7-Day Big Five Safari – Serengeti, Ngorongoro

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Duration

7 days

Overview

Arrival 
You'll be collected from the airport.
Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1
Arusha
Our safari guide will meet and greet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to your lodge for your overnight stay. If time permits, you can experience a town tour with your safari guide. You'll also have the option to relax at the lodge.

Main Destination: Arusha (City)
Accommodation: Arusha Planet Lodge
Mid-range lodge located in or near Arusha

Day 2
Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, we'll drive to Tarangire National Park for a game drive with a picnic lunch. The park is famous for its big herds of elephants, huge baobab trees, and the high number of predators. There is a lot to see and explore here. Later, we drive to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Tarangire National Park
Best Time to Visit June to October (Animals come to the river)
High Season June to October (The park is full of tourists)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)
Wildlife in Tarangire NP

 

Accommodation: Marina View Lodge

Mid-range lodge located outside Tarangire NP Meals & Drinks:

All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3
Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, we will proceed to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive with a picnic lunch.

Lake Manyara National Park is famous for its biodiversity. The park includes different environments: the lake, the forest, and the plains. The lions climb the trees because they don't like wet soil due to the underground springs. The park is rich in primates, birds, and big mammals.

Later, we will drive to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Lake Manyara National Park
Best Time to Visit June to September (easier to spot animals)
High Season July to March (The northern section gets crowded)
Best Weather June to October (few showers of rain)
Wildlife in Lake Manyara NP

 

Accommodation: Marina View Lodge
Mid-range lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4-5
Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, we will drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We'll proceed to cross the Ngorongoro Highlands until we reach Serengeti gate, where we will start our game drives for the next 2 days.

Serengeti National Park is the most famous park in Africa with more than 15,000 sq km of savannah. It's full of lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, elephants, and many other wild animals.

After the game drive, we will proceed to the camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park
Best Time to Visit June to February (Areas are best at different times)
High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)
Wildlife in Serengeti NP

Accommodation:
Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP

Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast, we will drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We'll descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive with a picnic lunch included.

The Ngorongoro Crater is a must-see for its high density of wild animals while on safari in Tanzania. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a conservation project where the Maasai and their livestock live together with wild animals.

After the game drive, we will proceed to the camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time to Visit June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)
Wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation: Marina View Lodge
Mid-range lodge located just outside Ngorongoro Crater Meals & Drinks:
All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7
Karatu
After breakfast, we will visit the local village not far from the lodge. We can also relax a bit at the lodge or do some shopping if you have time. We will then transfer to Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport. You'll arrive in time at the airport for your check-in and to catch a flight back home or to your next destination.

Main Destination: Karatu Region (District)
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
You'll be dropped off at the airport.

Included/Exclude

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Laundry service
Reservations
Restaurant
Wireless Internet

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