7 Day Big five Safari

7 Day Big five Safari

per person
 

7 Day Big five Safari

Rates

USD 4995 per single traveler

USD 3581 Per Person sharing.

 

Children between 3 and 11 years are 50% of Adult rates

Children under 2 years are Free of charge

 

About the Tour

 

Best time: February to August

 

This tour focuses on immersing you in wildlife. From Arusha to Lake Manyara National park you can expect up close and personal encounters with nature. Offering the best viewing experiences and bringing you closer to life on the wild side.

 

Day 1: Arrival to Arusha

Once you arrive at Kilimanjaro airport you will be greeted and transported to Arusha where you will spend the night in a hotel.

Meals: Lunch and dinner

 

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

In the morning, at 08:30, You will be pick up from your hotel in Arusha and driven to Tarangire National Park. You will enjoy a picnic lunch and thereafter continue with afternoon game viewing in the park, you will have the opportunity to see some of the many animals the park has to offer.
Late in the afternoon, the driver will take to your lodge, where you will enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 3: Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast leave, with your packed lunch, for a full day game drive on the Serengeti. You will break for a picnic lunch around 12:30 and then continue to explore the vast plains of the Serengeti.
The Serengeti National park is one of the biggest migratory areas in Africa, and as a result hosts many of the big predators such as Lions, Cheetahs, and Leopards.  In the early evening, you will return to your campsite and enjoy dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 4 and 5: Serengeti National Park.

You will spend days four and five exploring the endless plains of the Serengeti.

The Serengeti is Tanzania’s Largest National park and covers nearly 6,000 square miles, which consists of grassland plains, Savannah, kopjes, hills, woodlands, and river lined forests.
The Grumeti, Mbalageti, and Mara river systems serve as a critical source of water, attracting all the wildlife in the area.
The plains are also home to the Gol Kopjes situated in the Eastern Serengeti.
The Gol Kopjes play host to Africa’s largest Cheetah population, as well as, being the world’s largest Japanese rock garden, its seclusion and the rich undeveloped landscape is the best place to view the wide variety of animals that call the area home.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater to Karatu Village

After a delicious breakfast, the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater awaits. You will be treated to one of the most glorious game viewing experiences in Africa. With a diverse range of animals calling the Crater home, you will be immersed in the wonders of Africa.
A picnic lunch will be enjoyed on the crater floor, after which you will travel to Karatu Town for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 7: Lake Manyara National Park- Depart

After your breakfast, at 08:30, drive with your packed lunch to Lake Manyara National Park for a last chance game viewing opportunity.  You will have a picnic lunch at 13:00, and then in the late afternoon, you will drive back to Arusha or transfer to the Airport for your flights back home.

Meals: Breakfast, and lunch

 

Price Includes:
– Accommodation as stipulated in the Itinerary
– Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
– Transport on safari in a 4WD vehicle with an open roof
– All parks entrance fees
– Service of English speaking driver-guide

– Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day.

– Flight from Serengeti to Kilimanjaro Airport

– Salary for the Professional English Drive Guide.

– Government taxes and levies

 

Price Above Excludes:

– Airport transfers (can be arranged upon request)

– International and domestic flights and departure taxes

– Accommodation in Arusha before/after safari (can be arranged upon request)

– Easter and Christmas Holidays Surcharge
– Hot and cold drinks.

– Optional Hot Air Balloon ride over Serengeti

– Olduvai/Visit of Maasai Boma

– Optional flying doctors insurance (we can arrange upon request)

– Tips to the driver/guide and Cook.

– And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.

– Tourist visas

– Personal travel/medical insurance

– Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages

– Any items of personal nature (laundry service, telephone/internet bills, souvenirs)

 

Dining

a Warm wake-up call consists of a fresh cup of coffee, tea or even hot chocolate followed by a full English or continental breakfast served in the main dining area. a Three course lunch will be served on your return to the camp and three course dinners are served each evening.

  • Bush Picnic baskets – Can be arranged for longer game drives.
  • Private Picnics
  • Sundowners
  • Three Course Dinners

Activities and Wildlife

Game drives are the main attraction and they are perfect for finding large predators, such as lions and cheetah in safety.

The Mara Migration:

Approximately 260,000 zebra, 1.7 million wildebeest and roughly 470, 000 gazelle cross the majestic river giving birth to over 500,000 calves within a 2 to 3 week period.

Fascinating facts about the migration:

  • The migration may seem like a frenzy but research has shown, the wildebeest possess what is known as “swarm intelligence”. The Wildebeest systematically explore and overcome as one.
  • Zebra and Wildebeest graze in harmony as they eat different parts of the same grass.
  • Wildebeest have no natural leader resulting in the herd splitting up into smaller circles.
  • There are more than 3,000 lions that follow the migration across the reserve.

The camp has an amazing variety of wildlife present in its surrounding area. Recently seen wildlife includes Buffalo, Hyena, giraffe, cheetah, wild dog and elephant.  An interesting fact about the African Elephant is that it is the world’s largest land animal.  The biggest can be up to 7.5 meters long and 3.3m high at the shoulder, weighing 6 Tonne.  That is a jaw dropping 6000 kilograms.  The Mara River is also home of the The Mara River crocodiles, the biggest crocodiles in Africa.

The bird life in the area is another beautiful sight to be seen, especially on the forest edge. Notable bird species (of the total 500) include Woodpeckers, the African Kingfisher, Grey breasted spurfowl, Kori bustard, Rufous-tailed weaver, Secretary bird and Fischer’s lovebird. Kingfishers are one of the most brilliantly coloured birds, and may have loud voices and a dramatic wooing display whilst the Fischer’s lovebird best known for their beautiful colouring and energetic nature.

  • Viewing historical Maasai Paintings (rock paintings)

Maasai rock paintings are seen as ancient and were made using natural materials such as clay and ash.  Some of the rock painting may be between 1500 and 7000 years old.

Interesting facts about the Maasai:

Maasai are best known for their beautiful beadwork.  Young men spend hours and days working on elaborate hairstyles, which are ritually shaved as they pass into the next age group.  Cattle are central to Maasai economy and are rarely killed as they are a sign of wealth.  Traditional grazing lands span from central Kenya into central Tanzania.

  • Hot air balloon trips

Organised upon request and can accommodate 16 people at a time.  The additional charge includes champagne and a unique bush breakfast.

  • The Serengeti Cheetah Project

Guests can contribute to the Serengeti Cheetah Project by monitoring the cheetah of this vast national park.  Your guide will introduce you to the cheetah’s habitat and teach you how to identify and photograph the cheetah.  Your contribution to the project could uncover new movement patterns and aid the conservation project.

What to pack

Items that you must bring:

  • Valid Passport / Valid Visa & another picture ID.
  • a Photocopy of your passport page to be carried in your wallet.
  • Airline Tickets
  • Recommended inoculations (vaccinations)
  • Correct Currency
  • Travel Insurance

Most African adventures include some time in the outdoors, and a basic personal medical aid kit is recommended.  The following items should be included:

  • Prescription Medications
  • Malaria Medication
  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Allergy treatments
  • Insect repellents
  • Band aids

Casual and comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year, but please note that the weather is unpredictable and the nights may become cold even in the hottest summer months. It is very important to pack warm clothing for chilly nights and sudden changes in climate.

The most practical items to pack:

  • Colours: khaki, brown, white and beige.  Avoid bright colours as you would like to blend in as much as possible.
  • Light cotton tops, trouser and shorts.
  • Long sleeved blouses/shirts for game drives, evenings and cooler days.
  • Fleece sweater or a warm jacket.
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Good socks and comfortable walking boots.
  • a Versatile scarf can be used as a shoulder wrap, shawl or head wrap and takes very little place in your baggage.
  • Remember to pack all prescription medications.

Comfort is key when going on a safari.  Remember that game drives or walks can be up to 3 hours or longer so make sure you are comfortably dressed. Tip:  Wear layers of clothes as the day can start chilly but warm up rather quickly.

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