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4 Days Safari | Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro National Parks

Our 4-day safari tour takes you north, to the jewel of Tanzania. Here you will find a large number of national parks and nature reserves.

You will have the unique opportunity to visit Lake Manyara with its fantastic bird life, the Tarangire National Park with the greatest density of elephants and the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, which is, both a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site and a World Heritage Site.  A safari through these parks offers incomparable wildlife viewing. Immerse yourself in the natural way of life of the wild animals and experience the deep beauty in it.

Tanzania has enough attractions to make it an unforgettable vacation destination for you!

We also offer tours to the highest point in Africa (Kilimanjaro) as well as various trekking tours and beach holidays that will make you visit this wonderful country at least a second time.

Trip Details

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha – Briefing and visit to the art gallery and welcome dinner – 53km and 1 hr. drive
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, one of our drivers will pick you up and drive you to your hotel in Arusha. In the afternoon there will be a short briefing about your trip. Depends on your arrival time, at noon you will be picked up and driven to the unique cultural centre, ‘Cultural Heritage Gallery’ on the outskirts of Arusha. The variety of sculptures, masks, furniture, drawings and photos from all parts of Africa on display here is extremely impressive and worth visiting. In the evening you will be invited to a welcome dinner. Overnight at Hotel Ilboru Safari Lodge oder similar (D).

Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park – 125 km and 2,5 hrs drive
In the early morning after breakfast, you will meet your private safari guide, who will also be your driver. You will be given a brief overview of your next destination (Lake Manyara National Park) and all the important details to keep in mind, as well as the expectations you can have for this adventure. Lake Manyara National Park is one of the smaller national parks in Tanzania, but it still offers beautiful landscapes and is home to an attractive number of wildlife. The lake itself is an alkaline lake and reaches a maximum depth of 3.7 m. This park is a real highlight for bird lovers, as over 400 species of birds live here. Other residents of the park include elephants, buffalo, hippos, baboons, waterbuck, impalas, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeests. The park has large numbers of leopards, but sightings are rare due to the thick vegetation. With a bit of luck, you can take a look at the famous “tree lions” that climb trees to spend the day lazing there. In the afternoon you will be driven directly to your accommodation in Karatu. Overnight at Eileen’s Trees Inn or similar (B|L|D).

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater – 51km and 1,5 hrs drive
In the early morning after breakfast, you will be picked up by your private safari guide and drive directly to the gate of the Ngorongoro Nature Reserve and to the almost 600 m deep crater. The caldera has a diameter of up to 19 km and an area of ​​264 km². Its heavily forested edge rises 610 meters above the bottom of the caldera at a height of up to 2,286 meters. The Ngorongoro Crater and the surrounding highlands together form one of the most beautiful regions in Africa. The volcanic crater forms a breathtaking backdrop to some of the most fertile and richest pastures in Africa. The bottom surface of the caldera consists mainly of open grassland. It is home to a wide variety of animals including elephants, black rhinos, leopards, buffalo, zebras, warthogs, wildebeests, Grant and Thomson’s gazelles, and the densest lion population in the world. After an extensive game viewing you will receive your lunch (lunch box) at an idyllic picnic area. After more exciting hours in the park, you will be driven back to the hotel. Overnight at Eileen’s Trees Inn or similar (B|L|D).

Day 4: Tarangire National Park to Arusha – 135km and 2.5 hrs. drive
After breakfast you will be driven to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is a bit off the main safari route and is a beautiful, quiet park in northern Tanzania, which extends over an area of ​​approx. 2,600 km². It is famous for its elephant walks, bird watching and pristine safari atmosphere. With the exception of the endangered black rhinoceros, Tarangire National Park is home to all of Tanzania’s major animals – from the tiny dik-dik to the towering African elephants and giraffes that attract visitors from all over the world. In addition to these popular animal species, the park is home to three endangered animals that cannot be found anywhere else in the country: the fringed oryx with its graceful horns, the towering greater kudu and the tiny Ashy starling. In the afternoon you will be driven to Arusha where your safari adventure with geoDiscovery Tours ends (B|L).

On request, we will be happy to book the first and last night of the trip and organize your transfer from and to the airport.

We reserve the right to make changes to the program due to special events, force majeure or weather reasons.

Legends: B = breakfast | L = lunch | D = dinner

This trekking tour can also be booked for individual travelers at an additional cost or for your group at any date.

Duration: 4 days
Costs: € 1.290 per person
Group size: min. 2 Persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of only two persons)
€ 100 for single room supplement

What’s included

  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • All transfers in Tanzania
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast in Arusha
  • Hotel overnight stays including 3 meals during the safari tour
  • Transport in a 4 × 4 safari vehicle (guaranteed window seat)
  • Professional, English-speaking safari guide
  • Mineral water on safari
  • All national park fees

Not included

  • All flights
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks other than water
  • Visa fees (US $ 50)
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travel insurance

Visa
To enter Tanzania, a passport that is valid for at least 6 months and a tourist visa are required. The visa for German citizens can be applied for three to four weeks before departure at the Tanzanian embassy (approx. 50 EUR plus postage). Alternatively, the visa is also available when entering Tanzania (50 USD, to be paid in cash on site). We recommend this option; it is less complicated and cheaper. An exit tax of USD 30 is required for international flights from Zanzibar (payable locally in cash).
These visa and passport regulations are valid for the EU countries and Switzerland. Other citizens would like to inquire at the respective country consulate.

Vaccinations
No compulsory vaccinations, in particular no yellow fever vaccination, are required for direct entry from Germany / Switzerland, Austria to the mainland of Tanzania and Zanzibar. This also applies when entering a yellow fever endemic area in transit; as long as the airport is not left during the stopover and the stay is less than 12 hours. However, you should be vaccinated against tetanus, hepatitis A, diphtheria and polio. Hepatitis B and typhoid vaccinations are recommended for long stays.
We recommend that you consult your doctor in good time. Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.

Insurance
A travel health insurance (with rescue costs) is essential for your own safety and a prerequisite for booking our trips. In the event of an accident in the mountains or on safari that requires a helicopter, the helicopter will not take off until full coverage of the costs has been clarified.
We strongly recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance. Flights at bargain prices in particular cannot usually be rebooked or cancelled free of charge. In Tanzania there could also be complications with the weather, your health, etc., which would force you to abandon your trip.
We asked ERGO Reiseversicherung to put together different service packages for you. You can book the right travel health insurance for you at https://www.reiseversicherung.de.

It should be noted that geoDiscovery Tours only recommends that its guests book travel insurance through ERGO and assumes no responsibility for the contractual content between the travel guest and the insurance provider. It is up to each guest to book their travel insurance through ERGO or another provider.

Standard of hotels and accommodations
In Tanzania, the hotels we have booked are good and correspond to mid-western standards. The sanitary facilities are clean and functional. The hotel kitchen is adapted to Western eating habits and the food is safe to enjoy. Sometimes there can be power cuts or sometimes no hot water is available. The hotel staff is generally very friendly and makes every effort to ensure the well-being of each guest. The hotels we have booked are as follows:

Arusha: Ilboru Safari Lodge, Mount Meru Hotel, Mount Meru Game Lodge, Rivertrees Country Inn, Arumeru River Lodge
Moshi/Kilimanjaro: Chanya Lodge, Weru Weru, Kaliwa Lodge, Salinero
Karatu: Eileen’s Trees Inn, Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, Endoro Lodge
Manyara: Lake Manyara Serena Hotel, Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Luxury Lodge
Ngorongoro: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Rhino Lodge
Serengeti: Embalakai Camps, Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge, Serengeti Serena Hotel, Lahia Tented Lodge, Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp, Four Seasons Serengeti, Melia Serengeti
Tarangire: Tarangire Safari Lodge, Tarangire Balloon Camp, Tarangire Simba Lodge, Maramboi Tented Lodge
Zanzibar: Maru Maru Hotel, Nungwi Dreams, MMelia Zanzibar, the Z hotel, Kendwa Rocks, Zanzibar Serena Hotel, Zanzibar Magic Boutique Hotel, Kholle House

Tour program
The travel program is optimally coordinated for all of the trips we recommend. However, it can happen that roads are closed or impassable without prior notice, that waiting times of several hours arise due to traffic jams or fuel shortages, that access to sites can be closed for various reasons, or other restrictions such as flight delays or even cancellations due to bad weather, strikes, Health of the participants, a pandemic or unfavourable conditions during trekking make the implementation of the travel program difficult or, in the worst case, impossible. However, our local guides are prepared for such situations and will endeavour to carry out all program points to your satisfaction. The inconvenience is usually limited. Nevertheless, it must be pointed out at this point that, for the reasons mentioned, program changes are possible at any time and are not the responsibility of the organizer. Any resulting costs are borne by the traveller. We ask for your understanding.

Flying in Tanzania
Domestic flights in Tanzania may be postponed for days due to limited airspace or weather conditions, or for technical or other reasons. Under these exceptional circumstances, our team will try – in cooperation with you – to relocate the tour to other regions or to organize road transport. The risk of delay and cancellation of these flights is borne by all participants.
In the event of a delay of several days, all participants are personally responsible for changing their flight home at least 48 hours in advance. We are of course happy to help you.

The domestic flights booked by us are:

  • Air Tanzania
  • Precision Air
  • Flightlink
  • Coastal Aviation
  • Auric air

Please note that our trips are not suitable for people with limited mobility.


Trip Details

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Holiday Type: Hotel accommodation
  • Best trekking period: Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr/May/Jun/Jul/Aug/Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Max Altitude: 2.500 m
  • Group size: Min. 2 persons (all the tour dates are guaranteed with a minimum group size of onl two persons)
  • Tour guide: English speaking, trained Tanzanian safari guide
  • Difficulty:
  • Fitness:
  • Price: 1.290,00 
  • Single room supplement: 100,00 €