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 Four Points by Sheraton Arusha 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: Gran Melia Arusha

Gran Melia Arusha

Experience the essence of Arusha with Gran Meliá. An oasis within Arusha set out on 18 acres of beautiful landscaped coffee and tea plantations. Pure tranquility with spectacular views of Mount Meru. Gran Melia Arusha offers a unique experience combining the most exciting once-in-a-lifetime safari destination with state-of-the-art conference facilities.

Your journey begins with a drive to Tarangire National Park, known for its diverse wildlife and iconic baobab trees. As you enter the park, be prepared to be greeted by vast herds of elephants, graceful giraffes, and a myriad of antelope species. The day is spent exploring the park's picturesque landscapes, with a picnic lunch surrounded by nature's beauty. Your experienced guide provides insights into the animals' behaviors and the park's ecosystem. As the sun sets, you'll head to your accommodation for a relaxing evening and a chance to reflect on the day's wildlife encounters.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge

Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge

A 5 star colonial lodge situated on a picturesque hill with spectacular views onto Oldeani Mountain and the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. The lodge is elevated with 360 degree views that extend all the way to Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyara. 

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: Melia Serengeti Lodge

Meliá Serengeti Lodge

An incredible wildlife experience in the heart of one of the most beautiful national parks, Serengeti National Park, in Africa. The Meliá Serengeti Lodge member of Meliá Collection blends into its natural surroundings without relinquishing the services and facilities of a luxury hotel. Through the use of natural materials that develop a patina, dark colours and organic shapes, the resultant building should pay homage to the genius loci. 

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: Lions Paw

Ngorongoro Lions Paw Camp

This luxury retreat offers quick access to the wildlife on the Crater floor. Tucked deep inside a magical forest on the misty precipice of an extinct volcano, it is one of the most delightful safari camps you’ll find anywhere and is our top lodging pick on the rim of the Crater.
Lion’s Paw effortlessly offers luxurious comfort, excellent service and elegance—the perfect combination for an African Safari.



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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