Short n’ Sweet Safari (Add-on Tanzania)

Visit Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater to get your fill of wildlife in just two days! This package is great to combine with your Mount Kilimanjaro trek. Do not miss out on the beautiful shores of Lake Manyara and the one-of-a-kind Ngorongoro Crater, an experience that will stick with you for life.

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Short n' Sweet Safari with World Adventure Tours
Travel with World Adventure Tours to Tanzania, Short Safari
Short n' Sweet in Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro with AWAT
An add-on two-day safari to Ngorongoro Crater and to Lake Manyara – a perfect trip to combine with your Mount Kilimanjaro climb. This safari lets you get a taste of the rich and diverse wildlife that Tanzania has to offer from the rich shores of Lake Manyara to the protected habitat of the Ngorongoro Crater, home to the endangered black rhino. This short n’ sweet safari will leave you amazed at what Tanzania has to offer.

Please check out our other short safari options like a Taste of the Savanna safari or why not check out the Elephant Safari Discover Tanzania?


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Day 1


Pick up from your hotel in Moshi or Arusha and drive to Ngorongoro Crater for game drives. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhinos and prides of lion that include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game that you can see include leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the late afternoon drive to Ngorongoro Wild Camp.

Overnight Ngorongoro Wild Camp (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar

Day 2


After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara National Park which takes about 2 hours. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade of acacia. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. In the afternoon, you transfer back to your hotel in  Arusha or Moshi or to the airport.

Moshi, TZ
4:31 am, September 27, 2023
clear sky
Wind: 2 mph
Pressure: 1017 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:18 am
Sunset: 6:25 pm
Ngorongoro, TZ
4:31 am, September 27, 2023
scattered clouds
Wind: 5 mph
Pressure: 1016 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:25 am
Sunset: 6:32 pm
Kiratu, TZ
4:31 am, September 27, 2023
scattered clouds
Wind: 5 mph
Pressure: 1016 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:24 am
Sunset: 6:32 pm

Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara offer a unique and unforgettable experience that is sure to appeal to anyone who loves nature, wildlife, culture, and adventure. You should pick this travel plan because:

  • A short travel plan that can be combined with our other longer plans, why not a mountain climb?
  • Bang for your buck. 
  • Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara visits are amazing. These parks deliver amazing landscapes and rich wildlife.
  • An English-speaking qualified safari guide will make this tour memorable and allow you to spot the smallest of things.

Both Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara are famous for their breathtaking natural beauty. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera, while Lake Manyara is known for its pink flamingos, hippos, and tree-climbing lions. Both locations offer a wide range of scenery and wildlife that is sure to leave you in awe. Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara are home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, hippos, and more. Both parks are known for their large populations of wildlife, which can be viewed up close during game drives or walking safaris. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to the Maasai people, who have lived in the area for hundreds of years. Visiting Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara offers an opportunity to learn about the Maasai culture, their traditional way of life, and their relationship with the wildlife in the area. There are a variety of activities available at Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara, including game drives, walking safaris, bird watching, and cultural tours. You can also enjoy camping and hiking in the area, which provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Tanzania.

What documents do I need to travel to Tanzania?

A visa is required when traveling to Tanzania. Currently, this can be obtained online,  on arrival at airports and border crossings, and is valid for 90 days. A valid passport is mandatory. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Tanzania.

Do lodges and camps have mosquito nets?

We carefully select the accommodation on safari so that you are comfortable and relaxed and can experience a one-of-a-kind atmosphere during your safari. All rooms/tents during your safari are fitted with mosquito nets or are insect-proofed to protect you against bites. You are also advised to use insect repellent to further protect yourself, especially outdoors in the evenings.

Is Tanzania safe to travel to?

Tanzania is generally considered a safe destination for safari-goers. Visitors should follow the safety guidelines provided and take necessary precautions, such as avoiding walking alone at night or leaving valuables unattended.

When does the wildebeest migration take place?

The wildebeest migration takes place in Tanzania typically between the months of November to August, although the timing can vary slightly depending on the weather patterns each year. The migration is a continuous movement of around 1.5 million wildebeest and large numbers of zebras and gazelles across the Serengeti plains in Tanzania in search of fresh grazing land and water. In November and December, the herds of wildebeest can be found in the northern Serengeti near the Kenyan border, where they start calving. As the rains stop and the dry season sets in, the herds begin to move south in search of water and fresh grazing. By April and May, the herds are usually in the central Serengeti. By June, the wildebeest and other herbivores gather at the Grumeti River, where they must cross to continue their journey south. By July, the herds are usually in the eastern Serengeti; by August, they move into the northern region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Is it safe to drink water in Tanzania?

Drinking tap water in Tanzania is generally unsafe, as it may contain harmful bacteria and parasites that can cause illnesses such as typhoid, cholera, and hepatitis A. Drinking only bottled or filtered water is important to avoid getting sick. You can buy bottled water at most shops, hotels, and restaurants in Tanzania. When traveling in Tanzania, it’s also important to avoid drinking water from sources such as lakes, rivers, and streams, which may also contain harmful bacteria and parasites. Instead, use bottled or filtered water to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth after brushing. Additionally, avoiding ice in drinks and peeling fruits and vegetables before eating them is a good idea to reduce the risk of ingesting contaminated water.

What are the best national parks to visit in Tanzania for a safari?

Tanzania is home to many national parks, but the most popular ones for safaris are Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.

What kind of wildlife can I expect to see on a Tanzania safari?

Tanzania is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, hippos, buffalo, leopards, cheetahs, and many species of birds.

What is the best time of year to go on a Tanzania safari?

The best time to go on a Tanzania safari depends on your preferences. The dry season from June to October is the best time for game viewing, but it can be crowded and more expensive. The wet season from November to May offers lush landscapes, fewer crowds, and lower prices, but some parks may be closed due to flooding.

What kind of transportation will be used during my safari?

Our safaris are in 4×4 vehicles, which are ideal for navigating the rugged terrain of the national parks. Some safaris may also include flights to remote areas or walking safaris.

What should I wear on my safari?

It’s important to dress in layers and pack versatile, easy-to-wash, and dry clothing. Don’t forget also to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and a small backpack to carry your essentials while on safari. Choose comfortable, practical, and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Lightweight, breathable clothing such as cotton or linen shirts, pants, and shorts. Long-sleeved shirts and pants can also help protect you from the sun, insects, and thorny bushes. Neutral-colored clothing such as khaki, beige, or olive green. Avoid bright colors or patterns, as they can scare off wildlife or attract insects. Closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or hiking boots for walking safaris or nature walks. Sandals or flip-flops can be worn around camp but may not provide enough protection for outdoor activities. A hat or cap to protect your head and face from the sun. Sunglasses protect your eyes from the bright sunlight. A light jacket or sweater for cooler mornings and evenings. Swimwear if you plan to visit a lodge or camp with a swimming pool. A rain jacket or poncho if you’re traveling during the rainy season.

Safari add-on with World Adventure Tours

Included in the price:

  • Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) accommodation while on safari
  • Pick up from your hotel in Arusha or Moshi and drop off
  • All game drives viewing in a custom built 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser
  • All park and entrance fees
  • Transportation with 4×4 vehicles with viewing roofs
  • Professional English-speaking driver/guide during the safari
  • Bottled water in safari vehicles
  • Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee
  • Current Government taxes and levies

Excluded from the price:

  • Internal or International flights
  • Pre-safari night accommodation
  • Entry visa to Tanzania
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff, and porters
  • Meals, drinks, and excursions not described in the itinerary
  • Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone, and postage
  • Items of personal Nature

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