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7-Day Tanzania Safari: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro


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Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha:

"Welcome to Arusha: Your Gateway to the Wild"

Upon landing at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your Tanzanian journey with Pita Safaris begins. A warm welcome awaits as our representative greets you and transfers you to your accommodation in Arusha. As the twilight paints the sky, unwind and anticipate the adventures that lie ahead. Arusha, cradled at the foot of Mount Meru, offers a peaceful respite, setting the tone for your safari odyssey.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Arusha Planet Lodge, Lower Mid-Range: Kibo Palace Hotel, Mid-Range: The African Tulip Hotel, Semi-Luxury: Arusha Serena Hotel, Luxury:  The Glan Melia Hotel

Day 2: Tarangire National Park

"Tarangire's Wilderness: A Symphony of Giants"

With the dawn's light spilling over the horizon, your first full day ushers you into the wild heart of Tarangire National Park. Known for its majestic baobab trees and herds of elephants, this park is a haven where the wildlife narrative unfolds before your eyes. Traverse the savannah and riverine landscapes, spotting not just the gentle giants but also zebras, wildebeests, and perhaps a lurking lion or leopard. As the sun sets, the Tarangire night song begins, lulling you into a restful sleep in the midst of the African bush.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Sangaiwe Tented Lodge, Lower Mid-Range: Tarangire Tortilis Camp, Mid-Range: Tarangire Safari Lodge, Semi-Luxury: Tarangire Sopa Lodge, Luxury: Lemala Mpingo Ridge Tented Lodge

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

"Lake Manyara's Mosaic: A Refuge of Diversity"

A morning drive takes you to the diverse ecosystems of Lake Manyara National Park. Flanked by the Rift Valley's escarpment and soda lake, Manyara is a sanctuary for birdlife and a spectacle of wildlife. From the famous tree-climbing lions to troops of baboons and a kaleidoscope of flamingos, the park's compact beauty is a testament to nature's artistry. As evening approaches, relish the tranquility that only a night spent in the wild can offer.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Manyara Safari Lodge, Lower Mid-Range: Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp, Mid-Range: Kirurumu Manyara Lodge, Semi-Luxury: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, Luxury:  Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

"The Serengeti Tapestry: An Endless Wildlife Pageant"

Embark on a journey to the legendary Serengeti National Park, where the earth stretches into the horizon. Here, the stage is vast, and the cast is diverse – antelopes, hippos, giraffes, and the Big Five. Your first day in the Serengeti is dedicated to exploration, as each hour presents a new scene in this untamed paradise. With two nights here, the rhythm of life in the grasslands becomes your own.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Serengeti Heritage Luxury Camp, Lower Mid-Range: Serengeti Tortilis Camp, Mid-Range: Serengeti Wilderness Camp, Semi-Luxury: Serengeti Serena Lodge, Luxury:  Melia Serengeti Lodge

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

"Serengeti's Heartbeat: Following the Great Migration"

Awake to another day in the Serengeti, where nature's drama plays out in the raw. If your visit coincides with the Great Migration, witness the thunderous hooves of wildebeest and zebra. Spend your day uncovering the secrets of survival and symbiosis that define this ecosystem. As dusk falls, the Serengeti doesn't sleep; instead, it whispers tales of the day under a starlit canopy.

Following an exciting day of game drives, your driver will drop you off safely at your Serengeti accommodation for another restful night (see above). Enjoy a drink, unwind, eat, and sleep while in the Serengeti wildness. How could it get any better?

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

"Serengeti Sunrise and Ngorongoro's Cradle"

With the Serengeti sunrise warming the land, embark on an early game drive to savor the last serene moments amidst the wildlife. Afterward, journey to the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater, the ancient caldera now home to a flourishing wildlife community. Spend your night on the crater rim, enveloped by the cool highland air and the anticipation of descending into this natural amphitheater teeming with life.

Accommodation Options:

Budget: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, Lower Mid-Range: Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp, Mid-Range: Ngorongoro Angata Camp, Semi-Luxury: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Luxury: Ngorongoro Lions Paw Camp

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

"Ngorongoro's Realm and Homeward Bound"

At dawn, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, where the wildlife spectacle continues. This unique biosphere is often referred to as Africa's 'Garden of Eden', hosting a rich variety of animals in a relatively confined space. After a morning of game viewing, ascend from the crater's depths and return to Arusha. Here, your safari culminates with a heartfelt farewell before transferring to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) to catch your flight back home. As you leave the highlands behind, carry with you memories of the land's grandeur and the untold stories of the wild. Your heart may leave Africa, but Africa will never leave your heart.


- All accommodation as detailed in a double occupancy room, with private facilities.

- All meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, prepared by expert chefs.

- Park fees and conservation charges for all national parks and reserves visited.

- Expert safari drivers/guides who will accompany you throughout your journey.

- Game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles, offering optimal wildlife viewing opportunities.

- Bottled water during game drives

- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.

- All government taxes and levies


- International flights and visas.

- Travel Insurance (highly recommended).

- Optional activities or experiences not mentioned in the itinerary.

- Hot air balloon safari over the Serengeti with a bush breakfast experience.

- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, laundry, items of a personal nature.

- Tips and gratuities for safari guide and camp/lodge staff.

Important to Know:

- Children aged between 0-2 years are free of charge.

- Children aged 3-12 years pay 50% of the adult rate when sharing the same room with adults

- Children between 3-12 years pay 75% of the adult rate when staying in their separate room from adults

- Children 13 years and above are recognized as adults