Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a Tales of Tanzania Safaris representative and transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure – rest in your room, enjoy a swim in the pool or explore Arusha and the surrounding areas on one of our day tours, the choice is yours.

Accommodation: Gran Melia Arusha

Meals & Drinks:

  • Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)                                                                                              

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

Today after breakfast you will drive to Tarangire National Park with lunch boxes. The drive to Tarangire National Park is about 110 Km and takes about 2 hours from Arusha
Tarangire National Park is a huge park best known for its large herds of elephants, but it’s also great for lion and leopard — wonderful for bird life — great variety of landscape and wildlife. The gorgeous Silale Swamp, towards the south of the park, is magnificent — and almost always rich in wildlife taking advantage of this reliable water source. The park provides water not only from the swamp, but also from the Tarangire River — and during the dry season it’s the primary source of water for animals from the entire area, making for fantastic viewing.
You will have your lunch in the park (your driver guide will pick a picnic site in the park where you can your lunch and thereafter continue with the game drive. Parks normally the parks open at 6:00 am to 6:00 pm – you will be at your next lodge in time for dinner.

Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Lodge

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

Today after breakfast you will drive to the famous Serengeti. The drive takes about 3 to 4 hours, (game on route) driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
You will visit a Maasai Village in the Ngorongoro Highlands (optional) where you will meet the Elders, Warriors, women and children and learn about the culture, beliefs and traditions of Tanzania’s last nomadic tribe
The Serengeti is actually enormous approximately the size of Switzerland, so most people on safari, depending on the month, they will visit the central (Seronera) area plus one other area either the north in the dry season for the Mara crossings or the west during the green season for the migration herds spread out from the central area to around the Grumeti River, or Ndutu in the “bridge” season between the “short rains” of November/December, The central Serengeti boast those spectacular “endless plains,” dotted with acacia trees and the occasional rocky kopjes.

Accommodation: Serengeti Melia Safari Lodge

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Before sunrise around 6 am we leave the lodge for early morning game drive. This is generally the best time to spot the wildlife, as the temperature is cool and the animals are still very active, including the big cats, which will be returning from a night of hunting.
You will then drive back to the lodge for a leisure breakfast followed by a pure relaxation break. You will then go for another game drive and sunset viewing over the Serengeti and then drive back to your lodge.

Accommodation: Melia Serengeti Safari Lodge

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Today you will drive to the stunning Ngorongoro Crater. It’s a 2 hour drive from Serengeti. This Crater is the world’s largest intact collapsed caldera (volcano) which is a self-contained ecosystem with its own unique population of wildlife in a confined area of amazing variety.
The crater boasts lots of lions, hyena, fantastic bird-life, serval, Cape buffalo, zebra and gorgeous landscapes – Also there is an added advantage of seeing Rhino’s, if you are lucky. The view from the veranda of the lodges are breath taking especially in the morning with the early morning mist, because of the high altitude (It can be visited at any time of the year)

You will have your lunch in the Crater and then continue with the game drive.

Accommodation: Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 6: Lake Manyara National Park

This is another lovely park, lying roughly between Tarangire and the Ngorongoro Crater. It boasts a beautiful little groundwater forest where you can spot Blue Monkeys lots of giraffe, elephants, lion, leopard and a very pretty lake dusted pink in the distance with flamingos.
Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy.
Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favoured haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants.

Accommodation:Escarpment Luxury Lodge

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 7: Tour End

Today is your final safari day. You will enjoy breakfast at the lodge and then drive to Arusha/Kilimanjaro airport for your onward flight.
After breakfast join your guide for a village tour – you will Cycle through MtowaMbu Village where you will experience local life and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant town before riding to a Mama’s house where you will feast on a traditional Tanzanian meal (Optional at the extra cost of $60 USD per person and not included in the package.

No accommodation (End of tour)


2 people     3 people      4 people     5 people    6 people

$5,127        $4,613         $4,165        $4,165         $3,956


The 7 – Day’s big five luxury tour takes you to the great Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara in Tanzania for an amazing wildlife experience. The government of Tanzania has gone to great length to make the country a leading tourist destination in Africa.


  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)
  • Binoculars
  • Flying Doctors Medical Insurance
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)


  • Drinks at hotels, lodges and tented camps unless otherwise stated
  • Visa
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Tips (tipping is an expected, though not compulsory, component of any African safari. We are often asked for tipping guidelines and we recommend $10-15 USD for your Guide per person per day. It is one of the most direct ways that you can have a positive economic impact within the East African community. Although it may not be customary for you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, as an important source of income for those in the tourism industry).

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