Join us on an unforgettable 4-day Tanzanian Safari from Zanzibar, offering a splendid exploration of two of Tanzania’s most renowned wildlife havens: the legendary Serengeti National Park, celebrated for the awe-inspiring wildebeest migration and the charismatic big cats, and the Ngorongoro Crater, a compact yet densely populated wildlife sanctuary boasting the illustrious Big 5.

4 Days safari from Zanzibar at a glance

Day 1 – Fly from Zanzibar to Serengeti National Park
Day 2 – Full-day safari in Serengeti National Park
Day 3 – Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater for safari
Day 4 – Lake Manyara National Park. Transfer to Arusha Airport for a flight back to Zanzibar.

4 days Tanzania Safari from Zanzibar – How to get there?

Given the considerable distance between Zanzibar and the expansive Serengeti, air travel is the most efficient means to do reach the Serengeti at the beginning of this remarkable journey. Our dedicated team ensures a seamless and stress-free experience by organizing your flight arrangements and facilitating an expedition that prioritizes your comfort and convenience. The safari concludes in Arusha, with a return flight from Arusha to Zanzibar. Alternatively, should you prefer to conclude your tour in Arusha, with a departure from Kilimanjaro International Airport, we can adjust the itinerary by subtracting the flight cost and providing transportation to Arusha Kilimanjaro Airport—simply consult with our seasoned safari experts for this personalized adjustment.

Highlights of the 4-day safari from Zanzibar

Serengeti National Park: The Great Wildebeest Migration and Big Cats Realm

Serengeti, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is renowned for hosting the breathtaking Great Wildebeest Migration. The expansive plains become a stage for millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores as they traverse the ecosystem in search of fresh grazing. This park is also a haven for big cats, offering incredible opportunities to witness lions, leopards, and cheetahs in their natural habitat.

Ngorongoro Crater: A Natural Amphitheater of Wildlife Diversity

Often referred to as the “Eden of Africa,” the Ngorongoro Crater is a unique geological marvel and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Within the caldera’s confines, an astonishing array of wildlife thrives. Encounter the Big 5 – lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos – against the backdrop of the crater walls. The compact area ensures an intense concentration of diverse species.

Lake Manyara National Park: Scenic Beauty and Tree-Climbing Lions

Lake Manyara, a small but captivating park, is renowned for its scenic beauty and diverse habitats. The alkaline lake is a haven for flamingos and other aquatic birds. The park is home to the elusive tree-climbing lions, a unique spectacle. Enjoy game drives through lush forests and open grasslands, encountering a variety of wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, and hippos.

4 days Tanzania Safari from Zanzibar – where to stay?

Experience a blend of comfort and rustic charm with accommodation choices ranging from midrange lodges to tented camps in Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, ensuring an economical yet enriching safari encounter. However, should you desire an elevated stay, possibilities abound for upgraded experiences—from upper midrange to standard luxury and deluxe to top-market/high-end lodgings. Tailoring the tour to meet your specific preferences, ideas, and budget is our commitment, as this is a private tour designed to suit your individual needs.

4 days Safari from Zanzibar – can I start from Dar es Salaam?

Absolutely! For those arriving at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, this 4-day package accommodates such preferences, offering flexibility in crafting itineraries that commence and conclude in Dar es Salaam.

Recommended time to book this 4-day safari from Zanzibar

To ensure a flawless and personalized adventure, early booking is recommended, especially during peak seasons when securing accommodations becomes paramount. We welcome last-minute bookings as well, but with a note of flexibility, considering alternative accommodation in cases where availability is limited at the time of booking. Your journey into the heart of Tanzanian wildlife promises an unforgettable experience, rich in diversity and natural wonders.

4 Days Tanzania Safari from Zanzibar itinerary

Day 01

Fly Zanzibar to Serengeti National Park

Begin your journey by arranging your own transfer or letting Safari Desire organize a seamless transfer to Zanzibar Airport. Catch the morning flight departing at 07:45 hrs to the iconic Serengeti National Park in Northern Tanzania. Upon arrival around 10:45 hs, our expert safari guide will welcome you at the airstrip, initiating your adventure with an immediate game drive through the wildlife-rich Seronera River valley in the heart of Central Serengeti.

Anticipate thrilling encounters with a diverse array of wildlife, including lions, leopards, zebras, buffaloes, topis, and gazelles. Depending on the wildebeests’ location, your guide will lead you to witness the majestic herds, providing insights into the best vantage points.

Enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the Serengeti’s breathtaking landscapes, followed by afternoon game drives exploring the vast plains until dusk. As evening falls, retire to the Tukaone Serengeti Camp or a similar camp for relaxation, a delightful campfire dinner, and a restful overnight stay. Your day is complemented with a satisfying lunch box and dinner. Immerse yourself in the magic of the Serengeti, where every moment is a captivating wildlife spectacle.

Day 02

Full day at the Serengeti National Park

On the second day of your safari adventure at the Serengeti National Park, early morning game drives await those who rise with the sun. Coordinate with our guide the night before to embark on a sunrise game drive, providing a prime opportunity to encounter rare nocturnal species and observe the early activities of diurnal animals. This time of day offers a unique chance to witness animals up close, as many gather along roadsides to avoid the morning dew.

Following a satisfying breakfast at your camp or lodge, you’ll dedicate the entire day to exploring the wonders of the Serengeti National Park. Alternatively, you have the option to participate in morning and sunset game drives, punctuated by a midday break for lunch and relaxation at your chosen lodge or camp.

The term “Serengeti” originates from the Maasai word ‘Siringit,’ translating to ‘plains without end.’ True to its name, the Serengeti unfolds vast stretches of the African savannah, offering unparalleled views of the diverse array of animals and birds it houses. Beyond being home to over 1.5 million wildebeests, the Serengeti boasts a rich population of other remarkable species, including lions, cheetahs, elephants, elusive leopards, zebras, elands, topis, warthogs, impalas, and many more. Your second night unfolds at Tukaone Serengeti Camp or a similar camp, ensuring another immersive experience amid the captivating landscapes of this iconic national park. All meals included.

Day 03

Ngorongoro Crater tour

On the third day of your enchanting safari, your morning begins with an early breakfast at your camp or lodge in the Serengeti. Following this, you’ll check out and embark on a journey out of the Serengeti National Park through the Naabi Hill Gate, heading towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

By mid-morning, you’ll arrive at the Crater’s View Point, where you’ll register and descend to the Crater floor. Here, you’ll spend the day engaged in exhilarating game drives guided by one of Tanzania’s finest professional safari guides. The Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world, stands as a “must-visit” destination on every wildlife enthusiast’s bucket list. This natural haven boasts the highest concentration of wild animals in the world.

Recognized as a ‘UNESCO World Heritage’ site and a biosphere Reserve, the Ngorongoro Crater continually captivates every visitor. On a fortunate day, witnessing the Big 5 on the crater floor in a single day is a distinct possibility. After an immensely satisfying day of game drives in Ngorongoro, you’ll journey back up the Crater rim and drive to a delightful lodge in the Karatu area, just outside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you’ll relish a delectable dinner and spend the night. Your accommodation for the night is at Pamoja Olea Farm Lodge or a similar lodge, with all meals included.

Day 04

Lake Manyara – Arusha – Zanzibar

On the fourth and final day of your captivating journey, you’ll rise early to savor a delightful breakfast or, if preferred, depart from the lodge with a packed breakfast. The day’s adventure takes you to the picturesque floor of the Great Rift Valley, where you’ll register to enter the Lake Manyara National Park.

The Masai term “Manyara,” which translates to the euphorbia tirucalli tree species, reflects the iconic nomadic Maasai tribe’s use of these trees for creating protective hedges around their homesteads and cattle. The park is adorned with these trees, but what truly distinguishes it is the legendary tree-climbing lions, often spotted enjoying an afternoon nap on the branches of acacia trees. Among the park’s other inhabitants are Thompson gazelles, zebras, impalas, giraffes, buffaloes, and impalas.

As you enter this lush green sanctuary, you’ll encounter an underground water forest, serving as an ideal habitat for baboons, blue monkeys, bushbucks, and sizable elephant herds seeking shelter from the afternoon sun while indulging in green branches, twigs, and herbs. At the Hippo pools and Lake Manyara itself, you’ll have the opportunity to observe hippos and aquatic birds, including vibrant flamingos, pelicans, Egyptian geese, cormorants, and more.

Your game drives will extend until mid-day, offering a fulfilling experience of wildlife viewing. Following this, your guide will drive you to the bustling town of Arusha, where you’ll be dropped off at Arusha Airport an hour before your departure time. Your flight is scheduled for 15:45 Hrs. Enjoy a packed lunch and dinner, marking the conclusion of this remarkable 4-day Tanzania safari from Zanzibar.

The culmination of this enchanting 4-day Tanzanian safari from Zanzibar brings you back to where it all began—the serene beauty of the Serengeti National Park and the awe-inspiring wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Please note that we’re more than happy to arrange your seamless airport transfers in Zanzibar; just inform us of your accommodation details, and the transfer cost will be determined by the location of your Zanzibar hotel.

Included in this package is a return domestic flight, ensuring a convenient and efficient journey. If your preference is to conclude the tour at Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport, kindly provide us with this information, and we’ll tailor the tour accordingly.

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4 Days Tanzania Safari from Zanzibar

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