5 Days Northern Tanzania Safari

You will be adventuring through Northern Tanzania safari circuit and visit Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This trip provides an opportunity to spot wildlife including big five African mammals, wildebeest migration and lots of fun under the African sun.

Elephant Herd

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to Tarangire National Park

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport (preferably in the morning), you will be met by our Oree Safaris’ driver guide. Transfer to Tarangire national park about 3-hour drive. Depending on time of arrival at your overnight lodge, you will be able to embark on an evening game drive. One of Tanzania’s largest parks, Tarangire is famous for largest herds of elephants. Its named after River Tarangire which flows through its sparsely vegetation including acacia and baobab trees. Other wildlife you may spot in addition to elephants includes tree climbing lions, buffalo, giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, and gazelle. Dinner and overnight stay at African Glamping Camp/ Lake Burenge tented.

This safari starts and ends Kilimanjaro airport town.

Journey time: 3 hours

Lion resting on tree

Day 2: Transfer to Central Serengeti National Park

Today, after breakfast and early morning game drive, you will travel north to Serengeti national park via the rift valley, where you are expected to reach sometime early afternoon. Arrive at Naabi hill entrance gate to Seronera area the central part of Serengeti. Set in the middle of the Savannah, your overnight lodge will offer comfortable accommodation and views of Tanzania’s largest Savannah plains landscape covering 14, 763 sq km. Serengeti national park is a UNESCO heritage site home to greatest wildlife spectacle on earth- the wildebeest migration. More than 2 million wildebeest migrate along with zebra, and other antelopes from Serengeti ecosystem to Masa Mara wildlife reserve. This wilderness is also home to big five African mammals which include Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Cape buffalo and African elephant. Also, there are more than 500 bird species. You may have dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti heritage luxury tented camp or Kati Kati Tented Camp.

Journey time: 6 hours

Day 3: Central Serengeti activity full day

Today you wake up early before sunrise which is a great time to view game in central Serengeti. Breakfast will be served early or parked to go and have picnic in the wild. With an expert guide you will embark on full day game drives with a good chance to see wildebeest migration usually between January to mid-March. The big 5 African mammals are also present in big numbers including lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo as well as a variety of other animals like cheetah, zebra, giraffe, spotted hyena, hippo and a variety of bird species.

Return to the lodge to relax in the comfort of your lodge.

Day 4: transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

Continue your journey after breakfast, transfer to Ngorongoro crater the largest un-flooded and unbroken caldera in the world with walls standing at 600 meters high. This natural world wonders home to one of the highest densities of wildlife in Africa about 30,000 animals including big 5The crater is accessible for game drives with a highlight of all wildlife being the elusive black rhino.

Arrive early afternoon at your overnight lodge overlooking the crater. Relax the rest of the day go for an evening game drive into the crater in search of wildlife.

Journey time: 3 hours

Day 5: to Kilimanjaro airport for departure

After an early breakfast set off for an early morning game drive to make a final round into the crater. Look out for black rhino, lion, elephant, zebra and lots of birds. From there, you will head back to Kilimanjaro airport for departure.

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This safari includes

  • Ground transportation throughout the trip in 4WD vehicle
  • Meals
  • Activities as stipulated in this itinerary
  • Services of English speaking driver guide
  • Bottled drinking mineral water

Safari excludes

  • International/ domestic flight fares
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks and other beverages not served for breakfast
  • Airtime to make personal calls and data to access internet