SAFARI: LAKE MANYARA OR TARANGIRE, SERENGETI AND NGORONGORO CRATER  (4 or 5 days)

For anyone who’s hoping to see all of the big five – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and cape buffalo – we recommend this itinerary as an absolute minimum. You can find elephants in Lake Manyara or Tarangire National park, dozens of lions in the Serengeti and buffaloes more or less everywhere. Leopards and rhinoceros are a bit more difficult to find, with only about 16 rhinos left in Ngorongoro crater, but we’ll do whatever we can to help make it happen. And of course there’s so many other species that are just as interesting, and of which you’ll be able to see plenty as well! 

SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Moshi – Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park

We’ll pick you up at your accommodation in Moshi and drive about 3 to 4 hours to Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park. We’ll pick the park depending on things like the time of the year in order to give you the best experience. For private tours, you can of course request the park of your choice, if you have any. You’ll have lunch in the park and spend the rest of the day game driving. Lake Manyara and Tarangire are both famous for their huge amounts of elephants, and in Lake Manyara you might even catch a glimpse of a tree-sitting lion! We’ll bring you to your accommodation before the evening sets in, either in the park or outside of it depending on the type you picked. Dinner will be served at the accommodation.

Day 2: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, it’s time to hit the road. You have quite a bumpy ride ahead of you today, as you’ll have to drive through Ngorongoro conservation area before reaching the entrance of Serengeti National Park. From there we’ll either take you to your accommodation inside the park first, where you’ll have lunch, or organize lunch somewhere in the park. The rest of the afternoon is reserved for a stunning game drive through the Serengeti. You’ll witness an extraordinary nature, as well as an abundance of animals like lions, gnus, Thomson gazelles and zebras. In the evening we’ll bring you back to your accommodation, where you’ll have dinner and an early sleep.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

We start the day early as we want to give you the chance to experience the Serengeti at sunrise. After a light breakfast with coffee, tea and biscuits, we’ll take you on a game drive until around 11 am. Brunch will be served, after which we’ll start heading back towards Ngorongoro conservation area, with the chance to stop and see more wildlife along the way. Some of the accommodation options at Ngorongoro offer magnificent views of the crater but others don‘t, so please inform us while booking. We’ll provide dinner at your accommodation again, and recommend another early night to be fresh for day 4.

Wildlife safari - 4 days 3 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five

Day 4: Ngorongoro crater

The days starts early again today. After breakfast you’ll head towards Ngorongoro crater for the last day of your trip. You’ll enter the crater over the steep path that leads down. Get ready to take in the amount of different animals you’re about to see – only giraffes and a few other species are absent, but other than that the wildlife density in this area is nothing less but impressive. You’re almost guaranteed to see large numbers of gnus (wildebeest), zebras, buffaloes and gazelles and chances are you’ll be able to spot rhinos and leopards. You’ll have lunch in the park and drive back to Moshi after that.

5-day package

For the 5-day package, we add a whole day in the Serengeti in between day 2 and 3. Your accommodation will be the same as that of day 2. 

Wildlife safari - 4 days 3 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five

OUR OFFER – PRICES AND SERVICES

Please find our most popular accommodation options below. 

Budget camping safari

Budget camping

If you’re on a tight budget and don’t mind basic comfort, this package is perfect for you! 

Pick your duration to see prices.

Prices according to group size:

  • 1 person: 2000 USD per person
  • 2 people: 1330 USD per person
  • 3 people: 1100 USD per person
  • 4 people: 1000USD per person
  • 5 people: 950 USD per person
  • 6 people: 860 USD per person
  
Prices based on 2 people sharing a tent.
Prices according to group size:
  • 1 person: 2400 USD per person
  • 2 people: 1610 USD per person
  • 3 people: 1360 USD per person
  • 4 people: 1220 USD per person
  • 5 people: 1160 USD per person
  • 6 people: 1060 USD per person
 
Prices based on 2 people sharing a tent.
Standard lodges

Standard lodges & tents

For anyone who wants a medium comfort level but doesn’t want to break the bank too much. 

Pick your duration to see prices.

Prices according to group size:

  • 1 person: 2560 USD per person
  • 2 people: 1760 USD per person
  • 3 people: 1540 USD per person
  • 4 people: 1450 USD per person
  • 5 people: 1380 USD per person
  • 6 people: 1360 USD per person
  • 7 people: 1330 USD per person
 
Prices based on the most advantageous mix of single, double and triple rooms, and exclusive of possible Holiday supplements. Please contact us for different room plans.
 
 Accommodation:

Prices according to group size:

  • 1 person: 3120 USD per person
  • 2 people: 2250 USD per person
  • 3 people: 2000 USD per person
  • 4 people: 1880 USD per person
  • 5 people: 1800 USD per person
  • 6 people: 1780 USD per person
  • 7 people: 1740 per person
 
Prices based on the most advantageous mix of single, double and triple rooms, and exclusive of possible Holiday supplements. Please contact us for different room plans.
 

Accommodation:

Mid-range lodges & tents

This accommodation option offers a good level of comfort and often a few nice extra’s. 

Pick your duration to see prices.

Prices according to group size:

  • 1 person: 3100 USD per person
  • 2 people: 2130 USD per person
  • 3 people: 1950 USD per person
  • 4 people: 1800 USD per person
  • 5 people: 1800 USD per person
  • 6 people: 1710 USD per person
  • 7 people: 1710 USD per person
 
Prices valid during high season, based on 2 people sharing a room/tent. All prices are exclusive of possible Holiday supplements, and reduced low season prices apply. Please give us your dates and we will confirm the right price. 
 
Accommodation:

Prices according to group size:

  • 1 person: 3790 USD per person
  • 2 people: 2660 USD per person
  • 3 people: 2520 USD per person
  • 4 people: 2280 USD per person
  • 5 people: 2270 USD per person
  • 6 people: 2170 USD per person
  • 7 people: 2170 USD per person
 
Prices valid during high season and based on 2 people sharing a room/tent. All prices are exclusive of possible Holiday supplements, and reduced low season prices apply. Please give us your dates and we will confirm the right price. 
 
Accommodation:

Luxury lodges & tents

Do you want a superior level of comfort and service? Then this option’s for you.

Please contact us for a quote for your luxury safari as there are too many options to include them all on this website. Prices start from 550-600 USD per person per day. We will send you an offer that best matches your wishes as soon as we receive your inquiry. 

For the budget camping and standard lodges/tents accommodation option, we can try to join you with other guests to form a group. Let us know you want a group tour whilst booking and we will contact you with possible dates, prices and options as soon as possible. Or check out our current open groups to see if there’s an option that suits you.

Didn’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Please contact us for different accommodation options, room types and group sizes or groups including children, as well as if you wish to add extra options to your safari.  

The following services are included in our package:
  • Entrance fees to the parks
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle from your hotel in Moshi to the parks and back (other pick-up points possible, please contact us for the right price)
  • Game drives in the parks
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation as mentioned in our offers. 
  • In case of a camping safari: camping gear like tents, camping mattresses, sleeping bags, pillows, camping chairs, etc.
  • Lunch and dinner on the first day of your trip, breakfast and lunch on the last day, and breakfast, lunch and dinner on the other days
  • Drinking water, tea and coffee
This package however doesn’t include:
  • Tips for the crew. We recommend a tip of 25 USD per day for your guide, and 15 USD per day for your cook, to be divided between each member of your group. 
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Flights or other transport to Moshi. We can however arrange airport pickup for you. Let us know your itinerary and we’ll make it happen!
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Accommodation in Moshi. If you wish, we can however assist you in finding a place that corresponds to your needs and budget.
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs, laundry, etc.
  • … and all other services that are not mentioned as included.
Wildlife safari - 4 days 3 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

SAFARI PACKING LIST

Want to make sure you don’t get eaten by a lion just because you were wearing the wrong color T-shirt? Check out our complete safari packing list and learn exactly what to bring!

HOW TO FIND A BUDGET SAFARI

Tanzania isn’t the cheapest country for safaris, but there are several ways to keep it reasonable. We explain where the high prices come from, and how to save some money

 

OUR OTHER SAFARI PACKAGES

TOUCH OF NATURE (2 days)

This starter package is a great option for anyone on a budget or a time limit. But don’t worry, you’ll get more than enough value for your money! You will visit Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which are very different, and you’ll see countless highlights in just 2 days. Let’s go!

HINT OF WILDERNESS (3d)

Three national parks in as many days. The parks are jaw-dropping, and the variety of animals is huge. Tree sitting lions at Lake Manyara, hundreds of elephants at Tarangire, and the diversity of Ngorongoro with the chance to spot some rare species like the black Rhino. Click for more details.

ESSENCE OF THE NORTH (5/6d)

With this itinerary, you’ll visit the 4 most famous parks of northern Tanzania in one safari, for a maximum chance of seeing the big 5: lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino. Lake Manyara, Tarangire, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater are waiting to show you all their beauty, so let’s go!

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Wildlife safari - 4 days 3 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five
Wildlife safari - 4 days 3 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five
Wildlife safari - 4 days 3 night, Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five