Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara Safari – 4 Days

4 Days Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania Safari Overview

This Ngorongoro Crater & Manyara Safari takes you on a 4-day journey exploring two of the best wildlife destinations in Tanzania.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with diverse wildlife and the world’s largest dormant caldera. On the other hand, Lake Manyara is well known for its diversity of wildlife including the tree-climbing lions.

On this 4 Days Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania Safari, you will enjoy breathtaking landscapes and see many animals including lions, leopards, lions, elephants, buffalos, wildebeest, rhinos, and much more.

Take a look at the detailed 4 Days Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania Safari to get a better feel of how such a safari would work for you. Keep in mind that all our safari packages are customizable and our team of experts will gladly help you personalize any safari to your specific needs.

Detailed 4 Days Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania Safari

Here is the full day-by-day itinerary for this 4 Days Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania Safari

Day 1: Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Our 4 Days Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania Safari driver/guide will meet you at your hotel or pick-up point in Arusha in the morning. The driver/guide will brief you about the safari and then drive you to Ngorongoro.

This drive across the Ardai Plains and via the scenic areas of Karatu and the village of “Mto wa Mbu” leads you up the Western Wall of the Rift Valley and onto Ngorongoro. Proceed to your lodge for lunch, afternoon, and evening at leisure.


Day 2:Ngorongoro Crater Tour

After breakfast, board your vehicle and descend the down walls of the world’s largest caldera with packed lunch for a half day of game and sightseeing on the crater floor.

This area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the crater has global importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of globally threatened species, the density of wildlife inhabiting the area, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, and other animals into the northern plains.

Extensive archaeological research has also yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution and human-environment dynamics, including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years. Here you have a chance to spot Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Hippos, Cheetahs, Hyenas, and several antelope and bird species. Ascend to your lodge in the early afternoon for dinner and an overnight stay.

  • Accommodation: Acacia Farm Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:Drive to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, depart for the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area for Lake Manyara safari. Arrive at your lodge for check-in, then lunch will be served.

You will enjoy an afternoon game drive at the nearby Lake Manyara National Park until 1800 hrs. Lake Manyara National Park is situated spectacularly between the Great Rift Valley Escarpment and Lake Manyara.

The most famous spectacle is the tree-climbing lions, which are occasionally seen along
branches of Acacia trees. Lake Manyara National Park is also known for the flamingos that inhabit the lake.

During the wet season, they inhabit the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands but they are not so present during the dry season. More than 400 species of birds inhabit the park and many remain throughout the year.


Day 4:Departure

After breakfast, check out and drive back to Arusha where optional lunch will be served at a restaurant followed by a transfer to either your hotel or the Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch


Price per person (USD)

Here is the cost per person depending on the group size.
 2 Pax  4 Pax  6 Pax
2070 1720 1600

  • Trip Duration: 4 days, 3 nights.
  • Starting Point: Arusha, Tanzania.

Note: A 30% booking is due upon booking, with the balance cleared 1 month before the trip starts.

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The price of this tour includes the following items
  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour.
  • English-speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.


The price of this tour does not include the following items
  • International airfares.
  • Entry visa to Uganda.
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • Personal insurance (medical/travel)
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature.(e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities.)