5 Day Tanzania Safari | Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Lodge

Discover the wildlife in Tanzania in only five days. The first day you visit the beautiful Lake Manyara. You overnight at Nsya lodge where you can relax at the swimming pool. The second day you go to Tarangire and overnight at Eileens Trees. The next day you’ll be heading to the Serengeti. You will spend two days on the endless plains of the Serengeti. You overnight in Osupulo Tented Lodge in the middle of the park, quite an adventure! The last day you visit the amazing Ngorongoro crater.

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: 1-2
Africa Safari Lake Manyara (luxury tent) Mid-range tented camp just outside Lake Manyara NP
Day: 1 Lunch & Dinner Included
Day: 2 All Meals Included
 
Day: 3-4
Africa Safari Serengeti Central Mid-range tented camp inside Central Serengeti
All Meals Included
 
Day: 5
End of tour (No accommodation)
Breakfast & Lunch Included
Arrival (See The Journey for more details)

Day 1

Tarangire National Park

The first day we will pick you up from your hotel in (or around) Arusha. During the 2,5 hour drive you will enjoy the beautiful nature and landscapes. In Tarangire we’ll do a game drive before lunch. After lunch at the picnic site we’ll do a game drive all afternoon. Tarangire National Park is located 115 km south of Arusha, and is a long and narrow park that covers 2850 km2 and runs along the Tarangire River. The name of the park is also coming from the Tarangire River, which is the only source of water for wild animals during the dry season. The park is famous for its large number of elephants, baobab trees and tree climbing African pythons. During the dry months the concentration of animals around the Tarangire river is almost as diverse and reliable as in the Ngorongoro Crater. At the end of the afternoon we will arrive at African Glamping Tented Camp where you can relax a the swimming pool.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
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:

Africa Safari Lake Manyara (luxury tent)

  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Lake Manyara

In the morning we’ll be heading to Lake Manyara where we do a game drive all day. Lake Manyara is known for its breathtaking panoramic views, waterfalls, babbling brooks with clear water and hot springs. Lake Manyara National Park is located between the rocks of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Manyara. The beauty of this park is partly due to a large variety of wildlife, grasslands, forests and water. Lake Manyara has one of the largest populations of water birds, over 400 species, including flamingos and pelicans. But also large herds of elephants, giraffes, hippos, water buffaloes and of course the impalas. At the end of the afternoon we will arrive at African Glamping Tented Camp.

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:

Africa Safari Lake Manyara (luxury tent)

  • Mid-range tented camp located just outside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3-4

Serengeti National Park

This day we will leave after breakfast and head towards the Serengeti. After a 4 hour drive we will arrive at the Serengeti. After lunch we’ll do a game drive all afternoon in this beautiful park. The Serengeti is known for its endless plains of Savannah and forest landscapes. An area of ​​about 30,000 km2 in the north of Tanzania and Kenya, of which 80 % is located in Tanzania. The park is famous for the migration involving about 1.5 million herbivores and followers, thousands of predators are moving because of the drought in the northern hills to the southern plains. After the rains in mid-April they go back via a detour through the western part. At the end of the afternoon we’ll arrive at Africa Bush Camp where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset in Serengeti.

On day 4 we do an early morning game drive in Serengeti. In the afternoon we will be heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area where we overnight at Rhino Lodge.

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:

Africa Safari Serengeti Central

  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Ngorongoro crater

We will wake up early in the morning and after breakfast we will drive into the Ngorongoro crater. The Ngorongoro crater has a diameter of about 20 kilometers and a 600 meter-high crater wall. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact crater in the world. The crater life estimated 30,000 larger mammals. In the center of the crater is a salt lake. This is one of the most densely populated wildlife areas in the world. It is a unique area where animals and humans as the authentic Maasai and Hadza live together. From the edge of the crater you look out over the impressive crater and its wonderful inhabitants. In the afternoon we’ll drive back to Arusha where we arrive before dinner time.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time to Visit June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
 

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