The 5 Days Tanzania Safari is a signature tour when it comes to Safaris in Tanzania. This package offers a visitor an opportunity to enjoy safari game drives in 3 of the most iconic parks in Northern Tanzania. During the 5 days, you will visit the world-famous Serengeti National Park which has been voted time and again as the best park in the world, Ngorongoro Crater which is like a natural zoo, and Tarangire National Park which is often underrated, but one of the best parks you can visit in Africa.

Places to visit on your 5 Days Tanzania Safari

 Have a look at a brief overview of all the 3 parks that you will visit during your safari in Tanzania.

 Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is a renowned national park located in northern Tanzania, East Africa. The park is named after the Tarangire River, which runs through the park and provides a vital water source for wildlife, especially during the dry season. Tarangire National Park is situated in the greater Manyara Region of Tanzania, approximately 118 kilometers (73 miles) southwest of Arusha, Tanzania’s safari capital.

Tarangire is renowned for its diverse wildlife population, particularly during the dry season from July to October when vast wildlife herds gather around the Tarangire River. Visitors have the opportunity to see large concentrations of elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, Cape buffalos, and impalas. The park is also home to predators like lions, leopards, and cheetahs, along with various species of primates and over 550 bird species.

Safari in Tanzania 5 DaysBird enthusiasts will find Tarangire National Park to be a haven for avian diversity. The park is home to a wide array of bird species, including colorful bee-eaters, hornbills, lovebirds, ostriches, and raptors. It’s a fantastic destination for bird watching and photography.

Tarangire is most famous for larger herds of elephants that roam this vast park, and the huge baobab trees that dot the park.

Tarangire National Park stands out for its exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities, stunning landscapes, and unique baobab tree scenery. It offers an immersive safari experience and is a must-visit destination for nature and wildlife enthusiasts exploring Tanzania. You will visit Tarangire National Park as the first destination in this amazing 5-Day Safari in Tanzania.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is a world-famous natural wonder located in northern Tanzania. It is often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, or by some ‘The Eden of Africa’, and is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ngorongoro Crater is situated in the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), which is part of the larger Serengeti ecosystem.

Ngorongoro Crater is located approximately 180 kilometers (112 miles) west of Arusha in Northern Tanzania.

The crater itself covers an area of approximately 260 square kilometers (100 square miles) and boasts a varied landscape. It features savannah plains, forests, lakes, and marshes, that provide a range of habitats for a wide array of wildlife.

The Ngorongoro Crater is renowned for its exceptional wildlife concentration. It is often referred to as Africa’s “Eden” due to the high density of animals found within its confines, with an estimated population of 25,000 large animals. The animals found at Ngorongoro include; elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, zebras, wildebeests, buffalos, and numerous species of antelope like elands, gazelles, impalas, hartebeests, and many others.

The Ngorongoro Crater is also one of the few places in Africa where you can spot the endangered Black rhinoceros.

Apart from the many animals found in Ngorongoro Crater, it is a haven for bird enthusiasts, with over 500 bird species recorded. It provides a diverse habitat for various avian species, including flamingos, eagles, ostriches, secretary birds, and numerous waterbirds.

A visit to Ngorongoro gives you the opportunity to enjoy the best safari game drives on the Ngorongoro Crater’s floor but, you can also incorporate other activities like a ranger-guided nature walk at the Ngorongoro Crater Rim forests or a visit to the various Masai Villages to learn more about their culture and traditions.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is a world-renowned wildlife sanctuary located in Northern Tanzania and extending into southwestern Kenya in what is known as Masai Mara Game Reserve. The two share an international boundary that partly runs along the Mara River; the epicenter of the annual Great Migration.

Serengeti is one of the most iconic and diverse safari destinations in Africa. Time and again the park has been voted as the best national park in Africa earning prominent awards like the World Travelers Award.

Covering an area of approximately 14,750 square kilometers (5,700 square miles), Serengeti is famous for hosting the annual Great Migration, often regarded as one of the most extraordinary wildlife spectacles on Earth.

Each year, millions of wildebeests, zebras, and other herbivores migrate in search of fresh grazing grounds, following a circular pattern between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara in Kenya. The availability of water and food drives this migration and attracts predators like lions, cheetahs, and crocodiles.

Apart from the wildebeest migration herds, the park is renowned for its remarkable wildlife diversity. It is home to an incredible array of animals, including lions, leopards, elephants, Cape buffalos, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and various antelope species. The park also boasts a rich birdlife, with over 500 bird species recorded.

5-Day Tanzania safari itinerary in brief

The table below shows the briefly outlined itinerary of the 5 days Tanzania safari that starts and ends at Arusha town; the base town for safari tours in Tanzania. The tour can be customized in any way in order to suit your needs and budget. It is a private tour so you can start on any date.





Day 1 Drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park for safari game drives. Marera Valley Lodge Tarangire National Park
Day 2 Transfer from Karatu to Serengeti National Park. Afternoon safari in the Serengeti. Acacia Serengeti Camp Serengeti National Park
Day 3 Spend a full day exploring Serengeti National Park Acacia Serengeti Camp Serengeti National Park
Day4 Morning safari in the Serengeti. Transfer back to Ngorongoro Highlands. Marera Valley Lodge Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 5 Early morning Descent to Ngorongoro Crater’s floor for game drives. Transfer in the afternoon back to Arusha. End of tour. Ngorongoro Crater / Arusha

Embark on an unforgettable 5-day Tanzania safari adventure and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and beyond. Witness majestic wildlife in their natural habitat, traverse vast savannahs, and experience the wonders of African nature up close. Join us on this thrilling journey through Tanzania’s iconic national parks, where every moment promises awe-inspiring landscapes, incredible encounters, and memories that will last a lifetime. Book your 5-day Tanzania safari today and let the wilderness of Africa captivate your soul.

This 5 days Tanzania safari includes 2 nights in the Serengeti National Park to offer a better opportunity of exploring the best wildlife area in the world. The package also includes a day visit to Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater but we can still customize it for you to suit your needs and budget.

Additional information

Duration5 Days / 4 Nights
LocationsTarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro

5-Day Safari Tanzania Itinerary

Day 1

Arusha – Drive to Tarangire National Park

First day of your 5 days Tanzania safari adventure and your safari guide will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha town. He will help you in loading your luggage into a 4×4 safari jeep, and off you depart for Tarangire National Park, a pleasant 2-hour journey through the Masai Steppe, arriving at the park gate around mid-morning. After registering at the park’s gate you will start your first safari game drive right away exploring this vast park that is home to big herds of elephants as well as many other large and small mammals alike. Later in the Afternoon you will leave the park and transfer to Karatu in the Ngorongoro Highlands where you will check in for dinner and overnight at Farm of Dreams Lodge or similar accommodation. Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 2

Karatu – Transfer to Serengeti National Park.

After early morning breakfast then you will depart Ngorongoro Highlands and drive town the Malanja Depression towards Naabi Hills Gate, where you will make a stop and register to enter the Serengeti.  Along the way, you will make stops to view animals if you get some interesting sightings.

After registering at the Naabi Hill Gate you will embark on your safari game drive in the iconic Serengeti National Park which is arguably the best park in Africa. We will explore the vast plains of Serengeti until later when you will check in at a camp or lodge for dinner and overnight. Most camps have a campfire where you can relax and sip at a glass of your favorite wine or beer as you stargaze under the clear African skies. Overnight at Tukaone Serengeti Camp. All meals included.

Day 3

Explore the Serengeti National Park.

This 5 days Tanzania Safari is a private tour and that makes it very flexible. If you are interested in an early morning game drive you will be woken up at dawn and after a quick snack and cup of coffee, you will head out for a sunrise game drive to try your luck in spotting the nocturnal species as they retire back after a night out of hunting.

If you don’t do a sunrise safari game drive you will wake up for a hearty breakfast in the morning, then depart with packed lunch, and head out for a full day of safari game drives. We will explore the vast plains of Serengeti until late afternoon.

Serengeti derives its name from the word Siringit a Masai Language word that translates to endless plains. The park is well known for large herds of wildebeests migration which can number hundreds of thousands, but the park is also home to many other animals including; lions, cheetahs, leopards, gazelles, impalas, hippos, hyenas, elephants, zebras, and many other animals.Overnight at Tukaone Serengeti Camp. All meals included.

Day 4

Serengeti National Park, transfer back to Ngorongoro

Early morning breakfast at your camp, then you will check out and depart with safari game drives on the way back, as you drive towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area through Naabi Hill Gate.

On this day you have an opportunity to also visit A Masai Village (optional at extra cost) or visit the Olduvai Gorge which is an important archeological site in the world.

Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at our lodge inside Ngorongoro Conservation Area or at Karatu in the Ngorongoro Highlands. Dinner and overnight at Farm of Dreams Lodge or similar accommodation in Karatu; The Ngorongoro Highlands. All meals are included.

Day 5

Ngorongoro Crater tour – Transfer back to Arusha

You will wake up very early on this last day of your 5 days Tanzania Safari, and after an early breakfast, you will embark on your descent to the Crater floor where you will be spending this day for wildlife safari. A UNESCO World Heritage Site; Ngorongoro Crater is one place where you can expect to see a lot of animals at a very close range. The area of the crater floor spans just 21 Km in diameter making it easy to explore the area satisfactorily in one day. The Ngorongoro Crater is a Big Five destination where with luck you may be able to spot all the members; namely the African elephants, Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, and Rhinos. Lunch will be at the Hippo Poolside Picnic site, and later in the afternoon, you will be transferred back by road to Arusha, where your safari ends.

If departing on this day, we can drop you back at Kilimanjaro International Airport for your international Departure, or even a domestic flight to Zanzibar, in case you want to go for a beach extension.

This is a midrange lodging safari that involves staying at nice comfort-style lodges and tented camps, with clean and decent facilities, and great food. The same tour however can be customized with standard luxury accommodations, or even deluxe to up-market lodges and camps, if you want an upgrade.

Prices for a 5-day safari in Tanzania are as follows:

– For a group of 2 persons: USD 1970 per person sharing (Double room or Twin room)
– For a group of 4 persons: USD 1550 per person sharing (2 Double rooms or Twin rooms)
– For a group of 6 persons: USD 1460 per person sharing (3 Double rooms or Twin rooms)

– For a single traveler: Please inquire about the price
– For a group of more than 6 travelers: Please inquire about the price

The prices for children depend on their age and the room configuration. We can customize the program to suit your interests and budget.

The price includes the following:

Private safari for 2-6 persons for 5 days
Transportation and wildlife drives in a modified 4×4 Land Cruiser with a photographic roof hatch
Services of a professional English-speaking safari guide
All wildlife reserve entry fees
All game drives mentioned in the itinerary
3 bottles of 0.5L mineral water per person per day during game drives
Full board accommodation (4 meals a day) at safari lodges or tented camps as per the itinerary
Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

The price does not include the following:

International flights
Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure
Personal expenses
Gratuities for the safari guide and lodge staff (please tip them separately)
Travel insurance if needed
Visa fee (USD 50/100 for American or Irish passport holders, to be paid upon arrival)
Drinks and beverages at lodges
Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (USD 599 per person), including concession fees
Airport pick-up and transfers in a private car
Accommodation in Arusha upon arrival

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