5 Days Tanzania Safari

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5 Days - Northern Lodge Safari

This amazing 5-day Tanzania Lodge safari will take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, which is home to one of Africa’s most diverse animal populations. You will see amazing African wildlife inside a self-contained habitat teeming with species. The journey will continue to the Serengeti National Park, a 14500-square-kilometer-large wilderness in the heart of untamed Africa where each day brings a new vista and a new adventure. Lake Manyara National Park, located near the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, is one of Tanzania’s most beautiful animal habitats, consisting of a tiny but huge soda lake.

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Moshi – Tarangire National Park + -

Pick up from your Moshi/Arusha accommodation at 7am/8am and travel to Tarangire National Park (with a lunchbox along the way). In the afternoon, you will go on a wildlife drive where you will have the opportunity to witness the vast herds of elephants that make this national park renowned. Tarangire is home to several of the famed Baobab trees, as well as Amarula trees (whose fruit is one of the elephants' favorite sweet snacks!). Return to your lodge for supper and overnight, either within the national park or in the adjacent town of Mto Wa Mbu.

Day 2: Tarangire – Serengeti National Park + -

After breakfast, go for the Serengeti National Park's wide plains for an afternoon wildlife drive (lunchbox supplied). The Serengeti (literally 'endless plains') may give you with the spectacle of the Great Migration--thousands of Zebra and Wildebeest migrating in search of the richest grasses and water. The migration is best seen between February and June. Following your wildlife drive, you will proceed to your lodge within the National Park, where you will have dinner before retiring for the night in the wilderness.

Day 3: Serengeti - Ngorongoro CONSERVATION AREA + -

Rise early to capture wildlife when it is still active, before the day becomes too hot and they go to rest. Explore the hippo pools and look for crocodiles lounging in the sun as the sun rises. Return to your lodge for brunch before packing your belongings and driving to Ngorongoro while watching more animals along the way. Prepare to see zebra and even elephant roaming across camp as your chef prepares dinner. You will undoubtedly go to bed early after a long day!

Day 4: Ngorongoro CRATER + -

After a great breakfast at your hotel, descend into the notorious Ngorongoro crater to observe some of Tanzania's more seldom seen animals, including the black rhino. Enjoy a wildlife drive on the crater's broad grassy plains till 3pm, pausing for a picnic lunch at Ngoitoktok hippo pools. Return to the Mto Wa Mbu tented campground for supper and sleep.

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

Your final day of early mornings! Following breakfast, visit Lake Manyara National Park, noted for its huge 220km2 lake, the beaches of which are occasionally obscured by a pink carpet of flamingos. During the morning wildlife drive, you may observe Lake Manyara's legendary tree-climbing lions, which are rarely seen in any other national park! You will return to Arusha/Moshi after lunch (5pm/6pm).

  • Pick up and drop off from the Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Two night accommodation at Moshi for arrival and departure
  • Extended 4 x 4 luxury safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Professional safari English speaking guide (different languages on request)
  • 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

Best Time for Tanzania Safaris?

You can visit Tanzania all year round but the best months are the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is clear, easy and action packed. Read more

How Much Does a Safari Cost?

Cost for safaris in Tanzania depends with the number of people, number of days visiting Tanzania and the type of accommodation on the safari (luxury, midrange and budget options ). Read more