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Private Camping Safari

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Discover Tanzania – 4 Day Private Camping Safari

During this 4-day camping safari in Tanzania, you will visit the three most famous areas of the Northern Circuit: the Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park.

Tent camping

Adventure Camping

Accommodation style

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from 1,330 USD (based on 7 pers.)

Starting price per person

travellers

Private safari

Travellers (window seat guaranteed)

calendar

Any day of your choice

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Highlights

Day 1-4 | Tanzania

Expert local guide, window-seat guaranteed

Private Safari

Expert local guide, window-seat guaranteed

Alkaline lake, many birds and primates

Lake Manyara National Park
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Alkaline lake, many birds and primates

Big Five territory, many different wildlife species

Serengeti National Park
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Big Five territory, many different wildlife species

World-famous area for safaris, biggest intact caldera in the world

Ngorongoro Crater
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World-famous area for safaris, biggest intact caldera in the world

Who Should Go

If you don’t have a lot of time but still want to experience a spectacular back-to-basics wildlife safari, this 4-day camping safari won’t disappoint you. As outdoor lover and adventurer you spend three nights camping on public unfenced campsites. Days start early and are filled with exciting game drives together with your professional guide. If you are an adventurer at heart but want to sit back and relax as well – not to worry; your driver-guide and your camp crew will take care of everything. Great for first-time visitors looking for an in-depth safari experience.

Adventurers

Adventurers

Tanzania newbies

Tanzania Newbies

Outdoor Lovers

Outdoor Lovers

Early birds

Early Birds

“Back home in grey Switzerland, I can’t stop dreaming of our time in Tanzania. I enjoyed every minute. I wish our safari could go on and on and on. Miss it so much.”
Jacqueline | Switzerland

Accommodation

3 campsites over 4 days/3 nights
Public campsite on camping safari in Tanzania
Public Campsites
Inside or just outside the national parks
Two person dome tents
Two-Person Dome Tent
With mosquito netting and mattresses
Camping equipment
Camping Equipment
Tables, chairs, and cutlery
Ablution block on camping safari in Tanzania
Shared Ablution Facilities
Shower & toilet cubicles

Tour Itinerary

Private camping safari

During this 4-day Tanzania camping safari you will visit the Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park. While this safari has something for everybody – birds, the Big Five and a crater filled with wild animals – it is also ideal for those with limited time.

4-day camping safari Discover Tanzania

Start Arusha

End Arusha

Zebras Lake Manyara National Park

Day 1 | Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

Distance approx. 140 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

Distance approx. 140 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

In the morning you will make your way to the Lake Manyara National Park. This small park stretches along the 600 m high Rift Valley Escarpment and is dominated by the shallow and alkaline Lake Manyara. It is here where thousands of flamingos seem to colour the shallow waters pink. Many water birds gather at the lake and more than 400 bird species are found in the park. From the open-roofed safari vehicle you will appreciate the diverse vegetation that provides a habitat for many animals including monkeys in the forest, giraffes and antelopes on the grasslands and elephants amongst acacia trees. If you are very lucky you might also see the Manyara lions lounging in the trees. In the late afternoon, you will leave the park and head to Mto wa Mbu, where you will spend the night on a campsite.

Lunch Dinner
Cheetah Serengeti Tanzania

Day 2 | Lake Manyara Area – Serengeti National Park

Distance approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 4-6 hours

Lake Manyara Area – Serengeti National Park

Distance approx. 200 km; driving time approx. 4-6 hours

After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the Serengeti and at midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park – a highlight of your 4-day Tanzania camping safari. This park is one of the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes such as short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. Depending on the season you will witness the migration of thousands of animals for which this park is famous for. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. This circle of life is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls and the locations of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to find the animals and where to see them best. You will spend the night on a campsite in the central Serengeti.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Campsite adventure camping safari Ngorongoro

Day 3 | Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Distance approx. 140 km; driving time approx. 3-5 hours

Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Distance approx. 140 km; driving time approx. 3-5 hours

Dawn is a good time to watch wildlife and so you will be up at sunrise to join an early morning game drive. Here in the Seronera region you will often see wildebeests and zebras in close proximity of lions and other predators such as leopards and cheetahs. You will return to the campsite for breakfast, before you continue towards the Ngorongoro Crater. Once you have reached the crater rim in the afternoon you will have fantastic views of this 600 m deep collapsed volcano. You will spend the night on a campsite on the crater’s edge from where you can enjoy amazing views over the crater as the sun sets.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Elephant seen on 4-day camping safari Tanzania

Day 4 | Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

Distance approx. 190 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

Distance approx. 190 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours

After an early breakfast you will drive down into the crater on a steep and narrow road. The slopes are forested but soon the landscape changes to savannah with the occasional acacia tree here and there. The wildlife in the crater is absolutely breath-taking and if you are lucky you might spot the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. The crater is also home to warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, hyenas and many more. After a morning full of game viewing and a picnic lunch you will leave the crater in the afternoon to travel back to Arusha, where you will arrive in the early evening.

Breakfast Lunch

Included

  • transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • professional, English-speaking guide
  • professional safari cook
  • 3 nights’ stay in dome tents
  • camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc)
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • drinking water
  • activities as per itinerary
  • all national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

Excluded

  • flights (international and domestic)
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • alcoholic and soft drinks
  • sleeping bag (can be rented at extra cost)
  • optional activities
  • tips
  • personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

Upcoming Departures

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16.05.2024-
31.12.2024
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