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5 day tanzania safari

5 Day Safari Tanzania Tour - See Big five Animals

5 Day Tanzania safari itinerary and Price

Embark on a thrilling 5-day Tanzania safari expedition, meticulously crafted by Travel Wise Safari, as we journey through the awe-inspiring landscapes and abundant wildlife of Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater.


Our adventure begins in Tarangire National Park, renowned for its vast savannahs teeming with diverse wildlife, including large elephant herds and majestic baobab trees.


Next, we venture into the iconic Serengeti, where the sweeping plains host the legendary Great Migration, offering unparalleled opportunities to witness the circle of life in action. Finally, we descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a natural haven for an array of wildlife, from the rare black rhino to flocks of flamingos.


With expert guides and luxurious accommodations, our 5-day Tanzania safari promises an unforgettable journey through Tanzania's most spectacular wilderness areas.

5 Day Tanzania Safari Highlights

  • Day 1: Pickup from Arusha, transfer to Tarangire National Park for safari game drives.

  • Day 2: Morning transfer to Serengeti for more safari game drives.

  • Day 3: Full-day safari in Serengeti National Park.

  • Day 4: Final game drive in Serengeti before heading to Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Day 5: Early descent to Ngorongoro Crater for safari game drives, then transfer back to Arusha in the afternoon.

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4 Questions About 5-Day Tanzania Safaris

Is it recommended to do a 5-day safari in Tanzania?

Planning the length of a Tanzanian safari can be tricky. The flight to Africa is long, and travelers often experience jetlag. To make the trip worthwhile, most visitors should plan to spend at least a week to 10 days in the country. Many people use their whole holiday for a safari of a lifetime, while others combine the safari with beach time or a Kilimanjaro climb.


A 5-day safari is relatively short but works well for a beach holiday with a safari extension. Although moving camp or lodging every day is tiring, with a 5-day safari, you can spend a couple of nights in one spot. If time allows, consider adding another day or two to truly make the most of this special experience.

What can I fit in during a 5-day safari in Tanzania?

When planning a 5-day safari in Tanzania, it's important to prioritize quality over quantity and avoid trying to do too much. The popular options are in the Northern circuit, where you can visit the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti comfortably. If you opt for driving and flying back, consider staying in the Western Corridor or the northern Serengeti to avoid crowds. You can also consider adding on Lake Manyara National Park or Tarangire National Park for variety, but this will reduce your time in the Serengeti.


In the Southern safari circuit, there are fewer visitors and more opportunities for boating and walking excursions. Nyerere National Park and Mikumi National Park are a popular road-safari combination, and for a unique experience, you could add a night in Udzungwa Mountains National Park. Alternatively, spending 5 days and 4 nights in Ruaha National Park can be a great choice.

What kind of accommodation can I expect?

The tourism industry in Tanzania is well-established, offering a variety of accommodation options to suit every type of traveler. Whether you're on a tight budget or looking to splurge on a luxury holiday, Tanzania has something for you. From basic budget accommodations on the outskirts of parks and reserves to mid-range options inside the parks, there are plenty of choices. You can find larger hotels with great views or small tented camps for a back-to-nature experience. If your budget allows, there are also luxurious boutique lodges with stunning designs and top-notch service.

How much does a 5-day safari cost in Tanzania?

"It is challenging to provide an exact cost for a 5-day safari in Tanzania due to numerous factors. Budget tours typically start at around US$950 per person, while luxury tours start at approximately US$2,500. It's advisable to obtain multiple quotes before finalizing a booking. Comfort level is an important consideration, as tours range from budget (involving camping, lodges, or a combination of both) to luxury and even luxury+.


Private tours are generally more expensive than shared tours. Using internal flights during the safari can save time, but these flights can be pricey. Accommodation on fly-in safaris is typically high-end, making these packages more expensive. Traveling during the off-season, which usually aligns with the Wet season, can help save money.


Although it can rain frequently during this time, there are advantages such as lush landscapes, abundant birdlife, young animals, and fewer crowds."

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