5-Day Safari in Serengeti – Experience the Thrill of the Wildebeest Migration
On our 5-day low-cost camping safari, which also includes a trip to Tarangire National Park and Lake Natron, you may witness the amazing Serengeti and Wildebeest Migration. At the Ramsa location near Lake Natron, you can see the Big 5 and be in awe of numerous flamingos. With the aid of tents, sleeping bags, cushions, chairs, and tables, our skilled safari driver, guide, and chef will ensure your comfort and solitude. You will also be served a delectable breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A once-in-a-lifetime African trip can be created by combining our package with climbing the Kilimanjaro or vacations to the beaches of Zanzibar. Don’t pass up this stress-free safari with abundant wildlife and beautiful landscapes!
Day by Day Itinerary
- Approximately 30/50 km
When you arrive at the Arusha or Kilimanjaro airport, our safari manager will meet you and transport you to the Planet lodge. He will then go through your safari itinerary before letting you to unwind and take advantage of the lodge’s amenities.
Arusha hotel or lodge for the night. Included is breakfast.
Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
- Approximately 120 kilometers.
- Duration of non-game viewing: 2 to 3 hours.
Meet your safari driver guide and chef after breakfast at your lodge, and then begin the tour. Before proceeding to Tarangire National Park for a game drive, the first stop will be in Arusha town to make any last-minute purchases. A packed lunch will be provided at one of the park’s picnic areas. You may expect to see herds of elephant, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, hippos, baboons, and other antelopes at Tarangire, which is renowned for its big elephant population and enormous baobab trees. There are lots of birds, and you might see the three endangered Ash staling, Great Kudu, or Fringe Eared Oryx species.
Other predators include lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas. Within the Tarangire Lake Manyara habitat, which has up to 3000 elephant, 25,000 wildebeest, and roughly 30,000 zebra, the park serves as the focal point of the annual migratory cycle. You will travel in the late afternoon in search of a place to spend the night near the Great Rift Valley.
Spend the night at a campground, lodge, or hotel near Lake Manyara. includes all meals.
Day 2: Tarangire – Ngorongoro crater
- 50 kilometers.
- Duration for non-game viewing: 1 to 2 hours.
After breakfast, you’ll drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend 600 meters into the crater bottom for a wildlife drive. This continues your 5-day tour of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, and Lake Natron. The Ngorongoro Crater hosts many different animal species, including herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthogs, hippos, and enormous African elephants. The Crater is one of the few places where you can view black rhino in the wild because it is home to some endangered species that live there in their natural habitat.
This magnificent Caldera’s larger population of predators, which includes lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, and the ever-mysterious leopard, occasionally requires the use of binoculars, is another intriguing aspect of the area. You will go to Lake Magadi, which is a sizable but shallow alkaline lake in the southwest of the region frequented by hippos, herds of flamingos, and other waterfowl. Drive to Simba Public Campsite in the late afternoon to watch the sunset, eat, and stay the night.
Sleeping at a campground, lodge, or hotel. Included are all meals.
Day 3: Ngorongoro – Serengeti National park
- 115 kilometers.
- Duration of non-game viewing: 2 to 3 hours.
Drive to “The wild Africa” Serengeti National Park with its endless rolling plains after breakfast. The park is situated around the rim of the Crater. After that, proceed to the Seronera region of the park, which bears the name of the park’s river and which serves as an important water source for the ecosystem of the Serengeti and Masai Mara.
One of the richest ecosystems in the Serengeti is Seronera, where you may observe animals engaging in behaviors including fighting, hunting, eating, and even killing. Lunch in a bag that will be served at kopjes or while traveling. After lunch and a short break, go on a wildlife drive at dusk in the huge Serengeti plains to look for herds migrating (depending on your travel dates). Drive to your campsite for dinner and the night in the late afternoon, during or just before dusk.
Sleep at a campsite, lodge, or hotel in the center of the Serengeti. Included are all meals.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Lake Natron
- Approximately 152 kilometers
- Travel duration without game viewing: 4-5 hours
Today at 6:30, the 5-day Serengeti Ngorongoro safari takes you on a game drive in the early morning, giving you the chance to see some cat families and avoid the morning mist. Other nocturnal predators returning from a long night of hunting or a pack of lionesses planning an early-morning ambush could also be seen. In the event that the Wildebeest Migration is densely populated in the Serengeti, you will proceed directly to the area where they are and spend a lot of time there before beginning your game drive on the way to the Northern Serengeti.
Check out at Klein’s gate, then drive to Lake Natron, arriving there in the late afternoon. If time allows, take a walk along the lake’s shore at sunset. Before your driver wakes you up to prepare for your nighttime summit attempt at Ol Doinyo Lengai Mountain, you will eat an early meal and sleep for a little while.
Campsite, lodge, or hotel at Lake Natron for the night. Included are all meals.
Day 5: Lake Natron – Arusha
- Approximately 138 kilometers.
Ol Doinyo Lengai Mountain, night ascent and dawn summit attempt (if seismic conditions permit). Optional swimming and hiking at a waterfall (based on your flight time). Drive to Arusha later for an overnight stay or airport drop-off. (Extra charge for lodging)
five-day safari in Tanzania The ideal tour that incorporates a wildlife safari, a hiking trip, and sightseeing is the Serengeti Ngorongoro including Tarangire & Lake Natron itinerary. Karibu Sana!
- Accommodation according to the itinerary
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- Professional, English-speaking safari cook
- Overnight stays in safari tents
- Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Mineral water
- All mentioned activities
- All national park fees
- Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
- International Flights
- Alcoholic and soft drinks not included
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance