Tanzania luxury safari is a 4 days Tanzania flying safari. This 4 day Tanzania luxury safari takes you two Tanzania’s top most premium parks. These are Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater National parks.
The 4 Day Tanzania Luxury Safari
The 4 day Tanzania luxury safari starts and ends in Arusha. You can also do this African safari in Tanzania from Zanzibar. The 4 day Tanzania luxury safari focuses on the big five. You will also be lucky to see the great wildebeest migration.
On the 4 day Tanzania luxury safari you should also expect to see black manned lions. All the big five are available in this tour.
Tanzania luxury safari itinerary below:
4 Day Tanzania Luxury Safari Itinerary
Day 1: ARUSHA – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Our Tanzania safari rep will meet you at 0900hrs. You will be briefed on the 4 day Tanzania luxury safari. This will be followed by a transfer to Arusha Airport. You will be in time for the 1130hrs flight to Serengeti National Park. You will arrive at the Seronera Airstrip at 1330hrs.
Our driver guide will be at hand to welcome you to Serengeti. Enjoy a short game drive to your Serengeti safari lodge. You will be there in time for lunch. After a short rest, you will embark on an afternoon game drive. The Seronera region is rich in plains wildlife.
Here you have great chances to see the lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopards. Plain grazers like the antelopes, wildebeest and zebras among others can’t be missed. Herds of elephants and buffaloes also dot these plains. Return to Serengeti Serena Lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Your 4 day Tanzania luxury safari starts with breakfast. With picnic lunch boxes embark on a full day game drive. You will explore the endless Serengeti plains. The drive takes you to the almost treeless grassland of the south. This is the most emblematic scenery of the park.
Here you find zebra, gazelle, impala, hartebeest, topi, buffalo and waterbuck. They normally occur in huge numbers during the wet season. You also have Kopjes around this region. They are great observation posts for predators and mostly lions.
The rocks are as a refuge for hyrax and pythons. Drive back to Serengeti Serena Lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: SERENGETI – NGORONGORO CRATER NATIONAL PARK
You will enjoy your breakfast on this 4 days Tanzania luxury safari at Serengeti Serena Lodge. This will be followed by departure with game drive from Serengeti. The drive heads south-east to Ngorongoro Crater National Park.
You will go via historically rich Ol Duvai Gorge. After a stop at the museum and lunch proceed to Ngorongoro. The crater is one of the most amazing sights of the world. It is like no other and the only caldera with a multitude of wildlife.
The evening will be spent at the crater rim enjoying some nature walk. Your dinner and overnight will be at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
Day 4: NGORONGORO – ARUSHA
Start your Tanzania luxury safari day with an early breakfast. You will check out of the lodge with picnic lunch boxes. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for 3 hours crater tour. Ngorongoro Crater is world heritage site.
Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest caldera. Alongside are cliffs standing some 600 meters high. They present a sheer drop down to a wide open space. This is the floor of the crater, about 246 square km. Here you may see everything from elephant to lion.
If you’re lucky you may see the near-extinct black rhino and elusive leopard. What is not here is the long necked Giraffe. After an early lunch enjoy a transfer to the Ngorongoro Airstrip.
You will be in time for your flight to Arusha. You will be met on arrival by our driver guide. Enjoy a transfer to your luxury hotel in Arusha.
End of the 4 day Tanzania Luxury Safari
4 day Tanzania Luxury Safari Costs:
What is included in the 4 day Tanzania Luxury Safari cost?
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Flight as per the safari itinerary
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on Tanzania Safari
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
4 day Tanzania Luxury Safari cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 4 day Tanzania Luxury Safari
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes
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Tanzania Luxury Safari Destinations
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is a World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife: over 2 million ungulates, 4000 lions, 1000 leopard, 550 cheetahs and some 500 bird species inhabit an area close to 15,000 square kilometers in size.
The ‘endless plains’ named Siringet by the wandering Masai, is a fitting title for these 14,763 sq km, that support 3 million mammals, upwards of 2 million of whom annually migrate in concentrated herds north across the Mara River.
This ‘the last great spectacle of nature’ has a cast that includes around 1.3M Wildebeest, 0.3M Thompson’s Gazelle and 0.2M Zebra. It begins in June with the return leg in October/November. The Serengeti centres on acacia savannah, with dry grasslands to the south, western corridor of wooded highland that fronts Lake Victoria and north, the wooded grasslands along the Grumeti and Mara Rivers. Around 3,000 Lions and upwards of 500 Cheetah inhabits this enormous sanctuary.
The park covers 14,763 sq km of endless rolling plains , which reach up to the Kenyan border and extends almost to Lake Victoria. The park is teaming with stunning wildlife – it is thought that over 3 million large mammals roam the plains. In May or early June you can witness the annual migration of millions of zebra and wildebeest in search of water and forage as the seasons change.
Join us on a this Tanzania luxury 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.
Olduvai Gorge is a site in Tanzania that holds the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors. Paleoanthropologists have found hundreds of fossilized bones and stone tools in the area dating back millions of years, leading them to conclude that humans evolved in Africa.
Olduvai is a misspelling of Oldupai, a Maasai word for a wild sisal plant that grows in the area. The gorge is located in the Great Rift Valley, between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. It is 30 miles from Laetoli, another fossil-rich area. Olduvai Gorge was formed about 30,000 years ago, the result of aggressive geological activity and streams.
The steep ravine is about 30 miles (48.2 km) long and 295 feet (89.9 meters) deep, not quite large enough to be classified as a canyon. A river cuts through several layers to form four individual beds, with the oldest estimated at about 2 million years old.
Olduvai Gorge, in northern Tanzania, is internationally recognized for Louis and Mary Leakey’s famous discoveries of early humans and magnificent antiquities documenting the evolutionary history of our stone tool-using ancestors, vertebrate fauna, and the environments over the last two million years.
Research at Olduvai
Research at Olduvai began almost a century ago, producing an unparalleled wealth of archaeological and palaeontological data for the study of some key phases of early human evolution.
Olduvai was the first place where traces of an early stone tool culture were discovered, and gave the name to the Oldowan, nowadays considered as the earliest human technology. Olduvai is also one of the first sites in Africa where the earliest Acheulean was first discovered, and where the traditional view of the Oldowan-Acheulean transition was established.
The disappearance of the earliest human culture, the Oldowan, and its substitution by a new technology, the Acheulean, is one of the main topics in modern Paleoanthropology. The Olduvai Geochronology and Archaeology Project (OGAP) bring together an international team of archaeologists and geologists, whose main goal is to study the mechanisms that led to the origins of the Acheulean in Olduvai Gorge.
Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area is in northern Tanzania. It’s home to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and “big 5” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino). Huge herds of wildebeests and zebras traverse its plains during their annual migration.
Livestock belonging to the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe graze alongside wild animals. Hominin fossils found in the Olduvai Gorge date back millions of years.
When undertaking a Tanzania luxury safari, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a must. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located to the west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania.
To the northwest it adjoins Serengeti National Park and to the south and west are volcanic highlands that include Ngorongoro Crater. Southern and eastern borders run along the Great Rift Valley.
The conservation area was originally part of Serengeti National Park when it was established by the British in 1951. However, after repeated conflicts between the Maasai who lived there and park authorities, the Maasai were evicted to the newly created Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 1959.
The area was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1979 because it provided protection for wildlife while allowing human habitation, which was unique in Tanzania.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is a protected area in Tanzania’s Arusha and Manyara Regions. It is situated between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley. It is administered by the Tanzania National Parks Authority. It covers an area of 325 km2 (125 sq mi) including about 230 km2 (89 sq mi) lake surface.
Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect.
The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. Large herds of buffalo, cheetah, Masai giraffe and impala roam the lake shores and the forested valley slopes.
A Lake Manyara safari is a fascinating experience, as the park also features a ground-water forest, acacia tortilis woodland and hot springs called Maji Moto. Troops of several hundred olive baboon appear alongside Sykes monkey and short-eared galago. Cape clawless otter, Egyptian mongoose, hippo and klipspringer are other park residents.
What to See in Lake Manyara on Tanzania Luxury Safari
The game in Lake Manyara includes plenty of elephants, wildebeests along with so many giraffes, and buffaloes. In addition, the park is also very famous for its large number of zebras, impalas, warthogs and waterbucks. On the slopes of the escarpment, you may need to search a little hard for the tinny and renowned shy kirk’s dik dik and klipspringer.
The road circuit for game drives is limited and can be covered in about 3 to 4 hours where you can see the animals that are always on the move. It is therefore worth to revisit while on Tanzania luxury safari. Most safari companies organize for afternoon visits but taking a morning one is far much better as there are fewer other vehicles yet with more wildlife activity.
Among the lions living in Lake Manyara is a healthy population of the unique tree climbing lions. The large number of birds found in Lake Manyara National Parks differs basing on one habitat to another. Often; you will be able to see huge flocks of pelicans and pink flamingoes on the lake, while close to the park borders and floodplains you will enjoys views of many egrets, stilts erons, spoonbills, stalks and other waders.
The woodlands equally will reward you with great bird views while on Tanzania luxury safari, thanks to the so much water around. But the more interesting species will be viewed in the evergreen forests; for example, crowned eagles, crested guinea fowl and the silvery cheeked hornbills.
Tanzania Luxury Safari Accommodation
The Tanzania luxury safari makes use of luxury 5 star accommodation in the various parks you will visit. They include:
Serengeti Serena Lodge
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is an award-winning gem of a hotel in one of the most beautiful settings in Tanzania. This Tanzania luxury safari lodge is seamlessly blended high into an acacia-lined ridge. The African-style lodge has an infinity pool offer panoramic views across the Serengeti’s vast, endless grasslands. These are the plains where lions and cheetahs stalk their prey and massive migrating wildebeest herds darken the landscape in a relentless search for fresh grazing grounds.
Here on your Tanzania luxury safari you will savour the ancient stillness and serenity of one of the most magnificent destinations on earth. Discover the warmth and coziness of stone-built, traditionally thatched “rondavel” lodging. Dine under an indigo blanket of stars and enjoy unforgettable adventures and experiences ranging from private safaris and day trips to the prehistoric Ngorongoro Crater to Swahili lessons, guided nature walks and massage treatments.
Take pleasure in a Tanzania luxury safari destination where time seemingly stands still and your room remains at the threshold of undisturbed, untamed Africa.
Accommodation at Serengeti Serena Lodge
In keeping with the lodges commitment to preserving the essence of the surroundings, Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge has been designed to blend seamlessly into the landscape of acacia groves and sparkling streams. Our 65 guest rooms and one suite are housed in clusters of traditional domed “rondavels” arranged around the lodge’s stunning infinity pool.
It is set high on a hill with the rolling plains below forming a natural amphitheatre, your room offers a ringside seat for the greatest show on earth, the annual migration of the wildebeest. Sweeping views, traditional stone-built and thatched architecture and private balconies immerse you in the stunning beauty and solitude of Serengeti National Park like no other accommodation can.
The rooms are decorated in warm earth tones punctuated by pops of brightly colored fabrics and ornate Makonde carvings on the walls, all rooms feature their own private entrance, hand-made wood furniture, spacious bedrooms and natural stone bathrooms. Amenities like complimentary wireless Internet and 24-hour room service along with personalized touches like standing/table fans and comfortable robes enhance the guest experience.
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Tanzania’s prehistoric Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Eighth Wonder of the World, has yawned heavenward for millennia. Deep within its immense walls is a breath-taking blue-green landscape dotted with plains, lakes and forests; an eerie, otherworldly “land that time forgot” thick with massive bull elephants, rhinos, wildebeests and the highest concentration of lions in Africa.
Nestled high above the plains into the Crater’s jagged rim, cloaked in river stone and indigenous vines, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is barely visible to the naked eye. Framed by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its torch-lit walls are adorned with stylized cave paintings. At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Rooms are looped around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock-enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below.
The Ngorongoro hotel lodge is a place that feels as ancient as the Crater itself, yet no modern comfort has been spared in an effort to bring you the best safari adventure in Africa and one of the most unique travel experiences in the world. Explore the Cradle of Mankind at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.
Accommodation at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
The 74 guest rooms and one suite at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge blend the almost indescribable beauty and magnitude of the Ngorongoro Crater with unparalleled standards for comfort and service. Clinging to the Crater rim beneath river stone and a cloak of native vines, the accommodation is so seamlessly entwined with the landscape; guests can’t help but feel as one with the natural surroundings. With a private stone balcony opening onto the blue-green vastness of the Crater floor below, it’s like you’re living alone in the “cradle of mankind.”
Interiors feature brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, wildwood mirrors, Maasai carvings and stylized cave paintings. The guest experience is enhanced with modern comforts like complimentary wireless Internet and 24-hour room service.