Tanzania Backapackers' Camping Safari
Visit the 'big five' areas in Tanzania on this incredible budget camping safari. The itinerary will begin with a visit to Tarangire Park, proceeding to Lake Manyara, world famous Serengeti and ending at Ngorongoro Crater. This is a tailormade tour that can be customized to your wishes and the camping accommodation can be upgraded to lodge on request. Join us on this adventure, it will be an unforgettable holiday, full of game drives and photo opportunities!
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro international Airport, meet and greet with the guide and transfer to Arusha for overnight booked on bed and breakfast basis.
In the morning after breakfast at 08.30 pick up from the hotel in Arusha with lunchbox from the lodge and transfer to Tarangire National Park for full day game viewing. At around 12.30 you will have a stop for picnic lunch and then continue your game viewing. In the evening drive to Kigongoni Campsite for dinner and overnight.
The distance from Arusha town to Tarangire National Park is 120 kms and usually takes about one and a half hour of drive to the park gate. Accommodation is based on full board.
After breakfast at 09.00 with your lunchbox transfer to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing. At around 12.30 you will have a stop for picnic lunch and then continue game viewing. In the evening drive to Twiga Campsite for dinner and overnight.
Distance from Tarangire National Park to Lake Manyara National Park is 95 kms and usually takes about one hour drivingto the park gate. Accommodation is based on full board.
After breakfast at around 08.00 transfer to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation area with packed lunch and game viewing en-route, proceed with game viewing in the Serengeti Park. In the evening drive to Serengeti Seronera Pimbi Campsite for dinner and overnight.
Distance from Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park is 150 kms (to Ndutu area, the gate between Ngorongoro and Serengeti) and 250kms (to Seronera, Serengeti Central area); it usually takes about three and a half hours to drive to the park gate.
Accommodation is based on full board.
Wake up early in the morning, taking a light breakfast and then at 06.00 go for an early morning game viewing, at around 09.15 drive back to Serengeti Serena Lodge or Pimbi Campsite for late breakfast. After breakfast take a lunchbox with you and proceed with game viewing in the park.
Around 12.30 you will stop for picnic lunch and then drive out of Serengeti to Ngorongoro Olduvai Gorge archaeological site. Spend about an hour at Olduvai and then proceed to Simba Campsite for dinner and overnight.
Distance from Serengeti (Seronera) to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is 145kms and it takes about two hours to drive to the crater rim.
Accommodation is based on full board.
After breakfast at 08.00 descend into the crater floor a for full day crater tour, around 12.30 you will have a picnic lunch inside the crater near lerai forest or hippo pool. After lunch continue with game viewing in the crater. In the evening at around 4 PM ascend the crater and drive back to Arusha for your onwards arrangement. Bed&brekfast basis for today.
End of tour.
Accommodation is mostly in modern, large two-man tents with a sewn-in ground sheet with a comfortable foam mattress spread on the ground sheet (clients bring their own sleeping bags).
Camping accommodation includes:
- All park/camping fees and taxes
- Dome tents, foam mattresses (sleeping bags upon request)
- Three meals a day while on safari whether vegetarian or non-vegetarian prepared by the cook
- Dining table and chairs, stools, full catering;
- Overnight in public camp sites, mainly within the parks with shower/toilet facilities