Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

From €990
4 Days / 3 Nights
Zanzibar – Arusha – Lake Manyara – Serengeti – Ngorongoro – Kilimanjaro Airport – Zanzibar

This safari will make your dreams come true as you experience the unforgettable thrill of witnessing lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, and so much more in their natural habitat.

Our journey begins at the stunning Lake Manyara National Park, where the pink hues of flamingos mingle with the majestic sight of lions resting atop trees. Next, we venture to the iconic Serengeti National Park, where endless plains of golden grass stretch out before you, home to unexpected wildlife sightings around every corner. Finally, we arrive at the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater, where you’ll have the chance to witness huge herds of animals in their natural habitat.

On this safari, you have all chances to complete a list of Big Five and capture them through the lens of your camera. Prepare to be stunned by the beauty of these African landmarks, where nature reigns supreme and the sights are nothing short of awe-inspiring.

This is your 4-day safari itinerary:

Day 1: Zanzibar – Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu

  • Driving distance: 110 km
  • Driving time: 2.5 hr
  • Activities: Game Drive; Treetop Walkway (optionally)

Welcome to Tanzania! Your journey to the heart of Africa begins with an early (around 5:00 AM) pickup at your hotel’s reception by our driver. You will head to the airport for a morning flight to Arusha, where our safari driver guide will be eagerly waiting to take you on an exciting trip to Lake Manyara National Park.

You will witness majestic lions lounging atop sprawling trees, massive elephants sauntering through the bush, and graceful giraffes feeding on treetops. Hippos and other large herbivores call this place home too. The park is also a bird-lover’s paradise with over 400 species, including the famous pink flamingos, flocking around the stunning lake. Ernest Hemingway himself was in awe of its beauty, and it’s not hard to see why.

Optional Treetop Walkway. Take a stroll along the suspension bridges that will take you through the treetops, 18 m above the ground, giving you a view of untouched nature and wildlife from a unique perspective. This is Tanzania’s first Treetop Walkway and one of the longest in Africa. A great outdoor activity for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

End your day in style, surrounded by the lush green hills of Tanzania, at our authentic countryside eco-lodge. It is nested next to an organic coffee plantation, just a stone’s throw away from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

  • Overnight: Hhando Coffee Lodge
  • Meal plan: lunch, dinner

Day 2: Karatu – Serengeti National Park

  • Driving distance: 160 km
  • Driving time: 5-5.5 hrs
  • Activities: Game Drive

With excitement in the air, start your day with a scrumptious breakfast and views of the lush green hills. Then, get ready to hit the road as you embark on the journey to the most significant destination of your trip.

Translated from the Masai language, or Maa, the name Serengeti stands for “endless plains”, and it is for a reason. Serengeti National Park voted the world’s best safari destination for several years in a row. The abundance of large animals, including rare predators, and a huge variety of birds will surprise even the most seasoned travelers. It is here that you have every chance to witness the grandiosity of the largest legendary Great Migration of animals. Hold your breath, for this unprecedented privilege is sure to become one of the most memorable events in your life.

Your day will finish with a dinner in a luxurious stylish safari lodge, nested in the heart of the mighty Serengeti, offering the sounds of the wild in the night and early morning game viewing opportunities.

  • Overnight: Serengeti Safari Lodge
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

  • Driving distance: 200 km
  • Driving time: 5.5-6 hrs
  • Activities: Game Drive; Hot Air Balloon Safari (optionally); Masai tribe excursion (optionally)

Optional Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari. For even more exclusive experience, for those who are looking for more. Take off into the air over the greatness of Serengeti together with the rising sun. You will have the best chance of seeing nocturnal predators and the morning lion hunt. From the balloon basket you will admire countless herds of zebras, wildebeests, elephants. The view of the morning savanna, flooded with the first rays of the rising sun, will strike your imagination. After landing, experience the joy of a tastefully served bush breakfast and champagne to celebrate the beginning of a new, such a significant day in your life.

Today the road takes us towards the stunning Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with a spectacular en-route game drive in the mesmerizing Serengeti. Witness the stunning Serengeti flora and fauna in all their glory and capture breathtaking photos.

As we continue our journey, we will enjoy a delightful picnic lunch before delving deep into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, the Maasai men graze their cattle and the Maasai women collect wild honey, all while coexisting in perfect harmony with the magnificent zebras, giraffes, wildebeest and other animals that freely roam around.

Optional Masai Tribe Excursion. To literally touch the African culture, opt for a visit to a traditional Masai village, located right onto the territory of Ngorongoro. Immerse yourself in their unique culture and customs, as you witness the daily life of these authentic African people. Explore the traditional Masai houses, admire their clothing and jewelry, and even participate in their dances and songs.

  • Overnight: Ngorongoro Wild Camp
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro Airport – Zanzibar

  • Driving distance: 240 km
  • Driving time: 6-6.5 hrs
  • Activities: Game Drive

This morning your journey starts with a panoramic drive to the crater viewpoint, where you’ll be captivated by the stunning views over the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater and the magic lakes on its floor. Get ready for an exhilarating game drive in the crater, where you’ll encounter an abundance of wild animals including majestic lion prides, rare black rhinos, graceful zebras, and playful hippos. As you explore this natural wonder, your expert guide will provide you with fascinating insights into the area’s unique ecosystem and wildlife.

After your thrilling game drive, enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch near the tranquil hippo lake. Then your will be taken back to Arusha, where you will say good-bye to your driver guide and depart on a private transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport. Take in the stunning sights of Mount Kilimanjaro as you fly to Zanzibar for the next leg of your adventure.

Upon your arrival at Zanzibar Airport, our Zanzibar driver will be waiting to escort you back to your hotel, where you can relax and unwind after an unforgettable safari experience.

  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch

Good bye! Thank you for traveling with us!

What’s included:

  • All transfers according to the itinerary
  • Game Drives in fully-equipped 4WD Toyota Land Cruisers with a pop-up roof
  • All activities according to the itinerary
  • Accommodation in lodges according to the itinerary
  • All entrance fees to the national park and conservation areas
  • All government taxes and fees
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Chilled drinking water during the safari
  • Full-time services of a professional English-speaking driver-guide 
  • Binoculars (1 per vehicle)
  • 24/7 information support from your travel manager and safari coordinator
  • Complimentary single supplement for odd numbers of travelers
  • All reservation, travel consultation & admin fees

What’s not included:

  • Local flights
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  • Treetop Walkway in Lake Manyara (€45 per person)
  • Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari (€550 per person)
  • Masai excursion ($50 per group/vehicle
  • Extra drinks ordered by you in the lodges
  • Tipping for the driver guide (at your own discretion)
  • Visa ($50 on arrival or online at (
  • medical insurance

Please note that although these items are not included in the package, we can assist you with arranging them if needed.
Tipping your driver guide is a common practice and shows appreciation for their hard work and dedication.
Finally, obtaining a medical insurance is your responsibility, but we are happy to guide you also through these processes, and make it as smooth as possible.

Group size Price per person
1 person
2 people
3 people
4 people
5 people
6 people
7 people
Children 0-4 years
free of charge
Children 5-15 years
discount €350

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