5 Days big five safari

Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks

What to Expect on 5 days safari?

You will start this safari on day 1 by visiting Lake Manyara national park, then spend three days in Serengeti national park before finishing of with a game drive at Ngorongoro crater on day five.

This safari tour is especially designed to give you the best chance to see all of Africa’s Big 5 game animals (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo)

You will visit three of the famous Serengeti,  a World Heritage Site – Ngorongoro  Conservation Area and Lake Manyara national park.  

Mount Meru is Tanzania’s second-highest mountain after Mount Kilimanjaro. At the height of 4566 meters, mount Meru is one of Africa’s highest peaks.

Mount Meru is inside Arusha national park, about 70 km west of Mount Kilimanjaro. Unlike Mount Kilimanjaro which has many routes to the summit, Mount Meru has only one route from starting gate to the summit.

Mount Meru has two peaks, the first peak is called Socialist Peak (4566 meters). The Socialist Peak is the summit. Another peak is called Little Meru, which is 3801 meters high.When you climb Mount Meru you will have the option of reaching both the summit

Mount Meru is considered the center of all physical, metaphysical, and spiritual universes.

Highlights of 5 days safari

Day 1: Transfer from Moshi/Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park and game drive at the park.

Spot varieties of birds including the famous pink flamingos.

The landscape of the park including its relationship with the Great Rift Valley wall, its alkaline lake, and hot spring.

Spot predators such as tree-climbing lions.

Day 2: Transfer from Karatu town to Serengeti national park.

Take a photo at the main entrance of the Serengeti national park for a memory of a lifetime.

Learn the history of the Serengeti national park, the best national park in Africa.

Spot predators such as tree-climbing lions, cheetahs, and leopards.

Witness large amounts of zebras, elephants, giraffes, buffalos, and other animals as you start exploring the magnificent Serengeti national park.

Day 3 and Day 4: Full day game drive in the Serengeti national park then transfer to Ngorongoro Crater rim.

Spot predators such as tree-climbing lions, cheetahs, and leopards.

Witness large amounts of zebras, elephants, giraffes, buffalos, and other animals as you start exploring the magnificent Serengeti national park.

Have a picnic lunch in your car or at a designated lunch taking area.

Day 5: Game drive at Ngorongoro crater then drive to Arusha/Moshi.

Spot most of Africa’s big five. If you’re lucky you may even see black rhinos!

Visit the famous hippo pool and have a picnic lunch there.

Watch the common animals in the crater which are wildebeest, zebras, elephants, buffalos, spotted hyenas, jackals, elands and Thompson’s gazelles.

Enjoy the breathtaking view of the crater as you spend a night on accommodation on the crater rim.

Visit Lake Magadi and watch flamingos and other birds.

Please note:

  • Itineraries are flexible and we customize them according to your needs. 
  • Airport pick up and drop off are optional, meaning if you are already in Moshi or Arusha or you can arrange your own airport transfers, we can take them out of the price for this tour.
  • Pre safari and post safari accommodation are optional.
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Our 5 days safari start at $2,500 per person. Inquire for a quote below.