4 Days Tanzania Safari

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5 Star rated safari company in Moshi, Tanzania on TripAdvisor

4 Days - Northern Lodge Safari

This 4-day safari in Tanzania is the perfect short trip to Tanzania’s most popular national parks, including Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti National Park. This safari has something for everyone and is great for those with little time on their hands due to the different landscapes and a crater full of wildlife.

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Moshi- Tarangire NP + -
Pick up from your accommodation in Moshi at 8.30am and drive to Tarangire National Park (with a lunchbox on the way).  You will reach there late morning and have a game drive with the opportunity to see large groups of elephants that make this national park famous.  Tarangire is home to many of the iconic Baobab trees as well as Amarula trees (whose fruit is one of the favourite sweet treats for the elephants!).  Following your game drive you will go to your lodge within the National Park.
Day 2: Tarangire NP – Serengeti NP + -
Early rise for a morning game drive inside the park before returning to your lodge for breakfast and then head to the sweeping plains of Serengeti National Park for an afternoon game drive (lunchbox provided).  You will pass through Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with the opportunity to view wildlife along the way.  The Serengeti’s literal translation means ‘endless plains’, teeming with wildlife (and great for spotting big cats!).  Following your game drive you will go to your lodge within the National Park for dinner before you turn yourselves in for a night amongst the wilderness.
Day 3:  Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area + -

Rise early to catch the wildlife whilst they are still active before the day gets too hot and they return to rest. Explore the hippo pools and find crocodiles basking as the sun comes up. Return to your lodge for brunch, pack up and then drive to Ngorongoro whilst viewing more wildlife on the way. Be prepared to find zebra and possibly even elephant wandering through the area. No doubt after a busy day you will turn yourselves in early!

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater-Moshi + -

Wake up to a delicious breakfast at your lodge and then descend into the infamous Ngorongoro crater to view some of Tanzania’s more rarely seen wildlife including the black rhino. You will have a morning game drive on the open grassy plains of the crater, stopping for a picnic lunch at Ngoitoktok hippo pools before returning to Arusha/Moshi (arrive 5pm/6pm).

  • Pick up and drop off from the Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Two night accommodation at Moshi for arrival and departure
  • Extended 4 x 4 luxury safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Professional safari English speaking guide (different languages on request)
  • Three meals a day
  • Binoculair
  • Vehicle supplement fee for all parks
  • All park fees
  • 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
  • Costs of a personal nature
  • Tips to your driver/guide suring safari
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Visa, flight ticket
  • Insurance

General Safari Information

Your safari guide:

Our safari guides are all well experienced in the field and passionate about showing you the amazing wildlife and culture Tanzania has to offer. All are fluent in English, and if you have a special language request just let us know as many will also have an additional language (e.g. French, Spanish, German). They are also well trained in 4×4 driving so will be able to get you anywhere on the varying road qualities we have here! Please feel free to ask your guide any questions you may have about the wildlife, culture or trip along the way.

Your meals and drinks:

All meals will be provided by the lodges you are staying at, if you are leaving on a game drive during the day then a lunch box will be provided. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at most lodges. We will provide mineral water in the car each day.

Transport:

4×4 Safari Landcruiser with 7 seats. Our safari vehicles have been specifically modified for wildlife viewing, with a pop top roof which will be open during all game drives and sliding windows. We carry at least one pair of binoculars in each vehicle. Please note our regular vehicles do not have air conditioning or refrigerator. If you would like us to arrange one of our upgraded vehicles with these facilities please just ask us to provide a quote.
Although we do everything within our powers to ensure your maximum comfort, the roads in Tanzania can vary greatly in quality from newly tarmacced to completely rough and muddy or dusty (depending on rainy or dry season!). Driving times can be long, even to cover what may seem like relatively short distances. Although we regularly maintain our vehicles (with a check-up in the garage after every safari) they can and do sometimes pop a tyre or breakdown. Our guides are well trained with lots of experience in car mechanics and 98% of the time can fix the issue themselves- and you’ll be off spotting zebras again in less than 20 minutes! Please be patient if your car encounters a mechanical issue.

Tipping:

A great area of confusion and unease for many tourists, tipping is a generally expected and highly appreciated (although not compulsory) part of your safari tour. It is a great way of saying ‘thank you’ to those that have helped you to have a wonderful experience here. Tips should be given at the end of your safari when saying your goodbyes. If you are part of a group safari it is best to try to discuss with everyone beforehand how you wish to do the tipping. To help you feel at ease we have provided a general guide below but please remember that tipping is a way of you showing your gratitude for your safari staff and is up to you! The guidelines given below are for a group amount, not individually.
Guide: 20-25 USD/ day

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