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Enjoy your safari under the stars... Our adventure safaris are designed to show off the best Africa has to offer at a more affordable price while allowing you the unique opportunity to stay within the northern . .
Country: Tanzania
City: Arusha
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

Enjoy your safari under the stars...

Our adventure safaris are designed to show off the best Africa has to offer at a more affordable price while allowing you the unique opportunity to stay within the northern National Parks.

Camping provides you with a unique adventure experience where you can get close to nature. After a day’s game drive, you will be greeted at the campsite with refreshment drinks. At night, our local cooks will delight you with a beautifully prepared dinner made with fresh, locally sourced produce. After enjoying your meal, you can retire to the campfire and enjoy the sounds of the African night.

Our adventure camping safaris are fully-serviced safaris. The guides and support staff set up the camp, taking care of every detail so that you can simply relax and enjoy your safari under the stars.

6-Day Tanzania Signature Camping Safari

Comprising the four most popular parks of Tanzania’s northern circuit, this is the ultimate 6-day safari adventure. You will visit the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara in an action-packed week of game viewing and stunning landscapes.

Day 1: Game Drive to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, you will be picked up early from your hotel. You will leave Arusha driving past the suburban area of the town and heading into the northern Tanzanian parks. You will then enjoy a panoramic morning drive to Lake Manyara National Park, an amazingly diverse park that is well known for its tree-climbing lions, elephants and three species of primates including the vervet monkey, blue monkey and baboon. The park boasts one of the highest concentrations of elephants in Africa and is home to the largest baboon troop ever documented.

The park is also home to an amazing variety of birds and animals, especially considering its relatively small size. The uniquely lush green jungle habitat of Lake Manyara is nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley, and its large lake shimmers like a mirage in the distance. Dinner and overnight stay at Twiga Campsite.

Twiga Campsite: Twiga Campsite & Lodge is located in the colourful market village of Mto wa Mbu, close to the entrance gate of Lake Manyara National Park and nestled at the foot of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment. Twiga’s spacious, neatly-cropped and tree-shaded campsite has its own toilet/shower blocks as well as a special area for food preparation. You will sleep in dome tents provided by us but you need to bring your own sleeping bag.

Included: Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Transfer to Serengeti National Park with Game Drive En-route

We will depart early in the morning and drive through the small town of Karatu towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy the beautiful views as we drive around the Ngorongoro Crater rim on the way to the seemingly endless plains of the Serengeti. We will stop at a Maasai boma (village) where you will get a chance to see the Maasai performing their traditional dances. You may even get a chance to join in! We will then proceed towards the world-famous Serengeti National Park.

The Serengeti is unequalled for its beauty and has come to symbolize the classic African safari. With more than 2 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle, and 250,000 zebras, it has the largest concentration of plains game animals in Africa. Enjoy an overnight stay at the Seronera Public Campsite.

Seronera Campsite: This is the chain of small campsites found at Seronera River Valley. Seronera Campsite is one of the most famed campsites in Tanzania for animal encounters. Animals will pass through the campsite at night on their nocturnal wanderings. The campsites are found in the centre of Serengeti and are accessible by road and air. It has well-maintained toilets and hot water showers (heated by wood fires) and there is water which attracts many nocturnal visitors, including lions and hyenas.

Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Full-Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park

You will rise early to enjoy an early morning game drive in the Serengeti. At sunrise, you may encounter animals grazing in the beautiful light of sunrise and predators may still be busy hunting before retiring to rest for the day. Sunrise on the Serengeti is not to be missed and extraordinary photographic opportunities will abound at this magical time of day.

You have the option to return to your accommodation for a hot lunch or to opt for a packed lunch which can be enjoyed at one of the various picnic sites found in the Serengeti. After lunch, you will continue on a game drive. Around the time of dusk be on the lookout for lions. Cheetahs can also be spotted on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are not too high. They rely on daylight and speed to catch their prey. Hippo pods can be seen in the bigger pools and rivers while crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the riverbanks. Dinner and overnight stay at Seronera Campsite.

Day 4: Morning Game Drive in Serengeti & Transfer to Ngorongoro Conservation Area Via Oldupai Gorge

Rise early for a game drive in the Serengeti, returning to camp mid-morning for breakfast. After breakfast, enjoy a game drive en route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a picnic lunch. You will have the option to visit Oldupai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s famous discoveries of man’s ancient ancestors Zinjanthropus Bosei. The museum at the Oldupai provides an excellent photographic history of research carried out in the gorge with a summary of the main archaeological findings.

After the tour of the Oldupai Gorge, you will then drive towards the Ngorongoro crater. We will strike the camp at Simba Public Campsite on the Ngorongoro Crater rim.

Simba Public Campsite: Simba Campsite lies on the very rim of Ngorongoro Crater and has an excellent view across the caldera. A fantastic sunrise over the crater rim opposite makes a fine breakfast scene. Often there are elephants wandering around the camp! Facilities at Simba Campsite are basic but this is more than made up for by the atmosphere of this camp in the clouds. Guests are reminded not to keep any food in their tents whilst staying at Simba Campsite – unwelcome visitors such as bush pigs and hyenas may be attracted!

Included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Game Drive in Ngorongoro Crater

At sunrise, we descend 600 metres into the Ngorongoro Crater for an early morning game drive. The crater is home to some of the last remaining black rhinos in Africa. Large herds of elephants can sometimes be seen wandering throughout the forest rim searching for food. Another big draw to this picturesque national park is the dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and leopards. Ascend the crater in the early afternoon and enjoy a game drive en route to Kigongoni Campsite on the edge of Tarangire National Park.

Kigongoni Public Campsite: A basic campsite close to Tarangire National Park - the park gate is just a 10-minute drive away. Facilities available include toilets, showers, a small bar, and covered cooking and dining areas.

Day 6: Game Drive to Tarangire National Park, Evening Transfer Back to Arusha

Today will be an adventure-packed day of game driving in Tarangire National Park. This park is dominated by the perennial Tarangire River and is characteristically known for its giant baobab trees that stretch and wind their branches into the blue sky. The most spectacular feature of Tarangire is its large elephant population. In fact, it has the largest population of any park in northern Tanzania.

These gentle giants abound in excess of 3,000. Tarangire is currently experiencing an elephant baby boom and you will notice a lot of juniors and babies as members of the herd. Also expect to see zebras, elands, mongoose, giraffes, bushbucks, hartebeests, dik diks, impalas, warthogs, and reedbucks. Primates you may encounter are olive baboons, vervet monkeys and bush babies. Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and jackals.

We will depart Tarangire in the late afternoon and return to Arusha where your safari concludes. You may wish to add one of our optional activities as your next destination. Maybe a gorilla trek or a couple of days relaxing on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar.

Included: Breakfast & Picnic Lunch


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Transfers as described in the itinerary

Filtered Water at Campsite


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