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Africa's Big Five

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 Guide

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

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
Ends
Migration Safari

Highlights

  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Ndutu Area
  • Serengeti Central
  • Ngorongoro
  • Karatu
  • Ngorongoro highland village

Comfort Migration Safari Dec - April Safari Tips Price

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

Comfort Migration Safari Dec - April Price

Number of People Selling price per person
1 5,370
2 - 3 3,770
4 - 6 3,390

Note : Single supplement $ 300 per person in single rooms. Children between 5 and 15 years pays only 65%.

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Arrival in 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.

Hotel is Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day 1 : Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
Non game-viewing travel time : 1.5hours
Distance : 110.33km

After breakfast, your driver/guide, will be ready there to pick you head into the Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive. The park runs along the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists tropical forest with large concentration of wild animals. The park is famous during December to March due big number of pink flamingos that residence here. In this park you can also witness animal like lions most on the trees, elephants, giraffes, Zebras, wildebeest, warthogs, eland, leopard, baboon, monkeys and so many other animals as well as bird’s life. We will eat lunch a picnic site located inside the park near the lake shore.

Dinner and overnight at Marera lodge or Bougainvillea lodge

Day 2 : Lake Manyara – Ndutu Area
Non game-viewing travel time : 2 Hours
Distance : 72 km

After breakfast we head towards the Ndutu area located between Ngrorongoro and Serengeti National Park. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the south Serengeti National Park (Ndutu area) for game drive. This is the best time and place to witness the calving season. Many wildebeest and Zebra are located here and meanwhile attract predators such as Lions, leopard, cheetah and the like for hunting. Here off road is allowed there facilitate the easiest way to get close to animal as much as possible.

Dinner and overnight at Tortilis / Mbugani camps

Day 3 : Ndutu – Serengeti Central full day

After breakfast we head towards central Serengeti National Park, 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 at Embalakai tented camps or Acacia luxury camps

Day 4 : Central Serengeti full day

After breakfast continue with game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. In the afternoon we will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the central in the shade of the giant acacia trees or hot lunch at the lodge. After lunch, we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract several lions and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink! If you booked for a hot balloon this will be the day to ride

Dinner and overnight at Embalakai tented camps or Acacia luxury camps

Day 5 : Central Serengeti – Ngorongoro – Karatu
Non game-viewing travel time : 2 Hours
Distance : 72 km

After early breakfast we will depart to Ngorongoro crater for game drive 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, Rhinos and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, its 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. Many flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here. We will eat lunch at picnic site and continue with game drive till evening the ascend the crater and drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 : Walking and biking at Ngorongoro highland village - Arusha

After breakfast today we will do something different. We will go for walking and bicycle ride to the village of Karatu near the Ngorongoro forest. We will do bicycle and after that we will go to the lodge for hot lunch then drive to Arusha for overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Rhino lodge

Depart from Tanzania

This day left for your next destination. It might be used to fly to Zanzibar or fly back home. Our vehicle will be ready to take you to the airport at your time.

Safari Include :

  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport and Arusha
  • 2nights Hotel accommodation in Arusha town before and after safaris
  • Extended 4 x 4 luxury safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing full air condition.
  • Professional safari English Speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to all national parks.
  • Accommodation at mid-range lodge and camps during the safari at full board
  • Camping fees at all national park.
  • Ngorongoro Crater fees
  • 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals.

Safari Exclude:

  • Tanzania Visa:
  • Lunch and dinner at your hotel in Arusha town
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 540 per person), should be booked in advance
  • Tips and gratuities to your safari guide.

Hotels

Day 1: Dinner and overnight at Marera lodge or Bougainvillea lodge
Day 2: Dinner and overnight at Tortilis/Mbugani camps
Day 3: Dinner and overnight at Embalakai tented camps or Acacia luxury camps
Day 4: Dinner and overnight at Embalakai tented camps or Acacia luxury camps

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