dotted with these unusual trees, which seem to dwarf the animals that feed beneath them. During the dry season (June to October) there is an annual animal ‘migration’ into the park, as wildlife travels from other areas into the park to quench their thirst in the waters of the Tarangire River. During this period, the park has the largest concentration of animals in any park in northern Tanzania.

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  • HOW NGORONGORO CRATER WAS FORMED

    Once thought to be higher than Mt. Kilimanjaro before exploding, the crater is an iconic wilderness and safari destination. Linked to the Serengeti the two areas, as we know them today, were formed at the same time. With the explosion the crater was formed. Time and wind ensured ground cover and vegetation taking hold and producing one of the most nutritious eco-systems on earth. There are said to be 25 000 animals living in the crater, many of which are permanent residents.

    It can get quite cold at night and in the early morning at Ngorongoro so make sure to pack appropriate attire.

  • ZANZIBAR BEACH ADD-ON

    A perfect extension after a thrilling Tanzania Simba Safari is a four night Zanzibar Island Beach Holiday staying at an All Inclusive Beach Resort. See Zanzibar Beach Holidays for options or contact us to design a suitable package inclusive of flights from Kilimanjaro Airport.
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TANZANIA SHORT SAFARI – NGORONGORO & LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Arusha/ Ngorongoro – duration 2 hrs

Collection from your Arusha Hotel and road transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation area. 

Lunch & Dinner and overnight: as per selected Package (Value, Standard, Premium)

Day 2 – Ngorongoro/ Lake Manyara (2hrs)

Today you will descend 2000 feet – 600 meters, to the floor of the crater for a half a day crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephant, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. You will come across hundreds of thousands of plain animals, elephant, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle and rhino.

Return to your lodge and thereafter road transfer to Lake Manyara National Park.  

(breakfast & lunch at Ngorongoro Lodge)
Dinner and Overnight: Manyara Lodge (B, L, D)

All meals and overnight: as per selected Package (Value, Standard, Premium)

Day 3 – Manyara / Arusha

Enjoy a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, whose inhabitants include hippo, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other variety of birdlife.

Lunch at the Lodge. Return to Arusha by 1600 hrs.


TANZANIA SHORT SAFARI – NGORONGORO & TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK ITINERARY:

Day 1 – Arusha/ Ngorongoro – duration 2 hrs

Collection from your Arusha Hotel and road transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation area. 

Lunch & Dinner and overnight: as per selected Package (Value, Standard, Premium)

Day 2 – Ngorongoro/ Tarangire (2hrs)

Today you will descend 2000 feet – 600 meters, to the floor of the crater for a half a day crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephant, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. You will come across hundreds of thousands of plain animals, elephant, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle and rhino.

Return to your lodge and thereafter road transfer to Tarangire National Park.  

(breakfast & lunch at Ngorongoro Lodge)
Dinner and Overnight: Tarangire Lodge (B, L, D)

All meals and overnight: as per selected Package (Value, Standard, Premium)

Day 3 – Tarangire / Arusha

Enjoy a morning game drive in Tarangire National Park. Lesser kudu, eland, lion and grenuk can be found in this beautiful park, noted for its multitude of baobab trees.

Lunch at the Lodge. Return to Arusha by 1600 hrs




Tarangire Sopa Lodge Tanzania – Standard Package

The Tarangire Sopa Lodge, built as a ‘low profile’ structure, nestles into a wooded hillside valley overlooking Tarangire Hill. The Lodge offers spacious rooms with excellent views over the bush.

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    ACCOMMODATION:
    75 spacious rooms, all with a private lounge and mini bar. Each room is carpeted, has 2 queen size beds with mosquito nets. Ceiling fans keep the rooms cool and glass sliding doors that open out on to a balcony, with a great view of the landscape beyond.

    FACILITIES:
    Swimming Pool, outdoor and indoor dining areas, coffee shop, bar.

Serengeti Sopa Lodge – Standard Package

Serengeti Sopa Lodge is nestled in the acacia woodland on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, one of the most famous parks in the world, and host to the largest and most spectacular annual migration of the wildebeest.

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    From late April to early June, the northward wildebeest migration passes through the valley in front of the Serengeti Sopa Lodge as the great herds follow the Mbalageti River into the Western Corridor. During November, the Serengeti Sopa Lodge is also in a better position for the southward wildebeest migration. The Serengeti Sopa Lodge is recommended during late April, May, early June and November

    ACCOMMODATION:
    Serengeti Sopa Lodge is an all-suite property, each of its 75 suites featuring spacious bathrooms, a private lounge with mini-bar and a sliding “window wall” giving access to a balcony or verandah which enjoys uninterrupted views of the Serengeti. The Serengeti Sopa Lodge is the only lodge in the Serengeti offering quad rooms (two queen size beds) suitable for a family of four including two small children.

    FACILITIES:
    Main public areas with high ceilings, enjoy magnificent views into the crater through double story windows. Open fireplaces are features of the bar, lounge and dinning room. There is a bracing “high altitude” swimming pool overlooking the Crater.

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – Premium Package

Dramatically set on the edge of the Mto wa Mbu escarpment, Lake Manyara Serena offers breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley and beautiful Manyara Soda Lake. Perched on the very edge of the cliffs, with stunning views over the lake is the pool bar and observation point.

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    ACCOMMODATION:
    The lodge has a total of 67 en-suite guest rooms with verandahs with spectacular views over the escarpment, and down to Lake Manyara National Park.

    FACILITIES:
    Infinity Pool, internet, outside dining terrace, central dining and bar, bush dinner site within the grounds, conference room, gift shop, small Spa, business centre.

    ACTIVITIES:
    – A daily selection of morning and afternoon game drives around the Lake
    – Night game drives
    – Canoeing safaris on the tranquil and beautiful waters of the Lake
    – Boating trips around the Lake and its ecosystem
    – Visits to the villages of the Mbu Cultural Tourism Programme offering village walks (with lunch), bicycle tours and boating trips
    – High-action mountain biking around the Park and adjacent landscapes
    – Morning bird walks, wildlife talks, audio-visual presentations and talks on the heritage and traditions of the local tribes

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge – Standard Package

The Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is perched on the eastern rim of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater. At an altitude of 7,632 feet, this location offers remarkable views of the sleeping Crater floor below. Being the only accommodation on the Eastern Rim, the Lodge offers stunning panoramic views of the daily sunset over the far western rim… a sight you will not soon forget. An easy access road to the Crater floor maximizes early morning game-viewing.

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    ACCOMMODATION:
    Each of the 96 rondavel-style suites has a spacious bathroom, a private lounge with mini-bar, an enclosed “solarium verandah” and is fully central heated.

    FACILITIES:
    Main public areas with high ceilings, enjoy magnificent views into the crater through double story windows. Open fireplaces are features of the bar, lounge and dinning room. There is a bracing “high altitude” swimming pool overlooking the Crater.

Maramboi Tented Camp Tarangire – Value Package

Maramboi Tented Camp offers is located with endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert between Tarangire and Manyara Lake. The camp offers stunning views of the Manyara National Park, Rift Valley, Ngorongoro highlands and on clear days even Oldonyo Lengai a sacred mountain to the Masai.

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    ACCOMMODATION:
    40 spacious tents are built on wooden decks, comprising of 26 standard rooms, 10 suites and 2 units with 2 rooms interconnected, ideal for families with children. They all have en suite facilities and private verandas.

    FACILITIES:
    Swimming Pool, Internet, outside and inside dining, Bar.

    ACTIVITIES:
    Activities include, game drives, bird watching on the shores of the not too distant Lake Manyara and cultural interaction with Datoga and Masai tribes, whose bomas populate the adjacent land.

Kirurumu Manyara Lodge – Standard Package

Kirurumu Manyara Lodge is set high on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, enjoying a panoramic view over Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley floor.

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    ACCOMMODATION:
    The rooms are tented and raised off the ground with a wooden decking, of which each has an amazing view of the Great Rift Valley of Lake Manyara National Park.
    * 27 tented rooms
    * 2 honeymoon suites and 2 family cottages.
    * Fully ensuite bathrooms, hot and cold powerful showers with solar-heated spring water.

    FACILITIES:
    * Bar with sun-deck and panoramic views of the rift valley
    * Dining room.

    ACTIVITIES:
    A number of activities include mountain biking and trekking for a morning or afternoon session or cultural/nature walks accompanied by a Masai guide.

Tarangire River Camp – Premium Package

Tarangire River Camp provides guests with a traditional safari experience, with the vast and diverse landscape of Tarangire National Park stretching out before them. The lodge overlooks a branch of the Tarangire River and is a prime location for game viewing.

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    ACCOMMODATON:
    There are 18 luxury safari tents within the 25,000 hectares. Each tent is on a raised wooden platform with a thatched roof above and features en-suite bathrooms.

    DINING:
    Elegant meals are served in the shaded dining tent by baobab and acacia groves. The camp provides a main area which is used as a lounge and dining area, with a second floor acting as a viewing platform.

    OTHER FACILITIES and SERVICES:
    Game drives, guided walking safaris. The camp provides close access to premier wildlife

Ngorongoro Farm House – Value Package

A small and exclusive lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano, 5 kilometers from the Ngorongoro Lolduare gate.

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    ACCOMMODATION:
    52 room cottages, 49 standard rooms and 3 suite rooms, all with ample space inside, built on the style of an old colonial farm and rustically decorated with local materials.

    FACILITIES:
    Swimming Pool, Internet, outside and inside dining, Bar.

    ACTIVITIES:
    Guided Walks, crater safari.

Serengeti Serena Lodge – Premium Package

Serengeti Serena Lodge is set high on a hill with breathtaking vistas of a landscape teeming with game. The wildlife defines the Serengeti – countless zebra, buffalo, gazelle, wildebeest, and other species make it their home. Big game feed in full view of the lodge itself.

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    Centrally located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been designed to blend completely into the living landscape. On the very edge of the ridge is a ‘vanishing horizon’ pool, which looks out over the ‘endless plains’ after which the Serengeti is named.

    ACCOMMODATION:
    66 rondavel rooms with ensuite bathrooms and balconies with views across the Serengeti plains.

    FACILITIES:
    dining room, horizon pool overlooking the plains, safari bar, Gift shop, business centre, WiFi
    Conference centre, Cultural dance and music,TV room with satellite TV.

Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp – Value Package

Serengeti Kati Kati is a mobile tented camp located in Central Serengeti, strategically located to cover the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience.

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    ACCOMMODATION:
    10 tents with en suite facilities and large king size beds. Lighting supplied by solar lights

    FACILITIES:
    • Mess tent – cosy indoor and outdoor dining
    • Outdoor dining around the camp fire
    • Picnics by arrangement

    ACTIVITIES:
    • Game drives
    • Sundowners
    • Aperitifs around the camp fire
    • Visit to Maasai village and culture activities (Subject to location)

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge – Premium Package

Close to Olduvai Gorge, “the cradle of mankind”, the stunning Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge has been built around the theme of prehistoric life. Constructed into the crater rim in stone, the walls and terraces are skilfully set to match the existing contours of the site.

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    ACCOMMODATION:
    The Lodge has 75 en suite rooms, with private terraces and uninterrupted views of the 102 square mile crater floor rich in wildlife. Decorated with cave paintings, the rooms are strung around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock- enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below.

    FACILITIES:
    dining room, bar, Gift shop, business centre, WiFi
    Cultural dance and music.

Tloma Lodge – Karatu – Value Package

Tloma Lodge is an exclusive lodge situated within the Ngorongoro Highlands Area.The excellent location of Tloma Lodge on the raised shoulder of a valley, offers breathtaking views over a coffee-plantation and onto the Eastern wall of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater.

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    ACCOMMODATION:
    36 spacious rooms. All rooms have views to Ngorongoro Highlands. There are king, twin and triple sized rooms.

    FACILITIES:
    Restaurant – cosy indoor and outdoor dining
    Private dining on decks
    Picnics by arrangement
    Swimming Pool – heated

  • Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park  Short Safari – Premium Package:

    1 Night Full Board at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge in Ngorongoro Conservation + Crater Safari
    1 Night Full Board at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge in Lake Manyara National Park

      • 01 Jan to 28 Feb – £1,135.00 per person
      • 01 Mar to 31 Mar – £950.00 pp
      • 01 Apr to 30 May – £870.00 pp
      • 31 May to 31 Oct – £1,135.00 pp
      • 01 Nov to 20 Dec – £950.00 pp
      • 21 Dec to 31 Dec – £1,135.00
  • Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park  Short Safari – Value Package:

    1 Night Full Board at Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge in Ngorongoro Conservation + Crater Safari
    1 Night Full Board at Tiloma Lodge in Lake Manyara National Park

      • 01 Jan to 15 Mar – £895.00 per person
      • 16 Mar to 26 May -£810.00 pp
      • 31 May to 31 Oct – £895.00 pp
      • 01 Nov to 10 Dec – £810.00 pp
      • 11 Dec to 31 Dec – £895.00

Included in the Short Tanzania safari costs:

• 2 Nights Full Board Accommodation as in Itinerary.
• Transportation in a 4×4 Safari Vehicle with pop up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
• Services of an English speaking driver-guide, game viewing drives and park entrance fees.
• All Government taxes and levies.
• All meet and greet services.
• 24 hours stand-by contact number.
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
• Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle.
• On safari accessories in each vehicle: First-aid kits, wildlife books, cool box and fire extinguisher.

  • Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park  Short Safari – Standard Package:

    1 Night Full Board at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge in Ngorongoro Conservation + Crater Safari
    1 Night Full Board at Tarangire Sopa Lodge in Tarangire National Park

      • 01 Jan to 28 Feb – £1,100.00 per person
      • 01 Mar to 31 Mar – £1,050.00 pp
      • 01 Apr to 30 May – £935.00 pp
      • 31 May to 31 Oct – £1,100.00 pp
      • 01 Nov to 20 Dec – £1,050.00 pp
      • 21 Dec to 31 Dec – £1,100.00
  • Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park  Short Safari – Value Package:

    1 Night Full Board at Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge in Ngorongoro Conservation + Crater Safari
    1 Night Full Board at Burunge Camp in Tarangire National Park

      • 01 Jan to 15 Mar – £960.00 per person
      • 16 Mar to 26 May – £875.00 pp
      • 31 May to 31 Oct – £960.00 pp
      • 01 Nov to 10 Dec – £875.00 pp
      • 11 Dec to 31 Dec – £960.00

Not included in the Short Tanzania safari costs:

• All items of personal nature .
• Gratuities and Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Driver/Guide(s).
• Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
• International flight/s

Tanzania Visas currently US$ 50 per person available for purchase on arrival Kilimanjaro Airport.

• A visit to Olduvai Gorge – £30 per person

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