Lion sleeping in a tree in Lake Manyara National Park

8-Day Tanzania: Big Five and Traditional Culture

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited


Places Visited

Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Home to Africa’s marvelous national parks, where the Great Migration can be treasured in the Serengeti and the Cradle of Mankind can be cherished in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will be enchanted by all that Tanzania has to offer on this immersive game and culture tour. Weaving from Tarangire to Lake Eyasi, you will encounter the magic creatures and mesmerizing scenes encompassing Tanzania’s beautiful wilderness.

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Trip Highlights

  • Enter the land of elephants at Tarangire National Park and tour the surrounding unspoiled wilderness in search of resident flora and fauna, with chances that you will spot elephants drinking from the watering hole in the middle of camp
  • Choose to cruise Tarangire by 4x4 vehicle or stroll along its many winding trails to discover the marvelous animals, vivid birds, and dazzling plants that populate Tanzania’s rugged bush
  • Capture images of Lake Manyara National Park’s mesmerizing collection of birdlife during bird-watching safaris from your spectacular campsite next to the lake’s sparkling waters
  • Unplug and unwind in the Central Serengeti as you bask in the radiant sunset while sitting comfortably around a roaring campfire and indulging in delectable Tanzanian cuisine
  • Witness one of the world’s most extraordinary wildlife spectacles on a guided tour revealing the Great Migration, a phenomenon beyond imagination and surpassing one’s wildest dreams
  • Discover the birthplace of humankind during a tour of the Oldupai Gorge archaeological site, the destination where the earliest human ancestor remains were located many years ago
  • Traverse the trails that weave through the Ngorongoro Crater in search of Africa’s iconic Big Five, a quintet of animals including lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard
  • Visit two indigenous tribes where you will learn about the local culture, witness their humble customs and traditions, and appreciate the untamed environments upon which their settlements rest

Starting Price

$4,675 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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4.77 stars based on 30 reviews.

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