4 Days Safari In Tanzania, Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro

4 Day tour to Lake Manyara, Serengeti National park & Ngorogoro crater

Tour overview

This 4 day safari takes you to three main tourist destinations in Tanzania, with a visit to Ngorogoro crater, Lake Manyara national park as well as Serenget national park. Serenget is the world’s plains and one of the popular safari destination liked by tourists. Here you will get chance to experience African wildlife with in the spectacular national park in east Africa. Serenget national park covers an area of about 14750 square kms and it’s filled with lots of wildlife species including; 1000 leopards, over 3000 masai lions, white bearded wild beest, zebras, Nile crocodiles, honey badge, African bush elephant, eastern black Rhinoceros, African buffalos, 500 bird species including the love birds, vultures, marabou stock, martial eagles, ostriches, secretary birds, kori bustards etc.

The tour also takes you to Ngorogoro crater which is found in the conservation area and Ngorogoro is a UNESCO world heritage site located 180km west of Arusha in the crater highlands of Tanzania. The crater is the largest volcanic caldera within the area, it’s the world’s inactive, intact as well as unfilled volcanic caldera. This crater is 610 metres deep, and its floor covers 260 sq kms. The height of the original volcano also ranges from 4500 to 5800m and its 1800m above the sea level. The crater also harbours a lots of wildlife species including; elephants, hippos, lions, rhinos, zebras, common eland, Thomson gazelles, water bucks and many more.

The safari also takes you to Lake Manyara National Park which is located in both Arusha region and also Manyara region. It’s just 126km south west of Arusha and can also be reached with in 1 hour and half. It consists of 330km2 of arid land, forests and a soda like lake which is 200km2. The national park is mostly known for flamingos, 400 bird species, leopards, Masai lions, elephants, dik dik, blue monkeys, gazelles, Masai giraffes, cheetahs, impalas, as well as hippos. The park is also close to Tarangire national park as well as manyara Airport which is located at the top of the rift wall.

Tour highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara national park

Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti national Park

Day 3: Transfer to Ngorogoro crater

Day 4: From Ngorogoro crater to Arusha for departure

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara national park

Your pick up will be from Arusha and straight away start your journey to Lake Manyara national park. We shall arrive in time for lunch at the lodge, immediately after your lunch, proceed for a game drive with in the park, the park is Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife area which consist of massive soda lake that is located at the foot hills of the Great Rift Valley. This national park also attracts lots of wildlife species like the elephants, tree climbing, flamingos and many more.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Mid-range: Kiruruma tented lodge

Budget: Migunga forest camp

Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti national Park

Have your breakfast and after head to Serengeti National park passing via the beautiful high lying farm land of Karatu as well as the Ngorogoro conservation Area. We shall then descend into the wild heart of Africa which is the mighty Serengeti national park, which has got endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as your eyes can see. On arrival, we shall head to the central park area which is known as the seronera area which has lots of wildlife habitats in the park, with the famous Seronera River that provides valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife species to the park. We shall have lunch and then enjoy an afternoon game drive within the park were we shall view many animal species including; the leopards, lions, Nile crocodiles, birds, as well as black Rhinoceros.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Mid-range: Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Budget: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Day 3: Transfer to Ngorogoro crater

Early in the morning, you will get chance to glide in a hot Air Ballon over the Serengeti Plains, you will float silently above the awakening bush as you spot wildlife and enjoying the scenery of African parks, rivers and many African small villages. After enjoy breakfast at the lodge, we shall depart to Ngorogoro Conservation area and have a stopover at Olduvai Gorge were the anthropologist Drs Lois and Mary Leaky discovered the shulls of the Nut cracker man and the Handy man. These are both important links in the chain of human evolution.

We shall arrive at the lodge in Ngorogoro conservation area in time of lunch, after that, we will then descend over 600m into the crater in order to view wildlife species for over half an hour. This national park has got lots of wildlife species including; the zebras, buffalos, eland, warthogs, giant African elephants, many herds of wildebeest, hippos, lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, as well as the elusive leopards. We shall also visit Lake Magadi which is a large but shallow alkaline lake found in the south-western corner and it’s one of the main features of the crater. Here you can as well view lots of animals including the flamingos, hippos, water birds and many more.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Budget: Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Day 4: From Ngorogoro crater to Arusha for departure

Have breakfast, and after transfer to Arusha, on arrival at Arusha, have lunch and then the guide will either take you to your booked lodge in town or drop you off at the airport to catch your flight back home.

END OF SAFARI

Tour inclusions

  • Services of a professional tour guide
  • Transport
  • Entrance fees
  • All the activities in the itinerary
  • Fuel
  • Drinking water while on the safari
  • Full board accommodation

Tour exclusions

  • Tips
  • Optional activities not detailed in the itinerary
  • Visas or air tickets
  • International flights
  • Laundry services
  • Items of personal nature
  • Beverages and drinks

 

 

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