5 Day Best of mid-Range | Tanzania Safari

This 5 Day Lodge and Tented Camp Safari allows us experience the highlights of the Northern Safari Circuit. We experience breathtaking wildlife in the midst of diverse landscapes; monkeys in the forest, lions in the trees, elephants amongst the acacias and a huge variety of animals inside a collapsed volcano. We also visit The Serengeti National Park, home to some 3 million animals. These spectacular grass plains offer the best opportunity of viewing cheetah, leopard, and lion, in the true wild.
Things to Consider
  1. Mid-range tour
  2. Private tour
  3. Can depart any day
  4. Can be customized
  5. Not Suitable for solo travelers
  6. Min age of 4 years
Activities & Transportation
  • Activities: game drives
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof minivan
  • Getting around: pop-up roof minivan
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
Accommodation and Meals
Day: 1
Ilboru Safari Lodge Mid-range lodge in or near Arusha
Breakfast Included
Day: 2
Eileen’s Trees Inn Mid-range lodge in or near Karatu
All Meals Included
Day: 3
Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp Mid-range tented camp inside Central Serengeti
All Meals Included
Day: 4
Eileen’s Trees Inn Mid-range lodge in or near Karatu
All Meals Included
Day: 5
End of tour (No accommodation)
Breakfast & Lunch Included
Arrival (See The Journey for more details)

Day 1

Arrival in Arusha

You will be picked up from the airport by a Lion King representative and conveyed to your accommodation in Arusha where you will overnight, relax, and prepare in anticipation of the adventures to come. Our partner lodge, The Ilboru Safari Lodge, is an oasis of calm and aesthetic pleasure.

Main Destination:
Arusha
Accommodation:

Ilboru Safari Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Tarangire

After breakfast our safari guide collects us from our lodge for the drive to Tarangire National Park (approximately 2 hours). Tarangire, best known for its elephant families, Savannah, iconic baobab trees, and seasonal swamps, is so named for the life-giving Tarangire River. Animals gather at the river and giraffe, bush buck, and hartebeest, are often seen. The Park, also home to buffalo, zebra, and wildebeest, all of whom are closely attended by a range of predators, Simba the King, and his cousin, the leopard. From the open roof of our state of the art Safari Truck we will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the wildlife. We enjoy a picnic lunch in the park, which includes a delicious varied repast, coffee, and soft drinks.
After a full day soaking up the sights of the park, we drive to our lodgings where we take the opportunity to relax, enjoy dinner in aesthetic surrounds, and retire to our well appointed quarters when the spirit moves us.

Main Destination:
Tarangire
Best Time to Visit June to October (Animals come to the river)
High Season June to October (The park is full of tourists)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)
Accommodation:

Eileen’s Trees Inn

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Karatu
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 3

Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti

After an early breakfast, we boot up and head out towards the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest volcanic caldera. Almost 20km wide, approximately 600 m deep and known for its large variety of wildlife, the caldera, formed at the explosion of a volcano some three million years ago, was once taller than Kilimanjaro. A self contained paradise, the caldera hosts an abundance of the finest animal life on the planet. In addition to the Big Five the various springs attract animals such as wildebeest, gazelle, reed buck, and more than 500 bird species. At approximately 1400hrs we head towards the Serengeti, arriving at our lodgings in a high grade tented camp at roughly 6:00 p.m. The Serengeti National Park, the Serenget, ‘Endless Plain’ in Maa, the tongue of the Maasai is the largest park in Tanzania and home to diverse landscapes and habitats such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, Savannah and mountains and all of the creatures there inhabiting.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Best Time to Visit June to February (Areas are best at different times)
High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Accommodation:

Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp

  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4

Serengeti to Karatu

We will once more enjoy an early breakfast and set off on our game drive at about 6:30 am, spending 6-7 hours exploring this incredible park. The Serengeti is the habitat for an abundance of wildlife, such as impala, buffalo, crocodile and hippo, but is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebras (two hundred and fifty thousand), wildebeest (one and a half million!), and antelope (half a million). The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. Apart from the migrating herds, we may see predators, such as leopard, cheetah, and lion, plying their rough trade. At roughly 1400hrs we head back to Karatu, arriving at our, carefully selected by us for excellence, mid range partner lodge for dinner in an excellently appointed restaurant, with a pool for relaxation if desired, a digestive by the fire below the endless African sky perhaps, and our capacious quarters awaiting us for a night of ease and dreams of wild cats!

Main Destination:
Karatu Region
Accommodation:

Eileen’s Trees Inn

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Karatu
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 5

Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha

After breakfast we make the short drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Manyara, a relatively small but diverse park 120km west of Arusha, is so named for the shallow salt lake that occupies a good seventy percent of the parks lands. Flooding and drying seasonally, this soda lake is home to thousands of flamingo and over 500 other bird species. On our exploration of the park we will see monkey, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains, but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs.
We return to Arusha after lunch, our adventure having here come to its inevitable close, arriving at roughly 5:00 p.m.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
Best Time to Visit June to September (easier to spot animals)
High Season July to March (Northern section gets crowded)
Best Weather June to October (few showers of rain)
 

Accommodation:No accommodation (End of tour)Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
End of tour (See The Journey for more details)

Note:

We can arrange your full trip from home and back. If not, we’ll pick you up from the airport and take care of all further transportation, in most cases. All you’ll have to do is book the flight yourself using a website like Skyscanner.com. Please be sure to contact us first to confirm availability, dates and pick-up service.
 
  • This tour starts and ends in Arusha
  • We can book your international flights help
  • Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO – Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK – Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged at an extra cost.
Included
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the itinerary section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the itinerary section)
 Excluded
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (As specified in the itinerary section)

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Rating:
4.2/5