Safari through the national parks Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro
You can experience the fascination of a safari in hardly any other country as intensively as in Tanzania. World famous national parks like the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater attract thousands of visitors every year.
4 days safari in Tanzania
On this safari you will spend 6 days in Tanzania, 4 of them on safari in the national parks Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Our experienced guides will show you the highlights of the four national parks and make your trip an unforgettable experience.
With us you can book this safari from 1,440 USD per person. For an individual offer simply send us your request.
The “Big 5” of Africa
Each of the three national parks is unique and offers a breathtaking variety of plants and animals. Discover the “Big 5” (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard) in the Serengeti. Explore one of the most fertile inactive volcanic craters in the world in Ngorongoro National Park and enjoy the fascinating landscape of Lake Manyara with its countless flamingos.
You spend the nights on the day of arrival and departure at Ambureni Coffee Lodge, near the city of Arusha. During the safari itself you will sleep in tents. Optionally, all overnight stays can also be booked in lodges.
Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha
Welcome to Tanzania! After your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be welcomed by your driver and guide. Together you drive in the direction of Arusha (approx. 50 min. driving time). Just a few kilometers outside the city, in the middle of plantations with a great view of the country, you will be expected at Ambureni Coffee Lodge.
After you have checked in, the rest of the day is at your free disposal and can be used for exploring the place or relaxing at the pool. Dinner will take place at the lodge but can also be arranged outside of the lodge (own organization necessary).
Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara
The first day of your safari starts at about 8 am. Our guides, whom you may already know from the ascent of Kilimanjaro, will pick you up at Ambureni Lodge. Together you will start the 150 km long drive to Lake Manyara National Park, which takes about 2.5 hours. After arrival and a small lunch break you will start your first game drive through the Lake Manyara National Park together with our guides.
Shortly after your arrival in the national park you will see lush forests of acacia and mahogany trees. You should have your camera nearby for the coming hours and keep an eye out for giraffes, buffalos, impalas, baboons and other species of monkeys. With a bit of luck, you will also discover the climbing lions that live here, although they are very shy.
Lake Manyara is really unique. Especially at the appropriate time of year it offers an incredible natural spectacle, when the lake’s shores turn pink at the middle/end of the rainy seasons (April/May and November/December) due to the thousands of flamingos.
In the evening you and your team head to Mto wa Mbu Camp, where a delicious dinner awaits you and strengthens you for the following day! You will spend the night in tents.
Day 3: to Serengeti
Your day begins early with a big breakfast. Our guides have a variety of toast, porridge, pancakes, egg, sausages, bacon, butter, jam and various fruits such as mangoes and oranges ready for you.
Together you will then make your way to one of the most famous national parks in the world, the Serengeti National Park. On your way there you will cross the nature reserve Ngorongoro, which consists of the two regions “highlands” and “plains”. During your journey, the landscape gradually changes from dense, foggy rainforests in the highlands to very dry and dusty plains, where most of your journey takes place. You have the opportunity to visit the villages of the Massai or the Olduvai Gorge. The Olduvai Gorge is well known for its evolutionary research and is an important archaeological site.
After about 4 hours drive you will finally reach Serengeti National Park, where you will have a delicious lunch after arriving at Serengeti Wild Camp. The following game drive through the Serengeti will give you a small foretaste of the adventures of the next day.
After you have returned to your accommodation in the evening, you will have dinner and a well-deserved night’s rest.
Day 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
After a rich breakfast you will start your adventure a little earlier than usual to experience the Serengeti in its full splendour. Serengeti means endless expanses of nature and wildlife as far as the eye can see. At the latest now you will become aware of the dimensions of Serengeti National Park, which covers only part of the entire area of the Serengeti. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the early 1980s and covers an area of more than 14,000 square kilometers (about 17 times the size of the state of Berlin).
The Serengeti is one of Africa’s most complex and intact ecosystems. Therefore, you can look forward to countless plant species like the characteristic umbrella acacias and millions of mammals like zebras, elephants and antelopes. The Serengeti is also home to the “Big 5” (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard).
After lunch you continue in the early afternoon towards Ngorongoro National Park. After arriving at Ngorongoro Crater Camp you will have a rich dinner and spend your fourth night there.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
Your day starts early with a big breakfast. Together with our guides you will then make your way to the rim of Ngorongoro crater and drive down into the crater shortly after your arrival. Ngorongoro is the largest inactive volcanic crater in the world with an intact ecosystem. The Ngorongoro Crater was created by the collapse of a former volcanic mountain. The crater has a massive bottom of about 264 square kilometers (about 3 times the size of Paris) with a depth of over 600 meters.
During the half-day ride in the crater floor you will see again the breathtaking variety of Africa’s wilderness. African elephants, buffalos, black rhinos, hippos, hyenas, cheetahs, lions and dozens of other species await you.
In the early afternoon you return to Arusha. After a 4-hour drive you will reach Ambureni Coffee Lodge, where you will spend your last night after a relaxed dinner.
Day 6: Arusha – Kilimanjaro Airport
After a good night’s sleep and finishing breakfast, you will check out of the lodge. If you have further activities planned, you can continue your individual travel program accordingly. Alternatively, your driver and guide will drive you to Kilimanjaro International Airport at the appropriate time and you will travel home. Whether during the return or onward journey: Take a few quiet minutes to review your experiences!
The following services are included in the price
- Organization of the trip by Jambo Kilimanjaro
- 6 days in Tanzania, 4 days safari through the national parks Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro
- 2 overnight stays (half board) at Ambureni Coffee Lodge (or equivalent) on the day of arrival and departure
- 3 nights (full board) during the safari in tents, optional in lodges (surcharge +115 USD / night per person)
- For budget travelers: Stay at the Mambo Arusha Hostel (or equivalent) on the day of arrival and departure and save up to 110 USD per person (simply select the appropriate option during your booking request).
- Transfer from and to the airport
- Transfers during the safari
- All park and camp fees
- Professional tour guide during the safari and driver (English and partly French speaking)
- Complete kitchen equipment, dining tent, chairs, tables (for overnight stays in tents)
- First aid kit
- Preparatory meetings possible for group tours
- Equipment available at additional cost (e.g. sleeping bags, headlamps)
Services not included in the price: flights, visa, tips
Send us your request
We plan each trip individually, according to your wishes. Send us your request for this 4-day safari through the national parks Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro online free of charge and without obligation. We will contact you with a personal offer.
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