6 Days Luxury Lodge Big Five Safari to Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro

Day 0: Arrival-Arusha

Upon arrival Kilimanjaro international airport you will be met and transferred to Grand Melia Hotel Arusha for overnight

You will be booked into this hotel into a B&B basis as there are a few different restaurants at the hotel for you to choose from for dinner

Day 1: Arusha-Tarangire

  • At 8am after breakfast, you will be picked up from hotel by your safari guide and driven to Tarangire National Park
  • Enjoy the wildlife!
  • Overnight at Lake Serena Lodge
  • Breakfast Lunch and dinner provided Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

Tarangire National Park is almost 3000 sq km in size and is probably best known for its huge numbers of elephants and baobab trees. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River which crosses through the park. Tarangire is especially spectacular during the dry season (June – November) as wildlife concentrations rival that of the Serengeti (since enormous populations of elephants and other animals are drawn to the Tarangire River as their only source of water). With its varied habitats and permanent water in the Tarangire River the park is home to over 2000 elephants and 500 bird species.

Day 2: Tarangire-Serengeti

  • Today after breakfast you will depart for Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch box
  • Enjoy and afternoon game drive before moving onto Serengeti Serena Lodge 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

The Serengeti National Park is the world’s last great wildlife refuge as it contains an estimated three million large animals, most of which take part in a seasonal migration that is one of nature’s wonders. The area covers 14,763 sq kms and the name Serengeti comes from the Maasai ‘Siringet’, meaning endless plains.

Day 3: Serengeti Full day

  • After breakfast, enjoy a full day in different parts of Serengeti!
  • Overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
  • Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

The Central Serengeti offers superb game viewing all year round due to its abundance of resident animals. Specifically, the Seronera River Valley in the Central Serengeti is a ‘must see’ on every safari regardless of the specific month of travel. Game viewing in Central Serengeti is at its best during the dry season (June – November) as resident animals are more concentrated in the immediate area due to the lack of water in the plains. Resident herbivores include impala, buffalo, hippo, warthog, topi, hartebeest and giraffe. Resident carnivores include lion and leopard.

Day 4: Serengeti-Ngorongoro Crater

  • Have the morning Serengeti and then after lunch drive to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater to overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

There are several documented resident lion prides just within a one-hour game drive radius from Seronera. During the dry season, the resident prides begin to shift west and north in their territories and concentrate in the central region of the park. The dry season is a particularly good time for lion viewing in the Central Serengeti. The Central Serengeti is also one of the best areas in Africa to spot the elusive leopard. You may be lucky enough to encounter this majestic cat in the branches of the sausage trees that dot the banks of the Seronera River.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater-Arusha

  • At 6:30 am breakfast, descend into the crater for a crater game tour.
  • Later on the day you will drive back to Arusha for overnight at Grand Melia Hotel Arusha
  • Breakfast and lunch provided.
  • Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

Often called the eighth natural wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact crater in the world. About 2 million years ago the Ngorongoro volcano erupted, and its walls collapsed. The volcano floor sank to create a natural enclosure with its 600m tall walls. Now, at over 19 kilometres wide, Ngorongoro Crater is filled with great areas of acacia forest, hippo filled swamps and open grasslands. These different habitats contain over 30,000 animals – including elephants, warthogs, flamingoes, magnificent birdlife, the rare black rhinoceros and all the predatory cats. The Maasai can also be seen grazing their cattle alongside the buffalo and wildebeest.

Day 6: Arusha –Departure

Today you will get transfer to airport for your flight back home.

Breakfast provided.

Price valid from August 2019 to 31 December 2021

1 pax

US$ 3,663 Per person

2 pax

US$ 2,960 Per person
3 pax

US$ 2,725 Per person

4 pax

US$ 2,615 Per person
5 pax

US$ 2,550 Per person

6 pax

US$ 2,855 Per person

7 pax

US$ 2,485 Per person

Single room supplement US$455