5 Days Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Safari

serengeti tour

Overview

This amazing 5 Days Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Safari offers the best of Tanzania Northern circuit Safari including the Serengeti national park, the most famous park in Tanzania and where you can witness the famed Great Wildebeest Migration from July to October; Go game viewing in Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara Park, and the game-rich Ngorongoro Crater This scenic wildlife journey through Tanzania’s best Northern Circuit National Parks starts an ends in Arusha, Moshi or Zanzibar

5 Day Serengeti and Ngororongoro Safari Summary

  • Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
  • Day 2: Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park
  • Day 3: Full Day Serengeti National park
  • Day 4: Ngorongoro crater
  • Ngorongoro to Lake Manyara – Arusha

Itinerary

Day 1
Arusha to Tarangire National Park

We will pick you up early in the morning from your accommodation in Arusha and drive to Tarangire National park. The park is one of the largest national parks in Tanzania located in the Manyara region, this park is especially known for large elephant herds and the Tarangire river which flows all year round and is the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons. The 2 hr drive to the park is along a good tarmac road across gently rolling Maasai plains with scattered acacia trees.

On arrival at the Park, We explore the wildlife park in a customized 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for maximum visibility. During our game drive, we stop for a picnic lunch in the African bush. Tarangire hosts an array of wild animals, including lions and buffalos, as well as various antelopes, wildebeest, giraffes, and zebras. The national park covers some 2600km² of wilderness, characterized by undulating plains dotted with baobab and acacia trees. After our wildlife safari in Tarangire National Park, we head to our first overnight stay at a tented safari lodge a short drive from the park.

Our accommodation options for this safari depend on your package type preference, We are happy to recommend top-notch lodge/ Camp options upon inquiry

Day 2
Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park

Early in the morning, we will depart Tarangire National Park for Southern Serengeti National Park. Enjoy a scenic route to the Southern Serengeti passing along the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Serengeti is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa; it also features spectacular Wildebeest Migration and is home to all the big predators. You will have the opportunity for an afternoon game drive in the Ndutu area while enjoying a picnic lunch on umbrella acacia trees. We will resume our journey and progress further into the Central Serengeti for a game drive. After a remarkable evening on safari in Serengeti National Park, we return to our accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3
Full Day Serengeti National park

We Spend this full day exploring the vast plains of the Serengeti, giving us a great opportunity to explore all through the kopjes and riverine areas. Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest park and contains a plethora of animals and is popular for the annual migration of wildebeests. During the day, we pause for a picnic lunch in the African wilderness. Here we will hopefully see the Big Five of Africa (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo), as well as a dazzling assortment of other wildlife. After a remarkable day on safari in Serengeti National Park, we return to our accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 4
Ngorongoro crater

Day four starts with breakfast at the safari camp, as the sun rises. Then we take a game drive through Serengeti Park on our way out of the national park, stopping to enjoy a picnic lunch en route. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, especially in the early morning hours when animals and birds are more active. Next, we visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Africa.

We descend to the Ngorongoro Crater floor, taking in stunning views of the world’s largest unflooded caldera on the way down. The crater is home to the Big Five and almost every kind of big mammal found in Africa. After a rewarding game drive in this World Heritage Site, we drive out of the crater to transfer to our accommodation in The Ngorongoro Conservation Area for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5
Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara National Park - Arusha

After breakfast, we will drive to Lake Manyara via Maasai village. The Park derives its name from the Maasai word Manyara. The Park offers a wide array of animals and birds, and taking in the bush scenery on game viewing drives. The national park is dominated by the Great Rift Lake of Lake Manyara, a shallow alkaline lake attracting numerous water birds. Lake Manyara is best known for the huge seasonal flamingo flocks fringing its shores, along with various other waterfowl.

The national park is also known for its tree-climbing lions, often spotted sleeping in the trees or in the shade below, as well as its big baboon troops. On our game drive, we lookout for elephants, hippos, buffalos, banded mongooses, monkeys, klipspringers, and numerous gazelle and antelope species. In the afternoon, drive back to Arusha which concludes your safari. After collecting full-day safari memories, we transfer back to Arusha to mark the end of our safari