Tanzania safari 4 parks in 5 days
Tanzania's famous northern circuit with four of Africa's best national parks; Tarangire with huge herds of elephants and ancient baobab trees, Serengeti with endless plains and the great migration, Ngorongoro Crater with rhinos and black maned lions and Lake Manyara with ancients forests hippos and flamingos.
Highlights of the journey
The vast and amazing Serengeti National Park with huge herds of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson's gazelle and pride of roaring lions is Tanzania's, and in many ways Africa's, best safari park.
On the floor of the caldera, that once was a mighty volcano as high as Kilimanjaro, 30 000 mammals live year round. Among them rhinos and black maned lions
An enchanting forest with hundreds of birds, elephants, monkeys and leopards on the shores of a lake on the bottom of The Great Rift Valley.
Huge baobab trees, some as old as the pyramids in Giza, large herds of elephants, dry savannah and lush mashlands. Tarangire will surprise you.
Price for this safari
- $1 650 per person for a group of 6
- $1 815 per person for a group of 4
- $2 320 per person for a group of 2
All prices stated per adult sharing a double or twin room. For groups of 3 or 5 or larger groups or contact us for price. Discounts apply for
- Children (under 12) sharing room with adult
- Youths (12-15)
- Adults sharing triple room
Day 1: Tarangire
At 07:30 your guide will arrive at your hotel to pick you up and you head off towards Tarangire National Park. The drive is 2-3 hours over tarmac road. After a short stop at the gate you will drive into Tarangire for a gam drive hoping to see elephants and many other animals such as lion, leopard, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, ostrich, warthog, hyena, jackal and many other. You stop for a picnic lunch inside the park. Late in the afternoon you leave Tarangire and drive to your lodge close to Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 2: Serengeti
Early breakfast and departure towards Serengeti. On the way you make a short stop on a viewpoint on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. After 2-2,5 hours you arrive in Serengeti and the rest of the day is spent spotting animals in Serengeti. Among the many animals you may see here are lion, hyena, leopard, cheetah, jackal, serval, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, waterbuck, eland, topi, hartebeest, warthog, baboon, rock hyrax and many more. You stop for a picnic lunch inside the park. In the evening you arrive at your tented camp in the heart of Serengeti.
Day 3: Serengeti
Full day with game drives in Serengeti. You plan the day together with your guide. It is your own choice if you want to do shorter morning and afternoon game drives with lunch at the lodge or if you want to go out for a full day game drive with picnic lunch.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater
Early breakfast and then departure for Ngorongoro Crater. You reach the crater after about 3 hours, including a stop at the gate at Nabi Hill. After a short stop at the rim of the crater you drive down to the crater floor to see the amazing number of animals that liver there. Ngorongoro Crater is your best chance to see rhino and you can also see many other animals like lion, hyena, cheetah, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, elephant, hippo, vervet monkey and many others. You stop for lunch on a picnic site inside the crater. Late afternoon/evening you leave the crater and drive to your lodge just outside Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Day 5: Lake Manyara
After an early breakfast you leave your lodge and drive to Lake Manyara. You make a short stop at Rift Valley viewpoint above Lake Manyara before you drive into the park. Lake Manyara is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but it has an amazing variety in nature and wildlife. Inside the park you will drive through lush groundwater forest, marshland and savannah. Among the animals you are likely to see here are baboon, vervet monkey, black and white colobus monkey, hippo, buffalo, elephant, warthog, giraffe, impala and many species of birds. You stop for lunch on a picnic site inside the park. In the afternoon you leave Lake Manyara and go back to Arusha where your guide will drop you at your hotel.
Included in the trip
- 5 days safari in northern Tanzania with private jeep and private guide
- Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara
- All park fees
- 2 nights at Octagon Lodge including full board
- 2 nights at Tanzania Bush Camp including full board
- All meals stipulated in the itinerary
- Air evacuation insurance with Flying Doctors Tanzania. In the unlikely event of serious injury or illness during your safari you get picked up and flewn to hospital in Nairobi.
- 24 h service by your personal guide
- 24 h emergency service via our office in Arusha
Not included in the price
- International flight tickets
- Visa for Tanzania
- Cost for vaccinations
- Laundry, Internet and other personal costs
- Drinks for dinners and lunches eaten at hotels and safari camps