4 Days - Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro & Materuni falls
Duration - 4 days

In this tour we will cover the 4 most popular destinations in Tanzania - Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and Materuni Falls. Tour starts and ends at Arusha. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime!


Short Itinerary


Day 1 - (Mar 03, 2024) Transfer from Arusha to Tarangire. Game drives in Tarangire
Day 2 - (Mar 04, 2024) Ngorongoro Crater Tour (5 hours) & transfer to Karatu/Lake Manyara
Day 3 - (Mar 05, 2024) Transfer to Lake Manyara National park for game deives and afternoon transfer to Arusha
Day 4 - (Mar 06, 2024) Visit to Materuni falls, chagga tribe and coffee plantation tour and drop at Arusha or Kili airport

Choose Date


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 private tour, starting on Mar 03, 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.

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Option E1: $1,104 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Omega View Hotel, Karatu from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
- Stay at Crest Safari Lodge - Standard, Arusha from Mar 05, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024

Option E2: $1,327 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge, Tarangire (Outside the Park) from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024
- Stay at Migombani Cottage, Lake Manyara (Outside the Park) from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
- Stay at Kutoka Lodge, Arusha from Mar 05, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024

Option E3: $1,422 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Tarangire Tortilis Camp, Tarangire (Within the Park) from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024
- Stay at Manyara Best View Lodge - Silver Room, Lake Manyara (Outside the Park) from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
- Stay at Four Points by Sheraton, Arusha - Traditional Queen, Arusha from Mar 05, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024

Option E4: $1,758 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Nimali Tarangire Camp, Tarangire (Outside the Park) from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024
- Stay at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Lake Manyara (Outside the Park) from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
- Stay at Hamerkop House by Lemala, Arusha from Mar 05, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024

Option E5: $3,081 per adult for safari with Land Cruiser
- Stay at Sanctuary Swala Camp, Tarangire (Within the Park) from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024
- Stay at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge - Suite, Lake Manyara (Within the Park) from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
- Stay at Four Points by Sheraton, Arusha - Suite Premium Queen, Arusha from Mar 05, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024

A detailed list of inclusions is shared below. We have many more accommodations and addon tours to offer. Please share with us your requirements by clicking on the "Request Quote" button below, and our reservations team will get in touch with you.


Itinerary


Day 1 - Transfer from Arusha to Tarangire. Game drives in Tarangire

We start at around 7:00 AM from Arusha and drive to Tarangire National park with packed lunch boxes. Tarangire gate will be about 2.5 hours drive away. Once we reach the park, we start game drives here. Tarangire National park is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. We will have a lunch break at a picnic scenic picnic spot. Post lunch, we will continue with game drives till around 5:00 PM or so. Post the game drive, you will head back to your camp/lodge where a delicious dinner awaits you.

Day 2 - Ngorongoro crater tour (5 hours)

On the second day of your safari, you will have an early start. Finishing up with a quick breakfast you will make an early descent at around 6:30 AM into the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 sq kms with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 5-hour game drive on the crater floor will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is definitely recommended. The African elephant, buffalo, Black rhino, Hippos, Hyenas, Cheetahs and Lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater. 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 3 - Transfer to Lake Manyara National park for game deives in the morning and afternoon transfer to Arusha

After an early breakfast, finish your breakfast and get ready by around 8:30 AM. Depart to Lake Manyara National Park with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive. 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 afternoon 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.With a 3 hr drive left to your accommodation in Arusha, the day will come to a close. Freshly made delicious dinner will be ready for you at your accommodation. All these days of the safari, will have you quite tired and a good rest is essential. You will also bid farewell to your safari guide and vehicle today as last leg of your tour will be done with a different vehicle (toyota alphard or similar) and driver. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.

Day 4 - Visit to Materuni falls, chagga tribe and coffee plantation tour and drop at Arusha or Kili airport

After breakfast, around 8:00 AM we start the 2 hour drive to Materuni which is located under the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. Upon arrival, you will do a 35 minutes hike to the waterfalls. If weather is clear, we might get decent views of Mt Kilimanjaro this day. Make sure to wear good boots as the trail can be often muddy. The pool at the bottom of the waterfall is a good place for a refreshing swim after the hike. 25-minute hike back from the waterfalls afterward you will join a local tribe with whom you will a enjoy delicious Swahili/Chagga lunch. After lunch, you will explore the coffee-making process and get to processes your own cup of coffee. Later you will be driven either back to the hotel in Arusha or to the airport. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, our tour comes to an end. Hotel in Arusha can be arranged at extra cost.

Stay Locations


Day 1 - Karatu or Tarangire (Within the Park) or Tarangire (Outside the Park)

Day 2 - Karatu or Lake Manyara (Outside the Park) or Lake Manyara (Within the Park)

Day 3 - Arusha

Maps


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 (Prices are per person).

Single room:

Double sharing room:

Triple sharing room:

All of the above prices are on per person per night on bed and breakfast basis. More hotel options can be shared upon request

Transfers


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

Airport Pickup/Drop
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

InterCity transfers
Transfer from Moshi to Arusha or vice versa: USD 100 per vehicle
Transfer from Nairobi to Arusha or vice versa: USD 275 per vehicle

Flights


We do not book International Flights.
We can book local flights based on availability. Below are indicative additional costs for local flights.

Intercity 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

Meals


Day 1 - Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 - Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Times


Day 1 - Arusha to Tarangire takes about 2.5 to 3 hours (106 km)
Day 2 - Tarangire to NCA takes about 1.5 to 2 hours (108 km)
Day 3 - NCA to Lake Manyara takes about 2 to 2.5 hours (80 km)
Day 3 - Lake Manyara to Arusha takes about 2.5 to 3 hours (114 km)
Day 4 - Arusha to Materuni Falls takes about 2 hours (97 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.

Inclusions


  • 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).

Exclusions


  • International flights.

  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Tips (Tipping guidelines).

  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).

  • Government imposed increase of Taxes and or Park Fees.

  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Addons


Add-on tours in Ngorongoro
Masai Village Tour: USD 25 per person
Olduvai Gorge museum visit: USD 35 per person
Ngorongoro Crater Rim Hike: USD 35 per person
Information on Ngorongoro Add-on tours

Add-on tours in Lake Manyara
Canoeing in Lake Manyara: USD 74 per person
Night Game drives in Lake Manyara NP: USD 114 per person
Treetop Walkway: USD 54 per person
Information on Lake Manyara Add-on tours

Add-on tours in Tarangire
Hot Air Balloon Ride: USD 540 per person
Short Walking Tour (upto 4 hours): USD 45 per person
Long Walking Tour (upto 6 hours): USD 60 per person
Night Game Drives (for clients staying inside): USD 100-200 per person depending on lodge

Add-on tours in Karatu
Coffee Plantation Tour: USD 20 per person
Iraqw Village Tour: USD 25 per person
Endoro Falls & Elephant Caves visit: USD 35 per person
Information on Karatu Add-on tours

4 Days - Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro & Materuni falls
Duration - 4 days

In this tour we will cover the 4 most popular destinations in Tanzania - Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and Materuni Falls. Tour starts and ends at Arusha. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime!


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