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Tanzania's Big 5: 6-Day Safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro


Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
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Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), you will be warmly welcomed by our team and transferred to your accommodation in Arusha, the gateway to Tanzania's safari circuit. Relax and unwind as you 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: Lake Manyara National Park

After a hearty breakfast, depart for Lake Manyara National Park, a gem nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley. Explore the park's diverse habitats, from the lush groundwater forest to the vast soda lake, home to flocks of flamingos. Keep your eyes peeled for the famous tree-climbing lions and a variety of wildlife during your game drive. Later, retreat to your lodge for a restful evening surrounded by nature's tranquility.

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 3: Serengeti National Park

Today, set out for the legendary Serengeti National Park, an expansive wilderness that hosts the Great Migration, one of the most spectacular wildlife events on the planet. Enjoy thrilling game drives as you witness the endless plains teeming with wildlife, including lions, elephants, and giraffes. The Serengeti's dramatic landscapes and abundant wildlife promise an unforgettable safari experience. Spend the night in the heart of the park, listening to the sounds of the African bush under a blanket of stars.

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 4: Serengeti National Park

Awaken to the sights and sounds of the Serengeti for a full day of exploration. Follow your expert guide on game drives to track down the Big 5 and witness the circle of life unfold in the wild. Marvel at the sheer beauty of the savannah, dotted with acacia trees and roaming wildlife. Capture stunning photographs and create lasting memories of your time in this iconic park.

Following an exciting day of game drives, your driver will drop you off safely to 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 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Depart for the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater, a natural amphitheater teeming with wildlife. Descend into the crater for a half-day safari, where you'll encounter an incredible concentration of animals, including rhinos, lions, and hippos. Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by the breathtaking scenery before ascending to the crater rim for a night overlooking this natural wonder.

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 6: Ngorongoro to Arusha & Departure

Savor a final morning game drive in Ngorongoro, bidding farewell to the wildlife-rich crater. Journey back to Arusha, reflecting on the incredible experiences and memories you've collected along the way. Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward flight, carrying with you the magic of Tanzania's wilderness and the promise of a return to this captivating land.


- 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.