Tanzania camping safari

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Tanzania camping safari is a budget safari in Tanzania, the quintessential private African safari experience. Just a piece of cloth between you and the African night. A quire of nocturnal birds, insects and distant roaring lions lullabies you to sleep.
Sitting around an open camp fire with the southern skies bright over head is the real way of appreciating Africa’s magic. There are campsites everywhere and camping facilitates in all our safari itineraries, to any park or wilderness area in Tanzania.

Day 01 Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Your Tour starts with the drive to Tarangire, Tanzania’s fifth largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah and up to six thousand elephant.
Driving time without game viewing approx 2 hours.
Overnight at a public campsite at Tarangire. Packed lunch and dinner included.

Day 02 Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast you drive to Lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, hippo and others.
Driving time without game viewing approx 1 hour.
Overnight at a public campsite at Lake Manyara. All meals included.

Day 03 Lake Manyara – Serengeti

From Lake Manyara you drive towards one of the most famous wildlife conservation areas in the world. First you reach for a short walk a the Naabi Hill Kopjes (huge granite boulders) where you can go for a short walk. After lunch you continue on game drives all afternoon at the vast Serengeti National Park, one of the most famous game reserves worldwide and named after the ancient Masai word ‘Siringet’, meaning endless plains.
Driving time without game viewing approx 3 hours. 
Overnight at a public campsite at Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 04 Serengeti National Park

A full day of game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species.
Overnight at a public campsite at Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 05 Serengeti – Ngorongoro

Early morning game drive at Serengeti followed by a visit at the hippo pools and the Seronera Visitors Center. After breakfast in the bush you proceed with game driving till afternoon before you return to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. En route you can visit a Masai Village (additional cost of 50 USD).
Driving time without game viewing 3 hours.
Overnight at a public campsite at Ngorongoro. All meals included.

Day 06 Ngorongoro Crater-Lake Eyasi

After Morning breakfast you will descend down the Ngorongoro crater where you will spend six hrs exploring Ngorongoro crater which is a World Heritage Site and home to nearly 25,000 animals, giving you a very real chance of spotting the big five: lion, elephant, endangered black rhino, buffalo and leopard plus countless other African mammal species. You will witness the magnificent array of habitats, each with its own unique wildlife and flora. You will take time out to stretch your legs and enjoy a picnic lunch at Ngoitokitok Springs watching the hippos jostle for position in the water. After lunch you will proceed with game viewing leaving the crater floor in the late afternoon drive to Lake Eyasi for dinner and Overnight

Day 07 Lake Eyasi– Arusha

This morning our guides will introduce us to the Hadzabe Bushman Tribe that inhabits the area. This is a hunter/gatherer tribe that lives much as they have since the Stone Age. They hunt for small game with homemade poison arrows and gather berries, nuts, and honey. They have no permanent home, preferring instead to make shelter of leaves and other bush each night. As human activities and agriculture have increased, their very existence is under constant threat. It is considered a very special privilege to have the opportunity to learn firsthand about their culture and lifestyle. Following our visit to the Hadzabe, we will meet the neighboring Datonga Tribe. This tribe is known for their many metalsmiths who trade with the Hadzabe, providing them with the arrows that they use to hunt as well as beautiful metal jewelry. Late afternoon we will drive to Arusha

Items included:

  • Camping safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Professional, English-speaking safari cook
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, Sleeping bag, tables etc.)
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park & Camping fees
  • Ngorongoro Crater services

Items excluded:

  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips (Highly recommended)