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Big 5 Explorer Safari

This safari was designed as a quest to see the legendary Big Five! Our seven day Big Five safari is by far our most unique safari - giving you the best chance of spotting Africa's most iconic animals. In your pursuit of lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and cape buffalo you'll travel through Ngorongoro crater – known as the eighth wonder of the world and the world-famous Serengeti National Park . Along the way, you'll also see enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra, the majestic giraffe, wallowing hippopotamus, lean cheetahs, opportunistic hyenas, playful monkeys, and so much more. 

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DAY 1: Arrival

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) you will be met and transferred to Moshi / Arusha to recover from your journey and, if you’re lucky, to catch a glimpse of the spectacular Kilimanjaro which rises from the clouds above town.

Overnight in Moshi / Arusha

   

DAY 2,3 & 4: Serengeti National Park

This morning you will commence your drive from Arusha to one of the most famous game parks in Africa, the Serengeti taking approx. 4 hours.  Here is home to millions of wildebeest during the migration and over the huge flat plains you are likely to find lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena and many other small predators. Enjoy an on-route game drive to your camp and the experience of sleeping in the middle of the Serengeti. You will spend the next few days exploring the endless plains of Serengeti, the great wildebeest migration and looking for the BIG 5.

Overnight in Serengeti

   

DAY 5: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro

An early morning start in the Serengeti to try and find cats before they retreat from the blazing sun during the day. After a few hours game drive travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you will overnight.  The Ngorongoro caldera is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world.  At approximately 20 kilometres across and 600 metres deep, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breath-taking natural wonder.

Overnight in Ngorongoro

   

DAY 6: Ngorongoro Crater

This morning you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a wonderful haven for wildlife.  Ngorongoro is unique in that almost all the wildlife lives within the crater walls, hence you have the opportunity to find game easily.  Rhino in particular can be seen regularly, as well as prides of lion and other predators like cheetah. Enjoy lunch by the hippo pond. After Lunch you will drive back to Arusha which takes approx. 2 hours

Overnight in Moshi / Arusha

   

DAY 7: Departure

Today you will be transferred back to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in time for your flight.

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What’s Included:

All game drives, vehicle, park entry fees, accommodation at the lodges or tented camps, English speaking driver/guide, all food, drinking water, 18% VAT tax, at least 1 pair of binoculars, accommodation in Moshi / Arusha & airport transfers.

Additional Costs:

  • Tipping for your driver/guide. The recommended is approximately USD$30-$40 per day. This is divided between everyone in the vehicle.
  • Tipping for your cook (Camping safaris). The recommended is approximately USD$15-$20 per day. This is divided between everyone in the vehicle.
  • Drinks unless specified
  • Visas, vaccinations, spending money