Big 5 & Big Skies : Safari Only

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A comprehensive private safari itinerary that explores northern Tanzania’s best wildlife locations, most scenic panoramas and also allows for cultural activities.  Your private guide will make sure every day is planned around you, and that you see and do as much (or as little) as you want to.  If you are looking to tick off big name parks, see a huge variety of wildlife, and also include a community aspect in your experience, this is a great safari for couples or private groups up to 6 persons.


Suitable for:


8 nights from $3940
(per person, excluding international flights)

Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha

Day 1
  • Your safari guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your lodge in Arusha where you can relax after your flight, swim, sleep and acclimatise.
  • Enjoy a lazy afternoon to yourself.

Ndovu Tented Lodge, Tarangire

Days 2-4
  • Your safari guide will pick you up at your lodge after breakfast and brief you on your safari en route to Tarangire.
  • Spend 2 days exploring Tarangire.
  • June to October are wonderful months to visit Tarangire when hundreds of elephant migrate to the park. Also spot lion, leopard, giraffe, hippo, plus all kinds of grazing game and varied birdlife.
  • Retire to your lodge whenever you want to. Relax by the pool with an icy drink enjoying the view.

Rhotia Valley, Ngorongoro

Days 4-6
  • Travel to Lake Manyara National Park for game drive and picnic lunch. Option of trying Manyara’s  Treetop Walkway if you wish (not included).
  • Continue to Rhotia Valley where you will be based for the next 2 nights. While staying in the Ngorongoro Highlands, you have the opportunity to visit the local Iraqw tribe and explore with your guide.
  • Rhotia Valley supports the Rhotia Valley Children’s Home across the valley.  It is possible to visit the home to learn about some positive impacts of tourism and how the lodge gives back to the community.

Naona Moru Camp, Serengeti

Days 6-8
  • Travel to the Serengeti, through the lush highlands to the vast expanse of the Serengeti passing by Oldhuvai and Masai villages.
  • Spend 2 full days on safari in the Serengeti National Park where you go search of lion, cheetah, leopard, wildebeest, zebra and all other creatures. Enjoy sundowners in the Serengeti before retiring to camp.
  • Share your day’s events around the campfire before dinner and overnight in camp.

Rhino Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Rim

Days 8-9
  • Travel to the Ngorongoro highlands and climb to the rim for breathtaking views of the crater.
  • Descend to the crater floor for game drive with picnic lunch. You will be surrounded by prolific wildlife and this is a sensational opportunity for close up photography. Spot the ‘Big Five’ and more.
  • Return to the crater rim for your last night on safari.
  • The next day you can enjoy a lazy breakfast before travelling back to Kilimanjaro for your onward flight.

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A week of safari where you will immerse the senses and properly explore this unique region.  Our wonderful Tanzanian safari guides are brilliant hosts and will give you the insider’s guide, taking you to less travelled parts of the reserves and genuine cultural experiences.

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Safari and Beach organised every aspect of our holiday very well and it went without a hitch. After our safari in Selous we then spent a week at Gold Beach in Zanzibar. We wanted a relaxing break i


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We had Ally Mnelle as a guide. He was very good and knowledgeable, we have enjoyed our time with him. Also, thanks to his experience, we have seen all the animals we were hopin

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