2 day tanzania safari tour

2 day tanzania safari tour

Key Infomation

  • Duration:2 Days
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • DestinationTanzania Kilimanjaro
  • Max Altitude1,800 m
  • ActivityWildlife Safari
  • Group Size1-10
Price from
  • Best Price Gurantee
  • No booking or Credit Card Fee
  • Free Cancellation

Embark on a thrilling safari adventure through two of Tanzania's most iconic wildlife destinations: Tarangire National Park and the legendary Ngorongoro Crater. Perfect for those with limited time but an insatiable thirst for wildlife encounters, this wildlife safari tour in Tanzania. promises an immersive experience in the most spectacular landscapes of East Africa.

Tarangire National Park welcomes you with open arms, its vast savannahs punctuated by ancient baobab trees and the meandering Tarangire River. Here, elephants roam freely with their majestic presence as a defining feature of the park. As you drive through Tarangire aboard an exclusive Footprint Adventure 4x4 safari vehicle, expertly guided by seasoned rangers, you'll witness a symphony of life unfolding before your eyes. From graceful giraffes grazing on acacia leaves to stealthy predators grazing in the plains, every moment is filled with anticipation and wonder.

But it's not just the wildlife that captivates in Tarangire National Park, the dramatic scenery, with its sweeping vistas and dramatic sunsets, provides the perfect backdrop for unforgettable safari moments. Whether you're enjoying a picnic in the wilderness or simply soaking in the sights and sounds of nature, Tarangire's allure is undeniable.

From Tarangire, your journey continues to the crown jewel of the Tanzanian Wildlife safari experiences: the Ngorongoro Crater. A geological marvel and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro crater is a natural amphitheater teeming with an astonishing array of wildlife. Descending into its depths, you'll find yourself surrounded by a representation of African biodiversity, where lions laze in the sun, herds of buffalo graze on the grasslands, and rhinos wander around the acacia thickets.

As you sightsee the crater floor in search of the legendary "Big Five" – lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos, you'll be amazed by the sheer abundance of wildlife that thrives within this ancient caldera. From the shimmering waters of Lake Magadi, where flamingos create a kaleidoscope of color, to the dense forests that harbor elusive leopards, every corner of the crater holds the promise of a new discovery.

Throughout your safari, Footprint Adventure ensures that every moment is infused with experience and luxury, from personalized guiding to exclusive access to prime wildlife viewing areas. Whether you're a seasoned safari enthusiast or a first-time visitor to Africa, this safari offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of Tanzania's wilderness, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Highlights of 2 day Safari in Tanzania

  • Witness large herds of elephants in Tarangire National Park.
  • Spot diverse wildlife, including lions, leopards, giraffes, and zebras in Tarangire.
  • Encounter the "Big Five" – lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos – in Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Enjoy stunning views of ancient baobab trees and the scenic Tarangire River.
  • Marvel at the dramatic landscapes and rich biodiversity of the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Rest in comfortable lodges or tented camps, immersed in the natural beauty of Tanzania.
  • Spot a wide variety of bird species in their natural habitats, enhancing your wildlife experience.

Best Time for 2 Day Short Tanzania Safari

The best time for a 2-day safari in Tanzania, specifically in Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, varies based on your preferences for wildlife viewing, weather, and crowd levels. The dry season, from June to October, is ideal for spotting large concentrations of animals around water sources, enjoying dry and pleasant weather, and experiencing minimal rain and fewer mosquitoes.

However, this peak season attracts more tourists and higher prices. On the other hand, the wet season, from November to May, offers vibrant green landscapes, excellent bird watching opportunities, and fewer crowds, making for a more exclusive safari experience. The calving season, from January to February, is particularly fascinating for seeing newborn animals. Although the wet season can bring heavy rains and dispersed wildlife, it also comes with lower prices and vibrant scenery. Overall, the dry season is best for optimal wildlife viewing and comfortable weather, while the wet season provides unique benefits for those looking to avoid crowds and enjoy Tanzania’s natural beauty.

Itinerary

Expand AllCollapse All

Here is the complete itinerary of the 2 Day Wildlife Safari in Tanzania. If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us anytime. 

Your 2 day safari adventure begins with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Moshi or Arusha. As the sun rises, you'll set off towards Tarangire National Park, traveling through picturesque landscapes that offer a glimpse of Tanzania's natural beauty. Upon entering Tarangire, prepare for an exciting day of wildlife exploration.

Tarangire National Park is popular for its large elephant herds and iconic baobab trees. As you traverse the park in your exclusive Footprint Adventure 4x4 safari vehicle, guided by an expert, you'll witness diverse ecosystems filled with unique wildlife. Keep your camera ready to capture sightings of giraffes, zebras, lions, leopards, and a myriad of bird species that call this park home.

Around midday, you'll pause for a scenic picnic lunch within the park, surrounded by the stunning savannah landscape. After lunch, continue your game drive, exploring different areas of the park and spotting more wildlife. 

As the afternoon turns to evening, you'll make your way to your overnight accommodation located just outside the park. Relax and unwind, enjoying the tranquil ambiance and reflecting on the day's adventures.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge/ Safari Lodge
  • MealsLunch and Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude900 m

Rise early and enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting off for the Ngorongoro Crater. Arriving at the crater's edge, you'll descend into this magnificent natural wonder around 6:30 AM. The Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest inactive volcanic caldera, boasts a diverse array of wildlife within its 260 square kilometers.

Your 5-hour game drive on the crater floor offers unparalleled opportunities to witness the "Big Five", lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos , as well as other fascinating species such as hippos, hyenas, cheetahs, and more. The crater's rich biodiversity and stunning scenery provide a perfect backdrop for memorable wildlife encounters.

Around midday, you'll stop for a picnic lunch at the picturesque Hippo Pool, where you can relax and enjoy the views of hippos wallowing in the water. After lunch, continue exploring the crater, soaking in the incredible landscapes and observing the dynamic interactions of the wildlife.

As the afternoon progresses, you'll ascend the crater walls and begin your journey back to Arusha or Moshi. Arriving at your destination by late afternoon or early evening, you'll be dropped off at your preferred location, marking the end of an extraordinary safari adventure with Footprint Adventure.

  • Accommodation -
  • MealsBreakfast and Lunch
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,800 m

What's Included

  • Park fees, permits and entrances for the entrance safari as per the itinerary
  • Pick-up and drop-off service from the hotel (Moshi/Arusha)
  • 1x accommodation at standard safari lodge during the safari 
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the Safari as per the itinerary
  • All the ground transportation during the safari 
  • Concession Fees
  • A professional driver or safari guide during the whole safari
  • Food, insurance, and salary for all the crew members
  • 4x4 Land Cruisers for the entire safari
  • Company service charges and government taxes
  • Drinking water during safari (2 bottle per person)
  • International flights from/to Tanzania
  • Breakfast & dinner in Arushi/Moshi
  • Tips for guide or drivers
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tanzanian Visa fee (50 USD for most of the passports and 100 USD for USA citizens, purchased during arrival)
  • Increases in park fees, where applicable
  • Personal Expenses (Bar Bills, Phone Calls,etc.)
  • government imposed an increase of Taxes and park fees
  • Any other personal expenses which are not mentioned above

Additional Info

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and lost or stolen items.

Visa Requirements

Ensure you have a valid visa for Tanzania. Visas can be obtained upon arrival at the airport or in advance from a Tanzanian embassy or consulate. Please check the specific visa requirements based on your nationality, here.

Health and Safety

Consult with your healthcare provider about necessary vaccinations and medications for travel to Tanzania. Common recommendations include vaccinations for yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, and antimalarial medications.

Currency and Payments

The official currency in Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). However, US dollars are widely accepted. It is advisable to carry some cash for small purchases and tips, as not all places accept credit cards.

Communication

Mobile phone coverage is available in most areas, but it can be limited in remote parts of the parks. Consider purchasing a local SIM card for better connectivity. Many lodges and camps offer Wi-Fi, but the connection may be slow or unreliable.

Climate and Weather

Tanzania has a tropical climate, with temperatures varying based on altitude and season. The dry season (June to October) is the best time for wildlife viewing, while the wet season (November to May) offers lush landscapes and fewer tourists. Pack accordingly based on the season of your visit.

Sustainability

We encourage eco-friendly practices during your safari. Avoid single-use plastics, dispose of waste responsibly, and respect wildlife by maintaining a safe distance and not disturbing their natural behaviors.

Language

Swahili is the official language of Tanzania, but English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas. Learning a few basic Swahili phrases can enhance your cultural experience.

Electrical Outlets

Tanzania uses type D and G electrical outlets with a voltage of 230V. It is advisable to bring a universal adapter for charging your electronic devices.

FAQs

Q1. How much is the 2 Day Safari to Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater?

The cost of the 2-day safari varies based on the number of people in your group, the type of accommodation you choose, and the season. For an accurate and personalized quote, please contact us directly with your travel dates and preferences.

On average, you can expect the cost to range from $900 to $1,200 or more per person. Luxury safaris with premium lodges or tented camps tend to be at the higher end of this range, while budget options may be more affordable.

Tanzania is generally considered safe for tourists, including the areas of Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Our professional guides are experienced and trained to ensure your safety throughout the safari. It's always advisable to follow the guidance of your safari guide and take standard travel precautions.

Booking your safari is easy! You can contact us via email or phone to inquire about availability. Once we confirm your dates, we will provide you with a detailed itinerary and payment instructions. A deposit is typically required to secure your booking, with the balance due closer to your departure date. 

  • Clothing: Lightweight and breathable clothing for warm days, and a light jacket or sweater for cooler mornings and evenings.
  • Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes for game drives and short walks.
  • Sun Protection: A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect against the sun.
  • Camera Gear: A camera with extra batteries and memory cards to capture wildlife and scenery.
  • Binoculars: For enhanced wildlife viewing.
  • Personal Items: Toiletries, medications, and any personal items you may need.
  • Other Essentials: A small daypack, reusable water bottle, and insect repellent.

For any additional questions or specific concerns, please feel free to contact us directly. We're here to ensure you have an unforgettable safari experience!

Similar Trips

You May Also Like
Explore more