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: 2340 USD per person
  • 2 people: 1560 USD per person
  • 3 people: 1310 USD per person
  • 4 people: 1180 USD per person
  • 5 people: 1120 USD per person
  • 6 people: 1030 USD per person
 
Prices based on 2 people sharing a tent.
Prices according to group size:
  • 1 person: 2740 USD per person
  • 2 people: 1840 USD per person
  • 3 people: 1560 USD per person
  • 4 people: 1410 USD per person
  • 5 people: 1340 USD per person
  • 6 people: 1270 USD per person
 
Prices based on 2 people sharing a tent.
Standard lodges

Standard lodges & tents

For anyone who wants a medium comfort level but doesn’t want to break the bank too much. 

Pick your duration to see prices.

Prices according to group size:

  • 1 person: 3120 USD per person
  • 2 people: 2230 USD per person
  • 3 people: 2000 USD per person
  • 4 people: 1840 USD per person
  • 5 people: 1790 USD per person
  • 6 people: 1730 USD per person
  • 7 people: 1610 per person
 
 
Prices based on 2 people sharing a tent, and exclusive of possible Holiday supplements.
 

Accommodation:

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Mid-range lodges & tents

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: 3790 USD per person
  • 2 people: 2660 USD per person
  • 3 people: 2520 USD per person
  • 4 people: 2280 USD per person
  • 5 people: 2270 USD per person
  • 6 people: 2170 USD per person
  • 7 people: 2170 USD per person
 
Prices valid during high season and based on 2 people sharing a room/tent. All prices are exclusive of possible Holiday supplements, and reduced low season prices apply. Please give us your dates and we will confirm the right price. 
 
Accommodation:

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Luxury lodges & tents

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. Prices start from 550-600 USD per person per day. We will send you an offer that best matches your wishes as soon as we receive your inquiry. 

For the budget camping and standard lodges/tents accommodation option, 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