Safari through the national parks Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Tarangire
You can experience the fascination of a safari in hardly any other country as intensively as in Tanzania. Discover the “Big 5” in world famous national parks like the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater.
5 days safari in Tanzania
On this safari you will spend 7 days in Tanzania, 5 of them on safari in the national parks Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Tarangire. Our experienced guides will show you the highlights of the four national parks and make your trip an unforgettable experience.
With us you can book this safari from 1,880 USD per person. For an individual offer simply send us your request.
Breathtaking flora and fauna
Discover the “Big 5” (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard) in the Serengeti. Explore one of the most fertile inactive volcanic craters in the world in Ngorongoro National Park. Watch one of the largest elephant populations in Africa in Tarangire National Park and enjoy the fascinating landscape of Lake Manyara with its countless flamingos.
You spend the nights on the day of arrival and departure at Chanya Lodge, near the city of Moshi. You can choose whether you want to stay in tents or in a lodge during the safari.
Our travel proposal
Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport – Moshi
Welcome to Tanzania! Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be welcomed by your driver. Together you drive in the direction of Moshi (about 60 minutes drive). You are already expected at Chanya Lodge, which is located in a quiet area close to the centre of the small town.
After you have checked in, the rest of the day is at your free disposal and can be used for exploring the place or relaxing at the pool. Dinner will take place at the lodge but can also be arranged outside of the lodge (own organization necessary).
Day 2: Moshi – Lake Manyara
The first day of your safari starts at about 8 am. Our guide will pick you up at Chanya Lodge.
Together you will start the 200 km long drive to Lake Manyara National Park, which takes about 4.5 hours. After arrival and a small lunch break you will start your first game drive through the Lake Manyara National Park together with our guide. Shortly after your arrival in the national park you will see lush forests of acacia and mahogany trees. You should have your camera nearby for the coming hours and keep an eye out for giraffes, buffalos, impalas, baboons and other species of monkeys.
With a bit of luck, you will also discover the climbing lions that live here, although they are very shy. Lake Manyara is really unique. Especially at the appropriate time of year it offers an incredible natural spectacle, when the lake’s shores turn pink at the middle/end of the rainy seasons (April/May and November/December) due to the thousands of flamingos.
In the evening you will go to your chosen accommodation (Mto wa Mbu Camping or Karatu Simba Lodge), where a delicious dinner awaits you and strengthens you for the following day!
Day 3: Serengeti
Your day begins early with a big breakfast. Together you will then make your way to one of the most famous national parks in the world, the Serengeti National Park.
On your way there you will cross the nature reserve Ngorongoro, which consists of the two regions “highlands” and “plains”. During your journey, the landscape gradually changes from dense, foggy rainforests in the highlands to very dry and dusty plains, where most of your journey takes place. You have the opportunity to visit the villages of the Massai or the Olduvai Gorge. The Olduvai Gorge is well known for its evolutionary research and is an important archaeological site.
After about 3 hours drive you will finally reach Serengeti National Park. Both on the way there and during the first game drive in the Serengeti you will see a variety of different animals.
Day 4: Serengeti
Today is without question one of the highlights of your safari. After a rich breakfast you will start your adventure a little earlier than usual. During a full day game drive, you will experience the Serengeti in its full glory today!
Serengeti means endless expanses of nature and wildlife as far as the eye can see. At the latest now you will become aware of the dimensions of Serengeti National Park, which covers only part of the entire area of the Serengeti. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the early 1980s and covers an area of more than 14,000 square kilometers (about 17 times the size of the state of Berlin).
The Serengeti is one of Africa’s most complex and intact ecosystems. Therefore, you can look forward to countless plant species like the characteristic umbrella acacias and millions of mammals like zebras, elephants and antelopes. The Serengeti is also home to the “Big 5” (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard).
Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast you will make your way to the Ngorongoro National Park. You will be able to admire the Serengeti for the last time. Shortly after arrival in Ngorongoro National Park, you will drive down into the crater together with our guide.
Ngorongoro is the largest inactive volcanic crater in the world with an intact ecosystem. The Ngorongoro Crater was created by the collapse of a former volcanic mountain. The crater has a massive bottom of about 264 square kilometers (about 3 times the size of Paris) with a depth of over 600 meters.
During the ride in the crater floor you will see again the breathtaking variety of Africa’s wilderness. African elephants, buffalos, black rhinos, hippos, hyenas, cheetahs, lions and dozens of other species await you.
Afterwards you will go to your chosen accommodation (Mto wa Mbu Camping or Karatu Simba Lodge), where a delicious dinner awaits you!
Day 6: Tarangire – Moshi
The game drive of the last day of your safari will start early after your breakfast. Today our guide will take you to Tarangire National Park.
Tarangire National Park is one of the most famous national parks in Tanzania and is especially known for its diverse flora and fauna. On the almost 3,000 square kilometers you will find different vegetation zones. In addition, Tarangire National Park is home to the largest population of wild animals after the Serengeti. A highlight are the many elephant herds. Therefore, chances are very high to observe these graceful animals in the wild.
The national park is named after the Tarangire River, which runs through the park and is used as a water source by a variety of animals such as giraffes, elephants, antelopes and lions.
In the evening you will continue to Moshi to return to Chanya Lodge, where you will spend your last night after a relaxed dinner.
Day 7: Moshi – Kilimanjaro Airport
After a good night’s sleep and finishing breakfast, you will check out of the lodge. If you have further activities planned, you can continue your individual travel program accordingly. Alternatively, your driver will drive you from Moshi to Kilimanjaro International Airport at the appropriate time and you will travel home. Whether during the return or onward journey: Take a few quiet minutes to review your experiences!
Each of our trips is individually planned based on our experience and your wishes. Authentic and sustainable travel is especially important to us.
We therefore do not sell anything that we have not experienced ourselves and found to be good. We convince ourselves firsthand in order to make an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Africa possible for you.
Here you can see what our safari through the national parks of Tanzania looked like.
The following services are included in the price
- Organization of the trip by Jambo Kilimanjaro
- 8 days in Tanzania, 5 days safari through the national parks Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro an Tarangire
- 2 overnight stays (half board) at Chanya Lodge on the day of arrival and departure
- 5 nights (full board) during the safari in tents or lodges as per itinerary
- Transfer from and to the airport
- Transfers during the safari
- All national park and conservation fees
- Professional tour guide during the safari (English speaking, German and French on request)
- For overnight stays in tents: Camping fees, four season tent, sleeping mattress, complete kitchen equipment
Optional extras available at a surcharge:
- Balloon safari in Serengeti National Park
- Visit to the Olduvai Gorge
- Night Safari in Lake Manyara National Park
- Foldable travel bed for overnight stays in tents
- Further tours and equipment on request
Send us your request
We plan each trip individually, according to your wishes. Send us your request for this 5-day safari through the national parks Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Tarangire online free of charge and without obligation. We will contact you with a personal offer.
Tested for sustainable engagement!
We are committed to more responsibility and sustainability in tourism.
In addition, all our trips are carried out under the guidelines of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) with regard to payment and equipment of porters and mountain teams.
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