5 Day Tanzania Mid-Range Safari itinerary will take you to the most famous Northern Tanzania national parks, such as Lake Manyara (Home to tree-climbing lions, greater flamingo), Serengeti National Park (The world-famous park, home to Great Migration and Big five), Ngorongoro Crater (African’s Garden of Eden) and Tarangire national park (The largest concentration of elephants in the World), all of which have their unique features and wildlife.
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Please let us know if you will need transfer & accommodation in Arusha before & after the safari to be included in this tour so we can arrange for you. Our safari manager will meet you at your lodge/hotel in Arusha a day before or in the morning for 5 Day Tanzania Mid-Range Safari briefing.
Full Safari Details
Day 01: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, our 5 Day Tanzania Mid-Range Safari will start at Lake Manyara National Park. The captivating park is situated at the foot of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. The park has an extensive amount of species due to the various distinctive habitats. The shores of Lake Manyara are obscured by the pink hues of the flamingo. The park is home to over three hundred and fifty bird species and exotic birds often migrate to this sanctuary. You can expect to see the Cape clawless otter, buffalo, elephants, Egyptian mongoose, hippos, giraffes, impalas, and Lake Manyara National Park has the largest concentration of baboons in the world. We will enjoy a picnic lunch inside the park and in the afternoon we will proceed to your accommodation, where you will be able to relax and enjoy dinner. Dinner and overnight at Eileen’s Tree Inn: Meals: Full Board
Day 02: Serengeti National Park.
Early morning after breakfast we depart to Serengeti National Park. The route we travel happens to pass the crater rim – there is a small prospect of spotting some game. The Serengeti is currently categorized as one of the seven natural wonders of Africa. We will stop for an enticing picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping). After lunch, your game drive will venture further into the Serengeti to complete the tour for the day. After the game drive, we will return back to the tented camp.
Dinner and overnight at Kirimu Camp: Meals: Full Board
Day 03: Full day Serengeti National Park.
We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide-open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top, we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions, and if you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of the interesting birdlife, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented camp for the night. Dinner and overnight at Kirimu Camp: Meals: Full Board
Day 04: Ngorongoro Crater Tour.
Today you will wake up very early to do an early morning game drive before breakfast, to spot the animals when they are more active, and also to have a fantastic sunrise in front of you. The sunrise in the African Savannah is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. You will then travel to Ngorongoro Crater, inhabited by almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. In fact, the crater has the greatest concentration of wildlife on the planet. It contains a river, several swamps, a soda lake that, from the top, looks like steam, full of flamingos, a forest, and open plains. The large bull elephants that reside here have extremely large tusks, due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses.
After a full day, you will return to a lodge in Karatu for dinner and an overnight stay. Dinner and overnight at Eileen’s Tree Inn: Meals: Full Board
Day 05: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, you will make the short drive to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is well known for its large elephant herds. From the open roof of the vehicle, you will experience the seasonal swamps, savanna, and Tarangire River in search of many animals including zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe. It’s possible that you will catch a glimpse of a lion stalking its prey or leopards watching and relaxing in the trees above. After lunch in the park, you will return to Arusha for accommodation. Dinner and overnight at Karama Lodge and Spa: Meals: Half Board
Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport
Anytime after breakfast or lunch, we will drive direct to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your international flight back home end of the 5 Day Tanzania Mid Range Safari or join another tour to Kilimanjaro or Zanzibar beach.
Price includes the following:
- All Accommodation
- Professional and English Speaking guides available for the safari
- Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
- Park fees/ Crater fees
- All 3 meals a day as specified in the day-by-day section
- Airport Transfer drop off after Safari
- Government taxes.
Price Excludes the following:
- Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Visit Masai Cultural Village
- Tips and any items of personal nature.
- Anything that is not mentioned