• There are many types of antelope to be spotted while on Safari in Tanzania

5 Days Budget Safari Tanzania

The best of northern parks in 5 days’ time! You’ll be visiting Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park and the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy the very best parks in the northern circuit! You will sleep in Safari tents with this upgraded camping itinerary.

You will see many Giraffes during your 5 Days Budget Safari in Tanzania

Day 1 – Tarangire National Park

Your Safari adventure starts today! We pick you up from your hotel in or around Arusha for the 2,5 hour drive you to the unique Tarangire National Park. We’ll do a full day game drive in Tarangire Safari Park which is best known for its large herds of elephants and the huge baobab trees that are several hundred years old. Some of these strange looking trees have giant trunks that form natural caves, which have been used by poachers to hide from the park rangers. At the end of the day we go to Africa Safari Lake Manyara where you overnight in a simple but nice camping Safari tent. You can take a dive into the swimming pool and enjoy a sun-downer drink at the bar.

A colourful lizard in the Lake Manyara Safari Park photographed by customer on our 5 Days Budget Safari Tanzania

Day 2 – Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast we will go to Lake Manyara, an underestimated gem that offers a large ecological variety in a small area This park is known for its breath taking panoramic views, waterfalls, babbling brooks with clear water, hot springs and mor than 400 bird species. We do a game drive in Lake Manyara all day and if you like to walk you can also book a 2 hour walking safari. On foot you can enjoy giraffes, buffaloes and other animals from a good distance. Noteworthy are also the big group of Baboons that often have vociferous quarrels. In the afternoon you drive back to Africa Safari Lake Manyara where you spend the night in your Safari tent again.

The chief of the animal kingdom in the Serengeti National Park, a male lion in its prime
A group of animals from the great migration in the Serengeti Safari Park

Day 3 and 4 – Serengeti

Over the next two days you will explore the world famous Serengeti National Park. The word Serengeti comes from the Maasai language and literally means “endless plains”. Lots of predators roam these vast plains; over four thousand lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs. The route you take is beautiful, driving along the Ngorongoro plateaus and continue along the western crater road until the trail leads you downhill directly into the legendary Serengeti.

After lunch we do a game drive all afternoon in this unique ecosystem. Towards the evening we arrive at Africa Safari Ikoma Lodge. Located between Serengeti Seronera, Grumeti and Ikorongo Game Reserves the location is perfect for exploring the Serengeti. It’s a lovely retreat to relax, watch the bird life or a herd of impala grazing quietly around the camp area. Enjoy the truly breathtaking night sky while listening to the sounds of the African bush.

The fourth day we spend one more day in Serengeti and late afternoon we head to Ndutu/South Serengeti where we overnight Africa Safari South Serengeti. The area is famous for the calving season of the Great Migration, an absolute highlight of the annual wildebeest migration.

A cheetah scanning the surroundings for prey in the crater of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 5 – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you set off directly towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. When you checked in at the gate, you will drive up through a forest until you reach one of most unique places in Africa, the Ngorongoro Crater. This caldera is the result of volcanic activity and for many guests it presents the main reason to go to on Safari in Tanzania. After the spectacular descent to the caldera floor you are greeted with one of the densest population of wild mammals in the world. The Crater is home to lions, elephants, hippos, gnus, warthogs etc… And of course you can see a few of the critically endangered African rhinoceros. One can see all the members of the Big 5 in Tanzania in this world heritage site! After this exciting game drive we return back to Arusha.

What is this?

• 5 days budget Safari to the national parks in northern Tanzania
• itinerary with upgraded camping accommodations
• Safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater
• classic game drives without any specific physical challenges

Where to stay?

• 2x night in Safari tent with shared bathrooms Africa Safari Lake Manyara

• 1x night in Safari tent with shared bathrooms Africa Safari Serengeti Ikoma

• 1x night Africa Safari South Serengeti

(full board for all accommodations; 3 meals per day)

This is a true private Safari which can be adjusted in accommodation and routing to fit your needs. That also means you can get the most out of your trip and fine tune your experience with the help of your guide (i.e. when to start with the game drives in the morning).

When to travel?

• all year round, however it can get a little adventurous during rainy season
• daily departure possible

For whom?

• ideal for couples, families, friends, small groups etc.

From where to where?

• starting in Arusha / ending in Arusha
• best flights into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)


  • HIGH season: 1 September – 14 March
  • PEAK season: 16 May – 31 August
  • LOW season: 15 March – 15 May

5 Days Budget Safari Tanzania Map

This map serves to give you an approximate outline of the trip itinerary. The number in each map pin corresponds to the day of this Safari proposal. The exact routing will be determined by our experienced local tour guides.

5 Days Safari in Tanzania Map


Game drives with a Safari Truck with pop up roof and experienced guide

National Parks entrance, special camping &
concession fees

4x nights in Safari tents with shared bathrooms – full board (3 meals per day)

Drinking water (1,5 liter per day)

Booking and Reservation charges


International flight

Airport transfers (can be arranged)

Overnight before and after Safari (can be arranged)

Tourist visa

Personal travel insurance

Drinks & Snacks

Optional activities for your 5 Days Budget Safari in Tanzania

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