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5 day Tanzania Explorer camping safari
Private Camping Safari

Tanzania Explorer

5 Days from 1,680 USD (based on 7 persons)

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Tanzania Explorer – 5 Day Private Camping Safari

This 5-day camping safari in Tanzania takes you to Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and a large section of the Southern Serengeti, where the migration of thousands of wildebeests and zebras can be seen at certain times of the year.

Tent camping

Adventure Camping

Accommodation style

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from 1,680 USD (based on 7 pers.)

Starting price per person

travellers

Private safari

Travellers (window seat guaranteed)

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Any day of your choice

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Highlights

Day 1-5 | Tanzania

Expert local guide, window-seat guaranteed

Private Safari

Expert local guide, window-seat guaranteed

Alkaline Lake Manyara, many birds and primates

Lake Manyara National Park
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Alkaline Lake Manyara, many birds and primates

Great Migration, Big Five territory, many big cats and diversity of wildlife

Serengeti National Park
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Great Migration, Big Five territory, many big cats and diversity of wildlife

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

Have you always wanted to see the Great Migration? Or spend time on extensive game drives exploring Big Five territory together with a professional guide? Going back to basics, sleeping in dome tents, listening to the nightly sounds of the bush? This safari will take you there. Adventurers and Early Birds will feel right at home and enjoy the camping lifestyle. Safari Enthusiasts will appreciate the many extensive game drives and Tanzania Newbies see three of the best-known parks of Northern Tanzania.

Adventurers

Adventurers

Tanzania newbies

Tanzania Newbies

Safari vehicle

Safari Enthusiasts

Early birds

Early Birds

“I’ve just returned from my safari experience and can honestly say it was the best week of my life. Everything from start to finish was absolutely perfect!! A HUGE thankyou to Enock (our guide) and Godwin (our cook) who were fantastic and honestly two of the nicest individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with.”
Sean & Naureen | Dubai

Accommodation

3-4 campsites over 5 days/4 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

On this 5-day Tanzania camping safari, you will see flamingos and other waterfowls in Lake Manyara National Park, a crater filled with wild animals in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and a large number of different animals in the Serengeti National Park, including – with a bit of luck – the Great Migration and the Big Five. You travel in a 4×4 safari vehicle and together with an expert local guide. Your camp crew takes care of the chores around camp.

Tanzania Explorer 5-day camping safari

Start Arusha

End Arusha

Road 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 travel from Arusha to the small Lake Manyara National Park. The park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests (look out for the long-tailed Guenon monkeys) and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, which is home to colonies of flamingos and other water birds. Apart from elephants, you might also spot giraffes, hippos, wildebeests and impalas while the forests near the lake are teeming with noisy groups of monkeys and baboons. After lots of game viewing, you will leave the park in the afternoon and travel to a campsite in Mto wa Mbu. Here you can relax at the pool or the bar, before supper is served. You will spend the night in a tent.

Lunch Dinner
Male lion Serengeti

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 drive towards the fertile highlands where the Iraqw people grow wheat, corn and coffee. At midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park, one of the largest parks in Tanzania and a highlight on your 5-day Tanzania camping safari. The Serengeti has a diversity of habitats and landscapes including short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps, mountains and lakes. Depending on the season you will witness the migration of thousands of animals for which the park is famous for. You will arrive at your campsite in the Seronera area in the central Serengeti in the late afternoon.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Lunch on camping safari

Day 3 | Serengeti National Park

Game drives

Serengeti National Park

Game drives

The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you will visit depend upon where the migrating herds are (predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals). 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 determined by the rainfalls and the locations of the herds might vary from year to year. Your guide will know where to find the herds and where to see them best. Apart from wildebeests and zebras you might also spot predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs. You will spend another night at a campsite in the Seronera area.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Campsite adventure camping safari Ngorongoro

Day 4 | 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

The morning will be spent on another game drive in the Serengeti and you might spot animals you haven’t seen yet.  You will stop for a picnic lunch and then continue towards the Ngorongoro Crater. Once you reach the crater rim you will have fantastic views of this 600 m deep collapsed volcano. Your campsite for the night will be on the crater’s edge and you will be able to enjoy this once in a lifetime view as the sun sets over the crater.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Safari vehicle camping safari Ngorongoro Highlands

Day 5 | 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 dotted with the occasional acacia tree. Here the wildlife is just breath-taking and with a little luck you might see the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. You should also see warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, hippos and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an entire morning of game viewing and a picnic lunch in the crater you will slowly make your way 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
  • 4 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

Season 1 pers. 2 pers. 3 pers. 4 pers. 5 pers. 6 pers. 7 pers. Language
16.05.2024-
31.12.2024
4,090 USD 2,600 USD 2,160 USD 2,020 USD 1,930 USD 1,780 USD 1,680 USD English

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