• 4 Days from
    $1200 p/p in USD
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Great Lake Expedition

  • Tanzania



Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Camping

Tour Overview

This unforgettable tour will take you to the Serengeti Plains National Park, the heart of wild Africa and a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. Your African safari will also take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world featuring an unbelievable concentration of animals. Lastly your trek will take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The size of this national park makes it perfect for a one-day game drive, and is famous for it’s unique tree-climbing lions.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Birding Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Thomson's Gazelle, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Hyena, Wildebeest, Colobus Monkey, Baboon, Dik Dik
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Nature Walk, Optional Activities, Village Visit, Birding
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Arusha
  • Minimum age:

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 1,200 per person

What's Included

  • All accommodation while on safari
  • All meals while on safari & mineral water in vehicle
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari Land Cruiser
  • All game drives with unlimited mileage
  • Professional English speaking guide/driver
  • Government taxes & park fees
  • 24-hour support from our office during safari

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Personal expenses & tips


  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Great Lake Expedition
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Great Lake Expedition‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

After a short briefing in the morning, you will set off for Lake Manyara National Park. The small park stretches along the Great Rift Valley Escarpment and is dominated by the alkaline lake, filled with thousands of flamingos that paint the shallow waters pink. The park is home to more than 400 bird species and has varying habitats including forest and grassland plains. Search the forest for monkeys and make your way across the plains in hopes of seeing the elephants in the reserve. The park is also known for its famous tree-climbing lions which you could see as well. In the late afternoon you will leave the park and head to the campsite for the evening.

Overnight at the campsite | lunch & dinner

After breakfast you will drive through the fertile crater highlands where the Iraqw people grow wheat, corn and coffee. You will pass the famous Ngorongoro Crater before reaching the plains of the Serengeti National Park around midday. The Serengeti is the largest park in Tanzania and has a diverse mix of habitats including Savannah, thick bush, swamp lands, mountains and lakes. Discover the bizarre rock formations that dot the grassy landscape, often providing refuge for predators. Explore the park in search of the great wildebeest and zebra herds for an opportunity to see the overwhelming number of animals stretching to the horizon. In the evening you will make your way to your campsite for the night.

Overnight at the campsite | breakfast, lunch & dinner

Rise early to ensure you make use of the best time for game viewing before returning to the camp for breakfast. On your way out of the park you will drive through the Seronera region for the chance to see the huge migrating herds once more, often pursued by the big cats. Stop for a picnic lunch before continuing your journey towards the Ngorongoro Crater. Reach the crater rim and enjoy fantastic views of the massive collapsed volcano below you. Make your way to your campsite, situated on the edge of the crater.

Overnight at the campsite | breakfast, lunch & dinner

After an early breakfast you will drive down the steep and narrow road that takes you into the crater. The slopes are dominated by forest while the floor of the crater is mainly Savannah. Enjoy breathtaking wildlife sightings surrounded by pristine African bushveld, offering you the chance to see the big five. There is an impressive variety of animals in the park including 500 bird species. After a morning of game viewing and a picnic lunch you will make your way out of the crater, headed for Arusha. Arrive in the early evening after an amazing 4-day safari.

Breakfast & lunch

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