Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire National Parks

(Choose to Substitute Lake Eyasi for Tarangire Park)

6 Day Tanzania Safaris With Pickup & Return to Any Arusha Location

Leopard at Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya - Africa Kenya Safaris

What’s the best part of this all-inclusive safari tour? You don’t have to choose which of our exciting Tanzania parks to visit – you’ll see all of the very best!

Who hasn’t heard of the great Serengeti with its endless plains and uncountable animals? Not many parks can claim wildlife numbers in the millions, but at Serengeti, the numbers of wildebeests stretched out before you on the savannah will astound.

Everything about the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is brilliant – the deep colors of its landscapes, the density of its wildlife, and the magical nature of going into the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Here, you are entering a new universe of experience, cut off from the rest of Africa.

Lake Manyara National Park defies expectations – imagine the cobalt blue of the lake set off by an immense feathery swath of bright pink flamingoes. And then, add on a rich green carpet of acacia forest holding monkeys and baboons, zebra, and eland. Anything else? Yes, tree-climbing lions!

Finally, our African safari adventure lands us at Tarangire National Park, home to over 3,000 elephants, complemented by immense and unusually bizarre baobab trees.

If you wish, you can substitute Lake Eyasi for Tarangire. Eyasi is home to several bushman tribes, living as they have for thousands of years. A visit here is a cultural window into another time and place.

This grand tour is a spectacle of landforms, spectacular wildlife, and indigenous cultures. We will cover it all over six adventure-filled days. Read on to learn more about this very complete safari journey.

What’s Cool About These Parks?

Did we mention the tree-climbing lions at Lake Manyara? The park is known for this unusual sub-species, lazing about overhead on the acacia tree branches. Manyara is also home to over 400 bird species nesting in the trees and filling its colorful skies.

Everything about the Serengeti is immense, almost without limit. Over 3,000 lions grace its sweeping plains, the largest number of any park in Africa. It is here the wildebeests, zebra, and gazelle form the heart of the world’s greatest migration of wildlife – a timeless display of survival, moving in a seemingly endless train in search of water and taller grasses. It’s a spectacular sight, experienced nowhere else.

And for another unique experience, few parks can touch Ngorongoro. Consider this: it’s the world’s largest intact volcanic crater, home to over 25,000 animals, everything from lions to flamingoes, in a density of wildlife that ensures numerous sightings throughout our exploration into its deep reaches. Plus, the sunsets and sunrises at its crater rim are amongst the best in Africa.

Tarangire Park is especially delightful if you would rather see elephants than tourists, for the great pachyderms greatly outnumber its visitors in this sometimes overlooked reserve. What many don’t know is the park is home to its own mini-migration – zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, lions, and especially elephants herd into the park from July to October.

Have you ever met a bushman? Not many have but at Lake Eyasi you’ll be witnessing an ancient culture that has barely changed over the millennium. The Hadzabi bushmen are hunter-gathers, inhabiting this area for over 10,000 years. They are welcoming and you can join their daily life and rituals.

Three giraffes in Lake Manyara National Park
Wildebeest Migration - Serengeti National Park Tanzania and Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya - Africa Kenya Safaris

Fast & Flexible

At AKS you write the rules. Travel and explore at your own pace in you own way. We’re fast, flexible, and always ready to respond to your requests. Book in advance or even the day before. We’ll get you out on safari – pronto!

A large luxurious double room with African themed decor at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

The Extras

Depending on your choice of accommodation you can enjoy extras like traditional dances and music around the boma, spa, boutique, massage, swimming pool, children’s menu, same-day laundry service, Wi-Fi, special dietary menus, honeymoon suites, family cottages, and more.

Stay Connected or Not. Your Choice.

We realize you’re on safari to get away from the usual. Still, there are times you may want to go online… perhaps to share your photos and adventures with friends. Our safari vehicles connect with Wi-Fi, about 75% of the time so you can usually connect when you want.

The Details

No one is more important to the success of your safari than your guide. At Africa Kenya Safaris, we have the friendliest, most experienced driver/guides. They will guide, host, inform, and look after you like the special guest you are. That’s our guarantee.

You’ll safari in style out to the parks in your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – the best way to experience Africa with its higher seating for better views and its rugged all-wheel drive.

We give you more at AKS – customization, flexibility, and lots of choices. Your safari includes park entrance fees, game drives, accommodations, and meals. Plus, we always offer economy, comfort, superior comfort, or luxury safari lodges or tented camps.

Please give us a shout at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your personalized safari adventure for yourself, your family, and your friends.

Gathering of the Hadzabe tribe

Check Out Your Ride

Experience your Africa Kenya Safari in a customized pop-top roof 4x4x Safari Jeep that features: Portable fridge/Cooler Box, 4 Binoculars, long-range high-frequency radio, 4G/LTE broadband WIFI connectivity, AC 230 V Power Outlets, First Aid Kit, Safari Guide Books, Baby Seats (on request), Side steps (on request) and most importantly an expert multi-lingual safari guide who will ensure you have an incredible safari experience.

Day 1

Arusha – Lake Manyara

2 ½ Hour Drive

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

7:30 am: Let’s get this safari started – your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will pull up to your hotel, residence, or another place of your choosing, in a private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

En route to Lake Manyara Park, we’ll be passing through Maasai country where we may spot the Maasai herders tending their flocks.

Get ready for the onslaught of colors that greets us at Lake Manyara – the cobalt alkaline lake, contrasting with vibrant flocks of feathery pink flamingoes, crowding its shores.

The deep greens of the park’s acacia forest hold all manner of wildlife such as elephants, giraffes, impalas, wildebeests, and active troops of baboons.

But it’s perhaps the tree-climbing lions that are a signature attraction of the park. You may spot them lazily napping way up on the branches of acacia trees, just waiting to have their picture taken.

We’ll enjoy our first safari evening at our Lake Manyara safari lodge or tented camp.

Day 2

Lake Manyara - Serengeti

4 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

What’s the secret to an active and fulfilling safari? An early rise. This is the time to see the big cats when the air is cool and the park is just starting to come alive into the new day.   

We’ll take a game drive, enjoy breakfast and head out to the great Serengeti.

This will be a scenic and fun journey – we’ll stop to enjoy the countryside and also have a picnic lunch.

And then, we will come upon the vastness of the Serengeti, stretching out to the horizon. Upon it… immense numbers of wildebeests, zebra, and perhaps the greatest collection of lions in Africa.

We will have the opportunity for unlimited game drives to discover the Serengeti’s many surprises and varieties of wildlife including topi, hartebeest, and waterbuck.

Our first of two Serengeti evenings will be at our tented camp or safari lodge.

Day 3

Full Day at Serengeti

Full Day at Serengeti

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

There is nothing like the quiet of the early morning and the soft sunlight upon the trees and grasses on this new day.

This is a time of unlimited game drives and we’ll explore the massive savannahs of the Serengeti, taking in the wildebeests, the zebras, and the big cats in their huge numbers throughout the park.

Should you be here during February/March you’ll be astonished by the scene unfolding before you: up to half a million wildebeests and zebras calving across the immense reaches of the Serengeti.

Just a few months later, from July through October, the now young calves, along with the adults of the herd form the heart of what’s known as the Great Migration – millions of herding grazers in long processions moving across the plains and into the Masai Mara in their timeless search for food.

While here, we will also explore other areas of the park, such as forest and marshlands, where we will look for hippos and crocodiles

We’ll spend our second Serengeti evening at our safari lodge or tented camp.

Day 4

Serengeti – Ngorongoro

3 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Up early again for another busy day – we’re headed for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

We’ll breakfast and set out in our private 4 x 4 Jeep, but along our route, we’ll make a stop at the world-famous Olduvai Gorge, perhaps the richest archaeological site on the planet. For here, the earth has opened up to provide a treasure trove of early humankind’s fossilized tools and artifacts, a veritable record of our ancient development.

Traveling on, we’ll come upon the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, a vast volcanic caldera of 263 sq km (101 sq mi), isolated from the rest of Africa. The world’s largest intact crater is its own universe of grassland, swamp, and woodlands, a dense habitat of tens of thousands of animals.

Our 4 x 4 Jeep will carefully negotiate the steep descent down the crater wall taking us to this magnificent ecosystem.

Every sort of wildlife inhabits this isolated world and we will be tracking for lion, leopard, buffalo, black rhino, zebra, antelope, and bird life such as pink flamingoes.

We’ll enjoy our lunch in this rich environment, marveling at the profusion of wildlife gathered in this special space.

Then as late afternoon approaches, we’ll head back up the crater wall for another African surprise, a signature Ngorongoro sunset.

Come evening, we’ll relax at our Ngorongoro accommodation.

Day 5

Ngorongoro - Tarangire (3 Hour Drive) OR

Ngorongoro – Lake Eyasi (2 Hour Drive)

Day 6

Tarangire - Arusha

3 Hour Drive

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Let’s get up early on our final safari day to enjoy the peaceful vibe in this special park. Our morning game drive will provide opportunities for last looks at the big cats, the zebras, rhinos, and of course, the elephants.

Soon, it’s time to begin our journey back to Arusha. We’ll have you back at your residence, hotel, airport, or another place of your choosing in the afternoon.

Or, from Lake Eyasi, we will journey back to Arusha.

Six days, four parks, and hundreds, if not thousands of our precious wild animals. We hope we’ve filled your mind and memory with unforgettable images, thoughts, and feelings from our incredible natural world. From everyone at Africa Kenya Safaris, thank you for your time, interest, and commitment to our special way of life!

Exciting 4x4 Tanzania safaris from Arusha town

Tour Highlights

Safari tourists enjoying hot drinks by the campfire on the shore of Lake Eyasi

Trip Summary:

  • Tour code: TS04
  • Duration:  6 Days, 5 Nights
  • Operation: Daily departures
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Suitable for: Solo travelers, families, honeymooners e.t.c
  • Travel mode: Road on a standard 4×4 Land cruiser
  • Accommodation: Economy, Comfort or Luxury safari lodges and tented camps (you choose).
  • Activities: Game drives
  • Trip Flow:  
  1. Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park. 
  2. Day 2: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park.
  3. Day 3: Full day at  Serengeti National Park
  4. Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater (with visit to Olduvai Gorge)
  5. Day 5: Ngorongoro – Tarangire National Park or Lake Eyasi (you choose).
  6. Day 6: Tarangire OR Lake Eyasi – Arusha.
  • Possible extensions:     
  1. Combined Kenya & Tanzania safaris.
  2. Zanzibar beach holiday extension.
  3. Climb Africa’s highest mountain – Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Optional Extras (at an extra cost):  
  1. Masai Village visit
  2. Hot Air Balloon over the wildlife-rich Serengeti plains

Safari Accommodations

Lake Manyara National Park

A room with a double bed in the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options
Lake Manyara Serena safari Lodge, Kilimamoja Lodge, Escarpment Luxury Lodge
Kirurumu Tented Camp
Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options
Kirurumu Tented Lodge
A single bed in a room in Octagon Lodge safari accommodation
Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options
Highview Hotel, Highview Coffee Lodge , Octagon Lodge Karatu

Ngorongoro Crater

A large luxurious double room with African themed decor at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options
Ngorongoro serena lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro farmhouse Suite , Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, Kitela camp
Breakfast with a view of the swimming pool at The Retreat at Ngorongoro
Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options
The Retreat at Ngorongoro,Hhando Coffee Lodge, Acacia Farm Lodge, Angata Ngorongoro Tented Camp,Ngorongoro farmhouse , Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge, Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
A single bed in a room in Octagon Lodge safari accommodation
Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options
Ngorongoro Wild Camp, Ngorongoro Safari Lodge, Tloma Lodge, Marera Valle Lodge Karatu , Octagon Lodge Karatu, Country Lodge Karatu, Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Forest Lodge, Pamoja Africa Lodge Karatu

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti National Park Tanzania safari - Africa Kenya Safaris
Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options
Serengeti serena lodge, Serengeti Sopa Lodge , Ole Serai Tented, Kubu Kubu Tented Camp/lodge , Mbalageti tented Lodge Chalet Rooms, Ndutu Under Canvas , Mara Under Canvas, Lahia Tented Lodge
A four poster bed with complimentary cocktails at Acacia Seronera Luxury Camp safari accommodation
Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options

Kirurumu Serengeti Central Camp, Kirurumu Serengeti North Camp, Kirurumu Serengeti South Camp, Ang’ata Tented Camp, Mbalageti Lodge, Acacia Seronera Luxury Camp, Acacia Central Camp, Lobo Wildlife Lodge, Seronera Wildlife Lodge

A room with two single beds at the Serengeti Osopuko Camp safari accommodation
Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options
Serengeti Ikoma Wild Camp, Serengeti Wild Camp , Serengeti Wildebeest Camp, Serengeti Safari Lodge, Serengeti Osopuko Camp, Pamoja Serengeti Luxury Camp

Tarangire National Park

The swimming pool at Tarangire Sopa Lodge safari accommodation
Luxury level
Lodge/tented Camp options
Tarangire Osupuko lodge, Tarangire Sopa Lodge, Tarangire Safari Lodge
A four poster double bed with bird towel decorations at the Acacia Tarangire Luxury Camp safari accommodation
Comfort level
Lodge/tented camp options
Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge, Ang’ata tented Camp – Tarangire, Maramboi Tented Lodge, Acacia Tarangire Luxury Camp
A table and chair at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge with tea, a journal, safari guide books and a safari hat
Economy level
Lodge/tented camp options
Sangaiwe tented camp, Burunge Tented Lodge


Please check out our prices for these private safaris – you’ll see they are the most reasonable anywhere for each tour. There are no hidden fees, plus you’ll travel in safari-style in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Prices are in USD per person for a double/twin en-suite room.

To view our tour prices for the 3 Safari Seasons, please click High, Peak or Low

Your Tour Includes

  • Transport in a 4 x 4 Landcruiser Jeep
  • Pick up and drop off at your Arusha location
  • Our experienced and friendly English speaking/other language guide/driver
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Park entrance fees
  • Game viewing drives
  • All meals on safari
  • Government taxes and local levies
  • The Flying Doctors emergency medical evacuation/rescue insurance cover
Not Included In the Tour Price:

– Bottled & Soft Drinks
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities

Lots of Ways To Stay

Safari Lodge or Tented Camp?
Economy, Comfort, or Luxury?

We offer lots of ways to settle into your safari evening. Some people like the familiar four walls of a traditional lodge. Others go for the outdoors feel of a tented camp. Either way, both lodge or tented camp come in economy, comfort, and lux editions. Choose the accommodation style that suits your needs. And then, which level of service works for you.

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