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Best 5 Day Tanzania safari

5 Day  Tanzania Safari tours is not synonymous to cheap safari. At least not because everybody deserves to have a great safari experience without shedding a lifetime of savings! Our years of experience enabled us to foster relationships in the industry allowing us to offer competitive prices. All without compromising the quality of your tours. All our guides are fully licensed and we own our vehicles. We offer private tours as well as group joining the safari.

WHO CAN GO ON A 5 DAY TANZANIA SAFARI PARK?

Tanzania safari Tours is for anyone who is planning to go on Africa safaris and get the most of it despite being under a tight budget. People who are looking for an economical way to witness the magical sceneries of prime African Safari destinations, and experience the stunning wildlife real and up-close would love what Tanzania  Safari tours have to offer. It’s for families on a holiday vacation who are after a remarkable getaway as a way to bond. It’s for couples who dream of a  honeymoon in Africa safari yet adventurous trip in the wilderness. Tanzania safari tours is also an exceptional way to spend some quality time with a loved one and unwind after a stressful wedding. Many solo travelers as well, optional for Tanzania budget safaris that allow them to witness majestic animals in the wild while reducing costs. It’s also for people who are open to meet and make new friends while on a safari.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN  5 DAY TANZANIA SAFARI TRIP?

Participants in best budget Africa safari will explore the wild together in a 4×4 vehicle. All guests follow the same itinerary, usually in the same property in their own private rooms (or sharing) but there are instances where they can stay in another property within the vicinity. Participants can choose to stay in a budget camp that offers the most basic amenities, or they can opt for a luxurious lodging. Luxury travelers can stay in a classy lodge with a pool and butler, while other guests can pick a more standard accommodation and savor the beauty of simple lodging. In short, travelers who prefer a budget safari can enjoy the same stunning views, sceneries and the assistance of expert guides that luxury travelers can; it will all boil down in the type of accommodation.

Accommodation on tour

One of East Africa Safari Lodge  most recognised hotel groups, Serena’s lodges, camps and hotels all have a strong cultural influence and sense of place, with characterful designs and local touches. Ngorongoro Serena is a unique stone lodge that seems to rise out of the crater rim, and on your final two nights you’ll stay at Kirawira – a premium tented camp that emulates the classic ‘Out of Africa’ experience.

Good to know for Tanzania Safari Tours

  • For guests over 7 years old
  • A maximum of 6 guests per vehicle
  • Luggage must be in soft bags weighing a maximum of 15kg.

What to expect for Tanzania  Safari Tours

  • Time to get to know your group and guide
  • A relaxed and informal environment; casual, comfortable clothing is fine even in the evenings
  • Road journeys can be bumpy
  • Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

THE BEST  5 DAY TANZANIA SAFARI TOURS

Overview:

If there is one destination in Africa safari that you need to see in this lifetime, it would be Tanzania — the land of safaris! (Tanzania Safari Tours )

With wonderful attractions such as that of the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area (not to mention that of Mt. Kilimanjaro too!), the country is a treasure trove of diverse wildlife,scenic landscapes, captivating cultures, and yes: even idyllic beaches.

Tanzania safaris give visitors the chance to see all of the ‘Big Five’, along with other countless beautiful and rare creatures that fill up the vast plains, especially that of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ngorongoro which is lauded for having the highest density of wild animals in the world! If you time your visit well, you can also witness the ‘Great Migration‘ in the Serengeti which is the largest herd movement animals on the planet. Lake Manyara is famous for its huge flocks of pink flamingos; whereas the Mahali and Gombe parks have a huge population of chimpanzees.

Without a doubt, Tanzania has just about anything for anyone, and if you want an amazing experience, it is a must to book a reputable tour company for either a safari or an expedition. To date, there are over hundreds of travel operators in Tanzania and I know how dizzying of a task it can be to choose one — but do hear me out on this… If you want to be with an organization that has the experience, the reputation, and the proper safety protocols in place to give you the best there is to offer in the country, you should definitely book with KIAfrika Adventure 

Standard Inclusions

All KIAfrika Adventure Tanzania safari will include, as a standard, the following perks:

  • New vehicles SUV (2016-2022) Land Cruiser 4×4 with pop-up roof
    • Their safari fleet comprises the newest Land Cruisers (manufactured in 2016-2022)
    • Every vehicle features a fridge, power station, ergonomic seats and Wi-Fi
  • Experienced English-speaking safari guide
  • All hotel or lodge accommodation under your program
    • You can choose your accommodation from packages: Classic, Luxury, Premium
  • All park fees
  • Three (3) meals per day on the safari
  • Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee
  • Wet wipes
  • Medical kit
  • Binocular (1 per SUV)
  • Air Ambulance Service by AMREF Flying Doctors
  • 24/7 phone support

NOTE: If you’re looking for day trips, KIAfrika Adventure does not offer those; after all, if you want to do so, you won’t be able to see much of anything at all. For example, the drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes too much time and though many other tour companies may offer a day trip to this location, you won’t have much time to enjoy the safari.

As such, it is much better to set at least 2 days and most of the time, these multi-day Tanzania safari budget of KIAfrika Adventure will already include Tarangire or Lake Manyara National Parks — places that you’ll be passing by on the way to Ngorongoro. With this setup, you will definitely get the most out of your travel experience!

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» Standard  Tanzania Safari Wildlife Park Attraction :

ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK

Found in the northeastern part of Tanzania, Arusha National Park is known for its Mount Meru which is a prominent volcano with an elevation of over 4,566 meters — making it the second-highest peak after Mount Kilimanjaro.

Visitors can get to enjoy a variety of sights and experiences here that is not limited to a rich variety of wildlife. Though it’s not the same as its bigger neighboring national parks such as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, you can still sight a number of animals such as zebras, giraffes, monkeys, and many others.

If you go further in the west, you can find another attraction which is the Meru Crater funneling the Jekukumia River; whereas somewhere in the south you will find the Ngurdoto Crater which is mostly grassland. Lastly in the northeast is the shallow alkaline Momella Lakes which are known for its varying algal colors and wading birds.

LAKE EYASI

As the largest body of water in Arusha, it is a seasonal shallow salt lake found on the floor of the Great Rift Valley.

In here, you will find a number of bushmen: the Hadzabe, Datoga, and Mbulu tribes. With KIAfrika Adventure , a visit to these places will be quite worthwhile as they share with you their ancient customs and traditions in which they live entirely off the bush and bowhunting.

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Often combined with trips to the Serengeti, Tarangire, and/or Ngorongoro, this is a habitat that holds over 350 bird species including pink flamingos, hornbills, pelicans, and storks (but you can also sight lions and leopards if you’re lucky!). Sure enough, this is a great stop that should be on your safari itinerary if you’re a bird aficionado.

Plus, if you visit from July to September, you’ll find a lot of pink flamingos gathered for nesting — they spread across the landscape like pink seafoam which is quite unique!

LAKE NATRON

Lake Natron is a mineral-rich soda lake found in the northern part of Tanzania. For starters, what makes it unique is the high alkalinity which can burn the skin and eyes of animals — except for lesser flamingos who have made it their breeding ground and who have also adapted to the water’s pH levels.

Additionally, the lake’s salinity has welcomed microorganisms such as cyanobacteria that carry different pigments, most of which make the water a striking red.

A visit to Lake Natron will also grant you views of the Ol Doinyo Lengai, a soaring active volcano in the Rift Valley.

NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

This is an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site which is a protected area in the northern Arusha region within the Crater Highlands.

It is one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Africa’ as well, and moreover, is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world! If you want to witness the most number of wildlife, this place is a must to include in your safari; after all, it has been often referred to as the number one place on earth where you can find the highest density of animals.

Elephants, gazelles, hippos, hyenas, jackals, lions, rhinos, wildebeests, zebras — the list goes on!

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Renowned worldwide for its wide expanse, the Serengeti is a World Heritage Site that is a must to see in Tanzania.

For years, countless wildlife and species have been witnessed in its plains and it is even home to the ‘Great Migration’ — the world’s longest overland migration wherein by March, over 2 million wildebeests and zebras start to migrate to the north towards Maasai Mara in Kenya. Needless to say, this is quite a sight to see and which you must witness at least once in your life!

Did you know? The name “Serengeti” is an approximation of the word ‘siringet’ which is used by the Maasai people which means “the place where the land runs on forever”.

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Tarangire National Park’s name is derived from the Tarangire River that crosses the expanse and as their primary source of fresh water, a lot of wild animals pass through the park especially during the annual dry season.

Often called as the ‘Small Serengeti’, Tarangire is famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees; so, do make sure that you’ve packed your cameras to immortalize all the epic moments that you’ll see!

Did you know? The oldest known elephant to give birth to twins is found in Tarangire.

ZANZIBAR ISLAND

The East African nation of Tanzania is home to the island of Zanzibar. The Indian Ocean archipelago of Zanzibar, which lies 25 to 50 kilometres off the continent’s coast, comprises several tiny islands. Unguja, or Zanzibar’s main island, and Pemba are the two biggest. The capital, Zanzibar City, is situated on the island of Unguja. Stone Town is a historic district and world heritage town.

The heyday of the archipelago was over when the Portuguese invaded and took control of the Swahili Coast in the late 16th century. Less than a century later, the Omani Arabs took back control. Many of the original Stone Town’s winding lanes and tall mansions still stand today.

The House of Wonders, the Portuguese fort and gardens, the merchants’ homes, and the Turkish baths of the ancient city are all accessible by foot to tourists. Visitors may watch the cultivation of cloves, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices that have made the island renowned by taking a spice tour to active plantations.

The beaches of Zanzibar are one of the greatest. The sand and surf differ depending on the side of the island you’re on. On the East Coast, waves crash over coral reefs and sand bars offshore, and at low tide, little pools of starfish, tiny minnows, and anemones may be seen. Swimming in the water is considerably less prone to tides up north, and flat beaches and white sand provide wonderful sunny days.

The port city of Stone Town dominates the west coast. Though the beaches of Mangapwani, whose slave caverns may be seen at low tide, and neighbouring Bububu are only a 30-minute drive away, spending a night or two is well worth the extra hour it takes to get there.

A nice variation from wandering through the ancient city’s narrow streets is a visit to the Chole Island Marine Park, which lies adjacent to Stone Town, as well as the Prison, Grave, and Snake Islands.

FAQs on The Great Migration:

Traditionally, the best time to view the river crossings is from July through October. On the other hand, you may observe the herds roaming the Serengeti all year long.

When is the best time to see Tanzania’s great migration?

Between July and October are the best months to view the Great Migration. Predators await on land and in the river as the animals cross the perilous Mara River, creating a storm for a thrilling safari experience.

When does calving season begin?

From late January to early March is the Great Migration calving season.

What month is best for the thrilling river crossing?

The best months to view the Mara River crossing are July and August. But between September and October, the herds go back and forth before making their way to the Central and Southern Serengeti.

BEST TIME TO VISIT TANZANIA SAFARI 

It will depend entirely on your preference…

  • June to October: If you want to witness the ‘Great Migration’, this is the perfect time to go with KIAfrika Adventure ! Other than that, the density of animals are at their highest especially near rivers and other sources of water so there will be a lot of interesting sightings to see.
  • November to May: these months are ideal for those who want to witness hunting scenes especially since predators are notably more active around this period. Ornithologists would also love to see the National Parks’ migration of birds which would be at its peak season! Rain is more frequent in March to May — but the upside is that there are lesser crowds and you’ll see the Tanzanian terrain in its greenest state.

DRY: June to October

WET: November to May

Overall

This is a private itinerary just for your group, up to a maximum of 6 passengers per vehicle all guaranteed a window seat.

On occasion the itinerary may operate in a different order, or different lodges used according to availability and road conditions.

Travel times vary on road conditions and game sightings.

Pack a mixture of warm and light clothing in soft bags, plus sunglasses, camera and insect repellent.

Minimum number of persons: 4 people

Included items:

– Transportation in 4×4 vehicles

– English-speaking guide and safari cook

– Meals according to travel plan

– Mineral water when on safari

– All national park fees

Items not included:

– Alcoholic and soft drinks

– Tips

– Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.

– Visa fees

– Travel insurance

NATIONAL PARK FEES:

National Park fees are valid for 24 hours period from the time of entry. On all our calculation, we have included one park fees per person per day. In the case of clients delay, clients will be responsible for paying the extra park fees.  

The following rates are available on request:

  • Single room rates
  • Triple room rates
  • Children rates
  • Flights between camps
  • Cost of pre- or post nights and transfers in Arusha.

OPTIONAL EXCURSION:

Serengeti Balloon Safari – from US$ 850 per person.

Visit Olduvai Gorge – from US$65 per person.

Ngorongoro Conservation Visit Masai Village: from US$45 per person.

Please note

The operator may reroute the itinerary or accommodate in similar budget lodges or campsites in case of non-availability.

Single traveller supplement and child rates will be quoted on request. 

An optional balloon safari can be booked at an additional expense for travel whilst in Serengeti National Park. 

Rates are as accurate as possible. We may be able to get lower rates so if you’ve seen it cheaper elsewhere, we more than likely will be able to get the same rate for you (or even better).

Children and Third Adults

Children age 12 and younger pay 75% of the adult price when sharing with 2 adults

Children age 12 and younger in own room pay 85 % of adult rate

Third adult sharing (third adult only) pays 95% when sharing with 2 other adults

There are no reductions on supplements.

You can decide how many days you want on safari, this can be as little as a day. Ask us about the possibilities!

ORDER OF TANZANIA SAFARI:

  • We will employ the technique of early mornings and late afternoons in which to drive out on the plains. These hours are the most productive for animal and predator movement and also for photography.
  • As is often the case in East Africa, all day game drives are common. These all day affairs include packed lunches, of course.
  • Mid day hours are generally used to rest, talk about various sightings, behavioural theories and photographic techniques.
  • Your hosts will also conduct informal discussions on a few of the evenings, using previous images and images taken on the trip to discuss various techniques and results.
  • There will be opportunity for feedback and technical discussions whilst back at camp. We will be combining all these methods throughout the Safari to enable us to achieve maximum results from our time there.
TANZANIA SAFARI TOUR PACKAGES:
2-Day Tanzania Safari budget - 70 % of our Guests choose Safaris Package One

OPTION 1

PRICE: Starts from $941

TOUR STOPS:

  • Arusha National Park
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area

OPTION 2

PRICE: Starts from $791

TOUR STOPS:

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Manyara National Park

OPTION 3

PRICE: Starts from $901

TOUR STOPS:

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Tarangire National Park

OPTION 4

PRICE: Starts from $901

TOUR STOPS:

  • Lake Manyara National Park

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area

3-Day Tanzania Safari - Our Safari Package Two is also a very popular package with our Guests

OPTION 1

PRICE: Starts from $1,217

TOUR STOPS:

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area

OPTION 2

PRICE: Starts from $1,209

TOUR STOPS:

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Eyasi
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area

OPTION 3

PRICE: Starts from $1,594

TOUR STOPS:

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Natron
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area

OPTION 4

PRICE: Starts from $1,290

TOUR STOPS:

  • Arusha National Park
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
4- Day Tanzania Safari - Our Safari Package Three is again an extremely popular package with our Guests

OPTION 1

PRICE: Starts from $2,090

TOUR STOPS:

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area (1 day)
  • Serengeti National Park (3 days)

OPTION 2

PRICE: Starts from $1,999

TOUR STOPS:

  • Lake Manyara
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park (2 days)

OPTION 3

PRICE: Starts from $1,999

TOUR STOPS:

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park (2 days)
5-Day Tanzania Safari - Our Safari Package Four is again an extremely popular package with our Guests

OPTION 1

PRICE: Starts from $2,270

TOUR STOPS:

  • Lake Manyara
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park (3 days)

OPTION 2

PRICE: Starts from $2,270

TOUR STOPS:

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park (3 days)
6-Day Tanzania Safari - Our Safari Package Five covers all Four of the Best Northern Tanzania Safari National Parks

PRICE: Starts from $2,585

TOUR STOPS:

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Manyara
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park (3 days)
7-Day Tanzania Safari - Our Safari Package Six is yet again an extremely popular package with our Guests

PRICE: Starts from $3,183

TOUR STOPS:

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Manyara
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Serengeti National Park (3 days)
  • Lake Natron and Ngare Sero Waterfall