This 5-day adventure will take you to the heart of Tanzania’s most famous National Parks to explore the abundant fauna and flora found throughout these parks. All “Big Five” members as well as big cats can be easily seen on this trip.

Best time to go: June – March

Day 1

Arrive in Tanzania

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, one of our professional driver guides professional driver guide will greet you and transfer you to Arusha town where you will meet with our trip coordinator for a safari briefing and to prepare for your safari the following day.

Distance covered: 70 kilometers | 43 miles

Approximate time taken: 1 hour

Meals: Bed & Breakfast

Accommodations: Arusha Planet Lodge

Day 2

Arusha to Serengeti Park

After breakfast, we depart for Serengeti National Park. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of the infamous African wild – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We then head to the central are of the park, known as the Seronera. This area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source various forms of wildlife. We will arrive just in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive within the Serengeti National Park, followed by dinner and an overnight stay at Katikati Tented Camp (or similar accommodations).

Distance covered: 335 kilometers | 208 miles

Approximate time taken: 3-5 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Katikati Tented Camp

Day 3

Full Day Game Drives in the Serengeti

After breakfast, we do an early morning game drive in the Serengeti. Our guides will take you to the best spotting locations to catch a glimpse of various types of animals, including a large pride of lions, often surrounded by wildebeest as well as hippo pools, and sometimes zebras (who travel with the wildebeest). We then journey from the wide open plains into the Kopjes: volcanic rocky outcrops that provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals. From the top, we have the opportunity to  look out across the vast grasslands. In the afternoon, we can enjoy a packed lunch at the picnic site or we have the option go back to the Kubukubu Lodge for a late lunch followed by a relaxing evening enjoying the sunset and drinks.

Distance covered: 

Approximate time taken: 9-10 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Kubukubu Tented Lodge

Day 4

Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara

After breakfast, we head to Ngorongoro and descend 600 meters into the Ngorongoro floor exploring over 2500 species of fauna and flora found in the crater. Black rhinos, hippos a pride of lions and much more can be seen in the crater. Later, we enjoy a packed lunch in the crater, possibly over a vast view of the hippo pool. After lunch, continue with the game drive and head out of the Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara for relaxation, dinner and an overnight stay.

Distance covered: 194 kilometers – Arusha | 264 kilometers to JRO

Approximate time taken: 3 hours to Arusha | 4 hours to Kilimanjaro International Airport

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodations: Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge

Day 5

Lake Manyara Park- Arusha

After breakfast, we depart to Lake Manyara Park,  famous for its tree lions and also known as home of baboons, giraffes, elephants, hippos and much more. You will enjoy a packed lunch in the park and in the late afternoon we will head out of the park towards Arusha for an overnight stay or directly to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure.

Distance to Airport: 190 kilometers | 118 miles

Game viewing at glance: 6 hours

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch

Please note: All pricing listed is per person.

Pricing is is based on high season rates (June through March).  Low season quotes (April through May) can be done on request. Please inquire here and our staff will be in touch with more information.



Single room



1 double/twin room



1 triple room



2 double room



1 triple room+ 2double room



3 double room



Pick up and drop off at airport • All park entry fees • All accommodations • All transits • Conservation fees • 4WD top up roof land cruiser (charging system installed & fridge) • Unlimited game drives • Driver guide allowances • Government taxes • 1.5 liter bottled pure drinking water per person per day • Wipes • Binoculars • Wildlife books • First night accommodation in Arusha • Complimentary bottle of red/white wine to be served during sunset at the picnic site


Flights • All visas • Items of a personal nature • Health requirements • Travel insurance


Tipping is suggested at $30 a day per vehicle to contribute at the end of the trip. 
Tips should be handed directly to the driver.

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Tanzania boasts unparalleled concentrations of wildlife – there is no country that can compete with the sheer number and density of wild animals. Tanzania is home to the famous “Great Migration” and more National Parks than any other African country – including two of the most renowned wildlife parks in the entire world. It is also a politically stable and safe country with gracious, respectful people and very little crime.


No mixed groups, no competing for views with strangers and no conflicting interests. You will enjoy the exclusive use of a private vehicle providing maximum flexibility, comfort and wildlife viewing.


We offer early morning (before sunrise) game drives to exclusively witness predators in action and herbivores in their more active states. We’ll pack a breakfast to enjoy in the pristine ambience of the bush while the package tours are having their “buffet” meals back at the lodge or campsites.


Each safari offers unlimited game drives with no mileage restrictions and exclusive access to the most secluded and wildlife abundant areas in Tanzania. Most other companies operate shorter, limited game drives and never end up making it far from the lodge – or other tourists.


You are in complete control of when, where and how long you want to stay out on a game drive. You choose what animals you want look for, how long you stay at each sighting and when you return – it’s all up to you! 


On safari you will receive complete and focused attention by your professional driver-guide, with the expert knowledge and skills required to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime.


By choosing Wild Root Safaris, you have the luxury of setting your own agenda (with our help, of course) and you won’t be shuffled through rigid itineraries and fixed timetables that other companies often require you to adhere to.


All of our itineraries are strategically designed on a monthly basis to take advantage of seasonal wildlife concentrations, and all safaris incorporate specific game drives to witness all of the Big Five.


Choose from a large selection of unique optional activities including authentic cultural tours, scenic flights, field talks, balloon safaris, bush picnics and walking safaris.


Your safety is our ultimate priority. We pride ourselves in offering our guests comfort and peace of mind. We are local operators and our office based in Tanzania to support all segments of your trip. All of our safaris are fully escorted and chauffeured from arrival to departure.


We are committed to providing you with an unsurpassed level of service. Our passion, commitment, and expertise are what set us apart.


We are committed to working within our community and giving back to the locals that make Tanzania great. We continuously support projects like building schools, helping and helping the disabled children in Arusha. Please visit our GIVING BACK section of the site to learn more about what we do and how you may be able to  help us in our efforts.