The Big 5 Tanzania Adventure Safari


  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park


Embark on a remarkable adventure to Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park with a Private Mid-range Safari. Experience the Northern Circuit of Tanzania in comfort during this concise yet enriching safari. Observe the renowned big five and the diverse wildlife flourishing in these stunning parks. Throughout the 5-day safari, a dedicated private guide will be with you, offering in-depth insights into the country, its culture, and the fascinating wildlife.

  • Day 1 - Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park

    Distance: 120km, ETA: 2 hours
    Wildlife Viewing Time: 6 hours
    Activities: Game Drives

    Airport Pick Up Included: We advise you arrive a day before or very early in the morning and start the tour on the same day. (Kilimanjaro Airport/ Arusha Airport).

    Commence your journey from your Arusha hotel at approximately 07:30 am, heading towards Lake Manyara National Park, spanning an area of 330 square kilometers. Situated at the base of the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, the park features a vast yet shallow soda lake. Its diverse habitat attracts a plethora of wildlife, including one of the largest gatherings of elephants in Africa, the distinctive tree-climbing lions of Manyara, and expansive flocks of flamingos.

    Manyara is a picturesque marvel, with a landscape praised by Ernest Hemingway as "the loveliest I had seen in Africa." Along the roadside, as you approach the entrance gate, agile blue monkeys frolic amidst ancient mahogany trees, delicate bushbucks cautiously navigate the shadows, and majestic forest hornbills create a cacophony in the lofty canopy.

    Following the exhilarating game drives, proceed to Bougainvillea Safari Lodge for an overnight stay. Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner.

  • Day 2 - Karatu – Serengeti National Park

    Distance: 215km, ETA: 4 hours
    Wildlife Viewing Time: 6 hours
    Activities: Game Drives + Olduvai Gorge (Optional at 36$ Per Person)

    Following breakfast, embark on a journey to the expansive Serengeti, spanning 14,763 square kilometers or 5,700 square miles, for a day of captivating game drives. As the temperature drops and the Serengeti sky is adorned with red, gold, and orange hues, prepare to be enchanted by the unexpected sounds of a lion's roar, a giraffe in swift motion, or the animated laughter of hyenas engaged in a territorial dispute over a kill.

    Indulge in game drives that extend until the enchanting sunset paints the horizon. Conclude the day with a delightful dinner and an overnight stay at Thorn Tree Camp. Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}.

  • Day 3 - Full Day Serengeti National Park

    Distance: NIL, ETA: NIL
    Wildlife Viewing Time: 10 hours
    Activities: Game Drives + Balloon Safari (Optional at 549$ Per Person)

    Embark on early morning game drives in the awe-inspiring Serengeti National Park, widely regarded as one of the most magnificent wildlife sanctuaries globally. Renowned for the extraordinary 'Great Migration,' where over one million wildebeest and more than two hundred thousand zebras annually trail the seasonal rains in search of lush pastures, the park holds a special place in the natural world. Even beyond this remarkable migration, the Serengeti remains a captivating and spectacular destination, never failing to captivate its visitors.

    Engage in game drives that extend until the mesmerizing sunset, absorbing the beauty and diversity of the Serengeti landscape. Conclude the day with a sumptuous dinner and an overnight stay at Thorn Tree Camp. Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}.

  • Day 4 - Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu

    Distance: 145km, ETA: 3 hours
    Wildlife Viewing Time: 6 hours
    Activities: Game Drives

    Have breakfast early and then head to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a big bowl-shaped area (19.2 kilometers across, 610 meters deep, and 304 square kilometers). It's like a bustling animal neighborhood, with lots of wildlife living there. Some of the last black rhinos in Tanzania call it home, and there are also many predators like lions.

    The crater is like a cool oasis for animals because it always has water and food. After checking out the animals during our game drives, we'll head to Bougainvillea Safari Lodge for the night. We'll have breakfast, lunch, and dinner there.

  • Day 5 - Tarangire National Park – Arusha

    Distance: 120km, ETA: 2 hours
    Wildlife Viewing Time: 6 hours
    Activities: Game Drives

    Enjoy breakfast and then drive to Tarangire National Park. This park is home to unique animals adapted to dry conditions, like the rare fringe-eared oryx and the quirky, long-necked gerenuk. In the southern swampy areas, you might see elephants and buffalo wallowing, the Silale Swamp lion pride, and occasionally wild dogs. Keep an eye out for big pythons in trees when the swamps are drying up.

    Take a break for lunch at the picnic site, and continue with game drives until it's time to check out. After the game drives, return to Arusha or head to the airport for drop-off around 5 pm. The meal plan for the day includes breakfast and lunch.

    Note: The airport drop-off is included, and we suggest planning your departure for the day after the tour ends or in the evening of the same day (Kilimanjaro Airport/Arusha Airport).

  • All Related Park Fees & Government Taxes
  • Professional Knowledgeable Safari Guide
  • All Accommodation as per Itinerary
  • All Land Transport as per Itinerary
  • Customized 4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • All Activities as per Itinerary
  • Basic Outdoor Medical Kit
  • All Meals as per Itinerary
  • Water & Soft Drinks
  • Airport Transfers
  • Personal Items (Tips, Travel Insurance, Laundry, Souvenirs etc.)
  • Optional Activities (All Optional Activity, Tour Extensions, etc.)
  • International/ Domestic Flights & Visas

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