5 Days Tanzania Safari Tour – Wildlife Safaris In Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

5 Days Tanzania Safari Tour – SAFARI OVERVIEW

This 5 days Tanzania safari tour is an affordable game viewing five day safari in Tanzania that takes you to the top Tanzania wildlife safari destinations of Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and the world-famous Serengeti National Park, starting and ending in Arusha.

On this 5 days Tanzania safari tour, you will enjoy daily game drives to see famous Africa’s Big Five animals, rare tree-climbing lions and Black rhinos, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Jackals, Giraffes, and Zebras, along with thousands of other plains game, prolific birdlife, and breathtaking scenery. You’ll also have a chance to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration, one of the seven natural wonders of Africa.

You will visit the historic gem of Olduvai Gorge and explore the extraordinary Ngorongoro Crater – a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to one of the highest concentrations of wildlife on earth. This 5 days Tanzania safari tour promises to be an unforgettable wildlife experience that will leave you wanting more.

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5 Days Tanzania Safari Tour – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Daily game drives
  • Witness the epic Wildebeest Migration in the season
  • Watch the Big Five animals in their natural habitat
  • See Big Cats like Lion, Cheetah, and Leopard
  • Spot Lake Manyara’s tree-climbing lions
  • Tour the endless plains of the Serengeti
  • Explore the mighty Ngorongoro Crater
  • Visit the historic Olduvai Gorge
  • Enjoy fantastic birdwatching & photography


Day 1: Lake Manyara National Park

Day 2 & 3: Serengeti National Park & Olduvai Gorge

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 5: Arusha

5 Days Tanzania Safari Tour – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Drive to Lake Manyara National Park; Afternoon game drive.

Day 2: Travel to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro Conservation Area & Olduvai Gorge.

Day 3: Unlimited game drives in Serengeti National Park.

Day 4: Half-day game drive in Serengeti & Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 5: Early morning game drive in Ngorongoro Crater. Return to Arusha.

5 Days Tanzania Safari Tour – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Transfer to Lake Manyara NP for Afternoon Game Drive.

On day one of your 5 Days Tanzania Safari tour, your tour driver guide shall pick you up from your hotel in Arusha at 8.30 am. He will give a short tour briefing before taking you on a drive of about 2 hours north to scenic Lake Manyara NP. Along the way, you’ll pass through villages and towns with busy markets.

Upon arrival at your lodge, enjoy lunch and have some time to rest. In the afternoon, go on a game drive in Manyara. Set at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara NP is one of Tanzania’s smallest but, most visually striking parks.

As you drive, you will see a huge, jungle-clad wall of the escarpment rising on one side, while on the other is the vast, flat soda lake. Much of the water is dappled pink and white, as large flocks of Flamingos and Pelicans gather here to feed. The park is one of the best places for birdwatching, with more than 400 recorded species, from bee-eaters to silvery-cheeked hornbills.

Marshland surrounds the lake, providing habitat for hippo, elephants, and buffalo, while zebra, wildebeest, and giraffes wander across the grasslands. Blue monkeys play in the branches of acacia, mahogany, and sausage trees, where you can also listen for the howls of baboon troops and look for rare tree-climbing lions. After your game drive, return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.


Luxury: – Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange: – Manyara Kirurumu Camp

Budget: – Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 110km/2 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Lake Manyara
  • Afternoon game drive

Optional Activity: –

  • Night game drive

Day 2: Travel to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro Conservation Area & Olduvai Gorge.

Your second day of the 5 Days Tanzania Safari Tour starts with an early breakfast at the lodge. After breakfast, set off on a long beautiful African drive of about 5 to 6 hours towards the legendary Serengeti National Park.

Pass through several traditional Maasai homesteads and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, before making a stop at Olduvai Gorge, one of the most significant sites for hominid fossil discoveries in the world. It was in this steep-sided gorge that the earliest known human ancestors lived just under two million years ago, and some of their petrified remains were found here during the mid-20th century. Enjoy a picnic lunch and explore the Gorge’s museum where real fossils and casts of early human skulls are on display

After the gorge, continue into Serengeti. In the Maasai language, the name Serengeti means “endless plains,” and this protected area’s 14,763km2 deliver on that promise. The park is a World Heritage Site and home to the largest concentration of plains game in the world, including the Big 5.  With any luck, you’ll arrive in the Serengeti in time to witness the Great Migration, which typically occurs from June to November. This “Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth” sees more than 2 million Wildebeest, Zebras, and Gazelles, undertaking the long trek to new grazing grounds.

You’ll enjoy a game drive up to your lodge in Central Serengeti.


Luxury: – Serengeti Serena Lodge/Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget: – Kijereshi Tented Camp (Bungalow)

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 250km/5-6 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Serengeti
  • Visit Olduvai Gorge
  • Serengeti game drive

Day 3: Unlimited Game Drives In Serengeti National Park.

This is the moment every wildlife and wilderness lover dreams of a safari across the endless plains of Serengeti plains. You begin early, as mornings are the best time to see the animals at their most active. You’re likely to see grazing giraffes and perhaps lions, Cheetahs, and Hyenas as they hunt wildebeest, Zebras, and Gazelles.

Other animals you’re likely to spot include elephants, buffalo, leopards, rhinos, Hippos, Crocodiles, Baboons, Vervet monkeys, Warthogs, Elands, Topis, Impalas, Bushbuck, Reedbucks, Hartebeests, Waterbucks, hyraxes, Civets, Mongoose, Ostriches, Kudus,  Dik-dik, Honey badgers, Aardwolves, Serval, Jackals, Crocodiles, and Bat-eared foxes. The diverse birdlife includes over 500 species like eagles, herons, owls, storks, vultures, and the bizarre, long-legged secretary bird.

You can choose to have lunch on the road or back at camp, after which you’ll continue the game drive into the afternoon.


Luxury: – Serengeti Serena Lodge/Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Midrange: – Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Budget: – Kijereshi Tented Camp

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Game drives

Optional Activity:-

  • Hot air balloon ride

Day 4: Half-Day Game Drive In Serengeti & Transfer To Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

After a relaxed breakfast on day four of your 5 Day Tanzania Safari Tour, go on another game drive to see more Serengeti animals.

You’ll return to camp in time for lunch, after which you leave Serengeti and drive to Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders. A World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact, unflooded caldera on earth. Its 600 m (2,000 ft) walls form a gigantic natural bowl, protecting over 30000 wild animals inside (including the Big Five). Regardless of how many safaris you have under your belt, the first time you look over the crater rim is jaw-dropping.

The entire 260km2 wide dent in the Earth stretches before you, filled with vivid-green grass and woodland. You’ll arrive at your lodge near the crater rim for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.


Luxury: – Ngorongoro Crater Lodge/Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Midrange: – Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Budget: – Karatu Simba Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx.140km/3-4 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Serengeti game drive
  • Transfer to Ngorongoro

Day 5: Early Morning Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater. Drive Back to Arusha.

After an early breakfast at the lodge, descend 600 meters into Ngorongoro Crater a 6-hour game drive. Added to the Big Five (Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Lion, and Leopard), there are healthy populations of zebra, wildebeests, Hyenas, and gazelle. Elephants roam the Lerai Forest in the southwest of the crater, while lakes and rivers support hippos and wading birds, including flamingos, storks, and pelicans.

The most eagerly sought animal is the black rhino. The crater is the best place in Tanzania to see this critically endangered species, though sightings are never guaranteed. After tracking down the crater animals, enjoy pleasant picnic lunch on the crater floor. Then, drive up the steep road out of the crater and embark on a 4-5 hour drive back to Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport for drop-off at the end of this fantastic 5 days safari in Tanzania tour.

Please note: Extensions to Zanzibar, Uganda/Rwanda (for mountain gorilla trekking), or parks in Kenya can easily be arranged. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

End of the 5 Days Tanzania Safari Tour

5 Days Tanzania Safari Tour SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof &AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari

5 Days Tanzania Safari Tour − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides, and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Arusha (Arranged on request)