5 Days Tanzania Wildlife Tour – Hail Tours Tanzania

Experience beautiful Tanzania from its Northern circuit on this 5 Days Tanzania Wildlife Tour with a long checklist of animals and birds to look-out for. For this short Wildlife tour, you will visit Lake Manyara National Park, the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the popular Serengeti National Park.

5 Days Tanzania Wildlife TourInterestingly, we shall make your experience as memorable as possible with the numerous tourist activities to choose from in these safari destinations; Witness the great annual migration in Serengeti National Park, sample local cuisines at the Masai village/community, take a walking tour and don’t miss out on the World-class game drives.

For an area of 14,763 square kilometers, Serengeti National Park is one of the largest Protected Areas in the East African region and sits along the North-Central part of Tanzania. It officially became a Protected Area in 1951 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981.

For animal lovers, visiting this safari destination is the best decision you will ever make because here, the largest numbers of big five animals (Lions, African bush elephants, Black Rhinoceros, Leopards and Cape buffaloes), vervet monkeys, cheetahs, Masai giraffes, stripped hyenas, African golden wolves, East African wild dogs, serval cats, genets, Caracals, spotted and striped hyenas, genets and many others are seen.

At 325 square kilometers, Lake Manyara National Park is one of the smallest Protected Areas (by Tanzanian standards) with some of the most outstanding animals and birds.

Wildlife lovers are introduced to the tree-climbing lions, black-backed jackals, Olive baboons, serval cats, bat-eared foxes, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelles, zebras, lions, African wild cats, Golden cats, Defassa waterbucks, Olive baboons, Masai giraffes, zebras, African bush elephants, spotted hyenas, cheetahs, warthogs, Rhinos and so much more.

With a size of 260 square kilometers and height of 610 meters deep, the Ngorongoro Crater is so far the World’s largest unbroken and inactive Caldera making the 8292-square kilometer Conservation Area one of the “seven Natural Wonders of Africa”.

The Crater floor is frequented by East African wild dogs, Cape buffaloes, cheetahs, Black Rhinoceros, giant elands, Thompson’s and grant’s gazelles, impalas, Masai giraffes, leopards, Hippos, wildebeests, Defassa waterbucks, serval cats, lions and most incredibly the lesser flamingos that occupy the shallow Lake Magadi.

5 Days Tanzania Wildlife Tour Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, evening game drive.
  • Day 2: Wildlife spotting in Lake Manyara National Park and connect to Serengeti.
  • Day 3: The unbeaten game spotting experience in Serengeti National Park.
  • Day 4: Transfer by 4X4 safari vehicle to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
  • Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater game drive and departures.

Detailed Itinerary for the 5 Days Tanzania Wildlife Tour

Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, evening game drive

Following your delicious breakfast, you will depart for Lake Manyara National Park, along the Northern circuit, stopping along the way for a snack and photography. Possibly try the “Ugali” (the country’s National dish made of corn flour and water, served with Sukumawiki).

Lake Manyara National ParkGetting to the spectacular Lake Manyara National Park is an experience in itself and during this three-hour road trip, you will head 60 miles west-southwest of the Town and enter mid-morning.

Having transersed several small Towns and sweeping plains, you will reach the 325-square kilometer protected Area for the game drive, Onboard the 3-4 hours’ game drive, spot giant elands, the lions, cheetahs, Black Rhinoceros, Masai giraffes, Thompson’s and grant’s gazelles, Cape buffaloes, impalas and so much more. In the afternoon, also enjoy a walking safari around the Camp/Lodge.


  • Tarangire Treetops or andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge (upmarket).
  • Nsya Lodge & Camp or Africa Safari Glamping (standard).
  • Migombani Campsite or Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp (budget).

Meals: Lunch and Dinner.

Activity of the day: Game drive.

Day 2: Wildlife spotting in Lake Manyara National Park and connect to Serengeti

Lake Manyara National Park is extraordinary because unlike most National Parks in Tanzania, it almost entirely rotates around the Water. However on this day, you will hop on the Open roof 4X4 safari vehicle and navigate the game tracks that run around this 325-square kilometer Protected Area.

Hold your Binocular and Camera ready because you will on the hunt for several wildlife species of the park that include the tree climbing lions, wildebeests, Black Rhinoceros, cheetahs, impalas, Cape buffaloes, the East African wild dogs, leopards, Thompson’s and grant’s gazelles, serval cats, Masai giraffes, giant elands, Defassa waterbucks, Hippos and many others.

Leave the Protected Area for another wonderful safari destination on the itinerary- Serengeti National Park for another journey of exploring Tanzania’s beauty.

Overnight at:

  • Mbalageti Serengeti or Four Seasons Serengeti (top-notch).
  • Siringit Serengeti Camp or Kati Kati Camp (midrange).
  • Zawadi Serengeti Camp (basic).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: The unbeaten game spotting experience in Serengeti National Park

After a lovely breakfast at your Safari Lodge or Camp, you will be transferred a short distance into the heart of Serengeti National Park, the Crown jewel of Tanzania’s safari adventures.

serengeti national parkKnown as the home to African safaris due to its rich diversity, this 5700-square mile Protected Area is situated within the endless plains north-central region of this country.

There is more to Serengeti National Park than its sweeping panoramas and during the all-day guided game drive, you will get the chance to become up-close to the iconic animals of the region such as giant elands, wildebeests, warthogs, Masai giraffes, lions, Defassa waterbucks, lions, Rhinoceros, leopards, wild dogs, cheetahs, serval cats, black-backed jackals, genets, Topis, impalas, bushbucks, duikers, warthogs, olive baboons, to mention but a few.

Also, more than 500 bird species exist in this Park, including the Somalia Ostriches and secretary birds (the National Bird of Tanzania).

In the afternoon, have picnic lunch at one of the picnic sites and continue to spend the rest of the day game viewing with more and more sights as well as sounds of animals to look-out for as well as visit to the Masai warriors.

Overnight at:

  • Mbalageti Serengeti or Four Seasons Serengeti (top-notch).
  • Siringit Serengeti Camp or Kati Kati Camp (midrange).
  • Zawadi Serengeti Camp (basic).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Transfer by 4X4 safari vehicle to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Its road trip time! First be treated to a sumptuous breakfast and undertake the road trip to Ngorongoro Conservation Area past the Olduvai Gorge Museum, countryside and mountain ranges.

Zebras in Ngorongoro
Zebras in Ngorongoro

The Gorge is where the fossil remains, excavated by Dr. Louis and Mary Leakey are found and these trace to the history of humanity.

As the Valleys and dry woodlands slowly give way to the sweeping plains, Calderas and sights of Lake Magadi, you will arrive at Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Cradle of mankind where you will be checked into your Safari Lodge/Camp.

After lunch, the remainder of the day is spent in a fun-filled game drive towards the Crater floor. You will be spoilt for choice as numerous Elephants, Cape buffaloes, wildebeests, giant elands, lions, cheetahs, Olive baboons, gazelles, Defassa waterbucks, impalas, and many others cross right in front of the safari vehicle.

The day will close with a finger-licking and hot meal, star-filled night and most memorable night at the reserved Lodge.


  • Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp or Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (luxury).
  • Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge or Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge (standard).
  • Safari Camp Lodge or Crater Forest Tented Camp (budget).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater game drive and departures

It’s time for a half-day game drive to the Ngorongoro Crater to increase chances of seeing more of the animals, birds and beautiful landscapes in this secluded Protected Area.

After brunch, leave for Arusha Airport and catch the International flight back home. Kwaheri!!!

End of the 5 days Tanzania Wildlife Tour


What’s included on the 5 days Tanzania Wildlife Tour

  • Entry fees to the different safari destinations-National Parks, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Museum.
  • Services of a fulltime expert English-speaking guide.
  • 4 nights’ accommodation during the safari.
  • Bottled water throughout the tour.
  • Game drives’ fees.
  • Visit to the Olduvai Gorge.
  • Fuel charges.
  • Driver allowances.
  • Ground transport by 4WD safari vehicle.
  • Government taxes.

What’s excluded on the 5 days Tanzania Wildlife Tour?

  • Accommodation in Arusha or Nairobi City.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Airport transfers, unless it’s for the last day of the safari.
  • Flights (although we can arrange on request).
  • Gratuities to guides, driver, and Lodge/Hotel staff.
  • Laundry fees.
  • Telephone calls.
  • Other expenses of personal nature.


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