This itinerary is identical to the 4 day safari but with an extra day spent at Serengeti National Park. Serengeti is a large park and rightfully deserves its fame. If you have the time, this is a better option to the 4 day safari.
Day 1: Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, you will be transported to Lake Manyara. After a short rest, while you stretch your legs and the staff removes all equipment and gear from the vehicle which is not needed for the afternoon game viewing, you will go on a game drive in beautiful Manyara National Park. Dinner and overnight at the campsite/lodge.
Day 2: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park Set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of the Serengeti. A scenic four hour drive, day game drive together with late evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at either lodge or campsite.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
Early morning game drive Serengeti National Park, back for a late breakfast and little relaxation, then again proceed for a day game drive with picnic lunches. Dinner and overnight at lodge/campsite.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro C. A.
After a relaxing morning and an early lunch, proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where the night will be spent on the crater rim. Dinner and overnight at either lodge/campsite.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Tour – return
Early breakfast, proceed directly to the crater floor for a game drive with picnic lunches. Later proceed back to Moshi/Arusha, arrival in the evening.
Notes: Popular additions to this itinerary include cultural tours of the Maasai, Hadzabe (Bushmen), early morning hot air balloon safari in the Serengeti, the village of Mto wa Mbu, Lake Eyasi and/or Lake Natron, and a visit to Meserani snake park.