The brief 4 days Ngorongoro and Serengeti safari is an unforgettable journey through the iconic landscapes of Tanzania as this carefully crafted itinerary combines two of Tanzania’s most renowned national parks, offering you a remarkable wildlife experience in the heart of East Africa. Get ready to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the vast plains of the Serengeti, famous for its annual wildebeest migration.

Your adventure begins in Arusha, where you will be greeted by our knowledgeable guide who will accompany you throughout the safari. From Arusha, you will drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to the remarkable Ngorongoro Crater. As you descend into the crater floor, a world of astonishing wildlife awaits you. Spot magnificent creatures such as rhinos, elephants, lions, buffaloes, zebras, and a plethora of bird species. Marvel at the unique ecosystem of the crater, surrounded by towering walls that create a natural amphitheater.

Next, you will journey to the legendary Serengeti National Park, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. The Serengeti is renowned for its vast grasslands, teeming with an abundance of animals year-round. Prepare to witness awe-inspiring scenes of the Great Migration, where massive herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles traverse the plains in search of fresh grazing. With game drives in the Serengeti, you will have the opportunity to encounter resident wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, elephants, and a myriad of bird species.

Throughout the safari, you will be immersed in the beauty of the African wilderness, captivated by the sights and sounds of nature. Our expert guides will share their knowledge and passion, providing insights into the local ecosystems, wildlife behavior, and conservation efforts. At night, relax in comfortable accommodations that blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings, offering a serene retreat after exhilarating days of exploration.

Whether you are a seasoned safari enthusiast or embarking on your first wildlife adventure, this 4-day Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Tanzania’s wildlife-rich landscapes. Prepare to be amazed by the remarkable diversity of fauna and flora, the dramatic landscapes, and the raw beauty of the African wilderness. Get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime on this extraordinary safari journey.

Day by day, 4-day Ngorongoro & Serengeti Safari itinerary

Day 1: Zanzibar to Tarangire National Park Fly from Zanzibar to Arusha and transfer to Tarangire National Park.

Day 2: Serengeti National Park Travel through Ngorongoro Conservation Area and enter the renowned Serengeti National Park.

Day 3: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area Continue exploring the Serengeti with morning game drives, visiting attractions like the hippo pools and Seronera

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater to Zanzibar Embark on an early morning descent into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for thrilling wildlife encounters.

Four days Ngorongoro & Serengeti safari highlights

  • Exploring the stunning Ngorongoro Crater, a natural wonder and UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its high concentration of wildlife including lions, elephants, buffaloes, and rhinos.
  • Witnessing the Great Migration in the Serengeti, where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores undertake a dramatic journey in search of greener pastures, attracting predators such as lions, cheetahs, and crocodiles.
  • Enjoying exhilarating game drives in the Serengeti plains and Ngorongoro Crater, providing ample opportunities to spot a diverse range of wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, hippos, hyenas, and various bird species.
  • Immersing in the rich cultural heritage of the Maasai people and visiting their traditional villages to learn about their customs, traditions, and way of life.
  • Experiencing the thrill of encountering the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino) in their natural habitats.
  • Marveling at the stunning landscapes, from the vast grassy plains of the Serengeti to the picturesque crater walls of Ngorongoro.
  • Enjoying delicious picnic lunches amidst the wilderness, with opportunities to dine alongside hippos at the Hippo poolside picnic site.
  • Optional extension to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, for those seeking an exhilarating climbing adventure.
  • Optional beach extension in Zanzibar, where pristine white sandy beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and vibrant coral reefs offer relaxation and water activities such as snorkeling and diving.

Combining 4 Days Ngorongoro & Serengeti Safari with Mount Kilimanjaro Climb

Embark on an extraordinary adventure that combines the best of both worlds: a thrilling wildlife safari and a challenging climb to the rooftop of Africa. Begin your journey with a 4-day Ngorongoro & Serengeti Safari, where you will witness the wonders of Tanzania’s iconic national parks. Explore the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, encounter diverse wildlife, and witness the Great Migration in the vast Serengeti plains.

After immersing yourself in the beauty of the Tanzanian wilderness, it’s time to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Embark on a multi-day trek to the summit, accompanied by experienced guides and porters who will support you every step of the way. Experience the thrill of reaching the summit and marvel at the breathtaking panoramic views from Uhuru Peak.

This unique combination of safari and mountain expedition allows you to delve into Tanzania’s natural wonders, from the thriving wildlife on the plains to the majestic heights of Kilimanjaro. Immerse yourself in the rich culture, stunning landscapes, and incredible biodiversity that this East African nation has to offer. Prepare for an unforgettable journey filled with adventure, discovery, and personal achievements.

Combining 4 Days Ngorongoro & Serengeti Safari with Zanzibar Beach

Indulge in the ultimate African getaway by combining a thrilling safari experience with a blissful beach retreat. Begin your adventure with a 4-day Ngorongoro & Serengeti Safari, immersing yourself in the unparalleled wildlife encounters and breathtaking landscapes of Tanzania’s most iconic national parks. Witness the incredible diversity of wildlife, from lions and elephants to zebras and giraffes, as you explore the Ngorongoro Crater and roam the vast plains of the Serengeti.

After an exhilarating safari experience, it’s time to unwind and relax on the pristine beaches of Zanzibar. Fly from Arusha to the enchanting island of Zanzibar, where turquoise waters, palm-fringed beaches, and a vibrant culture await. Indulge in leisurely days of sunbathing, snorkeling in coral reefs, exploring historic Stone Town, and savoring the local cuisine.

Combining the thrill of a wildlife safari with the serenity of a beach retreat allows you to experience the best of both worlds. Immerse yourself in the wonders of Tanzania’s natural beauty, from the untamed wilderness of the national parks to the idyllic shores of Zanzibar. This unique itinerary promises a journey filled with unforgettable moments, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

Day 1

Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater

Begin your adventure by driving to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Descend to the Crater Floor for a full day of game drives, where you can spot a variety of wildlife including rhinos, elephants, lions, buffaloes, zebras, and more. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Hippo poolside picnic site and continue exploring the Crater floor. Overnight at Lodge/Camp


Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge / Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

Mid-range: Rhino Lodge / Angata Ngorongoro Camp

Budget Camping: Simba Campsite

Day 2

Ngorongoro - Serengeti

After breakfast, depart for the Serengeti National Park, the first national park in Tanzania. En route, visit the Olduvai Gorge, known for significant archaeological discoveries. Experience the vast Serengeti and its resident wildlife, including buffaloes, elephants, cheetahs, lions, and zebras. Overnight at Lodge/Camp.


Luxury: Kubu Kubu Tented Camp / Melia Serengeti Lodge / Four Season Serengeti

Mid-range: Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp / Embalakai Camp / Acacia Central Camp

Day 3

Safari in Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a full day of game drives in the Serengeti plains. Take a picnic lunch at one of the designated sites or opt for an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge/tented camp. Relax in the afternoon and embark on a sunset game drive. Overnight at Lodge/ Camp.


Luxury: Kubu Kubu Tented Camp / Melia Serengeti Lodge / Four Season Serengeti

Mid-range: Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp / Embalakai Camp / Acacia Central Camp

Day 4

Serengeti - Drive back to Arusha

Embark on early morning game drives in Serengeti and then begin your journey back to Arusha. Alternatively, you can catch a flight from Seronera Airstrip to Arusha or other destinations like Zanzibar. Customize your safari with preferred accommodations, including budget, middle class, or luxury options. This safari can also be combined with a beach extension in Zanzibar or a Kilimanjaro climb.

The cost for the whole 4 Days Ngorongoro Serengeti safariincludes and excludes the following items

Tanzania Safari Price includes

Park fees

Game drives and activities

All accommodation

A professional driver/ safari guide

All transportation

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer


Water / Coffee / Tea or Soft Drinks

Price Excludes

International flights

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tanzania Visa


Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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