4 Day Tanzania Express Luxury Safari

The perfect balance of attractions and time, the four-day Tanzania Express is the best itinerary for seeing as much as humanly possible when you’re on a tight time budget. You’ll hit three of the northern circuit’s major parks: Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and your choice of either Tarangire or Lake Manyara National Park for four days of incomparable game driving that will show you the best that Africa has to offer.

Things to Consider
  1. Luxury tour
  2. Private tour
  3. Can depart any day
  4. Can be customized
  5. Not Suitable for solo travelers
  6. Min age of 5 years
Activities & Transportation
  • Activities: game drives
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof minivan
  • Getting around: pop-up roof minivan
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
Accommodation and Meals
Day: 1
All Meals Included
 
Day: 2
All Meals Included
 
Day: 3
All Meals Included
 
Day: 4
End of tour (No accommodation)
All Meals Included
Arrival (See The Journey for more details)

Day 1

Lake Manyara National Park or Tarangire National Park

On this day, you can choose to go to Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park. Depending on the time of year, each of these parks offers a different safari experience. Your guide can advise you as to which is best to visit during your safari.
You’ll depart from Arusha after breakfast for the approximately two hour drive to Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park.
Along the way you’ll pass bustling Maasai villages and the vast, open plains that have become synonymous with images of Africa.
Driving through the parks you’ll also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a huge variety of antelopes. If you’re particularly lucky, you might even see endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
Best Time to Visit June to September (easier to spot animals)
High Season July to March (Northern section gets crowded)
Best Weather June to October (few showers of rain)
Accommodation:

Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

  • Luxury lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Serengeti National Park

We’ll take an early breakfast, as we’ve got a big day of exploration and adventure ahead of us!
We’ll begin the day with the scenic drive towards the Serengeti. Along the way we’ll pass through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to glimpse cape buffalo, baboons, or even elephants and leopards in the dense undergrowth.
It’s a nearly four hour drive to the Serengeti park gates, but you can choose to break up the drive with one or both of the below optional activities:
After a delicious lunch at the Serengeti National Park picnic area, it’s time to explore the Serengeti itself. Witness Africa’s iconic savannah landscape and be amazed by the sheer number of animals that roam these grassy plains.
Dinner and overnight in the heart of the Serengeti National Park according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Best Time to Visit June to February (Areas are best at different times)
High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:

Ole Serai Luxury Camp – Turner Springs

  • Luxury tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Serengeti National Park to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, we get right on the road back towards the Ngorongoro Crater National Park.
Our drive takes us back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot the animals that eluded you on day two. As far as the eye can see, you’ll spot thousands upon thousands of animals in herds; wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators.
You will have the chance to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion.
Dinner and overnight on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater or in nearby Karatu Town according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Highlands
Accommodation:

Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge

  • Luxury lodge located just outside Ngorongoro Highlands
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

After breakfast, you’ll depart for Ngorongoro Crater; considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you’ll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation.
Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. It’s a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water.
From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you’ll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa’s most recognizable faces. After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch by the park’s famous hippo pool. Thereafter, you will drive back to Arusha.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time to Visit June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
 

Accommodation:No accommodation (End of tour)Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
End of tour (See The Journey for more details)

Note:

We can arrange your full trip from home and back. If not, we’ll pick you up from the airport and take care of all further transportation, in most cases. All you’ll have to do is book the flight yourself using a website like Skyscanner.com. Please be sure to contact us first to confirm availability, dates and pick-up service.
 
  • This tour starts and ends in Arusha
  • We can book your international flights help
  • Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO – Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK – Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged at an extra cost.
Included
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the itinerary section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the itinerary section)
 Excluded
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the itinerary section)

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Rating:
4.2/5