4 days Budget Tour in Tanzania

a group of animals in the park

Tour overview

The safari starts in Arusha Tanzania and also ends in Arusha Tanzania. The tour includes visiting Lake Manyara National park, which is famous for the tree climbing lions that climb into the acacia canopy to run away from the biting insects. The park is also home to large herds of buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, hippos, elephants as well as the wildebeests. This park attracts many water birds including the king fisher’s, herons, storks, fish eagle and many more. The safari also takes you to the famous Ngorongoro crater which is also known for its populated and untouched wildlife species including the lions, leopards, zebras, and the elephants. You will get chance to see the crater basin that has hot water and the upper part covered by the volcano and the many flamingos. The tour lastly takes you to Serengeti national park which is famous for the annual migration of animals including 200000 zebras, 300000 Thomson’s gazelle as well as the wildebeest this national park also offers the best brilliant game viewing in whole of Africa.

Tour highlights

Day 1: Transfer from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

Day 2Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Day 3: From Serengeti to Ngorongoro national park

Day 4: Transfer to Arusha Town

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Transfer from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and the guide will provide you a short briefing about the whole safari. After, you will start your drive to Lake Manyara National Park, this small park stretches along way via the high rift valley escarpments which is occupied by the alkaline lake. Water birds gather around the lake and they are over 400 bird species found in this park. Its vegetation provides a good habitant too many animals like the monkeys, antelopes, giraffes, grassland elephants, which leave around the acacia trees. You will also get chance to view the Manyara lions around the trees. In the afternoon, leave Lake Manyara and head to booked lodge.

Accommodation Options

Budget: Olmasera tented camp/ Jambo camp

Day 2
Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Have breakfast in the morning and after start your drive from Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park. You will enjoy the endless open plains of this park as well as the stunning skies of the Serengeti. The park is famous for its annual migration of many zebras, wildebeest and many more. It’s a full four hour drive and you will get to enjoy a full day game drive as well as an evening game drive where you will view many animal species including; the lions, zebras, antelopes, hippos, elephants, warthogs as well as the wildebeests.

Accommodation options

Budget: Seronera Campsite

Day 3
From Serengeti to Ngorongoro national park

Wake up so early in the morning and join an early morning game drive. You will then return to the lodge for breakfast before heading out for a game drive within the park. The seronera region will give you a chance to view the wildebeests and the zebras within close proximity of these lions and the predators like the cheetahs and the leopards. Have lunch and after continue your journey to the Ngorongoro crater. Here, you will enjoy views of the collapsed volcano which 600m long.

Accommodation options

Budget: Ngorongoro Simba Campsite

Day 4
Transfer to Arusha Town

Have breakfast at the lodge and after proceed to the crater floor for a full day crater tour having picnic lunch there. After, proceed with your drive back to Arusha arriving late evening.


  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days


  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks

Kindly take note of the following:

Rates are quoted based on two guests sharing and single supplement rates apply on single room occupancy

The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this itinerary

On occasion the itinerary may be in a different order or using alternative lodges according to road conditions and availability.

Other Safari Important Notes

    All lodges and camps will have electricity although many work off generators with limited times.

The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.

    Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. extra luggage can be left in storage in Arusha (by arrangement prior to travel
    It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country visited. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.
    Please note all accommodation listed below is not guaranteed, but is indicative of the types of accommodation used.
    Please note that this tour combines with other Mkama Tours to Tanzania. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with Mkama Tours to Tanzania, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another Mkama Tours to Tanzania, after your trip concludes.

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