5 Day Tanzania Northern Circuit Wildlife Safari Tours

Private tour  | Midrange | Lodge

On this 5-day lodge safari you will visit the Tarangire and Serengeti National Park as well as the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you immerse in Africa’s breath-taking nature and wildlife.

5 Days/4 Nights From US $  per person sharing

Destinations visited: Arusha(Start), Lake Manyara, Karatu, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha(End)

This 5-day African safari tours which specifically include 2 nights in Serengeti National Park, have been designed to offer you more time in the Serengeti to witness the wildebeest migration. You will experience the excitement of game viewing in some of the most spectacular national wildlife game parks in Africa.

This unforgettable Tanzanian safari journey will take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals. The tour will further take you to the Serengeti National Park, into the heart of wild Africa, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where everyday brings a new landscape and a new adventure. You will visit the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment.

This is a suggested or sample Tanzanian safari itinerary – it can be adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences, as well as for any seasonal changes or migratory animal movements.

Day-by-Day Summary:
  • Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
  • Day 2: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 3: Serengeti National Park
  • Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
Safari Highlights
  • Enjoy authentic interactions with the Maasai
  • See the big cats
  • See more animals than you ever thought possible
  • See the Endless plains of the Serengeti.
Where will you stay?

There are numerous types of accommodation in Tanzania ranging from very low budget camping and guesthouses to upmarket luxury lodges and tented camps. Some of the camps we offer are ultimately comfy permanent luxury tented camps, others are small and have superb attention to detail, whilst others are mobile tented camps that ensure you will maximise your chances of witnessing the great migration. Game lodges are also popular options, and have a permanent structure with private bandas, lounges and communal dining. In Zanzibar, boutique lodges with bungalows and villas afford paradise views of the Indian Ocean.

Below are our selected accommodation for only this itinerary but it can be adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences.

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost.

  • Arrival: No accommodation
  • Day 1: Escarpment Luxury Lodge
  • Day 2: Acacia Central Camp
  • Day 3: Acacia Central Camp
  • Day 4: Rhino Lodge
  • Day 5: No accommodation
Full Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Lake Manyara National Park

Distance: 30km /50km

Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs

After breakfast the tour departs. First stop is Arusha Town for any last minute purchases before we head off on safari. Afterwards we head to Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. And thanks to this the small Park is able to support a large number of animal species and incredible bird life. Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world and the lions here are also renowned for their tree climbing. Dinner and overnight at Escarpment Luxury Lodge.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION: Escarpment Luxury Lodge

Day 2 -3: Serengeti National park

Distance: 145km

Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs

After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. Then heard to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Dinner and overnight at Acacia Central Camp.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION: Acacia Central Camp.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast at the campsite go for a full day game drive. depending on the season follow the wildebeests migration . Dinner and overnight at Acacia Central Camp.

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION: Acacia Central Camp.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

Distance: 145km

Non – game viewing time : 2 – 4 hrs

Early morning game drive and after depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Dr. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution Late afternoon transfer to Rhino Lodge where you will have dinner and overnight

MEALS: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

ACCOMMODATION: Rhino Lodge

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha – Airport

Distance: 210km

Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs

After an early breakfast, You will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro conservation Area supports avast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Late afternoon transfer to Arusha For dinner and Overnight or airport drop off. ( Accommodation can be included upon request at extra cost )

Dates and Rates per person (in USD)

Start dates Single 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7+ people
Jan 1, 2022 – Dec 31, 2022 n/a Get Quote
Jan 1, 2023 – June 31, 2023 n/a Get Quote

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
  • Prices are per person based on double or single occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and do not include international airfare to/from your destination or internal flights during the expedition.
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