About the tour
Embark on an unforgettable 4-day adventure with ZAFS Tours, exploring the natural wonders of Tanzania’s most iconic wildlife destinations. Your safari journey begins with your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), where our friendly team will greet you and ensure a smooth transfer to your comfortable accommodation in Arusha. Enjoy a restful night, preparing for the thrilling days ahead.
Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Africa’s most spectacular natural wonders. The crater is a caldera formed by the collapse of a volcano, and it’s often referred to as the “Garden of Eden” due to its lush landscapes and high wildlife density. Visitors can see the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) along with numerous other species like hyenas, and hippos. Game drives into the crater provide an opportunity to witness this unique ecosystem up close.
Serengeti National Park is synonymous with the Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest and zebras traverse the vast plains in search of water and fresh grazing. It’s one of the most iconic safari destinations in Africa. Apart from the migration, Serengeti offers year-round wildlife viewing, including predators like lions, cheetahs, and leopards. Hot air balloon safaris are also popular here, providing a bird’s-eye view of the sprawling landscapes and herds below.
Central Serengeti (Seronera): Seronera plains in the central Serengeti is a year-round wildlife haven. It’s known for its resident big cats, including prides of lions and leopards. The area offers excellent game viewing opportunities with rolling plains and kopjes (rocky outcrops) that are favorite resting spots for lions.
Balloon Safari (Optional): A hot air balloon safari in the Serengeti is a magical way to experience the park’s vast landscapes and wildlife from above. It offers a serene and panoramic view of the savannah, with a chance to spot animals from the air. The experience usually includes a champagne breakfast upon landing, making it a luxurious adventure.
- See the 'Big Five' at the Ngorongoro Crater
- Hot air balloon safaris are also popular here, providing a bird's-eye view of the sprawling landscapes and herds below.
- In the right season, witness The Great Migration on the plains of Serengeti
Your safari adventure begins as you touch down at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Our team will be there to warmly welcome you and ensure a hassle-free transfer to your comfortable accommodation in Arusha, where you can unwind and prepare for the exciting journey ahead.
Your safari adventure kicks off as we depart Arusha and head towards the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. Along the way, soak in the stunning landscapes of Tanzania, from lush greenery to vast plains. Upon arriving in the Central Serengeti, you’ll be greeted by the park’s abundant wildlife and iconic savannah scenery. Enjoy an enchanting evening in the heart of the Serengeti as you settle into your comfortable overnight accommodation.
Today is devoted to exploring the wonders of Central Serengeti. Rise with the sun for a full day of thrilling game drives. Witness the incredible diversity of wildlife that calls this region home, including the Big Five – lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos. Keep your camera ready to capture unforgettable moments in this wildlife paradise. As the day draws to a close, return to your cozy accommodation in Central Serengeti, where the sounds of the wilderness will lull you to sleep.
Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.
Bid farewell to the Serengeti as we embark on a journey to the Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the “African Eden.” Descend into the crater’s lush caldera, home to an astounding variety of wildlife, from grazing herds to elusive predators. Marvel at the unique ecosystem of the crater, where natural beauty and wildlife flourish in harmony. Later in the evening, we’ll transfer you back to Arusha, where you’ll spend your final night, reminiscing about the extraordinary experiences of the past three days. Your safari adventure concludes with a comfortable night’s rest in Arusha before your departure the following day.
With load of memories to cherish, this is the time to say goodbye to Tanzania. On your departure day, we’ll pick you up from the hotel and escort you to Kilimanjaro International Airport, where you’ll catch your flight back home.
Note: Hotel check-out is at 10:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, you have the option to extend your hotel stay till 6:00 PM for an extra fee.
Includes & Excludes
This Trip Cost Includes:
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- 2 nights' hotel accommodation, before & after safari on bed and breakfast basis
- 3 nights’ full board accommodation whilst on safari
- Exclusive use of 4*4 safari jeep, with pop-up roof and wide windows
- Professional English speaking driver guide
- All Park fees and Crater fees
- Complimentary lunch on day 1
- Game drives as indicated in the itinerary
- Bottled mineral water while on game drives
The Trip Cost Excludes
- Drinks of choice on the Itinerary
- Extra excursions / services available at safari lodges
- Items of a personal nature, such as laundry, phone calls & snacks
- Deviation from the safari itinerary provided
- Maasai Boma visit - USD 100 per vehicle
- Balloon Safari – USD 570 per person
- Tips to your safari guide ( $25 per vehicle per day)