Northern Tanzania Highlights Safari – 5 Days

Overview

This 5-day safari of Northern Tanzania takes you on a wholesome journey to experience the stunning natural beauty and majestic wildlife that this region is known for.

Get up close and personal with lions, elephants, cheetahs, and many more incredible animals as you journey through the iconic Ngorongoro Crater, the vast Serengeti Plains, and the picturesque Manyara.

Take in the breathtaking views of the Ngorongoro Crater and be amazed by the diversity of wildlife found here. Witness the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti, where you will also have the chance to see the Big Five and other elusive predators. Finally, marvel at the famous tree-climbing lions and various bird species in Lake Manyara National Park.

Take a look at the detailed itinerary to get a better feel of how such a safari would work for you. Keep in mind that all our safari packages are customizable and our team of experts will gladly help you personalize any safari to your specific needs.

Detailed Itinerary

Here is the full day-by-day itinerary for this tour

Day 1: Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Our driver/guide will meet you at your hotel or pick-up point in Arusha in the morning. The guide will brief you about your safari and then drive you to Ngorongoro Conservation Area via Lake Manyara and Karatu.

Check-in is followed by lunch at your lodge. Rest of the day and evening at leisure, Dinner, and overnight stay at your lodge.

Accommodation at Acacia Farm Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2:Transfer to Serengeti National Park

After early breakfast, check out and with packed lunches descend the down walls of the world’s largest caldera for a half day of game and sightseeing on the crater floor.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the crater has global importance for biodiversity conservation due to the presence of globally threatened species, the density of wildlife inhabiting the area, and the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, and other animals into the northern plains.

Extensive archaeological research has also yielded a long sequence of evidence of human evolution and human-environment dynamics, including early hominid footprints dating back 3.6 million years. Here you have a chance to spot Lions, Elephants, Buffalos, Hippos, Cheetahs, Hyenas, and several antelope and bird species.

You will depart for Serengeti National Park in the afternoon and enjoy en route game viewing. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Accommodation at Kirimu camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:Game Drives in Serengeti National Park

Early morning and late afternoon game drive in the vast park. Serengeti derived from the name “Siringet” which means endless plains in the Masai Language hosts the Great Plains where the endless streams of wildebeest and zebra pour south towards Ngorongoro or north towards the Masai Mara during their annual migration.

The park is home to the BIG 5 and other species including Hyenas, Cheetahs, Caracals, Serval Cats, and several bovine species. It is also home to hundreds of bird species including vultures.

The game drives will cover the varied habitats and ecosystems of Serengeti. All meals and overnight stay at your lodge/ tented camp.

Accommodation at Kirimu camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

Breakfast will be served. At 0730 hrs, depart for Lake Manyara National Park via the Ngorongoro highlands. Check-in, and then lunch at your lodge.

You will enjoy an afternoon game drive at the nearby Lake Manyara National Park until 1800 hrs. Lake Manyara National Park is situated spectacularly between the Great Rift Valley Escarpment and Lake Manyara.

The most famous spectacle is the tree-climbing lions, which are occasionally seen along branches of Acacia trees.

Lake Manyara National Park is also known for the flamingos that inhabit the lake. During the wet season, they inhabit the edges of the lake in flocks of thousands but they are not so present during the dry season.

More than 400 species of birds inhabit the park and many remain throughout the year. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Accommodation at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:Departure

After breakfast, check out and drive back to Arusha where optional lunch will be served at
a restaurant followed by an optional transfer to either the Kilimanjaro International Airport or the Namanga border.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Price per person (USD)

Here is the cost per person depending on the group size.
 2 Pax  4 Pax  6 Pax
 2930  2510  2370

  • Trip Duration: 5 days, 4 nights.
  • Starting Point: Arusha, Tanzania.

Note: A 30% booking is due upon booking, with the balance cleared 1 month before the trip starts.

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Inclusions

The price of this tour includes the following items
  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour.
  • English-speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.

Exclusions

The price of this tour does not include the following items
  • International airfares.
  • Entry visa to Tanzania.
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • Personal insurance (medical/travel)
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature.(e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities.)