Tanzania Luxury 5-day Safari

Luxury Tanzania Safari Tour

  • Duration 5 days
  • No Of People From 1 person

Tanzania Luxury 5-day Safari

Experience the best of Tanzania's wildlife and landscapes on our Tanzania Luxury 5-day Safari. This exclusive tour takes you through the heart of the country's most iconic national parks and conservation areas, providing an unforgettable journey of adventure and comfort. This tour is perfect for travelers looking for a short yet immersive safari experience.


This 5-day luxury safari is meticulously crafted to provide a perfect balance of adventure, relaxation, and wildlife encounters. Immerse yourself in Tanzania's natural beauty while indulging in top-notch accommodations and services. Join us for an unforgettable journey through Tanzania's wild heartland

Here are the highlights of the Tour

  • Tarangire National Park: Begin your adventure in the enchanting Tarangire National Park, famous for its massive baobab trees and an abundance of elephants. Here, you'll encounter a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, leopards, zebras, and more.
  • Serengeti National Park: Explore the world-renowned Serengeti, home to the Great Migration of millions of wildebeest and zebras. Witness the dramatic river crossings and the predators that follow, ensuring incredible wildlife sightings.
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Discover the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's a unique and breathtaking ecosystem, teeming with diverse wildlife. You'll have a chance to spot the Big Five, as well as numerous bird species.
  • Luxury Accommodations: Throughout your journey, enjoy the ultimate in comfort and service with our handpicked luxury lodges and tented camps. These accommodations offer not only relaxation but also fantastic views of the surrounding landscapes.
  • Game Drives: Daily game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles with pop-up roofs allow you to experience the thrill of wildlife encounters. Our expert guides will take you to the best locations for unforgettable photo opportunities.
  • Cultural Experiences: Gain insight into the rich Maasai culture with optional visits to local villages. Learn about their traditions, art, and way of life.
  • Optional Activities: Enhance your safari with optional experiences such as hot air balloon safaris over the Serengeti, scenic flights, and guided bush walks. These add unique perspectives and unforgettable memories.



Itinerary

Day one - Arrival

Regal Trails Adventures

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by a Regal Trails Adventures representative and you will be transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day is spend at leisure. Rest in your room, enjoy a swim in the pool or explore Arusha and the surrounding areas on one of our day tours, the choice is yours.

Main Destination: Arusha (City)

Accomodation: Gran Melia Arusha
(Luxury hotel located in or near Arusha)

Meals & Drinks: Meals at own expense
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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Day two - Tarangire National Park

Regal Trails Adventures

Today after breakfast, you will drive to Tarangire National Park with lunch boxes. The drive to Tarangire National Park is about 110km and takes about 2 hours from Arusha.

Tarangire National Park is a huge park best known for its large herds of elephants, but it’s also great for lion and leopard, wonderful for bird life and a great variety of landscape and wildlife. The gorgeous Silale Swamp, towards the south of the park, is magnificent—and almost always rich in wildlife taking advantage of this reliable water source. The park provides water not only from the swamp, but also from the Tarangire River—and during the dry season it’s the primary source of water for animals from the entire area, making for fantastic wildlife viewing.

You will have your lunch in the park (your driver guide will pick a picnic site) and thereafter, continue with the game drive. Parks normally open at 6:00 am to 6:00 pm—you will be at your next lodge in time for dinner.

Main Destination: Tarangire National Park)

Accomodation: Maramboi Tented Lodge
(Luxury lodge located outside Tarangire NP)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

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Day three - Central Serengeti National Park

Regal Trails Adventures

Today after breakfast you will drive to the famous Serengeti. The drive takes about 3 to 4 hours (game on route), driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

You will visit a Maasai Village in the Ngorongoro Highlands (optional) where you will meet the elders, warriors, women and children. Learn about the culture, beliefs and traditions of Tanzania’s last nomadic tribe.

The Serengeti is actually enormous approximately the size of Switzerland, so most people on safari, depending on the month, twill visit the central (Seronera) area plus one other area. Either the north in the dry season for the Mara crossings or the west during the green season for the migration herds spread out from the central area to around the Grumeti River, or Ndutu in the “bridge” season between the “short rains” of November/December. The central Serengeti boast those spectacular “endless plains,” dotted with acacia trees and the occasional rocky kopjes.

Main Destination: Central Serengeti National Park)

Accomodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
(Luxury lodge located inside Central Serengeti)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

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Day four - Central serengeti National Park

Regal Trails Adventures

Before sunrise at around 6:00 am, we'll leave the lodge for early morning game drives.

This is generally the best time to spot the wildlife, as the temperature is cool and the animals are still very active, including the big cats, which will be returning from a night of hunting. You will then drive back to the lodge for a leisure breakfast followed by a pure relaxation break. You will then go for another game drive and sunset viewing over the Serengeti and then drive back to your lodge.

Main Destination: Central Serengeti National Park)

Accomodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
(Luxury lodge located inside Central Serengeti)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

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Day five - Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Regal Trails Adventures

Today you will drive to the stunning Ngorongoro Crater. It’s a 2 hour drive from Serengeti.

This Crater is the world’s largest intact collapsed caldera (volcano) which is a self-contained ecosystem with its own unique population of wildlife in a confined area of amazing variety. The crater boasts lots of lions, hyenas, fantastic birdlife, servals, Cape buffalo, zebras and gorgeous landscapes. Also there is an added advantage of seeing rhino’s, if you are lucky. The views from the veranda of the lodges are breathtaking especially in the morning with the early morning mist, because of the high altitude (it can be visited at any time of the year).
You will have your lunch in the Crater and then continue with the game drive.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater

Accomodation: Kitela Lodge
(Luxury lodge located outside Ngorongoro crater)

Meals & Drinks: All meals included
All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

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Departure Day - End Tour

Regal Trails Adventures

Today is your final safari day. You will enjoy breakfast at the lodge and then drive to Arusha/Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight.

Or After breakfast, join your guide for a village tour. You will cycle through Mto wa Mbu Village where you will experience local life and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant town. You'll then ride to a Mama’s house where you will feast on a traditional Tanzanian meal. (Optional at extra cost).

Main Destination: Arusha

Accomodation: No accomodation

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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Prices

No of Clients Price Per Person
1 Client $2,400
2 - 3 Clients $2,380
4 - 6 Clients $2,360
7+ Clients $2,300

Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals & Drinks

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals

Destination Details
Tanzania: Tanzania is a safari paradise with diverse national parks that offer unique landscapes and wildlife encounters.
- Serengeti National Park: Home to the Great Migration, witness millions of wildebeest and zebras crossing the plains, attracting predators like lions and cheetahs.
- Ngorongoro Crater: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the crater floor hosts an incredible concentration of animals, making it an ideal destination for a comprehensive safari experience.
- Tarangire National Park: Known for its massive elephant herds, ancient baobab trees, and diverse landscapes, Tarangire offers a unique safari experience.
- Selous Game Reserve: One of Africa's largest game reserves, Selous is characterized by its varied ecosystems, including grasslands, woodlands, and rivers.
- Lake Manyara National Park: Nestled between the Rift Valley escarpment and the Manyara Lake, this park is renowned for its tree-climbing lions and diverse birdlife.
- Arusha National Park: Close to Arusha town, this park features Mount Meru, Ngurdoto Crater, and diverse landscapes, offering a variety of wildlife experiences.
- Ruaha National Park: The largest national park in Tanzania, Ruaha is known for its rugged landscapes, the Great Ruaha River, and a high concentration of elephants.
- Mikumi National Park: Located between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango range, Mikumi is a popular destination for its open grasslands and diverse wildlife.

Kenya: Kenya's national parks are equally captivating, providing breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife.
- Maasai Mara National Reserve: Famous for the annual wildebeest migration, the Maasai Mara is a photographer's paradise and home to the Maasai people.
- Amboseli National Park: With stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop, Amboseli is renowned for its large herds of elephants.
- Samburu National Reserve: Nestled in Kenya's rugged northern frontier, Samburu is known for its unique wildlife, including Grevy's zebras and reticulated giraffes.
- Tsavo National Park: The largest national park in Kenya, Tsavo is divided into East and West, known for diverse landscapes and wildlife.

Special Safari Activities
Discover unique experiences in each national park, enhancing your safari adventure:

Serengeti National Park:
- Great Migration Safari: Embark on a journey to witness the unparalleled drama of the Great Migration, following the herds as they cross the Serengeti plains.
- Hot Air Balloon Safari: Soar above the Serengeti at dawn for a breathtaking perspective of the landscape and wildlife below.
- Walking Safari: Immerse yourself in the Serengeti's ecosystem on foot, accompanied by expert guides who reveal the intricacies of the bush.
- Night Game Drive: Experience the thrill of the nocturnal world, uncovering the activities of predators and other creatures under the cover of darkness.

Ngorongoro Crater:
- Crater Floor Exploration: Descend into the caldera for an up-close encounter with diverse wildlife, including lions, elephants, and rhinos.
- Hiking Empakaai Crater: Take a guided hike to the Empakaai Crater, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and wildlife.
- Cultural Visits: Interact with the Maasai people living near the crater, gaining insights into their traditional way of life.
- Photographic Safaris: Capture the incredible scenes and wildlife encounters in the crater, perfect for photography enthusiasts.

Tarangire National Park:
- Elephant Safari: Join specialized elephant-focused safaris to observe and learn about these majestic creatures.
- Boat Safari on Tarangire River: Explore the park's waterways by boat, encountering hippos, crocodiles, and various bird species.
- Walking Safaris: Engage in walking safaris to appreciate the smaller details of the ecosystem and encounter wildlife on a more personal level.
- Bird Watching: Tarangire is a paradise for birdwatchers, with numerous bird species making it an ideal destination for birding enthusiasts.

Selous Game Reserve:
- Boat Safari on Rufiji River: Navigate the Rufiji River on a boat safari, witnessing hippos, crocodiles, and a diverse array of birdlife.
- Walking Safaris: Undertake walking safaris to explore the reserve's varied landscapes and encounter wildlife on foot.
- Fly Camping: Experience the thrill of fly camping, setting up temporary camps in the heart of the reserve for a closer connection with nature.
- Fishing Safaris: Enjoy fishing safaris on the Rufiji River, offering a unique blend of wildlife viewing and angling activities.

Lake Manyara National Park:
- Canopy Walkway: Traverse the treetops on the park's canopy walkway, offering a unique perspective of the flora and fauna.
- Game Drives: Explore the park's diverse landscapes, encountering tree-climbing lions, elephants, and vibrant birdlife.
- Bird Watching: Lake Manyara is renowned for its birdlife, making it a haven for bird enthusiasts.

Arusha National Park:
- Mount Meru Climbing: For the adventurous, embark on a trek to the summit of Mount Meru for stunning panoramic views.
- Ngurdoto Crater Exploration: Discover the unique flora and fauna of Ngurdoto Crater on guided walks or game drives.
- Canoeing on Momella Lakes: Experience the tranquility of Momella Lakes with guided canoe trips, observing wildlife along the shores.

Ruaha National Park:
- Walking Safaris: Explore Ruaha on foot with expert guides, allowing for a deeper understanding of the park's ecosystems.
- Ruaha River Safaris: Enjoy boat safaris along the Great Ruaha River, encountering hippos, crocodiles, and diverse bird species.
- Game Drives: Venture on game drives to discover the park's diverse landscapes, home to a high concentration of elephants.

Mikumi National Park:
- Hippopotamus Pool Visit: Visit the hippopotamus pool to observe these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat.
- Game Drives: Explore the park's open grasslands, encountering a variety of wildlife, including lions, zebras, and giraffes.
- Bird Watching: Mikumi is a birdwatcher's paradise, with over 400 bird species recorded in the park.

Masai Mara National Reserve:
- Wildebeest Migration Safari: Witness the spectacle of the Great Wildebeest Migration, a dramatic display of wildlife crossing the Mara River.
- Hot Air Balloon Safari: Soar above the Mara for an aerial view of the landscapes and wildlife, followed by a Champagne breakfast.
- Cultural Visits: Interact with the Maasai people, learning about their rich cultural heritage and traditional way of life.

Amboseli National Park:
- Elephant Research Center: Visit the Amboseli Elephant Research Center to learn about elephant conservation efforts.
- Cultural Encounters: Engage with the Maasai community for cultural exchanges and traditional performances.
- Game Drives with Mount Kilimanjaro Views: Explore the park's landscapes, with opportunities for stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the best time to witness the Great Migration in the Serengeti?
    The best time is typically during the dry season from June to October when the wildebeest migration is in full swing.
  2. How close can I get to the wildlife during a walking safari?
    Walking safaris are conducted with safety in mind, and experienced guides ensure a safe distance while providing an intimate experience with nature.
  3. Are hot air balloon safaris safe?
    Yes, hot air balloon safaris are conducted by certified operators with experienced pilots, prioritizing safety and providing a unique perspective of the landscape.
  4. Can I see Mount Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park in Kenya?
    Yes, on a clear day, Amboseli offers stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop to the wildlife-rich plains.
  5. What animals can I expect to see in the Ngorongoro Crater?
    The Ngorongoro Crater is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including lions, elephants, hippos, and an abundance of bird species.
  6. Do I need a special permit for night game drives?
    Night game drives may require special permits in some parks, so it's essential to check with your safari operator and the park regulations.
  7. What is the significance of Maasai Mara in the wildebeest migration?
    Maasai Mara is a crucial part of the wildebeest migration route, offering lush grasslands and river crossings, attracting millions of wildebeest and other herbivores.
  8. Is travel insurance recommended for a safari?
    Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended to cover unforeseen circumstances such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and other unexpected events.
  9. Are there family-friendly safari options?
    Many safari lodges and camps offer family-friendly accommodations and activities, making it a great experience for all ages.
  10. What types of accommodations are available on safari?
    Accommodations range from luxury lodges and tented camps to budget-friendly options, providing a variety of choices to suit different preferences and budgets.
  11. Can I self-drive in the national parks?
    In some parks, self-driving is allowed, but it's crucial to check park regulations and road conditions. Guided safaris are recommended for a more enriching experience.
  12. What vaccinations are recommended for a safari?
    Consult with a healthcare professional for up-to-date vaccination recommendations based on your travel plans and health history.
  13. How do I choose the right safari operator?
    Research reputable safari operators, read reviews, and consider factors such as experience, safety records, and the itineraries they offer.
  14. What should I pack for a safari?
    Essentials include comfortable clothing, sturdy walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and binoculars for a better wildlife viewing experience.
  15. Can I combine a safari with other activities?
    Yes, many safari packages offer the opportunity to combine wildlife viewing with activities such as cultural experiences, beach vacations, and more.
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