5-Days Tanzania
Big Five Safari


This is the perfect balance of attractions and time, The 5-day Tanzania Big Five Safari is the best itinerary for seeing as much as humanly possible when you’re on a tight time budget. You’ll hit three of the northern circuit’s major parks: Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and your choice of either Tarangire or Lake Manyara National Park. Enjoy four days of incomparable game driving that will show you the best that Africa has to offer.


On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK) which caters for domestic flights, you will be met by a Williamson Adventures representative who will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha. Your overnight stay will be at Arusha Planet Lodge where the rhythm of nature pounds to the beat of an African drum, and where life is all about a revival of the senses.

Accommodation: Arusha Planet Lodge

Arusha Planet Lodge

Experience an unmatched stay at our premier lodge in Arusha, Tanzania. Catering to tourists and travellers, we offer an unforgettable encounter with East Africa’s allure. Our lodge is your gateway to explore diverse landscapes, from the enchanting Meru and Kilimanjaro mountains to abundant wildlife in Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Tanzania’s rich cultural heritage

After Breakfast, you will begin departure from Arusha to Tarangire National Park. As you enter Tarangire National Park, get ready for a day filled with diverse wildlife encounters. The park is known for its massive elephant herds, baobab-studded landscapes, and rich birdlife. Embark on thrilling game drives, capturing glimpses of lions, giraffes, zebras, and more. As the sun sets, drive to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Marera Valley Lodge

Marera Valley Lodge

The newest addition to our group, Marera Valley Lodge is also near Karatu, closer to the village of Rhotia and very convenient to the main road with good access to Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro. This elegant lodge has stellar views over the valley.

We look forward to your visit when we can offer you true Tanzanian hospitality and a warm welcome

After breakfast, you will drive up into the cooler regions of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. There will be a chance to stop and see the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. You will then transit through Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the Serengeti, entering the South of the Park.

The Serengeti is truly spectacular. It is famous for its vast open grasslands which allow for excellent sightings of wildlife. Whilst it boasts abundant wildlife, it is perhaps best known for the annual Great Migration. Vast numbers of wildebeest; zebra and antelope move in an annual pattern, constantly seeking fresh grazing. The migration can be found during any given month; you just need to know where to look!

Accommodation: Central Serengeti Luxury Camp

Central Serengeti Luxury Camp

This is a high-end, small bush camp in the heart of the Serengeti National Park that aims to provide visitors with a real wild experience. It’s a few kilometers north of Seronera’s wildlife reserve, which offers the good permanent game. There are 12 tents in all. It is the most luxurious and undoubtedly the smartest resort in Serengeti. The furniture and accessories have been selected for their opulent appearance and modern safari style. 

After an early breakfast, you will continue with a game drive in Serengeti until the afternoon. Leave the captivating landscapes of Serengeti National Park behind as you embark on a journey to Ngorongoro Crater. Witness the seamless transition from the endless savannas of the Serengeti to the awe-inspiring caldera of Ngorongoro. Arrive at the crater rim and settle into your accommodation, surrounded by panoramic views. Prepare for an unforgettable game drive on the crater floor tomorrow, where you'll encounter diverse wildlife in this natural wonder.

Accommodation: Rhino Lodge

Rhino Lodge

The Ngorongoro Crater, also known as Africa’s Eden, is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife year-round. Here you will enjoy encounters with a large number of species, including the Big Five. Ngorongoro is well-known for offering an opportunity to see black rhino, experience vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, and eland, as well as exciting lion and hyena sightings.

Embark on an early morning and afternoon game drive within the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness a thriving ecosystem as you encounter diverse wildlife, including rhinos, lions, and various bird species, all framed by the crater's dramatic walls. After this enriching experience, begin your journey back to Arusha. As you traverse the landscapes one final time, reflect on the incredible safari memories you've collected. Arrive in Arusha, where your unforgettable wildlife adventure concludes, leaving you with cherished tales of the Tanzanian wilderness.

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