Tour overview

4 Days Tanzania Safari Overview

The 4 Days Tanzania Safari is the finest plan for seeing as much as humanly feasible in a short period of time. For four days lodge safari, you’ll see three of Tanzania’s largest parks: Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and either Tarangire or Lake Manyara National Park.

You’ll have the choice of going on a cultural safari, which includes visits to a Masai boma and/or the historic Olduvai Gorge Museum, in addition to pursuing the Big Five and viewing some breathtaking scenery.

These 4 days Tanzania safari includes stays at a hand-picked mid-range, affordable lodge in Ngorongoro Crater and a tented camp in Serengeti National Park. However, we can customize the same package for you and offer more luxurious accommodations, lodges, or tented camps if you need to upgrade your stay, or we can offer the same package as a basic camping safari to Ngorongoro and Serengeti if you want to keep your tour price as low as possible and don’t mind roughing it a little. Simply contact one of our safari specialists, and it will be presented to you according to your preferences.

4 Days Tanzania Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire or Lake Manyara National Park

You have the option of visiting Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park on this day. Each of these parks offers a unique safari experience depending on the time of year. Your guide will be able to advise you on the best places to visit throughout your safari.

If you want to visit Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, you’ll leave Arusha for the approximately two-hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Along the trip, you’ll see lively Masai settlements and the huge, open grasslands that have come to symbolize Africa.

When you arrive in Tarangire, your game drive will begin across a vast expanse of unending golden grassland that surrounds the Tarangire River. During the dry season, the river runs all year and provides an important source of water for the region’s wildlife. The river, which is lined with acacia and Baobab trees, is frequented by the park’s vast elephant population, as well as other herbivores like zebras and antelopes.

A picnic lunch with a view of the river is a terrific way to soak it all in, but keep your eyes open about you as the local monkey population tries to keep you from your lunch!

You can also observe lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a wide range of antelopes while driving through the park. You might even spot endangered creatures like the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx if you’re lucky. You’ll return to your accommodation for the evening after finishing your day’s drive.

If you will visit Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, you’ll leave Arusha for the trip to Lake Manyara National Park. The trip takes about two hours, but we’ll stop in the market town of Mto Wa Mbu along the route. This agricultural and fresh produce market is a cultural melting pot and a souvenir hunter’s paradise.

You’ll enter Lake Manyara National Park after a quick stop at the town market. The park is certainly a playground for photographers and offers some of the world’s best views. Many of Africa’s most well-known creatures can be seen, with tree-climbing lions being a special treat. These magnificent predators are virtually begging to be photographed as they sunbathe among acacia trees.

Lake Manyara is a complete joy for bird lovers, with an enormous array of birds in the park. Even the novice can be surprised at the great flocks of flamingo, the circular birds of prey, and the lilac beautifully painted roller. Then for dinner and a good night’s rest, you return to your chosen accommodation.

Day 2: Tarangire/Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park

We’ll eat a light breakfast because we have a full day of exploring and experience ahead of us! The day will begin with a lovely journey to the Serengeti. We’ll proceed through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you might see cape buffalo, baboons, or perhaps elephants and leopards hiding in the dense undergrowth.

The drive to the Serengeti park gates is about four hours long, but you may break it up with one or both of the optional activities listed below:

  • The Olduvai Gorge Museum; often known as the Cradle of Mankind, preserves some of the earliest proof of human habitation ever discovered. Here you may witness some of the world’s earliest fossil evidence of human habitation, learn more about the human journey at the Olduvai Gorge Museum, and take in the breathtaking views of this stark gorge area.
  • Visit a Masai boma; where you’ll be able to see (and participate in) traditional Masai dance, explore a true Masai community, and even do some souvenir shopping at the local market.

There is an additional payment for both of the above activities. Talk to one of our safari professionals about adding them to your 4 Days Tanzania Safari itinerary.

It’s time to explore the Serengeti proper after a lovely lunch at the Serengeti National Park picnic area. Witness the classic savannah scenery of Africa and be surprised by the sheer number of wildlife that populates these green plains.

Dinner and overnight accommodations in the Serengeti National Park, based on the standard and kind of accommodation requested from our offers.

Day 3: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

We head back to the Ngorongoro Crater National Park after breakfast.

Our drive takes us back into the Serengeti on a different route, giving us lots of chances to see the creatures you missed on day two. Thousands upon thousands of animals in herds may be seen as far as the eye can see, including migrating wildebeests and zebras, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the strong African elephant, and the most feared group of predators.

You’ll see slim cheetahs and timid leopards, as well as foraging hyenas and, of course, the king himself, the lion.

Dinner and stay on the Ngorongoro Crater’s rim or in nearby Karatu Town, depending on the standard and kind of accommodation requested from our options.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

You’ll leave after breakfast for the Ngorongoro Crater, which is regarded as the world’s eighth wonder by some. You’ll quickly understand why this vast, beautiful caldera has garnered such a high reputation when you first see it from the panoramic viewpoint.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most popular safari locations in the world, with over 120 species of mammals, including the famous Big Five. It’s a great site to watch endangered black rhinoceros out on the grass plains, as well as large groups of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water.

You’ll be able to see and photograph some of Africa’s most famous faces from the comfort of your open-top vehicle. Lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a big population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape buffalo, and other predators, call the crater home. It is without a doubt one of Africa’s most prestigious safari destinations.

Following the day’s thrills and excitement, you’ll enjoy a picnic lunch by the park’s famous hippo pool. After that, you’ll return to Arusha.

This will be the end of our Unforgettable 4 Days Tanzania Safari.

 

Included

  • Professional, English speaking guide (driver)
  • Meals provided according to travel plan
  • All Park fees
  • Overnight stays in safari lodges / tented camps
  • Guaranteed departure.
  • Guaranteed window seat.
  • 4x4 vehicle designed for safari with a pops up for easy game viewing and photography
  • Mineral water 2 liters per person a day available in the car

Not Included

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival and $100 for U.S. nationals
  • Personal Expenses e.g.( laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Tips
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges or Camps
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation in Arusha before & after safari (but still can arrange at extra cost)
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (600 USD per person), including concession fees
  • Optional activities

Day 1: Arusha - Tarangire or Lake Manyara National Park

You have the option of visiting Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park on this day. Each of these parks offers a unique safari experience depending on the time of year. Your guide will be able to advise you on the best places to visit throughout your safari.

If you want to visit Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, you'll leave Arusha for the approximately two-hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Along the trip, you'll see lively Masai settlements and the huge, open grasslands that have come to symbolize Africa.

When you arrive in Tarangire, your game drive will begin across a vast expanse of unending golden grassland that surrounds the Tarangire River. During the dry season, the river runs all year and provides an important source of water for the region's wildlife. The river, which is lined with acacia and Baobab trees, is frequented by the park's vast elephant population, as well as other herbivores like zebras and antelopes.

A picnic lunch with a view of the river is a terrific way to soak it all in, but keep your eyes open about you as the local monkey population tries to keep you from your lunch!

You can also observe lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a wide range of antelopes while driving through the park. You might even spot endangered creatures like the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx if you're lucky. You'll return to your accommodation for the evening after finishing your day's drive.

If you will visit Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, you'll leave Arusha for the trip to Lake Manyara National Park. The trip takes about two hours, but we'll stop in the market town of Mto Wa Mbu along the route. This agricultural and fresh produce market is a cultural melting pot and a souvenir hunter's paradise.

You'll enter Lake Manyara National Park after a quick stop at the town market. The park is certainly a playground for photographers and offers some of the world's best views. Many of Africa's most well-known creatures can be seen, with tree-climbing lions being a special treat. These magnificent predators are virtually begging to be photographed as they sunbathe among acacia trees.

Lake Manyara is a complete joy for bird lovers, with an enormous array of birds in the park. Even the novice can be surprised at the great flocks of flamingo, the circular birds of prey, and the lilac beautifully painted roller. Then for dinner and a good night's rest, you return to your chosen accommodation.

Day 2: Tarangire/Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park

We'll eat a light breakfast because we have a full day of exploring and experience ahead of us! The day will begin with a lovely journey to the Serengeti. We'll proceed through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you might see cape buffalo, baboons, or perhaps elephants and leopards hiding in the dense undergrowth.

The drive to the Serengeti park gates is about four hours long, but you may break it up with one or both of the optional activities listed below:

The Olduvai Gorge Museum; often known as the Cradle of Mankind, preserves some of the earliest proof of human habitation ever discovered. Here you may witness some of the world's earliest fossil evidence of human habitation, learn more about the human journey at the Olduvai Gorge Museum, and take in the breathtaking views of this stark gorge area.

Visit a Masai boma; where you'll be able to see (and participate in) traditional Masai dance, explore a true Masai community, and even do some souvenir shopping at the local market.
There is an additional payment for both of the above activities. Talk to one of our safari professionals about adding them to your itinerary.

It's time to explore the Serengeti proper after a lovely lunch at the Serengeti National Park picnic area. Witness the classic savannah scenery of Africa and be surprised by the sheer number of wildlife that populates these green plains.

Dinner and overnight accommodations in the Serengeti National Park, based on the standard and kind of accommodation requested from our offers.

Day 3: Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater

We head back to the Ngorongoro Crater National Park after breakfast.

Our drive takes us back into the Serengeti on a different route, giving us lots of chances to see the creatures you missed on day two. Thousands upon thousands of animals in herds may be seen as far as the eye can see, including migrating wildebeests and zebras, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the strong African elephant, and the most feared group of predators.

You'll see slim cheetahs and timid leopards, as well as foraging hyenas and, of course, the king himself, the lion.

Dinner and stay on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim or in nearby Karatu Town, depending on the standard and kind of accommodation requested from our options.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha

You'll leave after breakfast for the Ngorongoro Crater, which is regarded as the world's eighth wonder by some. You'll quickly understand why this vast, beautiful caldera has garnered such a high reputation when you first see it from the panoramic viewpoint.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most popular safari locations in the world, with over 120 species of mammals, including the famous Big Five. It's a great site to watch endangered black rhinoceros out on the grass plains, as well as large groups of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water.

You'll be able to see and photograph some of Africa's most famous faces from the comfort of your open-top vehicle. Lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a big population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape buffalo, and other predators, call the crater home. It is without a doubt one of Africa's most prestigious safari destinations.

Following the day's thrills and excitement, you'll enjoy a picnic lunch by the park's famous hippo pool. After that, you'll return to Arusha.