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AFRICA'S BIG FIVE

When planning a Safari you are bound to come across the term Big Five which

When planning a Safari you are bound to come across the term Big Five which refers to the five big game, i.e., African Lion, African Leopard, African Elephant, Rihno and Cape buffalo.

"African Big Five", the expression was initially begat by early game hunters who perceived that these species were the hardest and most risky creatures to chase by walking. This made them the greatest prizes, thus, the Big Five. However, now-a-days the term has come to speak as the most looked after safari sightings.

African Lion

He's frequently alluded to as the ruler of the creatures, and it's not difficult to perceive any reason why. The African lion is the undisputed lord of the sub-Saharan savannah and is the world's second-biggest feline after the tiger. In spite of the fact that lions once in a while chase amid the day, they are regularly increasingly dynamic during the evening which is the reason most daytime safari sightings are of felines dozing in the shade. Lions can rest for up to 20 hours per day.

African Leopard

The African leopard is the most elusive of the Big Five creatures. Normally bashful and solely night time, leopard spend the sunlight hours hidden from sight. They are great climbers, utilizing trees to check for prey and to store new slaughters from scroungers like lions and hyena. Leopards are sublimely disguised with a progression of dark spots, or rosettes.

African Elephant

The African elephant is the world's biggest and heaviest land creature, with the greatest individual on record tipping the scales at more than 10 tons/22,000 pounds. They are found in 37 sub-Saharan nations and are fit for making due in a wide scope of various territories, from lavish wetlands to dry deserts.

Cape Buffalo

Cape buffalo are found in water-rich diversion stores and national stops all through sub-Saharan Africa. There are four sub-types of Cape buffalo, the biggest of which is the one most normally found in East and Southern Africa.

Rhino

There are two types of rhino in Africa: the dark rhino and the white rhino. Both are in danger of elimination because of the poaching plague caused by the interest for rhino horn in Asian societies. It is evaluated that there are around 5,000 dark rhino and 20,000 white rhino left in nature.

PROFESSIONALS SAFARI GUIDES

The success of each safari generally relies upon your guide who performs twofold

The success of each safari generally relies upon your guide who performs two fold responsibility as your driver. We take extraordinary consideration while choosing our guides for guarantee they act in an expert way, demonstrate practical insight and are patient and strong to permit the customer the most ideal safari encounter.

NEW SAFARI FLEET

At Popote Africa, we strongly believe that one of the key factors to a successful safari

At Popote Africa, we strongly believe that one of the key factors to a successful safari is a good vehicle and guide. We have the best customised fleet of 4 x 4 vehicles fully equipped with wifi, GPRS tracking devices and air-conditioning so as to enhance the safari experience for all our customers for having an authentic Safari experience in East Africa.
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Starts
Arusha
3 Destinations
Serengeti (Lobo area)
Ends
Migration Safari

Highlights

  • Ngorongoro
  • Serengeti (Lobo area)
  • Northern Serengeti (Wagakuria area)

Basic Camping Safari Price

Members Price Per Day
Guide $15 – $20
Cook $10 – $15
Porters $8 – $10

Itinerary View All

Day 1: Arrive to Tanzania

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to Arusha town, at your arranged hotel. You will meet your driver guide who will brief you on your upcoming safaris, then rest until the next day morning.

Day 2: Migration Safaris – Ngorongoro
Non game-viewing travel time: 4 Hours
Distance: 190km

Pick up from Migration Safaris and transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for an afternoon safari tour.

Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the south western corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 3: Ngorongoro – Serengeti (Lobo area)
Non game-viewing travel time: 5 Hours
Distance: 250km

After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species.

We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation booked on trip.

Day 4: Serengeti (Lobo area)

After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The area around Lobo and the Grumeti River has good resident game throughout the year. Non-migrating game like elephant, buffalo, gazelle, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah can be seen here all year round. The game viewing is very good and you can follow game for long periods without seeing other vehicles – truly one of the forgotten corners of the Serengeti Plains. Magnificent riverine trees can be found along the river lines and bird life such as kingfishers and fish eagles can be found here.

Dinner and overnight in the Lobo area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 5: Serengeti (Lobo area) – Northern Serengeti (Wagakuria area)
Non game-viewing travel time: 3 Hours
Distance: 150km

Our day starts by descending into the Great Barranco, a huge ravine. We then exit steeply, up the Great Barranco Wall, which divides us from the southeastern slopes of Kibo. It’s a climb over rock, not technical, but long and tiring. Passing underneath the Heim and Kersten glaciers, we head towards the Karanga valley, which is our last stop for fresh water before the summit. Scree now forms the terrain as we walk through arid and desolate land towards Barafu camp.

We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 6: Northern Serengeti (Wagakuria area)

After breakfast enjoy a full day game drive in the Wagakuria area. Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in the Wagakuria area, with prides of lion up to 30 strong, however from August to October the area turns into a wildlife paradise. The key feature is the Mara River and it is not uncommon to see the herds cross the Mara River north on one day and then back south a few days later. Please take note – to actually finding a crossing is very difficult and is sometimes a matter of luck. A herd can be seen next to river and only decide to cross or not cross until a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation and open plains, similar to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Dinner and overnight in the Wagakuria area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 7: Northern Serengeti (Wagakuria area) – Migration Safaris

After breakfast at the lodge, we depart to the Kogatende airstrip and enjoy a game drive en-route to the airstrip.

Around mid-morning, join a scheduled flight from Kogatende airstrip to Migration Safaris airport. Upon arrival to Migration Safaris airport, meet our driver and transfer to Moshi/Migration Safaris town. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari services.

Safari Include:

  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport and Moshi.
  • One night Hotel accommodation in Moshi/Tanzania Safaris.
  • Extended 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Professional safari guide
  • Entrance fees to all national parks.
  • Maasai Experience tour if interested.
  • Ngorongoro Crater fees
  • 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
  • All meals while on safari and cold water during the safari.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
  • All basic camping facility such as tents, chairs, tables and sleeping mats.

Safari Exclude:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 570 per person)
  • Tips and gratuities to your safari guide and cook.
  • Flight from/to Serengeti charge in extra.

Hotels

Day 1: Hotel is Bed & Breakfast basis.
Day 2: Dinner and overnight as per the standard
Day 3: Dinner and overnight as per the standard
Day 4: Dinner and overnight in the Lobo area
Day 5: Dinner and overnight as per the standard
Day 6: Dinner and overnight in the Wagakuria area

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