The overview 4 days wildlife viewing

4 days wildlife viewing breathtaking safari in northern Tanzania

This 4 days wildlife viewing Northern Tanzania safari is a tour that includes lesser-known parks with some of Tanzania’s most famous parks which include Mkomazi, Tarangire, and the Ngorongoro Crater area. On this unforgettable 4 days wildlife viewing safari, you will see the rhino and wild-dog refuge in Mkomazi, the ever-amazing Tarangire, and the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater, all while enjoying animal game drives. This safari will undoubtedly leave you breathless and with memories to last a lifetime

This 4 days wildlife viewing safari highlights

  • Scenic drives
  • Birding
  • Unlimited game drives
  • Walking safari
  • Rhino and wild-dog sanctuary visit
  • Crater rim descent and ascent

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Moshi to Mkomazi and do afternoon game drive

After breakfast, the driver will pick you up from one of the Moshi hotels and drive you to Mkomazi National Park for three hours. Traverse through Tanzania’s ever-changing scenery and settlements. When you arrive, you will check into the lodge for lunch. Go on a wildlife drive in the afternoon at Mkomazi, which features classic dry terrain with old baobab trees, rocky hills, savannah woods with umbrella acacias, and flat grassland valleys.

Mkomazi National Park is located near Mount Kilimanjaro to the northwest and south, the Pare and Usambara Mountains, and Kenya’s large Tsavo National Park to the north, providing common ground for migratory herds of elephant, oryx, and zebra during the rainy season. Together with Tsavo, it constitutes one of the world’s largest and most important protected habitats.

Mkomazi National Park is unique among national parks in that it features a black rhinoceros sanctuary as well as a captive-breeding program for the African wild dog. Seeing these two endangered species, as well as giraffe, eland, hartebeest, zebra, buffalo, elephant, and the long-necked gerenuk, is an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Over 450 bird species have been reported, including endemics such the cobalt-chested vulturine guinea-fowl and other large ground birds like the ostrich, kori bustard, secretary bird, and ground hornbill.

You return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay after the wildlife drive.

Meal plan: All meal are included

Day 2: Transfer to Tarangire national park for game drive

After breakfast, you embark on a 2-hour drive to Tarangire National Park, which is home to giant baobab trees, bush savannah, and seasonal marshes, adding to the natural beauty of this reserve. Tarangire National Park is regarded as one of the best sites in the world to see elephants up close. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras, and wildebeests, who are constantly pursued by predators such as lions. Leopards are occasionally sighted, while cheetahs are rarely seen. Upon arrival, you will go on a game drive to see all the possible wildlife. From the open roof of the safari jeep, you will be able to take in the scenery and observe the animals.

Tarangire’s lush plains are bordered with breathtaking massive Baobab trees, Africa’s largest trees and a haven for a wide variety of species. Elephants flourish in this area, with some herds numbering up to 300 animals. There are herds of Giraffes, Elands, Gazelles, Buffalos, Impalas, Wildebeests, Hartebeests, and Waterbuck, as well as Lions, Hyenas, and over 500 bird species, including the world’s largest bird, the Yellow-collared lovebird, and the heaviest flying bird, the Kori Bustard. Return to the lodge for the evening and night to rest.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 3: Morning walking safari and transfer to Ngorongoro crater area

Set out on a guided walking safari in Tarangire National Park after breakfast to observe elephant, buffalo, waterbuck, antelope, eland, impala, giraffe, and other animal footprints. Meet animals up close and personal. Over 500 different bird species may be seen during this guided strolling safari in this national park, including the beautiful Yellow-collared Lovebird, one of the world’s largest birds, and the Kori Bustard, the world’s largest flying bird. Raptors can also be seen in the park. You return to the lodge for lunch and some rest.

After lunch, you will set off on a three-hour trip to the Ngorongoro Crater area.

During the trip, you will pass through gorgeous Maasai settlements. The name Ngorongoro Crater comes from the Maasai, who named the area after the sound of the cowbell (ngoro ngoro). You’ll also drive through Karatu, a charming, colorful village popular with visitors to the region. The Ngorongoro Crater is the conservation area’s main draw. In 2013, the Seven Natural Wonders organization named this world’s largest unbroken volcanic crater one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders. It is ringed by 2,000-foot-high walls that rise from the volcano’s surface. Upon arrival check in the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: All meals are included

Day 4: Descent to the crater floor for game drive and drive to Arusha

After an early breakfast, descend 2000 feet to the crater floor in search of the wildlife and birds that call Ngorongoro Crater home. It is an once-in-a-lifetime chance. As you make your way into the crater, you’ll learn some amazing facts about this spectacular natural geological paradise. At the bottom of the crater, you will embark on a game drive. Over 30,000 animals live in the crater’s grasslands, including the Big Five’s Lion, Leopard, Rhinos, Buffalo, and elephants. Other mammals include cheetahs, hyenas, wildebeests, hartebeests, zebras, gazelles, elands, hippos, warthogs, waterbucks, bushbucks, reedbucks, bat-eared foxes, painted wolves, and servals.

Over 550 bird species have been reported within the crater and on the crater rim. You’ll surely spend some time identifying special species such as Flamingos, Common Ostriches, Secretary birds, Kori Bustards, Crowned Cranes, Bateleurs, Martial Eagles, Rüppell’s Vultures, Black-bellied Bustards, Golden-winged Sunbirds, and many others. After the game drive you ascend up the rim.

You will be taken back to Arusha for 4-5 hours in the afternoon. Where you will be dropped off at Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight home, or at the hotel, bringing this 4 days wildlife viewing safari to a close.

Meal plan: Breakfast and lunc


  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof and AC
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist site
  • Tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • All meals as mentioned


  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary