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Take a trip unlike any other and see the major attractions of the East African savanna, including the magnificent Elephant, the huge Lion, the rare Black Rhino, the elegant Leopard, and the steely Cape Buffalo. Over the course of seven days, you will travel through some of Tanzania’s most well-known parks on the Northern Circuit, offering you immersive, surreal views of the stunning scenery and wildlife. Experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go on a big five safari in Tanzania.

7 Days Big Five Safari in Tanzania

Detailed Itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival – Transfer to Moshi

Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania. After clearing customs, look for your driver. They will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name. Your driver will transport you to Moshi.

Meal Plan: (Dinner).

Accommodation: Springlands Hotel.

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Manyara National Park

Make an early morning drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park is located against the steep escarpment of the Rift Valley and features an evergreen groundwater forest along with a variety of ecosystems, such as grassy plains, a marshy fan delta, acacia woodland, and of course the large lake. Numerous kinds of birds, mammals, and other creatures are drawn to this richness. There are also uncommon tree-climbing lions in Manyara. With buffalo, impala, giraffes, waterbucks, hippos, buffalo, and numerous elephants prowling around the lake, the park provides fantastic opportunities for wildlife viewing. Additionally, keep an eye out for energetic olive baboons, velvet monkeys, and blue monkeys.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge.

Day 3: Drive to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, make your way to Serengeti National Park by car. The Maasai language is where “Serengeti” originates, and it means “endless plain.” Visit a Maasai village en way to the Serengeti to get a taste of Maasai culture (at an extra cost). You can also go to Olduvai Gorge, sometimes referred to as the Cradle of Humanity, for an extra charge. The long journey humanity has taken from its lowly beginnings in East Africa to its current position as the dominant species on Earth is attested to by this museum. Travel to your camp while on a game drive.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Serengeti Safari Lodge, Serengeti Wildebeest Camp.

Day 4: Full Day in Serengeti National Park.

Unwind for the entire day in the Serengeti, which is unparalleled in its splendour and is the site of the Great Wildebeest Migration. The park is dominated by massive herds of plains game, including antelope, zebra, and wildebeest, with lions and cheetahs living amid the numerous kopjes dotting the plain. Its terrain shifts with the seasons, with broad grass plains in the south, steep, forested grassland in the north, savanna with acacia trees strewn throughout, and vast black clay plains and woods in the west.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Serengeti Safari Lodge, Serengeti Wildebeest Camp.

Day 5: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater.

On your way to the Ngorongoro Crater, have a morning wildlife drive. Enter the Ngorongoro Crater to drive and explore for wildlife. The crater is 265 sq km in size, 600 m deep, and 16 km broad. Take in the breathtaking surroundings and wildlife observation at what has been called the eighth wonder of the world. Among the 20,000 large animals that call the crater home are lions, cheetahs, elands, zebras, and gazelles. Many of Tanzania’s few surviving black rhinos can be seen grazing on the broad grasslands of the crater floor. At Makat Soda Lake, flamingos and other bird species are frequently spotted feeding. Drive to your lodge in the afternoon to spend the night there.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: High View Hotel

Day 6: Visit Tarangire National Park.

In the morning, take a drive to Tarangire National Park. The Tarangire River flows through Tarangire and never stops. Hundreds of animals congregate in the park because it is the only source of water during the dry season, providing amazing opportunities for observing wildlife and birds. With lush savannah plains, wetlands, hills, and magnificent baobabs, the terrain is diverse.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Day 7: Kilimanjaro Airport – Departure

Enjoy a leisurely morning before your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home.

End of the 7 Days Big Five Safari in Tanzania.

The 7 Days Big Five Safari in Tanzania cost includes;

  • Airport Transfers.
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle.
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking tour guide.
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary.
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Bottled water in the car.
  • Tour guide allowances.
  • Government taxes.

However, the tour cost excludes; Airfare, Visa fees, travel insurance, tips to local guides, personal shopping bills, souvenirs, items of personal nature such as cigarettes, alcohol, laundry etc, and any items not listed as included.


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