Beautiful cheetah in Serengeti National Park
Beautiful cheetah in Serengeti National Park
Lion in Serengeti National Park and an elephant herd in Tarangire National Park
Lion in Serengeti National Park and an elephant herd in Tarangire National Park
The stunning Ngorongoro Crater
The stunning Ngorongoro Crater
Enjoy a stay at Tloma Lodge
Enjoy a stay at Tloma Lodge

Tanzania Simba 4x4 Safari

Full Board 7 nights from £2,949 per person Including Flights


This classic seven-night safari has you exploring the most famous game areas in the northern region of Tanzania, visiting the famous Serengeti National Park as well as the iconic Ngorongoro Crater. This safari is carefully designed to allow maximum quality game viewing time possible within the economies of a driving rather than a flying safari. Operating every week, starting and finishing in Arusha, this is an easy itinerary to combine with a beach stay in Zanzibar. For those wanting a longer safari exploration, including a safari in Kenya, we recommend adding our six-night Kenya Classic 4x4 Safari.

The safari starts on a Saturday (with Friday available for the upgraded option), and you’ll stay at three game locations: Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater. The 4x4 purpose-built safari vehicle takes up to seven people on each journey, so you’re guaranteed excellent views.

This safari is available 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
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

You will be greeted from your flight at Kilimanjaro airport and transferred to your Arusha hotel for the night. This journey is 50km taking around an hour.  Most flights arrive quite late so it is the perfect start to have a drink and snacks in the bar before getting an essential good night’s rest before your safari adventure commences early the next day. 

No meals are included on this first day.

Overnight: Ilboru Safari Lodge, Arusha (until 30 May 2024) / Forest Hill Lodge from 31 May 2024), Bed & Breakfast

Day 2

You will have a leisurely start this morning.  You will receive a briefing on your safari after breakfast and have the morning at leisure and lunch at the hotel. After lunch set off to Lake Burunge on the edge of Tarangire – journey time is 2.5 hours, 135km.

Enjoy the views out towards the lake and your evening meal at the camp.

All meals included.

Overnight Lake Burunge Tented Camp, Tarangire, Full Board

Day 3

Enjoy a full breakfast before setting off very early for your morning game drive into Tarangire National Park. This lesser-known park is full of wildlife and will get your game driving off to a great start in search of big cats and the elephant herds.

Lunch will be back at camp.  After lunch head back into the northern section of the park for an afternoon drive before leaving the park and heading onto Lake Manyara. This area is 50km away so around an hour from the park.

Enjoy the late afternoon vistas before enjoying your dinner later in the evening.

All meals included.

Overnight Manyara Lake View Oasis, Lake Manyara, Full Board

Day 4

After breakfast, take a short game drive around the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park, followed by lunch back at the camp before its time to move on again.

Your journey to the camp in the centre of the Serengeti is 200km, taking around four hours.  However, the last 50km is through the Serengeti ecosystem.  Your excitement will build as you approach this magnificent ecosystem.  You are highly likely to see wildlife on route and as your drive turns into a part game drive it is likely to take longer to get to camp depending on your sightings.

Your leisure time before dinner will depend on your arrival time and the animal sightings on route.

All meals included.

Overnight Kati Kati Camp, Serengeti National Park, Full Board

Day 5

You will have plenty of time to see incredible wildlife in the Serengeti today as you will have both morning and afternoon game drives. 

All meals included.

Overnight Kati Kati Camp, Serengeti National Park, Full Board

Day 6

After breakfast, it is time to leave the Serengeti.  Enjoy game viewing on your first 50km again as you head back out of the National Park the same way you entered. Your total journey to the Ngorongoro Crater is 130km taking 2.5 hours, plus any stop time to view game at the start of your journey.  You will have a picnic on route and arrive at your lodge in time for dinner.

All meals included.

Overnight Tloma Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater, Full Board

Day 7

After an early breakfast, you have a real treat in store.  Descent 600 meters into the crater and spend the entire day exploring the crater base with its lakes, swamps, forest and grasslands to view the hugely diverse range of wildlife that resides here.  You will have a picnic lunch again today to maximise your time in the crater.

Return to your lodge for your evening meal and time to chat to the other guests about all your experiences on this wonderful safari.

All meals included.

Overnight Tloma Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater, Full Board

Day 8

After breakfast, it’s time to end your safari and head back to Arusha for your return home, or onwards journey to a beach for some well-deserved relaxation.  Enjoy the stunning scenery as you drive the 200km back to Arusha taking around four hours.  Lunch is provided and you will transfer onto Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha airport for the next steps in your journey depending on where you are heading to next.

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We highly recommend considering upgrading this safari if you are seeking more comfortable accommodation within this itinerary.  All accommodation is upgraded to Serena hotels and lodges except in Tarangire where a Sopa Lodge is used.  In low season supplements are as low as £100pp but this does range up to £900pp in peak season – so please check with our safari travel advisors.

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  • Seven-nights’ accommodation as detailed above
  • Full board (excluding Arusha hotel)
  • Game drives in a 4X4 purpose-built safari vehicle
  • All game park entry fees
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • 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


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