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This 7 day Tanzania Camping safari explores four of Tanzania’s northern wildlife reserves on your 7-day camping trip. You will also visit Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks, in addition to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Swamps and savannah, massive elephant herds, and a crater full of wildlife await you.
Pick up from the airport head to Tarangire National Park approximately 4hours 4min about 227km, one of the lesser known parks of the northern circuit but with the highest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti! Tarangire is home to large herds of elephants that come to the park for the permanent water source of the Tarangire River. You will be provided with a picnic lunchbox to enjoy during your game drive. After your fill of wildlife you will head to your campsite within Tarangire National Park where your chef will have cooked up a storm for dinner.
Rise early to enjoy a morning game drive in this beautiful park. Late in the morning you will leave the park to drive to the Serengeti (literal meaning ‘endless plains’) viewing wildlife along the way as you pass through Ngorongoro Conservation Area approximately 6hours 49min about 333.4km. You will arrive in the Serengeti in time for a late afternoon game drive before setting up camp in the National Park.
With a full day in this world famous National Park you will have plenty of time to explore and find the big cats the Serengeti is well known for. On your game drive you will take a packed lunch-box to enjoy at a scenic spot. Following the game drive you will return to camp within the National Park for a delicious dinner prepared by your chef.
Breakfast at the campsite followed by both a morning and afternoon game drive in the park. Perhaps today will be the day to spot the elusive cheetah or a rare pack of wild dogs. You will have dinner and overnight again at the same campsite.
Wake early for a morning game drive then back to camp for brunch and to pack up your gear. Then you’ll head off to Ngorongoro Crater, viewing wildlife on the way for approximately 2hours 3min about 113km. You will have dinner prepared at your campsite on the crater rim and overnight there (be prepared for the noises of zebras, maybe even elephants, walking through camp at night!)
Wake up early morning for breakfast at 6am (early starts for the best wildlife viewing) and then descend into the Crater floor for a game drive. Here in this wonderful caldera you may see lions, leopard, buffalo, elephant, black rhino, zebra, hippo, wildebeest, hyena and more! Your lunch will be served at the picnic site in the crater- Ngoitoktok swamp- you will be able to eat your lunch alongside the hippos in the pool! Continue on with your game drive and then late afternoon ascend the crater to head towards the town of Mto Wa Mbu approximately 49min about 41.4km. Depending on your time of arrival you can explore the markets in the town or taste some of the red bananas it is famous for! You will overnight at campsite.
Lake Manyara NP is just a short drive from Mto Wa Mbu. Head off after breakfast to explore this beautiful little park. In September you should have a good chance of seeing the flamingos that can at times cover the entire lake and possibly even spot a tree-climbing lion. Lake Manyara has some fantastic landscapes to enjoy – a very scenic place to collect your last photos of safari! Once you have had your fill of wildlife you will head back towards Arusha / Moshi (arrive approx. 5pm) approximately 5hours about 239.9km.
Our safari guides are all well experienced in the field and passionate about showing you the amazing wildlife and culture Tanzania has to offer. All are fluent in English, and if you have a special language request just let us know as many will also have an additional language (e.g. French, Spanish, German). They are also well trained in 4×4 driving so will be able to get you anywhere on the varying road qualities we have here! Please feel free to ask your guide any questions you may have about the wildlife, culture or trip along the way.
All meals will be provided by the lodges you are staying at- if you are leaving on a game drive during the day then a lunch box will be provided. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at most lodges. We will provide mineral water in the car each day.
4×4 Safari Landcruiser with 7 seats. Our safari vehicles have been specifically modified for wildlife viewing, with a pop top roof which will be open during all game drives and sliding windows. We carry at least one pair of binoculars in each vehicle. Please note our regular vehicles do not have air conditioning or refrigerator. If you would like us to arrange one of our upgraded vehicles with these facilities please just ask us to provide a quote.
Although we do everything within our powers to ensure your maximum comfort, the roads in Tanzania can vary greatly in quality from newly tarmacced to completely rough and muddy or dusty (depending on rainy or dry season!). Driving times can be long, even to cover what may seem like relatively short distances. Although we regularly maintain our vehicles (with a check-up in the garage after every safari) they can and do sometimes pop a tyre or breakdown. Our guides are well trained with lots of experience in car mechanics and 98% of the time can fix the issue themselves- and you’ll be off spotting zebras again in less than 20 minutes! Please be patient if your car encounters a mechanical issue.
A great area of confusion and unease for many tourists, tipping is a generally expected and highly appreciated (although not compulsory) part of your safari tour. It is a great way of saying ‘thank you’ to those that have helped you to have a wonderful experience here. Tips should be given at the end of your safari when saying your goodbyes. If you are part of a group safari it is best to try to discuss with everyone beforehand how you wish to do the tipping. To help you feel at ease we have provided a general guide below but please remember that tipping is a way of you showing your gratitude for your safari staff and is up to you! The guidelines given below are for a group amount, not individually.
Guide: 20-25 USD/ day
You can visit Tanzania all year round but the best months are the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is clear, easy and action packed. Read more
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