6 DAYS BIG FIVE SAFARI UNDER LUXURY WILD TENTED CAMPS
Tanzania Private luxury tented camp Safari, visiting the ‘Big Five’ areas of Tanzania on this 6-night safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater. Accommodation is in three stars to five stars tented camps. This is a private safari with a minimum of 2 persons so you will not be with other guests in our vehicle’s which gives you the flexibility that you may need to accommodate your needs and requirements. The itinerary can be customized to suit you. Upon your arrival day at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be picked by our professional English speaking guide who will drive you to Impala hotel at Arusha town for recovering, dinner, overnight stay, and safari briefing, before starting to explore the wilderness next day.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National park
Our guide will collect you early in the morning after breakfast from Impala hotel, and drive you heading to Tarangire national park, that believed to accommodate large species of African elephants. About 3000 Africa Elephants are found there. As a result, Tarangire is superb in season but questionable the rest of the year. Elephants are the main attraction, with up to 3,000 in the park during the peak months. Peak season also sees good numbers of wildebeest and zebra as well as giraffe, buffalo, Thompson’s gazelle, greater and lesser kudu, eland, leopard and cheetah. The real prizes in the park are dwarf mongoose, oryx and generuk – but viewings are very rare. Tarangire is one of Tanzania’s finest birding destinations.
Meal full board at Oliver’s camp,
Day 2: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National park
In the morning we drive to the nearest park about 75 kms from the tarangire national park gate, this takes about 50 to 1 hour to reach Lake Manyara national park. Lake Manyara is a lovely scenic park on the road from Arusha to the Ngorongoro Crater, famous for its tree-climbing lions, good elephants and baboons. The lake itself takes up much of the park, leaving a strip of land running along its shores where game concentrates. The park is also famous for its elephant and huge number of baboons, and its varied landscape supports an impressive range of other game including wildebeest, buffalo, hippo, flamingo, zebra, warthog, waterbuck, dik-dik and impala.
Meal full board at Lake Manyara wildlife camp
Day 3: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National park
This day we will be luck to drive heading to UNESCO world heritage site the Serengeti. We will depart early in the morning after breakfast at Oliver’s camp, the take a drive of about 205kms barely 4-5 hours to reach Seronera. The Serengeti is Africa’s most famous park. Renowned for its incredible concentrations of predators and the Great Serengeti Migration of two million wildebeest, the Serengeti guarantees an exceptional safari. The endless grassy plains (Serengeti in Maasai) are the richest grazing grounds on the continent, and therefore home to the largest herds and the highest concentrations of predators on the planet.
Meal full board at Serengeti bushtops camp,
Day 4: Western corridor Serengeti Game drive
Early morning wake up and enjoy the sunrise at Serengeti bushtops and having fun memorable pictures before depart to Grumeti western corridor for another amazing game drive. Serengeti: the Western Corridor and Grumeti (May through to mid July) The Western Corridor follows the path of the Grumeti River up towards Lake Victoria. This region provides superb wildlife action in May and June, when the migrating herds cross the crocodile-infested waters of the Grumeti.
Meal full board at &beyond grumeti river camp,
Day 5: Western corridor to Southern zone Ndutu area
Proceeding with our safari schedule, this day guide will drive you to the southern grass plains of Serengeti about 80 kms from western corridor for another lifetime game drive. The Serengeti’s southern plains are where the name of the park comes from. Vast grass plains stretch from southern Seronera into the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Outside the migration season, this area is not as good for game as the central Seronera region or the Western Corridor, but from December through to April the migration covers the entire area. February is a superb time of year to be here for the spectacle of the calving season, when 8,000 wildebeest are born every day for a two week period.
Meal full board at Serengeti Kusini camp,
Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
After enjoying an amazing game drive at Serengeti national park, now it’s time to descend at the foot of ngorongoro crater where Africa big 5 is accommodated there. The Ngorongoro Crater is the best place in Tanzania to see ‘The Big Five’. A healthy population of black rhino and some of the largest tusker elephants left in Africa today are the prize spots, but the crater is also home to good populations of lion, leopard and hyena along with healthy herds of wildebeest, buffalo and zebra. Other wildlife here includes serval cat, cheetah, jackal, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, flamingo and bat-eared foxes, as well as approximately 400 species of bird. After game, drive depart to Arusha end of the safari.
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