5 Days Tanzania Migration and Big 5 Safaris


5 Days Tanzania Migration and Big 5 Safaris

This Tanzanian safari tour will take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife inside a self-contained world teeming with animals. The tour will further take you to the Serengeti National Park, into the heart of wild Africa, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. You will visit the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment.


DAY 1 – MOSHI/ARUSHA – LAKE MANYARA

Meet our professional tours guide/driver in Moshi/Arusha town, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which, we travel to the Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch we head into the Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. 
Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

DAY 2 – LAKE MANYARA – SERENGETI PLAINS

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 head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.


DAY 3 – SERENGETI PLAINS

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages. 
We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The Visitor Centre close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees. 
In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink! 
Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

DAY 4 – SERENGETI PLAINS – NGORONGORO CRATER

After breakfast at the lodge do we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. 
We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. 
Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

DAY 5 – NGORONGORO CRATER – ARUSHA/MOSHI

Enjoy breakfast, after which we will transfer back to Arusha/Moshi. Upon arrival in Arusha will we have lunch and then we will end our African safari adventure. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari services.
 


If you have any specific requirements in mind that aren't covered by our safari packages, we can help you create a personalized safari.

We can make arrangements for:

  • seeing the wildebeest migration
  • seeing a specific animal
  • hot air balloon safari
  • visiting a traditional Maasai smallholding
  • photography safaris
  • walking safaris
  • honeymoon and romantic proposals

Please use the contact form on our contact us page with any requests or for more information. We will be happy to help you.


BUDGET CAMPING SAFARI

$ 1,800 per person when 1 person travels alone

$ 1,500 per person when 2 – 4 persons travel together

$ 1,250 per person when 5 – 7 persons travel together

$ 1,150 per person when 8 and above travel together

LUXURY TENTED CAMP & LODGE SAFARI

$ 3,100 per person when 1 person travels alone

$ 2,400 per person when 2 – 4 persons travel together

$ 2,150 per person when 5 – 7 persons travel together

$ 2,100 per person when 8 and above travel together


What is included


  • Transport in 4X4 Toyota Land Cruisers with pop up roof for game viewing.
  • Park entry fees
  • Government fees & taxes
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned suite tented camps and lodges
  • Ngorongoro Crater service fee
  • Private English speaking safari guide
  • All meals while on safari.
  • Enough bottled mineral water throughout the safari
  • Transfers to & from the International Airport and Moshi.
  • 3 Men Tents for 2, chairs, tables and sleeping mats (camping safari)

What is not included

  • Alcoholic beverages, sodas and items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Service
  • Pre/Post Safari Accommodation in Moshi / Arusha
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Other safari add-ons
  • Tips to the driver guide and cook. Tipping is per group (not per person)
  • Driver guide: $20/day
  • Cook: $10/day (for budget camping safari)