4 Day Safari

4 Days

Safari in National Parks: Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater

This 4 day safari is designed for travelers seeking a concise yet comprehensive experience in northern Tanzania. Our itinerary will take you to see the stunning pink flamingos of Lake Manyara, the vast herds of wildebeest and zebras on the plains of the Serengeti, and the breathtaking beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater. During this tour, you will undoubtedly have the opportunity to spot Africa’s Big Five (Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino, and Lion), as well as many other animals and wildlife.

This itinerary offers a perfect balance of price and quality; guests will stay in comfortable lodges in Serengeti National Park. A professional guide with extensive experience in the African bush will lead your journey and provide deeper insights into the animals and scenery around you.

In addition to the breathtaking landscapes and rich wildlife you’ll encounter during the safari, you’ll also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture through interactions with tribal communities and visits to nearby villages. This trip is an unforgettable experience that combines natural beauty with the cultural authenticity of Tanzania.

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Overview

Experience the Ultimate Tanzania Safari: Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Manyara

This 4 day safari is designed for travelers seeking a concise yet comprehensive experience in northern Tanzania. Our itinerary will take you to see the stunning pink flamingos of Lake Manyara, the vast herds of wildebeest and zebras on the plains of the Serengeti, and the breathtaking beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater. During this tour, you will undoubtedly have the opportunity to spot Africa’s Big Five (Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, Rhino, and Lion), as well as many other animals and wildlife.

This itinerary offers a perfect balance of price and quality; guests will stay in comfortable lodges in Serengeti National Park. A professional guide with extensive experience in the African bush will lead your journey and provide deeper insights into the animals and scenery around you.

In addition to the breathtaking landscapes and rich wildlife you’ll encounter during the safari, you’ll also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture through interactions with tribal communities and visits to nearby villages. This trip is an unforgettable experience that combines natural beauty with the cultural authenticity of Tanzania.

Areas to Visit

  • Manyara
  • Ngorongoro
  • Serengeti

Itinerary

DAY 1 :
Arrival

The group arrives at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). Participants are met by a representative of Serengeti Heroes Safaris and transferred to a hotel in Arusha.

Note: The hotel cost only includes breakfast. Check-in starts at 2:00 PM.

Accommodation: NGARE SERO MOUNTAIN LODGE

wifiWiFi  Laundry service   Swimming Pool  SpaSpa   Restaurant  WildlifeWildlife

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After enjoying breakfast around 7:30 AM, your safari guide will promptly arrive at the hotel, ready to kickstart your adventure. Once you’ve met up with your driver, you’ll head off to Lake Manyara National Park, beginning your safari by 10:00 AM.

Lake Manyara’s diverse landscape, crisscrossed with groundwater streams, offers a haven for lush vegetation and a myriad of birdlife, including the iconic pink flamingos and African forest animals.

During the midday break, you’ll have the opportunity to unwind at the Maji Moto hot springs, where your driver will provide personalized lunchboxes. Energized and refreshed, your safari will resume, culminating with an evening transfer back to your hotel.

Important notes:

As this marks your first safari day, kindly adhere to the national park’s visitor rules and our company recommendations.

Throughout the safari, exiting the vehicle is strictly prohibited, except in designated areas. Violations may result in substantial fines for the company and potential license revocation. Off-road driving is prohibited to prevent irreversible damage to the delicate natural ecosystem. While smoking is permitted during the safari, exercise extreme caution in extinguishing and disposing of cigarette butts to avoid savanna fires. We kindly request that you refrain from putting your feet on the safari car’s seats or sitting on the back, as such behavior can quickly render the vehicles unusable.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Accommodation: KARATU SIMBA LODGE

wifiWiFi  Laundry service   Swimming Pool    Restaurant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Make the most of your day by leaving the hotel bright and early to catch a glimpse of the diverse morning-active wildlife. Breakfast will be thoughtfully packed into lunchboxes for this purpose. At 6:30 AM, your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area begins, and within an hour, you’ll find yourself within the crater’s captivating expanse.

Renowned for hosting the highest concentration of various animal species per square kilometer, Ngorongoro offers sightings of buffalo, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, and elusive feline species like caracals and servals. The fortunate may even spot a rhinoceros, a species facing rapid decline.

Upon reaching the lakeside around lunchtime, enjoy a meal from your lunchboxes before the safari continues, concluding in a few hours with a transfer to Serengeti National Park.

During your travels, pay a visit to a memorial honoring West German researchers, Bernhard and Michael Grzimek, credited with preserving Northern Tanzania National Parks in their current natural state. Their remarkable story unfolds in the book “Serengeti Shall Not Die,” available on Amazon.com for USD 10–25.

As evening descends, you’ll be transferred to a hotel in the heart of the Serengeti valley.

 


Accommodation:  SOUND OF SILENCE
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wifiWiFi    Wildlife Area  Restaurant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin your day with a morning safari, exploring the eastern and southern sectors of the park after a delightful breakfast. The expansive savanna in these regions offers excellent chances to witness cheetahs in action, hunting antelopes and showcasing the raw beauty of the African wilderness.

As the day concludes, you will be transported to a hotel where a satisfying dinner awaits, providing you with the perfect opportunity to unwind and rest.


Accommodation:  SOUND OF SILENCE
sound of silencesound of silence
wifiWiFi    Wildlife Area  Restaurant

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise and shine for a delightful breakfast, marking the beginning of your captivating game drive through the exceptional northern part of the Serengeti. Renowned for its distinctive landscape and a rich variety of wildlife, this region offers a unique opportunity to spot animals that inhabit the most remote corners of the park.

As the early afternoon approaches, conclude your safari adventure and make your way back to the hotel in Arusha.

Accommodation: NGARE SERO MOUNTAIN LODGE

wifiWiFi  Laundry service   Swimming Pool  SpaSpa   Restaurant  WildlifeWildlife

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6 :
DEPARTURE

Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport.

Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, you have the option to extend your hotel stay till 6:00 PM for an extra fee.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
  • Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to the airport;
  • Accommodation before and after safari (double rooms, breakfast included);
  • All park fees;
  • All accommodation under your program;
  • Three meals per day on safari;
  • Land Cruiser 4x4 with pop-up roof;
  • Experienced English-speaking safari guide;
  • 24/7 phone support;
  • Air Ambulance Service by AMREF Flying Doctors;
  • Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour;
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee;
  • Medical kit;
  • Binocular (1 per SUV);
  • Wet wipes.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Air tickets;
  • Visa fee;
  • Lunch and dinner in hotel (only before and after safari);
  • Insurance;
  • Tips to your safari guide ($30-50 per day per car).

Frequently asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Tanzania?

Selecting the optimal time for a safari in Tanzania hinges on your preferences. The dry season, encompassing June to October and January to March, proves excellent for wildlife observation as animals congregate around water sources. While you’ll relish sunny days, be prepared for larger crowds, particularly during the Great Migration and the birthing seasons of zebras and wildebeests.

Conversely, the rainy season, spanning April to May and November to December, presents a lush landscape with fewer visitors and potential lodge discounts. Transition periods like late March, early June, late October, and November offer a harmonious blend of favorable weather and a quieter experience, striking a balance between good conditions and reduced tourist numbers.

What to wear on a safari in Tanzania?

Opt for safari attire with shirts and pants in neutral tones such as khaki or gray to seamlessly blend in and minimize the visibility of dust. Steer clear of white, blue, and camouflage clothing, as blue may attract tsetse flies, and camouflage is typically restricted for civilians. While dresses are suitable for lodges, practicality calls for pants during drives. Prioritize sun protection with a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Opt for closed shoes on drives, reserving sandals for lodge settings. Ensure you pack a warm jacket, particularly for chilly mornings and evenings, especially in higher-altitude regions.

Can I leave the car on a safari?

Leaving the car on a Tanzania safari is allowed in designated areas only. Leaving a car right in the middle of the national park isn’t allowed because of safety considerations.

Can I use a drone on safari?

Individuals without regular visitor status are prohibited from operating drones within Tanzania’s national parks. However, those engaging in filming projects can seek special permissions, a procedure that usually spans 3-4 months and involves additional expenses. Attempting to bring a drone into Tanzania without the requisite permissions may result in customs officials confiscating the device upon arrival.

Is there internet coverage on Tanzania safari?

Our safari vehicles are equipped with Wi-Fi; however, it’s important to acknowledge that coverage may be limited in the more remote sections of national parks. Wi-Fi is also available in hotels and lodges throughout Tanzania, although the connection in these locations may occasionally experience interruptions.

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4 Day Safari