The 5 Day Safari Tanzania offers holiday makers to explore some of the best game parks on the northern Tanzania Safari Circuit. You will encounter several bird species, a countless number of grazers, in addition to most of Africa’s Big Five animals including buffaloes, elephants, African leopard and buffaloes; and not to forget several large predators like lions. The safari will begin in Arusha Town, take you to Tarangire National Park home to one of Africa’s largest elephant populations, proceed to the endless plains of the Serengeti NP best known for its annual wildebeest migration, and then descend the deep walls of the Ngorongoro Crater to the floor which is home to thousands of different wild animal. The safari will finally end in Arusha town.

5 Day Safari Tanzania – Tour Outline

Day 1: Transfer from Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Day 2: Transfer from Tarangire NP to the Serengeti Plains

Day 3: Explore the endless Serengeti plains (optional Hot Air Balloon tour)

Day 4: Transfer from Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater

Day 5: Transfer from Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

Additional information

duration5 days
locationLake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park

5-Day Tanzania safari; Detailed itinerary

Day 01

Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Today our representative who will double as your guide and drive will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha very early in the morning, brief you about this exciting tour and then begin the drive to Tarangire National Park. Although this park is small, it offers very good views of wildlife. It has an impressive vegetation cover comprised of very big baobab trees, large swamps and acacia woodland. There are also a number of very high (nearly ‘two-story’) termite mounds that are scattered across the park. During the dry season, the swamps and river Tarangire attract a very large number of wild animals, and because at the time the vegetation is thinning out, game viewing is very impressive. The park has one of the largest populations of the giant African elephants which can easily be sighted during the game drives. The African elephant is the largest living mammal on land, and the adult male ones can weigh up to seven (7) tons. Some of the other animals you are likely to encounter in this park include: buffaloes, African lions, impalas, giraffes, cheetahs, warthogs, mongoose, red-bottomed baboons and ostriches. The greater kudu, fringed eared Oryx and the Ashy starlings are among the unique wildlife species found in Tarangire National Park.

In the evening after exploring the park, you will transfer to Karatu where you will check in at your accommodation for dinner and the overnight. Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 02

Karatu - transfer to Serengeti National Park

You will have an early breakfast at your lodge and later begin on the long drive to Serengeti National park. Along the scenic route to Serengeti you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the endless plains with several animals such as zebras, elephants and many antelopes. You will have a picnic lunch en-route and later enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park.

In the evening you will transfer to your overnight accommodation where you will have dinner and spend the night. Overnight at Tukaone Serengeti Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Day 03

Enjoy Wildlife Safari in Serengeti

Today is dedicated to exploring the vast endless plains of the Serengeti Park. You will have breakfast very early in the morning and set out on an early game drive with well packed lunch boxes. During the game drives you will explore various circuits within the park among which is the River Sogore Circuit which circles through the endless plains all the way to the southern sector of the Seronera River. This river attracts a very large number of animals especially in the dry season which congregate to drink water. You will later proceed to the visitor’s center which has a gift shop where you can purchase some Souvenirs, obtain a lot of resourceful information about the park and even enjoy your lunch. The center has great views of wildlife.

Later on in the afternoon you will set out for another game drive to search for more animals within this park. Some of the animals you will see today include: lions, topi, Thompson’s gazelles, cheetahs, elands, giraffes, impalas, zebras and so many others.

Today you will have an opportunity to enjoy a Hot Air Balloon Safari (this is optional at extra cost) in the morning during which you will glide over the endless plains as you enjoy an aerial view of the large number of animals right below you. At the end of it you will have a champagne breakfast.

In the evening you will return to your lodge for dinner and the overnight. Second overnight stay at Tukaone Serengeti Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Very early in the morning you will head out for a final game drive in the Serengeti to enjoy a last glimpse of the Serengeti wildlife. There will be an optional Hot-Air balloon safari. You will later return for a late breakfast at your accommodation, check-out and then set out to the Ngorongoro Crater Area.

When you arrive at your accommodation, you check-in, have lunch and later drive down the walls of the popular Ngorongoro Crater. The crater walls are 600 meters deep. Once on the crater floor, you will embark on a game drive to see the various animals living here as well as see the numerous features found within the crater. It is approximated that there are more than 3,000 wild animals living on the crater floor among which are: large zebra herds, warthogs, the mysterious leopards, wildebeests, huge African elephants, jackals, elands, hyenas, buffaloes, cheetahs, lions as well as hippos. You will also visit the large but shallow Lake Magadi which is an alkaline lake that offers habitat to hippos and a large flock of flamingoes.

You will later return to your overnight accommodation to freshen up and have dinner. Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge or Country Lodge or similar.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05

Lake Manyara - Drive back to Arusha

Today after an early breakfast you will drive to the base of the Great Rift Valley where you will register at the Gate to access lake Manyara National Park. You will spend this day doing safari game drives in this small but beautiful gem of  a park. The park is well know for its tree climbing lions, flocks of flamingoes and hippos. At Lake Manyara you can venture out of the safari jeep and participate in other outdoor activities like the Lake Manyara canopy walk or excite yourself with Zipline. Extra activities have an extra cost.

Later in the afternoon you will be transferred back to Arusha where the safari ends or at Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home. You can combine this tour with a Zanzibar Beach extension.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

05 Days Northern Tanzania Safari – Prices

Price depends on number of persons. Please request for your best discounted price depending on how many persons are coming with you.

The Safari includes:

Full board accommodation

All meals as indicated in the itinerary

Transport (4X4 Safari vehicle with fuel)

Full time English speaking driver / guide

Drinking water in the car

Park entrance fees to Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro

Safari excludes:

Airport transfers

Visas, passport fees and insurance

All activities listed as ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Personal items

Tips or gratitude gifts to the guides

5 days safari Tanzania
5 days Northern Tanzania Safari

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