Departure city: Arusha, Tanzania
Accommodation: Luxury | National Parks: Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari
* based on 8 participants
This is 6 days Big Five African Safari departs from the town of Arusha in Northern Tanzania and heads out on a journey to experience the highlights of Tanzania. Our first stop will be Lake Manyara National Park, followed by the famous Serengeti National Park, then the wildlife-rich Ngorongoro Crater and lastly Tarangire national park. Each destination has something unique to offer from wide open plains with untamed wildlife to Africa’s Big 5 and stunning vistas. An affordable and fun journey through a truly magnificent region of the world!
Day One: Arusha to Lake Manyara
On your arrival, a representative with your name printed on an A4 paper will welcome you to Tanzania at the airport, you will be transferred to nearby Arusha, then board your 4×4 vehicle for the drive to Lake Manyara, enjoying breath-taking views of Tanzania en route. You will arrive at the Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge just in time for lunch. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, home to hippos, elephants, flamingos, plains game, and the famous tree-climbing lions that reside here. The landscape is a mixture of dense forest, small open plains, and lush waterside grasses, a feast for herbivores such as buffalo. Overnight and all meals are included at Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge.
Day Two: Lake Manyara to Serengeti
The morning begins with the long scenic drive north to the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, arriving at the lovely Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp in the central Serengeti in time for lunch. In the afternoon, board your safari vehicle for a game drive exploring the open plains in the search of abundant wildlife. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight. Overnight and all meals are included at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp.
Day Three: Serengeti
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti, seeking out the big cats, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, and many others that inhabit the vast open plains of this huge park which borders the Masai Mara in its northeast corner. The sheer scale and seemingly endless horizon in this part of Africa, is simply spellbinding. There is also the opportunity to take an optional balloon safari over the plains. Overnight and all meals are included at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp.
Day Four: Serengeti to Ngorongoro
After breakfast, you will depart for Ngorongoro, viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, with the option to visit the archaeological marvel of Olduvai Gorge, the discovery site of some of the earliest ever humanoid remains. You will have a lunch en-route. You will continue for an afternoon game viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater, one of nature’s true wonders. Its collapsed volcanic crater is 12 miles in diameter and 2,000 feet deep. The lake attracts a huge range of wildlife, and your afternoon crater game viewing will seek to uncover them amongst the floor’s forests, grasses, and plains. Dinner and overnight are spent at the Oldeani Mountain Lodge, located on a hillside above the quiet town of Karatu, with beautiful rooms and far reaching views. All meals are included.
Day Five: Ngorongoro to Tarangire
In the morning, you will have an option to go back to the Ngorongoro for a half-day game drive before heading to The Tarangire National Park. Tarangire National Park is one of the most famous parks in Africa for elephant population. It has a remarkable number of elephants per square meter than any other park in Africa. Here you will have a half-day afternoon game drive before going back to the Tarangire Safari Lodge for an overnight. All meals are included.
Day Six: Tarangire to Arusha
You will have a half-day game drive in Tarangire before going back to Arusha. This is expected to be last day of your safari and if you have a flight to your next destination, we will gladly transfer you to the airport at no additional costs. If you also wish to spend this day in Arusha, they can arrange that too. Breakfast and lunch are included.
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge is located, 125 km from Arusha, 15 km from Mto wa Mbu Village, 4 km from Lake Manyara Airport, 11.5 km from Lake Manyara National Park. Nestled on the rim of the Great African Rift Valley with stunning views over Lake Manyara, Mount Meru and on a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro. The lodge is set on pristine lush green gardens and local vegetation with over 130 species of birds.
Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
A mobile tented camp located in Central Serengeti, strategically located to cover the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience. The camp is only a two-hour scenic drive from Olduvai Gorge Museum and Grumeti River. A cosy mess tent is located in the centre of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetizers and snacks before dinner.
Oldeani Mountain Lodge
A 5-star colonial lodge situated on a picturesque hill with spectacular views onto Oldeani Mountain and the Ngorongoro Crater Rim. The lodge is elevated with 360-degree views that extend all the way to Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyara. The property is set on 40 acres of pristine lush green gardens and local vegetation with over 130 species of birds. The lodge is accessed over a pond and one’s first impression is the grand central hallway with wooden trusses looking out over the fireplace, infinity pool and out onto the Mount Oldeani, which is part of the caldera of the world famous Ngorongoro crater, only 12Kms away.
Tarangire Safari Lodge is a substantial lodge situated 10km inside the main gate of Tarangire National Park, close to the park’s main airstrip, Kuro Airstrip. It was originally built in 1970 and so it’s one of the oldest lodges in the park. The ‘rooms’ at Tarangire Safari Lodge consist of 35 tents and five bungalows, divided into two wings of 13 tents on the right of the main area, and five bungalows and the rest of the tents on the left. Each of the tents is suspended under thatch and is fairly simple. The beds can be either doubles or twins, and you’ll find a writing desk, space to store luggage and a couple of bedside tables. The bathroom is at the back of the tent, behind a zipped canvas partition. Here there is a single sink, a hot and cold shower and a flushing toilet, these last separated by a curtain for privacy.
Price of the entire trip: 4600$ p.p. with 8 people on board.
Gather your friends or join with other travellers on this trip to bring the price down.
Terms & Conditions
Destination – an Archaeological marvel of Olduvai Gorge, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park.
• Activities – Guided walks, Game drive, Beautiful scenic viewing, birding.
• Tailor-Made– We are specialists in personalized, tailor-made travel and your holiday will be custom-designed to suit your requirements. We are all individuals, so why be tied to a set group tour or a set itinerary? Our experienced staff can help you design your own individualized holiday. Explore at your own pace, choose your own style of accommodation, and include your own choice of sightseeing and activities.
• Accommodation – It is valid and will greatly depend on your budget. We can and will help you choose from the list when planning your trip. At whatever level, we provide the very best for our guests. we reserve the right to substitute equivalent or superior hotels. If a hotel of an equivalent standard is not available we may substitute the next best quality hotel or suggest a superior at an extra charge. There is free wi-fi in hotels.
• Transportation – 4×4 Safari Landcruiser / Minivan (up to eight passengers) with pop-up tops and seven window seats for game viewing. Groups of twelve or more people who would like to travel in one vehicle are offered 25-28 seat coasters that have about 16 window seats. Our Safari vehicles are well maintained to provide the maximum level of comfort and safety.
• Our Drivers /Guides – We recognize this as a fact! The success of your safari will largely depend on your driver/guide. It is because of this that we have a great team of carefully selected drivers /guides, well trained.