The Big Five Quest

INTRODUCING Tarangire National Park & Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara National Park


The Big Five Quest Luxury – Six-day Safari
The Big Five Quest Lodge/Tented Camp – Six-day Safari
The Big Five Quest Camping – Six-day Safari

A dream of every safari visitor is to spot the ‘the Big Five’, which includes the African Buffalo, African Elephant, Black Rhinoceros, Leopard and Lion! On this tour you will be taken to places, where chances to spot all five of them are very high!

Each option includes the same itinerary; the only difference being the type of accommodation chosen.

For more information about what to bring on safari and other details, have a look at our Safari Tips and Safari FAQ. Information about animals you may encounter on your tour is given in our Wildlife section. And for more safari images please look at our Photo Gallery.

On DAYS 3-4 of your Big Five Quest tour you can participate in a ‘once in a lifetime experience’ – with a BALLOON FLIGHT over the incredible Serengeti National Park, with a traditional Champagne toast after landing, an ‘Out of Africa’ style breakfast, prepared and served in the bush. Contact us for more details.

For queries and quick price quotations about any Safari Tour, as well as Tailor-Made Programs to suit all your wishes, please do not hesitate to contact us.


DAY 1: Arusha – Tarangire
Depart Arusha for a game drive in Tarangire National Park, where a large concentration of Elephants can be seen all year round. Tarangire National Park is second only to the Serengeti ecosystem for its density of wildlife. During the dry seasons; thousands of animals migrate from the ‘Maasai steppe’ to Tarangire River looking for water. After lunch drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for dinner and overnight. Overnight: Lodge/Hotel/Luxury Tented Camp/or Basic Camping.

DAY 2: Tarangire – Olduvai Gorge – Serengeti
After breakfast head off to the world’s most famous national park, Serengeti National Park, with an optional stop at ‘the cradle of mankind’, as Olduvai Gorge and its archaeological finds are commonly called. After lunch, your search for ‘the Big Five’ continues. Chances to see Elephants, Buffalos and Lions are very high, however Leopards are nocturnal cats.You may sight Black Rhino, whose numbers have been extremely reduced due to heavy poaching, however they are not impossible to find. Overnight: Lodge/Hotel/Luxury Tented Camp/or Basic Camping.

DAY 3: Serengeti
The whole day is dedicated to seeking out ‘the Big Five’. The Serengeti means ‘Endless Plains’ in Maa, the local Maasai language and the Serengeti is home to more than four million different animals, including thousands of Elephants, Buffalos and Lions, several hundred Leopards and dozens Black Rhinoceros. Overnight: Lodge/Hotel/Luxury Tented Camp/or Basic Camping.

DAY 4: Serengeti – Maasai Boma – Ngorongoro
This is your last opportunity to enjoy searching and observing ‘the Big Five’ in Serengeti. After lunch there is an optional stop at a colourful Maasai tribal village. The Maasai are famous for defending themselves and their cattle from Lions and other wild animals, using only spears and their bare hands! Overnight: Lodge/Hotel/Luxury Tented Camp/or Basic Camping.

DAY 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara
After breakfast descend into this astonishing ‘Natural Zoo,’ as the the Ngorongoro Crater is commonly referred as. Abundant with wildlife, you have a high chance of spotting ‘the Big Five,’ which includes lion. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight: Lodge/Hotel/Luxury Tented Camp/or Basic Camping.

DAY 6: Lake Manyara – Arusha
Enjoy a whole day game drive in this lush ‘little park’ situated on the footsteps of the Great Rift Valley and provides a home to a wide range of different animals including Elephants, Buffalos, Giraffes, Hippos as well as more than 400 species of birds. It is most famous for its tree-climbing Lions, resting on Acacia branches six to seven meters above the ground. Overnight: Lodge/Hotel/Luxury Tented Camp/or Basic Camping.

End of tour

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