Tanzania big 5 safari
The Tanzania big 5 safari is one of the most demanded tour in Tanzania. Tourists love to witness the African big 5 – lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and buffaloes. These species exhibit different wild behaviors that are great to witness.
During this tour, you will visit Ngorongoro Conservation area and Serengeti National Park; both destinations host the African big 5. It is not so common to find a national park which hosts all the members of the big 5, in most parks, you will only find 3 members of out 5. There are luxury and budget accommodation lodges in Ngorongoro and Serengeti. These lodges offer the best customer services.
This trip is expected to start and end in Arusha. Arusha is a major city in Northern Tanzania, the region which is renowned to host most of the highly visited National parks.
We shall pick you up at the airport before the start of the safari. All you need will be to inform us about the date and time of arrival and one of our staff will pick you.
The input of our clients is important during the planning of this safari; we always want to do things which reflect the goal of our clients. For example, in case you want to include other destinations like Zanzibar, we shall adjust the tour according to your preferences.
Day 1: Arusha – Ngorongoro
Early in the morning, our tour guide will pick you up and drive you to Ngorongoro crater for an amazing game viewing experience. The route to Ngorongoro is approximately 180km. You will be driven in a comfortable and clean car. Our cars have window seats which enable the clients to have uninterrupted view of the surrounding. Upon arrival in Ngorongoro, you will drive to the loduare gate, and later you will ascend to the crater rim view area for an adventurous sightseeing opportunity. At the crater rim, you will be able to have wonderful views of the Ngorongoro crater floor. Afterwards, you will be driven to the crater floor for an amazing game drive. If you are lucky enough, it might take a few hours before you witness all the members of the African big 5. Apart from the big 5, there are many wildlife species that you are likely to witness and these include the wildebeest, crocodiles, hippopotamus, elands, Topis, giraffes, Zebras, hyenas, cheetah and many others. You will be offered with delicious lunch at the hippo pool picnic site. The gam drive will continue until evening hours and afterwards, you will drive back to the Ngorongoro crater rim where you will have amazing sunset experience. Later, you will be driven to your lodge where you shall be served with delicious meals.
Day 2: Ngorongoro – Serengeti
After breakfast at the lodge, you will be driven to Serengeti National Park. Historically, Ngorongoro conservation area was part of Serengeti however the old Serengeti had to be divided to give way for the present Serengeti and Ngorongoro conservation area. It takes approximately 3 hours to arrive in Serengeti. Upon arrival, you will check in you lodge, have meals and later you will be transferred to the park for an excellent game drive. Serengeti National park never disappoints as regards to game drives. It is possible to witness the African big 5 just a few kilometers away from the park entrance. Occasionally, you will encounter other wildlife species such as giraffes, zebras, hyena, cheetah, crocodiles, hartebeest, antelopes, wildebeest, wild dogs and many more. Serengeti is famous partly because of the great wildebeest migration. During the migration, millions of wildebeests and hundreds of thousands of Topis, zebra ,and Thomson gazelles are seen grazing from location to location . It is a wild event that is loved by many tourists. It is always adventurous to spot lions as they hunt down some of the herd members.
In the evening, you will return back to the lodge where you will be served with hot delicious meals.
Day 3: Full day Serengeti Safari
The full day Serengeti safari shall give you the opportunity to spend the entire day in the park. You will depart early in the morning after having taken breakfast and with packed lunch for the game drive until evening hours. In the evening, you will return to the lodge.
Day 4: Arusha
This is the final day of this wonderful safari. Early in the morning, you will be driven to the hot –air balloon launch site where you will board a hot-air balloon and fly over the Serengeti while witnessing various species. This moment is the best time to take aerial photos. Upon landing, you will have a bush breakfast and later you will continue on with the normal game drive in lunch time. Later, you will return to the lodge, have meals and later transfer to Arusha to end this wonderful Tanzania big 5 safari
The tour includes:
Transportation during the safari, Accommodation, park entrance fees, Meals, Tour guide fees
The tour excludes:
Personal items, Visa fees, gifts, travel and medical insurance, Air ticket to and from Tanzania, Laundry, Souvenirs