5 Days Tanzania Big 5 Safari


Seeing the Big Five up close and personal is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, regardless of how many instances you will get to experience it. Luxury safaris in Tanzania are an experience to savour and a number of camps will make for an unforgettable experience. In this case here are nine unforgettable camps to see the Big Five in Tanzania. This safari package will give you an exciting opportunity to visit the most beautiful parks in the northern Tanzania. This includes visiting the endless plains of Serengeti National Park where you will be able to see all the major safari animals occur in great numbers. You will also visit Lake Manyara which is famous for its flamingoes and tree climbing lions which are unique to this region and also the Ngorongoro Crater which is locally known as the garden of animals where there is a big chance to spot the big five in one day.

  • This tour will give you the unique opportunity to experience the amazing natural wonders of Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Lake Manyara National Park provides an unforgettable experience in some of Northern Tanzania’s most diverse natural habitats, from the pristine streams, to the dense woodlands and towering mountains.
  • In addition, Tarangire is known around the world for its many herds of giraffe and great African elephant!
  • The awe- inspiring wildebeest migration and endless savannah plains of the Serengeti are so majestic; the park has been listed as one of the Seven Natural wonders of Africa.
  • The Ngorongoro Crater also boasts an immense number of mighty African wildlife and unique vegetation in the only unbroken caldera found on Earth.
  • Airport Pickup and Drop–Off
  • Private Jeep 4×4 equipped with refrigerator, portable charging stations, and pop-up roof
  • Unlimited mileage game drive
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water on all days
  • All mentioned activities
  • All park entrances fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari for emergence evacuations
  • All government taxes
  • Flights(International)
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Tips for safari guide
  • Personal expenses in nature such as money for souvenirs travel insurance, visa fees, etc.
  • Visa fees (100 USD for American and 50 USD for non-American)
  • Immunization documents (yellow fever recommended for visa processing on arrivals)
  • The government imposed an increase in taxes and /or park fees

Location Map

Tour Timeline

  • 1
    Day 1: Discover Tarangire National Park

    After breakfast, you depart with your naturalist driver guide to Tarangire National Park; Tanzania third largest National Park and sanctuary for elephants. Game drive in the National Park. In the afternoon you will continue to your lodge for dinner & Overnight.

    Estimated Driving Distance: 2-3 driving hours

    Activities: Game Drive

    Accommodation & Meal: Ngorongoro Farm House on Full Board Basis

  • 2
    Day 2 : Discover Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa - the Serengeti National Park - with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park.

    Estimated Driving Distance: 4-5hrs

    Activities: Game Drive

    Accommodation & Meal: Kati Kati Tented Camp on Full board Basis

  • 3
    Day 3: More Exploration in Serengeti

    Today, after breakfast you will do a full day game drive in Serengeti, you will explore the central portion of the Serengeti National Park. The interactions and survival of these lion prides provide an excellent game viewing experience all year round. Along with a picnic lunch during the full day game drive, the day will come to a close by around 5PM. The long day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night's rest in your accommodation.

    Activities: Game Drive

    Accommodation & Meal: Kati Kati Tented Camp on Full board Basis

  • 4
    Day 4: Discover Ngorongoro

    After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park. Later with packed lunch you Ngorongoro with optional visit ($60/group) visit of Maasai Village, and optional ($36/person) visit to Olduvai Gorge.

    Estimated Driving Distance: 3-4hrs

    Activities: Game Drive

    Accommodation & Meal: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge on Full Board Basis

  • 5
    Day 5: Crater tour (5 hours game drive) to Arusha

    On the last day of your safari, you will have an early start. Finishing up with a quick breakfast you will make an early descent at around 6:30 AM into the crater floor. The 5-hour game drive in the crater floor, will show you a lot of animal action. You will have your picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, then you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater. This is the last leg of your safari, with a 4hr drive left to Arusha. You will be dropped off at your lodge in Arusha.

    Activities: Game Drive

    Accommodation & Meal: Kilimani Lodge on Full Board Basis