Serengeti lions
Lion and her cub in the Serengeti
Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge pool
The pool at Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge
Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge tents
The tents at Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge
Melia Serengeti Lodge pool
The pool at Melia Serengeti Lodge
Melia Serengeti Lodge panoramic room
Panoramic Room at Melia Serengeti Lodge
Melia Ngorongoro Lodge king room
King Room at Melia Ngorongoro Lodge
Melia Ngorongoro Lodge restaurant
The restaurant at Melia Ngorongoro Lodge

Highlights of Tanzania 4x4 Safari

Full Board 8 nights from £5,399 per person


This extensive road safari explores the best game viewing areas in Northern Tanzania. Starting and ending in Kilimanjaro or Arusha, you will visit Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. With two or three nights in each area, you have plenty of time to fully enjoy the fantastic game-drives and superior accommodation on this trip.

With the added benefit of drinks being included at all the Melia Lodges (wine, local beer, soft drinks) and a flight from the Serengeti back to Arusha, this safari gives you that extra comfort over many similar itineraries.

The safari starts on a Sunday and is in a 4x4 purpose-built safari vehicle taking up to seven people on each journey, so you’re guaranteed excellent comfort and views.

This safari can be booked on a private basis.

Important Luggage Restriction: Soft Sided Bags only max weight 15kg.  Larger bags for your onward journey to a beach location can be stored in Arusha for a small fee



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  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
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Day 1

On arrival in Kilimanjaro, you will be met at the airport and transported to your overnight stay in Arusha about an hours drive away (50km). Check in and relax for the remainder of the day. No meals are included this evening.

Overnight: Gran Melia Arusha Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

Day 2

After breakfast, your safari adventure begins immediately. You will journey through the countryside for around two hours, 125km, getting to see some of the landscapes and to start to immerse yourself in the Tanzanian culture.  On arrival at the Tarangire National Park, head through the park to your lodge taking in your first safari experience.  Enjoy lunch and a relaxed afternoon before heading out into the park for your evening game drive. Return at dusk to freshen up and enjoy your evening dinner.

Overnight: Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge, Full Board with drinks

Day 3

Enjoy morning and evening game drives in the park today.

Tarangire is a hidden gem, often overlooked on shorter safaris. This is a super game viewing area brimming with wildlife and a much quieter experience than some of the main game viewing areas. You will be able to explore the park looking for Lions and possibly the elusive Leopards which seeing the impressive herds of Zebra and Giraffe towering above the bushes.

Overnight: Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge, Full Board with drinks

Day 4

After breakfast and check out, you will be on the road early today.  It is time to head to the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. Your journey time is around three hours,150 km. You will stop on route for a nice lunch in the Lake Manyara area.

Arriving early afternoon, you will have time to relax and enjoy the views of the Ngorongoro Crater before dinner.

Overnight: Melia Ngorongoro Lodge, Full Board with drinks

Day 5

A very early start today as you will drive to the crater rim and descend into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to 30,000 animals.This makes it one of the most unique and densely populated wildlife areas in the world.  You will be able to see the resident Lions and the huge bull elephants that dominate this landscape amongst many other species.

To make the most of your day, you will take a pic-nic lunch with you that you will have on the craters floor in a nice spot by one of the lakes.

As the sun starts to set, you will make your way back up to the top of the crater and back to your lodge for your evening meal and reflect on the wonderful sites you have seen.

Overnight: Melia Ngorongoro Lodge, Full Board with drinks

Day 6

After breakfast you will set off on your journey to the Serengeti. Your journey time is only around two and a half hours,125km. However, most of this journey will be within the park so no doubt your driver will spot some exciting game on route allowing your viewing time.

You will arrive in time to check in and have a relaxing lunch.  Head out for an afternoon game drive and your first full experience of the Serengeti.

Overnight: Melia Serengeti Lodge, Full Board with drinks

Day 7

You will have a choice of activities today.  Either option involve an early start to catch the best game viewing of the day.

You can either take an early breakfast and a Gamedrive with your driver and start to explore the wonders of the Serengeti, or optionally (extra costs – ask for details) you can take a balloon safari which leaves very early and then experience a bush breakfast on landing.  This is a truly amazing experience and we highly recommend it

After either option, you will return to the lodge for lunch.

You will have a later afternoon game drive to explore new areas of the Serengeti.  The Serengeti is well known for its extensive wildlife so you will be able to track and see Lions, Elephant, Rhinoceros, Giraffe and your driver will try his best to spot Cheetah and Leopard for you which is a very exciting experience.

Overnight: Melia Serengeti Lodge, Full Board with drinks

Day 8

You will take a morning and evening game drive to explore areas of the Serengeti you have not managed to see yet and seek any wildlife you would like to see again or have not managed to see yet.  All meals will be at the lodge.

Overnight: Melia Serengeti Lodge, Full Board with drinks

Day 9

Enjoy breakfast and one last chance to see the wonderful game in the Serengeti on route to the airstrip for your short one hour flight back to Arusha.  One last lunch will be provided at a local restaurant in Arusha before you are transferred either to Arusha airport or Kilimanjaro Airport for your return flight home or onward journey.

We highly recommend adding one of our Zanzibar hotels to the end of this safari making a very relaxing beach stay at the end of a busy safari.

  • Eight-nights’ accommodation as detailed above
  • Full board including drinks (excluding Arusha hotel)
  • Game drives in a 4X4 purpose built safari vehicle
  • All game park entry fees
  • English speaking driver / guide
  • Flight from Serengeti to Arusha
  • Filtered water provided in the safari vehicles. **Travellers must bring their own reusable water bottle that can be refilled in the vehicle during the safari


Karen Andrews
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