Day 1 - (Sep 20, 2024) Transfer from Arusha to Manyara. Game drives in Lake Manyara National park. Overnight at Nsya Lodge (Safari Bungalow) or similar
Day 2 - (Sep 21, 2024) Ngorongoro crater tour (5 hours) in the morning and afternoon transfer to Arusha. End of tour
Safari tour prices vary depending on the starting date, your group size, and the choice of stay.
Ensuite Accommodation Packages
Below are packages with a few popular ensuite options for your group tour,
starting on Sep 20, 2024, in a group of two adults.
Ensuite hotels are tented camps/lodges that can be inside/around national parks.
You will have a private room with attached bathroom. Meals are provided by hotels.
Click to know more about safari accommodations (ensuite camps/lodges).
- $525 per person for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Nsya lodge or similar, Lake Manyara (Outside the Park) from Sep 20, 2024 to Sep 21, 2024
A detailed list of inclusions is shared below. Please share with us your requirements by clicking on the "Request Quote" button below, and our reservations team will get in touch with you.
Day 1 - Transfer from Arusha to Manyara. Game drives in Lake Manyara National park. Overnight at Nsya Lodge (Safari Bungalow) or similar
We start at around 6:30 AM from Arusha and drive to Manyara National park with packed lunch boxes. Manyara gate will be about 2.5 hours drive away. Once we reach the park, we start game drives here. As you enter the national park, lush forests of Acacia and Mahogany trees begin to set the mood for what is waiting ahead. The game drive will go on till around 5:00 PM or so with a small break for picnic lunch. During the game drive watch out for buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, baboons and the blue monkeys. Another spectacle of Lake Manyara National park is the tree climbing lions, however spotting them is a game of luck. In the right season, you can see the shoreline turning pink with millions of flamingos flocking there. Post the game drive, you will head back to your lodge to reach before 6:00 PM where a delicious dinner awaits you.
Optional add-on tours this day: Canoeing at Lake Manyara for about 2.5 hours ($74 per person ), Night game drives ($114 per person).
Day 2 - Ngorongoro crater tour (5 hours) in the morning and afternoon transfer to Arusha. End of tour
After an early breakfast, descend to the crater floor for game drive(5 hours). You can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, hyenas, Jackals, rhinos and many birds. The birds seen here include eagle, vulture, flamingos in the Crater Lake, storks, giant vulture,and many more. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater. With a 3.5 hr drive left to your accommodation in Arusha, the day will come to a close. This is also the last day of our tour! Bid goodbye to your guide with lots of good memories. Hotel in Arusha can be arranged at extra cost.
Day 1 - Lake Manyara (Outside the Park)
Pre & Post Tour Hotels
Arusha is the base for safari tours in North Tanzania. If you need accommodation in Arusha before/after your safari tour you can check some popular hotel prices on bed and breakfast basis below.
- Crest Safari Lodge - USD 47
- Kutoka Lodge - USD 64
- Karama lodge - USD 113
- The African Tulip - USD 149
- Four Points by Sheraton, Arusha - Traditional queen room - USD 205
- Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge - Plantation room - USD 375
Double sharing room:
- Crest Safari Lodge - USD 29
- Kutoka Lodge - USD 46
- Karama lodge - USD 76
- The African Tulip - USD 112
- Four Points by Sheraton, Arusha - Traditional queen room - USD 120
- Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge - Plantation room - USD 250
Triple sharing room:
- Crest Safari Lodge - USD 29
- Kutoka Lodge - USD 40
- Karama lodge - USD 73
- The African Tulip - USD 93
- Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge - Plantation room - USD 188
All of the above prices are on per person per night on bed and breakfast basis. More hotel options can be shared upon request
This tour starts from Arusha. Kilimanjaro airport is the nearest international airport and Arusha airport is the nearest domestic airport. Please check our page on how to get to Arusha
Pickup or drop off at Arusha airport on the day of safari: No extra charge
Pickup or drop off at Kilimanjaro airport on the day of safari: USD 30 per vehicle
Airport to Hotel transfers
Transfer from Arusha airport to Arusha hotel or vice versa: USD 25 per vehicle
Transfer from Kilimanjaro airport to Arusha hotel or vice versa: USD 50 per vehicle
Transfer from Moshi to Arusha or vice versa: USD 100 per vehicle
Transfer from Nairobi to Arusha or vice versa: USD 275 per vehicle
We do not book International Flights.
We can book local flights based on availability. Below are indicative additional costs for local flights.
From Zanzibar to Arusha: From USD 100 per person (Morning flight)
From Dar es salaam to Arusha: From USD 90 per person (Morning flight)
From Arusha to Zanzibar: From USD 170 per person (Late Afternoon flight)
From Arusha to Dar es salaam: From USD 110 per person (Late Afternoon flight)
Note: Rates mentioned above are indicative and subject to change based on airlines and party(group) size
Day 1 - Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast & Lunch
Day 1 - Arusha to Lake Manyara takes about 2.5 to 3 hours (114 km)
Day 2 - Lake Manyara to NCA takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour (42 km)
Day 3 - NCA to Arusha takes about 4 to 4.5 hours (154 km)
Note: These are estimated drive times. Because of the traffic, location of the accommodations, and several other factors, actual drive times may vary. Driving distances are approximate and do not account for exact places.
Park Fees (for Non-Residents).
Concession/ Camping Fees.
Daily game drives while on Safari.
A professional driver/ guide.
4x4 Land Cruiser.
All Taxes and VAT.
Meals as per itinerary.
Drinking water while on safari (2 litres per person per day).
Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).
Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).
Government imposed increase of Taxes and or Park Fees.
Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
We use equipment of international standards & our guides are trained in First aid & personal protection equipment
We reward our staff based on your feedback & that results in all of us working towards making your trip memorable
Our guides are trained to pay attention to each clients requirements & situation & customize the program accordingly
Once a tour is booked, its guaranteed to go, even if there is only single client for the entire trip
Book by paying advance by card on our website. Balance can be paid upon arrival, before the tour
Our minimum requirement for operation is only one client. So we can offer the tour any day of the year for you