Safari Serenity: Immersive 5-Day Wildlife Encounter in Tanzania

Go for an awe-inspiring stroll in the stunning wildernesses and magnificent landscapes of Tanzania in a 5-day safari. Witness the big five in famous wildlife reserves such as Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

Learn about different cultures and environments to foster environmental preservation and support local people. Order your custom-made 5-day safari in Tanzania package today, do not miss this out-of-this-world experience in Tanzania.

Brief about Tanzania 

Tanzania is well known for having some of the world’s most breathtaking natural treasures.

Famous for captivating historic towns, astounding wildlife, sensual beaches, and incredible safari, planning a trip to Tanzania is one of the best adventures you can take in your life. 

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Tanzania is home to breathtaking destinations that are as vast and awe-inspiring as the country itself. 30% of the country is designated as national parks which comprise (1)

  • Serengeti National Park 
  • Tarangire National Park 
  • Arusha 
  • Ruaha National Park
  • Katavi

They are home to some of the most spectacular flora and wildlife species. You will not only get a chance to see the world’s largest wildebeest migration but also spot chimpanzees, and track the rare black rhinos and east African Oryx here. (2)

Whether you are a bird watcher, a wildlife photographer, or just want an excellent African safari experience, Tanzania has some extraordinary places to offer to every traveler. Some of them are 

  • Moshi 
  • Dar es Salaam 
  • Morogoro 
  • Zanzibar 
  • Mount Kilimanjaro 
  • Lake Manyara National Park 
  • Pemba island
  • Zanzibar Beach 
  • Selous Game Reserve 
  • Gombe Stream National Park 
  • Lake Victoria 

Tanzania is a hub for ancient tribes and classy beachside destinations. Planning a 5-day tour to Tanzania can be a game changer for you. Let’s look at how you can spend your 5-day Tanzania safari. 

Day-wise breakdown 

Tanzania is popular for being one of the best safari destinations on earth. From gazing at a majestic lioness chasing a zebra to watching a baby elephant playing, Tanzania offers a remarkable safari experience.

It lets you experience wild animals in their natural habitat while supporting the national environment. So, allow yourself to indulge in the beauty of Tanzania and make it your top safari destination. 

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A 5-day safari in Tanzania is much more than a holiday, it is a lifetime experience that will make you fall in love with nature. Here is a list of a few parks that you must visit. 

  • Arusha 
  • Tarangire National Park 
  • Serengeti National Park 
  • Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania Safaris has something for everyone like 

  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris 
  • Luxury Lodges
  • Game Drives

Our customized packages will ensure all your needs are taken care of. 

Day 0 – Arrive at Arusha 

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  1. Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport or Arusha airport and check in to the hotel. 
  2. After resting for some time, you can venture out for a beautiful sunset at Kilima Punda. It is a good spot to enjoy on the day of arrival as it won’t take more than 3-4 hours. You can book this in advance for approximately 35$ and cancel 24 hours before for a full refund. 
  3. Then you can head back to your hotel and enjoy your drinks and dinner there. 

Day 1- Tarangire National Park 

Ranked as the 6th largest National Park in Tanzania, Tarangire National Park covers an area of approximately 26 billion square meters (2600 square kilometers). It is famous for its huge elephant herds. (3) Along with the usual common animals, it is home to a large number of impalas, buffaloes, giraffes, elands, Thompson’s gazelle, Coke’s hartebeest, and fringe-eared oryx are also seen. 

In your 5 day safari in Tanzania, you can experience the mini-wildlife migration that generally happens during the dry season when around 250,000 animals enter the park. (4)

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  1. Early morning departure from Arusha to Tarangire National Park. 
  2. You can do various activities at Tarangire National Park are
    • Game Drives and Walking Tours
    • Night Game Drives 
    • Tarangire Balloon Safaris
    • Birding in Tarangire National Park
  3. You can spend your entire day enjoying the park observing a variety of animals in their natural habitat. 
  4. Get back to the hotel for dinner where you may get a variety of vegetarian and gluten-free options
  5. The cost of the safari depends on the activities and accommodation that you opt for.

Day 2 – Tarangire to Serengeti National Park

  1. After enjoying your breakfast, your guide will drive you to the most famous park in Tanzania, Serengeti National Park.
  2. Spend a day at Serengeti National Park where you will get a chance to spot the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo. You can also experience great migration which takes place in November and December. 
  3. Get back to your hotel/ lodge/ tent for the meal and have a relaxing stay. 

Please Note: It is advised to dress in layers due to variations in temperature throughout the day. 

Day 3 – Serengeti National Park

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  1. Morning and afternoon game drives are conducted in Serengeti National Park where you can explore various parts of the park for diverse wildlife experiences.
  2. Site Duration: A day-long stay in Serengeti.
  3. Stay: Spend the night at a luxury lodge or camp situated in Serengeti National Park.
  4. Meals: Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided at the accommodation lodge or camp, included as part of the full board basis.
  5. Tips: Dressing in layers is recommended since temperatures can change at any time of the day. Drive with all patience so that you might observe animals best during your game drive.

Day 4 – Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

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  1. Have your breakfast and ask your guide to take you for a last-morning game drive in Serengeti National Park.
  2. Travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation area en route for a game drive and picnic lunch at the Crater on the floor with the beautiful landscape. 
  3. Ngorongoro is not a national park. It is a special care conservation area, which is organized for both animals and local Maasai people who feed their cattle along with the wildlife.
  4. You can also enjoy the sunset for the breathtaking views. 

Day 5 – Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most populated African wildlife areas in the world and is home to around 30000 animals. 

  1. Finally, you will finish your safari at Ngorongoro Crater. 
  2. After taking breakfast, enjoy 4 hours game drive to Arusha from Ngorongoro Crater
  3. You can go sightseeing or shopping in Arusha. 
  4. Check into a hotel and fly back the next day.

There are a few things that will be included in the 5-day Tanzania safari package like 

  • Private Safari 4×4 WD Jeep
  • All park fees
  • 3 Meals a day breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation in the camp.
  • English-qualified driver guide.
  • Crater Service Fees
  • Unlimited Game Drive and Drinking water per person per day, during the safari
  • Camping Equipment and a Cook


The average cost of a 5-day Tanzania Safari depends on various factors like 

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation 
  • Tour Guides
  • Season
  • Meals
  • Additional activities 
  • Shopping 

On average, the medium-range trips may range between $1500 to $ 3000 per person. However, luxury options can increase from $5000 to $ 6000 per person. It is mandatory to take care of your preferences and budget while planning your trip. 

Where to stay? 

There are numerous options for accommodation in the 5-day Tanzania safari package serving various budgets and preferences. Select accommodations that enhance your safari experience.

From luxurious tented camps to rustic lodges, choose based on your comfort level and desired proximity to wildlife. You can have various options to choose from, some of them are as follows

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  • Mount Meru Hotel 
  • Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
  • Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
  • Serengeti Villa Arusha
  • The Vijiji Center Lodge Safari 
  • Arusha Safari Lodge
  • Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha
  • Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge 
  • Tulia Boutique Hotel and Spa 
  • Ultra life Home 
  • Mvuli Hotel Arusha

It is better if you book your accommodation in advance, especially during peak season to confirm availability and avoid any hassle later. 

Simple tips when planning the Tour 

  • Timing is Key: Plan your 5-day Tanzania safari during the dry season (June to October) for optimal wildlife viewing. During this time, animals gather around water sources, making them easier to spot.
  • Choose the Right National Parks: Tanzania boasts several world-renowned national parks for safaris, including Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Selous Game Reserve. Research each park’s unique offers and choose based on your preferences, whether it’s the Great Migration in Serengeti or the diverse ecosystems of Tarangire.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path: While popular parks offer incredible wildlife sightings, consider exploring lesser-known reserves like Ruaha National Park or Katavi National Park for a more exclusive and intimate safari experience.
  • Accommodation Matters: Select accommodations that enhance your 5-day safari in Tanzania experience. From luxurious tented camps to rustic lodges, choose based on your comfort level and desired proximity to wildlife.
  • Pack Smart: Essentials include lightweight clothing, binoculars, a camera with a zoom lens, sunscreen, insect repellent, and sturdy walking shoes. Also, bring a good field guide to identify the flora and fauna you encounter.
  • Engage with Local Guides: Local guides not only possess invaluable knowledge about wildlife and terrain but also contribute to the local economy. Their expertise can enhance your 5-day Tanzania safari experience while supporting sustainable tourism practices.
  • Consider Cultural Experiences: Tanzania is rich in cultural diversity. Incorporate visits to local villages or cultural centers to learn about traditional customs, crafts, and cuisines, enriching your safari beyond wildlife encounters.
  • Be Flexible: Wildlife sightings can be unpredictable. Maintain flexibility in your schedule to allow for spontaneous wildlife encounters or to adapt plans due to weather or other factors.
  • Responsible Safari Practices: Respect wildlife and their habitats by following park regulations, maintaining a safe distance from animals, and minimizing your environmental impact through responsible waste disposal and energy conservation.
  • Capture Memories, but Live in the Moment: While photography is an integral part of a 5-day safari in Tanzania, remember to immerse yourself fully in the experience. Take moments to put down the camera and simply appreciate the sights, sounds, and sensations of the African wilderness.

Key Takeaways 

  • Tanzania is full of adventures that let you dive into awesome landscapes and awe-inspiring wildlife.
  • There are plenty of things to do like going on the vast plains of Serengeti, starting at the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, and many more. 
  • Their safaris are designed specifically for you and they provide personalized experiences that suit your preferences and lifestyle.
  • Choosing a safari service benefits Tanzania’s treasured ecosystems.
  • It is a lifetime opportunity if you experience the Great Migration event, try Maasai culture, or even take shots on stunning sunsets in the savannah. 

Tanzania’s 5-day safari is one of the most memorable experiences that you will cherish for a lifetime.

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