5 Days Tanzania Tented Safari

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5 Days - Northern Tented Safari

This breathtaking 5-day Tanzania Tented safari will take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, which boasts one of the highest densities of species in Africa. A breathtaking glimpse of African wildlife awaits you within a self-contained habitat crammed with critters. The journey will continue to the Serengeti National Park, a 14500-square-kilometer-large wilderness in the heart of untamed Africa, where every day brings a new vista and a new adventure. Lake Manyara National Park, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment, is one of Tanzania’s most spectacular animal habitats, consisting of a tiny but huge soda lake.

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Moshi – Tarangire National Park + -

Pick up from your Moshi/Arusha hotel at 7 a.m./8 a.m. and drive to Tarangire National Park (with a lunchbox along the way). In the afternoon, you will go on a game drive where you will have the opportunity to witness enormous herds of elephants, which are the main attraction of this national park. Tarangire is home to several of the renowned Baobab trees, as well as Amarula trees (the fruit of which is one of the elephants' favorite sweet delicacies!). Return to your lodge, either within the national park or in the adjacent town of Mto Wa Mbu, for supper and sleep.

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 while it is still active, before the day becomes too hot and they retreat to rest. Explore the hippo pools and look for crocodiles as the sun rises. Return to your lodge for brunch before packing up and driving to Ngorongoro, where you will see even more wildlife. As your chef prepares for dinner, expect to see zebra and even elephant roaming through camp. You will, without a certain, 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 witness some of Tanzania's lesser-known animals, including the black rhino. Enjoy a game drive on the crater's broad grassy plains till 3pm, pausing for a picnic lunch near the Ngoitoktok hippo pools. Return to the tented campground at Mto Wa Mbu for supper and sleep.

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

The end of early beginnings! After breakfast, visit Lake Manyara National Park, noted for its huge 220km2 lake, the beaches of which are often obscured by a pink carpet of flamingos. During the morning wildlife drive, you may have the opportunity to witness Lake Manyara's legendary tree-climbing lions, which are not seen in any other national park! After 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
  • 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 tented 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 tented 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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