• Adventure, Ecological, Sightseeing, Wildlife

4 Day Serengeti Adventure

  • Arusha, Tanzania
  •   15
  • English, French


Serengeti National Park is a World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife: over 2 million ungulates, 4,000 lions, 1,000 leopards, 550 cheetahs, and some 500 bird species inhabit an area close to 15,000 square kilometers in size. Join us on a safari and explore the endless Serengeti plains dotted with trees and kopjes from which majestic lions control their kingdom. Gaze upon the Great Migration in awe or find an elusive leopard in a riverine forest. Alternatively, soar over the plains at sunrise during a hot air balloon safari for a bird’s-eye view.


After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park for a game drive. First, you’ll stop at the last supermarket in Arusha Town for any last-minute purchases before heading to Tarangire. The drive is along The Great Northern Highway, across the Masai steppe and numerous villages, all the way to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is famous for its huge Baobab trees and large elephant population. You can expect to spot herds of wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, hippos, baboons, and various antelopes, as well as the giant African elephant. For bird watchers, this is a paradise with over 400 recorded species, including rare species like the Ash Starling. The Great Kudu and Fringe-Eared Oryx are among the rare species found in Tarangire. Predators like lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, and the ever-elusive leopard also inhabit this park. Tarangire forms the central annual migratory cycle within the Tarangire-Lake Manyara ecosystem, which includes up to 3,000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest, and about 30,000 zebras. In the late afternoon, drive to Migombani public campsite for an overnight stay.

After breakfast at your campsite, depart for Serengeti National Park. The drive takes you through the beautiful high-lying farmlands of Karatu and across the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Stop at the Ngorongoro gate for check-in before driving up to the crater viewpoint to capture stunning pictures of the crater floor from the rim. Then, drive around the crater rim across the Malanja Depression and down to the world-famous Serengeti National Park with its endless rolling plains. Upon checking in at Naabi Hills gate, you can enjoy your packed lunch at the kopjes (rocky outcroppings) before heading to the central Serengeti area known as Seronera. Seronera is one of the richest animal habitats in the park, endowed with the Seronera River, a valuable water source attracting a vast array of wildlife representative of most Serengeti species. After lunch, begin your afternoon game drive, searching for big cats and the wildebeest migration (depending on the season). The Seronera area is renowned for its large lion pride and frequent leopard sightings. As the sun sets over the Serengeti plains, witness the magical African sunset before retiring to your tented camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Start your day early, at 6:30 am if desired, with a packed breakfast box before returning to your campsite for an early hot lunch. Then, depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with an en-route game drive through the Serengeti. Arrive at Simba Campsite, located on the crater rim, for a stunning sunset watch. After a camping orientation, enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

Rise early at 6:30 am and descend 600 meters into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for exceptional game viewing. The Ngorongoro Crater is believed to be one of the world’s natural wonders. Supported by a year-round water supply and abundant fodder, the crater harbors a diverse array of wildlife, including herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, eland, warthogs, hippos, African elephants, and the rare black rhino. This is one of the few places in the world where you can observe black rhinos in their natural habitat. Another highlight of this picturesque crater is its dense population of predators, including lions, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas, and the elusive leopard, which requires a keen eye to spot through binoculars. You’ll also visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow salt lake in the southwestern corner of the crater floor, frequently visited by hippos, flocks of flamingos, and other aquatic birds. After a picnic lunch, enjoy more game drives before starting your journey back to Arusha for an overnight stay or a drop-off at Kilimanjaro International Airport for late flights. (Accommodation on this day can be included upon request at an additional cost).

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