7 Days Magical Encounter Of The Big Five Safari

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Traversing Tanzania’s best-protected areas for Big five viewing, from big herds of Elephants, lions and rhinos

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All about the 7 Days Magical Encounter Of The Big Five Safari.

One of the best safari to indulge in, traversing Tanzania’s best-protected areas for Big five viewing, from big herds of Elephants in Tarangire, tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara, big cats, and spectacular wildebeest migration in Serengeti, to the rare rhinos in Ngorongoro. If you’re a wildlife and nature enthusiast at heart, this trip is definitely one you don’t want to miss!

Welcome to Tanzania. On arrival at the airport, you will be met by one of our staff members. After greet and meet services he will escort you to your accommodation in Arusha (approximately 60 Km) ready for the safari tomorrow. The lodge is perched on the slopes of Mount Meru with a magnificent view of the mountain.

After breakfast set off on a safari with your private car and driver to Tarangire National Park (approx. 120 km). Named for the river that nourishes the wildlife of a vast ecosystem, Tarangire is home to elephants, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, buffalo, eland, waterbuck, lion, giraffe, onyx, and an unsurpassed diversity of birds. From June to November, masses of wildlife congregate around the river, but the park is a stronghold for big game year-round. Take your first game drive before retiring to your beautifully designed lodge, hidden among ancient baobab trees and giant rock kopjes within the park.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

The following features, fees and taxes are included in the package:

  • Transport whilst on safari in 4×4 safari Land cruiser with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari as in the itinerary.
  • Transfer upon arrival and departure.
  • All national park fees and government taxes.
  • Service of an English-speaking professional driver/guide.
  • All game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
  • 1 Ngorongoro Crater tour (conservation fee)
  • Complimentary drinking water while on the Safari.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Our package DOES NOT cover the following fees, please make prior arrangements:

  • International Flights/Local flights.
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide, hotel/camp, and restaurant staff, room service .
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. toiletries, torch, laundry, bottled water, and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Accommodation after the safari.
  • Change in the itinerary.
  • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Tanzania (Kilimanjaro Airport)

    Welcome to Tanzania. On arrival at the airport, you will be met by one of our staff members. After greet and meet services he will escort you to your accommodation in Arusha (approximately 60 Km) ready for the safari tomorrow. The lodge is perched on the slopes of Mount Meru with a magnificent view of the mountain.

    • Main destination: Arusha
    • Accommodation: Zawadi House Mid-range lodge located in or near Arusha
    • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included) Drinks not included
  2. Day 2 Discover the Tarangire

    After breakfast set off on safari with your private car and driver to Tarangire National Park (approx. 120 km). Named for the river that nourishes the wildlife of a vast ecosystem, Tarangire is home to elephants, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, buffalo, eland, waterbuck, lion, giraffe, onyx, and an unsurpassed diversity of birds.

    From June to November, masses of wildlife congregate around the river, but the park is a stronghold for big game year-round.

    Take your first game drive before retiring to your beautifully designed lodge, hidden among ancient baobab trees and giant rock kopjes within the park.

    • Main destination: Tarangire National Park
    • Accommodation: Sangaiwe Tented Camp Mid-range tented camp bordering Tarangire NP without fences
    • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
  3. Day 3 On to Lake Manyara

    After breakfast, you depart for Lake Manyara National Park (approx 90 Km) with en-route views. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, A beautiful park, Lake Manyara contains a diverse range of habitats and topographical features ranging from the rift wall, groundwater forest, acacia woodlands,, and open grasslands to the shores of Lake Manyara and the lake itself.

    Have afternoon game viewing in the park searching for the diverse flora and fauna of the park. There are some 350 different bird species in the park. The park provides sanctuary to a variety of animals such as the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippo,, and the famous tree-climbing lions that are unique to the Lake.

    The park is generally recognized for its incredible beauty.

    • Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park
    • Accommodation: Country Lodge Karatu Mid-range lodge located outside Lake Manyara NP
    • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
  4. Day 4 Drive to Serengeti via Ngorongoro

    The legendary Serengeti Plain is your destination today (210 km), a vast rolling plain whose sparse vegetation allows for some of the best wildlife viewings in the world. The annual migration of wildebeest and zebra is one of the park’s great attractions, but throughout the year the Serengeti is excellent for seeing predators such as lion, leopard, and cheetah, along with elephant, giraffe, hyena, hippo, rhino, and many varieties of antelopes and birds. Depending with the animal movement we can arrange packed lunch or go back to the lodge for hot lunch. The evening is free to rest.

    • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
    • Accommodation: Mbugani Tented Camp Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
    • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
  5. Day 5 Full day in the endless plains of Serengeti

    If you rise early you can take a morning game drive through the park to see the nocturnal predators returning from their nightly hunt and very active animals waking up in the early morning light. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds, you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, birds and other species.

    we enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives on the vast Serengeti plains. In the early morning and evening light, the Serengeti landscape is stunningly beautiful. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than three million large mammals. The park is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve. Depending on wildlife movement, we can have hot lunch at the camp or enjoy picnic lunch packets.

    • Main destination: Serengeti National Park
    • Accommodation: Mbugani Tented Camp Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
    • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
  6. Day 6 A day in the 'African garden of Eden', Ngorongoro

    After breakfast, we descend some 610 meters into the crater, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise, for a full day of game viewing drive with a picnic lunch at a private scenic site (hippos pool). Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world teams with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Pride of lions, herds of Cape buffalo, impala, Thompson gazelles, rhino, golden and black-backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard, and the spotted hyena freely roam on the crater floor plains.

    Unmatched for its natural variety and breathtaking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist inside a region this size. Apart from its wildlife riches, the crater is also home to hundreds of bird species, refreshing in the small lakes in the crater floor. In the afternoon ascend and spend the night close to Ngorongoro.

    • Main destination: Ngorongoro Highlands
    • Accommodation: Marera Valley Lodge Mid-range lodge located outside Ngorongoro Highlands
    • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
  7. Day 7 Departure or continue with other plans

    The day has optional activities as below.

    Masai Tour or another cultural tour – $ 100 per group sharing a vehicle

    Biking or walking activity at a village at Lake Manyara – $ 40 per person

    4wheeling Quad bike ride at a village at Ngorongoro – $ 80 per person

    In the afternoon we drive to Kilimanjaro airport for your International flight back home or continue with other plans.

    • Main destination: Ngorongoro -Arusha
    • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
    • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included) Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

Accommodation is available at the following:

Zawadi House: A family-owned business with a passion for the hospitality business due wide experience in living and travelling to many countries across the world. Zawadi believes that, through global exposure and local market knowledge, they can offer a hospitality experience beyond customers’ expectations.

Sangaiwe Tented Lodge: Located near the new Sangaiwe gate to Tarangire National Park with stunning views over Lake Burunge, Sangaiwe Tented Lodge offers travellers to Tanzania luxury tented accommodation, great service and fresh food. Enhance your safari experience to Tarangire in Tanzania.

Mbugani Tented Camp: Mbugani Camps offers a semipermanent Seronera camp and a mobile camp that follows The Great Migration of the Wildebeest. Both camps offer the same comforts and amenities.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Transfers, Crater Tour & Game Drive

Zawadi House

Spa, Gift Shop, Private DiningPremium Wines & Meals

Sangaiwe

A negative PCR test conducted 72 hours prior to arrival in Tanzania. All travelers will be subjected to enhanced screening including a rapid test on arrival at a cost of US$25 per person. Traveller Surveillance Form must be filled out online by ALL TZ travelers within 24hrs of arrival. Travelers will receive a confirmation code, including a Unique Health Code, to be presented during primary screening upon arrival. A negative test result within 14 days is required to enter Mahale National Park in order to protect the primates.

 

Lightweight and comfortable clothing is usually the best Safari clothing. For walking safaris or game viewing on foot, clothing should be of neutral color, and white, bright, or vividly patterned clothing avoided. Most African game animals are able to see bright blue over any other color. Strong footwear is advisable if you are planning to do any walking. For serious climbers and trekkers, a good pair of hiking boots should be brought with you.

You are only permitted to bring a dog with you to the Park. Dogs must be on a leash in the Walk-Thru Safari, and in the Drive-Thru they cannot stick their head out the window and interact with any of the animals. Dogs must be under the control of the owner. Owners are responsible for picking up after their dogs. No other type of pet is allowed due to animal health and safety regulations. This includes cats, birds, rodents, reptiles, etc. We have the right to have any dog removed from the Park at any time.

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