5 Days Ultimate Short Tanzania Safari

  • Tarangire National Park - Seronera - Ngorongoro Crater

Incredible Safari in Tanzania

African Scenic Safaris invites you to experience a safari vacation in the natural beauty of Tanzania. Enjoy game drives safari at Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater from a luxurious 4-wheel drive vehicle. Your English-speaking guide / driver will help you answer all your curiosity about this magical country’s animals. Let African Scenic Safaris welcome you to Tanzania and discover more about various incredible animals!

Highlights

  • 2-day safari game drives
  • Ngorongoro Crater Exploration
  • Serengeti National Park exploration
  • Luxurious 4-wheel drive safari vehicle
  • Free use of camping equipment
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Lunch by the hippo pond
  • 4 nights’ lodging
  • 4 activity days
  • English
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During this safari, you can choose whether you want to be accommodated at a camp or in a 3-star lodge.

Day 1: Moshi / Arusha - Tarangire National Park

In the morning, you will travel to Tarangire National Park and overnight there.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park - Serengeti National Park

In the morning, you can enjoy a short game drive at Tarangire National Park before driving to one of the most famous game parks in Africa, Serengeti National Park. Enjoy an en-route game drive to your campsite and then the experience of sleeping in the middle of Serengeti National Park. You will stay in Seronera (the center of the Serengeti).

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

You will have a full day to explore the Serengeti. As the second day, you will overnight in Seronera, Serengeti.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park- Ngorongoro Crater

An early morning will start at Serengeti to try and find cats before they retreat away from the blazing sun during the day. After a few hours game drive at Serengeti National Park, you will drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. Then, you will stay overnight on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha / Moshi

In the morning, you will descend into Ngorongoro Crater which is a wonderful haven for wildlife. You will enjoy lunch by the hippo pond before beginning your drive back to Arusha / Moshi.

Tanzania

Tanzania is a country that is rich in natural wonders, traditions, and cultures. This country is home to a range of diverse landscapes including sweeping plains, tropical rain forests, mountains, lakes, and beautiful beaches. Tanzania is the ideal destination for any type of visitor whether their interest is game viewing on safari, climbing Africa’s highest peak, or relaxing on the exotic beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania has it all.

An unparalleled one-quarter of Tanzania’s surface area has been set aside for conservation purposes. With areas like Serengeti National Park and the famous Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania is the best safari destination in Africa. Furthermore, Tanzania is one of Africa’s most peaceful and stable countries which makes the country an ideal choice for both first-time visitors and old-timers.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire is one of Tanzania's largest national parks and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah and up to six thousand elephants.

Often overshadowed by Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park has immense concentrations of game in the peak months (July - February) and a fraction of the visitors that go to any of the other northern parks. The game viewing is superb and the atmosphere, as well as habitat, is completely different from the other parks. In addition, this park is surprisingly large, giving visitors more space and a more intimate game viewing environment of all the parks in the region.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti is Tanzania's most popular national park - a world heritage site and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa. The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration when hundreds of thousands of zebra and Thomson’s gazelle join more than 1 million wildebeest on their trek for fresh grazing. Yet, even when the migration is quiet, Serengeti National Park offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa teeming with wildlife including great herds of buffalo, groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala, and Grant’s gazelle as well as a vast population of birds.

The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park boasting the largest lion population in Africa. Lion pride feasts on the abundance of plain grazers while solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining Seronera River and a high density of cheetahs prowl the South Eastern plains. This place is home to millions of wildebeest during the migration and over the huge flat plains. Furthermore, you are likely to find lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, and many other small predators.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Ngorongoro Crater)

Ngorongoro Crater is unique in that almost all the wildlife lives within the crater walls. Hence, you have the opportunity to find the game easily. Rhino, in particular, can be seen regularly as well as prides of lion and other predators like cheetahs.Ngorongoro Crater is the best place in Tanzania to see the “Big Five” due to the shape and size of this incredible natural landscape. This crater is the world’s largest inactive volcano caldera and its beauty is awe-inspiring.

A healthy population of black rhino and some of the largest tusker elephants left in Africa today are highlights. Moreover, Ngorongoro Crater becomes home to strong populations of lions, leopards, and hyenas along with good herds of non-migrating wildebeests, buffalos, and zebras. Other games at Ngorongoro Crater include serval cats, cheetahs, jackals, Grant's and Thompson's gazelles, flamingos, and bat-eared foxes along with approximately 400 species of birds.

During this safari, you will be provided with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, you will have private a picnic lunch by the hippo pond at Ngorongoro Crater. Meals are extremely good quality, using fresh and local produce. African Scenic Safaris caters for any meal requirement such as western style food. However, you can advise if you would like to try some local dishes. Breakfasts are likely to be toast, eggs, sausage, pancakes, and fruit.

Lunch is freshly made lunch boxes in which you will eat en-route or a cooked lunch if at the campsite. Dinner normally starts with soup followed by a main course like chicken and rice, fish, pasta, vegetarian stew, etc. followed by fruit for dessert. African Scenic Safaris is commonly asked for recipes after safari which they can happily provide.

  • Maasai Mara visit at Ngorongoro Crater
  • Olduvai Gorge visit at Ngorongoro Crater
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Camping fees
  • Complimentary 1 pair of binoculars (at least)
  • Cook
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water
  • English-speaking driver / guide
  • Free use of camping equipment
  • Game drives at Tarangire National Park and Serengeti National Park
  • Lunch by the hippo pond
  • Luxury 4-wheel drive safari vehicle
  • Ngorongoro Crater exploration
  • Park entry fees (Tarangire National Park and Serengeti National Park)
  • Serengeti National Park exploration on day 3
  • Airfare
  • Tipping to your driver / guide and cook
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by AlizĂ©e Vergnol
    10 out of 10

    "African Scenic Safaris is a great company! They made Serengeti and Ngorongoro safari as well as Kilimanjaro climbing awesome. The guides and all the team were very professional and attentive."

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  • Review by Steve Skrocki from Alaska, USA
    10 out of 10

    "African Scenic Safaris is small and local. They should be your choice for a safari. Amanda was beyond responsive to our questions, quickly, and thoroughly answering all our questions. She also helped us plan a superb northern circuit trip. Our guide / driver, Tom, was incredible. Thoroughly an expert at the parks and more importantly in animal behavior, Tom could uncannily predict animal movements and behavior along with providing us the reasons. He made our trip into something incredible. Our review echoes many others out there if you are overwhelmed by choices and there are many options for you to go with African Scenic. Their operation is one that you can trust to build the trip you want and then you can watch it exceed your expectations."

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    10 out of 10

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    10 out of 10

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    10 out of 10

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    10 out of 10

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