5-Day Tanzania Safari
This is an unusual 5-Day Tanzania Safari or a five-day Lodge Tanzania safari that includes all of the experience-rich tourist activities, including wildlife viewing, for the five days. This means that you will go on guided safari tours to various destinations in Tanzania, which will include Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, and then the Ngorongoro crater in the Ngorongoro Conservatory Area. You will be able to start this safari early to Tarangire and then finish in the afternoon to return to your destination. On the first day, you will travel to Tarangire National Park for game drives, then to Serengeti National Park for three days before concluding your safari with a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater.
The highlight of a 5-day Tanzania safari destination
The Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit’s base town of Arusha serves as the starting point and conclusion point of the 5-day safari in Tanzania. The Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the boundless plains of the Serengeti National Park are among the most well-known parks that may be seen on this safari in Northern Tanzania. This five-day traditional safari in Tanzania offers the chance to experience all that this stunning nation has to offer in terms of wildlife safaris. The wildebeest migration takes place in the Serengeti National Park, which is the second-largest national park in Africa after Ruaha National Park. More than a million herds of wildebeests, along with more than 400,000 Thomson’s gazelles, 300,000 zebras, and about 12,000 elands, travel across the endless plains to the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya in search of new grass and water.
The Serengeti is home to thousands of other creatures that graze there year-round. This program takes you to the Ngorongoro Crater, which is a sizable caldera formed by the collapse of an ancient, enormous volcano that is thought to have been larger than Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest and most famous mountain in Africa. This area is equally famous for its wildlife and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To put the cherry on top, start by traveling to Tarangire National Park, the fifth-largest park in Tanzania, where you may expect to encounter both common and unusual animals, such as long-necked gerenuks and oryxes.
The best lodges for our 5-day Tanzania safari
This is a “lodging safari,” meaning you will stay in a lovely mix of cozy lodges and tented camps for that “out of Africa” feeling. If you want, though, you may choose an “all lodge stay” safari at a different price. Please inform us if you desire that. For instance, we heartily endorse the lovely mid-range Sangaiwe Tented Lodge in Tarangire, which offers stunning views of the surrounding grasslands and Lake Burunge farther away. The lodges and tented camps that are a part of this tour are higher mid-range or comfort types. They have excellent cuisine and are clean and safe. However, we can give you the same package as a 5-day Safari Tanzania luxury experience if you like the same package tailored to be a more opulent experience.
Day 1. From Arusha to Tarangire National Park.
Pickup in the early morning from Arusha (or Moshi Town), followed by a long journey through the Masai Steppe to Makuyuni Junction and down to Tarangire National Park. Currently, the fifth-largest park in Tanzania, Tarangire National Park, is filled with incredible giant Baobab trees and a remarkable massive herd of elephants. If you enjoy jumbos or other types of large wildlife, Tarangire is a site you shouldn’t miss while on your African safari to Tanzania. Numerous animal species, including rare breeds like oryx and hirolas, and unusual bird species, can be found in the park. We leave the park later in the afternoon, and you can choose to stay at the wonderful Sangaiwe Tented Camp with stunning views of the plains and Lake Burunge in the distance, or you can be transferred to Karatu, where you’ll check into a lodge for dinner and the night. Also included are lunch and dinner.
Day 2. From Tarangire National Park: transfer to Serengeti National Park.
After breakfast, we leave the Tarangire National Park and travel to the Serengeti National Park via the Great Rift Valley’s floor, the escarpment, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This will ultimately be a pleasant scenic drive as you take in the stunning scenery and breathtaking vistas. Arrive at the Serengeti in the late afternoon for a wildlife drive before checking into a camp or lodge for a campfire, supper, and sleep. Lunch is consumed at one of the picnic locations, most likely near the Naabi Hill Gate, where you can also get some fresh air while your guide completes the necessary registration and paperwork. For dinner and the night, try Thorntree Camp or Serengeti Green Hills Camp. Included are all meals.
Day 3: Spend the entire day viewing wildlife in Serengeti National Park.
On this day, you can get up early to go on a sunrise game drive to spot both the early risers among the diurnal animal species as well as the rare nocturnal animal species. As most wildlife likes to line up at roadsides to avoid the early dew, it is a wonderful time to watch animals nearby. You will spend the entire day on game drives inside the Serengeti National Park after breakfast at your tent. The Maasai word “Siringit,” which means “plains without end,” is the source of the name Serengeti, and true to the name, you will travel over wide swaths of the African Savannah in search of the various creatures that Serengeti has to offer. You can anticipate seeing a variety of creatures in addition to the wildebeests, such as elephants, lions, cheetahs, the elusive leopard, zebras, elands, and several resident and migratory birds. 02nd Thorntree Camp or Serengeti Green Hills Camp for the night. Included are all meals.
Day 4. From Serengeti National Park, drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
After breakfast at your camp or lodge, we check out and depart for one more Serengeti game drive. As directed by your knowledgeable safari guide, you can travel anywhere in the Serengeti, including the Seronera River Valley, which is home to a variety of animals and birds. Your safari guide will stay in touch with other guides via the VHF high-frequency radios installed in our safari cars so that he can have a better understanding of the finest spots to explore. You will return to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area later in the day and check into a lodge where you will spend the night and have dinner. Dinner and accommodation in a good, mid-range Karatu lodge, such as the nearby Marera Valley Lodge or Country Lodge. Included are all meals.
Day 5: Drive to Ngorongoro Crater in the morning and return to Arusha
Morning breakfast at your hotel for game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater, you will make an early descent into the crater floor. With a little luck, the earlier you arrive at the crater level, the higher your chances are of sighting rare creatures like black rhinos. You can descend after breakfast or even with a packed breakfast to get to the crater floor as soon as possible. Explore the Ngorongoro Crater for the majority of the morning till lunch. With its 600 to 650-meter-high walls, Ngorongoro Crater resembles a natural zoo and has the highest concentration of wild animals. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to see all five in one day here. You will drive up the crater rim and out of the conservation area following your picnic lunch, which you will most likely eat at the designated picnic place beside the hippo pool. Later in the afternoon, you will arrive in Arusha, where you will make your return. It includes both breakfast and lunch.
Included in this 5-Day Tanzania Safari package
- A private safari 4 days safari from Arusha.
- Transportation and game drive in a spotless, well-kept 4WD Land Cruiser with a camera roof hatch.
- A competent English-speaking safari guide’s services
- Park or game reserve entrance fees and crater fees to Ngororongoro
- All game drives mentioned in the itinerary
- As per your schedule, 04 nights’ accommodation facilities at safari lodges or tented camps
- While on game drives, each person receives one bottle of mineral water per day.
- Tourist development levy
- 18% VAT by Government of Tanzania
- Concession fees where applicable
- Where applicable, Wildlife Management Area Fees
- The Tanzania Revenue Authority’s value-added tax
The price doesn’t include
- international airshow
- Airport shuttles in a private vehicle (if needed).
- Everything of a personal nature
- Laundry services at the Lodge
- Gratuities for the safari guide
- Visit of Masai village (extra 30USD)
- Safari guide tips and gratuities are due to the lodge and camp workers.
- Travel insurance
- Domestic flights if needed
- Visa fees
- Arusha lodging before and after the safari
- Services for doing laundry when on safari
- Drinks and foods that are both alcoholic and non-alcoholic