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5 Day Tanzania Safari

Looking to see the best of Tanzania in 5 days? Explore two beautiful national parks in northern Tanzania during this 5 days luxury Tanzania safari: the Ngorongoro Crater and the Tarangire National Park. Ngorongoro Crater is home to the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa and one of the world’s best destinations to spot Africa’s Big Five. For elephant lovers, the Tarangire National Park is hard to beat. Explore the African wilderness under majestic Baobab trees and meet the largest congregation of wild elephants on the planet.

This private Tanzania safari offers you the flexibility to travel at your own pace with a private safari vehicle and knowledgeable, English-speaking guide. The impeccable hotels and safari lodges included in this Tanzania luxury safari belong to our Silver Class of Africa accommodation. Looking for a touch more luxury? Opt for our Golden or Platinum class hotels during your 5 days Tanzania safari. Explore your options and pricing below!

Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro - Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport, where you will be greeted by your Tanzania Specialist private guide. Upon arrival at your first luxury lodge in Arusha, take the rest of the day to relax, restore and enjoy your first taste of Africa. Your private safari guide is an expert on all things Tanzania – from the culture to the national parks to Tanzania’s wonderful wildlife. Don’t be afraid to ask your Tanzania Specialist guide questions! 

On this exclusive private safari, you are in charge of your vacation. Decide with your guide when to leave for your morning and afternoon game drives, and share which animal or sights you are most enthusiastic to experience. After a leisurely day enjoying the comfort of your boutique safari lodge, get a good night’s sleep. Tomorrow morning your 5 day Tanzania safari will begin!

Silver hotels

You will stay in hotel:
Ahadi Lodge

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater

Get up early on day 2 of your Tanzania safari, and travel from Arusha to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Sit back and enjoy the journey: the road winds over the Great Rift Valley, through the crater forest and ending at your final destination: the striking Ngorongoro Crater.

This collapsed volcano is one of Tanzania’s most visited destinations, and it’s certainly not hard to see why. One of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders, the crater is home to the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa and is brimming with elephants, lions, buffaloes, hippos and even the rare black rhino. Roam the unique landscape from the safety and comfort of your private safari vehicle, and experience nature at its very finest.

In addition to game drives, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area offers a whole host of bucket-list Tanzania activities – from visiting a traditional Maasai village. to seeing the Laetoli Footprint, the oldest known footprints of early humans at approximately 3.6 million years old. Interested? Learn more about the Ngorongoro Conservation Area here!

Silver hotels

You will stay in hotel:
Manyara Best View Lodge

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

After an action-packed day at the Ngorongoro Crater, enjoy a delicious fresh breakfast as the sun rises and depart to your next Tanzania destination: the Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive. One of the lesser-visited national parks of atmosphere, expect to see few other travellers on your journey and plenty of private moments to admire majestic herds of elephants roaming amidst the iconic Baobab trees.

Home to the highest concentration of wild elephants in the world, the Tarangire offers up unbeatable elephant sightings. Sometimes herds of up to 300 elephants can be seen around the Tarangire River, drinking from the shallows or enjoying a cooling mud bath. Apart from elephants, Tarangire is a paradise for bird lovers. In the area around these swamps you can also see lions, leopards, cheetahs and even tree-climbing pythons. Learn more about Tarangire National Park.

On the final night of your 5 days Tanzania safari, enjoy the luxury of your accommodation at the Sangaiwe Tented Lodge, located in one of the most beautiful spots of the Tarangire region and offering amazing views over the Tarangire savannah.

Silver hotels

You will stay in hotel:
Sangaiwe Tented Lodge

Dag 4-5: Tarangire - Airport

After a gorgeous final evening with fantastic food and an unforgettable sunset, today is your last day on your Tanzania safari. Depending on your flight, use your last morning to fit in a final, epic game drive. You will be picked up from your five-star Tarangire safari lodge by your private driver and taken to Kilimanjaro airport in time for your return journey home.

Is a 5 day Africa safari not quite enough? Extend your safari in Tanzania with a Zanzibar beach holiday or a once-in-a-lifetime guided Mount Kilimanjaro trek. Get in touch with the experts at Tanzania Specialist and start creating your custom Africa travel experience now.

How to book this safari?

1. Explore your choice of accommodation at the top of this page: Silver, Gold or Platinum.
2. Click the green information button, where you will be taken to an easy registration form.
3. Fill in your departure date (or an indication) and any additional details.
4. Send us your request and we will respond with your prices and options as soon as possible.

Price information:

5 Day Tanzania Safari 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons
Low season
(March + April + May + November 1st - December 19th)
Mid season
(the rest of the year)
High season
(July + August + 20 dec – 10 jan)

* Discounted rates are offered for children under 16 years. Let us know in your request

* Above prices are per person

This price includes:

  • Pickup Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to the lodge
  • Transfer from the lodge to Kilimanjaro Airport
  • All accommodation
  • Full board
  • English speaking private guide during the whole safari
  • Luxurious private 4×4 Safari Jeep specially designed for high-end safari game drives
  • Twice daily game drives through National Parks
  • Park Fees for all National Parks
  • 24/7 service from our local office in Tanzania
  • Fully accredited and bonded under SGR (more info)
  • Reservation costs
 This price excludes:
  • International flight tickets and visa
  • Travel insurance (travel- /cancellation insurance, flying doctors)
from $593 p.p. *