5 DAYS BIG FIVE SAFARI | TARANGIRE, SERENGETI & NGORONGORO

5 Days Lodge Safari; Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro

Similar to our 5 Days Safari; code TST 005 LSN but this one now includes Tarangire instead of Lake Manyara National park.

Tarangire National Park is the fifth largest National park in Tanzania and is a great place to be during all the dry season. During the rainy seasons in April and May the park is not always recommended because of the water logging but as from June through March the park is the best place to watch the largest herds of elephants. This 5 days Safari package in Tanzania includes this great park, combined with the Serengeti National Park, and The Ngorongoro Crater also known as the 8th Wonder of the world.

The package involves staying in some handpicked lodges and Tented camps. The accommodations options come in different categories; up market, standard luxury or mid range.

Tour Code: TST 005 TSN

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01  Tarangire Safari    

Leave Arusha town in the morning after breakfast and drive one and a half hours to Tarangire National Park. This park is considered to be the home to the largest elephant herds and the gigantic baobab trees. We will be going with a lunch box which we will take at one of the many picnic sites within the park and spend the day watching the elephants, and other animals like lions, zebras, and the rare fringe eared Oryx if we are lucky. Many other animals and birds species can be easily spotted in Tarangire especially in the drier months. Overnight is at Tarangire Osupuko  Lodge. Lunch Box and dinner included.                                                                   

Day 02  Serengeti National Park

Early morning breakfast then we leave Tarangire National park and head to Serengeti National Park , crossing the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the way. We enter Naabi Hill Gate by Mid day and probably have lunch at the Gate then spend the afternoon with game drives in central Serengeti. Overnight will be at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge or a Tented camp if you want to get that African Safari feeling.                                                                     

Day 03  Full Day Serengeti Safari  

Sunrise Safari in the Serengeti is usually very rewarding as you encounter the nocturnal species retire from a night of hunting and see the diurnal species as they wake up for a new day. If you are willing to wake up early. The rest of the day is then spent within the vast plains of the famous Serengeti National park and on a lucky day – we will be able to spot the Big Five. Later in the afternoon we retire to the lodge or camp for dinner and overnight. Staying at Sopa Serengeti Lodge or Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma Area Northern Serengeti. Just outside the park.

Day 04    Ngorongoro Crater Safari 

On this day we take an early breakfast then take the same route backwards to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area re-entering the park via the Naabi Hill Gate. After registering at the Crater Gate at Seneto we will  descend along the stunning road that leads down to the Crater floor, where we will spend the day. The Ngorongoro Crater also referred as the Eden of Africa is home to the Big 5 including the elephants, lions, leopard, Rhinos and the Buffaloes. In a lucky day you can spot the Big Five in one day alone. Apart from the Big Five an amazing concentration of animals and birds awaits you at the Crater floor. Packed lunch will be served at the picnic site on the Hippo poolside. Later in the afternoon we will drive up the Crater rim for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.  All meals included.

Day 05  Back to Arusha    

 A leisurely breakfast at the lodge then after breakfast we can go for a morning Nature walk guided by an armed ranger in the forests on the Crater rim , or visit a Masai Village before driving back to Arusha where the safari ends. Activities ( optional), that you can do on this day if you wish and have time; include Cultural  tours and biking tours at Karatu or Mto wa Mbu towns.

The same safari can be done by staying at Mid range Lodging or more up market options depending on your preference and budget.

We can include your arrival and departure airport transfers and accommodation in Arusha on arrival.