5 Days Big 5 Safari
Tarangire National Park – Game drive
Serengeti National Park – Game drive
Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive
Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
Pick up from your hotel in the morning drive to Tarangire National Park where you will be welcoming by discovering the true enormity of the deserted termite mounds and ancient baobab trees. The colossal herds of African elephants dominate the golden savannah and screeching flocks of the striking yellow collared lovebird can be heard from miles away. The wildlife that roams the scenic landscape of the Tarangire includes lions, giraffes, warthogs, ostriches, impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes and baboons.After an extensive game drive leave the park and drive to the campsite located near Lake Manyara for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation at Nsya Camp
Day 2: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti to Naabi hills gate for check in, (you can have your packed lunch here while checking in), and you are now in Serengeti. After lunch, game drive on your way to the central Serengeti possibly your driver guide will have already known where the big herds are located. Sunset game drives on your way to the campsite. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water.
Accommodation at Seronera Campsite
Day 3: Full Day Serengeti
Leave the camp early morning with breakfast box for an early morning game drive in the Serengeti to where the big herds are located; you might spot lots of nocturnal animal coming back after a long night of hunting or a group of lionesses planning a hunt or a hard of buffalo lazily grazing before getting hot. Break for breakfast in the bush and proceed with game drives until afternoon. Take your lunch break at Seronera visitor’s center and afterward a little rest before embarking on your afternoon game drive. Later evening drive back to your campsite before or after the sunset.
Accommodation at Seronera Campsite
Day 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Wake up early morning before breakfast; go for sunrise game drive in Serengeti National park. Later return to the camp around 9am for late breakfast, on your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing on the way before you leave the Serengeti Park. While check out at the same time embark on the plains bordering the Ngorongoro Conservation area and head to your campsite located on the edge of the crater for breathtaking views over the caldera.
Accommodation at Simba Campsite
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
After early breakfast, leave the camp and descend into the crater floor for about 6 hours of game drive. This massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. The area also supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, eland, warthog and giant hippos to some of the more than 500 bird species can be spotted in this area. Another big draw card to this picturesque place is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. After an extensive game drive, you will leave the crater and drive back to Arusha town, drop off at your hotel of choice in Arusha.