4 Days Safari to Serengeti and Ngorongoro
We’ve got an incredible itinerary for you if you’re short on time but still crave an exhilarating safari experience in Tanzania. Our 4-day safari adventure will take you to three of Tanzania’s top national parks – Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park – where you can enjoy multiple game drives and witness incredible wildlife such as lions, elephants, flamingos, cheetahs, and leopards. Join a small group and make the most out of your stay in Tanzania without sacrificing the excitement of a safari.
Day 1 Arriving in Arusha
On your arrival at Arusha airport, our representative will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it, the soon as you see him the adventure begins you’ll overnight at Green Mountain Hotel, After Check into the hotel and you’ll be taken to Town tour and shopping,(options) you will have your hot lunch in one of the best restaurants in town you’ll be Buck in Hotel in the evening for Dinner and prepare yourself for an amazing adventure
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts. The park is renowned for its unique tree-climbing lions, which are the only ones of their kind in the world. These majestic creatures call the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season and are a rare but well-known sight in the northern park. Apart from the lions, the park also boasts the world’s largest concentration of baboons, making it an exciting spot for primate game viewing.
Located en route to the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, Lake Manyara National Park offers incredible ecological diversity in a small area. Its groundwater forests, bush plains, baobab-strewn cliffs, and algae-streaked hot springs provide a rich habitat for a wide range of wildlife and bird species. With over 400 recorded bird species, the park is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Even first-time visitors to Africa can expect to spot around 100 bird species in a day. The park is particularly famous for its pink flamingos, which migrate perpetually, and large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants, and storks.
The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara is a unique habitat that supports an incredible array of bird life. Thousands of pink flamingos can be seen grazing by the colorful specks against the grey minerals of the lake shore. Yellow-billed storks can be seen soaring and corkscrewing on thermal winds rising from the escarpment. Herons flap their wings against the sun-drenched sky, making the park a delight even for those who are not usually keen on bird-watching. After a memorable day exploring the park, you will be safely transported back to your hotel before sunset.
Day 3: Ngorongoro Highland to Serengeti National Park
After enjoying your breakfast, we will embark on a journey to Serengeti National Park. Along the way, we will travel through the stunning highlands of the Ngorongoro conservation area and take in the sights of the wildlife. As we leave the highlands behind, we will enter the heart of wild Africa where the Serengeti National Park awaits us. The park boasts vast plains that seem to stretch endlessly into the distance. Our destination is the central park area, also known as the Seronera area. This area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park and is home to the Seronera River, which provides a vital water source for wildlife. Here, we will have the opportunity to see many of the Serengeti species during our evening game drive. Afterward, we will head to the Lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4: Game drive to Serengeti National Park
We are embarking on another day of exploring the Serengeti National Park before moving on to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Our day starts with an early breakfast and picking up our packed lunches before we depart for an early morning game drive. This morning’s game drive is essential as it gives us the opportunity to witness the Big Five’s early morning kills. We will continue with game drives throughout the afternoon, spotting numerous animals and truly appreciating why this National Park is so renowned. We will arrive at Ngorongoro in the late afternoon and have dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge, located on the slopes of the crater rim, close to Ngorongoro gate.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha Town
We will depart early after breakfast to visit the Ngorongoro Crater. Bring a packed lunch for the day and head to the Ngorongoro Conservation entry gate. Descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) into the crater floor for a day game drive. Explore the forest areas where monkeys and elephants live, the lake area where flamingos reside, and the open Savannah where lions hunt for food.
Ngorongoro is unique because it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park. This means the area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the wildlife. We will stop at the entrance gate to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape. Then, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, where we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos.
This world-class attraction is known as the ‘8th Wonder of the World.’ Finally, we will descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, so there is plenty to see, including lions, elephants, buffalo, rhinos, and leopards (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steep sides of the crater.
In the late afternoon, after a picnic lunch, we will start our game drive towards Arusha. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Green Mountain Hotel.
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above-mentioned lodges
- Private safari guide
- Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop-up roof for game viewing
- Transfers in both directions between the Arusha Airport
- Park fees
- Ngorongoro Crater fees
- Game drives
- Drinking water
- All government taxes Â including VAT
- All entries fees as listed in the itinerary
- Domestic Flight – From Znz to Arusha
- International airfares and departure taxes
- Walking Tour in the Ngorongoro Highland $20
- All items of personal nature such as telephone calls, fax, email, etc
- Tips for your service providers and gratuities to hotel, lodges, porters, camp staff, and driver–guide (recommended)
- Laundry services