5-Day Safari in Tanzania
See the Big Five!
Spot Tree Climbing Lions
An Incredible 5 Day Tanzania Safari!
The ultimate safari adventure for you to truly experience Tanzania. Meet the people and animals that call this amazing place home. The natural habitat for more than 25,000 large mammals, it is not unusual to see all of the “Big Five” (buffalo, elephants, rhino, lions, and leopards) in one day. We also have opportunities to spot the playful baboons, pink flamingos, tree-climbing lions, and much more!
Starting at $2,300 USD per person
We’ll come and collect you at your hotel in Arusha
January – March
May – December
5 days, 4 nights
At this moment in time, we offer private safari tours and there are no restrictions on group sizes
- Full board accommodation at safari lodges as per itinerary
- Exclusive use of 4WD safari vehicle and English-speaking driver-guide
- All park fees and crater fees
- Game drives as indicated in the itinerary
- Bottled mineral water while on game drives
- A tasty boxed lunch will be provided for each safari day
- Prices are based on 2 people sharing a room at the safari lodges
- Extra excursions/services available at safari lodges
- Items of a personal nature, such as laundry, phone calls & snacks
- Deviation from the safari itinerary provided
- Tips and gratuities for guide and lodge staff
- Hotel accommodation in Arusha; can be booked on request
What to bring
- Waterproof jacket
- Soft jacket, fleece or soft-shell, for cold temperatures at night
- Long sleeve shirt, for protection from the sun
- Short sleeve shirt, light-weight
- Hiking pants
- Shorts (optional)
- Bathing suit (optional)
- Rimmed hat, for sun protection
- Bandana, buff or dust mask, for face coverage for dust and sweat (optional)
- Hiking boots or shoes
- Sandals or flip-flops (optional)
- Daypack, small
- Face mask (Mandatory)
- Hand sanitizer (Mandatory)
- Lip balm
- Insect repellent, containing DEET
- Snacks (optional)
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Camera, with a zoom lens of 300mm or more (optional)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Electrical outlet adapter (plug type D or G)
- Trip receipt
- Visa (available at the airport)
- Immunization papers (please see the CDC’s recommendations on immunizations)
- Insurance documents
About your guide
One local, certified safari guide
Explore Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve: The Serengeti!
It is not unusual to see all of the "Big Five" (buffalo, elephants, rhino, lions, and leopards) in one day
See the area where the remains of a 1.8 million-year-old human skeleton lie
Have the chance to meet and chat with the local guides and communities while enjoying the area
Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire
Day 1: Drive to Lake Manyara for a game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Breakfast, drive to Olduvai Gorge for picnic lunch. Proceed to Serengeti for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Breakfast, full day game drive in Serengeti. Picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Breakfast, proceed to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Breakfast, game drive in Tarangire with picnic lunch. Return to Arusha.
After meeting your friendly private guide and getting the formalities completed, we’ll then jump in the safari vehicle and head to Lake Manyara, in time for a perfect first-day game drive. Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park is famous for its large alkaline soda lake which is home to the pink flamingos, herons, and yellow-billed stork.
We’ll also keep an eye out for the tree-climbing lions, which are unique to this national park. We’ll also have to watch out for some fun antics from the local baboon troops: Lake Manyara is believed to have the largest number of these primates on earth!
After a hearty breakfast and our picnic lunch is prepared, we’ll drive around 4.5 hours through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We’ll then arrive at the Olduvai Gorge, where the remains of a 1.8 million-year-old skeleton, thought to be one of the distinct links of the human evolutionary chain, lies.
In this same area, there is a complete series of hominid footprints estimated to be over 3.7 million years old. Once we’ve had a chance to marvel at this amazing piece of history, we will then continue into the Serengeti.
After breakfast, you will set out for Africa’s greatest wildlife reserve: The Serengeti National Park. Armed with a picnic lunch, we’ll look forward to a full day of game viewing on the Serengeti. During the month of June, the migrating herds will be collecting in the western corridor, preparing to cross the Grumeti River.
Even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers some of the most exciting game viewing – great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephants and giraffes, as well as thousands of eland, topi, hartebeest, impala, and Grant’s gazelle.
After a night of reminiscing about the previous days exploring and some well-earned rest, you will drive to the fascinating wildlife arena of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This area is special as the crater it’s based in was formed over 2-3 million years ago after a volcano exploded and collapsed on itself.
Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is over 260 km² (100 miles²) long and is often referred to as “Africa’s Eden”. Home to more than 25,000 large mammals, it is not unusual to see all of the “Big Five” (buffalo, elephants, rhino, lions, and leopards) in one day.
On our last day together, we will drive to Tarangire, a must-see for avid birdwatchers, boasting over 550 different bird species, the most diverse in Africa, including the Kori Bustard, the heaviest flying bird on earth! The Tarangire River runs through the park attracting a huge number of elephants, buffalo, giraffes, and antelope, particularly in the dry season between June and October.
It is not uncommon to see large herds of elephants roaming through Tarangire’s savannah grasses or taking shade under the odd-looking “upside-down trees” (Baobab) that are dotted around the park. Following a morning game-drive, you will transfer to your hotel in Arusha or directly to Kilimanjaro Airport for onward travel.