3 Day Ngorongoro Safari
3 day Ngorongoro safari is a time saver safari. This African Safari tour in Tanzania begins and ends in Arusha. The 3 day Ngorongoro safari takes you to the Ngorongoro Crater.
About the 3 Day Ngorongoro Safari
3 day Ngorongoro safari is a time saver safari. This Tanzania safari tour begins and ends in Arusha. The 3 day Ngorongoro safari takes you to the Ngorongoro Crater. This is the only Caldera in the world that hosts wildlife.
This African safari in Tanzania tours the crater's floor with picnic lunch. Ngorongoro Crater is an attraction in its own right. It is one of the wonders of the natural world.
The 3 day Ngorongoro safari will starts and end in Arusha. This 3 days safari in Tanzania focus is on wildlife and topography. You will be able to see the ‘big five’ here.
Be sure to look at the amazing flat floor of the crater from the rim. Hippo point buzzes with activities. It is where wildlife come to quench their thirst. Its the best place to have lunch as you watch great event happening.
Highlights of the 3 Day Ngorongoro Safari
The highlights of 3 day Ngorongoro Safari includes:
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Great scenery
- Big game Viewing
- Big Five Tracking
- Big Cat safaris
Your 3 day Ngorongoro safari itinerary is below:
Detailed 3 Day Ngorongoro Safari Itinerary
Day 1: ARUSHA - NGORONGORO CRATER NATIONAL PARK
Our Tanzania safari representative will be at your Arusha hotel at 0600hrs. He will brief you on the 3-day Ngorongoro safari. With picnic lunch boxes, leave Arusha for Ngorongoro. This will be 3 hours drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Descend to the floor on arrival at the Ngorongoro Crater National Park. This is a drive down the steep walls of the caldera for a half-day tour. Be sure to look for the big five, cheetah, antelopes and gazelles. With lunch done drive up the escarpment.
You will be headed to your Ngorongoro safari lodge. You will have the rest of the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight will be at Ngorongoro Wilderness Lodge.
About Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers 8,292 square kilometers. It is one of the three divisions that comprise Ngorongoro District in Arusha Region.
NCA was established in 1959 by the NCA Ordinance No 413 of 1959 as a many land use area. It was designated to promote the conservation of natural resources. It was also to safeguard the interests of NCA indigenous residents and promote tourism.
NCA is a unique protected area in the whole of Africa. This is where conservation of natural resources in integrated with human development.
The main feature of the NCA include the Ngorongoro Crater. There is the Serengeti Plains that support about 2.0 millions migratory wildlife species. The catchment forest; the Northern Highland Forest Reserve (NHFR). This is also known as 'Entim Olturot' in Maa language.
Other important features found in the NCA are the archaeological and palaeontological site. They are located at Oldupai Gorge and the early human foot-prints. The latter were discovered at Alaitole in Ngarusi area.
This was because of the particular features and the harmonious co-existence. the co existence between wildlife and people that has existed for many years.
Day 2: NGORONGORO CRATER NATIONAL PARK
Begin your 3-day Ngorongoro safari with breakfast. With picnic lunch boxes descend down the caldera's steep walls. You will have another half-day on 3-day Ngorongoro safari. It will be time to do the searching for wildlife.
The Park is a paradise of woodlands and lakes. This provides for abundant wildlife and vegetation. You will be looking for Gazelle, buffalo, elephants and wildebeest. You may also see all the big cats. Of interest would be the black manned lion, leopards and hyena.
A multitude of birds including flamingos are seen on regular basis. The rich bird life is due to the soda content in Lake Magadi. This lake is on the crater floor. Ngorongoro crater is quite beautiful hence the name ‘Garden of Eden’. Return for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wilderness Lodge.
Day 3: NGORONGORO CRATER - ARUSHA
Start your 3 Day Ngorongoro safari in Tanzania with breakfast. Your 3-day Ngorongoro safari will then take a drive back to Arusha. End the safari with a drop off at your hotel in Arusha.
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3 Day Ngorongoro Safari in Tanzania Costs:
What is included in the 3 Day Ngorongoro Safari in Tanzania cost?
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on Tanzania Safari
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
3 Day Ngorongoro Safari in Tanzania cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 3 Day Ngorongoro Safari in Tanzania
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes