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4 Days Tanzania Safari | Manyara – Serengeti – Ngorongoro

Safari Overview

This tour and safari with a very limited time will take you to four National Parks namely Lake Manyara National Park is unique for tree climbing lions and Ngorongoro Carter for its varnishing black rhinoceros together with a number of animals being in the Crater. It’s amazing into 4 days 3 nights on safari with a multitude of wildlife, the sounds of nature away from cities and tours from civilization, from awesome animal sights to comfortable accommodation in spacious hotels, lodges and luxury tented camps.

Safari Itinerary

Arrival Day

Our representative at JAMBO MAASAI TOURS will meet you for an introductory briefing upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, before a transfer to Tourist Hotel in Moshi or Arusha Town for your tour and safari. Overnight at your hotel in Moshi / Arusha on Bed and breakfast basis.

Day 1: Moshi / Arusha - Lake Manyara - Serengeti

After breakfast, transfer to Lake Manyara for a short tour / straight to Serengeti tour en-route with picnic lunch packet. Lake Manyara is the oldest and most developed Wildlife reserve in Tanzania, Fantalle volcano, extensive mineral hot springs, and extra ordinary volcanic formations. Noted for its numerous buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo, and a great variety of smaller animals. On the shores of the Soda Lake, over 350 species of birds including flamingos, pelican, storks, scared ibis, cormorants and Egyptian geese can be seen. The most famous spectacle are the tree – climbing lions which spend most of the day spread out along the branches of acacia trees, six to seven meters above the ground. Apart from wildlife, the spectacular view of the Great Rift Valley adds to the attraction of the Park’s ecosystem. As you enter the National Park gate checkpoint you will pass into the forest, home to the baboons and blue monkeys live among other species seen in a single day. After lunch, transfer to Serengeti National Park through Ngorongoro Conservation area for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Serengeti Full Day

This day your safari begins with a melodious awakening from the songbirds of the Park. After breakfast, full day tour of the Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch packet. The early morning provides a great opportunity to see animals out and about as it is cooler and their day is just starting. Our Driver / Guides know every hide – away of animal and birds, you will really enjoy viewing the animals at close range. If you are interested in the big five “elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo”, the Serengeti is the most popular. As known, the unique thing is the annual migration, which starts from December to May through January in the south of the Park and from June to October to the west and to the north. Thousands of migrating wildebeest, which are the major center of attraction in Serengeti, cross the river to the northern side. Their movement starts in the months of May and June each year from south Serengeti till the end of December before they come back to re-occupy the Serengeti plains. During the period lasting for about 6 months, the wildebeest, zebras, antelopes trek to cover a distance of over 1,000 kilometers, giving spectacular picture of the Serengeti. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti National Park.

Day 3: Serengeti – Ngorongoro

After breakfast, transfer to Ngorongoro Crater with picnic lunch packet and taking into consideration Serengeti plains is a wide area, we start with a tour en-route while we transfer to Ngorongoro. The unique thing at Serengeti National Park as we have said before is the annual migration, which starts from December to May through January in the south of the Park and from June to October to the west and to the north. Thousands of migrating wildebeest, which are the major center of attraction in Serengeti, cross the river to the northern side. We will concentrate to do a game drive at Central and southern Serengeti to witness the movement which starts in the months of May and June each year from south Serengeti till the end of December before they come back to re-occupy the Serengeti plains. In the afternoon after taking lunch, we transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation, which covers an area of about 260 sq km and is a home of up to 25,000 large mammals like elephants, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, gazelles and carnivores like lions, leopards, cheater, hyena, hunting wild dogs, and jackals. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Highlands.

Day 4: Ngorongoro – Arusha / Moshi – Kilimanjaro Airport

After breakfast, morning tour of the Ngorongoro Crater floor with picnic lunch packet.  Ngorongoro Crater situated within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (including Ngorongoro Crater) having an area of 8,300 sq. kilometers (3,205 square miles) of Mountains, other Volcanic Craters, highland forests, high plains and somewhat lower part of the Serengeti plains. Ngorongoro Crater, where the law of the jungle is predominant and nature protected in its wildest and at a most exotic form, it is the World’s largest caldera (the largest with unbroken wall).  JAMBO MAASAI TOURS arranges tours and safari to Ngorongoro Crater, which situated at 2,286 m. above sea level. This natural amphitheater, unique 260 square kilometers Ngorongoro Crater spanning a 23 kilometer radius in 610 meters from the rim to the bottom is like a big basin full of animals, birds, plant life, and provides spectacular scenery rich with fauna and flora all of which combine to make it a wonder of the natural World. There is a lovely road that runs downhill, and descending to the floor of the crater, which can be reached by a 4WD vehicle. It is notable for its physical beauty and the abundance of wildlife in and around throughout the year – roundhouse to thousands of animals and birds from Egyptian geese to the rare black rhino, never venturing out of the Crater which include elephants, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, buffalos, gazelles and carnivores like lions, leopards, cheater, hyena, hunting wild dogs, and jackals.To summarize, Ngorongoro Crater is a most stunning and attractive natural feature, which supports an enormous wealth of wildlife and contains the most visible population of vanishing black rhinoceros remaining in Tanzania. The Ngorongoro Conservation area has been proposed to be the 8th wonder of the World and its Crater has been declared a World heritage site. A full day or two in the Crater where the show never stops can at least carter for your thirst. After late lunch transfer to Arusha / Moshi or Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Kindly Please Note:

One among these four days if time allows our Driver Guide will take you to scenic spot where you will have a perfect panoramic view of the African sunrise or sunset, seeing giraffes or elephants grazing across the grassland as those first or last golden rays above or below the horizon. Not in the World can say they have seen such a beautiful sight. If your planned budgeted time wasn’t enough for your tour and safari, you can absolutely continue your adventure by paying extra costs on extra days to your stay while in Tanzania. Travel to other parks to see other sceneries don’t necessarily seen at Serengeti and Ngorongoro part. Perhaps in these parks was all you needed to see in your tour and safari sights you wanted to see. The perfect way to end your safari is by making an add on tour program to / for Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trails and cultural visits cannot be missed while visiting our Country. We can arrange transport and accommodation for a broad range of lodges, villas and hotels in the best resorts.