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Tanzania Explorer's Dream: 9-Day Safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Lake Eyasi


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Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Your adventure begins as you touch down in Arusha, the gateway to Tanzania's safari circuit. Upon arrival, our dedicated team will welcome you and escort you to your accommodation, where you can unwind and prepare for the exciting journey ahead.

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

After a hearty breakfast, you will depart from Arusha and make your way to Tarangire National Park. Known for its vast elephant herds, ancient baobab trees, and diverse birdlife, Tarangire offers a captivating introduction to Tanzania's wildlife wonders. Enjoy thrilling game drives as you seek out the park's resident wildlife against the backdrop of stunning landscapes.

Accommodation Options:

BUDGET: Sangaiwe Tented Lodge

LOWER MID-RANGE: Tarangire Tortilis Camp

MID-RANGE: Tarangire Safari Lodge

SEMI-LUXURY: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

LUXURY: Tarangire Treetops

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

Today, your safari adventure continues as you head to Lake Manyara National Park, a hidden gem nestled at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. Explore the park's lush forests, grassy plains, and alkaline lake, home to tree-climbing lions, pink flamingos, and a variety of bird species. Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of this picturesque park.

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

Prepare for an unforgettable journey to the world-famous Serengeti National Park, renowned for its dramatic landscapes and abundant wildlife. As you venture deeper into the park, be prepared to witness the spectacle of the Great Migration, where thousands of wildebeest and zebras traverse the plains in search of greener pastures. Experience the magic of the Serengeti on exhilarating game drives that promise extraordinary encounters with the Big Five and more.

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

Your exploration of the Serengeti continues today with another full day of safari adventures. Follow the trail of wildlife across the vast savannah plains, keeping your eyes peeled for predators on the prowl and iconic herds of herbivores. Capture stunning photographs of the wildlife in their natural habitat and relish the serenity of the African wilderness.

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 Conservation Area

Embark on a half-day excursion to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the Ngorongoro Crater, a natural amphitheater teeming with wildlife. Descend into the crater floor for an immersive safari experience, where you can spot an array of animals, including lions, elephants, and rhinos, against the backdrop of the crater walls.

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: Lake Eyasi

Bid farewell to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area as you journey to Lake Eyasi, a hidden oasis nestled between the Ngorongoro Highlands and the Serengeti. Here, you will have the unique opportunity to visit the Datoga tribe, one of Tanzania's indigenous communities, and gain insight into their traditional way of life. Engage with the locals, learn about their customs, and appreciate the cultural diversity of Tanzania.

Accommodation Options:

BUDGET: Tindinga Tented Camp

LOWER MID-RANGE: Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge

MID-RANGE: Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge

SEMI-LUXURY: Ziwani Lodge

LUXURY: Kisima Ngeda Camp

Day 8: Lake Eyasi to Karatu

After an enriching cultural experience at Lake Eyasi, you will set out to explore the lifestyle of the Hadzabe hunter-gatherers, one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in East Africa. Witness their ancient traditions, participate in a hunting demonstration, and visit a local blacksmith to witness the craftsmanship of traditional weapons and tools. Later, journey to Karatu, a charming town situated on the edge of the Ngorongoro Highlands, where you will spend the night in comfort, surrounded by the serene beauty of the Tanzanian countryside.

Accommodation Options:

BUDGET: Country Lodge Karatu

LOWER MID-RANGE: Ngorongoro Farm House

MID-RANGE: Acacia Farm House

SEMI-LUXURY: Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge

LUXURY: The Manor at Ngorongoro

Day 9: Karatu Exploration and Departure

On your final day, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Karatu by visiting the bustling local markets, where you can browse through a variety of handicrafts, textiles, and fresh produce. Interact with the warm and welcoming Maasai community, known for their distinctive culture and colorful attire, and gain insight into their way of life. Indulge in the authentic flavors of Tanzanian cuisine, savoring traditional dishes that showcase the rich culinary heritage of the region.

As your safari adventure draws to a close, bid farewell to Karatu and make your way back to Arusha. From Arusha, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) for your onward journey home, filled with cherished memories of your unforgettable Tanzanian safari experience.


- 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

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.