5 Days Tour Safari in Tanzania

5 Day tour to Lake Manyara/Serengeti plains & Ngorongoro crater

This tour starts and ends in Tanzania, it includes two nights in Serengeti National Park which offers great sights of the annual Migration of different animal species including the wildebeests, and Zebras. You will get chance to experience great game viewing in one of the most spectacular wildlife reserve in Africa. The same Tanzania safari takes you to Ngorongoro crater which features one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Get chance to visit the crater which is filled with lots of wildlife species including the elephants, lions, warthogs, zebras and many bird species. The same tour will take you to Lake Manyara which has got spectacular views filled with lots of bird species including the antelopes, hippos, birds etc.

tanzania lion safari

Tour highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park
Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti National Park
Day 3: Exploring Serengeti plains
Day 4: Transfer to Ngorongoro crater
Day 5: Transfer from Ngorongoro carter to Arusha town

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park (2 and half hours-travel distance-130km)

Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and the guide will provide you a short briefing about the whole safari. After, you will start your drive to Lake Manyara National Park, this small park stretches along way via the high rift valley escarpments which is occupied by the alkaline lake. Water birds gather around the lake and they are over 400 bird species found in this park. Its vegetation provides a good habitant too many animals like the monkeys, antelopes, giraffes, grassland elephants, which leave around the acacia trees. You will also get chance to view the Manyara lions around the trees. In the afternoon, leave Lake Manyara and head to booked lodge.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Lake manyara tree hotel
Mid-range: Kirurumu tented lodge
Budget: Olmasera tented camp

Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti National Park-(6 hours and 205km)

Have breakfast and after start your transfer towards serengeti National Park, via the high lying farm land of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Karatu. We shall then descend into the far distance and head to the central area of the park called the Seronera Area, which is one of the richest wildlife place in the park, near the Seronera River that provides water source to this particular area and has attracted wildlife which is representative of many of the Serengeti species. We shall later arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive with in the park.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge
Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp
Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 3: Exploring Serengeti plains

Wake up so early and be fortunate to glide in a hot air balloon which will help you view the Serengeti plains, you will be able to float silently above the bushes, while spotting the different wildlife as you enjoy the scenery of the best African National Park, local villages as well as rivers.

You will after breakfast, enjoy game viewing along the famous Sogore River Circuit which enters into the plains of seronera River, and it’s a good spot to view the lions, topis, Thomson Gazelle, ostrich as well as the cheetah. There is also the Visitor Centre is also worth a visit after the morning game drive. It’s nicely designed and offers interesting wildlife displays with a gift shop that sells maps of the area as well as the information leaflets. You can as well get cold drinks and snacks from the Centre. We shall after enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the Centre within the shades of the acacia trees.

Later, in the afternoon, we shall follow the Kopjes Circuit, that goes anti clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, this usually attracts many lions and large cobras, the Kopjes are known as weathered granite outcrops that are found around the plains and most of these are miniature ecosystems, providing shade as well as drinking water within the pools in the rocks after the heavy rains. This makes the kopjes good for spotting wildlife species including the lions which sit near the water waiting for animals coming to drink.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge
Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp
Budget: Usanja Camp

 

Day 4: Transfer to Ngorongoro crater-(4 hours & 145km)

Have breakfast at the lodge and after start your transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, we shall have a stopover at the Olduvai Gorge, which boasts history dating back to the dawn of time. This is the place were both Dr. Lois the anthropologist and his friend Mary Leaky who discovered the skull of Nutcracker Man and the Handy Man, these were both very significant links in the chain of the human evolution.

We shall then arrive at the park in time for lunch and after descend over 600m into the crater in order to view wildlife for a half day. Being supported by the all-round year water supply as well as fodder, Ngorongoro crater harbors lots of animals including; zebras, eland, buffalos, warthog, giant African elephants, as well as herds of wildebeest. The park also has a dense population of predators which include; lions, leopards, hyenas, jackals etc. we shall also visit Lake Magadi which is a large but shallow alkaline lake found in the southwestern corner that is the main feature of the crater. This shallow lake also harbors lots of birds, flamingos as well as hippos.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge

Budget: Plantation Lodge

Day 5: Transfer from Ngorongoro carter to Arusha town (190km & 4 hour’s drive)

Have breakfast and after start your transfer to Arusha , on arrival, have lunch and after the guide will either drop you at your hotel or transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

END OF SAFARI

Tour inclusions

  • Professional Guide
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • All activities detailed in the safari
  • Park entrance fees
  • Drinking water on the safari
  • Airport transfer

Tour Exclusions

  • Tanzania hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

5 Day & 4 Nights in Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Parks

Tour overview

The tour starts and ends in Tanzania, the safari takes you to three of Tanzania’s national parks, these include; Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Park. Serengeti national park is common for the annual Migration of the wildebeest, zebras and the Gazelle’s, you will also get chance to view many other animals. The Ngorongoro crater is famous for variety of wildlife species including the lions, zebras, impalas, antelopes, birds etc.  The same safari also takes you to Tarangire National Park which is one of the largest park in Tanzania and it’s located in the south west to Lake Manyara with it covering an area of 2850km. its land scape is covered by Baobab trees, high grasses as well as the dense bush. The park is also famous for elephants, waterbuck, wildebeests, giraffes, olive baboons as well as baobab tree climbing lions.

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Tour Highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Tarangire National Park

Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Day 3: Explore Serengeti National Park

Day 4: Have a gave drive in Serengeti national park & transfer to Ngorongoro crater

Day 5: Explore Ngorongoro and departure to Arusha town

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Tarangire National Park

Leave Arusha town early enough, drive for about one hour towards Tarangire National Park, the park is referred to as a great  home of elephants, here you have a chance to view elephants in large numbers gathering around Tarangire River. The other animals that can be spotted include; lions, leopards, giraffes as well as tree climbing lions.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Chem Chem Lodge

Mid renage: Kuro Tarangire lodge

Budget: Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge

 Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Breakfast in the morning and have a game drive en route to Serengeti National Park, this park is one of the largest national park in Tanzania and its known for its endless plains, herds of lions, wildebeest migrations and many other predators including the lions, cheetahs, hyenas, leopards, crocodiles, hippos, giraffes, antelopes and gazelles

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge
Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp
Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 3: Explore Serengeti National Park

Wake up so early and be fortunate to glide in a hot air balloon which will help you view the Serengeti plains, you will be able to float silently above the bushes, while spotting the different wildlife as you enjoy the scenery of the best African National Park, local villages as well as rivers.

You will after breakfast, enjoy game viewing along the famous Sogore River Circuit which enters into the plains of seronera River, and it’s a good spot to view the lions, topis, Thomson Gazelle, ostrich as well as the cheetah. There is also the Visitor Centre is also worth a visit after the morning game drive. It’s nicely designed and offers interesting wildlife displays with a gift shop that sells maps of the area as well as the information leaflets. You can as well get cold drinks and snacks from the Centre. We shall after enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the Centre within the shades of the acacia trees.

Later, in the afternoon, we shall follow the Kopjes Circuit, that goes anti clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, this usually attracts many lions and large cobras, the Kopjes are known as weathered granite outcrops that are found around the plains and most of these are miniature ecosystems, providing shade as well as drinking water within the pools in the rocks after the heavy rains. This makes the kopjes good for spotting wildlife species including the lions which sit near the water waiting for animals coming to drink.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge
Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp
Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 4: Have a gave drive in Serengeti national park & transfer to Ngorongoro crater

Have breakfast and proceed for a morning game where you will view many animals including the zebras, lions, elephants, birds, antelopes and many more.  Later in the afternoon, drive enroute to the rim of Ngorongoro crater where you will have your dinner and an overnight with the best excellent view of the crater floor.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge
Mid-range: Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge
Budget: Plantation Lodge/Simba Camp

Day 5: Explore Ngorongoro and departure to Arusha town

You will spend the whole day exploring Ngorongoro crater where you will view variety of animal species including the birds. There is also a big possibility of spotting the big five including the lions, buffalos, elephants, Rhinos, and the leopards. You will have lunch at any picnic site at the crater floor and in the afternoon, return to Arusha making the end of the safari.

END OF SAFARI

Tour inclusions

  • Professional Guide
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • All activities detailed in the safari
  • Park entrance fees
  • Drinking water on the safari
  • Airport transfer

Tour Exclusions

  • Tanzania hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

 

 5 Day safari to Ngorongoro & Serengeti National Park

The tour starts and ends in Tanzania in Arusha Town. The safari takes you to both Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Serengeti National Park takes you to Serengeti National park is found in the northwestern Tanzania, it’s famous for the annual migration of over 250000 zebras, crocodiles, honey badger and over 1.5 million white bearded wildebeest. This park also harbors many other animal species including; the hyenas, baboon, wild dogs, topis, buffalos, black Rhinos, birds etc. the tour also takes you to Ngorongoro crater which is a conservation Area and UNESCO World Heritage site, its located 180 km from Arusha and it has the Ngorongoro crater as its main tourist attraction. The park is famous for the black rhinos, hippos, cape buffalos, common Eland, Blue wildebeest, water buck, topis, crocodiles, Impalas, and the African leopards.

leopard safari

Tour highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Ngorongoro National Park

Day 2: Full day game viewing in Ngorongoro crater

Day 3: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Day 4: Full day game viewing in serengeti national Park

Day 5: Transfer to Arusha

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Ngorongoro National Park

Have breakfast and after start your drive to Ngorongoro, immediately after your arrival, have lunch and later proceed for an afternoon game drive to the crater for a game drive. This national park is a world heritage site which is located in Ngorongoro district and it has the largest intact volcanic caldera which lies within the conservation area. The park was formally part of serengeti. It’s also home to over 25000 large animals, 500 bird species that live within the montane forest, bush land, grassland, open grass, Munge stream, woodland as well as the Lerai stream. Immediately after the game drive, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge

Budget: Plantation Lodge/Simba Camp

Day 2: Full day game viewing in Ngorongoro crater

Have breakfast and after proceed for a full day game viewing ,you will have chance to view many animal species including; lions, cheetah, black rhinoceros, hippos, wildebeest, leopards, Grants and Thompson’s gazelles, elephants, hyena, jackals, warthogs, waterbuck, buffalos and the mountain reedbuck. The primates here include; vervet monkeys and the baboons. You will get chance to view some birds like black eagles, Kori bustard, martial eagle, secretary bird, marabou stork, ostrich, bizarre secretary, crowned crane, lovebirds, and plovers, the European migrants from the month of November to May, these species include; swallows, Yellow Wagtails, White Storks, Augur Buzzards, Fiscal Shrike, Anteater Chat, Verreaux’s Eagle, flamingoes, and Wheatear.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge

Mid-range: Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge

Budget: Plantation Lodge/Simba Camp

Day 3: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Have breakfast and after proceed for a community walk to the Masai people, you will get to enjoy the traditional performances, and you can also have a forest walk as another option. After having your lunch, you will drive to serengeti National Park for an overnight.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 4: Full day game viewing in serengeti national Park

Breakfast early in the morning, after proceed for a game drive to see the nocturnal animals which are returning from hunting and the awakening of lions in the dawn. During this same game drive, you may also spot other animals including; elephants, buffalos, giraffes, eland, impalas, zebras, lions, solitary leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, serval cat, Gaudy agama lizards, black Rhinoceros, waterbuck, baboons, African wild dogs, as Kongonis. Apart from the many animals, there are many bird species that can be spotted, some of the bird species include; acacia woodland secretary bird, martial eagle, Kori bustard, marabou stork, black eagles, crowned crane, bizarre secretary, ostrich, as well as the love birds. After, return to the lodge for lunch and relax for the evening.

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Asilia Dunia Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

Day 5: Transfer to Arusha-Departure

Have breakfast and after drive to Arusha town and have lunch on your arrival. Later, drive to the airport for your departure flight.

END OF SAFARI

Tour inclusions

  • Professional Guide
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • All activities detailed in the safari
  • Park entrance fees
  • Drinking water on the safari
  • Airport transfer

Tour Exclusions

  • Tanzania hotel fees( the eve of the safari and the night after the safari),
  • Tips,
  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • international flights,
  • Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,
  • optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

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