Safari around the Big Five, Tanzania

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Departure from Arusha. See map
6 days
On request. January to March and June to December.

In your search for lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceroses and cape buffaloes, you will visit the five national parks of the northern circuit: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Arusha, Ngorongoro and the world-famous Serengeti National Park, where you will spend two unforgettable days, and you will have the opportunity to experience for yourself an African dawn.

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What's included

  • 3 star hotels or similar.
  • All meals on the safari.
  • All park fees and taxes.
  • Camping equipment (tents, mattresses, mattresses, bags, pillows, table and chairs)
  • Rescue insurance for flying doctors for the duration of the journey.
  • Safaris to the national parks.
  • Accommodation in hotel / camp during the safari.
  • Private 4 × 4 vehicle with hatch in the roof and sliding windows for a 360 degree view of the surrounding wildlife, first aid kit, charging station and wifi.
  • Water and hot drinks. Each safari is sold with a box with coffee and can be enjoyed at any time during the safari.
  • Binoculars. 1 pair for each car.
  • Professional safari guide.
  • Wildlife tours according to your itinerary preferences.

Doesn’t include:

  • Any tourist excursions and optional activities that are not specified.
  • Entry visas.
  • International flights.
  • Laundry.
  • Travel insurance.


  • 1 person: 3597,47 €/each
  • 2 people: 2277,54 €/each
  • 3 people: 1956,91 €/each
  • 4 people: 1784,84 €/each
  • 5 people: 1681,17 €/each
  • 6 people: 1611,70 €/each

Aditional information

FIRST DAY – Arusha – Arusha National Park

After breakfast, you will leave Arusha or Moshi and you will head towards the park.

The visit to the Arusha National Park is flexible, since you have three options, depending on how you want to enjoy the park:

Safari in 4 × 4: you can embark in half a day or a whole day in the park. You will pass through outstanding places, such as Momella lakes and the Ngurdoto crater.

Canoe safari: available at an additional cost. Change the car for a canoe, and discover the Momella lakes in canoe and you will see antelopes, giraffes, hippos and buffalos.

Safari on foot: stretch your legs and walk through the park. Delve into the acres of forests, home to zebras, black and white oriental colobus, buffalo and antelope varieties. You will also have the opportunity to observe 400 species of birds, including the crowned eagle, the Patagonian hawk and the striped lizard.

You can combine these options as you wish, although canoeing and walking safaris have an additional cost.

You will return to Arusha in the afternoon, with your head full of beautiful memories and the camera full of unforgettable photos.

Second day – Arusha- Lake Manyara National Park

You will leave Arusha after breakfast for a trip of approximately two hours to the National Park of Lake Manyara. You will pass through the Mto Wa Mbu, a market town, whose fresh agricultural produce is a melting pot of local cultures, and a paradise of souvenirs for travelers.

After a brief stop in this market, you will arrive at the National Park of Lake Manyara. The park is really a playground for photographers. You can see many of Africa’s best-known animals, with climbing lions, a special treat. These proud predators rest on the acacia trees, practically begging to be photographed.

Birdwatchers will find that Lake Manyara is an absolute delight, with a great variety of birds on display in the park. Even the beginner will be surprised by the large flocks of flamingos, the birds of prey in a circle and flocks of colorful birds above your head.

Finally you will return to your accommodation for dinner and rest until the next day.

THIRD DAY – Manyara Lake National Park – Serengeti National Park

You will have breakfast early, since a great day of exploration and adventure awaits you!

The day will start with a spectacular journey towards the Serengeti; On the way you will see the rainforest of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where, if you are lucky, you will see cape buffalo, baboons, and even elephants and leopards, hiding in the dense undergrowth.

They are approximately 4 hours on the way to the gates of the Serengeti National Park, although you can deviate to do one of the following optional activities:

Olduvai Gorge Museum: also known as the Cradle of Humanity, the Olduvai Gorge Museum houses some of the first human remains. Visit this museum and learn more about the evolution of humanity.

Visit Maasai: visit an authentic Maasai village, where you can see and be part of a traditional Masai dance, and even take some souvenirs from the local market.

Both activities involve an additional cost. Consult your guide to include them in your itinerary.

After a delicious meal in the Serengeti National Park, it’s time to start exploring and discovering the wild landscape of the iconic African savanna. You will be surprised how many animals you will find.

Dinner and night in the center of the National Park, as agreed and the type of accommodation selected among our options.

FOURTH DAY – Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, you will set off towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will have the opportunity to see many animals in droves: wildebeests and zebras, elegant giraffes, antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant, and the most respected group of all: the predators. You will discover leopards, hyenas, and finally, the king of the jungle: the lion.

Dinner and overnight in the Ngorongoro crater or near Karatu, as agreed and the type of accommodation selected among our options.

FIFTH DAY – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you will leave for the Ngorongoro crater, considered the Eighth Wonder of the World.

Home to more than 120 species of mammals, including the legendary five large ones, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the safest safaris in the world. A particularly good place to see black rhinos, in danger of extinction, or numerous hippos enjoying cold water.

From the comfort of your convertible vehicle, you can observe and photograph the most recognizable faces of Africa: lions, leopards, jackals, hyenas, wildebeest, zebras, buffalos, antelopes …

After the excitement of the day, you will have lunch in the famous hippo pool.

You’ll return to your Karatu accommodations for the evening for dinner and rest.

SIXTH DAY – Tarangire National Park – Arusha

Once you have entered Tarangire, you will begin a journey through a rich view of the endless golden savanna that surrounds the Tarangire River. The river itself flows throughout the year and is a vital source of water for the animals of the region during the dry season. The river, lined with acacias and baobabs, is visited regularly by the large elephant population of the park, as well as by other herbivores such as zebras and antelopes.

A picnic overlooking the river is a good way to assimilate everything, but you’ll have to stay alert as the local population of monkeys goes out of their way to separate you from your lunch.

Driving through the park you will also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, buffalo and a large variety of antelopes. If you are very lucky, you may see animals in danger of extinction such as the Great Kudu or the striped-eared Oryx.

After the day of travel ends, you will return to Arusha in the afternoon.


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