10 DAYS, 9 Nights
Big Five Safari
Safari & Tours | Tanzania Safari | 10 Days, 9 Nights Safari
Karibu- Welcome to Tanzania
Karibu Tanzania – Welcome to Tanzania. Upon 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. Make sure your camera is fully charged ready for the adventure.
Discover the Tarangire
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.
On to Lake Manyara
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.
Drive to Serengeti
The legendary Serengeti Plain is your destination today, 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. You will enjoy a picnic lunch as you drive North of Serengeti. The evening is free to rest.
Follow the migration paths in Serengeti ecosystem
Today, you will leave after breakfast and with lunch packet you will drive as you follow the migrations paths depending with the location. We will spend the day following the great migration of about 1.5 million Wildebeests and 500,000 Zebras migrating through the Serengeti Ecosystem. Dangers is everywhere and packs of lion, cheetah and other carnivores are everywhere waiting for the right moment to strike.
Crocodiles in Serengeti river does no mercy as the herds cross the river. Thousands are swept by the arrogant waters and the scenes are amazing. Later in the early evening, you will drive to your mobile luxury camp for overnight rest.
Tracing the Big five in Serengeti
Today, 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 at different times, we may serve picnic lunch at a picnic site or take hot lunch from our lodge.
Morning game drive in Serengeti - Drive to Ngorongoro
You will enjoy yet another morning game drive in Serengeti. Drive back to the camp for breakfast and check out before starting your journey to Ngorongoro. We arrive at our crater rim lodge to a warm welcome, check in and then lunch. This afternoon, 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.
A day in the 'African garden of Eden' , Ngorongoro
Descend into the crater (600m) for an in-depth exploration of this distinctive Eco-system. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the conservation area. These drives provide one of the best opportunities in Africa to view the rare black rhino, which tend to spend their time on the crater floor.
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthrall visitors. For lunch, enjoy a picnic next to the hippo pools on the crater floor. Continue with the game drive throughout the various ecosystems of the crater, including woodland filled with zebra and baboon, plains that support scavenging hyena and a lake that is tinted pink with greater and lesser flamingos. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals.
In the afternoon, ascend and drive back to your lodge for overnight rest.
Drive to the airport
You leave the Ngorongoro for Arusha. Here you can explore the city, go shopping for souvenirs or just relax depending with days flight. In the afternoon proceed to the airport for your flight back home.
- Park fees
- Conservation fees
- All activities(unless labeled as optional
- All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
- A professional Drive/Guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- Roundtrip airport transfer.
- All meal (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water on all days
- International flights (from/ to home)
- Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Services not mentioned in the program
- Items of a personal nature