Safari Overview

The 4 Day Tanzania wildlife Safari is good for those with short safari time as it will take you to Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks as well as the Ngorongoro Crater which are among the best game parks on the northern Tanzania Safari Circuit. You will see different types of birds, a large number of different types of grazers, in addition to some of the ‘Big Five’ animals in Africa including buffaloes, elephants, African leopard and buffaloes; and not to forget several large predators like lions. The safari will begin in Arusha Town, take you to Tarangire National Park home to one of Africa’s largest elephant populations, proceed to the endless plains of the Serengeti NP best known for its annual wildebeest migration, and then descend the deep walls of the Ngorongoro Crater to the floor which is home to thousands of different wild animal. The safari will finally end in Arusha town.

Day 1: Transfer from Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Day 2: Transfer from Tarangire NP to the Serengeti Plains

Day 3: Serengeti game drive, Transfer from to Ngorongoro crater

Day 4: Transfer from Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Today very early in the morning, our representative who will double as your guide and drive will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha. He will brief you about this exciting tour and then begin the drive to Tarangire National Park. This small park offers very impressive views of wildlife. It has a nice vegetation cover that includes very huge baobab trees, large swamps and acacia woodland. There are also a number of very high termite mounds that are scattered across the park. During the dry season, the swamps and river Tarangire attract a very large number of wild animals, and because at the time the vegetation is thinning out, game viewing is very impressive. The park has one of the largest populations of the giant African elephants which can easily be sighted during the game drives. The African elephant is the largest living mammal on land, and the adult male ones can weigh up to seven tons. Some of the other animals you are likely to encounter in this park include: buffaloes, African lions, impalas, giraffes, cheetahs, warthogs, mongoose, red-bottomed baboons and ostriches. The greater kudu, fringed eared Oryx and the Ashy starlings are among the unique wildlife species found in Tarangire National Park.

In the evening after exploring the park, you will transfer to your accommodation for dinner and the overnight.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Options: Eileen’s Tree Inn, Farm of Dreams Lodge, Ngorongoro Farm House

Day 2: Transfer from Tarangire to Serengeti National Park

You will have an early breakfast at your lodge and later begin on the long drive to Serengeti National park. The Serengeti has a number of circuits which can be explored during the game drives such as the River Sogore Circuit which circles through the endless plains all the way to the southern sector of the Seronera River. This river attracts a very large number of animals especially in the dry season which congregate to drink water. Some of the wild animals which can be seen within the park include: lions, topi, Thompson’s gazelles, cheetahs, elands, giraffes, impalas, zebras and so many others.

Along the scenic route to Serengeti you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the endless plains with several animals such as zebras, elephants and many antelopes. You will have a picnic lunch en-route and later enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park.

In the evening you will transfer to your overnight accommodation where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Thorntree Camp, or Serengeti Acacia Camps, or Serengeti Tortilis Camp.

Standard Luxury: Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Kiota Camp, Serengeti Serena Lodge

Deluxe Lodging: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge, Naskia Naona Moru Camp, Lahia Tented Camp

Day 3: Transfer from Serengeti NP to Ngorongoro Crater (optional hot air balloon safari)

Very early in the morning you will have breakfast then check out of your lodge / camp and head out for a final game drive in the Serengeti to enjoy a last glimpse of the Serengeti wildlife. You will do game drives in the serengeti for the better part of day as you move towards Naabi Hills Gate where you will register again to access the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Later in the afternoon you will drive back to Ngongororo / Karatu area where you will check in for dinner and overnight.

Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari
There will be an optional Hot-Air balloon safari during which you will glide over the endless plains as you enjoy an aerial view of the large number of animals right below you. You will later return for a late breakfast at your accommodation, check-out and then set out to the Ngorongoro Crater Area.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Eileen’s Tree Inn:

Mid-range: Rhino Lodge, Ngorongoro Farm House

Luxury : Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, or Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.

Day 4: Game drive in Crater, Departure Arusha

This is the final day of our 4 days safari. You will have an early breakfast,then  drive down the walls of the popular Ngorongoro Crater. The crater walls are 600 meters deep. Once on the crater floor, you will embark on a game drive to see the various animals living here as well as see the numerous features found within the crater. It is approximated that there are more than 3,000 wild animals living on the crater floor among which are: large zebra herds, warthogs, the mysterious leopards, wildebeests, huge African elephants, jackals, elands, hyenas, buffaloes, cheetahs, lions as well as hippos. You will also visit the large but shallow Lake Makat which is an alkaline lake that offers habitat to hippos and a large flock of flamingoes.

You will later ascend up the Crater rim and drive back to Arusha where the safari ends.

Depending on your time of departure, we can drop you at the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your international flight back home.

This will mark the end of our 4 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari in Tarangire, Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater.

The Safari includes:

Full board accommodation

All meals as indicated in the itinerary

Transport (4X4 Safari vehicle with fuel)

Full time English speaking driver / guide

Drinking water in the car

Park entrance fees to Tarangire, Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro

Safari excludes:

Airport transfers

Visas, passport fees and insurance

All activities listed as ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Personal items

Tips or gratitude gifts to the guides

Mount Kilimanjaro Routes

Machame Route

Lemosho Route

Northern Circuit

Shira Route

Marangu Route

Rongai Route

Umbwe Route