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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
5 Destinations
Serengeti Plains
Ends
Tarangire National Park

Highlights

  • Moshi
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Serengeti Plains
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • Tarangire National Park

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: Moshi – Lake Manyara
Non game-viewing travel time: 31/2 Hours
Distance: 220km

Pick up from Moshi and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch time after lunch we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

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

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti Plains
Non game-viewing travel time: 6 Hours
Distance: 205km

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 in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 4: Serengeti Plains

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.

We do an after breakfast 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. The visitor’s centre not far from the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre, offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion 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!

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

Day 5: Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro Crater
Non game-viewing travel time: 4 Hours
Distance: 145km

After breakfast at the lodge do we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the’Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.

We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge/camp and spend the afternoon at leisure.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested on the crater rim, no accommodation available inside the crater.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a full-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. 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 its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor.

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

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park
Non game-viewing travel time: 31/2 Hours
Distance: 155 km

After breakfast we depart for the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. After a picnic lunch we do an afternoon game drive.

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

Day 8: Tarangire National Park – Tanzania Safaris
Non game-viewing travel time: 2 Hours
Distance: 120 km

We enjoy an early morning game drive in the Tarangire National Park, followed by breakfast at your accommodation area. In the afternoon we will then transfer back to Moshi. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari services.

Departure dates

The departure dates for all our safaris and tours are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed info.

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 in the Seronera area
Day 4: Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area
Day 5: Dinner and overnight as per the standard
Day 6: Dinner and overnight as per the standard
Day 7: Dinner and overnight in the Tarangire National Park area
Day 8: Breakfast at your accommodation area

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