Big Five Safaris

4 Days Big Five Safari

Trip Highlights

  • When your time is limited and you are keen on seeing the Big 5, this is the program to go for. It gives you the opportunity of exploring 3 major highlights of the northern circuit. Tarangire national park the home of huge baobab trees, elephants, lions, leopards, wild dogs, giraffes, a variety of birds just to name but a few
  • Manyara national park is the smallest but very beautiful park predominated by both migratory and resident birds, big and small animals are having been spotted in this park.
  • Ngorongoro crater is the area with highest chances of spotting a black rhino. The only animal that is certainly not found here is a giraffe.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to your accommodation in Arusha town, the Venus hotel. Settle into your accommodation, ready to start your safari proper in the morning.

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Today starts your safari. After an early breakfast, you drive to Tarangire National Park with packed lunch for a game drive. This lovely park has the largest concentrations of elephants in the world and the highest number of breeding bird species. Especially during the dry season, Tarangire National park is packed with wildlife. Big cats like lions, cheetahs and leopards, but also the seldom seen Kudu, Oryx and Gerenuk. The Tarangire River draws huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, as well as predators who prey upon them. Read more about Tarangire National Park.

Overnight stay migombani cottage
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro:60kms/1hrs drive

After breakfast depart with picnic boxes to Lake Manyara National park. The park has an area of 648.7 km2 (402 sq. miles) of which 262.7 km2 (163 sq. miles) is covered by lake and 386 km2 (240 sq. miles) is dry land. Lake Manyara is known for its huge soda lake filled with pink-hued flamingos, large population of baboons, incredible birdlife and breathtaking views. You can see giraffes, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, flamingos and if you are lucky you spot a tree-climbing lion.
Overnight stay rhino lodge

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater (Caldera)

Today you set off towards the Ngorongoro Crater for your last game drive. It shelters close to 30.000 animals including the Big Five. The crater teems with zebras, buffaloes, lions, wildebeest, baboons, elephants, flamingos, ostriches, hippos, cheetahs and also the rare black rhino. The beautiful colors and dancing clouds make the crater almost surreal. Because of its natural beauty the Ngorongoro Crater is chosen as one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders. In the late afternoon you drive to Eileen’s Trees Inn for dinner and overnight. Read more about the Ngorongoro Crater.
Today you will be transferred to the airport on time to connect your flight as per your details