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7-Day Magical Encounter Of The Big Five Safari

From US$ 2,149 per person
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highlights
  • Wildebeest migration at Serengeti National Park
  • Tree Climbing Lions in Lake Manyara
  • Big 5 Viewing - Safari in some of the world's best national parks
One of the best safari to indulge in while traversing Tanzania’s best protected areas for Big five viewing, from big herds of Elephants in Tarangire, to the tree climbing lions of Lake Manyara, to the big cats and spectacular wildebeest migration in Serengeti, to the rare rhinos in Ngorongoro.

During this safari you will get to see some of the best national parks in the world - each park having its own unique features, flora, and fauna.

The trip starts and finishes in Arusha. The last day of the safari ends at the airport for your evening flight. If you're flight is at another time, we will of course manage that as well. We are glad to help you book an extra night in Arusha on your behalf if you need it.

If you're a wildlife and nature enthusiast at heart, this trip is definitely one you don't want to miss! We kindly refer to the Itinerary for a day-to-day overview of this trip. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at Bookmundi.
Day 1 Arrival in Tanzania (Kilimanjaro Airport) 55 minutes 3 Star Hotel

Karibu Tanzania - Welcome to Tanzania. On arrival at the airport you will be met by one of our staff members. After greet and meet services he will escort you to your accommodation in Arusha (approximately 60 Km) ready for the safari tomorrow. The lodge is perched on the slopes of Mount Meru with magnificent view of the mountain.
Ilboru Safari Lodge - Dinner included.

Day 2 Discover the Tarangire 1.5 hours Tented Camp

After breakfast set off on safari with your private car and driver to Tarangire National Park (approx. 120 km). Named for the river that nourishes the wildlife of a vast ecosystem, Tarangire is home to elephant, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, buffalo, eland, water buck, lion, giraffe, onyx and an unsurpassed diversity of birds. From June to November, masses of wildlife congregate around the river, but the park is a stronghold for big game year-round. Take your first game drive before retiring to your beautifully designed lodge, hidden among ancient baobab trees and giant rock kopjes within the park.
Maramboi Tented Camp - Breakfast, lunch and Dinner included.

Day 3 On to Lake Manyara 1 hours Tented Camp

After breakfast you depart for Lake Manyara National Park (approx 90 Km) with en-route views. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, A beautiful park, Lake Manyara contains a diverse range of habitats and topographical features ranging from the rift wall, ground water forest, acacia woodlands and open grasslands to the shores of Lake Manyara and the lake itself. Have afternoon game viewing in the park searching for the diverse flora and fauna of the park. There are some 350 different bird species in the park. The park provides sanctuary to a variety of animals such as the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippo and the famous tree-climbing lions that are unique to the Lake. The park is generally recognized for its incredible beauty.
Country Lodge Karatu - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 4 Drive to Serengeti via Ngorongoro 2.5 hours Tented Camp

The legendary Serengeti Plain is your destination today (210 km), a vast rolling plain whose sparse vegetation allows for some of the best wildlife viewing in the world. The annual migration of wildebeest and zebra is one of the park’s great attractions, but throughout the year the Serengeti is excellent for seeing predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah, along with elephant, giraffe, hyena, hippo, rhino, and many varieties of antelopes and birds. Depending with animal movement we can arrange packed lunch or go back to the lodge for hot lunch. The evening is free to rest.
Kisura Tented Camp - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 5 Full day in the endless plains of Serengeti 6 - 8 hours Tented Camp

If you rise early you can take a morning game drive through the park to see the nocturnal predators returning from their nightly hunt and very active animals waking up in the early morning light. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds, you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, birds and other species.
we enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives on the vast Serengeti plains. In the early morning and evening light, the Serengeti landscape is stunningly beautiful. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than three million large mammals. The park is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve.
Depending with wildlife movement, we can have hot lunch at the camp or enjoy picnic lunch packets.
Kisura Tented camp - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 6 Drive to Ngorongoro via archaeological site 2.5 hours Eco lodge

After breakfast we depart for Ngorongoro (Approx 145 Km). We stop at the Oldupai Gorge, one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world to learn about human evolution. We will enjoy an on site talk on the interpretation of the gorge by the resident guide. We arrive at our crater rim lodge to a warm welcome, check in and then lunch. This afternoon just relax and enjoy the breathtaking and spectacular views of the Ngorongoro scenery, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. Dinner and overnight at your game lodge.
Note: a warm jacket or cardigan is highly recommended.
Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Day 7 A day in the Ngorongoro crater - Depart 6-8 hours No Accommodation

After breakfast we descend some 610 meters into the crater, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise, for a full day of game viewing drive with picnic lunch at a private scenic site (hippos pool). Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world teams with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Prides of lions, herds of Cape buffalo, impala, Thompson gazelles, rhino, golden and black backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard and the spotted hyena freely roam on the crater floor plains. Unmatched for its natural variety and breath taking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist inside a region this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the crater is also home to hundreds of bird species, refreshing in the small lakes in the crater floor.

In the afternoon we depart for Arusha in time for your evening flight back home or other plans.
We are glad to book an extra night for you.

what’s included
  • Park fees
  • Professional driver guide
  • Full Board meals and accommodation on safari
  • Airport transfers
  • 4x4 safari landcruiser with convertible roof
  • Complementary drinking water on the safari vehicle
  • Drivers salary and allowances plus park fees for driver and vehicle.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Single Room
  • Extra Night Arusha
what’s excluded
  • Flights
  • Airport arrival or Departure taxes.
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide, hotel/camp and restaurant staff, room service.
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Change in itinerary.
  • Activities not mentioned in the package.
  • Insurance
  • Single Room supplement
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 7 days
Tour Type Private Tour - Max 7 participants 
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English, French, German & Spanish
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Arusha, Tanzania
Good to know Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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