8 Day Tanzania Big 5 Safari

Tanzania is the soul of Africa teaming with big herds of various wildlife. On this safari you will have the best of Tanzania wilderness and beach experiences. The safari starts with a visit to the Arusha area and you proceed to the beautiful Tarangire NP with a large population of wildlife and beautiful landscape. Continue the safari to Serengeti with endless plains and big herds of different wildlife. The Ngorongoro crater is home to big cats and carnivores. Enjoy the different interactions with Tanzanian people and end with a visit to the ever beautiful Zanzibar.

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport

Arrive in Tanzania for your amazing travel exploring this land.  On arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your lodge. Depending on time of arrival, you can include an activity in the afternoon.

B & B
Arusha Coffee Lodge / Onsea House / Machwewo Wellness / Legendary Lodge / Four points by Sheraton

Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti 

Road-in-serengetiAfter breakfast you leave the lodge and drive via Ngorongoro crater and head towards the Serengeti National Park, leaving the highlands behind, you descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see.  En-route you will visit a Maasai Boma where you will get the chance to see the Maasai performing their traditional dances. You may even get a chance to join in! You then head to the central park area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species.

Optional activity – Hot air ballon

Drive time – 6 hours OR Scheduled flight – 55 minutes
B, L & D
Ole Serai Luxury Camp / Nomad Lamai Serengeti/ Four Seasons Safari Lodge/ Sayani camp / Ewanjan Tented Camp

Day 3 & 4: Game drives 

Lion-in-serengetiSpend a full day exploring the vast Serengeti plains. You will rise early to enjoy an early morning game drive. At sunrise, you may encounter animals grazing in the beautiful light of sunrise and predators may still be busy hunting before retiring to rest for the day. Sunrise on the Serengeti is not to be missed and extraordinary photographic opportunities will abound at this magical time of day. You have the option to return to your accommodation for a hot lunch or to opt for a packed lunch which can be enjoyed at one of the various picnic sites found in the Serengeti. After lunch, you will continue on a game drive. Around the time of dusk be on the lookout for lions.

Cheetah can also be spotted on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are not too high. They rely on daylight and speed to catch their prey. Hippo pods can be seen in the bigger pools and rivers while crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the riverbanks.

Optional activity – Hot air ballon

Drive time – 2 hours
B, L & D
Ole Serai Luxury Camp / Nomad Lamai Serengeti/ Four Seasons Safari Lodge/ Sayani camp / Ewanjan Tented Camp

Day 5: Transfer to Ngorongoro

You will have breakfast and then check out and drive via Ngorongoro to Karatu, enjoy the varied landscape.

B, L & D
Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge/ Ngorongoro Tented Camp / Ngorongoro Crater Lodge / The Manor at Ngorongoro Crater /  Gibbs Farm

Day 6: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater 

Ngorongoro-ostrichAfter an early breakfast, your guide will pick you up and drive to Ngorongoro crater. After check in you descend down 600 meters into the crater for a full day game drive. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. You will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here.

B, L & D
Neptune Ngorongoro Lodge/ Ngorongoro Tented Camp / Ngorongoro Crater Lodge / The Manor at Ngorongoro Crater /  Gibbs Farm

Day 7: Transfer to Arusha

Today after breakfast, you will have time experiencing Cultural Activities in Karatu with a chance to have a local lunch. After this experience, your driver guide will transfer you to Arusha in the afternoon.

Drive time – 4 hours OR Scheduled flight – 40 minutes
B, L & D
Arusha Coffee Lodge / Onsea House / Machwewo Wellness / Legendary Lodge / Four points by Sheraton

Day 8: Departure Flight

Today after breakfast and depending on the time of your flight, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

B & L

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