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Our 5 Day Camping Safari Tanzania is the best you can take if you are looking for a camping adventure in Northern Tanzania because it covers all the famous parks, namely: Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater also referred as the ‘8th Wonder of the world’. Apart from these we can easily customize the same package to include also Lake Manyara National Park or substitute Tarangire with Lake Manyara National Park if that is your main interest instead of Tarangire.
5 Days Camping Safari Tanzania Where to Stay
As a 5 days camping safari Tanzania that it is, accommodation is scheduled at public campsites within the National Parks and outside the parks but within close reach to the park where necessary. After game viewing at Tarangire National Park it is easy to spend the night at a campsite like Lilac campsite at Mto wa Mbu or spend that night at Migombani Campsite at the Rift Valley Escarpment with great views over the Lake Manyara. You can request for this if you wish.
Camping at Serengeti National Park is schedule in one of the many public campsites at Seronera in Central Serengeti, campsites like Nyani, or Dik Dik , Pimbi or Nguchiro campsite depending on availability on the day that you visit Serengeti and the time of travel. Your guide from Braventure Africa will choose the best for you. All of the campsites are what anyone yearning for a camping safari in Tanzania would ask for; camping in the bush in the middle of nowhere at the center of the most famous wildlife area in Africa, The Serengeti National Park.
At Ngorongoro Conservation Area during this 5 day budget camping safari in Tanzania, you will be pitching camp at the famous Simba Campsite most likely with the best views over the Crater floor but also because the campsite has shower bathrooms with hot water because the area is at a high altitude. In all cases it is good to note that you will be using shared amenities like flush toilets and shower bathrooms and all the campsites have a common eating area ‘Mess’ where the safari cooks will be preparing the meals for the nights.
Camping gear is provided by Tanzania Safari Supremacy during your 5 days camping adventure in Tanzania but you will be expected to bring your sleeping bags if you have any or you can simply hire one from us. Ask our safari experts for your best price for the sleeping bag hire.
5 Days Camping Safari Tanzania What to See.
You expect to see all the animals that you would have seen on a lodging safari. Talk about the Big 5 in Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater, Wildebeests migration herds in the Serengeti National Park, as well as other small and large game including lots of zebras, giraffes, warthogs, impalas, gazelles, topis, elands, hartebeests, cheetahs, jackals and many more. For the Birding enthusiast, birdlife too is in plenty during your 5 days camping safari in Tanzania!
Pick up from your hotel in Arusha or Arusha Airport of from Kilimanjaro International Airport depending on your schedule, and you will drive for 2 hours along a nice paved way to Tarangire National Park arriving by mid-morning. After registration at the park’s gate you will embark on your first game drive in this park famous for it’s large elephant herds dwarfed by the huge baobab trees that dot this park at the base of the Great Rift Valley. The Park derives the name form the Tarangire River that runs across the park providing the vital drop of water all through the year and thus ensuring a constant availability of animals in this fifth largest park in Tanzania. Game viewing looking for animals and birds until later in the afternoon then later transfer to Lilac Campsite or other campsite at Mto wa Mbu for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast freshly prepared by your safari chef at your campsite you depart and drive to the Serengeti National Park, driving through the winding roads up the Rift Valley’s escarpment and traversing the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We arrive by mid-morning at Naabi Hill Gate where you will stretch your legs a little bit as your guide goes through the paperwork then you will start on your game drives straight away towards central Serengeti where you will spend the whole afternoon looking for animals until sunset. Late afternoon you pitch camp at Seronera where you can stay at any of the available public campsites. All meals included.
Early morning game drives in case you are an early riser and then after breakfast leave with your packed lunch and head out to the plains in search of more animals and birds. The safari guide will be in close contact with other guides via VHF radio to locate the best sightings of the day and you will expect to see a lot of animals in the Serengeti including the Big Five of Leopards, Lions, Elephants, Rhinos and Buffaloes but also other large game like hartebeests, topis, zebras, giraffes, as well as predators like cheetahs and the silver back jackals. Serengeti National Park is also home to over 500 species of birds recorded and therefore one of the birding hotspots in Africa. Later at sunset you will do game viewing on your way back to your campsite for a well deserved shower and relaxation at the campfire. Overnight at a public campsite at Serengeti National Park. All meals included.
On this morning too you can do early morning game drives if you wish then after breakfast you are off with a packed lunch as you drive out towards Naabi Hill Gate to leave Serengeti National Park with game drives en route. Later in the afternoon you will arrive at your campsite at the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater where you will pitch camp for the night. On your way to the campsite you will have an option to visit the Olduvai Gorge and or the Maasai Villages along the way. Olduvai Gorge is a famous archaeological site where the couple of Dr Louis and Mary Leakey (famous archaeologists) discovered the fossils of the hominid; Zinjanthropus boisei also called Australopithecus Boisei or the ‘Nutcracker Man’ who roamed the plains more than 1.4 Million years ago. Overnight at Simba Campsite at Ngorongoro. All meals included.
You will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for departure back home or onwards travel but you can also be dropped at a hotel where you can spend the night if you wish to combine this safari with another activity like Mt Kilimanjaro climbing, or safari in Southern Tanzania.
This safari can always be combined with a flight to Zanzibar and a beach vacation staying in a hotel or resort that will suit your needs.
End of your 5 Day Camping Safari in Tanzania.