Join us on our quintessential 5-day safari in Tanzania, a captivating journey that guarantees daily game-viewing adventures. This immersive experience starts and concludes in Arusha, the gateway to the renowned Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit. The itinerary is meticulously crafted to showcase the best of Tanzania’s wildlife, encompassing Tarangire National Park, the Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater.

5-Day Safari in Tanzania – Outlined Itinerary

Day 1: Your adventure begins with a pick-up in Arusha, followed by a transfer to Tarangire National Park for a day of safari game drives.

Day 2: Journey to the vast plains of the Serengeti for morning safari game drives, immersing yourself in the unparalleled beauty of this iconic park.

Day 3: Enjoy a full day of safari exploration in the Serengeti National Park, where wildlife thrives in its natural habitat.

Day 4: Undertake one last game drive in the Serengeti National Park before heading to the Ngorongoro Crater, a unique ecosystem teeming with diverse wildlife.

Day 5: Begin your day with an early morning descent into the Ngorongoro Crater for more safari game drives. In the afternoon, transfer back to Arusha, concluding your 5-day Tanzania safari.

Where This 5 Days Safari Tanzania takes you

This classic 5-day Tanzania safari unveils the jewels of the Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit, featuring the renowned Tarangire National Park, the endless plains of the Serengeti National Park, and the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Ngorongoro Crater. The Serengeti, famous for the annual Great Wildebeest Migration, hosts a breathtaking spectacle as millions of wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, and elands traverse the plains, daring the perilous Mara River.

Your journey also includes Tarangire National Park, the fifth-largest park in Tanzania, offering encounters with a myriad of wildlife, including the long-necked gerenuks and oryxes. The grand finale unfolds in the Ngorongoro Crater, a colossal caldera formed from the collapse of an ancient volcano, where a rich tapestry of wildlife awaits.

Where to Stay during your 5 days Tanzania safari

This is a ‘lodging safari,’ ensuring your accommodation is a delightful blend of comfortable lodges and tented camps, providing an authentic ‘out of Africa’ experience. For instance, at Tarangire, the Sangaiwe Tented Lodge offers spectacular views over the plains and Lake Burunge. If you desire an ‘all lodge stay,’ we can tailor the package accordingly.

Indulge in comfort and immerse yourself in the wild wonders of Tanzania with our 5-day Safari, where each day promises a new chapter in the story of Africa’s breathtaking wildlife.

Additional information

duration5 days
locationNgorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park
monthYear Round

5-Day Safari Tanzania Itinerary

Day 1

Depart Arusha – Tarangire National Park

On this day you leave Arusha town; the base town for safaris in the northern Tanzania and along the Arusha – Dodoma highway a scenic drive towards the Tarangire National Park. You will pass by a supermarket (if you wish) for some last minute shopping of any personal effects that you may need then drive through a scenic Masai Steppe and arrive at Tarangire in 2 hours time or so. Your driver will take care of the paper work at the park’s gate then you will embark on your first game drive in the Tarangire National Park famous for its large herds of elephants and large baobab trees that dot the grassland. Lunch will be at a designated picnic site then afternoon game drives until sunset time to check in at a lodge / camp for overnight. Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge or Country Lodge or similar lodge at Karatu. Lunch and dinner included.
Day 2

Tarangire National Park to the Serengeti National Park.

From the Tarangire National Park we depart early after breakfast and head across the Great Rift Valley’s floor, up the escarpment and traverse the Ngorongoro Conservation area in what will ultimately end up being a pleasant and enjoyable scenic drive as you enjoy the beautiful scenery and breathtaking vistas on your way to the Serengeti National Park. Arrive the Serengeti in the afternoon for an afternoon game drive until late in the afternoon when you will check in at a camp or lodge for campfire, dinner and overnight. Lunch is taken at one of the Picnic sites most likely at the Naabi Hill Gate where you will also get the chance to stretch your legs as your guide sorts out the registration and relevant paperwork. Dinner and overnight at Thorntree Camp or Serengeti Green Hills Camp. All meals included.
Day 3

Full day at the Serengeti National Park.

On this day you can wake up early for a sunrise game drive to try and catch up with the rare nocturnal animal species as well as the early risers among the diurnal ones. It is a nice time to see animals within a close distance as most game like to line up at the road sides to escape the morning dew. After breakfast at your camp you will then spend the day doing game drives for the whole day within the Serengeti National Park. The name Serengeti comes from a Maasai word ‘Siringit’ meaning plains without end and true to the name you will explore vast stretches of African Savannah in search of the many animals that Serengeti has to offer. Apart from the wildebeests you expect to spot other animals including elephants, lions, cheetahs, the elusive leopards, zebras, elands and a lot of resident and migratory birds. 02nd Overnight at Thorntree Camp or Serengeti Green Hills Camp. All meals included.
Day 4

Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater.

Breakfast at your camp / or lodge then we check out and head out for one more last game drive in the Serengeti. You will explore the Seronera River Valley rich in wildlife and bird life or anywhere else in the Serengeti as per your professional safari guide’s guidance. Your safari guide as usual will be in constant contact with other guides around through the VHF high frequency radios fitted in our safari cars so he will have a better idea on the best places to explore. Later in the afternoon you will drive back to the Ngorongoro Conservation area and check in at a lodge for dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight at a nice mid-range lodge at Karatu like Marera Valley Lodge or  Country Lodge at Karatu nearby. All meals included.
Day 5

Ngorongoro Crater – back to Arusha – End of safari

Breakfast at your lodge you will descend early into the Crater floor for game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater. The earlier you descend to the Crater floor so you may descend after breakfast or even with a packed breakfast in order to be at the Crater floor as early as you can and better your chances of seeing the rare animals like Black Rhinos with a little luck. Spend the better part of the morning exploring the Ngorongoro Crater until lunch time. Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 to 650 meter high walls is like a natural zoo with the highest concentration of wild animals and it is here where you can even spot the Big Five even in one day if lucky enough. After picnic lunch which you will most likely take at the hippo poolside designated picnic site, you will drive up the Crater rim and out of the Conservation area. You will return to Arusha where you will arrive later in the afternoon. Breakfast and Lunch included

This package like explained can be booked while staying at some more standard luxury lodging or even deluxe lodges / tented camps. We can include your arrival and departure airport transfers as well as accommodation at Arusha prior to the start of your safari. Contact our experts for more information and pricing if you need that for your next 5 day Safari in Tanzania.

5 Day Safari Tanzania Prices

A Group of 2 Persons – USD 1980 per person sharing (Double room or Twin room)

A Group of 4 Persons – USD 1570 per person sharing (2 Double rooms or Twin rooms)

A Group of 6 Persons – USD 1465 per person sharing (3 Double rooms or Twin rooms)

Single Traveler – Ask for price

Group of more than 6 Travelers – Ask for price

Children Prices depend on Age of the child and room configuration.

We can customize the program according to your interests and budget.

The Price includes

05 days private safari for 02 – 06 persons

Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch

Services of a professional English speaking safari guide

All wildlife reserve entry fees

All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary

03 x 0,5 l mineral water per person / day during game drives

04 x FB at safari lodges or tented camps as per itinerary

Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

The Price does not include

International Flights

Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure

All items of a personal nature

Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately)

Travel insurance if needed

Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)

Drinks and beverages in lodges

Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (599 USD per person), including concession fees

All Airport pick up and transfers in private car

Accommodation at Arusha on arrival

5-day safari Tanzania

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
September 16, 2018

We are a family of 5 with the youngest at 12 years and enjoyed this Tanzania safari package. We saw all the big 5 in our Tanzania safari in July 2018. Thank you Elvice and TSS.

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