5 Days Tanzania Mid-range Safari

Categories: Tanzania, Top Safaris, Mid-range Lodging

 

This amazing safari made affordable through cheaper camping options will take you to unparalleled concentration of wildlife including the Serengeti national park, the most famous park in Tanzania and where you can witness the famed Great Wildebeest Migration from July to October; Tarangire National Park, known for Tarangire river which flows all year round; and Ngorongoro Crater, which is home to an abundant wildlife such as lions and cheetahs.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1: Tarangire National Park

We will pick you up from your accommodation in Arusha and drive to Tarangire National park. One of the largest national park in Tanzania located in Manyara region, this park is especially known for Tarangire river which flows all year round and the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons.

Meals: L,D
Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Camp

Day 2-3: Central Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we will drive to Serengeti National Park in the Central Seronera. This park is well known for its healthy stock of resident wildlife, particularly the "Big Five": Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo.

Lions: Serengeti is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due in part to the abundance of prey species. More than 3,000 lions live in this ecosystem.

African Leopard: These reclusive predators are commonly seen in the Seronera region but are present throughout the national park with a population of around 1,000.

Serengeti, a UNESCO world heritage site is home to around 200,000 zebras, and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle joining the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Listen to the exotic sounds of over 6 million hooves pounding the open plains of Serengeti just like how you imagined African wild life to be.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Serengeti Acacia Camp

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, we will leave for an early morning drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a game drive. This is another UNESCO World Heritage Site located west of Arusha in the crater highlands of Tanzania. This area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest caldera. The stunning landscape of Ngorongoro with its vast expanses of highland plains and concentration of wildlife of some 25,000 animals makes this place one of the most exotic natural wonders on earth.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, we will drive to Lake Manyara via Maasai village. The Park derives its name from the Maasai word Manyara, which is the name for the plant Euphorbia Tirucalli, a plant the Maasai people use to grow livestock stockades. Manyara produce a stockproof hedge, which is very durable among other similar kinds. A specimen of Euphorbia tirucalli can be found at the entrance of the gate.

The Great Rift Valley belong in the faultline in the earth’s crust which stretches 8,000 kilometers (4,971 miles) from Turkey to the mouth of the Zambezi River in Mozambique. The fault is so massive that when astronauts landed on the moonm the Rift Valley was clearly visible to them. In the afternoon, you will be taken to the Airport for your flight back home.

Meals: B,L
Accommodation: Can be arranged at an extra cost


Inclusions

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

For Mountain climbing tours:

  • Camping Equipment
  • Porterage

Not Included:

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks

For Mountain climbing tours:

  • Rescue Fee
  • Climbing Gear
  • Sleeping Bag