5 Days Serengeti Safari with The Big Five

PRICE:  from $1 500 p/person sharing

This safari experience was designed to maximize both animal tracking and nature viewing in the finest park of the Northern Tanzania circuit – Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti National Parks. Experience the thrill of tracking big game in true African style. But you will also enjoy the smaller things like birds, insects and and flora.

Best time for this tour is January, February, March, June, July, August, September, November and December.


Welcome to Tanzania! Upon arrival in Tanzania, you will meet your guide at Kilimanjaro International Airport who will escort you to your lodge in Arusha.  Arusha is the Tanzania Northern Circuits tourist hub. Our guides know the country with unrivaled familiarity, so you’ll be in good hands from the moment you land to the moment you leave. (Approximate transit time 1hr)

Accommodation:  Ahadi Lodge
Meals:  Bed & Breakfast
Drinks:  Mineral water


After breakfast head off to Tarangire National park, where ancient baobab trees tower over some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa, and keep a lookout for the hundreds of birds species. Tarangire is known for dramatic interactions between predators and prey at the Tarangire river and the other water holes found in the park. Overnight at Marera Lodge on full board basis. (Approximate transit time 2hr)

Accommodation:  Marera Lodge
Meals:  All meals included
Drinks:  Mineral water


After an early breakfast head off to Ngorongoro Crater for the crater tour. Just 10 miles wide, Ngorongoro Crater was formed from a collapsed volcano. It is now a self-sustaining ecosystem with the densest predator population in Africa – you may be able to spot the Big 5 in a single afternoon! Late afternoon drive to Serengeti National Park with game on route.

Accommodation:  Sound of Silence
Meals: All meals included
Drinks:  Mineral water


Enjoy a full day’s game drive at the iconic Serengeti National Park. Enjoy the magnificent scenery, from the endless plains dotted with termite mounds and famous rockys outcrops to the sea of waving grass. In the evening return to your camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

Accommodation:  Sound of Silence
Meals: All meals included
Drinks:  Mineral water


After breakfast, you will drive back to Arusha, with game on route, in time for your flight back home, or extend your holiday to Zanzibar. (Approximate transit time 6hr).

Meals:  Breakfast and lunch
Drinks:  Mineral water

Price includes:

  • All accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Drinking water 1.5 litres per day
  • Park fees
  • Land cruiser 4×4, with open roof, 2-way radio, fridge and a pair of binoculars
  • Tourism Levy & Conservation Fees

Price excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance
  • Some meals
  • Tipping for driver guide
  • Drinks & activities as specified on detailed quote (on
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. tips, telephone, laundry etc.


We're ready to plan your perfect safari in Tanzania. Our team have traveled extensively for more than a decade throughout East Africa, and we provide in-depth knowledge and advice. The above itinerary can be customised to suit your requirements.  Contact us now to get started!

Tripadvisor Reviews

  • star rating  Expedition Extraordinaire - Ann and Abu delivered 100% on Long Way’s objective to “provide guests with safari expeditions & great experiences, always taking into consideration individual interests.”

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    27 February 2024
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    26 February 2024
  • star rating  Wonderful Safari experience  - Thank you Longway Expeditions for a fantastic safari everything was great throughout. Ann was really quick to respond during the planning stage and our guide driver Abraham was a star... Read more

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    22 February 2024
  • star rating  Well organised safari  - We did a 12 day safari in Tanzania including Arusha national park, enduimet, Tarangire, lake manyara, lake natron, Serengeti and ngorongoro. Ann listened to requirements of our trip and adjusted... Read more

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    20 February 2024
  • star rating  Excellent Safari company.  - Superb high-performing Tanzania-based Safari company. We spent 6 nights visiting Tarangire, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater and were thoroughly satisfied.

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    5 February 2024
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    2 November 2023
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    10 July 2023

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