Embark on an unforgettable 8-day camping safari adventure in Tanzania, immersing yourself in the raw beauty of the African wilderness. The journey commences in Arusha, where you’ll meet your experienced safari guide and prepare for the adventure ahead.
Your safari begins with a visit to Tarangire National Park, where you’ll set up camp amidst the park’s incredible wildlife. Then, it’s on to Lake Manyara National Park, followed by the renowned Serengeti National Park, where the Great Migration might greet you with its awe-inspiring spectacle.
Days spent in the Serengeti are filled with thrilling game drives and evenings around the campfire, sharing stories of the day’s sightings. Next, you’ll descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a day of unrivaled game viewing before returning to Arusha for a final night under the stars.
This camping safari offers an authentic and immersive experience, allowing you to connect with Tanzania’s stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. With comfortable camping facilities and expert guidance, it’s an adventure that promises lasting memories of Africa’s untamed beauty. Book your 8-Day Camping Safari Tanzania with us today
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kilimanjaro International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
Arrival in Arusha
Your 8-day camping safari in Tanzania commences as you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport. Greeted with warm Tanzanian hospitality, you’ll be transferred to your campsite in Arusha, the bustling gateway to Tanzania’s remarkable wilderness.
Upon arrival at your campsite, you’ll meet your experienced safari guide, who will provide an overview of the upcoming adventure and ensure you’re well-prepared for the journey ahead. Take this opportunity to settle into your campsite accommodations, where the sounds of the African night will serenade you.
As you prepare to explore the diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife of Tanzania, the anticipation of the adventure to come fills the air. Arusha’s vibrant atmosphere offers a fitting introduction to the natural wonders awaiting you on this 8-day camping safari.
Tarangire National Park
On the second day of your camping safari adventure, you’ll depart from Arusha after a hearty breakfast, heading towards the captivating Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is renowned for its majestic elephants, which roam freely in its vast savannahs and woodlands.
As you enter the park, your day will be filled with thrilling game drives, allowing you to witness not only the impressive elephant herds but also a diverse range of wildlife, including lions, zebras, giraffes, and a multitude of bird species. Keep your camera ready to capture these incredible moments.
Lunchtime offers a unique opportunity for a picnic within the park, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African wilderness. In the afternoon, your exploration of Tarangire’s diverse ecosystems and landscapes continues, ensuring that you don’t miss any of its natural wonders.
As the sun sets over Tarangire, you’ll set up your campsite within the park. Here, under the vast African sky, you’ll enjoy a campfire dinner, share stories of the day’s adventures, and drift off to sleep, serenaded by the sounds of the wild—a truly magical experience in the heart of Tanzania’s natural beauty.
Lake Manyara National Park
After a wholesome breakfast, your Tanzanian camping safari continues as you set off for Lake Manyara National Park. This compact yet diverse park is famed for its unique tree-climbing lions and its picturesque location along the Great Rift Valley escarpment.
Upon your arrival, a day of exploration unfolds. Lake Manyara National Park offers a mosaic of habitats, from dense woodlands to open grassy areas and the shimmering alkaline lake itself. Keep your binoculars handy as you search for the iconic tree-climbing lions, an unusual behavior observed in this region.
Your journey through the park will introduce you to a wide array of wildlife, including elephants, hippos, baboons, and an abundance of bird species. The park’s birdlife is particularly impressive, making it a haven for bird enthusiasts.
A picnic lunch within the park grants you the opportunity to savor your surroundings while possibly spotting flamingos along the lake’s shores. In the afternoon, your adventure continues with more wildlife encounters and breathtaking views.
As the sun sets over Lake Manyara, you’ll make your way to your campsite, located near the park. Here, you’ll dine under the starry African sky, recount the day’s memorable experiences, and fall asleep to the natural symphony of the wilderness surrounding you. This day in Lake Manyara National Park promises both unique wildlife encounters and stunning landscapes, setting the stage for more Tanzanian safari adventures to come.
Serengeti National Park
Your camping safari in Tanzania reaches new heights as you depart for the legendary Serengeti National Park after breakfast. This iconic park is renowned for its unparalleled wildlife and breathtaking landscapes.
The journey to the Serengeti offers a chance to spot wildlife en route, and if you’re fortunate, you may even witness the Great Migration, one of nature’s most spectacular events (seasonal). Herds of wildebeest and zebras in the thousands move across the plains in search of greener pastures.
Upon entering the Serengeti, your game drives commence in earnest. Prepare to be captivated by the sheer abundance of wildlife that calls this park home. Lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, and an array of plains game are among the many species you may encounter.
You’ll establish your campsite within the Serengeti’s pristine wilderness, creating a genuine connection to the natural world. As the sun dips below the horizon, gather around the campfire for a hearty dinner and share stories of the day’s awe-inspiring wildlife encounters. With the starlit Serengeti sky as your canopy, you’ll drift into slumber, anticipating another day filled with remarkable experiences in this remarkable park.
Serengeti Wildlife Exploration
Today, your camping safari in Tanzania immerses you fully in the wonders of the Serengeti. After a delicious campsite breakfast, you’ll embark on a full day of wildlife exploration in this iconic park.
The Serengeti is a sprawling wilderness, offering an extraordinary diversity of wildlife and landscapes. Your experienced safari guide will lead you to prime locations for wildlife sightings. Be prepared for close encounters with the Big Five—lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinoceros—along with countless other species that call this park home.
Game drives in the Serengeti are a photographer’s dream, as the golden light of dawn and dusk bathes the savannah in a warm glow, creating stunning photo opportunities. Keep your camera at the ready to capture these breathtaking moments.
During the day, you may witness thrilling predator-prey interactions, observe the grace of giraffes and zebras on the plains, and marvel at the vibrant birdlife that populates the park. Lunch will be served picnic-style in the midst of this incredible wilderness.
As the sun begins to dip below the horizon, signaling the end of another captivating day in the Serengeti, return to your campsite. Here, you’ll enjoy a campfire dinner, recount the day’s remarkable wildlife sightings, and perhaps even hear the distant roars of lions as you settle in for another night of camping under the starlit African sky. The Serengeti’s timeless beauty and its extraordinary wildlife encounters make each moment truly unforgettable.
After breakfast in the heart of the Serengeti, you’ll bid a temporary farewell to this magnificent park as your camping safari adventure leads you to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Your journey will take you through the beautiful Tanzanian landscape, offering opportunities to spot wildlife along the way. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is not only renowned for its unique landscapes but also for its remarkable concentration of wildlife.
Upon reaching the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, you’ll be greeted by breathtaking panoramic views of the caldera, a natural amphitheater brimming with diverse wildlife. Descend into the crater for a full day of game viewing, where you’ll encounter a dense population of lions, black rhinos, elephants, and an array of other species.
A picnic lunch within the crater provides a chance to soak in the stunning surroundings while observing the interactions of wildlife in this enclosed ecosystem.
In the late afternoon, ascend from the crater and make your way to your campsite on the crater rim. As the sun sets over the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you’ll enjoy dinner at your campsite, gazing at the stars and reflecting on the incredible day of wildlife encounters in this natural wonder.
Ngorongoro to Arusha
On the seventh day of your camping safari adventure, you’ll awaken to a breathtaking sunrise at your campsite overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater. This tranquil moment offers a fitting farewell to this unique and remarkable location.
After breakfast with a view, it’s time to ascend from the crater and commence your journey back to the bustling town of Arusha. Along the way, you’ll have one last opportunity to soak in the scenic beauty of Tanzania’s landscapes and, with some luck, spot wildlife in the distance.
As you return to Arusha, you may have the chance for some last-minute shopping or exploration in the town, where local markets offer a range of authentic Tanzanian goods and souvenirs.
You’ll check in at your Arusha campsite for your final night under the African skies. Gather around the campfire, share stories of your remarkable safari experiences, and savor a delicious dinner prepared by the camp’s skilled staff.
This day marks the end of your exhilarating journey through Tanzania’s wilderness, leaving you with enduring memories of its majestic wildlife and captivating landscapes. As you drift off to sleep beneath the stars, you’ll reflect on the extraordinary adventure you’ve had over the past seven days.
Your 8-day camping safari in Tanzania concludes today. After a final campsite breakfast, you’ll have some free time to soak in the tranquil surroundings and reflect on the incredible journey you’ve undertaken.
Depending on your departure schedule, you may choose to explore Arusha a bit more, perhaps visiting local shops or cafes to collect souvenirs or sample some last tastes of Tanzanian cuisine.
Your safari guide will ensure that you are transferred to either Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport in accordance with your departure plans. Here, you’ll bid farewell to the landscapes, wildlife, and warm hospitality of Tanzania.
As you board your flight and soar above the African plains, take with you not only cherished memories but also a deep appreciation for the natural beauty and wildlife wonders you’ve encountered during your camping safari. Tanzania’s breathtaking landscapes and diverse ecosystems will remain etched in your heart, and the spirit of adventure will stay with you long after your departure