The perfect balance of attractions and time, the five -days Big 5 Safari is the best itinerary for seeing as much as humanly possible when you’re on a tight time budget. You’ll hit three of the northern circuit’s major parks: Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Tarangire National Park for five days of incomparable game driving that will show you the best that Africa has to offer.
In addition to chasing the Big Five and seeing some stunning landscapes, you’ll also have the option to embark on a cultural safari by adding on visits to a Maasai boma and/or the historic Oldupai Gorge Museum.
Day 1: ARRIVAL-ARUSHA.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to Arusha.Settle into your accommodation, ready to start your safari journey proper in the morning. Sample Accommodations: Arusha Planet Lodge, The African Tulip Hotel, Arusha Villa and Arusha Coffee Lodge.
Day 2: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK.
After early breakfast, you will depart for a full day of game drive in Tarangire National Park with picnic lunch.This park has the largest concentration of elephants, often seen bathing in the Tarangire river, lots of giraffes, monkeys, impalas, and many birds. It is also one of the best places to see lions, leopards, and lions. In the late afternoon, drive to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. Sample Accommodations: Maramboi Tented Lodge, Tarangire Safari Lodge, Ndovu Tented Lodge and Mpingo Ridge
Day 3: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK.
After breakfast, you will have morning and afternoon game drives in central Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch, early departure looking for active predators. Serengeti is the park with the largest concentration of big mammals in the world and it is where you will see most of your exciting wildlife. The sightings in the central Serengeti will include pride of lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hippos, impalas, dik-dik, monkeys, baboons, gazelles, warthogs, and many more. All meals and overnight will be at Serengeti. Sample Accommodations: Nyikani Central Camp, Sametu Camp, Ole Serai Turner Springs and Nanyukie Tented Lodge
Day 4: NGORONGORO CRATER.
After an early breakfast, depart with picnic lunch and drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a full day of game drive. The crater has a good number of lions and cheetahs, and it is another good place to see the rare black rhino. In the late afternoon continue Serengeti national park for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro. Sample Accommodations: Marera Valley Lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge and Lion’s Paw Camp
Day 5: ARUSHA
After breakfast,drive to Kibo Palace Hotel for lunch.After lunch drive to Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha Airport for your flight. END OF OUR SERVICE.