Tanzania Safari – Under Canvas

Posted on 20 October 2014
Departure date: 2017 Number of nights: 5 Package price: From R31 890

Tanzania Wilderness Camping Safari

On this camping safari you’ll experience it all: from fantastic wildlife to impressive landscapes and meeting the local people. The tour will take you to the highlights of northern Tanzania such as the Tarangire National Park, Lake Natron, the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Unique to this safari is the off-the-beaten-track trip to Lake Natron, offering you a real sense of adventure and Tanzania wilderness.

Cost of Tanzania Wilderness Camping Safari

Min of 4 people

  • R31 890 per person sharing

Min of 2 people

  • R39 370 per person sharing

Package dates

  • Throughout 2017

Package includes

  • Return international flights ex JHB-Arusha (+/- R10 000)
  • Airport taxes
  • Professional, English-speaking guide and safari cook
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water (3 litres per person per day)
  • Overnight stays in safari tents
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
  • All national park fees
  • All mentioned activities
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

Package excludes

  • Sleeping bag
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Possible departure tax for Zanzibar airport (USD50 for international flights)

Tanzania Camping Safari itinerary

Day 1: Arusha-Tarangire National Park

You will be picked up in the morning and after a short briefing your safari will head in direction of the Tarangire National Park. The park with its savannah, baobab trees, seasonal swamps and lagoons is home to huge elephant herds. Animals gather at the life-giving Tarangire River and you should see a selection of mammals ranging from giraffes, bushbucks and hartebeests to the weird-looking gerenuk and fringe-eared oryx. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon you will leave the park and head to a nearby campsite, where you will spend the night in a tent. Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Tarangire Area-Lake Natron

After breakfast you will leave the area around Tarangire National Park and head to the multicultural village of Mto wa Mbu. From here you will travel on a spectacular and very bumpy gravel road along the Rift Valley Escarpment with Ol Doinyo Lengai “the holy mountain” of the Masai in the distance. Today’s destination is the beautiful Masai village of Ngare Sero, an oasis in the hot and dusty Rift Valley. In the distance you will notice a pink glow from thousands of flamingos breeding and feeding on the algae of the alkaline Lake Natron. In the afternoon you will join a Masai guide on a walk to a nearby waterfall before you return to the campsite for your overnight.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Lake Natron-Serengeti National Park

After an early start, you will travel along adventurous dirt tracks with breathtaking views as your safari vehicle climbs out of the Rift Valley to reach the grassy plains of the Serengeti by midday. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Masai and you will see the grassland savannah stretching to the horizon. The Serengeti is the most famous park in Tanzania and it is home to the largest animal migration on the planet – hundreds of thousands of animals trek to find fresh grass and water. You will overnight camping in the northern or central part of the park. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

The entire day is dedicated to game viewing and spotting wildlife in the Serengeti National Park. You will either go on a full day game drive or join early morning and afternoon drives in the Seronera area, depending on last night’s stop. Between December and May huge herds of wildebeests and zebras will be seen, with calves and foals being born between January and March. The Seronera area is also the best place to spot the shy and nocturnal leopard. You will spend the night camping in the Seronera area. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Serengeti National Park-Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The morning is set aside for another game drive in the Serengeti and you might spot some creatures that you haven’t seen yet. Animals tend to be more active in the morning before the temperatures soar around midday. After lunch, you will leave the wilderness plains of the Serengeti and travel to the highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will camp at a campsite directly on the Ngorongoro Crater’s edge with a view over the collapsed volcano. It is a perfect spot to enjoy a sundowner at sunset. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater-Arusha

Rise and shine! It is up at daybreak to take on the steep path leading down into the 600 m deep crater. 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 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 travel to Arusha where you will say farewell to your guide. Breakfast, Lunch

Terms and conditions

  • Exchange rate used (bank selling rate): R13.60 to US$1.00
  • As your package is partly in US Dollars all prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations and are subject to change without prior notice. The exchange rate on the date of final payment will be used as the basis of the cost of your tour packages
  • Flights are subject to change and availability. Price is based on an approximate cost of flights.
  • Flight taxes quoted are current and subject to change


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