• A group of zebras standing next to each other in Lake Manyara National Park

3 Days Safari | Tarangire & Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara

Tanzania Northern Circuit

With this 3 Days Safari fly-in package from Zanzibar you can explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and its famous crater, along with the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks.

After the transfer to Zanzibar airport, you hop on a short domestic flight (about ~1h) to Arusha City airport. Here your Safari starts with a drive towards Tarangire National Park where you can expect to see a large population of elephants in their natural habitat. The next day is reserved for another highlight, a game drive in the famous caldera of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home of the Big Five. Day 3 brings you to Lake Manyara National Park, a hidden gem among the country’s renowned wildlife sanctuaries.

You will sleep for 2 nights in the Africa Safari Lake Manyara Lodge, where you stay in a fully furnished comfort tents with private bathrooms. Because the premises of your accommodation borders a national park (Lake Manyara), there a frequent animal visitors like zebras and monkeys.

Day 1:

After a short domestic flight from Zanzibar, you arrrive in Arusha and drive towards Tarangire National Park for your first Game Drive on the mainland. The national park is dominated by the Tarangire river, that offers water even in dry season. The combination of fresh water and different habitats (savannah, baobab trees, acacia woodlands, swamps) creates an incredibly rich and varied environment that attracts an abundance of wildlife all year-round. The park is famous for its giant Baobab Trees, that dwarf even the many mighty elephants in this area.

Because of the lower number of visitors, Tarangire makes an excellent destination for those seeking a more intimate Safari experience.

Day 2:

On your second day Ngorongoro Conservation area awaits you, where you can enjoy a game drive in Ngorongoro crater. This volcanic caldera is almost a ‘natural zoo’, because of the steep walls and the high elevation, there is enough rain and therefore food for the majority of the animals to stay in the crater even during dry season.

The region has been home to various indigenous tribes, including the Maasai people, who continue to live and graze their cattle within the area, a noteable difference to the traditional national parks where human activity is limited to tourism. Their coexistence with wildlife and preservation of their traditional way of life adds a cultural dimension to the conservation area, making it an enriching experience for travelers seeking a deeper understanding of the region’s heritage.

Day 3:

After an early breakfast you will visit Lake Manyara National Park, renowned for its tree-climbing lions, a rare behavior seen in only a few places in Africa. These impressive predators are known to relax high in the branches of acacia trees. The park is home to an incredible 400+ bird species, making it a true haven for bird watching. Aside from the famous flamingos, visitors can spot various other waterbirds, birds of prey and colorful forest-dwelling species like the silvery-cheeked hornbill.

After this exciting adventure you drive back to Arusha airport for you return flight (about 1,5h) to Zanzibar. Here you will be picked up by our driver and taken back to your beach resort where you can enjoy the rest of your holiday.

A schematic map with important national parks of the Northern Safari Circuit in Tanzania
A map of eastern Tanzania with Africa Safari Lodges (Paradise & Wilderness group)

Africa Safari Lake Manyara Lodge

Africa Safari Lake Manyara is located directly on the border of the Lake Manyara National Park. The lodge grounds are part of a Game Controlled Area (GCA) – expect to see a lot of animals staying permanently in the area. These include zebras, wilderbeests, different types of monkeys and of course many bird species. The gardens are dominated by large yellow bark acacias (also known as ‘fever trees’ or Vachellia xanthophloea) that provide shade and shelter for the cheeky vervet monkeys.

Neighbouring the large and comfortable bar / lounge there is a nice swimming pool with sun loungers and umbrellas. It offers truly magnificent views of Manyara lake and the surrounding area. Farther towards the lake you will find the restaurant with equally exciting views. For your own security, it is recommended not to walk alone during the night in the lodge premises. The staff will assign you a Maasai askari (watchman), just in case a bad tempered big cat decides to pay a visit.

You will stay in a Safari Comfort tent. These accommodations are spacious, and comfortable, having exterior canvas walls, a concrete floor and a permanent bathroom. Watch the zebras grazing from your very own private terrace, equipped with comfortable chairs. The spacious 60m² tent is furnished with a king-sized bed and a single bed. Another single bed can be added on request. You will find a comfortable seating area in the room as well as plenty of storage space to make you feel at home. The accommodation has a semi permanent bathroom with an European toilet, washbasin and walk-in shower.


  • Maximum occupancy 4 guests per safari comfort tent
  • Double bed (180cm x 200cm) and a single bed (90cm x 200cm)
  • Inside and outside seating area
  • Plenty of storage space
  • Free WiFi in restaurant & lounge area
  • Fully equipped bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Charging points for mobile phones and cameras
  • Quality mattress and bed linen
  • Mosquito net
  • Terrace
Rate per adult (2 adults sharing) Infant 0-1.99yr (sharing) Child 2-4.99yr (sharing with 2 adults) Child 5-11.99 (sharing with 2 adults)
$ 1.702 Free $ 726 $ 785
Child 12-15.99yr (sharing with 2 adults) 3rd adult (sharing with 2 adults) Single adult travelling in group, single room occupancy Solo traveller
$ 912 $ 1.042 $ 1.804 $ 2.379

These prices include the following services:

  • Zanzibar airport transfers (sharing)
  • Domestic flights
  • Private Game drives
  • Meals and bush lunch
  • Park entry- and landing fees
  • 2x Nights Africa Safari Lake Manyara

Required reservation information:

  • Full names of each guest as per passport
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Passport/ID number

Published rates subject to changes in government-, park authority and airline tax increases or levy changes. Paradise & Wilderness reserves the right to change departure times, routing or carrier when so required for operational, weather or safety reasons. Paradise & Wilderness can not be held responsible for missed connections on flights booked with other airlines, due to flight delays. Timings are indicative only. Exact times will be communicated on tickets and during the trip. Prices may vary subject to season, room category and number of travellers.

  • Early morning pick-up from hotel
  • Transfer to Zanzibar Airport
  • Domestic flight departure – Zanzibar to Arusha
  • 1x Private Safari game drive Tarangire National Park
  • 1x Private Safari game drive Ngorongoro Crater
  • 1x Private Safari game drive Lake Manyara National Park
  • Mid-morning coffee/tea break
  • Authentic safari bush lunch, served at set tables
  • 2x Nights Africa Safari Lake Manyara Lodge
  • Return Flight Arusha to Zanzibar
  • Transfer back to your accommodation
  • Full Board Meal Plan
  • Daily departure possible!

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