4 Days 3 Nights Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater USD Camping

Day 0: Arrival in Arusha airport / Kilimanjaro Airport. 

  • Meet and greet upon arrival.
  • A free transfer to Arusha hotel will follow in good time.
  • Accommodation before the tour departs and after safari can be arranged for extra cost if you have not arranged. Kindly advice.

  • Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National park
    Non game-viewing travel time: 2½ hours
    Distance: 130 km
    Pick up from Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara national park.
    We arrive in time for lunch at the camp and after lunch do we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

    Dinner and overnight camp though extra accommodation upgrades are available (for a higher cost).
  • Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park
  • Accommodation: Budget campingBordering Lake Manyara NP without fences
  • Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Lake Manyara – Serengeti Plains
Non game-viewing travel time: 6 hours
Distance: 205 km

after breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species.
We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.

Dinner and overnight at the camp at the Seronera area though extra accommodation upgrades are available (for a higher price).

  • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation: Budget campingBordering Serengeti NP without fences
  • Meals & drinks: All meals includedDrinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro crater
Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 145 km
I do recommend an early morning sunrise game viewing in this park. There after late breakfast to follow at around 08:45 am.
We shall then extend another game viewing in Serengeti national park till 13:00 hrs, after lunch together with your guide exit the Serengeti for Ngorongoro Conservation national park for a night at the rim though at an extra cost if you both opt for olduvai gorge museum, then there will stopover at Olduvai Gorge boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here that the anthropologists Dr. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’ both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.
NB// I  do recommend this arrangement as it will give you much time in the crater on day 4 than if you descend into the crater right from Serengeti of which you will only have a few hours to closing time of the crater for the game viewing.
If you can sail in my boat then, you have a chance to explore the crater on day 4 early in the morning from 06:30 am till around 15:00hrs when the park will be closing.

Dinner and overnight the camp

  • Main destination: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Accommodation: Budget camping On the crater rim of Ngorongoro
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Ngorongoro crater – Arusha
Non game-viewing travel time: 3 hours
Distance: 190 km

Enjoy breakfast, we shall then today descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife supported by a year round water supply and fodder. The crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot.
Lunch will be served within the crater. Later in the afternoon we shall exit the park for a journey back to Arusha in good time for your next destination.
This will then mark the end of this breath taking tour with us here at Back Of Africa Adventure and thank you very much for your kind support.

  • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour.

    • Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost.
    • You'll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).

    Package Includes

    1. Hotel / Hostel Pickup
    2. All meals noted in the itinerary
    3. Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography.
    4. Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture.
    5. A minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
    6. Bottled mineral water during game drives
    7. Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
    8. All government taxes, levies, and fees
    9. Pick up and drop off transfers


    1. Domestic and international airfares and departures taxes
    2. Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
    3. Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
    4. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
    5. Laundry services
    6. Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary