Private Guided Safari Tours in Africa

4 Day Serengeti Camping Safari

A perfect choice for anyone seeking a short break safari experience. During the 4 Days Serengeti Camping Safari you will visit the Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park. Whilst this safari has something to offer everyone from birdlife, the Big Five and a crater filled with wild animals- it is also ideal for those with limited time.

A land of safaris, Tanzania is known for its many famous game reserves including the legendary Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. One of the biggest drawcards to the country is the spectacle of the annual Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra herds that takes place between the Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya and the Serengeti. In contrast to the bigger reserves found here, this itinerary also includes a visit to the Lake Manyara National Park, which are one of the smaller national parks found in Tanzania offering beautiful landscapes and an interesting collection of wildlife. Home to over 400 species of birds, a truly remarkable experience for bird enthusiasts, with other inhabitants of the park including elephants, buffaloes, hippos, baboons, waterbucks, impalas, giraffes, zebras and wildebeests. The park also has an abundant population of leopards, but due to the thick vegetation sightings are rare.

Join in on this 4 Days Serengeti Camping Safari in Tanzania covering the highlights and biggest attractions that the country has to offer in a short amount of time, ideal for travellers stopping over in Arusha or Dar Es Salaam.

Please contact our specialized travel consultants for the best time to join the tour!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Travel in a comfortable 4x4 safari vehicle specializing in the wild African terrain.
  • Our friendly crew set up luxurious tents and cook all your meals for you!
  • Camp under the African night sky.
  • Take the steep descent down into the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Window seat guaranteed for every client.

Start: Arusha
End: Arusha
Language: English
Accommodation: Camping
Best time to view the Great Migration

Summary

All Meals Included

4 Days / 3 Nights
4x4 Vehicle

Tanzania

Day 1 Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park – Mto wa Mbu (L, D)
(Distance approx. 140 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours)
After you are picked up at your hotel, you will make your way to the Lake Manyara National Park. This small park stretches along the 600 m high Rift Valley Escarpment and is dominated by the shallow and alkaline Lake Manyara. It is here where thousands of flamingos seem to colour the shallow waters pink. Many water birds gather at the lake and more than 400 bird species are found in the park. From the open-roofed safari vehicle, you will appreciate the diverse vegetation that provides a habitat for many animals including monkeys in the forest, giraffes and antelopes on the grasslands and elephants amongst acacia trees. If you are very lucky you might also see the Manyara lions lounging in the trees. In the late afternoon, you will leave the park and head to Mto wa Mbu, where you will spend the night on a campsite.

Day 2 Mto wa Mbu – Serengeti National Park (B, L, D)
(Distance approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 4-6 hours)
After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the Serengeti and at midday, you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes such as short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. Depending on the season you will witness the migration of thousands of animals for which this park is famous for. During the short rainy season in November and December, the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June, they return up north. This circle of life is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls and the locations of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to find the animals and where to see them best. You will spend the night on a campsite in the central Serengeti.

Day 3 Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area (B, L, D)
(Distance approx. 140 km; driving time approx. 3-5 hours)
Dawn is a good time to watch wildlife and so you will be up at sunrise to join an early morning game drive. Here in the Seronera region, you will often see wildebeests and zebras in close proximity of lions and other predators such as leopards and cheetahs. You will return to the campsite for breakfast before you continue towards the Ngorongoro Crater. Once you have reached the crater rim in the afternoon you will have fantastic views of this 600 m deep collapsed volcano. You will spend the night on a campsite on the crater's edge from where you can enjoy amazing views over the crater as the sunsets.

Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha (B, L)
(Distance approx. 190 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours)
After an early breakfast, you will drive down into the crater on a steep and narrow road. The slopes are forested but soon the landscape changes to savannah with the occasional acacia tree here and there. The wildlife in the crater is absolutely breath-taking and if you are lucky you might spot the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. The crater is also home to warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, hyenas and many more. After a morning full of game viewing and a picnic lunch, you will leave the crater in the afternoon to travel back to Arusha, where you will arrive in the early evening

Rates in US$

4 Days Serengeti Camping Safari

Number of people
01 Jan - 31 Dec 2020
01 Jan - 30 Jun 2021 01 Jul - 31 Dec 2021
1 Person US$ 2,850 US$ 2,850 US$ 2,875
2 People US$ 1,650 US$ 1,650 US1,675
3 People US$ 1,400 US$ 1,400 USD1,425
4 People US$ 1,220 US$ 1,220 USD1,245
5 People US$ 1,160 US$ 1,160 USD1,185
6 People US$ 1,100 US$ 1,100 USD1,075
7 People US$ 1,050 US$ 1,050 US$ 1,650
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Included:

  • Transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide and safari cook
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • Mineral water on safari
  • Overnight stays in tents
  • Tents, mattresses & camping equipment
  • All national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
  • Window seat guaranteed for every client

Excluded:

  • International flights + airport levies
  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of personal nature

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