• 6 Days from
    $2200 p/p in USD
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Great Lake Expedition

  • Tanzania



Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Camping

Tour Overview

Explore four of Tanzania’s premier wildlife reserves on this 6-day African safari that offers the opportunity to witness the world’s largest animal migration. Discover the vast Serengeti National Park with its endless plains and visit the incredibly diverse Ngorongoro Crater in the hopes of seeing Africa’s big five. Make your way to Lake Manyara to capture the thousands of flamingos that inhabit the area and traverse Tarangire National Park in search of its large elephant herds. Stay in luxury lodges providing comfortable retreats between exciting days of game viewing and enjoy spectacular sunsets accompanied by delicious cocktails. An amazing safari that allows guests to experience the best of Tanzania with its spectacular game viewing, magnificent landscapes and excellent service.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Family Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Thomson's Gazelle, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Hyena, Wildebeest, Colobus Monkey, Baboon, Dik Dik
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Optional Activities, Birding
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Arusha, end in Arusha
  • Minimum age:

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 2,200 per person

What's Included

  • All accommodation while on safari
  • All meals while on safari & mineral water in vehicle
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari Land Cruiser
  • All game drives with unlimited mileage
  • Professional English speaking guide/driver
  • Government taxes & park fees
  • 24-hour support from our office during safari

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Personal expenses & tips


  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Great Lake Expedition
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Great Lake Expedition‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

In the morning you will begin your safari with a drive to the Tarangire National Park. The park is roughly the size of Luxembourg and covers an area of about 2,600 km². Savannah, seasonal swamps and giant baobab trees make up the landscape of the reserve, known to be one of the best places in East Africa to see elephant. The park is home to numerous other wildlife species including gazelles, Africa’s big cats and over 500 bird species. Explore the park, enjoying amazing sightings from the open roof of your safari vehicle. Later in the afternoon, after an extensive game drive, you will leave the park and make your way to your Campsite for the evening.

Overnight at Campsite | lunch & dinner

Today you will visit the small but beautiful Lake Manyara National Park. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline lake that is home to hundreds of flamingo colonies among those of various other water birds. Enjoy some sightings of giraffe, hippo and various other plains game as you explore the park in hopes of discovering its famous tree-climbing lions. Venture into the forest for a chance to see the noisy troops of blue monkey. In the afternoon you will make your way to your hotel, set on the edge of the Great Rift Valley with some spectacular views.

Overnight at Campsite | breakfast, lunch & dinner

After breakfast you will continue your journey, passing through the lush highlands with their coffee and corn plantations. You will travel through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with an en-route stop for a breathtaking view of the Ngorongoro Crater before continuing to the Serengeti National Park. Discover the amazing park with its bizarre rock formations, scattered across the vast grassy landscape. Make your way through the different habitats and their stunning landscapes as you search for an impressive array of wildlife. Later you will head to the Seronera Valley and make your way to your Campsite for the evening.

Overnight at Campsite | breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today you will enjoy a full day of game viewing in the Serengeti. The areas you will visit depend on where the massive herds of migrating wildebeest and zebra are found. Make your way into the middle of the overwhelming number of animals, keeping your eyes peeled for the numerous predators that could be stalking them. During the short rainy season in November and December, the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south, returning north during the longer rains from April to June. In the evening you will make your way to your next luxury camp for some dinner.

Overnight at  Campsite| breakfast, lunch & dinner

After breakfast you will enjoy your final morning drive in the beautiful Serengeti as you search for whatever animals you have yet to find. The park is home to the big five, all of which you can see. Stop for a picnic lunch before heading out of the park and making your way to the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is the largest unbroken volcanic caldera on earth and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its incredible diversity. The park is home to over 25,000 animals set in a stunning lush landscape surrounded by the towering rim walls. In the late afternoon you will drive to your lodge and witness the sunset as you look over the crater.

Overnight at Campsite | breakfast, lunch & dinner

Rise early and make your way into the crater for the chance to see an impressive world of wildlife including black rhino, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle, lion, leopard and mountain reedbuck. The reserve is also home to more then 500 bird species, offering some amazing bird watching. After an incredible game drive and a picnic lunch, you will leave the crater and drive back to Arusha, arriving in the early evening. Accommodation is at your hotel in Arusha.

Breakfast & lunch

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Perfect outfitter!!!

Written by: Hellen Mayor on 06 May 2021

We had an excellent 6 day safari with Great Lake Expedition Safari in Tanzania. I have been dreaming of going on a safari for years and it exceeded all of my expectations. Raphael was really responsive and helpful on email to get the trip booked and answer all of our questions before the trip. Our guide Nicky had so much knowledge about the animals, nature, culture and history, and he was in good spirits even on the rainy afternoons that made driving difficult. I never dreamed we’d see all the animals that we did, and never got tired of seeing giraffes poke their heads out from the trees, prides of lions in the trees or long grass, elephants that made us feel so small and the migration. Our accommodation was really nice & comfortable, the food was delicious, and the staff were so friendly and helpful everywhere we stayed. The relaxing stay on the beautiful island of Zanzibar at the end of the trip is ideal. I highly recommend going on safari with Great Lake Expedition! It really was a trip of a lifetime!

Thanks Raphael and Nicky!

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