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5 Days Safari In Serengeti, Tarangire, And Ngorongoro

From US$ 2,100 per person
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Big Five (African Lion, African Elephant, Leopard, Rhinoceros and Cape Buffalo)
  • A chance to witness the Great Migration
  • A visit to the Olduvai Gorge where great discoveries were made
This 5 Days Safari trip will take you to the most popular safari destinations in Tanzania - Serengeti National park, Tarangire National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater.

These places are second to none when it comes to wildlife. You will definitely spot the Big Five (African Lion, African Elephant, Leopard, Rhinoceros, Cape Buffalo) during this trip along with hundreds of other animals and birds.

Serengeti National Park also hosts the annual Great Migration of more than 3 million animals traveling South in search of grassland and water.

Safari in Tanzania is always a richly rewarding experience. It offers outstanding wildlife viewing in true safari style with all the creature comforts you could possibly wish for whilst ensuring an entirely authentic experience without hordes of tourists.

Please refer to the itinerary section for day-by-day activities.
Day 1: Safari to Lake Manyara National Park

Today we drive to Tarangire National Park, for excellent game viewing. Tarangire is a small park which offers some excellent sights. Generally in the dry seasons Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water.

We spend the night in our lodge, which is beautifully set inside the park with stunning views and a unique atmosphere. In the late afternoon we make a short journey to wilderness lodge just inside Tarangire National Park.

Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Day 2: Safari to Serengeti National Park

We head towards Serengeti National Park. En route there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world's most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here in a small museum we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years.

After lunch we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje.

In December, January and February we will normally see the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard.

We return to our special tented lodge for the night.

Dinner and overnight at Kati Kati Tented Lodge.

Day 3: Another full day game drive in Serengeti National Park

We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest.

We travel from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and if you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as lots of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich.

We return to our special tented lodge for the night.

Dinner and overnight at Kati Kati Tented Lodge.

Day 4: Game drive in Serengeti onwards to Ngorongoro

We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a conservation area and not a national park.This means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Maasai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife.

During the drive in Ngorongoro we have a chance to glimpse something of the Maasai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffaloes.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wild Tented Lodge.

Day 5: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

Today we will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for your crater tour. Here you we will explore the forest areas inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where we may see flamingos. We will also visit the open savannah where the lions hunt.

Picnic lunch will be served at the crater. In late afternoon we drive back to the airport.
what’s included
  • All accommodation during the safari
  • Private safari guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop-up roof for game viewing
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • All meals during the safari
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
what’s excluded
  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Tour Type Private Tour  
Duration 5 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Arusha, Tanzania
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
other information
Tanzania On Foot / Product Category: Safari
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