4 Days Tanzania Safari – SAFARI OVERVIEW

This thrilling 4 days Tanzania safari tour is a three-night, four-day safari that combines Tanzania’s must-see Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, giving you a great chance to tick off the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, and Rhino) along with millions of migrating Wildebeests, Zebras, and Gazelles.

This 4 days Tanzania safari is one of the best itineraries for seeing as much as humanly possible when you’re on a tight time budget. You’ll enjoy four days of incomparable game driving that will show you the best that Africa has to offer.

In addition to chasing the Big Five and seeing stunning landscapes, you’ll also have the option to embark on a cultural safari by adding on visits to a Maasai Village and/or the historic Olduvai Gorge Museum. This 4-day Tanzania safari begins and ends in Arusha, the logistics hub for northern Tanzania, and easily combines with a beach vacation in Zanzibar off the Tanzanian coast.

You can book or customize this 4 days Tanzania safari tour and enjoy an unforgettable wildlife safari adventure to a leading Tanzania safari destination – at an affordable price!

4 Days Tanzania Safari – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Classic game drives in Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
  • Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in season
  • Watch Africa’s Big 5 animals in their natural habitat
  • Spot the Big Cats like Lion, Cheetah, and Leopard
  • See the endless plains of the Serengeti
  • Marvel at Ngorongoro Crater
  • Spot the rare black rhinos on the crater floor
  • Enjoy fantastic birdwatching & photography
  • Picnic along the Ngorongoro Crater floor
  • Optional Maasai village tour/Olduvai Gorge visit
  • Optional hot air balloon safari in Serengeti


Day 1 & 2: Serengeti National Park

Day 3: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 4: Arusha Depart

4 Days Tanzania Safari – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Transfer from Arusha to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro

Day 2: Full-day game drives in Serengeti National Park.

Day 3: Half-Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park. Transfer to Ngorongoro.

Day 4: Morning game drive in Ngorongoro Crater. Transfer back to Arusha.


Day 1: Transfer from Arusha to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Your fantastic 4 days Tanzania safari begins at 6.30 am.

Your tour driver guide shall pick you up from your hotel in Arusha and take you on a long but beautiful drive of about 8 hours north. You will travel through several Masai Villages as well as the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

You will have a stop for a picnic lunch and gaze down into the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater. You will be coming back to fully explore the Ngorongoro Crater, but first, you have one of the greatest wildlife-watching destinations on earth before you: the Serengeti National Park.

At 14,763km2 (5700 miles2) the Serengeti is an epic place and is home to a wonderful array of wildlife. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the park is renowned for the Great Migration – the Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth. Nearly 2 million animals (Wildebeest, Zebra, and Gazelles) migrate between the Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara, constantly driven by their search for fresh grazing.

These enormous herds are closely followed by large predators – Lion, Leopard, Hyena, and Cheetah, easily visible in the endless rolling Serengeti plains.

Even when it’s off-season for the migration, Serengeti delivers superb game viewing throughout the year. Simply put, it is the finest game viewing in the world, and that includes some 530 recorded bird species in the Serengeti. Today, enjoy a late afternoon game drive up to your overnight lodge/camp in Central Serengeti.

Please Note: It is also possible to take a scenic flight of about 1½ hours from Arusha Airport to Seronera Airstrip in Serengeti, where your guide meets you for a memorable game drive to your accommodation in Central Serengeti. In this case, you can enjoy a long afternoon game drive in the park.


Luxury: – Serengeti Serena Lodge/Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget: – Kijereshi Tented Camp (Bungalow)

Meal Plan: – Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 325km/8 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Serengeti
  • Game drive

Day 2: Full-Day Game Drives In Serengeti National Park.

On day two of 4 days Tanzania safari, you have your full day to explore the wonders of the Serengeti! You will have an early breakfast at the lodge and a morning drive in the park. You will return to the lodge for lunch and a short siesta in the heat of the day, before setting off on an afternoon drive.

Your game drives will be filled with thrilling wildlife encounters as well as romantic scenery and dramatic views. You will traverse the rolling grasslands and golden savannah to see several of the Serengeti residents: herds of Buffalo, Wildebeests, Hartebeests, Impalas, Topi, Waterbuck, Elands, Zebras, and Gazelles, etc…

Dense thorn bush may reveal browsing black rhinos, and near the riverine woodland, large numbers of giraffes and elephants can be seen.  Pods of hippos en masse, in the rivers and pools. A host to Africa’s largest predator population, this reserve is renowned for its lion population of over 3000 individuals.

Serengeti is also home to a multitude of small predators like Jackals, Bat-eared foxes, mongoose, caracals, Honey badgers, and Serval cats.


Luxury: – Serengeti Serena Lodge/Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget: – Kijereshi Tented Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Game drives

Day 3: Half-Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park. Transfer To Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

After a relaxed breakfast today, enjoy another game drive in wonderful Serengeti.

Explore the Moru Kopjes, an area of smooth granite boulders and trees that is home to the remaining population of black rhinos in the Serengeti. The area offers a chance to glimpse all of the Big Five (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard, and buffalo).

And during May-June (northward migration) and November-December (southward migration), Moru Kopjes offers phenomenal game viewing as it lies directly on the main wildebeest and zebra migration route.

May is the time of the wildebeest rut (mate). Male wildebeest madly dash about rounding up females and chasing off other males. Male bulls establish frequent mobile territories and each one attempts to retain as many passing cows as possible. The noise and commotion of over ½ million bulls grunting and clashing horns can be overwhelming. After the game drive, return to your camp for lunch.

After lunch, check out and start your 3-4 hour back to the Ngorongoro Crater, which is considered the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ and home to the densest concentration of big mammals in Africa. It’s also one of the best Big 5 reserves in East Africa. You’ll have your overnight at a lodge near the crater rim.


Luxury: – Ngorongoro Crater Lodge/Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange: – Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Budget: – Karatu Simba Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx.140km/3-4 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Transfer to Ngorongoro
  • Game drives

Optional Activities:-

  • Visit a traditional Masai Village
  • Tour Olduvai Gorge Museum

Day 4: Half-Day Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater & Transfer Back To Arusha Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Today, enjoy an early breakfast and then descend 2000 feet to the Ngorongoro Crater floor. This world’s largest intact and unfolded caldera has formed its unique ecosystem some 3 million years ago when a giant volcano (believed to be as tall as Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain – exploded and collapsed on itself.

Sinking to a depth of 2,000 feet, the base covers about 260km2 (100 miles2) and is home to about 25,000 large animals, including great-tusked elephants, robust black rhinos, black-maned lions, and white-bearded wildebeest.

From the backseat of a 4×4, look for any wildlife you might have missed in the Serengeti or want to see more of.  After 6 hours of adventuring and a delicious picnic lunch on the crater floor, you ascend the crater and embark on a 4-hour drive back to Arusha. The fantastic 4 Days Tanzania safari comes to an end as you then connect with your onward travel arrangements.

Please Note: Extensions to Zanzibar, Uganda/Rwanda (for mountain gorilla trekking), or parks in Kenya can easily be arranged. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

End of the 4 Days Tanzania Safari

4 Days Tanzania Safari SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in 4X4 Safari Van/Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof &AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari

4 Days Tanzania Safari − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Arusha (Arranged on request)