5 Day ‘Big 5’ Safari!

This 5 day Tanzanian safari will take you to visit and explore 3 of the very best Northern game parks spending 2 nights in the Serengeti, 1 night on the Ngorongoro crater and 1 night on Lake Manyara.

The parks combined are home to the most spectacular birds and reptiles Africa has to offer plus ‘the big 5’ (lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard and elephant) which is every African adventurers desire to witness.

Let us introduce you to the wonders of our wildlife, tribal cultures and natural landscape and leave you with memories that you will cherish forever.

Day 1
Mwanza – Serengeti

Your big Five Safari starts in Mwanza – if required, we can arrange your journey by plane, boat or coach to Mwanza and overnight accommodation. You will be picked up by our driver guide in the morning and driven into the Serengeti National Park (the name Serengeti comes from the Masai word “Siringet” referring to an endless plain). It is the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world and boasts many species of plain animals from hare to elephant! Viewing game on route, you will drive via Grumet River to your overnight camp site in the heart of the park.

Day 2
Game drive in Serengeti

After breakfast you will begin another full day game drive. If it is the right time of year you may witness the great wildebeest migration, one of natures greatest spectacles.

Day 3
Serengeti – Ngorongoro

After breakfast you will your final game drive in the Serengeti. After lunch we drive to Ngorongoro, stopping on the way at a Masai village and school before visiting Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made a discovery contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. Overnight at Simba camping site with panoramic views.

Day 4
Ngorongoro crator – Lake Manyara

Ngorongoro, often described as one of the wonders of the world and the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, is a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is also one of the few places you see the rare black rhino in their natural setting. You will descend into the crater floor for an early afternoon tour before driving to Lake Manyara to overnight.

Day 5
Lake Manyara – Arusha

After breakfast you will drive into this superb scenic park set around Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara is a birdwatcher’s paradise with a variety of species including spoonbill, teal, pelican, kingfisher, hornbill and cormorant. In the tall trees you will see forest monkeys leap from branch to branch and elephants stand in the shade of the baobab – Memories to saviour forever. At the end of the day you will be driven to Arusha to end the tour.


The tour price listed above is per person (USD) and includes stays in mid range accommodation, however we can arrange budget and luxury stays pending your budget.

This 5 day tour can also be extended to meet any number of days you require and tailored to meet any special needs.

Special group rates are available on request.

Please see out standard Booking Conditions