Group Tour - The Best of Tanzania in Style

Short Overview

Experience the best a Tanzanian safari has to offer while making new friends with your travel companions. The Best of Tanzania in Style tour takes you and your companions to all four northern circuit parks, staying in tented camps and comfortable lodges for the entirety of your trip.

You'll hit all four of the northern circuit's major parks: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for four days of incomporable game driving that will show you the best that Africa has to offer. In addition to chasing the Big Five and seeing some stunning landscapes, you'll also embark on a cultural safari with visits to Oldupai Gorge and a Masai Boma.


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After breakfast, you'll depart from your hotel for Lake Manyara National Park. The park is truly a photographer's playground and offers some of the best game viewing in the world. You can expect to see all of Africa's most well-known animals, with the tree-climbing lions a particular treat. These proud predators lounge in acacia trees practically begging to be photographed. 

Bird-watchers will find Lake Manyara is an absolute delight, with a huge variety of birds on display in the park. Even the novice can expect to be amazed by large flamingo flocks, circling birds of prey, and the brightly coloured lilac breasted roller.

You'll then retire to your chosen accommodation for dinner and a good night's rest.


We'll take an early breakfast, as we've got a big day of exploration and adventure ahead of us! We'll begin the day with the scenic drive towards the Serengeti. Along the way we'll pass through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to glimpse cape buffalo, baboons, or even elephants and leopards in the dense undergrowth.

Our first stop of the day will be at the Oldupai Gorge (also known as the Cradle of Mankind). Here you can see some of the oldest fossil evidence in the world of human habitation, visit the Oldupai Gorge Museum to learn more about the human journey, and take in the stunning views of this stark gorge country.

We'll then continue on to one of the famous Masai bomas, where you'll have the opportunity to witness traditional Masai dance, visit an authentic Masai village, and even do a little souvenir shopping at the local market.

After a delicious lunch at the Serengeti National Park picnic area, it’s time to explore the Serengeti itself. Witness Africa’s iconic savannah landscape and be amazed by the sheer number of animals that roam these grassy plains.

Dinner and overnight in the heart of the Serengeti National Park according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.


You'll wake before dawn for an unforgettable sunrise game drive. Marvel at how the sun sets fire to the savannah as you go in search of big cats on the hunt for their morning meal.

After breakfast, you'll continue on to Ngorongoro for the second portion of your game drive. Sometimes considered as the 8th Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you'll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation.

Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. It's a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water.

From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you'll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa's most recognisable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa's premier safari destinations.


You'll depart from your accommodations after breakfast for your last day on safari.

Once you've entered Tarangire, you'll begin your game drive across a rich vista of endless golden savannah that surrounds the Tarangire River. The river itself runs throughout the year and is a vital source of water for the animals of the region during the dry season. Lined with acacia and Baobab trees, the river is regularly visited by the park's large elephant population as well as other herbivores such as zebras and antelopes.

A picnic lunch with a view of the river is a great way to take it all in, but you'll have to keep on your toes as the local monkey population does its best to separate you from your lunch!

Driving through the park you'll also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a huge variety of antelopes. If you're particularly lucky, you might even see endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx.

After your day's drive is done, you'll return to Arusha and be dropped off at your accommmodation.



  • SAC1-4D-G01
Safari Circuit
  • N/A
  • Tanzania
When to visit?
  • All year round
Tour style
  • Classic safari
Tour duration
  • 4 DAY
Included in the price
  • All meals on the safari.
  • All Park entrance fees.
  • All prices are quoted in US Dollars.
  • Camping equipment if applicable (tents
  • mattresses
  • sleeping bags
  • pillows
  • table and chairs)
  • Flying Doctors rescue insurance for the time of the tour with Shadows of Africa.
  • Game safari to national park as specified
  • Hotel/lodge/camp accommodation for the duration of the safari.
  • Price quoted per person sharing in US dollars
  • Private 4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch.
  • Professional English speaking safari and tour guide / driver
  • Transfers to and from Arusha
  • Kilimanjaro
  • or Nairobi Airport (Note that for transfer from Nairobi Airport we use Impala Shuttle Service with departures daily at 0800 and 1400). Private shuttles or flights can be arranged from Nairobi at additional cost..
  • Water and hot drink (coffee and tea) during safari.
  • 2 night in an Arusha-Hotel/Lodge.
  • Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences.
  • All game viewing activities specified
Excluded from the price
  • Any sightseeing
  • excursions and optional activities other than those specified
  • Entry visas
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Please
  • read our Terms and Conditions
  • Tips and gratuities to safari crew - recommended: 15-20 USD per day to safari driver
  • 10 – 15 USD per day to safari cook
  • Travel insurance
Itinerary Note
  • No


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Itinerary in Brief


  • DAY 1 - ARUSHA - LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK-game drive  Dinner and overnight in the campsite/lodge according to the type of accommodation options requested.

  • DAY 2 - LAKE MANYARA - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK -game drive  Dinner and overnight in the campsite/lodge according to the type of accommodation options requested.

  • DAY 3 - SERENGETI - NGORONGORO CRATER -game drive  Dinner and overnight in the campsite/lodge according to the type of accommodation options requested.

  • DAY 4 - TARANGIRE - ARUSHA game drive  Dinner and overnight in the campsite/lodge according to the type of accommodation options requested.

B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

All year round


  • Guaranteed departures every Thursday regardless of numbers!

  • Social group safari.

  • Stay in tented lodges and comfortable lodges.

  • See the Big 5 (lions, leopards, cape buffalo, elephants, and black rhinos) in their natural habitat amidst the verdant Ngorogoro Crater.

  • Encounter vast herds of antelopes, zebras, giraffes, and wildebeest as well as the hyenas, cheetahs, and lions that hunt them upon the vast Serengeti.

  • A visit to a local Maasai community to learn more about their fascinating culture and purchase traditional Maasai jewelry.

  • See thousands of flamingos and Africa’s largest baboon troops at Lake Manyara.

  • Visit Oldupai Gorge, one of the most significant archeological discoveries and a true cradle of mankind.

Why Book with Shadows of Africa?

Tailor Made, Private Tours

Tailor Made, Private Tours

We specialize in tailor-making your tour to suit your tastes and budget. We can customize everything from routes to accommodation to optional activities.
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Expert Advice 24/7

With offices in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, the USA, Europe, and Australia, you have access to Shadows of Africa personnel 24/7. We’ re with you from the planning stages all the way through to dropping you off at the airport at journey’ s end.
World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
Specialized Safari Vehicles

Specialized Safari Vehicles

Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
Full Financial Protection

Full Financial Protection

With offices in the US, Europe, Tanzania, and Australia, you can make payment to whichever is most convenient. We also accept payments via credit card and PayPal.
Your One Stop African Operator

Your One Stop African Operator

We can arrange safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, or Kenya, as well as beach getaways to Zanzibar, the Kenya Coast, or the Seychelles.

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