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Adventure camping safaris Tanzania

Camping Safaris

Connect to nature and immerse yourself in Tanzania’s national parks

Tanzania Camping Safaris

Experience an Adventure Camping Safari and spend an exciting holiday in Tanzania’s great outdoors. This experience is perfect for those seeking to disengage from city life and connect to nature.

The distinctive call of the dove and weaver birds is your morning alarm. As you emerge from your tent into the breaking dawn landscape, the aroma of coffee fills the air. The vibrancy of nature at this time is particularly striking, with low golden light casting long shadows of trees over the camp.

A short time later, you set off on a morning game drive with our expert guides behind the wheel of an adapted 4×4. Stay alert for any movement or flash of colour, which may be a stalking leopard, a family of foraging mongooses or a giant Ground Hornbill in search of a snake-sized meal. The anticipation of what you may encounter is the thrill.

On our adventure camping safaris, you will venture deep into the wilds of Tanzania’s national parks. You will travel on rough, adventurous roads, pass tiny rural settlements, and see fascinating landscapes and abundant wildlife. At night, you stay in mostly unfenced campsites either insider or just outside the national parks.

All your senses will be involved. From experiencing the delicate balance between life and death whilst witnessing a chase and kill, to falling asleep to the call of a hooting owl or waking up to the sound of giggling hyenas. The safari experience is all the more intense as you are ‘right in the middle’ of it all. The nearness to nature, especially at night with millions of stars above, combined with an orchestra of nocturnal sounds, is an unforgettable experience.

On an adventure camping safari, you can leave the chores to us, relax, and experience every sight and sound. Our team will handle the setup and takedown of spacious canvas dome tents that accommodate two people. A safari cook will prepare delicious meals, which will be served on tables and chairs beneath a shaded tree.

When planning your experience, opt for a private safari to choose your itinerary, travel dates, and companions. Alternatively, join a scheduled group safari, limited to seven people, for an authentic safari experience at a reduced cost.

As a local operator, we continually strive to create exciting itineraries. With our vehicles, equipment, and teams, you can rest assured that you will have a unique and safe experience. Camping is to experience East Africa’s nature, animals, and cultures affordably.

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Sleeping in a tent with only a thin canvas wall separating you from nature is an unforgettable experience. Lying on a comfortable mattress, you will feel grounded to the unsensed rhythm of the turning earth. In the morning, look up at the canvas roof and see the silhouette of tree leaves swaying in the breeze. You’ll hear every insect, bird, and animal, from the alarm call of a fleeing group of Guinea Fowl to the distant chirp of a Cheetah.

Your accommodation is a 2-person dome tent (2.5m x 2.5m and 1.8m high | 8.2 feet x 8.2 feet and 5.9 feet high), with built-in mosquito nets at the entrances and windows. Comfortable 5 cm thick sleeping mattresses and robust, high-quality camping equipment such as tables, safari chairs, functional cutlery and crockery are provided. You overnight on public campsites with shared ablution facilities provided by the national park authorities.

Adventure camping safari setup

On a Tanzania camping safari, you overnight in two-person dome tents.

Plates cutlery glasses

We bring all the equipment you need: from tables and chairs to spoons and forks.

Guest sitting on sleeping mattress in dome tent

You sleep on mattresses on the floor. The tents are 1.8m (5.9 feet) high.

Public campsite

We set up camp at public campsites with shared basic ablutions.

Dome tents camping safari Tanzania

The two-person dome tents have mosquito netting on entrance and windows.

What to expect on a camping safari in Tanzania?

Adventure Camping is an experiential opportunity to spend every hour of the day in nature without distractions from the modern world. It is a chance to appreciate the simplicity of life.

You will stay in public campsites inside the park or on the park’s boundary. The park campsites are mostly unfenced, and it is not unlikely that you may find elephants wandering between the tents or bump into antelopes on your way to the shower. In the ablution blocks, you will find flushing toilets and showers with cold water to cool yourself off from the afternoon heat.

Our Adventure Camping team includes a guide, a safari cook, and an assistant. They will go the extra mile so that you have a great safari. The camp and food will be set up and prepared for you to relax and enjoy your holiday. Our cooks will prepare all three daily meals, from early morning eggs and sausages, coffee, and bread, to a packed picnic lunch, snacks, and delicious dinners with stews and salads.

During the day, you will discover that our expert guides are not only passionate about nature, but they are also highly knowledgeable. Additionally, one of their greatest skills is enabling every group member to get the most out of the safari.

On private adventure camping safaris, you can choose where to go and what to see. If you provide one of our travel experts with your bucket list, they will be happy to help you plan every detail of your dream safari.

On our intimate group safaris, you will enjoy a safari with like-minded travellers at a reduced price. The group is limited to seven people, guaranteeing you a window seat in our specially adapted 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser.

What will you see and do on a camping safari in Tanzania

Adventure Camping is an experiential safari. Sitting by the crackling fire, deep discussions are shared, bonding your relationships. The roar of a lion in the distance seems closer than it actually is. As you lean back to gaze at the dark sky, free from light pollution, thousands of stars sparkle above. This unforgettable moment gives you an insight into the grandeur of the universe. Thankfully, there are numerous Tanzania parks to experience this sensation.

The Northern Circuit

Tarangire National Park is known for its baobab trees and winding river, which attracts a wide variety of wildlife during the dry season. You’ll have the chance to see predators and prey alike, including one of Tanzania’s largest elephant populations.

At the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you’ll find the world’s largest caldera, home to an array of wildlife. There is a good chance that you’ll get to see the Big Five while you’re here, and the landscape itself is stunning, with forests, lakes, and savannahs to explore. A true highlight on a Tanzania camping safari.

The Serengeti National Park is a remarkable park and home to the annual wildebeest migration. The wide-open savannahs with islands of rocky Kopjes are so vast in size that it could take a lifetime to explore this beautiful park fully. Best of all, visitors can enjoy world-class game-watching throughout the year.

The Southern Circuit

Mikumi National Park is often called the Serengeti of the south due to its open plains and acacia trees. You can see four of the Big Five animals, except for the Black Rhino. You can also hike to Sinole Falls in the northern Uluguru Mountains.

Further south, the Ruaha National Park and Nyerere National Park/Selous Game Reserve have been described as some of Africa’s last remaining wildernesses. Here, you can enjoy an unforgettable walking or boat safari. These wild parks offer a true adventure, and the campsites are less frequented.

You will return from your Tanzania camping safari with sun-kissed skin, dust in your hair, new and old relationships formed, and plenty of stories to share. This magical experience leaves you with an acute understanding of the saying, “You can leave Africa, but Africa will never leave you.”

“Everything about our interaction with Tanzania-Experience was ‘attention to detail.’ From our first discussions with the sales team through until the final hours of our safari, every care was taken to ensure we were well informed and well taken care of. (...) There is no doubt without the professionalism and detailed local knowledge of the Tanzania-Experience team, our adventure would have been very different."
Costa Family | Australia
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Arno Snellenberg Tanzania Travel Expert
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