4-DAY BEST OF TANZANIA FLY & DRIVE SAFARI

Incredible Ngorongoro Crater & Serengeti National Park

Starting from/returning to Arusha area hotels or the location of your choice.

Lion and giraffe seen on safari with Africa Kenya Safaris

The Serengeti. Just the name conjures up images of safari adventures and hints at mystery, excitement, and a world of unimaginable wildlife.

The Ngorongoro Crater. Picture a setting cut off from the rest of Africa – a volcanic crater, but filled in with forests, plains, and marshes, home to every sort of species, in great numbers, from lions to flamingoes.

Olduvai Gorge. A dramatic rip in the fabric of Africa’s landscape, where the Earth reveals ancient secrets of humanity’s very beginnings.

Our special four-day Tanzania safari will not just bring you up close to our magnificent animals but take you inside their stomping grounds where you’ll see, hear, and be with the wildlife.

And then, when you’ve been dazzled by our parks, landscapes, people, and animals, we’ll fly you back to Arusha to complete the great circle of your adventure.

What’s Cool About Serengeti and Ngorongoro?

Our journey begins at the fertile, forested underworld of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The superlatives attributed to this magical realm – largest intact volcanic crater in the world, greatest density of lions in Africa, over 25,000 animals – still doesn’t paint a complete picture of what you’re about to experience.

Cut off from the rest of Africa, the woods, plains, and marshes of Ngorongoro, are home to big cats, buffalo, elephants, endangered black rhinos, hippos, and all kinds of bird life, including pink flamingoes.

On the way to the great Serengeti, we’ll stop at Olduvai Gorge, another singular geological wonder. This rich anthropological site has offered up thousands of fossilized artifacts of early humankind’s beginnings, going back several million years.

The Serengeti, Tanzania’s largest park, impresses not only with its over 3,000 lions but every sort of wildlife, including more than 500 bird species. But perhaps Serengeti’s most impressive display is the millions of wildebeests that begin life here.

Depending on what season you visit, you’ll be witness to either uncountable wildebeests calving on the great plains or, toward summer, the formation of the world’s largest movement of animal life – the Great Migration.

Here, before you, thousands and then millions of zebra, gazelle, and wildebeests create an endless train of herding wildlife, moving over the Serengeti toward the Masai Mara, in search of water and taller grasses.

This is nature’s design for survival expressed as one immense spectacle. And it is unforgettable.

A group of Wildebeest grazing, seen on safari at Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania
Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti National Park Tanzania and Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya - Africa Kenya Safaris

Fast & Flexible

At AKS you write the rules. Travel and explore at your own pace in you own way. We’re fast, flexible, and always ready to respond to your requests. Book in advance or even the day before. We’ll get you out on safari – pronto!

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park Tanzania safari - Africa Kenya Safaris

The Extras

Depending on your choice of accommodation you can enjoy extras like traditional dances and music around the boma, spa, boutique, massage, swimming pool, children’s menu, same-day laundry service, Wi-Fi, special dietary menus, honeymoon suites, family cottages, and more.

Stay Connected or Not. Your Choice.

We realize you’re on safari to get away from the usual. Still, there are times you may want to go online… perhaps to share your photos and adventures with friends. Our safari vehicles connect with Wi-Fi, about 75% of the time so you can usually connect when you want.

The Details

No one is more important to the success of your safari than your guide. At Africa Kenya Safaris, we have the friendliest, most experienced driver/guides. They will guide, host, inform, and look after you like the special guest you are. That’s our guarantee.

You’ll safari in style out to the parks in your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – the best way to experience Africa with its higher seating for better views and its rugged all-wheel drive.

We give you more at AKS – customization, flexibility, and lots of choices. Your safari includes park entrance fees, game drives, accommodations, and meals. Plus, we always offer economy, comfort, superior comfort, or luxury safari lodges or tented camps.

Please give us a shout at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your personalized safari adventure for yourself, your family, and your friends.

Zebras, a giraffe and wildebeest grazing in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Check Out Your Ride

Experience your Africa Kenya Safari in a customized pop-top roof 4x4x Safari Jeep that features: Portable fridge/Cooler Box, 4 Binoculars, long-range high-frequency radio, 4G/LTE broadband WIFI connectivity, AC 230 V Power Outlets, First Aid Kit, Safari Guide Books, Baby Seats (on request), Side steps (on request) and most importantly an expert multi-lingual safari guide who will ensure you have an incredible safari experience.

Day 1

Arusha – Ngorongoro

3 ½ Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

7:30 am: Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will pick you up from the location of your choosing. Hop into your 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep and we’ll head out passing through Maasai regions, on our way to the Ngorongoro.

We’ll arrive at the crater’s rim and take in the colorful expanse of this wonder of the world. Hang on as we descend the crater wall in our safari Jeep, landing in a colorful ecosystem that supports a never-ending variety of wildlife – lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant and so much more.  

At Lake Magadi, we can pause for lunch as we take in hippos, cranes, ostriches, and flamingoes. A day here in the depths of Ngorongoro is like being immersed in a colorful canvas of wildlife.

Then, toward late afternoon we’ll head back up the crater wall to be met by one of Africa’s most dazzling sunsets.

Our first safari night will be at our Ngorongoro lodge or tented camp.

Day 2

Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park

3 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

A double treat – we’ll get up before the sun and head back to the crater’s rim for a perfect Ngorongoro sunrise!

The next stop on our route to the Serengeti will be Olduvai Gorge. Here we’ll see and learn about the vast numbers of fossilized artifacts discovered in the earth’s fissures that open before us. It’s a world-famous accounting of humankind’s culture, use of tools, and display of its development.

Now it’s time to enter the immense reaches of Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s largest. The vast treeless expanse holds multitudes of wildlife – wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, plus leopards, lions, and cheetahs.

This evening, we’ll kick back and relax at our Serengeti lodge or tented camp with much to recount from our busy day.

Day 3

Full Day at Serengeti

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

At Africa Kenya Safaris we always offer unlimited game drives when possible. This is one of those days! We’ll spend our time exploring this “Seven Natural Wonders of Africa” site with its startling numbers of game and brilliant bird species.

Besides all the animal life for which the park is famous, your guide will also be tracking for and showing you the park’s many smaller species like monkey, baboon, honey badger, and even wild African dogs.

And not all the wildlife here is strictly land-based, we’ll explore the reserve’s marshes and rivers for hippos and even crocodiles. There’s no limit to the animal sightings at Serengeti.

Our final safari night will be at our Serengeti accommodation.

Day 4

Serengeti – Arusha

2 Hour Flight

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

It’s our final day on safari so let’s rise with the sun and make the most of this beautiful world!

There’s no time like early morning to fully appreciate the big game, especially the big cats stepping into the cool, new day. We’ll do an early game drive to see who we can spot and then enjoy a delicious breakfast.

The airstrip is nearby and we’ll get you comfortably seated on your safari flight back to Arusha. You should land at about 12:45 pm. One of our drivers will greet you and bring you back to your hotel, residence, airport, or another place of your choice.

You’ve seen and experienced the great Serengeti, descended into the wonders of Ngorongoro, and viewed the treasures of Olduvai Gorge. And, even got to see Africa’s fields and formations from the air! We hope you enjoyed your time on safari with us as we have with you. From all of us at Africa Kenya Safaris a big Asante – thank you!

Exciting 4x4 Tanzania safaris from Arusha town

Tour Highlights

Safari Accommodations

Ngorongoro Crater

A large luxurious double room with African themed decor at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options
Ngorongoro serena lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro farmhouse Suite , Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, Kitela camp
Breakfast with a view of the swimming pool at The Retreat at Ngorongoro
Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options
The Retreat at Ngorongoro,Hhando Coffee Lodge, Acacia Farm Lodge, Angata Ngorongoro Tented Camp,Ngorongoro farmhouse , Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge, Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
A single bed in a room in Octagon Lodge safari accommodation
Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options
Ngorongoro Wild Camp, Ngorongoro Safari Lodge, Tloma Lodge, Marera Valle Lodge Karatu , Octagon Lodge Karatu, Country Lodge Karatu, Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Forest Lodge, Pamoja Africa Lodge Karatu

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park Tanzania safari - Africa Kenya Safaris
Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options
Serengeti serena lodge, Serengeti Sopa Lodge , Ole Serai Tented, Kubu Kubu Tented Camp/lodge , Mbalageti tented Lodge Chalet Rooms, Ndutu Under Canvas , Mara Under Canvas, Lahia Tented Lodge
A four poster bed with complimentary cocktails at Acacia Seronera Luxury Camp safari accommodation
Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options

Kirurumu Serengeti Central Camp, Kirurumu Serengeti North Camp, Kirurumu Serengeti South Camp, Ang’ata Tented Camp, Mbalageti Lodge, Acacia Seronera Luxury Camp, Acacia Central Camp, Lobo Wildlife Lodge, Seronera Wildlife Lodge

A room with two single beds at the Serengeti Osopuko Camp safari accommodation
Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options
Serengeti Ikoma Wild Camp, Serengeti Wild Camp , Serengeti Wildebeest Camp, Serengeti Safari Lodge, Serengeti Osopuko Camp, Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp

ALL SAFARI PRICES ARE LISTED BY SEASON, NUMBER OF PERSONS, AND COMFORT TIER

Please check out our prices for these private safaris – you’ll see they are the most reasonable anywhere for each tour. There are no hidden fees, plus you’ll travel in safari-style in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Prices are in USD per person for a double/twin en-suite room.

To view our tour prices for the 3 Safari Seasons, please click High, Peak or Low

Your Tour Includes

  • Transport in a 4 x 4 Landcruiser Jeep
  • Pick up and drop off at your Arusha location
  • Our experienced and friendly English speaking/other language guide/driver
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game viewing drives
  • All meals on safari
  • Government taxes and local levies
  • The Flying Doctors emergency medical evacuation/rescue insurance cover
Not Included In the Tour Price:

– Bottled & Soft Drinks
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities

Lots of Ways To Stay

Safari Lodge or Tented Camp?
Economy, Comfort, or Luxury?

We offer lots of ways to settle into your safari evening. Some people like the familiar four walls of a traditional lodge. Others go for the outdoors feel of a tented camp. Either way, both lodge or tented camp come in economy, comfort, and lux editions. Choose the accommodation style that suits your needs. And then, which level of service works for you.

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