Camping Safari 6 days
This Budget camping safari 6 days in Tanzania will take you to Arusha National park then to the the beautiful Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara, and Serengeti “The endless plain”
If seeing the Serengeti is top of your safari bucket list, then this itinerary is ideal as you get to spend three nights in this park. Depending on the season, this tour will give you the best chance of seeing the annual wildebeest and zebra migration. Other major destinations included on this itinerary include the Tarangire National Park and Africa’s amazing natural wonder, the Ngorongoro Crater.
Embarking on a 6-day camping safari in Tanzania promises an immersive and authentic adventure into the heart of the African wilderness. This journey combines the thrill of close encounters with wildlife, the serenity of camping under the star-lit skies, and the breathtaking landscapes that make Tanzania a premier safari destination. In this article, we’ll outline a sample itinerary, highlighting the unique experiences that await those who choose to explore Tanzania’s treasures through a camping safari.
When planning your camping safari 6 days, be mindful of the seasonal variations in weather and wildlife activity. The dry season, from June to October, is generally ideal for wildlife viewing, while the wet season, from November to April, brings lush landscapes and migratory birdlife. Selecting the right season aligns with your preferences, whether you seek optimal game viewing or a more vibrant, green setting.
- Game Drives sessions
- Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Transfer from & to the airport
- Nights’ Camping accommodation
- 6 Days Safari Activity
- Visit Arusha, Tarangire,Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara National Park
- Camping safari according to the itinerary
- Private Jeep 4×4 equipped with refrigerator, portable charging stations and pop-up roof
- Unlimited mileage game drive
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- Overnight stays in Camping Sites (Camping tents)
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Mineral water on all days
- All mentioned activities
- All park entrances fees
- All government taxes
- Flights ( International)
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Tips for safari guide
- Personal expenses in nature such as money for souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees etc.
- Visa fees ( 100 USD for American and 50 USD for non-American)
- Immunization documents ( yellow fever recommended for visa processing on arrivals)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and /or park fees
DepartureKilimanjaro Int. Airport
Day 1: Moshi to Arusha National Park
We will commence the Northern Circuit Safari by traveling to Arusha National Park. The game drive will travel along the shores of Lake Momella and through the bronzed bush where the Ngurduto Crater Buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, warthogs, zebras and Gazelle reside throughout the year. The elusive leopards and elephants tend to be shy at Arusha but there is a chance of spotting them. Renowned for flawless memories, the Northern Circuit Safari offers more than the exquisite game drives. Education and exploration are on the agenda, we will set out on foot.
The stroll is a chance to feel the sensation Africa’s vibrant pulse through the soles of your feet and experience the bush at its core. You will be accompanied by an armed ranger for the walk. He will guide you through the luscious forest up to the crystal waterfall and lead you to the area for viewing the black and white colobus monkeys. Overnight at a camp close to Arusha National Park.
Day 2: Arusha National Park to Tarangire National Park to Mto wa Mbu
The Tarangire National Park is a scenic haven that contains a high diversity of bird species. The African elephant is the largest mammal on land and the herds in the park are a remarkable sight. Tarangire’s wildlife includes elephants, lions, giraffes, warthogs, ostriches, impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes, and baboons. We will drive to Mto wa Mbu and reach the campsite in the late afternoon.
Day 3: Mto wa Mbu to Serengeti National Park
You will continue your journey to Serengeti National Park. It contains the world’s largest concentration of wildlife including zebra, gazelles, lions, wildebeest, elephants and giraffe. The seasonal migration of the masses of wildebeest is a magnificent sight. Serengeti means ‘The Land that Moves on Forever’ and the splendid plains of savannah validate this. We will stop for lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) and then the game drive will journey further into the park. Once the game drive is over we will proceed to the Serengeti Camp where an appetising dinner and comprehensive camping facilities will be provided.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
Our early morning game drive is exhilarating. The calls of the animals are clear and scents of crisp air linger. Tracks left by predators on the prowl are untouched and could lead us to their den. The splendid rays of orange, pink and purple start to emerge on the horizon as the birds’ melodies begin to harmonize. The park is home to leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, elands, wild dogs, crocodiles, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos and various antelope. A delicious lunch will be served at the park. In the afternoon, we will depart for the Simba Campsite located at the Ngorongoro Crater rim.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara National Park
We will drive to the Ngorongoro Crater early in the morning. We will have a scrumptious picnic lunch and go on a game drive. The large amount of wildlife as well as the fauna and flora are traits that attribute towards the title of ‘Africa’s Garden of Eden’. Due to the lofty structure, few animals migrate in and out of the crater, so there is a big chance of seeing every member of ‘The Big 5’ in one day.
You could also encounter vultures, zebra, hippo, wildebeest and hyenas. The alkaline lake attracts flamingos, geese and storks. Our dedicated, skilled, experienced guides will ensure that you discover all the glorious wonders of nature. We will drive to Fanaka Camp and they will provide comprehensive camping facilities.
Day 6: Lake Manyara National Park to Moshi
Extending for miles along the emerald base of the gold flecked Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park, can only be described as an array of vistas. Giraffes that are so dark in coloration, they appear to be black from a distance and the tree climbing lions roam the savannah plains. Monkeys cling to the canopies of the forest whilst the hippos disguise themselves in the waters of the soda lake.
With over four hundred species, Lake Manyara is a birdwatcher’s delight. Some of the wildlife includes buffalo, zebras, wildebeest, mongoose, klipspringer and bushbuck. A lovely picnic lunch will be served in the park and after the game drive. We will drive back to Moshi. Transfer to Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport can be arranged on request.