5 Days Big-Five Tanzania Safari

5 Days Big-Five Tanzania Safari

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About Big-Five Tanzania Safari

Each year, across the gold brushed plains of the Serengeti hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra meld into one long unbroken chain of animals moving across the plains with but a single purpose…

To follow the rains to greener grasses. This ritual has been re-enacted for millennia. Our own human history tracks back to the stony footsteps of our early ancestors at Olduvai Gorge. In addition to the legendary Serengeti, Tanzania offers such gems as Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro; the largest wildlife sanctuary, Selous; and deepest lake, Tanganyika.

The Ngorongoro Crater is unique in all the world, an ancient caldera that looks like a giant bowl filled with a hearty selection of nearly every type of East African animal. To the north lie the lush landscapes of Lake Manyara, famed for superb birdlife, and nearby Tarangire National Park offers breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south.

Southern Tanzania is Old Africa at its finest. Its remote national parks – Ruaha, Katavi, Mikumi and Udzungwa Forest, often called the “African Galapagos,” yield priceless rewards of spectacular solitude and closeness to nature rarely experienced anymore. The Southern Highlands offer the chance to learn about life in the country at a private estate. Miles of white sand beaches on the islands of Zanzibar invite relaxation. Today, private conservancies are leading the way in stepping up to the challenges of sustainability as more travellers begin to discover this tantalizing safari destination. Big Five endorses the use of private conservancies as they work to protect Tanzania’s exceptional wilderness regions while at the same time offering unprecedented opportunities for health, education and employment to local communities and outstanding safari experiences to our guests. Tanzania is archetypal Africa, and measures taken today can have a positive and profound result on the future of this stellar destination.


  • A chance to see the Big 5 without the long and expensive drive to Serengeti.

  • Tarangire with the world’s largest concentration of Elephants per square meter and giant Baobab trees towering above them.

  • Ngorongoro Crater and its spectacular scenery and great wildlife viewing opportunities, especially superb for catching predators.

  • Basic camping to luxury accommodation options.

  • Wander through the beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater, unique Sunrise & Sunset.

  • The seemingly endless plains are home to more predatorrs and more grazing herbivores than any other national park in Africa.

After arrival at Arusha airport, our guide will meet you and take you to the hotel in Arusha for overnight rest.

Today you drive to Lake Manyara National park – situated at the bottom of the western wall of the spectacular Great Rift Valley. You will spend your day exploring this small safari park with a variety of habitats and slightly varied scenery to the usual savannah based parks. Later proceed towards your overnight location Mto wa Mbu. Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Your second day on safari starts with an early departure down into the Ngorongoro Crater where it's not uncommon to find all of the Big 5 in one day, and likely where you will spot a black Rhino. It's only a short 1 hour drive from Manyara and you can spend a maximum of 6 hours inside of the crater in one day. Your overnight can be in Karatu Simba Campsite.

Depart from the Ngorongoro crater rim in the morning to Tarangire National Park for your game drive today. Tarangire is famous for its herds of elephants and giant Babobab trees.

This is your last day on safari and you will drive back to Arusha, Moshi or Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for an evening / night flight.


  • Accommodations

  • Park Fees

  • Safari Vehicle

  • English speaking safari-guides

  • Sanitized between uses and complimentary face masks

  • Meals as indicated in your itinerary

  • Drinking Water

  • Taxes

  • Airport transfers


  • Tips / gratuities

  • Beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol etc.

  • International flights

  • Insurance

  • Items of a personal nature

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