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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
- World’s largest intact volcanic caldera
- 8th Wonder of the World & UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Dense concentration of easily accessible wildlife
- Olduvai Gorge – site of pre-historic man
|Ngorongoro serena lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro farmhouse Suite , Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, Kitela camp|
|The Retreat at Ngorongoro,Hhando Coffee Lodge, Acacia Farm Lodge, Angata Ngorongoro Tented Camp,Ngorongoro farmhouse , Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge, Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge|
|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 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|
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
|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
|High season – March, November – December 19 th||Economy||Comfort||Luxury|
|2 persons in private safari||$ 1985||$ 2110||$ 2240|
|4 persons in private safari||$ 1645||$ 1770||$ 1900|
|6 persons in private safari||$ 1530||$ 1660||$ 1790|
|Single room extra||$ 175||$ 195||$ 450|
|Children below 3 Years||FREE||FREE||FREE|
|Children between 3-11 years||75% of adult rate:||75% of adult rate:||75% of adult rate:|
|Safari price per person for 3 persons shall be 6% less the per person price of 2 persons|
Safari price per person for 5 persons shall be 3% less the per person price of 4 persons
Solo person safari price: add 50% to per person price based on 2 persons
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
– 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.