Arusha Tours
5 Days safari Best In Northern circuits
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5 Days safari Best In Northern circuits

By BIG5 Voyage Tours Ltd
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With the mega herds of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope spending more than 80% of their time on the endless plains of the majestic Serengeti National Park, it’s no wonder this park is one of the most popular national parks in the world. However, even when the migration has moved on to the Maasai Mara, Serengeti National Park still offers what some have considered the most scintillating wildlife safari experiences in Africa.

Ages 4-98, max of 6 per group
Duration: 5 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, English, French, Spanish
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  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • • Park fees, government fees & taxes inclusive of 18% VAT
  • • Accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • • Transport in 4X4 Toyota Land Cruisers
  • • English speaking driver guide
  • • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • • Bottled mineral water throughout the safari
What's not included
  • • Tips to the driver guide (recommended minimum $ 15 - $20 per day)
  • • Alcoholic beverages, sodas and items of a personal nature
  • • Laundry Service
  • • Pre & Post Safari Accommodation in Arusha
  • • Flights
  • • Travel Insurance
  • • Airport transfer

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Arusha Tanzania, JM7M+65W, Arusha, Tanzania
    Our office is located at Kaloleni Kanisa Road, Said Kondo building room no 220 second floor
Pickup details
  • At shoppers supermarket Arusha
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 235271P5

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 235271P5

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      Itinerary
      Overview
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      6 stops
      Day 1
      Arusha town To Tarangire...
      Day 2
      Tarangire National Park to...
      Day 3
      Serengeti National Park to...
      Day 4
      Ngorongoro crater to Lake Manyara
      Day 5
      Lake Manyara To Arusha
      About the operator
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      • BIG5 Voyage Tours Ltd
        64
        Arusha, Tanzania
        Joined in January 2018
      • T3488WSfrand
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Big 5 wujuu
        The views amazing and the team very nice! Thank you Amoni for such a Good experience!!! We got to see the big five, cheetah, different Kind of antilopes. Very recommended!
        Written April 23, 2024
      • marek_blanar
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An unforgettable experience
        The dream come true that we were able to fulfill thanks to the company Big 5 Voyage. Throughout the entire trek, we had great company from our main guides who were always there for us. Upon arrival at the camps, we were always greeted with excellent food from our amazing chef, brought to us by our faithful porter and at the same time our waiter. Thanks to all of this, such as the excellent food, full service, and the super fun company provided by our team, we reached the highest point of Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak, without any problems. I can definitely recommend it. Next time, we would like to try the Safari through Big 5.
        Written September 25, 2023
      • 438samuel_
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The Dream Team KIlimanjaro Sucesfully
        Do you want to climb the highest mountain in Africa? I would certainly recommend the company Big 5 Voyage. Amoni, an amazing person, provided us with his best team, including Shaban and Adinan. With them, my friend and I reached the highest point of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak. For the money that Big 5 offers for the climb, they are undoubtedly one of the best, and I believe that the competition will have a hard time matching them. But that's not the end of the story. Just two days before our departure from their country, Amoni introduced us to Arusha and his very affable friend, Elly, who went out of their way to show us around and cater to every request and desire we had.Our personal experience with this company has been overwhelmingly positive, and I recommend them. If you want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with the best value for money and have a team of truly good and friendly people, then Big 5 is the right choice.
        Written September 21, 2023
      • 633sadyj
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best of the Best!
        The best possible experience we could have. The director arranged everything for us and he was also very flexible when we wanted to change something in our plan. Florid was our guide and he was very friendly and trying hard for us to get best experience. I would reccomend Big 5 voyage agency to anyone who wants to have great safari tour in Tanzania
        Written March 2, 2023
      • winniem716
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Astonishing Safari!
        I visit Lake Manyara and Lake Natron. Complete different. We saw a lot of animals in Manyara and were lucky to see also the fameus lions in the trees. So happy. The road to Lake Natron was very interesting. It looks like a moonlandshape , empty ,grey and stones. And suddenly out of the blue , the Masai with their red clothes and cattles . Amazing . We had a guided tour to the Lake . Spectaculair with all the flamingo’s. Nice lodges, good guide and confirtable car . Communications , service and reliability was perfect . The tour was more than I expected and for sure : value for money . Big 5 Voyage till next time
        Written March 1, 2023
      • Ivan2048
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro and Tanzanian parks
        Big Five organized for us a Mount Kilimanjaro ascent and a safari taking us to Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Serengeti (2 days) and Ngorongoro crater. We really enjoyed the climb to Mount Kilimanjaro, the guides and porters making it a way easier ascent than it would otherwise be. We took the Marangu route. Huts were more comfortable than I expected and there's been more food than we could reasonably eat. Big thanks to the whole team! We continued with the safari where we got to see myriad of animals in all kind of situations, including the full Big Five - most of them from a very close distance. We went also to the south of Serengeti where the Great Migration is during the dry season to see the endless plain filled with wildebeests. Each day was a truly unique experience. A big thanks goes to our guide Idrisa, who was very knowledgeable, with a great instinct where to take us for the best views and experience.
        Written February 26, 2023
      • 917nal
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best safari in Tanzania with Big 5 voyage Limited
        We did 4 days safari in Tanzania with Big 5 voyage ... the safari was amazing and we enjoy a lot we saw all the big five animals .. our driver Juma was amazing .. Thank you Big 5 voyage for wonderful trip and moments in Tanzania .. we will be back again for next long trip again
        Written January 18, 2023
      • O1217JUdenisg
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        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        AVOID THIS PERSON AT ANY COST-REPORT FROM POLICE-THIS IS A SCAMMER
        I have been the victim of wire fraud, after my western union payment to the tour company was stolen. I report this to the police and said to me that this company bis NOT REGISTERED, IT IS A SCAMMER, AND POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR HIM EVERYWHERE FOR SEVERAL'S THE SAME CASES. AVOID AVOID AVOID!
        Written September 2, 2022
      • 571aneu
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        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Horrible!!!!
        Our history is summed up in that they do not give us back 2000 dollars. Our experience is being HORRIBLE. We booked the safari in 2020 and they told us to pay all the amount, we did it (we shouldnt have done it, but now its too late). We couldnt go because of the Covid, so we ask for our money. I have written them lots and lots of emails and whatsapps in this TWO YEARS and their answer is always the same: soon we will pay you the money. AND IT NEVER HAPPENS. They give us excuses all the time, like: I've lost my cell phone, I've been away, we have few reservations... It's absolutely exasperating. We have been waiting for 2 years for the refund. We did not even demand 100% of the money, because they told us that 40% is used to reserve, so they would return 60% to us. Dont book the safari with this company!!!!!!
        Written May 16, 2022
      • elisavD6863JJ
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        EXCELLENT SAFARI WEEK!
        We took 7 days safari through Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara. It was our honeymoon and it couldn't have been better! Our guide Idrissa gave us very good explanations on every animal that we spotted. He was kind, friendly and so professional. Our cook Morris cooked delicious food.. and nice amount! David helped us with everything, he even booked some train tickets we needed after the safari. I definitely recomend you to book your safari with Big 5 voyage!!!! No doubts!
        Written February 8, 2022
      • leon899211
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Kilimanjaro Expirience - Machame Route
        Amazing Kilimanjaro Experience! Superb trip with BIG 5 Voyage. The organisation was excellent, very professional, and safe. The boss was very helpful, and we were able to negotiate a good price. For the trek we were the only people, with our team that helped us, and served everything perfectly. Our tour guide was awesome, outstanding work Oscar. The team was very professional, and with their help we made it to the summit! Very thoughtful, and safe journey. Everything taken care of, and planed out! Highly recommended!
        Written January 28, 2022
      • christ0phergh
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        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very unfortunate experience with "BIG5 Voyage Tours Ltd": Do not recommend
        I had arranged for and paid for a two day safari on Viator, but the provider did not show up at the designated time. I called and was offered a one day safari instead at half the price, the next day at 5 am. I accepted this, but even then there were numerous changes. For example, I was promised twice that I would be dropped off at my hotel at completion, but instead was transferred between four different taxis, and the last one told me the managed said I was to pay him another $40 to the ride to my hotel. Apart from the various lapses in judgment and deceptions, the one day safari was worth far less than the two day advertised version, at half price, as it did not include an overnight stay, dinner, breakfast; only one box lunch. This was an unusually frustrating experience, unlike an excellent experience I had with my nine day Kilimanjaro trek with Altezza, just prior to this. Definitely, based on my experience described above, I am sorry I can definitely not recommend Big5 Voyage Tours Ltd.
        Written October 18, 2021
      • fazsh
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent African experience
        We had an amazing experience with Big 5 voyage. David did all the arrangements including the safari and our hotel and everything was perfect. The car was new and well kept and gave the perfect view for the game drive. They also did everything in their capacity to accomodate any changes. Kids thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip and dint get enough of it. Our guide Eddy was also very good , friendly and informative.It was wonderful to see the animals in the beautiful landscapes and we will definitely go back to do more with Big 5!
        Written September 6, 2021
      • Traveler02743308164
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Safari Experience.
        These guys are very good, professional and reasonably priced. The tour guide was very friendly and informative. The car was also new, well maintained and comfortable. Ngorongoro was the highlight of our trip. Amazing landscape and wildlife. Thanks David and Eddy.
        Written August 20, 2021
      • evygoossens99
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful safari experience
        I did the 3 day safari to Ngorogoro & Serengeti with some friends. We had the best guide ever, Joel made us laugh so many times and he tried his best to show us as many animals as possible. Our cook, Mister Delicious, made the best meals! We booked tents to sleep, but we got lodges. We didnt complain ;-). I would totally recommend Big5Voyages if you want to have the best safari-experience. I loved it so much!!!
        Written August 1, 2021
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      Lore d
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      Don’t book!! Please, choose another company if you don’t want to worry during your safari.

      Read this for more information ( long story, below a summery)

      The hostel were we stayed, recommended Big 5 voyage. The boss came to talk to us
      We agreed on a 6 days safari. With 1 night in a tent, 2 nights in a camping tent and 2 nights in a hostel in Seregenti park. With WhatsApp messages we got the planning and more details about the safari. In the morning we confirmed to do the safari the next day. We agreed on a total price of $2200 in tota.

      We got a message back that the hostel was full and for only $120 per person per night we could have a lodge with swimming pool in Seregenti. We agreed on a total price of $2500, 2 persons 6 days safari, everything included (- $45pp cost of the hostel we first agreed on)

      We got to the office in Arusha to pay, and there it was 5% more to pay with card, that was never told to us (we had cash at the hostel!). After again discussing this, he dropped the commission fees, and we got receipts.

      Then next day, we started the safari.
      We arrived at the meeting point to start. Nobody of the company was there, all of the sudden our program was changed and we had to go with another company on safari, also another group.
      We had no communication about it, even if we asked for it.

      After day 1 of safari, I got messages from the boss of the company, that we had to pay more money. We called him after this and then he asked for more money: we paid only for 1 night at the lodge he said. So we had to pay $240 more. Also he talked again about commission fees we had to pay. We paid everything in the office so we didn’t understand why he was again talking about it..
      The lodge was already booked and confirmed (see photo of WhatsApp message)
      We didn’t want to pay extra, so we asked for another option. He said we sleep in tents then and get money back. Then all of the sudden the call ended..
      We worried all night, because we started already the tour and now we got really bad vibes.
      The day after we got $240 back. We had a great 6 days safari with tour operator: Meru Slopes
      We slept 2 nights in a bed and 3 nights in tents at public campsites. Our safari with the other company, meru slopes was really nice. We enjoyed the great migration!

      Summery: the company asked 3 times for more money, even when we agreed on the price and paid it.
      No communication during safari or changing plan
      So book with another company if you don’t want to worry, even if you already started your safari!!
      Written September 23, 2021
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      Dear Lore. Thank you for your review , but seems for the second day you told me that you will write everywhere but the good thing you stay in the lodge at mto wa mbu 2 nights instead of Serengeti that was suppose to stay and i told you to add the money for concessions fees but you refuse and i pay you back your money for accommodation. I wonder why are you write liars and try to put bad reputations on my company? Am very disappointed with you, your the only clients out of 6 who are complaint on me since the first day. I thank God i refund your money and what you pay you deserve it for our service. I wish all the best and Thanks
      Written September 24, 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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