5 DAY 4 NIGHTS TARANGIRE, SERENGETI&NGORONGORO

5 Days – Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater

In this tour we will cover the 3 most popular destinations in Tanzania – Tarangire National Park (1 night), Central Serengeti (2 nights) and Ngorongoro Crater (1 night). Tour starts and ends at Arusha. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime!

This budget 5 Day Tanzania Safari to Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire Park provides an affordable, yet comfortable lodge safari experience.

Explore three of the best safari parks on the famous Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit on this guided Tanzania lodge safari. Embark on 4×4 game drives in the legendary Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park over just five days.

An unforgettable African safari taking in the wildlife, scenic and cultural highlights of Tanzania.

Itinerary


Day 1 – Arusha to Tarangire

Pick up at 8:30 AM from your hotel in Arusha and depart for Tarangire National Park with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive. Tanzania’s third largest National park is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. Post the game drive, you will head back to your camp/lodge where a delicious dinner awaits you.

Day 2 – Tarangire to Central Serengeti

After finishing up a good breakfast, you will head out towards the Serengeti National Park and travel in the midst of the never ending plain grasslands. The Serengeti is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. You will have an afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. A picnic lunch will be done during the day long game drive itself. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.

Day 3 – Central Serengeti

You can either have a relaxed breakfast and depart for full day game drives around 9:00 AM with packed lunch and return back to lodge late afternoon around 6:00 PM. Or you can depart at 6:00 AM on an early morning game drive. Later return to accommodation for breakfast and relax for a bit and depart on an afternoon game drive with packed lunch. You will explore the central portion of the Serengeti National Park today. The legendary Serengeti National Park is the most renowned safari destination for its incredible population of lions and leopards. The central portion of the Serengeti – known as Seronera area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. It features the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. During the off season of the migration, one must really look out for the many lion pride that thrive in this region. The interactions and survival of these lion pride provide an excellent game viewing experience all year round. Along with a picnic lunch during the full day game drive, the day will come to a close by around 5PM. The long day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.

Day 4 – Central Serengeti to NCA

After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park. Later depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area with picnic lunch. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest collapsed volcanic crater in the world and fourteen kilometers of isolated natural beauty. Ngorongoro Crater is surrounded by a ring of extinct volcanoes and the floor, dotted with watering holes, shelters some 30,000 animals. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.

Day 5 – Ngorongoro Crater Tour (5 hours) to Arusha

On the last day of your safari, you will have an early start. Finishing up with a quick breakfast you will make an early descent at around 6:30 AM into the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 sq kms with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 5-hour game drive on the crater floor will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is definitely recommended. The African elephant, buffalo, Black rhino, Hippos, Hyenas, Cheetahs and Lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater. This is the last leg of your safari, with a 4hr drive left to Arusha. You will be dropped off to your preferred location in Arusha by 6:00 PM in the evening. 

INCLUDED IN YOUR SAFARI PACKAGE:

  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
  • All meals at lodges and tented camps
  • Flight from Kilimanjaro to Serengeti
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Unlimited kms, Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof, 6 window seats, power adapters, and refrigerator
  • Drinking water
  • All park entry fees and 18% VAT

EXCLUDED FROM YOUR SAFARI PACKAGE:

  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Medications
  • Medical / Travel Insurance
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride in Serengeti $ 650 per person
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Tip for Your Driver ($70 per day per car)