4 Days Tarangire Ngorongoro Safari Tanzania

4 Days Tarangire Ngorongoro Safari Tanzania

A well-planned 4 Days Tarangire – Ngorongoro Tanzania Safari is a classical safari with an extraordinary experience.  You’re 4 Days Tarangire – Ngorongoro Tanzania expedition will have you dwell in the most well-known wildlife conservation areas such as Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and the famous Tarangire National Park.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

These 4 days Tarangire – Ngorongoro expedition allows you to enjoy your adventure in the most luxurious way in the most luxurious accommodation and perhaps with the best services.

Quick Tour details for your 4 Days Tarangire Ngorongoro safari

Tour starts from Tarangire and ends at Arusha

  • Day # 1: Tarangire National Park
  • Day # 2: Serengeti National Park
  • Day # 3: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Day # 4: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha/Airport

Day by day detailed itinerary for 4 Days Tarangire Ngorongoro Safari

Day 1 Arusha – Tarangire National Park

In the morning after breakfast, your driver-guide will arrive at the hotel and inform the receptionist that he is waiting for you. After meeting up with your driver you will travel to Tarangire National Park, and by 10:00 a.m. you will already be on your first safari! The huge Tarangire is known as the ‘Elephant Playground,’ this spectacular park contains the largest population of these mighty mammals. But Tarangire is also home to buffalo, lion, gnu, zebra, and gazelle and the park can rival Serengeti for sheer animal densities. What might you see today? Perhaps a solitary male lion stretched out beneath a tree, perhaps a trio of male cheetah enjoying some lazy bonding time in the sun. Maybe some graceful Grant’s gazelle or zebra bounding away from the road or a couple of giraffes that may appear munching happily from the choicest acacia branches. For Tarangire specialties, look out for kudu and oryx.

Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park

On your 4 days Tarangire – Ngorongoro safari, not many trees will pass you by without something of avian interest catching your eye. A memorable flash of color might be a lilac-breasted roller or superb starling. Ostrich is plentiful and it is hard not to chuckle at the sighting of the well-named, studious-looking secretary bird as it awkwardly pads across the grasslands.

The park is also famous for its noble baobab trees, rolling savannah, and acacia woodland. It can be dusty – wear a scarf over your mouth – but this is a minor inconvenience for sighting wildlife in such abundance. After an extensive game drive, you will head to your already booked accommodation.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

Day 2 Karatu to Serengeti National Park, By Way Of Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, you will set off for your next destination, the stunning Serengeti National Park, a distance of 166 km and a journey time of around 3 ½ hours. By late morning, you will reach Serengeti, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the country’s oldest and most celebrated National Park, and take a game drive.

Wildebeest Migration Serengeti Tanzania
Wildebeest Migration Serengeti Tanzania

There are surely not many better places on earth to see such quantities and variety of wildlife. You will absorb the breath-taking scenery, fantastic changing light, and – of course – spot the many animals choosing to make their home here. Your dedicated driver guide will be delighted to share with you his knowledge of this incredible place and its flora and fauna. With thousands of predators – and their prey numbering in the hundreds of thousands – it is no surprise that there is always something fascinating happening amongst the wildlife populations. Your driver-guide may find you lion, leopard, elephant, zebra, cheetah, and antelope on today’s safari… just some of the many species here. Snap off some memorable photos, but don’t forget to simply take a deep breath and enjoy nature in its real-time, raw beauty. After the game drive, you will head to your accommodation for some welcome rest, and enjoy your dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3 from Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive in amazing Serengeti, marveling at its animal inhabitants. With its informative visitor center, the Seronera area of Central Serengeti is the national park’s most popular area. The Seronera River enjoys year-round water flow, so there is always something of interest to observe. Several game drives can be undertaken here and might reveal lions in sizeable pride, hippo, or herds of elephants – whose populations in the park have risen in recent times.

Hot air balloon flights in Serengeti
Hot air balloon flights in Serengeti

Depending on other attractions, you may choose to call in at the Serengeti Visitor Centre, where there is an excellent explanation of the park’s ecosystem and a chance to understand the history of conservation in this area. In particular, you will find out about the work of Bernhard Grzimek and the Frankfurt Zoological Society who had the foresighted vision of preserving the Serengeti’s eco-system. Even at the center, you may well find wildlife: populations of hyrax and mongoose, as well as many small bird species. After lunch, you will head south-east towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area. If it has not already struck you with its vastness, Serengeti’s ‘endless plains’ will make a deep impression on you as you will take the long, straight road which passes Simba Kopjes (famous from ‘The Lion King’) to reach Naabi Hill Gate, close to the divide between Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Here you can gather information at the gate’s visitor center, clamber up the hill for superb views back over the plains, or look out for a colorful agama lizard among the rocks. You arrive at Ngorongoro in the late evening and your guide will drop you at your already booked accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

From your accommodation, you will set off after breakfast, a 6 am departure to reach the rim, and then descend into the vast crater itself. At one side there’s the Lerai Forest, a classic mountain forest landscape with almost tropical characteristics. This is good elephant country, so keep your eyes peeled. By the side of the nearby swampland is what is sometimes called the ‘elephant graveyard’ as the mighty male tuskers at the end of their lives come to chew on the soft, swampland grasses once their teeth have failed them.

The crater has a population of around 120 lions, with well-defined territories; 15,000 gnus, 9,000 zebra, 400 hyenas, and around 50 black rhino. Many gnu and other herd animals are resident, benefiting from the many sources of year-round waters and are boosted by some migrators in season. Buffalo, Serval, Jackal, Thomson’s gazelle, and eland are also present in numbers. Hippos can be found in pools and swampland and highland birdlife is colorful and plentiful around the waters. Flamingos can often be seen in Lake Magadi, which occupies part of the crater floor. After your morning game drive in this stunning crater and then lunch, you will have a 3-hour journey, covering the 193 km back to Arusha.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

End of 4 Days Tarangire – Ngorongoro Tanzania Safari

Trip includes

  • Transportation to every destination
  • Fluent English speaking driver-guide
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees accommodation and meals

Trip excludes

  • International flights and Tourist Visa
  • Expenses of personal nature like alcohol
  • Travel insurance
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