Director's Choice Big 5 Tanzania Safari

We at Karibu Africa Safaris would like our clients to have an EXTRAORDINARY experience for a safari. It is for this reason we have selected national parks, and lodges that focus on exceptional service, extreme comfort and beauty, and out of the ordinary activities that can be offered to our clients. This allows our clients not only to save time but to fully experience a dynamic, interactive and unquestionably unique and unforgettable East African safari.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2200 - $2800
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
7 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Day 1 - When you arrive in Tanzania, you will be met by a representative from Kia Lodge who will pick you up and transfer you to Kia Lodge. Here you can relax and have a cool drink at the bar on your own cost and recover from your journey. For the meals (lunch and dinner), these are not included. You can also order and pay direct at the Lodge. Overnight at Kia Lodge based on bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2 -After an early breakfast you will depart at 0730. You head through the bustling city of Arusha and out towards Karatu. You travel through the beautiful Masai open grassland and rolling hills. While driving you will see Masai herding their cattle and goats. You will arrive at the Ngorongoro gate where your driver guide will pay for the park fees and then you you descend into the Ngorongoro crater with packed lunches. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife experience. Lunch is served near a small lake filled with hippos. You then continue game viewing. After late lunch, you ascend and drive to Ndutu plains game driving. Dinner and overnight at Ndutu Safari Lodge.

Day 3- Waking up early, you head back to Ndutu area for an early morning game drive before breakfast. After a couple of hours you head back to the lodge for a delicious breakfast before starting your journey to the Serengeti. Once you arrive at the Serengeti gate there will be a short stop, your driver guide will then pay the park entrance fees and you will then enter the land of the endless plains and start your first game drive in the Serengeti on the way to your camp. You arrive at your accommodation in time for sunset and dinner.

Day 4 - After breakfast at the camp, you will begin a full day game drive in the Serengeti. This park covers an area of 14,763 square kilometers and has a range of different habitats including open grasslands, marshes, forests and kopjes. You will spend the day moving around the different habitats looking for animals. There is a wide variety of bird life. The sheer size of this park and its amazing changing scenery makes this a day to remember. After a picnic lunch, you then depart to Ndutu area game driving. Later in the evening, you will be driven to Ndutu Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 - Today you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the camp before starting your journey back to Arusha.  You will then be taken to Arusha Airport for a flight to Ruaha. Ruaha NP is the second biggest national park (in 2008 Usangu game reserve was added to Ruaha NP which covers now 20226 km2) in Africa, The game drive car from the lodge will collect you at the airstrip in Ruaha and take you to the camp where you will enjoy a late lunch. After late lunch the game drive starts. This is on a shared basis (with different clients). The time for game drives depend on the Lodge's schedule. Overnight at Mdonya Old River lodge on game package basis.

Day 6 - Today you will either spend the whole day game driving or have an early morning game drives in Ruaha National Park, then later drive to the lodge for hot lunch before enjoying and evening game drive. All activities at Mdonya Old River Lodge are organized by the Lodge.  You will share the vehicle for game drives with other clients. Dinner and overnight at Mdonya Old River Lodge.

Day 7 - Today you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the Lodge. If time allows, the lodge can organize an early morning game drive then you return the lodge for breakfast. You will be transferred to the airstrip for a flight to Dar es Salaam International Airport with packed lunches.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Kia Lodge
  • Ndutu Safari Lodge
  • Ikoma Tented Camp
  • Mdonya Old River Lodge

Karibu Africa Safaris

- We offer private/custom safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
T: 255 754 572279
Since: Jan 1979

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
Game drives
Game drives
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