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7 Days Big Five and The Great Migration Classic Comfort Safari in Northern Tanzania

Arusha Planet Lodge, Nelson Mandela Road, Moshono Village, Arusha, Tanzania

Best Northern Tanzania Safari

Experience at first hand Tanzania's rich diversity of wildlife, culture, history, and activities. Faraona Expeditions offers you a unique travel experience for you and your loved ones. The Migration Safaris is one of the world's most spectacular natural events - over a million wildebeest, zebras, and antelopes migrate clockwise around the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem, taking in two different countries and making time for birthing, courting and mating on the way.

Key information

  • Group and private safari possible
  • Minimum group size: 2 persons
  • Children policy: Children from the age of 5 years old are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
  • Starting point and ending point: Arusha
  • Languages: English (default), French, German, Spanish, and Italian speaking guides (upon request)
  • All park fees are included


  • 5 days with game drives
  • Possibility to see The Big Five and The Great Migration
  • Private transport in 1x7 seater 4x4 vehicle with pop up roof
  • Visit Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire Parks
  • 1 liter of mineral water, coffee and tea available onboard your vehicle
  • 6 nights accommodation with full board meals
  • Amref Emergency evacuation cover
  • Free airport transfers


5 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Italian, Spanish
Group size: Minimum of 2 participants
Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport
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Night 1: Planet Lodge Arusha

Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. Their unique African village-styled accommodations offer you a peaceful sanctuary where you can unwind and connect with nature.

  • Accommodation level: Mid-range


  • Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Massage
  • Adjustable air-conditioning
  • Everyday cleaning
  • Free secure parking
  • Laundry Service (Surcharge)
  • Breakfast included in the nightly rates
  • Scheduled shuttle (Surcharge)
  • Copier machine
  • Safe-deposit box - front desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk service

Night 2: Acacia Farm Lodge

Acacia Farm Lodge is a romantic country lodge nestled in an active mixed farm located high on the spectacular Great Rift’s escarpment area with commanding panoramic views of the amazing Karatu farmlands and the nearby Ngorongoro forest area. Unrivaled area’s natural beauty is finely complemented by the elegant lodge. A timeless tranquility emanates from the exuberance of birdsong, mature trees, and the lovely coffee plants.

Acacia Farm Lodge is strategically located between the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks on one side and Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park on the other, this is a perfect base from which to explore these world-famous reserves as well as enjoy many other adventurous activities and impressive cultural experiences found in the local area.

  • Accommodation level: Mid-range


  • Private deck
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Baby cot
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wi-Fi and several computers at the Business Center for guests’ use
  • Same-day laundry and dry cleaning service is available
  • Free of charge room service
  • Dining area and deck
  • Coffee shop
  • Swimming pool with several sunbeds
  • Excellent “butler” system of service
  • DSTV satellite channels for the best of news, sports, and entertainment
  • Garden
  • Well equipped fitness center
  • A massage room and a beauty salon is available
  • Power is from the National Grid but there is a reliable standby generator and the current is 240W
  • Water is from a borehole hence very safe and reliable

Night 3 and 4: Serengeti Acacia Camp

There is nothing more exotic than staying in the wild and being one with nature yet not compromising comfort and relaxation. This intimate migration camp, conveniently nestled in the Kogatende area, is a semi-permanent mobile tented camp perfect for anticipating movements of the great migration. It offers splendid views with a fresh breeze and it features first-class amenities that guarantee luxury accommodation even in the midst of the wild. Listen to the sounds of nature and simply take in this once-in-a-lifetime experience of being in the wildlife setting of Africa.

Serengeti Migration Camp has ten canvas tents, all furnished with en-suite bathrooms, flush toilets, and other essential amenities. There is a separate tented camp for the dining area and next to it is the lounge and bar area. All these are accessible in a few steps under a soaring canopy of acacias, in the front of the camp. Your camp is safe and secure with 24/7 staff.

  • Accommodation level: Mid-range


  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Flush toilets
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • 24/7 staff

Night 5: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometer above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.

Themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs, and decorated with examples of Africa’s rich tapestry of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic surroundings. But the drama does not just stop with the great outdoors: it also flows through the split level interiors of the main building which all offer an unsurpassed generosity of space while somehow managing to combine an almost magically welcoming ambiance of both warmth and coziness.

  • Accommodation level: Mid-range


  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • TV in the conference room
  • Out-door dining
  • Swimming pool
  • Gift shop
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Night 6: Tarangire Safari Lodge

Perched at the edge of a natural bluff, Tarangire Safari Lodge is renowned for its panoramic views of the savannah and Tarangire River below, providing breathtaking scenery and game viewing right from its sweeping terrace and your doorstep. Its quintessential safari tents, with thatched roofs and large, mesh-screened windows, provide the perfect opportunity to connect with the sights and sounds of nature.

Each tent has a comfortable veranda, ideal for bird and game viewing or reading your favorite book after a dusty safari. With a choice of twin, double, or triple accommodation, all tents are equipped with en-suite bathrooms with solar-heated showers, ample cupboard space for your gear, and a cultural touch of local textiles.

  • Accommodation level: Mid-range


  • Swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Boutique shop
  • Dining area


Day 1: Arrival/Kilimanjaro - Arusha

  • Transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to the hotel.
  • Overnight at Planet Lodge (BB)

Day 2: Arusha - Manyara National Park - Karatu

  • Meet your guide and drive to Manyara
  • Morning and afternoon game drive in the park
  • Overnight at Acacia Farm Lodge (full board)

Day 3: Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park (central)

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Departure to the Serengeti National Park
  • Game drive along the itinerary
  • Overnight at Serengeti Acacia Camp (full board)

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

  • Morning and afternoon game drive in the park
  • Lunch at the camp
  • Overnight at Serengeti Acacia Camp (full board)

Day 5: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

  • Early departure and descend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for a game drive
  • Picnic lunch
  • Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (full board)

Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Tarangire National Park

  • After breakfast, departure to Tarangire
  • Lunch at the camp
  • Game drive in the park in the afternoon
  • Overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge (full board)

Day 7: Tarangire National Park – Arusha

  • After breakfast, drive to Arusha, picnic lunch
  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your outbound flight


Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park, which encompasses an area of 330 square kilometers, of which 200 square kilometers is the lake, was proclaimed a game reserve in 1957 and registered three years later as a national park. The park is situated between the 600-meter high escarpment of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Manyara and is 130 kilometers from Arusha.

Ngorongoro Conservation

Nearly three million years ago Ngorongoro towered alongside Mount Kilimanjaro as one of the highest peaks in Africa. Forged during the tumultuous birth of the Rift Valley, its volcanic top erupted at the time that ancient man first walked the plains. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) covers some 8,300 square kilometers. It boasts the finest blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeological sites in Africa.

Serengeti National Park

The park covers 14,763 square kilometers of endless rolling plains, which reach up to the Kenyan border and extends almost to Lake Victoria. The park is flourishing with magnificent wildlife. An estimated three million large animals roam the plains. People of the Maasai Tribe called it Siringitu - ‘the place where the land moves on forever.’ The Serengeti is known as one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world.

Tarangire National Park

This park is known for its elephants. You will see these enormous creatures travel in families and you surely will not miss the extraordinary care they take of their young. The elephants tend to travel in packs and in the same paths as they have taken year after year. When they see your vehicle coming closer, they will gather around their young to protect them and lead them on their way.


At sunrise, after a bowl of porridge, some toast, fried egg and sausages, it’s another beautiful day to start your day. Dinner will start with a fresh soup either made of carrot, cucumber, pumpkin or vegetable followed by a main course and some fruit. Later on, you will have either a hot cup of tea, energy drink, hot chocolate or coffee.

All diets can be accommodated. Please just give Faraona Expedition advance notice.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Maasai Village tour

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation and meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All game drives as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • Park entrance fee (Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, and Manyara National Park)
  • Private transport in 1x7 Seater 4x4 vehicle with pop up roof
  • 1 liter of mineral water, coffee and tea available onboard your vehicle
  • English speaking driver/ guide
  • Amref emergency evacuation cover

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Entry visa
  • Travel and personal accident insurance
  • All drinks at the camps/ lodges
  • All items of personal nature
  • Gratuities and tipping
  • Masaai village tour
  • Laundry

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Faraona Expedition will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
7 days / 6 nights
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This safari is available all year round. Please select your arrival date below.


Low season
  • April 1 to May 31
  • Single supplement: 185 USD


Shoulder season
  • March 1 to 31
  • November 1 to 30
  • Single supplement: 270 USD


Peak season
  • January 1 to February 28
  • June 1 to October 31
  • December 1 to 31
  • Single supplement: 365 USD
Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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