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Tanzania safari from zanzibar 5 days

5 Day Tanzania Safari starting from Zanzibar Island 

5 Days Tanzania Safari From Zanzibar

"5-day Safari from Zanzibar offered by Travel-Wise Safari" is an exciting tour that takes you on an unforgettable journey through some of Tanzania's most stunning national parks. Beginning in Zanzibar, this tour will take you on a thrilling wildlife adventure through the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, where you'll witness the annual wildebeest migration and have the opportunity to spot lions, elephants, and other majestic creatures.


You'll also visit the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the world's most unique natural wonders, before heading to Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions and birdlife. Throughout your journey, you'll be accompanied by experienced guides who will ensure your safety and provide insightful information about the wildlife and the region's rich culture."

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1: Fly from Zanzibar to Arusha- Tarangire National Park

  • Day 2-3: Serengeti National Park

  • Day 4: Serengeti –Ngorongoro Conservation area.

  • Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Drive back to Arusha town/Zanzibar

Glimpse of what you will experience in this 5 Day tour starting from Zanzibar 

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6 Questions About 5-Day Tanzania Safaris From Zanzibar

What is the best way to travel from Zanzibar to the mainland for a 5 Day safari?

The most convenient way to travel from Zanzibar to the mainland for a safari is by taking a domestic flight from Zanzibar to either Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport. Several airlines operate daily flights, which are quick and offer stunning aerial views. Alternatively, you can take a ferry to Dar es Salaam and then travel by road or another flight to your safari destination, but this can be more time-consuming.

What are the main highlights of a 5-day Tanzania safari itinerary?

A typical 5-day Tanzania safari itinerary often includes:

  1. Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Tarangire National Park, famous for its large elephant herds and baobab trees.

  2. Day 2: Full day in Tarangire National Park.

  3. Day 3: Transfer to Serengeti National Park, known for its vast plains and the Great Migration.

  4. Day 4: Full-day game drive in Serengeti National Park.

Day 5: Morning game drive in Serengeti, then transfer to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive, followed by a return to Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport for

What type of accommodation is available during a 5-day safari?

During a 5-day Tanzania safari, you can choose from various types of accommodation, including:

  • Luxury lodges: Offering high-end amenities, spacious rooms, and sometimes even private pools.

  • Mid-range lodges: Comfortable and well-equipped with essential amenities.

  • Budget camps: Basic but clean and cozy, often in tented campsites with shared facilities.

  • Mobile camps: These are set up in different locations to follow wildlife movements, providing a more immersive experience.

What wildlife can I expect to see on a 5-day Tanzania safari?

On a 5-day Tanzania safari, you can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife, including:

  • In Tarangire National Park: Elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, and various antelope species.

  • In Serengeti National Park: The Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino), wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, and, if timed right, the Great Migration.

In Ngorongoro Crater: A high density of wildlife including rhinos, lions, elephants, flamingos, hippos, and a variety of bird species

What should I pack for a 5-day safari from Zanzibar?

For a 5-day safari from Zanzibar, you should pack:

  • Clothing: Light, breathable clothing for daytime, and a warm jacket for early morning and evening game drives. Neutral colors like khaki, beige, and green are recommended.

  • Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes or boots and flip-flops or sandals for around the camp.

  • Essentials: Sunscreen, sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, insect repellent, and a reusable water bottle.

  • Equipment: Binoculars, a camera with extra batteries and memory cards, and a flashlight or headlamp.

  • Personal items: Basic toiletries, any necessary medications, and a small first-aid kit.

  • Documents: Passport, visa (if required), travel insurance, and any necessary vaccination certificates.

How much does a 5-day safari from Zanzibar cost?

For a budget-friendly 5-day safari from Zanzibar, consider a camping trip to Saadani National Park, costing around $200 to $250 per person daily. This typically includes transfers, park fees, accommodation, food, some drinks, a guide, and game drives. You might be expected to help with some camp chores.

For a more luxurious experience in parks like Nyerere or Mikumi, prices start at $400 per person per day and can rise significantly for high-end accommodations. Safaris to northern parks maybe even more expensive due to additional flight costs."

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