SAFARI: LAKE MANYARA OR TARANGIRE AND NGORONGORO CRATER (2 days)

This 2 days 1 night starter package is a great option for anyone on a budget or a time limit. But don’t worry, you’ll get more than enough value for your money! Lake Manyara National Park / Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area are both very different, and you’ll be treated with lots of safari highlights in just 2 days.

Wildlife safari - 2 days 1 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania

 

SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Moshi – Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park 

Your driver / guide will pick you up at your hotel in Moshi in the morning and drive to the entrance of Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park, which takes about 3 to 4 hours. We’ll pick the park depending on things like the time of the year in order to give you the best experience. For private tours, you can of course request the park of your choice, if you have any. You’ll have lunch in the park and spend the rest of the day spotting elephants, giraffes, pelicans, zebras and lots of other animals, and if you’re lucky you might see one of the famous tree climbing lions at Lake Manyara. In the late afternoon you’ll drive to your accommodation for the night (inside or outside the park, depending on the option you pick), where dinner will also be provided. 

Day 2: Ngorongoro crater – Moshi

The days starts early today, as we want you to see the sunrise. After breakfast you’ll head towards Ngorongoro crater for day 2 of your trip. You’ll enter the crater over the steep path that leads down. Get ready to take in the amount of different animals you’re about to see – only giraffes and a few other species are absent because of access to food and the crater itself. You’re basically guaranteed to see large numbers of gnus (wildebeest), zebras, buffaloes and gazelles and chances are you’ll be able to spot rhinos and leopards. So who knows, you might manage to tick off all the big 5 off your list in just 2 days! You’ll have lunch in the park and drive back to Moshi after that.

Wildlife safari - 2 days 1 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania

 

OUR OFFER – PRICES AND SERVICES

Please find our sample packages below. These options include accommodation outside of the parks, but staying inside one of the parks is also possible. Let us know if this is what you want and we will send you the right price. 

Budget camping safari

Budget camping

If you’re on a tight budget and don’t mind basic comfort, this option is perfect for you! 

Prices according to group size:

  • 1 person: 1150 USD per person
  • 2 people: 690 USD per person
  • 3 people: 570 USD per person
  • 4 people: 490 USD per person
  • 5 people: 450 USD per person
  • 6 people: 430 USD per person
  • 7 people: 400 USD per person
 
Prices based on 2 people sharing a tent.
Standard lodges

Standard lodges & tents

For anyone who wants a medium comfort level but doesn’t want to break the bank too much. 

Prices according to group size:

  • 1 person: 1350 USD per person
  • 2 people: 840 USD per person
  • 3 people: 710 USD per person
  • 4 people: 620 USD per person
  • 5 people: 580 USD per person
  • 6 people: 550 USD per person
  • 7 people: 540 USD per person
 
Prices based on 2 people sharing a room/tent, and exclusive of possible Holiday supplements
 
 Accommodation:
  • 1 night in Isoitok (rustic tent) or similar

Mid-range lodges & tents

This accommodation option offers a good level of comfort and often a few nice extra’s. 

Prices according to group size:

  • 1 person: 1610 USD per person
  • 2 people: 940 USD per person
  • 3 people: 870 USD per person
  • 4 people: 720 USD per person
  • 5 people: 720 USD per person
  • 6 people: 650 USD per person
  • 7 people: 650 USD per person
 
Prices valid during high season, based on 2 people sharing a room/tent. All prices are exclusive of possible Holiday supplements, and reduced low season prices apply. Please give us your dates and we will confirm the right price. 
 
 Accommodation:

Luxury lodges & tents

Do you want a superior level of comfort and service? Then this option’s for you.

Please contact us for a quote for your luxury safari as there are too many options to include them all on this website. Prices start from around 450 USD per person per day. 

For the budget camping and standard lodges/tents accommodation option, we can try to join you with other guests to form a group. Let us know you want a group tour whilst booking and we will contact you with possible dates, prices and options as soon as possible. Or check out our current open groups to see if there’s an option that suits you.

Didn’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Please contact us for different accommodation options, room types and group sizes or groups including children, as well as if you wish to add extra options to your safari.  

The following services are included in our package:

  • Entrance fees to the parks
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle from your hotel in Moshi to the parks and back (other pick-up points possible, please contact us for the right price)
  • Game drives in the parks
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation as mentioned in our offers. 
  • In case of a camping safari: camping gear like tents, camping mattresses, sleeping bags, pillows, camping chairs, etc.
  • Lunch and dinner on the first day of your trip, breakfast and lunch on the last day, and breakfast, lunch and dinner on the other days
  • Drinking water, tea and coffee
 
 

This package however doesn’t include:

  • Tips for the crew. We recommend a tip of 25 USD per day for your guide, and 15 USD per day for your cook, to be divided between each member of your group. 
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Flights or other transport to Moshi. We can however arrange airport pickup for you. Let us know your itinerary and we’ll make it happen!
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Accommodation in Moshi. If you wish, we can however assist you in finding a place that corresponds to your needs and budget.
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs, laundry, etc.
  • … and all other services that are not mentioned as included.
Wildlife safari - 2 days 1 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania

 

TIPS AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION

SAFARI PACKING LIST

Want to make sure you don’t get eaten by a lion just because you were wearing the wrong color T-shirt? Check out our complete safari packing list and learn exactly what to bring!

 

OUR OTHER SAFARI PACKAGES

BIT OF ADVENTURE (1 day)

Home to Mount Meru and one of the smaller parks of Tanzania, Arusha National Park is ideal for a day trip. It’s one of the few national parks in Tanzania offering walking safaris, and we’ll gladly make you explore this option. The diversity in wildlife and landscapes is huge, and you’ll be able to see a lot in just one day.  

HINT OF WILDERNESS (3d)

Three national parks in as many days, this tour never disappoints. The parks are jaw-dropping, and the variety of animals is huge. Tree sitting lions at Lake Manyara, hundreds of elephants at Tarangire, and the diversity of Ngorongoro with the chance to spot some rare species like the black Rhino. Let’s go! 

FINDING THE BIG 5 (4 days)

To anyone who’s hoping to see all the big five, we recommend this package as a minimum. You’ll see elephants at Lake Manyara or Tarangire, lions and maybe leopards in the Serengeti, buffaloes more or less everywhere, and if you’re lucky you might spot a rhinoceros in Ngorongoro crater
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 Wildlife safari - 2 days 1 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania