5 Days Tanzania Safari

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5 Star rated safari company in Moshi, Tanzania on TripAdvisor

5 Days - Northern Camping Safari

This spectacular 5-day Tanzania safari will take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, which has one of Africa’s largest concentrations of wildlife. Inside a self-contained environment packed with creatures, you will experience a spectacular sight of African wildlife. The tour will continue to the Serengeti National Park, a gigantic wilderness of 14500 square kilometers in the heart of untamed Africa, where every day provides a new panorama and a new adventure. At the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment, you’ll explore Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most stunning wildlife habitats, consisting of a small but massive soda lake.

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Moshi – Tarangire National Park + -

Pick up from your hotel in Moshi/Arusha at 7am/8am and drive to Tarangire National Park (with a lunchbox on the way). In the afternoon you will have a game drive with the opportunity to see large groups of elephants that make this national park famous. Tarangire is home to many of the iconic Baobab trees as well as Amarula trees (whose fruit is one of the favourite sweet treats for the elephants!). Return to have dinner and overnight at your campsite, either within the national park or at the nearby town of Mto Wa Mbu.

Day 2: Tarangire – Serengeti National Park + -

Early rise with breakfast and then head to the sweeping plains of Serengeti National Park for an afternoon game drive (lunchbox provided). The Serengeti (literal translation means ‘endless plains’) may provide you with the spectacle of the Great Migration- thousands of Zebra and Wildebeest moving in search of the best grasses and water. The best time to view the migration is between February-June. Following your game drive you will go to set up camp within the National Park. Your safari chef will cook you a scrumptious dinner before you turn yourselves in for a night amongst the wildnerness.

Day 3: Serengeti - Ngorongoro CONSERVATION AREA + -

Rise early to catch the wildlife whilst they are still active before the day gets too hot and they return to rest. Explore the hippo pools and find crocodiles basking as the sun comes up. Return to camp for brunch, pack up and then drive to Ngorongoro whilst viewing more wildlife on the way. You will set up camp at Simba camp- on the edge of the crater rim. Be prepared to find zebra and possibly even elephant wandering through camp as your chef cooks up a storm for dinner. No doubt after a busy day you will turn yourselves in early!


Day 4: Ngorongoro CRATER + -

Wake up to a delicious breakfast at the campsite and then descend into the infamous Ngorongoro crater to view some of Tanzania’s more rarely seen wildlife including the black rhino. Enjoy a game drive on the open grassy plains of the crater until 3pm, stopping for a picnic lunch at Ngoitoktok hippo pools. Return to Mto Wa Mbu campsite for dinner cooked by the chef and overnight.

Day 5: Mto wa mbu - Lake Manyara National Park - MOSHI + -

Your last day of early starts! Following breakfast enter the Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its expansive 220km² lake whose shores sometimes may not be seen for the pink carpet of flamingos. During the morning game drive you may get the chance to see Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions- not seen in any other national park! Following lunch you will return to Arusha/Moshi (5pm/6pm).

  • Pick up and drop off from the Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Two night accommodation at Moshi for arrival and departure
  • Camping equipment (tent, mattress, table, chair, sleeping bag) during safari
  • Extended 4 x 4 luxury safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Professional safari English speaking guide (different languages on request)
  • Professional safari cook
  • Three meals a day
  • Binoculair
  • Vehicle supplement fee for all parks
  • All park fees
  • 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
  • Costs of a personal nature
  • Tips to your driver/guide suring safari
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Visa, flight ticket
  • Insurance

General Safari Information

Your safari guide:

Our safari guides are all well experienced in the field and passionate about showing you the amazing wildlife and culture Tanzania has to offer. All are fluent in English, and if you have a special language request just let us know as many will also have an additional language (e.g. French, Spanish, German). They are also well trained in 4×4 driving so will be able to get you anywhere on the varying road qualities we have here! Please feel free to ask your guide any questions you may have about the wildlife, culture or trip along the way.

Your meals and drinks:

All meals will be provided by the lodges you are staying at- if you are leaving on a game drive during the day then a lunch box will be provided. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at most lodges. We will provide mineral water in the car each day.


4×4 Safari Landcruiser with 7 seats. Our safari vehicles have been specifically modified for wildlife viewing, with a pop top roof which will be open during all game drives and sliding windows. We carry at least one pair of binoculars in each vehicle. Please note our regular vehicles do not have air conditioning or refrigerator. If you would like us to arrange one of our upgraded vehicles with these facilities please just ask us to provide a quote.
Although we do everything within our powers to ensure your maximum comfort, the roads in Tanzania can vary greatly in quality from newly tarmacced to completely rough and muddy or dusty (depending on rainy or dry season!). Driving times can be long, even to cover what may seem like relatively short distances. Although we regularly maintain our vehicles (with a check-up in the garage after every safari) they can and do sometimes pop a tyre or breakdown. Our guides are well trained with lots of experience in car mechanics and 98% of the time can fix the issue themselves- and you’ll be off spotting zebras again in less than 20 minutes! Please be patient if your car encounters a mechanical issue.


A great area of confusion and unease for many tourists, tipping is a generally expected and highly appreciated (although not compulsory) part of your safari tour. It is a great way of saying ‘thank you’ to those that have helped you to have a wonderful experience here. Tips should be given at the end of your safari when saying your goodbyes. If you are part of a group safari it is best to try to discuss with everyone beforehand how you wish to do the tipping. To help you feel at ease we have provided a general guide below but please remember that tipping is a way of you showing your gratitude for your safari staff and is up to you! The guidelines given below are for a group amount, not individually.
Guide: 20-25 USD/ day

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