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4 Day Tanzania Signature Camping Africa Safari Tour

4 Days/3 Nights

Take in the most popular highlights of Tanzania’s northern circuit, from the dramatic landscape of Lake Manyara to the vast plains of the Serengeti and the sublime magnificence of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Budget Standard Luxury Campsite Permanent Campsite Lodge Hotel

Safari Highlights

  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Olduvai Gorge
  • Mto wa Mbu Village
  • Maasai Boma

Safari at a Glance

DayRegionAccommodation
1Lake Manyara National ParkPanorama Campsite
2Serengeti National ParkSeronera Campsite
3Serengeti National ParkSimba Campsite
4Ngorongoro Crater
The Itinerary

Day 1: Lake Manyara National Park

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Jambo, welcome to Tanzania! You will be greeted at your accommodation by one of the SafariHQ guides,  who will provide you with a safety talk and a run down of the days itinerary. You will then enjoy a panoramic morning drive to Lake Manyara National Park, stopping at Mto Wa Mbu village on the way. Lake Manyara National Park is a must to visit and boasts a diverse and varied terrain in a relatively small area. The park stretches along the base of the 600 metre high Rift Valley escarpment. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park. Incredibly, the other third of the park homes a variety of animals, which are supported by open savannah grassland with rocky outcrops, marshes and acacia woodland. The park is famous for tree-climbing lions and a huge variety of birds including flamingo. Other animal found here are buffalo, zebra, hippo, leopard, elephants and giraffes. Dinner and overnight stay at Panorama Campsite.

Day 2: Serengeti National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early breakfast, we will depart through the rolling hills of the Ngorongoro Highlands to visit a traditional Maasai village. Here you will be greeted by the Chief who will guide you around the boma and explain the culture of the Maasai people. After saying goodbye to the Maasai people,  we will continue on a game drive that will take you over the majestic plains of the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular park, also a world heritage site and proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder. The park is famed for its annual migration, when some 6 million hooves pound the open plains in search of fresh grazing.  The Serengeti offers amongst the most scintillating game viewing in Africa.  Expect to see great herds of buffalo, elephant, giraffe, topi, eland, hippo, leopard, wildebeest, zebra and much, much more. Enjoy a game drive en-route to your accommodation at Seronera Campsite.

 

 

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a morning game drive in the Serengeti, home to the greatest concentration of large mammals on earth. Expect to spot a large variety of wildlife including cheetah, wildebeest, lion, giraffe, dik dik, impala, gazelle, buffalo and hippo. It is not uncommon to encounter an elusive leopard, playful lion cubs, friendly and inquisitive elephants and galloping herds of zebra. As enduring as the game viewing is the liberating sense of space that characterizes the Serengeti Plains, stretching across sunburnt savannah to a shimmering golden horizon at the end of the earth. We will return to Seronera Campsite to enjoy a cooked lunch prepared by SafariHQ chefs. After lunch we will enjoy a game drive en-route to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, stopping at Olduvai Gorge Archaeological Museum. This world famous archaeological site containing fossils of our early human ancestors, thought to be over 2 million years old. Dinner and  overnight stay at Simba Campsite on the edge of Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a stunningly picturesque drive as we descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a day of game viewing.  Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Forming a spectacular bowl of approximately 265 square kilometres, with sides up to 600 metres deep, it is home to approximately 30,000 animals at any one time. The Crater rim is over 2,200 metres high and experiences its own climate. From this high vantage point it is possible to see the tiny shapes of animals below making their away along the crater floor.  Ngorongoro Crater is home to the very last few black rhino left in captivity. Chances of encountering leopard and cheetah are good, and the always majestic black maned lion. Many flamingos can also been seen on the soda waters of Lake Magadi. Expect to see wildebeest, zebra,eland, gazelle and lions. Higher up on the rim of the crater is where you may be able to spot leopard, elephant, mountain reedbuck, buffalo, hyena, jackals and cheetah. Ascend the crater in the early afternoon as we make our way back to Arusha where the wildlife safari ends. You may wish to add one of our optional activities as your next destination. Maybe a gorilla trek or you may just like to spend a couple of days relaxing on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar.

Cost and Availability

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPrice
01/01/201731/12/2017Available$1475

What's Included?

  • Prices are per person twin share
  • Minimum 2 passengers
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Bottled water
  • All meals while on safari
  • Game drives
  • 4×4 safari vehicle with driver/guide throughout
  • National Park fees
  • Olduvai Gorge Tour
  • Maasai boma

Group Prices & child rates available on request

Disclaimer: All prices are based on $USD. 

What's Not Included?

  • Accommodation on night returning from safari though this can be organised at your request.