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Tanzania's Big Five: 8-Day Safari Adventure


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Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), you will be greeted by our hospitable team and whisked away to your elegant accommodation in Arusha. Take this day to unwind and acclimate yourself to the rhythm of Africa as you anticipate the thrilling escapades that lie 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

As the sun rises over the horizon, set off towards Lake Manyara National Park, a verdant oasis nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley. Engage in exhilarating game drives through the park's diverse habitats, where flamingos wade in the soda lake and tree-climbing lions laze in the branches. Immerse yourself in the symphony of nature before retiring to a luxurious lodge for the night.

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

Embark on a scenic drive to the legendary Serengeti National Park, a sprawling savannah that serves as the stage for the Great Migration spectacle. Arrive in time for an afternoon game drive, where the golden light bathes the landscape in a mesmerizing glow. Revel in the magic of the Serengeti while staying in a deluxe tented camp under the vast African sky.

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

Dive deeper into the wonders of the Serengeti with a full day of exploration. Follow the trail of the wildebeest herds, witness predators on the prowl, and marvel at the endless plains that stretch to the horizon. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the heart of the wilderness before returning to your camp for an evening filled with starlit serenity.

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

Venture towards the Ngorongoro Crater, a natural amphitheater teeming with wildlife diversity. Descend into this ancient caldera for a half-day game drive, where you may encounter the elusive black rhino, prides of lions, and a kaleidoscope of bird species. Retreat to a luxurious lodge perched on the crater rim for a night of tranquility.

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 Crater

Embark on a full-day safari within the Ngorongoro Crater, an ecological marvel that hosts an unparalleled concentration of wildlife. Marvel at the interactions between predator and prey against the backdrop of the crater walls, creating a spectacle that is both raw and captivating. Return to your lodge with stories of the day's adventures to share around the evening campfire.

Accommodation Options:

BUDGET: Country Lodge Karatu

LOWER MID-RANGE: Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge

MID-RANGE: Ngorongoro Farm House

SEMI-LUXURY: Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge

LUXURY: The Manor at Ngorongoro

Day 7: Tarangire National Park

Bid farewell to Ngorongoro as you journey to Tarangire National Park, a hidden gem renowned for its ancient baobab trees and massive elephant herds. Traverse the rugged terrain on game drives, encountering a mosaic of wildlife that includes graceful giraffes, imposing elephants, and elusive leopards. Retreat to a deluxe camp nestled in the heart.

Accommodation Options:

BUDGET: Tarangire Tortilis Camp

LOWER MID-RANGE: Lake Burunge Tented Lodge

MID-RANGE: Tarangire Safari Lodge

SEMI-LUXURY: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

LUXURY: Tarangire Treetops

Day 8: Departure

Begin your final day with a magical morning game drive in Tarangire, savoring the tranquility of the African bush as the sun paints the landscape in golden hues. Watch as the wildlife awakens to greet the new day, capturing unforgettable moments with your camera. After breakfast, bid adieu to Tarangire as you journey back to Arusha and onward to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight, carrying with you cherished memories of an epic Tanzanian safari adventure.


- 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.