Big Five Luxury Safari in Tanzania

Experience the biggest stars of the East African savanna. The mighty Lion, the majestic Elephant, the rare and powerful Black Rhino, the graceful Leopard, and the stoic Cape Buffalo. There is no better way of experiencing a classic Safari adventure.

From $1779
Cheetahs of the Savanna with AWAT

This safari includes the most popular parks in the Northern Circuit. View the animals and fantastic landscapes in a 4×4 safari vehicle with open rooftops for you to get the ultimate safari experience. This is a small group safari with a maximum of 6 travelers per vehicle, all with window seats. The safari lasts 7 days and includes meals, accommodation, park fees, and visits to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. This is our best-selling trip, but be sure to check out the amazing wildebeest migration between January to March, or why not our Cheetah Adventure Safari. If you would like the Big Five Luxury travel plan upgraded, we recommend you look at the Leopard Luxury Safari travel plan.

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Day 1


Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport. 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.

Overnight Springlands Hotel (with breakfast) or Similar

Day 2


Drive to Lake Manyara National Park in the morning. Set against the steep escarpment of the Rift Valley, you’ll find Lake Manyara National Park with its evergreen groundwater forest and various ecosystems, including acacia woodland, grassy plains, a swampy fan delta, and – of course – the expansive lake. This diversity attracts a wide variety of mammal, bird, and wildlife species. Manyara is also home to rare tree-climbing lions. The park offers excellent game viewing with buffalo, impala, giraffe, bushbuck, waterbuck, hippos, and many elephants roaming near the lake. Also, look out for blue monkeys, velvet monkeys, and very active olive baboons.

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar

Day 3


Head out after breakfast for the drive to Serengeti National Park. “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language, meaning “endless plain.” En route to the Serengeti, you can visit a Masaai Village, a perfect place to explore the Maasai culture and even participate in some tribal activities.
Or visit Olduvai Gorge, known as the Cradle of Humanity; the Museum is a testament to the long journey that humanity has made from its humble roots in East Africa to its current state as the dominant species on earth. Enjoy a game drive en route to your camp.

Overnight at Serengeti Safari Lodge (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar

Day 4


Relax for a full day in the Serengeti – unequaled for its beauty and home to the Great Wildebeest Migration. The huge herds of plains game, such as wildebeest, zebra, and antelope, dominate the park, while the attendant predators, such as lion and cheetah, are to be found amongst the many kopjes scattered across the plain. Its landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west.

Overnight at Serengeti Safari Lodge (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar

Day 5


Enjoy a morning game drive en route to Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for game driving and exploration. The crater is 600m deep, 16km across, and 265 sq km in area. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and game viewing in what has been described as the world’s eighth wonder.
Many of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhinos can be seen grazing on the open grassland of the crater floor, surrounded by some of the 20,000 large animals that occupy the crater, including lion, cheetah, eland, zebra, and gazelle. Flamingos, among other bird species, can often be seen feeding at Makat Soda Lake. Afternoon drive to your lodge for your overnight stay.

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar

Day 6


Drive to Tarangire National Park in the morning. Tarangire is traversed by the Tarangire River, which never dries up completely. Being the only water source during the dry season, it draws hundreds of animals to the park, making wildlife and bird viewing spectacular. The landscape is varied, with grassy savanna plains, swamps, hills, and spectacular baobabs. Enjoy a full day in the park with game viewing.

Overnight Springlands Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar

Day 7


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

Moshi, TZ
7:08 pm, March 27, 2023
light rain
Wind: 5 mph
Pressure: 1011 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:33 am
Sunset: 6:38 pm
Kiratu, TZ
7:08 pm, March 27, 2023
light rain
Wind: 2 mph
Pressure: 1011 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:40 am
Sunset: 6:45 pm
Ngorongoro, TZ
7:08 pm, March 27, 2023
light rain
Wind: 3 mph
Pressure: 1012 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:40 am
Sunset: 6:46 pm

Included in the price:

  • Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation while on safari
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation in Moshit
  • Bush lunch in the Serengeti
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • All game drives viewing in a custom built 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser
  • All park and entrance fees
  • Transportation with 4×4 vehicleswith viewing roofs
  • A professional English speaking driver/guide during the safari
  • 24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Moshi
  • Bottled water in safari vehicles
  • Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee
  • Current Government taxes and levies

Excluded from the price:

  • Domestic or International flights
  • Balloon excursion in Tanzania
  • Entry visa to Tanzania
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff, and porters
  • Meals, drinks, and excursions not described in the itinerary
  • Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone, and postage
  • Masaai village tour & Olduvai Gorge Tour

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