4 Day Tanzania Safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti Plains & Ngorogoro Crater
This 4 day safari in Tanzania will take you to the internationally renowned Serengeti National Park, the Ngororngoro Crater as well as Lake Manyara where you will enjoy very amazing game drives and memorable wildlife encounters. This Safari is also commonly booked as an addition to a Zanzibar beach safari or a mountain Kilimanjaro climbing adventure.
Day 1: Transfer from Arusha to Lake Manyara
Our professional guide from baboon adventures will meet you in Arusha today and brief you about this safari before beginning on the journey to Lake Manyara National Park. On arrival in the park you will check into your accommodation and have lunch before setting off to explore this beautiful park on an afternoon game Drive. The park comprises of a variety of habitats that supports its large number of wildlife among which are the unique tree-climbing lions, one of the largest elephant population on the African continent as well as a very large flock of the pink flamingoes.
You will dine and spend the night at either: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, Kirurumu Tented Lodge, or Migunga Forest Camp
Day 2: Transfer to the endless Serengeti Plains
Following your breakfast, you will drive to Serengeti National Park, going through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area as well as the Karatu farmland. Once in the Serengeti, you will be stunned by the vastness of these plains as they beautifully undulate to as far as your eye’s reach. you will transfer into central Serengeti known as Seronera which prides in a very high number of different wild animals living within its varied habitats such as River Seronera that not only serves as a very valuable source of water to the animals but also attracts numerous animals offering very rewarding game viewing opportunities.
On arrival you will check into your accommodation where you will have lunch before starting on the afternoon game drive.
You will dine and spend the night at Serengeti Serena Lodge, Serengeti Sopa Lodge, or Serengeti Kati Kati Camp
Day 3: Hot Air Balloon Adventure, Transfer to Ngorongoro crater
Today very early morning you will have an opportunity to be among the very few people to take part in a Hot Air Balloon Safari during which you will glide over the Serengeti as you enjoy aerial views of the plains below. You will see thousands of different animals grazing in the pastures below, the calmly flowing rivers, some nearby village settlements and the varied wildlife habitats as you see the world awakening to the rising sun.
You will enjoy breakfast and then begin on the drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation area, making a stopover at the Olduvai Gorge which is a paleoanthropological sites where the skulls of ‘Handy Man’ and ‘Nutcracker Man’ were unearthed by anthropologists – Drs. Lois Leakey together with his wife Mary and these were very important links in the chain of man’s evolution.
On arrival you will have check into your accommodation, have lunch and then proceed into the Ngorongoro Crater were you will descend down the 600 meters deep walls to the floor of the crater where you will enjoy a game drive and explore the various features found in this crater. It is estimated that there are over 30,000 animals living here among which are , warthogs, wildebeests, jackals, elands, cheetahs, hippos, lions, buffaloes, hyenas, African elephants, the elusive leopards and large herds of Zebras. You will also have a chance to visit a large shallow alkaline lake – Lake Magadi found in the crater where you will see several flamingoes and hippos.
You will dine and spend the night at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, or Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, or Ngorongoro Farmhouse
Day 4 return to Arusha
After an early breakfast, depending on the time of your departure, you will have a final game drive in the crater before returning to A where you might enjoy an optional city tour at an additional price. This will be the d of our 4 Day Tanzania Safari.