The exciting 5 days of Tanzania standard safari in the African wilderness will include wildlife spotting and some cultural encounter when visiting Masai village at Ngorongoro highlands on your way to “Wild Africa” The Serengeti National Park. These 5 days Tanzania standard safari takes you to the best game viewing areas of Tarangire National Park, The world rich “Serengeti Park” & Ngorongoro Crater “The world natural wonder”.
Tarangire/Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater Safari Starts & ends in Arusha.
You’re 5 Days Tanzania standard safari starts when we meet you at your lodge/hotel a day before for a detailed safari briefing & leave you to relax and enjoy the great weather of Arusha city. In case of late arrival, we meet you in the morning before departing for Tarangire.
Please feel free to contact one of our safari experts for a tailor-made safari package based on your ideas and budget, we always have something for everyone. Karibu Sana!
The highlights of 5 Days Tanzania Standard Safari
Enjoy the beautiful African terrains while spotting enormous wildlife that you have never thought possible
Experience the Wildebeest Migration safari when thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle wondering about in the Serengeti plains
Spotting the African Big 5 & big cats while staying in the best lodges & camps placed in wildlife areas
Enjoy the cultural authenticity when visiting Masai village at Ngorongoro highlands
Comfort & private – You will be in a private 4 x 4 safari jeep driven by a professional and well-experienced local safari driver guide who will take you and show you all the animals that you have ever dreamed of. Your jeep will have a pop-up to assure good pictures from all angles. Accommodation will be mid-range lodges & tented camps. Luxury, semi-luxury accommodation is available upon request.
Destination: Northern Tanzania
Location: Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
Best time to visit: Yearly around
Arusha – Tarangire National Park
Distance: 120 km
Non – game-viewing time: 2 – 3 hours.
After breakfast at your lodge in Arusha, our safari driver-guide will meet you & you will depart for Tarangire National Park via Arusha town just in case of any last-minute purchase before heading to the park. The driving will be on the Great Northern highway & across the Masai steppe & many villages.
Tarangire is the fifth largest National park in Tanzania at the foot of the Great East African Rift Valley, it’s vegetation is comprised of low lying hills of acacia woodland, giant baobab trees & Savannah grassland.
The main features of this park are a larger population of elephants, the Tarangire River which is a permanent water source in the entire park & the huge baobab tree that dwarfing some animal species that cometh beneath it. You may expect to spot herds of wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, zebra, giraffe, hippos, and many antelope.
Primates like baboons, blue monkeys, velvet monkeys are also inhibited by the park, lion, hyena, jackals & the ever-elusive leopard which needs sharp eyes to sport can also be seen.
Later afternoon drive across the Great East African Rift Valley for sunset watch & to Marera Valley Lodge for dinner & overnight.
Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge or similar at Karatu town. All meals included.
Tarangire – Serengeti National park
Distance: 145 km
Non – game-viewing time: 3 – 4 hours.
After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park, the driving is via attractive high lying farmland of Karatu and up to Ngorongoro gate, after check-in, you will drive more up and along the Crater rim, you may stop for some nice pictures at the crater viewpoint. More drive around the Crater rim and down to the “Wild rich” The Serengeti National park with its endless rolling plains.
On the way, you will visit one of the Masai villages whereby some Masai warrior invites you & give you a brief story of their life around this area, questions & answer sessions before entering their small houses to meet kids & members of the family. Later they will sing and dance their famous song which involving jumping high. From there drive further with an en-route game drive to Naabi Hills Gate for check-in before heading to the Central Serengeti park area called Seronera.
Seronera is the richest wildlife habitat in Serengeti, endowed with Seronera River, the main water source in the area that attracts an abundance of wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. Picnic lunch will be served at the kopjes (Rocky outcropping). Afternoon game drive in search of the Wildebeest Migration, late drive to your lodge during or before the sunset for dinner & overnight.
Overnight at Thorn Trees Camp Central Serengeti All meals included.
Full Day Serengeti National Park
Your 5 days Tanzania lodge safari continue and today we are taking you for a full-day game drive in the Serengeti. You will start as early as 06:30 with a packed breakfast box and lunch box. Early morning game drive allows you to spot the cat family on the road as they try to avoid the morning mist, you may also see nocturnal animals coming back from their long night of hunting or a group of lioness organizing an ambush or eating along the road.
Break for breakfast in the bush then you will be heading to where the Wildebeest migration is packed. Spend much time watching the migration of herds, the big cats, and others (packed lunch will be served in the bush or in one of the picnic sites in the area. You may expect to see a lot of animal actions like hunting, killing, fighting & so on. Drive back to the Camp during or before the sunset, dinner & overnight in the Camp.
Overnight at Thorn Trees Camp Central Serengeti, All meals included
Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Distance: 85 km
Non – game-viewing time: 3 – 4 hours.
On this day as early as 06:30 you can do another early morning game drive to carry your breakfast & lunch box. Spend much time in Serengeti doing game drives before starting your en-route game drive towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Arrive at the lodge sunset watch at the Crater rim, dinner & overnight.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge at the Crater rim or similar in Karatu Town. All meals included.
Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
Distance: 175 km
Non – game viewing time: 4 – 5 hours.
Start with the first rays of the sun at 06:30, a decent 600 meters into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for a wonderful game drive. Supported by water from the highlands and enough fodder, this area is rich in wildlife which includes herds of wildebeest, Giant African elephants, eland, zebra, warthog, buffalo, and the rare black rhino. The so-called big 5 which includes lion leopard, buffalo, black rhino & the African elephant can be spotted in this area in the course of one day of game drive. (Packed lunch will be served on the crater floor).
Another big surprise in this picturesque crater is the denser population of predators which includes lion, cheetah, hyena, jackal, and the ever-mysterious leopard which require a trained eye to spot. You will visit Lake Magadi a shallow alkaline lake which is among the water sources in the crater, some flamingos, hippos & other aquatic birds can be seen in this Lake.
Game drives until afternoon, then start your way out & drive back to Arusha, if not flying the same day you can visit some Masai market or shopping centers on your way to Arusha. Arriving in Arusha late afternoon for overnight. (Accommodation on this day can be arranged upon request at extra cost) If flying on the same day we will take you to Kilimanjaro international airport (JRO) to catch your flight back home. (KLM can be the best option leaving Kilimanjaro international airport at 21:30)
All accommodation subject to availability.
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