Classic Tanzania Safari
Kilimanjaro/Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti
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Safari Brief

Day 1: Arusha

You will be met at Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport by your safari specialist and driver who will brief you on the journey ahead. Equipped with a wealth of knowledge, our experts will be able to answer any questions you have and provide you with all the information necessary for an unforgettable safari experience. After checking into your chosen Arusha hotel, relax and unwind before enjoying dinner at the hotel or in one of our recommended local restaurants in Arusha town.

Overnight at your chosen Hotel in Arusha

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you will depart for the amazing Ngorongoro Conservation Area. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Crater has formed 2-3 million years ago when a volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself. With its 2,000-foot-high walls, very few animals migrate in and out of the crater – providing it with one of the highest concentrations of wild animals of any African national park.

Today you will enjoy your first game drive before stopping for a picnic lunch. Expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, buffaloes, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, and many rare birds you might even see the ‘Big Five in one day!

After lunch, you will continue with an afternoon game drive exploring more of this small but beautiful National Park. At 6 pm, you will be taken to your lodge for an unforgettable overnight stay in the Ngorongoro Crater.

Overnight at your chosen lodge in the Ngorongoro Crater or on the rim or in Karatu

Day 3: Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Serengeti National Park

A 6 am wake-up call is recommended to catch the amazing sunrise over the crater. After breakfast, you will depart for the South Serengeti ecosystem belonging jointly to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. One of the most scenic drives in Tanzania, you can see Maasai warriors grazing cattle and, depending on the time of year you may witness what makes up the largest mass migration of animals on earth. Huge herds of wildebeest, gazelle, and zebra move clockwise to find better grazing areas. Before entering the Serengeti National Park, you will visit a traditional Maasai village and experience how this ancient tribe has lived for hundreds of years, receiving a personal tour of the manyattas (houses).

After lunch, you will begin your afternoon game drive where you can expect to see large numbers of elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, and many exotic bird species. Your drive will end at your chosen camp or lodge where you will relax and rest overnight.

Overnight at your chosen camp in the Serengeti

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

The endless plains of the Serengeti…

Today’s tour departs around 6 am in search of nocturnal predators returning from their night’s hunting or animals waking up in the early dawn. Breakfast boxes will be prepared and you will take a brief stop for a bush breakfast to enjoy the sunrise. Next, your drive will continue to look for the pride of lions, cheetahs, and leopards, all in abundance in the Serengeti. You will learn the history of the park as we pass by the information centre in the Seronera area, before returning to your lodge for a relaxed lunch and cold drinks.

Later in the afternoon, when the sun is less intense, you have the option to go on an early evening game drive or a nature walk around the camp with the resident tribesmen, who will be happy to share their knowledge of the region’s plants and animals with you.  

If you wish to maximize your time in the park, lunch can also be taken as a picnic – a long day but an experience you won’t forget.

Overnight at your chosen camp in the Serengeti

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Enjoy breakfast with views over the stunning Serengeti plains before, departing for the Seronera airstrip, located in the central area of the Serengeti. You will take a flight back to Arusha airport where you will connect onto flights to Zanzibar or to your next destination, or transfer to Kilimanjaro airport if required.

Stay longer

Extend your stay in the Serengeti by one day, for a more relaxed pace to your safari. This will maximize the opportunity to see more games and give you time to explore different regions of the park.

Duration of Safari:

5 Days / 4 Nights

Parks Included:

Kilimanjaro/Arusha - Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti

Including Services

  • Pick up and drop off in Arusha City
  • 05 days private safari package
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with a photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English-speaking safari guide
  • Masaai Village trip
  • Internal flight from Serengeti to Zanzibar
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All game drives as mentioned
  • All accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 2ltr bottle of mineral water per person, per day during game drive

Excluding Services

  • International flights
  • All items of personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guides
  • Personal/holiday travel insurance – we strongly recommended to take out holiday insurance before you leave your country of residence.
  • Visa fee (50 US$ / 100 US$ for Americans & Irish passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges
  • Laundry

*Check under each hotel information above for meal plan

Why choose Safari by Z

A Tanzanian Company

All of our ground handlers are from Tanzania. We embrace the true spirit of African hospitality, welcoming guests from all over the world and forging lifelong bonds that will stay with you long after you leave us.

Experience Level of our Safari Guides:

It’s crucial your guide knows the best place to spot games and find the great migration while on safari. All Safari by Z drivers has at least 5 years of experience, with each driver having their understanding of the parks continually tested to ensure their knowledge is unparalleled.

Boutique comfortable Land Rover Vehicles:

Our spacious vehicles have been thoughtfully designed to make your game drive more relaxing, comfortable therefore enjoyable.

Back up and Support:

Choosing a company that can provide full backup and support if anything goes wrong is crucial when selecting your safari. It’s also important to ensure you receive a smooth transition journey onto Zanzibar and beyond. Safari by Z ground staff is on hand to ensure you receive a seamless safari experience. With offices in London, Arusha, and Zanzibar - our team is available around the clock to answer any questions or concerns.

Accommodation Quality:

The quality of accommodation can vary during a safari. Many outfitters only promote their own camps and lodges. At Safari By Z, we do not own or have any involvement with the camps and lodges we work with, our sole aim is to find you the best possible accommodation for your trip.

We are a transparent and flexible company:

We are the only tour operator that discloses the costs of each item you will be charged for on your safari. This gives our guests the freedom and flexibility to mix and match accommodation according to their budget and interests.

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Engira Road, Arusha,
T: +255 27 254 5687


10 Draycot Road
E11 2NU
T: +44 7943 656 499


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Nungwi Beach
PO Box 4807
T: +255 786 233 322

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