SAFARI: LAKE MANYARA, TARANGIRE, SERENGETI AND NGORONGORO CRATER  (5 or 6 days)

Visit the 4 most famous parks of northern Tanzania in 1 safari for a maximum chance of seeing the big 5. Lake Manyara and Tarangire national park are both famous for their elephants, but both offer such different landscapes that it’s definitely worth visiting both. Lake Manyara is also famous for its tree climbing lions, which make it worth a visit by itself. The Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater are home to so many species the list would be too long, but you’re likely to see buffaloes, zebras, wildebeest, lions and if you’re lucky maybe even leopards and rhinoceros. Twende! Let’s go!

SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Moshi – Lake Manyara National Park

Your guide will pick you up at your accommodation in Moshi and drive about 3 to 4 hours to Lake Manyara National Park. Lunch will be served in the park and you’ll spend the rest of the day game driving. Spotting elephants is almost definitely on he program, and try to keep your eyes open for one of the tree-sitting lions. You’ll head to your accommodation before the evening sets in, either in the park or outside of it depending on the type you picked. Dinner will be served at the accommodation.

Day 2: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, it’s time to head to the Serengeti over the bumpy road that will take you there. You’ll drive through Ngorongoro conservation area before reaching the entrance of Serengeti National Park and from there we’ll either take you to your accommodation inside the park first, where you’ll have lunch, or organize lunch somewhere in the park. The rest of the afternoon is reserved for a stunning game drive through the Serengeti. You’ll witness an extraordinary nature, as well as an abundance of animals like lions, gnus, Thomson gazelles and zebras. In the evening we’ll bring you to your accommodation, where you’ll have dinner and an early sleep.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

We’ll make you get up early today, as we don’t want you to miss the Serengeti at sunrise. After a light breakfast with coffee, tea and biscuits, we’ll take you on a game drive until around 11 am. Once you’re back at your accommodation brunch is served, after which we’ll start heading back towards Ngorongoro conservation area, with the chance to stop and see more wildlife along the way. Some of the accommodation options at Ngorongoro offer magnificent views of the crater but others don‘t, so please inform us while booking. We’ll provide dinner at your accommodation again, and recommend another early night to be fresh for day 4.

Day 4: Ngorongoro crater

Another early start today! After breakfast you’ll head towards Ngorongoro crater. You’ll enter the crater over the steep path that leads down. Get ready to take in the amount of different animals you’re about to see – only giraffes and a few other species are absent, but other than that the wildlife density in this area is nothing less but impressive. You’re almost guaranteed to see large numbers of gnus (wildebeest), zebras, buffaloes and gazelles and chances are you’ll be able to spot rhinos and leopards. Accommodation is the same as on day 1. 

Day 5: Tarangire National Park

More elephant spotting at Tarangire National Park today. You’ll spend the morning in the park, depending on how many animals show up. You’ll have lunch in the park and drive back to Moshi after that.

6-day package

For the 6-day package, we add a whole day in the Serengeti. Your accommodation will be the same as that for your other night in the Serengeti. 

Please note

The order of the parks might differ in function of the other participants if you pick this package as a group tour. It might also change for private tours, if there’s external factors that make it better. However the number of days spent in each park is always the same. 

Wildlife safari - 5/6 days 4/5 night, Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five

OUR OFFER – PRICES AND SERVICES

Please find our most popular accommodation options below. 

Budget camping safari

Budget camping

If you’re on a tight budget and don’t mind basic comfort, this package is perfect for you! 

Pick your duration to see prices.

Prices according to group size:
  • 1 person: 2440 USD / pers
  • 2 people: 1640 USD / pers
  • 3 people: 1370 USD / pers
  • 4 people: 1240 USD / pers
  • 5 people: 1180 USD / pers
  • 6 people: 1120 USD / pers
 
Prices based on 2 people sharing a tent.
Prices according to group size:
  • 1 person: 2870 USD / pers
  • 2 people: 1930 USD / pers
  • 3 people: 1630 USD / pers
  • 4 people: 1470 USD / pers
  • 5 people: 1410 USD / pers
  • 6 people: 1340 USD / pers
 
Prices based on 2 people sharing a tent.
Glamping

Glamping

Camping with a touch of glamour. Decent comfort without breaking the bank.

Pick your duration to see prices.

Prices according to group size:

  • 1 person: 2950 USD / pers
  • 2 people: 2030 USD / pers
  • 3 people: 1770 USD / pers
  • 4 people: 1660 USD / pers
  • 5 people: 1580 USD / pers
  • 6 people: 1540 USD / pers
  • 7 people: 1510 USD / pers
 
Prices based on the cheapest combination of single, double and triple tents/rooms for your group size, and exclusive of possible Holiday supplements
 
 Accommodation:

Prices according to group size:

  • 1 person: 3540 USD / pers
  • 2 people: 2490 USD / pers
  • 3 people: 2190 USD / pers
  • 4 people: 2050 USD / pers
  • 5 people: 1970 USD / pers
  • 6 people: 1940 USD / pers
  • 7 people: 1890 USD / pers
 
Prices based on the cheapest combination of single, double and triple tents/rooms for your group size, and exclusive of possible Holiday supplements
 
 Accommodation:
Standard lodges

Standard lodges

For anyone who wants a good level of comfort and hygiene at a reasonable price.

Pick your duration to see prices.

Prices according to group size:

  • 1 person: 3440 USD / pers
  • 2 people: 2410 USD / pers
  • 3 people: 2110 USD / pers
  • 4 people: 2020 USD / pers
  • 5 people: 1920 USD / pers
  • 6 people: 1920 USD / pers
  • 7 people: 1860 USD / pers
 
Prices valid for high season and based on the most advantageous mix of single, double and triple rooms, and exclusive of possible Holiday supplements. Please contact us for different room plans. Low season rates apply.
 
 Accommodation:

Prices according to group size:

  • 1 person: 4310 USD / pers
  • 2 people: 2960 USD / pers
  • 3 people: 2610 USD / pers
  • 4 people: 2520 USD / pers
  • 5 people: 2400 USD / pers
  • 6 people: 2330 USD / pers
  • 7 people: 2330 USD / pers
 
Prices valid for high season and based on the most advantageous mix of single, double and triple rooms, and exclusive of possible Holiday supplements. Please contact us for different room plans. Low season rates apply.
 
 Accommodation:

Mid-range lodges

This accommodation option offers a good level of comfort and often a few nice extra’s. 

Pick your duration to see prices.

Prices according to group size:

  • 1 person: 4360 USD / pers
  • 2 people: 3000 USD / pers
  • 3 people: 2860 USD / pers
  • 4 people: 2620 USD / pers
  • 5 people: 2610 USD / pers
  • 6 people: 2520 USD / pers
  • 7 people: 2520 USD / pers
 
Prices valid for high season and based on the most advantageous mix of single, double and triple rooms, and exclusive of possible Holiday supplements. Please contact us for different room plans. Low season rates apply.
 
 Accommodation:

Prices according to group size:

  • 1 person: 5340 USD / pers
  • 2 people: 3750 USD / pers
  • 3 people: 3530 USD / pers
  • 4 people: 3310 USD / pers
  • 5 people: 3260 USD / pers
  • 6 people: 3170 USD / pers
  • 7 people: 3170 USD / pers
 
Prices valid for high season and based on the most advantageous mix of single, double and triple rooms, and exclusive of possible Holiday supplements. Please contact us for different room plans. Low season rates apply.
 
 Accommodation:

Luxury lodges

Do you want a superior level of comfort and service? Then this option’s for you.

Please contact us for a quote for your luxury safari as there are too many options to include them all on this website. We will send you an offer that best matches your wishes as soon as we receive your inquiry. 

For the budget camping, glamping and standard lodges accommodation options, we can try to join you with other guests to form a group. Let us know you want a group tour whilst booking and we will contact you with possible dates, prices and options as soon as possible. Or check out our current open groups to see if there’s an option that suits you

Didn’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Please contact us for different accommodation options, room types and group sizes or groups including children, as well as if you wish to add extra options to your safari.  

The following services are included in our package:
  • Entrance fees to the parks
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle from your hotel in Moshi to the parks and back (other pick-up points possible, please contact us for the right price)
  • Game drives in the parks
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation as mentioned in our offers. 
  • In case of a camping safari: camping gear like tents, camping mattresses, sleeping bags, pillows, camping chairs, etc.
  • Lunch and dinner on the first day of your trip, breakfast and lunch on the last day, and breakfast, lunch and dinner on the other days
  • Drinking water, tea and coffee
This package however doesn’t include:
  • Tips for the crew. We recommend a tip of 25 USD per day for your guide, and 15 USD per day for your cook, to be divided between each member of your group. 
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Flights or other transport to Moshi. We can however arrange airport pickup for you. Let us know your itinerary and we’ll make it happen!
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Accommodation in Moshi. If you wish, we can however assist you in finding a place that corresponds to your needs and budget.
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs, laundry, etc.
  • … and all other services that are not mentioned as included.
Wildlife safari - 5/6 days 4/5 night, Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

SAFARI PACKING LIST

Want to make sure you don’t get eaten by a lion just because you were wearing the wrong color T-shirt? Check out our complete safari packing list and learn exactly what to bring!

HOW TO FIND A BUDGET SAFARI

Tanzania isn’t the cheapest country for safaris, but there are several ways to keep it reasonable. We explain where the high prices come from and how to save some money

 

OUR OTHER SAFARI PACKAGES

TOUCH OF NATURE (2 days)

This starter package is a great option for anyone on a budget or a time limit. But don’t worry, you’ll get more than enough value for your money! You will visit Lake Manyara or Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which are very different, and you’ll see countless highlights in just 2 days. Let’s go!

HINT OF WILDERNESS (3d)

Three national parks in as many days. The parks are jaw-dropping, and the variety of animals is huge. Tree sitting lions at Lake Manyara, hundreds of elephants at Tarangire, and the diversity of Ngorongoro with the chance to spot some rare species like the black Rhino. Click for more details.

FINDING THE BIG 5 (4-5 days)

To anyone who’s hoping to see all the big five, we recommend this package as a minimum. You’ll see elephants at Lake Manyara or Tarangire, lions and maybe leopards in the Serengetibuffaloes more or less everywhere, and if you’re lucky you might spot a rhinoceros in Ngorongoro crater

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 Wildlife safari - 5/6 days 4/5 night, Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five
 Wildlife safari - 5/6 days 4/5 night, Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro conservation area / crater, Tanzania - big five