The “Big Five Safari”

Our “Big Five Safari” focuses on African elephant, African lion, African leopard, African buffalo and white and black rhinoceros. These five African animals are the most popular photo opportunities on any safari.

Where does the term “Big Five Safari” comes from?

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, big game hunters from Europe and the USA used the term Big Five to designate the five most dangerous animals that could be hunted with a weapon on foot. The hunters were interested in the tusks of the elephants, the horns and skulls of the buffalo, the horn of the rhinoceros and the fur of the lion and leopard, often with head and paws as carpets for salons or men’s rooms.

The “Big Five Safari” today

Today the Big Five are protected species in national parks and are the stars of every “Big Five Safari” in Africa. The hunters are now tourists, the trophies are the countless impressive photos they take home.

This positive development is overshadowed by the brutal business of poachers of our time. It is primarily poachers who hunt elephants and rhinos, especially for wealthy Asians. Despite new technologies such as drones or patrolling armed rangers, many animals are still victims of brutal slaughter, as tusks and especially the rhinoceros horn are more valuable than gold in Asian countries and are highly regarded there as a medicinal miracle cure or aphrodisiac.

Where can you observe the Big Five?
Kenya, Masai Mara National Park
Tanzania, Serengeti National Park
Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater

 

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My special skills

I don’t just spot animals in the distance with binoculars. I also learned to read and identify almost all of the wildlife trails in the Serengeti National Park. The discovery is often very close and not far away!

 

Highlights

Animal migration in Serengeti and in the Masai Mara.  Experience a unique natural spectacle that can hardly be put into words: Millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles roam the Serengeti and the Masai Mara every year in a steady, tireless hike, following the rain, in search of water and fresh grass

Lake Victoria, Lake Nakuru, Ngorongoro Crater and Amboseli National Park
Explore Lake Victoria by boat, along the East African Rift Valley you will be amazed at the grandiose landscapes that nature has created over millions of years: steep cliffs, volcanic craters and deep lakes, the banks of which are lined with thousands of flamingos. With a bit of luck you will spot rare rhinos at Lake Nakuru and in the huge Ngorongoro Crater. Elephants present themselves in Amboseli National Park against the backdrop of snow-capped Kilimanjaro.

Best travel time

From November to February temperatures are pleasantly warm in East Africa. In Kenya’s temperate climate, you can travel almost all year round and go on safari in the numerous national parks and protected reserves. Only in April and May there are temporary restrictions due to the rainy season.

However, this “green season” also has its charms: few tourists, clear, dust-free air, cheap flight and accommodation prices, lush, green vegetation and happy animals. For this reason, we recommend traveling during or after the rainy season and offer you appropriate dates. Between August and October you can experience the spectacular large animal migration and dramatic river crossings in the Masai Mara.

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Day-to-Day Itinerary

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SAFARI RATES PER PERSON

5000 USD one single room

3800 USD sharing one double room

4500 USD one SINGLE ROOM

3600 USD sharing one double room

4400 USD one SINGLE ROOM

3300 USD sharing one double room

4300 USD one SINGLE ROOM

3200 USD sharing one double room

4200 USD one SINGLE ROOM

3000 USD sharing one double room

4000 USD one SINGLE ROOM

Included services

  • 13 Days guiding by Fred
  • Safari in a four-wheel drive vehicle with guaranteed window seats
  • All transfers and trips according to program and itinerary
  • Boat excursion on Lake Victoria
  • All national park fees according to the program
  • Two bottles of mineral water per person per day on safari
  • 6 nights: Tented Camp (spacious house tent with private bathroom)
  • 4 nights: Lodge in a double room
  • 1 night: Hotel in a double room
  • Meals: 12x Full Board

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Tips and drinks
  • Visa Fees
  • Vaccination and Health Care (incl. Covid-19 health measurements)

OPTIONALS

  • Air-conditioned safari vehicle
  • Extensions (safari, activities, leisure)
  • Domestic flights for transfers

Booking Procedure

Please fill out our booking request and we will respond with a tailor-made travel offer.

Insurances

Please take out luggage insurance, travel cancellation insurance and travel repatriation insurance.

Cancellation

We charge the following cancellation fees
1. 50 days and before – no cancellation fees
2. 40-50 days – 10% cancellation fee of the travel price
3. 30-40 days – 20% cancellation fee of the travel price
4. 10-30 days – 50% cancellation fee of the travel price
5. 5-10 days – 80% cancellation fee of the travel price
6. No show – 5 days – 95% cancellation fee of the travel price

 

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My special skills

I don’t just spot animals in the distance with binoculars. I also learned to read and identify almost all of the wildlife trails in the Serengeti National Park. The discovery is often very close and not far away!

 

Highlights

Animal migration in Serengeti and in the Masai Mara.  Experience a unique natural spectacle that can hardly be put into words: Millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles roam the Serengeti and the Masai Mara every year in a steady, tireless hike, following the rain, in search of water and fresh grass

Lake Victoria, Lake Nakuru, Ngorongoro Crater and Amboseli National Park
Explore Lake Victoria by boat, along the East African Rift Valley you will be amazed at the grandiose landscapes that nature has created over millions of years: steep cliffs, volcanic craters and deep lakes, the banks of which are lined with thousands of flamingos. With a bit of luck you will spot rare rhinos at Lake Nakuru and in the huge Ngorongoro Crater. Elephants present themselves in Amboseli National Park against the backdrop of snow-capped Kilimanjaro.

Best travel time

From November to February temperatures are pleasantly warm in East Africa. In Kenya’s temperate climate, you can travel almost all year round and go on safari in the numerous national parks and protected reserves. Only in April and May there are temporary restrictions due to the rainy season.

However, this “green season” also has its charms: few tourists, clear, dust-free air, cheap flight and accommodation prices, lush, green vegetation and happy animals. For this reason, we recommend traveling during or after the rainy season and offer you appropriate dates. Between August and October you can experience the spectacular large animal migration and dramatic river crossings in the Masai Mara.

Serengeti National Park KENYA-travel-news TANZANIA-travel-news

Day-to-Day Itinerary

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SAFARI RATES PER PERSON

5000 USD one single room

3800 USD sharing one double room

4500 USD one SINGLE ROOM

3600 USD sharing one double room

4400 USD one SINGLE ROOM

3300 USD sharing one double room

4300 USD one SINGLE ROOM

3200 USD sharing one double room

4200 USD one SINGLE ROOM

3000 USD sharing one double room

4000 USD one SINGLE ROOM

Included services

  • 13 Days guiding by David
  • Safari in a four-wheel drive vehicle with guaranteed window seats
  • All transfers and trips according to program and itinerary
  • Boat excursion on Lake Victoria
  • All national park fees according to the program
  • Two bottles of mineral water per person per day on safari
  • 6 nights: Tented Camp (spacious house tent with private bathroom)
  • 4 nights: Lodge in a double room
  • 1 night: Hotel in a double room
  • Meals: 12x Full Board

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Tips and drinks
  • Visa Fees
  • Vaccination and Health Care (incl. Covid-19 health measurements)

OPTIONALS

  • Air-conditioned safari vehicle
  • Extensions (safari, activities, leisure)
  • Domestic flights for transfers

Booking Procedure

Please fill out our booking request and we will respond with a tailor-made travel offer.

Insurances

Please take out luggage insurance, travel cancellation insurance and travel repatriation insurance.

Cancellation

We charge the following cancellation fees
1. 50 days and before – no cancellation fees
2. 40-50 days – 10% cancellation fee of the travel price
3. 30-40 days – 20% cancellation fee of the travel price
4. 10-30 days – 50% cancellation fee of the travel price
5. 5-10 days – 80% cancellation fee of the travel price
6. No show – 5 days – 95% cancellation fee of the travel price

 

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