On this 4-day camping safari you will explore the Tarangire National Park with its huge elephant herds, the diverse landscapes of Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, a collapsed volcano filled with wild animals.
The tour departs every Friday.
What is included in the tour
- Camping safari according to the itinerary
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- Professional, English-speaking safari cook
- Overnight stays in safari tents
- Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Mineral water
- All mentioned activities
- All national park fees
- Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
What is NOT included in the tour
- Sleeping bag
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance
- Tarangire National Park – Game drive
- African Rift Valley – Viewpoint
- Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive
- Lake Manyara National Park – Game drive
On our adventure camping safaris you will be immersed in the East African wilderness. You will travel on rough adventurous roads, pass tiny rural settlements and see fascinating landscapes and abundant wildlife.
All your senses will be involved; from smelling early morning coffee, experiencing the thrill of a kill to the chill of a morning game drive. Falling asleep to the hooting of an owl or waking up with the roaring of a lion is what you will experience. The safari experience is all the more intense as you are ‘right in the middle’ of it all. The nearness to the nature, especially at night with its nocturnal sounds, compensates for the luxury of a lodge.
Our camping safaris in Tanzania offer all of this and are therefore perfect for nature lovers and those who are looking for a break from civilisation and its comforts. Camping is to experience East Africa’s nature, animals and cultures in an affordable way.
Day 1 Arusha – Tarangire National Park
After a short safari briefing in the morning, you will travel southwest towards the Tarangire National Park. The park has a diversity of landscapes including grass, acacia woodlands and forests and it is especially popular for its huge elephant herds and animals gathering at the river and swamps. Animals range from swarms of yellow breasted lovebirds to kudus, buffaloes, giraffes, eland and the weird-looking gerenuk. Predators include lions, leopards and hyenas, while wild dogs are rare. In the late afternoon you will arrive at a campsite inside the park, where you will spend the night in tents.
Day 2 Tarangire National Park – Lake Manyara National Park –Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast, you will leave the Tarangire National Park and drive via the town of Mto wa Mbu to the Lake Manyara National Park. This park with its shallow alkaline lake stretches along the base of the Rift Valley Escarpment. Lake Manyara attracts thousands of birds, including huge flocks of flamingos. Other animals in the park include buffaloes, elephants, hippos and Masai giraffes as well as troops of boisterous baboons and monkeys in the forests. The park once became famous for tree climbing lions and if you are lucky to spot them you will be amused by the site of these animals lounging on branches in the acacia trees. After a game drive in the park you will ascend to the Ngorongoro highlands, where you will overnight on a campsite situated on the crater’s edge with magnificent views of the caldera below.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater – Mto wa Mbu
Rise and shine! After an early breakfast at your campsite, you will travel down a precipitous trail into the crater. Its grass plains and acacia forests are home to almost all the species of animals found in the East African savannah. In only a few hours you might see all of the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – as well as eland, mountain reedbucks, hyenas and rare wild dogs. After an extensive game drive and a picnic lunch inside the crater, you will leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and travel to Mto wa Mbu, where you will spend the night in a tent on a campsite.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 4 Mto wa Mbu – Arusha
After a leisurely breakfast, you will start your journey back to Arusha, where you will arrive around midday. You will be dropped off in the city centre or at the airport.Breakfast; Lunch
Min. number to guarantee tour: 2
Max number of participants: 7 per vehicle (window seat guaranteed)
Departure day: every Friday
Price: 1,210 USD
Single Supplement: 65 USD