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Experience Tanzania’s most iconic safari destinations on our short 2-day Tanzania wildlife safaris that begin and end in Tanzania towns & cities of Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Stone town.
If you have only 2 days free while in Tanzania, then our quick overnight wildlife short safari holiday is ideal for those who do not have enough time for a longer Safari.
The best places to go on a short wildlife safari in Tanzania include Arusha National Park, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Saadani National Park, Mikumi National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park and Serengeti National Park.
Included on these short holidays safari breaks are transport in 4×4 safari vehicle with a guaranteed window seat and a maximum of six passengers per vehicle. They are all fully escorted by friendly, professional safari driver guides and include full board accommodation in superb quality, well-located lodges/ camps, game drive activities and all park entrance fees.
The major attractions on our short safaris include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest peak, seeing the annual wildebeest migration plus the Big Five in Serengeti National Park, beautiful beaches on the island of Zanzibar, also called Unguja, wildlife viewing and Bird watching in the Ngorongoro Crater and the Olduvai Gorge archeological site that has revealed ancient skull and bone fragments that have delivered critical information about early mankind.
Other Tanzania attractions include Lake Manyara National Park home to the largest concentration of baboons in the world, Tarangire National Park known for its large population of elephants, and the baobab trees that dot the grassy landscape, Stone Town, the world’s oldest functioning Swahili city and Arusha National Park for game drives and also to climb Mount Meru.
Lake Victoria is the largest freshwater lake in Africa which offers bird watching and fishing trips.
Tanzania Safaris 2 Days 1 Night
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Safari – Ngorongoro Crater (Driving) Arusha
Starting and ending in Arusha or Moshi, Tanzania, this affordable 2-Day Ngorongoro Crater Road Safari begins with a drive to the to the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, hosting Africa’s Big Five and an abundance of other wildlife. The Ngorongoro lies 75 miles (120 km) west of the town of Arusha and the drive takes around 4 hours to the Crater Once on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, we stop to enjoy the crater views and then continue on your way to your lodge/ camp to arrive in time for lunch. After lunch, the afternoon is at leisure. The following day after breakfast we descend the steep crater walls to explore this wilderness teeming with wildlife. The crater is home to Lion, Leopard, elephants, monkeys, hyena, jackal and herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo along with approximately 400 species of bird. We stop for lunch at a picnic site on the floor of the crater and later continue with a game drive. After our thorough exploration of Ngorongoro, we ascend the crater walls and make our way back to Arusha or Moshi, where our memorable wildlife safari ends.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Safari – Tarangire National Park (Driving) From Arusha
This is a wonderful 2-day road safari to one of Tanzania’s premier destination – Tarangire National Park, a lovely, quiet park in the northern Tanzania Safari Circuit famous for its baobabs & massive elephant herds. Our 2-day wildlife adventure begins as you set off southwest to Tarangire located 118 km (75 miles) from Arusha. We have lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying superb game viewing in the Park followed by a night at one of the many lodges and safari camps in Tarangire National Park. Camps & lodges include Tarangire Safari Lodge, Little Oliver's Camp, Tarangire Sopa Lodge & Tarangire Kuro Treetops Lodge. Best known for its elephant herds (main attraction with up to 3,000) and tree-climbing lions, Tarangire is home to wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, gerenuk, dwarf mongoose, Oryx, buffalo, Thompson’s gazelle, greater and lesser kudu and eland. Other wildlife inhabiting the game park include lion, leopard and cheetah, as well as tree climbing pythons and with 550 species of bird on the tick list, it’s a fabulous destination for bird watchers. The following day you enjoy a morning enjoy a game drive before returning back to Arusha where the safari comes to an end.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Safari – Saadani National Park (Driving) From Dar-es-salaam
Designed to deliver a classic ‘beach and bush’ experience, this 2-day Tanzania road safari takes you to Saadani National Park where can view animals basking along the Indian Ocean shores in Tanzania. The tour travels to Saadani National Park located 100 km (60 miles) northwest of Dar es Salaam. Saadani is home to about 30 species of large mammals including Elephant, Leopard, Lion & Buffalo, Giraffe, Zebra, Waterbuck, Impala, Hartebeest, Kudu, Eland, Sable Antelope, Baboon, and Monkeys. Enjoy your picnic lunch amongst fantastic hippo pods and crocodiles lounging on the banks of the Wami river. In the afternoon we embark on a wildlife viewing drive till sunset. At the end of an action-packed day of game viewing, we head to our comfortable lodge/ camp. The following morning, we explore the spectacular landscapes of Saadani National Park in search of wildlife and birds which you didn’t see on the first day. A boat safari on the Wami River is a true highlight where you get a chance of sighting Hippo, Crocodile, Later we depart for Dar es Salaam making our way back to where our memorable adventure began.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Tours – Ukerewe Island Lake Victoria From Mwanza Town
A fantastic 2-day holiday from Mwanza to Ukerewe Island – on a chain of islands in Tanzania and the largest island in Lake Victoria. Ukerewe island is situated in the Ukerewe District, nearly 50 km north of Mwanza to which it is linked by ferry, and it takes 3 to 4 hours to travel. The main attraction of Ukerewe is the authentic experience of the deeply rural life. Spend the afternoon in the company of an experienced local guide, who will show you around the island and get entertain with fascinating stories of its residents and famous chiefs. You will get a feel of the life of Lake people and depending on your interests you may enjoy the following activities; cycling, climb Rutare hill, visit to local a school, visit the Chief’s Palace, Dancing Stone of Ukara Island, Rubya Forest and enjoy special cultural tours. Sleeping options on Ukerewe Island include Monarch beach resort, La Bima Hotel, Holiday Motel and Kondeni Hotel. The following morning spend some time enjoying one of the activities available on offer and in the early afternoon return to Mwanza Town by ferry.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Safari – Mikumi National Park (Driving) From Dar-es-salaam
This 2-day Tanzania short safari by road is an incredible wildlife tour to Mikumi National Park, a less-crowded Southern Game Park of Tanzania. The journey begins with a drive to Mikumi National Park located 280 kilometers (roughly 4-hour drive) away from the largest Tanzania city Dar es Salaam. Mikumi borders the African largest national reserve that is Selous Game Reserve in the South. The afternoon is dedicated to 4×4 game drives in Mikumi National Park where we are likely to spot elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, warthog and an assortment of antelopes roaming around. Predators found here include wild dogs, lions, jackals, hyenas and even leopards. We may also see giraffes, hippos, baboons and vervet monkeys. Mikumi is also one of Tanzania’s important birding areas, with over 400 species recorded here. Accommodation options include Mikumi wildlife Camp, Vuma Hills Camp, Stanley’s Kopje Camp and Tan Swiss Lodge, Angalia Tented Camp, Asante Afrika Camp and Afrika Yangu Camp and Lodge. The following morning, we get up bright and early for a half day of game viewing in Mikumi National Park. After lunch, we hit the road, returning to coastal Dar es Salaam where our Southern Tanzania Mikumi short Safari started.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Safari – Tarangire National Park & Arusha National Park (Driving) From Arusha or Moshi
One of our best Tanzania short tours, this 2-day safari combines one of Tanzania’s top northern Game Parks – Tarangire National Park with Arusha National Park. After pick up from your hotel in Arusha, we travel southwest to Tarangire National Park, our first safari destination on the Northern Tanzania Circuit. Tarangire is one of East Africa’s best places to see elephants up close, hosting about 4000 elephants. Wildlife includes giraffes, buffalo, lion, leopard, baboon and a variety of antelopes and gazelle species. We spend a night at one of the beautifully lodge/ camp in the park. Tarangire accommodation options include Tarangire Sopa Lodge, Little Oliver’s Camp, Sanctuary Swala Camp, Tarangire River Camp and Tarangire Safari Lodge. The following morning, we transfer from Tarangire National Park to Arusha National Park. Arusha National Park is also home to the world’s largest population of giraffes. Expect to see water bucks, cape buffalo, warthog, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, turacos, trogons, and even the occasional lion or leopard. In the late afternoon we travel back to Arusha bringing our magnificent Tanzania short overnight Safari to a close.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Safari – Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater (Driving) From Arusha
This 2-day short Tanzania safari holiday explores two of the Top Tanzania safari destinations in the Northern Circuit – Lake Manyara National Park where lions climb trees and baboon troops thrive and the Ngorongoro Crater home to one of the highest concentrations of African wildlife. Beginning and ending in Arusha, the tour heads to Lake Manyara National Park located 130 km away (3 hours’ drive). The park is also home to large troops of big baboons, monkey, jackal, mongoose, hyena, hyrax, cheetah, hippo, warthog, giraffe duiker, waterbuck and impala. Over 400 bird species are found here, which includes many thousands of lesser flamingo’s and greater flamingos. The following morning, we leaving Lake Manyara and drive to the Ngorongoro Crater where we descend the steep crater walls to explore this wilderness teeming with wildlife. The Ngorongoro Crater boasts one of the highest concentration of lions and a variety of wildlife, including elephants, monkeys, hyena, jackal and herds of zebra, wildebeest, buffalo and giant African elephants. We picnic in the crater and after an exciting day of game viewing, we leave the Crater and travel back to Arusha where our memorable, short wildlife safari ends.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Safari – Serengeti National Park (Driving) From Mwanza City
This is a fabulous 2-day Tanzania road safari that takes you to Serengeti National Park. Beginning from Mwanza, we travel to the Serengeti, situated in north-west Tanzania. Serengeti’s Ndabaki Gate is about 140 km from Mwanza and gives direct access to the Western Corridor. We Embark on 4×4 game drive starting from Ndabaka gate on the western corridor where the landscape is more wooded and it is common to see giraffe, elephants, zebra, impala, topi, ostrich, hippos, waterbuck, and many smaller animals. Then we drive to Central Serengeti where we find big cats such as lions, leopards, and cheetah. Spend a night at a lodge in Central Serengeti. The following day we spend a half day enjoying superb game viewing in the Serengeti. Serengeti offers spectacular game viewing year-round, being home to healthy populations of Africa’s Big Five – rhino, lion, buffalo, elephant and leopard as well as huge numbers of various antelope species such as eland, topi, kudu, impala, oribi, waterbuck and gazelle. We enjoy our packed lunch boxes at one of the picnic sites and after a thrilling wildlife experience, we travel back to Mwanza where this short Serengeti overnight safari ends.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Holiday Package – Dar es salaam to Zanzibar Island (By Speed boat or By Air)
This short 2-day Zanzibar holiday package explores the tropical island of Zanzibar with a rich cultural and historical experience, along with its dazzling white beaches with azure waters. From Dar es Salaam, we take a flight or a speed boat in and out of Zanzibar. Upon arrival in Zanzibar airport or harbor, we transfer to Stone Town the charming capital city of Zanzibar Island and begin our tour. You will spend the afternoon & following morning exploring Stone Town with narrow streets, impressive architecture, bustling markets and small but interesting museums. And in the company of a professional local guide, you will also see many reminders of Zanzibar’s historic involvement in the slave trade, abolished in these parts by the Sultan of Zanzibar in 1873. Places that maybe of interest to you in Stone Town include roof top dinner at Emerson on Hurumzi, watch the sunset at the Africa House Hotel, Tippu Tip’s House, Admiring doors of Stone Town, Freddie Mercury House, House of Wonders, Forodhani Gardens, The Fort, Shiv Shakti Temple (Hindu), Darajani Market, Old Slave Market, Anglican Cathedral, Peace Memorial Museum, Spice Tour, Prison island and Jozani Forest
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Safari – Tarangire National Park & Ngorongoro Crater (Driving) From Arusha
Beginning and ending in Arusha, Tanzania, this 2-day road Safari combines two of Tanzania’s most breath-taking safari destinations – Tarangire National Park and the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater. This wildlife adventure starts from Arusha and sets off southwest to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire hosts one of the largest elephant populations in Tanzania and is dotted with baobab and acacia thorn trees. It is also home to various big cats including lions, leopards and cheetahs, as well as tree climbing pythons. After lunch at a picnic site, we depart the park with a game drive en-route to Lake Manyara/ Karatu area for overnight. The following day we depart with breakfast boxes and take a lovely drive admiring the scenic landscapes of northern Tanzania as we travel to our next safari destination – Ngorongoro Crater. We descend the steep crater walls to explore this wilderness teeming with wildlife. Ngorongoro is home to the big 5 and other wildlife such as elephants, monkeys, hyena, jackal and herds of zebra, wildebeest and buffalo. We picnic in the crater and after an exciting day of game viewing, we leave the Ngorongoro Crater and return to Arusha.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Safari – Arusha National Park (Walking & Canoeing on Momella Lake) From Arusha
This is a fantastic 2-day Tanzania safari to Arusha National Park, located about 30 km south-west of Arusha town. The park is approximately a 60 minutes’ drive from Arusha town. Once at the park we enjoy several activities available such as walking, canoeing and game drives. Begin with a walking safari under the guidance of a park ranger and visit the impressive waterfall in the heart of the park, Ngurdoto Crater and lake Momella, where thousands of pink flamingos can be seen. During the hike, you may see animals, such as giraffes, monkeys, buffaloes, zebras, warthog and blue monkeys. Bird life includes trogons, starlings, turacos and thousands of flamingos. The following morning you will enjoy a canoeing safari following the shorelines of small Momella Lake. On this canoe safari you will be able to spot buffaloes, bushbuck, giraffes, hippos and many water birds. Later proceed on a half day game drive in the park. Arusha park is the famous for colobus monkeys, Zebra, giraffe, buffalo, reedbuck, python, elephants and hippo. Our magical 2-day Tanzania safari to Arusha National Park comes to a close in the evening back in Arusha.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Safari – Combines Arusha National Park & Lake Manyara National Park (Driving) From Arusha
One of our best African tours, this 2-day short overnight safari combines two of Tanzania’s main safari destinations – Arusha National Park and Lake Manyara National Park, renowned for exceptional game-viewing and breathtaking sceneries. Starting and ending in Arusha, Tanzania, this affordable short safari explores Arusha National Park, located about 30 km south-west of Arusha town. Once at the park we explore the beautiful Arusha National Park on a game drive, enjoying the stunning scenery and spotting wildlife such as black-and-white colobus monkeys, hippos, giraffes, buffaloes, bushbucks, hyenas and leopards. The following morning, we depart from Arusha National Park and travel to Lake Manyara National Park. We explore the beautiful Lake Manyara Park on a game drive, enjoying the stunning scenery and spotting wildlife. Lake Manyara is home to large troops of baboons, buffalo, cheetah, zebra, Masai giraffe, wildebeest and impala. We stop for a picnic lunch at the Msasa Picnic site which affords fabulous views of the lake and after our thrilling wildlife experience we drive back to Arusha, where our fantastic 2-day Tanzania short safari to the Northern Safari Circuit ends.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Safari – Arusha National Park & Full Day at Olpopongi Maasai Cultural Village (Driving) From Arusha
This unique 2-day Tanzania road safari combines Arusha National Park that offers a classical wildlife viewing with traditional cultural encounters at “Olpopongi “Maasai Cultural Village & Museum. There are a range of activities to do in Arusha National Park which include walking safaris, canoeing safaris & game drives. First, travel to Arusha National Park located about 30km south-west of Arusha town (45 minutes’ drive) for a safari wildlife experience. Mammal species include elephants, buffalo, various primates, giraffes, and leopards. Hiking is allowed if accompanied by an armed guard and the climb up Mount Meru is superb, often giving the best views available of Mount Kilimanjaro. The following morning you leave Arusha National Park and drive for 2-hour (85 km’s) journey to “Olpopongi “Maasai Cultural Village & Museum located in Maasai-land West Kilimanjaro. Here you spend the day learning about the Masai tribe, culture and way of life. You will able to visit a Museum and take a village tour, have a traditional lunch, take a walking safari in the Maasai territory, learn about Maasai hunting techniques and about incredible natural medicine. Later in the day we return to Arusha town, where our 2-day Tanzania short Safari finishes.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Luxury Safari – Manyara Ranch Conservancy (Driving) From Arusha
This is a short Tanzania luxury Wildlife Safari Holiday that begins & ends in Arusha. The tour visits the Manyara Ranch Conservancy – a 35000-acre wilderness between Tarangire & Manyara parks. Leaving Arusha, the drive to the conservancy takes only 1 hour 30 minutes. Arriving at the scenic Manyara Ranch Conservancy we embark on an extensive game drive. Aardvark, Baboon, Buffalo, Cheetah, Eland, Giraffe, Hippo, Hyena, Leopard, Lion, Oryx, Vervet Monkey, Wild Dog, and Wildebeest amongst others are just some of the more than 50 species of mammals seen year-round. Apart from mammals, around 350 species of birds have so far been identified. We spend the late afternoon enjoying superb game viewing followed by a night at Manyara Ranch camp, a comfortable 8-tent classic “East-African-Style” safari camp have the Conservancy to yourselves. The following morning you head out for an early morning game walk followed by breakfast in the bush. After breakfast, proceed on another game drive to explore the northernmost parts of the conservancy to return to camp for lunch. Later we make our way back to Arusha arriving late afternoon bringing our 2-day Tanzania short Safari to a close.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Cultural Tour – Materuni Village Moshi (Chagga Tribe, Coffee Farm Tour & Waterfall Hike)
This 2-day short Tanzania tour offers an amazing experience with Materuni community and includes a village walk, guided waterfall hike, coffee tour, local primary school visit, Chagga traditional dance demonstration, local Chagga Food, banana beer experience and a homestay. Depart from Arusha and travel to Materuni village located in the Uru area, home of Chagga people. Once at the village and in the company of a well-educated and professional tour guide, the tour begins with a visit to Materuni waterfalls, located a 40-minute walk away. Enjoy some local Chagga food lunch and after experience the traditional coffee processing technique and participate in the process of making organic Materuni coffee. You will also learn how to cook a traditional Chagga dish together with your host for dinner. The following day after breakfast take a short walk to the top of the village where there is a fantastic spot to enjoy the sunrise with a view of Mount Kilimanjaro. Afterwards, visit one of the local primary schools in Materuni and enjoy a farewell celebration songs from the Materuni Traditional Dance Group back at the village. Return back to Arusha where our fantastic 2-day Tanzania short Safari ends.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Safari – Lake Manyara National Park & Tarangire National Park (Driving) From Arusha
This 2-day Tanzania short Safari starts in the town of Arusha, gateway to the well-loved Northern Tanzanian Safari Circuit. The tour combines two Tanzania safari gems – Lake Manyara Park and Tarangire National Park both located in the Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit. Our first game viewing destination is Lake Manyara National Park where we take a mid-morning game viewing drive and later pause for lunch. Lake Manyara Park is famous for its tree-climbing lions, large troops of baboons and big herds of elephants as well as some elusive leopards. We spend the afternoon enjoying superb game viewing in Lake Manyara and in the late afternoon, leave the park, and spend the night at a camp/ lodge near the small village Mto wa Mbu. On day two, we depart from Mto wa Mbu village and admiring the scenic landscapes of Tanzania as we travel Tarangire National Park. The park is home to various big cats including lions, leopards and cheetahs, as well as tree climbing pythons. Other animals include giraffe, buffalos, zebras and various antelope species such as gazelles. In the late afternoon you will return to Arusha, bringing the 2-day Tanzania short wildlife exploration to a close.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Tour – Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Short Trek/ Hike
This 2-day Kilimanjaro hike follows the Marangu Route, the oldest and most popular route up Mount Kilimanjaro. After pick up from Arusha city you, will be transferred to the Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1840m). Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro National Park, we complete the necessary paperwork before starting our hike up Mt. Kilimanjaro. Walking through the rain-forest we keep a lookout for black and white colobus monkeys, as well as other wild animals. After a 4-hour walk, we reach our first overnight stop, the Mandara Hut (2670m). Here we rest before visiting Maundi Crater with our mountain guide. From the crater, we enjoy wonderful views of the Kenyan interior, before returning to Mandara Hut for dinner and our overnight stay. The following day continuing our Marangu hike up Kilimanjaro, towards Horombo huts encampment on a route that will take about 3 to 4 hours up to get amazing views of Mawenzi and the summit of Kibo. After getting magnificent views of the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, head back down to Mandara Huts for lunch then back into Kilimanjaro National Park Gate (1860m). Transfer back to Arusha or Moshi.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Tour – Climbing Mount Meru Short Trek/ Hike
This is a short and rewarding 2-day Hiking Trek up Mount Meru in Tanzania second highest mountain, without reaching the summit. Mt. Meru is located in the heart of Arusha National Park and it is 50 miles west of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Begining from Arusha, head to Arusha National Park in the morning, to trek up Mount Meru. The hike starts from Momella Gate (1500 meters/ 4200 Feet) where you meet your armed ranger. The climb starts at around 1000 hours and along the way you are likely to see buffalo, bushbucks, giraffes, warthogs, and zebras. Porters are not mandatory and one can carry as much of your own gear as you want. The hike takes about 3.5 hours to the Miriakamba Hut where you spend a night. On the second day we continue our hike up Meru, hiking a little further with your guide, where you have a clear view of Meru crater and the cliffs below the summit. We then start the descent taking two to three hours to arrive at the gate where you say farewell to your hiking crew and transfer back to Arusha where the tour ends.
2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Cultural Tour – Hadzabe Bushmen & Datoga Tribes (Driving) From Arusha
This is a 2 day Tanzania cultural safari that takes you right off the beaten track into the remote Yaeda Valley, located to the southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater to explore the cultures of the Hadzabe Bushmen & Datoga tribes. Beginning in Arusha, the tour travels to Lake Eyasi, the native homeland of the Hadzabe (Hadza), one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes in Africa with approximately 1,300 tribe members. Spend the afternoon learning more from your guide, gaining an understanding of the Hadzabe people, their traditions and skills and also the wider area. On day two, you will be accompanied by an expert guide and go hunting with Hadzabe for an hour or 2. You will walk, run and crawl through bushes looking in the shrubs for birds, antelopes, birds, mongooses and larger herbivores. In the late morning you will visit then the Datoga tribe. These pastoralists are also skilled blacksmiths. They collect metal scrap, which they cleverly process into bracelets, arrowheads and knives. You will also visit one of the huts in the village. Later, you will return to Arusha where our fantastic 2 day Hadzabe Bushmen and Datoga cultural tour ends.