3 Days Tanzania Camping Safari Overview

This 3 Days Tanzania Camping Safari itinerary will take you to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro. You will also have the opportunity to explore the national parks and conservation areas. This safari experience will allow you to see the natural habitat, birdlife, geographical features, local people, and much more.

Kiwoito Africa Safaris’  3-day Camping safari in Tanzania is one of the Best 3 day Tanzania Camping Safari you can take if you are looking for a ‘no-frills’ budget safari in Tanzania but still enjoy all the wildlife and game-watching opportunities that you can get in the shortest time possible.

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire 

After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park for a safari game drive. Then depart to Mto wa Mmbu for dinner and overnight at Nsya Lodge FB.

Tarangire is one of the best parks in Tanzania, offering extraordinary views. During the dry seasons, the Tarangire River normally becomes a reliable source of water for many animals, providing a permanent source of water.

Tarangire is known and famous for its high concentration of elephants, baobab trees, and beautiful scenery, you can expect to see buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hippo, baboon, and antelope. For birders, Tarangire is home to over 400 species of birds, including rare species such as the greater kudu, wild dog, and fringed oryx.

Predators such as lions, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, and leopards are also present in the park. Tarangire National Park forms the central annual migration cycle in the Tarangire and Lake Manyara ecosystem, which includes over 25,000 wildebeest and approximately 30,000 zebras.

Day 2 : Nsya – Lake Manyara 

After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a safari game drive around the lake’s shores. Then depart to Mto wa Mmbu for dinner and overnight at Nsya Lodge FB.

Manyara National Park is situated to the north of Tanzania, to the steep western wall of the Rift Valley, Manyara is home to an underground water forest which makes it green all year around, it is also part of a world biosphere reserve with an area of 325 kilometers square. The Park is renowned for its tree-climbing lions, olive baboons, herds of elephants, buffaloes, Zebras, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Hippos, and klipspringer not to mention more than 450 species of birds including flocks of flamingos and stocks of that can be found in this park.

Day 3: Nsya – Ngorongoro

After breakfast, depart with lunch boxes, then descend the crater floor for a half-day tour. After lunch drive to Arusha, arrive in Arusha in the evening to connect the flight back home or to Zanzibar.

Ngorongoro is a multiple land use area where the Maasai people, who are pastoralists, share the same ecosystem with wild animals. The area is part of the Serengeti ecosystem to the north and the northwest is the Ndutu area where, between December and April, is the best time to see calving wildebeest and zebra.

The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest unbroken, unflooded caldera, the main attraction of Ngorongoro is the crater which was formed after a large volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself and formed a caldera. The caldera is the best place to see many antelopes and the Big 5 up close, but this depends on the season.

What to See on your 3 days Tanzania Camping Safari 

The 3 Days camping safari in Tanzania including a visit to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater offers you a chance to see a lot of wildlife and birdlife in the course of that shortest period. It is the most rewarding short safari in Tanzania because you can with very little luck spot all the Big 5 including Buffaloes, Elephants, Lions, Leopards, and Black Rhino.

Apart from the Big 5 opportunity you can spot a lot of other animals including giraffes, zebras, impalas, gazelles, did diks, warthogs, hartebeests, and even gnus in the Crater floor, hyenas, cheetahs, serval cats and many many more. With the visit to the Crater’s floor and Lake Manyara, you will also have a chance to spot a lot of aquatic and nonaquatic birds including some of the rare species that can be spotted in Tarangire National Park only. This package can also be offered to you as a 3 days lodge safari in Tanzania from Arusha, or you can request it as it is 3 days Tanzania camping safari.


– Standard accommodation

– Pop-up 4×4 safari vehicle

– English-speaking safari guide

– 3 Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

– Flying doctor for all emergencies

– First aid kit

– Mineral water on safari

– entry fees

– Taxes


– Visa fee

– Tip for safari guide, 10-15$ per day

Tip for a cook 5-10$ per day

– Travel Insurance

– Flights





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