The Best of Tanzanian Wildlife

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Big 5 Safari: Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire

7 days
Price per person from 2460 USD

If you want to experience the best that Tanzania (and probably all of Africa) has to offer in terms of safari, here it is.

This 7-day journey begins with a game drive through one of the most underrated parks in Tanzania, Tarangire National Park.

As we leave Tarangire behind we head towards the mighty Serengeti which goes through the stunningly beautiful crater highland – a timely teaser to what is to come on the drive back to Arusha.

Serengeti National Park is everything you would expect and more. With two full days you are almost guaranteed to find lions and you’ve got a good chance of spotting the big 5.

If we are unable to find the big 5 in Serengeti, we’ll have one last role of the dice in Ngorongoro Crater – likely to be the most unique safari experience on earth.

Tour highlights
  • Come up close with the majestic African elephant in Tarangire National Park
  • Spend 2 full days in search of the big 5 in Serengeti National Park
  • Be amazed by the incredible scenery as you descend down the Ngorongoro Crater for a wildlife experience like no other

your Itinerary

Day 1:  Welcome to Arusha

Welcome to Arusha

Welcome to Arusha!

Upon arrival at the airport you will meet our representative at the arrival hall. From here we will drive you to your hotel in Arusha with the rest of the day at your leisure.

Accommodation: Overnight at Outpost Lodge or similar
Meals: Dinner

Transportation: Approximately 45 minutes from the airport

Day 2:  From Arusha to Tarangire National Park

From Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast we head towards Tarangire National Park, also known as the land of giants, as it is home to the highest concentration of elephants and dotted with the impressive Baobab trees.

Upon arriving at the gate to the national park, we’ll raise the roof of the safari jeep, find the binoculars and drive inside the park in search of wildlife and not least lions, leopards and cheetahs.

Tarangire is often overlooked due to Ngorongoro and Serengeti, which really is a shame, as this park is extremely beautiful and teeming with wildlife. Luckily you’ll get all 3 during this trip.

Enjoy your packed lunch one of the picnic sites followed by afternoon game drives.

In the afternoon we’ll drive to the campsite, get settled in and relax the rest of the evening.

Accommodation: Overnight at public campsite or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunchbox and dinner

Transportation: Approximately 3 hours

Day 3:  From Tarangire to Serengeti

From Tarangire to Serengeti

We’ll get up for an early morning breakfast as we’ll do a bit of morning game drive before we hit the road towards the crater highlands and beyond, the Serengeti.

The drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is approximately 2 hours. From here it is one of the most scenic routes in all of Tanzania as you drive on top the crater rim, looking down the massive crater floor – where you’ll be driving on the way back.

Reaching Serengeti is approximately another 2 hours from the crater rim where we will do some in route game before reaching the lodge or campsite in the afternoon.

Enjoy the evening at your campsite/lodge as you go to sleep in the heart of the national park to the sounds of nature and roaring lions.

Welcome to the mighty Serengeti.

Accommodation: Overnight at public campsite or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunchbox and dinner

Transportation: Approximately 4-5 hours

Day 4:  Full day at Serengeti

Full day at Serengeti

A full day of safari is best planned between the driver guide and you.

Depending on weather conditions we can recommend getting up early morning and start the game drive when the park opens at 6 am.

You will leave with a packed lunch to enjoy at a picnic area around 12 pm or whenever you choose to.

The park closes at 6 pm at which time you must be back at your lodge.

Accommodation: Overnight in public campsite or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunchbox and dinner

Day 5:  Full day at Serengeti

Full day at Serengeti

A full day of safari is best planned between the driver guide and you.

Depending on weather conditions we can recommend getting up early morning and start the game drive when the park opens at 6 am.

You will leave with a packed lunch to enjoy at a picnic area around 12 pm or whenever you choose to.

The park closes at 6 pm at which time you must be back at your lodge.

Accommodation: Overnight in public campsite or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunchbox and dinner

Day 6:  Ngorongoro Crater and Arusha

Ngorongoro Crater and Arusha

After an early breakfast we’ll depart for Ngorongoro Crater with a bit of early morning game drive through the park.

Driving down Ngorongoro Crater is an experience quite like no other. And so is driving down the crater floor.

Ngorongoro is a lot of wildlife in a very concentrated area, which means you are likely to experience a bit more traffic than at Serengeti and Tarangire. However, the scenery and wildlife at display greatly makes up for the higher concentration of safari jeeps, as this place has to be experienced to be believed. In addition, it has the highest concentration of lions and other predators in Africa.

The uniqueness is unmatched anywhere else in the world.

After an incredible experience down the crater floor, we’ll make our way up and head towards Arusha where we will drop you off at your hotel.

Accommodation: Overnight at Outpost Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunchbox

Day 7:  Departure and Transfer to Airport

Departure and Transfer to Airport

After breakfast it’s time to check out of your accommodation in Arusha. We will pick you up and drive you to the airport according to your flight schedule.

Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Transportation: Approximately 45 minutes to the Airport

tour details

Duration: 7 days 6 nights

Duration: 7 days 6 nights

This tour is 7 days and 6 nights long

Starting Destination: Arusha

Starting Destination: Arusha

This tour starts in Arusha

End Destination: Arusha

End Destination: Arusha

This tour ends in Arusha

Included

Included

  • Accommodation: 4x nights in public campsite & 2x nights at Outpost Lodge or similar

  • Meals: 6x Breakfast, 5x Lunch and 5x Dinner

  • Transport: Private safari jeep 4x4 and airport pickup & drop off

  • Guide: 1 english speaking driver/guide

  • All park entrance fees and government taxes
Not Included

Not Included

  • International flights

  • Travel insurance (compulsory)

  • Tips for guide and drivers

  • Visa

  • Any other expenses not specified
Participants

Participants

Maximum number of participants is 6 in one safari jeep. More than that will require an additional jeep. 

Physical rate: 1/5

Physical rate: 1/5

This tour does not include any physical activities as you will be transported around in a jeep for the whole trip. 

Child Policy

Child Policy

This tour has no child policy

Travel Season

Travel Season

All year round, but road conditions get bad during the rainy season from March - May and may limit your opportunities inside the national parks. 

Tour Departure Days

Tour Departure Days

Every day

Important remarks

Important remarks

  • Although you have a good chance of spotting the big 5, we cannot provide any guarantees. 
  • Please inform us of your flight details upon booking.
Tour Disclaimer

Tour Disclaimer

While we love to travel to remote places and operate many tours in these areas, infrastructure can be limited, and conditions can be unpredictable. This might influence the course of a given tour, and while It is our intention to follow the program described in the itinerary, it might not always be possible to do so. We have also on occasion taken the liberty to deviate from the program if for the better of the experience due to local experiences taking place.

The itinerary and tour description are general guidelines to what you can expect of a given tour, but should not be considered as guarantees, nor should the mentioning of possible sightings of animals, specific destinations. Heights, driving time, trekking time and any other travel times listed are approximations. 

Big 5 Safari: Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire

7 days | Tanzania & Zanzibar
Price per person from 2460 USD
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