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Into the Wild: Explore Tanzania's Big 5 on a 5-Day Camping Safari from Lake Manyara, Serengeti to Ngorongoro


Budget Camping
Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
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Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Your adventure begins as you arrive in Arusha, the gateway to Tanzania's iconic national parks. You will be warmly welcomed by our experienced team and transferred to your accommodation for a relaxing evening. Take this time to unwind and prepare for the exciting safari ahead.

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

Begin your safari adventure by departing for Lake Manyara National Park, known for its unique tree-climbing lions and abundant birdlife. Enjoy a thrilling game drive through the park, marveling at the diverse wildlife and stunning scenery. As the day draws to a close, settle into your comfortable campsite and unwind under the starlit African sky.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

Venture into the legendary Serengeti National Park, where the Great Migration unfolds and an array of wildlife roams free. Embark on game drives across the endless plains, keeping an eye out for lions, elephants, and other magnificent creatures. Camp amidst the wilderness, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African bush.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Wake up to the call of the wild and embark on a morning game drive in Serengeti, where each moment offers a new wildlife encounter. Later, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a natural marvel teeming with wildlife. Spend the night perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, gazing at the breathtaking views below.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater & Departure

Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a half-day safari adventure, exploring the diverse habitats and spotting an abundance of wildlife, including the majestic rhino. As your safari draws to a close, reflect on the incredible experiences you've had before departing for Arusha. Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your journey back home, carrying with you memories of a safari unlike any other.


- Transport and game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles, offering optimal wildlife viewing opportunities.

- Accommodation in comfortable safari camps

- All meals as specified in the itinerary (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

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

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

- Bottled water to keep you hydrated during your safari adventures

- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.


- International flights and visas.

- Travel Insurance (highly recommended).

- Optional activities or experiences not mentioned in the itinerary.

- Beverages, laundry, items of a personal nature.

- Tips and gratuities for safari guide and camp 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

Passenger Information:

- Passengers should bring soft-sided bags on safaris as our vehicles have limited luggage space.

- All the passengers must have an Identification Card/Passport for any internal flights.

- Baggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.

- Passengers arriving in TANZANIA will be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.


- This tour is offered by Pita Safaris.

- In the event of non-availability, we might have to change the itinerary, put you in a similar camp or lodge, or upgrade you for an additional fee.

- Prices may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you for park fees and government taxes.

- This tour is subject to the terms and conditions of Pita Safaris.

Payment Methods:

We accept payment either by credit card or by direct wire transfer.

 1. Payment by Credit Card Online

We accept Visa, Master Card, and American Express. This is the fastest and easiest method of payment as it avoids the necessity of complying with numerous banking procedures. You will need to allow for 3.9% on top of the trip cost, this being bank charges for the use of the credit card. This 3.9% charge stays with the bank, not Pita Safaris.

 2. Payment by Direct Wire Transfer

If paying by this method, any bank charges incurred will be at your cost. Beneficiary bank charges are approximately $45 and they will be added by us to your invoice. It usually takes a minimum of 3 to 5 working days for the funds to arrive in our account. At that point, we can issue your booking confirmation.