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Call of the Wild 6 day camping safari Tanzania
Private Camping Safari

Call of the Wild

6 Days from 1.960 USD (based on 7 persons)

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Call of the Wild – 6 Day Private Camping Safari

On this 6-day camping safari, you will explore the four most impressive nature reserves in North Tanzania. Along with the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, you will visit the Tarangire and the Lake Manyara National Park.

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Highlights

Day 1-6 | Tanzania

Expert local guide, window-seat guaranteed

Private Safari
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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

Tarangire River, diverse wildlife, many elephants, Baobab trees

Tarangire National Park
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Tarangire River, diverse wildlife, many elephants, Baobab trees

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

The diverse landscapes and ecosystems in these four very different conservation areas support a vast range of wildlife, making this a great trip for nature lovers who appreciate the beauty of our planet. Safari enthusiasts can enjoy many extensive game drives in some of the best areas for wildlife sightings in East Africa. Adventurers can look forward to spending the nights on unfenced campsites, listening to the call of the hyena and lions roaring in the distance. Since you will visit the four best-known parks of the Northern Circuit, this is a great trip for first-time visitors.

Adventurers

Adventurers

Tanzania newbies

Tanzania Newbies

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Safari Enthusiasts

Early birds

Early Birds

“A very big thank you to our chef Steven – he is a genius. He provided us with delicious food – we never expected such good food on a camping safari. A special treat was when he prepared a typical meal from his home town. So good! You are a great team and we would book our holiday with you again anytime. Thank you very much for a personal, positive and wonderful 'Tanzania Experience'.”
Natalie & Jurgen | Germany

Accommodation

4-5 campsites over 6 days/5 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 6-day camping safari, you will explore four of Tanzania’s northern nature reserves. Apart from the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will also visit the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park. You will see swamps and savannah, huge herds of elephants and a crater full of game.

Call of the Wild 6-day camping safari Tanzania

Start Arusha

End Arusha

Elephants in Tarangire

Day 1 | Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours

In the morning you will start your safari with a drive to the Tarangire National Park. The park, roughly the size of Luxemburg, covers an area of approximately 2,600 km². The landscape of savannah, seasonal swamps and giant baobab trees is home to Masai giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeest, eland, fringe-eared oryx, the weird-looking long-necked gerenuk and over 550 species of birds. But it is the elephants, Tarangire is famous for and the park, where herds of up to 300 animals roam, is probably one of the best places in East Africa to see them and to get close to these giant creatures. After an extensive game drive, you will arrive at a campsite inside the park, where you will spend the night in a tent. Welcome to your 6-day camping safari in Tanzania!

Lunch Dinner
Hornbill bird tree

Day 2 | Tarangire National Park – Lake Manyara National Park

Distance approx. 80 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours

Tarangire National Park – Lake Manyara National Park

Distance approx. 80 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours

After breakfast you will drive to the smaller Lake Manyara National Park. The park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests 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, impalas and teeming groups of noisy monkeys and baboons in the forests near the lake. In the afternoon, after an extensive game drive, you will travel to the small multi-cultural village of Mto wa Mbu, on the outskirts of Lake Manyara National Park. You will camp at a campsite where you can relax at the pool or bar.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Dome tents on best Tanzania camping safari

Day 3 | 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

Today you will continue to the lush highlands where crops such as wheat, corn and coffee are grown. While travelling through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area you might stop for a breath-taking view over the Ngorongoro Crater before continuing to the Serengeti National Park. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Masai and you will see the grassland savannah stretching to the horizon. 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. You will arrive at your campsite in the Seronera Valley in the central Serengeti in the late afternoon. After supper you will fall asleep to the sounds of the African bush.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Sunset Serengeti trees

Day 4 | Serengeti National Park

Game drives

Serengeti National Park

Game drives

The whole day will be spent on a game drive in the Serengeti, a highlight of your 6-day camping safari in Tanzania. The areas that you visit will 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. The yearly trek is determined by the rainfalls and the location of the herds might vary from year to year but your guide will know where to find the animals 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
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Day 5 | Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Distance approx. 160 km; driving time approx. 3-5 hours

Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Distance approx. 160 km; driving time approx. 3-5 hours

After breakfast you join another game drive in the Serengeti National Park. This morning you might spot animals you haven’t seen yet. The Serengeti is also home to the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – and today you might be able to see all the members of this group. After lunch at a picnic site, you will drive in direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater, the caldera opens up before you. Over 25,000 animals live in this approximately 20 km wide crater. You will spend the night at a campsite directly on the crater’s edge with fantastic views over the caldera.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Elephant in Ngorongoro Crater

Day 6 | 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

Rise and shine! After breakfast at daybreak you drive down into the crater. Inside the world’s largest caldera, you will see a diversity of wildlife ranging from black rhinos, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, lions and leopards to elephants and mountain reedbucks in the forests on the slopes. You might also see buffaloes, spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an intensive game drive and a picnic lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon and travel back to Arusha where you will arrive in the early evening. Your 6-day camping safari in Tanzania has come to an end and we hope to see you again soon!

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Included

  • transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • professional, English-speaking guide
  • professional safari cook
  • 5 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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15.03.2024-
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