4 Day Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari

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Overview

This 4 Day Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari is an unforgettable African safari taking in the wildlife, scenic and cultural highlights of Tanzania. This 4 Day Tanzania safari takes you to an unparalleled concentration of wildlife found in Serengeti national park, Tanzania’s most famous park in Tanzania and where you can witness the famed Great Wildebeest Migration from July to October; Ngorongoro Crater, which is home to abundant wildlife such as lions and cheetahs.

4 Day Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari Summary

  • Day 1: Arusha to Serengeti National Park
  • Day 2: Full day game drives in Serengeti
  • Day 3: Full day game drives in Serengeti
  • Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

The Serengeti

Serengeti is one of the most famous parks in Africa. The name “Serengeti” is derived from the word “Serengeti”, which when translated from the Masai language, refers to “Endless Plains”, and true to the description, these plains span an astounding 12,000 square miles in approximation. The landscape here is the Africa you’ve always imagined and seen depicted in the Lion King and Out of Africa. It is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded wildebeest and other animals like zebras. This is rendered to as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Because of its popularity, the Serengeti draws in massive numbers of tourists every year.

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is the largest unfilled inactive volcanic crater, or caldera, in the world. However, it’s not entirely empty as a wildlife spectacle unfolds in this dramatic setting. At the base of 610m cliff faces elephants trumpet, lions roar, and antelope…eat grass. The crater is arguably the best place in Tanzania to see the big five in one day. It features one of the highest concentrations of animals in Africa. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most mesmerizing natural features in the world. If your goal is to see as many animals with as little time as possible then the Crater is the perfect spot.

As Thousands upon thousands of hooves stampede across the streams and grasslands of the Serengeti in search of grazing grounds, imagine yourself living and on the scene as one of nature’s greatest spectacles unfolds right before your eyes. On this unforgettable 4 day Serengeti and Ngorongoro safari will give you a glimpse of what happens during the great annual animal run, bringing you to the majestic Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and beyond to track the “big five.” You’ll also get an insider’s glimpse of life on the plains from the residents of a remote Maasai village.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arusha to Serengeti National Park

You will be picked up from your hotel in Arusha, and from there we drive to Serengeti National Park. Along the way, we pass through the village of Mto Wa Mbu and Karatu town in the cooler crater highlands region. Then we enter Serengeti Park and make our way to the Seronera area, in the central part of this famous wildlife park. The game viewing adventure begins as soon as we enter the national park as we make our way to our booked accommodation. Our first game drive follows in the afternoon after which we return to our accommodation for dinner and overnight stay

Our accommodation options for this safari depend on your package type preference, We are happy to recommend top-notch lodge/ Camp options upon inquiry

Day 2
Full day game drives in Serengeti

We Spend the next 2 days exploring the vast plains of the Serengeti, giving a great opportunity to explore all through the kopjes and riverine areas. Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest park and contains a plethora of animals and is popular for the annual migration of wildebeests. During the day, we pause for a picnic lunch in the African wilderness. Here we will hopefully see the Big Five of Africa (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo), as well as a dazzling assortment of other wildlife. After a remarkable day on safari in Serengeti National Park, we return to our accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3
Full day game drives in Serengeti

This is yet another day to explore Serengeti’s varied zones on unbeaten game drives. Should your travel dates be in the months between December to April, you should come well braced for the thrilling migration as it happens in the central and southern part of Serengeti National Park. We can have a full day to track the herds, lions hunts are also not uncommon during this time of the year. After an unforgettable day, we will return to our accommodation for relaxation, dinner, and our overnight sleep on The Endless Plain.

Day 4
Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

We rise early and drive to Ngorongoro for the crater tour. We descend to the Ngorongoro Crater floor, taking in stunning views of the world’s largest unflooded caldera on the way down. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year-round water supply and fodder, the crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and the ever-elusive leopard. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor.

After a rewarding game drive in this World Heritage Site, we drive out of the crater to transfer back to Arusha late afternoon and arrive in the evening where you will be dropped off at your hotel