5 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari

This 5 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari is one of the best short Tanzania Safari to do for those who have less time and are interested in exploring Tanzania. This 5 Days Tanzania Safari will take you Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater all areas giving you an opportunity for great game safari and wildlife viewing. This safari is an all inclusive trip which starts and ends in Arusha.

Day 1: Pickup from Arusha and drive to Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive

Day 2: Morning game drive and drive to Serengeti National Park for an afternoon game drive

Day 3: Game drives in Serengeti National Park

Day 4: Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for an evening game drive.

Day 5: Visit Ngorongoro Crater Floor and after drive to Arusha for drop off to end your 5 Days Tanzania Wildife Safari.

  • All transportation as scheduled
  • All park entrance fee, crater service and concession fee
  • Meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner as indicated above
  • Four wheel transportation for safari with pop up roof ideal for game view
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Complementary bottled water while doing game drive
  • All activities as per above proposal
  • Uganda visas
  • Meals, transport, and lodging outside the regular itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
  • Any items of personal nature
  • International vaccinations
  • Insurance

Travel Days

DAY 01:  Pickup from Arusha and drive to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast at your hotel in Arusha, you will be picked up your driver guide and drive to Lake Manyara National Park arriving in the afternoon, you will check-in at your lodge have hot lunch, relax and go for an afternoon game drive. Lake Manyara National Park is the smallest park in Tanzania but with a variety of wildlife for viewing you will have a chance to see zebras, wildebeests, bushbacks, dik-diks, guinea fowls among other wildlife. You’ll drive through bush tracks and explore the Lake which is home of thousands of Flamingos and River’s twists and turns, finding elephants drinking and playing in the refreshing waters. In the late afternoon you will do an optional short hike down the Great Rift Valley as well as visit to the local community, during the hike you will have a chance to enjoy the sounds of the forest and waterfalls surrounding the trails.


Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp

DAY 02: Morning game drive and drive to Serengeti National Park.

After breakfast you will do a short sunrise game drive and after you will drive to Serengeti national park heading in a northwesterly direction. Head up the winding, switch-back road and into the Ngorongoro Highlands continue to the Serengeti national park (endless plain) for afternoon to sunset game drive before heard to your overnight camps for dinner and overnight.


Dinner and overnight at Serengeti sopa lodge.

DAY 03: Full day Game drives in Serengeti National Park

This day you will have full day game drives to discover Serengeti National Park. This will give you an opportunity to sight big cats – Cheetahs, leopards and Lions. You do a 6am sunrise game drive to search for early bird grazers followed by a bush breakfast at 8am after you will proceed with a game drive to search for more wildlife at lunch time you have a picnic lunch and relax as you feel the beautiful Serengeti. After lunch you will proceed with your afternoon game drive and later you will retrieve back to the lodge for overnight and dinner.

Dinner and overnight at
Serengeti sopa lodge.

DAY 04: Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with en-route game

Morning sunrise game drives after transfer with en-route game drives to Ngorongoro Crater rim for dinner and overnight. On your way you will visit Retima Hippo pool for amazing views of hippos and other wildlife. You will as well have the option of passing through The Olduvai Gorge. This area is where many incredible archaeological discoveries have been found. It’s also a beautiful area with lush, grassy land and Tanzanian Acacia trees sweeping majestically on the landscape. Another option would be to visit a Masai Village and learn their nomadic culture and enchanting singing and dancing. You should surely try to compete with the Maasai males high jumps!

Dinner and overnight at
Ngorongoro sopa lodge.

DAY 05: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

After an early breakfast, you will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro conservation Area supports avast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world! The crater is home to over 25,000 large mammals and was the result of an erupted volcano thousands of years ago. The animals live in harmony in the huge, walled crater which also houses stunning lakes, lush forests and vast plains. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife experience. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually have been seen here. You will proceed to Arusha for drop off to end your 5 Days Tanzania Wildife Safari.

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