This big five safari Tanzania tour gives you an opportunity to visit the popular wildlife destinations in Tanzania which happen to be in the northern part of this beautiful country. The parks are close to one another, ensuring that you do not take a lot of time driving from one destination to the next, thus making game viewing so interesting. You will have a chance to see the big five. Visit Tarangire National Park, famous for large herds of elephants; Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions; Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO world heritage site; as well as the famous Serengeti National Park famous for the annual wildebeest migration. This tour will give you an opportunity to spot the big Five together with many other wild animals. There are unique bird species in abundance that await you on this tour. Book this tour and enjoy your African holiday.


Tour Tip Notes:

  • Tour Country: Tanzania
  • Tour Style: Private Safari
  • Tour starts and ends: Arusha town but can be customized further
  • Tour Departs: Any day throughout the year
  • Tour Suitability: Suitable for everyone (Solo Traveler, Groups or Family)
  • Children: Children of all ages are accepted. Children under 12 years will be discounted while under 2 years stays free
  • Accommodation: You will stay in Mid Range lodges/hotels but this can be upgraded to Luxury (5 star) accommodation at an extra cost or you can use budget accommodation at a reduced cost.
  • Pre & Post Safari Stay: Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
  • Activities Included: Game Viewing, Bird Watching and Photography
  • Optional Activities: Masai village visits and Hot air balloon ride in Serengeti
  • Transfer: Transfers from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Transportation: Transportation and game viewing are done using a 4×4 Landcruiser.


Tanzania Custom & Tailored Safari

This Big Five Safari Tanzania tour is fully customizable. Feel free to contact us for an African-bespoke tour. Our African safari experts are waiting to help you tailor-make an itinerary that suits your personal interests and requirements.


Help me plan My African Safari

Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

After your breakfast you will leave Arusha for Lake Manyara National Park. On arrival, you will head to the park for your game drives till lunch time. You will be transferred to your lodge for hot lunch. After lunch you will return back to the park for afternoon game drives. Continue with your game drives till evening when you return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Lake Manyara is famous for its diverse collection of wildlife including elephants, the world famous tree climbing lions and large flocks of flamingos. Giraffes, wildebeests, hippos, and impalas call this park home and they can be spotted grazing in the acacia woodlands. Baboons and monkeys can also be seen in the forests inside the national park.


Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti national park passing through the Ngorongoro conservation area arriving in good time for lunch. After lunch you will head to Seronera area which is the central park area and one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. You will continue with your game drives in search of the big five till late in the evening when you return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Serengeti National Park

After breakfast and with your packed lunch boxes, you will begin a full-day game drive in the Serengeti. You will spend the day moving around different habitats in search of animals and bird species. Our able guides will take you through each and every detail regarding the magical Serengeti plains. Sit back, be alert and capture every moment. Return back to your lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Serengeti national park in Tanzania covers an area of 14,763 square kilometers and has a range of different habitats including open grasslands, marshes, forests and kopjes. Over 2 million ungulates, 4000 lions, 1000 leopard, 550 cheetahs and some 500 bird species inhabit the park. Join us on a safari and explore the endless Serengeti plains.

Optional Activities (at an extra cost):

  • Serengeti Hot Air Balloon ride; nothing is more spectacular than launching at sunrise and effortlessly floating in the air over and above the Mara plains.
  • Visit a local Masai village to see their nomadic lifestyle; the Masai are famous for their bravery, as they have co-existed with the animals over the years.

Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast you will leave Serengeti and be transferred by road to Ngorongoro conservation area. You will have a stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. Continue to your lodge arriving in good time for lunch. After lunch you will have a free afternoon. You can utilize the afternoon in optional activities such as village visits, coffee farm visits or bike ride. You will later settle down in the evening for dinner and overnight.

The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. 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 its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard.


Ngorongoro to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast we depart for Tarangire National Park. Upon arrival, you will settle down for a well-deserved lunch. After lunch we do an afternoon game drive till later in the evening when you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

The park is situated on the Great Rift Valley floor and its natural vegetation mainly consists of acacia woodland and giant African baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. This park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. It is also home to three rare species of animals – the greater kudu, the fringed-eared oryx as well as ashy starlings.


Tarangire National Park to Arusha

After your breakfast you will leave for Arusha. Upon arrival you will settle down for a sumptuous lunch and then after lunch you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to the next destination. This marks the end of your 7 days Big Five Safari Tanzania with Kikwetu Cultural Adventures.


Start Date (Season) Solo

1 Room

2 People

1 Room

3 People

2 Rooms

4 People

2 Rooms

5 People

3 Rooms

6 People

3 Rooms

7+ People
January 05 to March 31 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 Get Quote
April 01 to June 30 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 Get Quote
July 01 to October 31 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 Get Quote
November 01 to December 22 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 Get Quote
December 23 to January 04 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 Get Quote


Children Rate (Below 12 Years)

  • 2 years and below stays free
  • 3 to 11 years sharing a room with adults pays half (50%) of adult’s rate.
  • 3 to 11 years sharing their own room pay 75% of the adult’s rate.

What is Included & Excluded

This African safari tour of Serengeti national park has been seamlessly packaged from start to finish to allow you have fun and enjoy the real African experience with our professional African safari guides. Below find what is included and excluded in the rates.

All accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
All meals as per the itinerary
All applicable park entrance fees
All activities as per the itinerary unless labeled optional
Professional driver/guide
Roundtrip airport transfers
All government taxes
Unlimited bottled drinking water during the safari
International flights from your home and back
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips and gratuity
Personal items
Government imposed increase of taxes including park fees
From those who have travelled to Africa with us

[wptripadvisor_usetemplate tid=”1″]
Read More Review
Would you like to spend your next holiday in Africa and enjoy the African Safari Experience?

African buffalo in Ngorongoro Crater