Our 5 days Tanzania Camping Safari allows you to experience the highlights of the Northern Tanzania. This Tanzania budget safari will take you to the three of Tanzania’s most memorable game parks: Tarangire Park, Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. Each of these game areas will delight you with the prospect of seeing Africa’s Big 5: Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhinoceros and Cape Buffalo.
Day by Day Summary
All of our safaris in Tanzania are private, ensuring that you will get the most out of your experience in Tanzania.
What To See
An idea of what to expect (by region)
Best Time To Visit
We will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha at 8;00am and take you to a very special safari park in Tanzania. Tarangire is famous for its diverse landscape with nine different vegetation zones. The Tarangire safari park is particularly known for the abundance of Ancient Baobab trees (the largest trees in the continent) which fill the landscape and dwarf the animals next to them. The river of the park is full of wildlife ranging from a large variety of birds to lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes and, of course, African elephants. In fact, Tarangire has the largest concentration of elephants in the whole country and provides unique chances to observe the interaction between elephant families. In the afternoon we will still do a game drive before continuing to your accommodation.
Camp at Panorama Campsite
There was a reason that “The Lion King” creators drew their inspiration from the Serengeti, and today you will get to discover why. Renowned for its’ large lion population, this may be the best opportunity to get a great view of a Lion Pride in their natural habitat, as the gazelles, zebras, and buffalo are abundant in this region. Come during the right season, and witness the birth of the wildebeest calves, where they will begin their annual migration to Kenya at the end of May. Lunch will be served in the park, and after a full day of games drives your campsite awaits.
Serengeti Nyani Campsite
Today you will have time for two game drives, one after breakfast in the morning and another towards evening. If your visiting during the migration your guide will help you track down the location of the Wildebeests. Lunch will be served in the park, and after a full day of games drives your campsite awaits.
Serengeti Nyani Campsite
In this day we suggest a very early wake up in order to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you’ll ever witness. It’s really one of the most beautiful experiences to have. After the game drive, we return to the camp for a rewarding brunch and then we’ll proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the 8th wonder of the Natural World. The crater spreads for 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft high walls, making it virtually a Noah’s ark and inhabiting almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the black Rhino. The concentration of African wildlife if the greatest in the continent. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest and open plains. It’s also famous for its elephants which are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. This is due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World.
You will reach Ngorongoro in time for a sundowner.
Ngorongoro Simba Campsite
After breakfast, we descend back into the crater for an early morning game drive, hoping the cool morning air allows for us to see some active wildlife. As the temperatures rise, we may head to the hippo pool to see these spectacular creatures enjoying a dip to beat the heat. As lunch approaches, we make our way to the picnic site on the lake, taking in the spectacular views and a bite to eat before you head out on the final game drive. After our last glimpse of the park, we drive back to Arusha.
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This Tanzania safari tour starts and ends in Arusha
A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
How soon do I have to book your tour?
We recommend booking your tour as soon as possible. Lodges and tented camps on safari are booked quickly, so we need to reserve those before they fill up. However, sometimes we do have space last minute as well.
Do I need a visa to travel to Tanzania?
A valid VISA is required for travel to Tanzania. A single entry VISA is valid for 3 months from the date of issue. VISAS-on- arrival are available at a Kilimanjaro international airport (JRO) for $ 50. (However for U.S citizens the cost is $100 for a multiple entry VISA). Is highly advised to visitors travelling from a country where VISA SERVISES ARE AVAILABLE SHOULD OBTAIN a visa prior to arrival in the country in order to avoid delays at the airport.
Can I Travel with children?
You can surely travel with children in Tanzania. Tanzanians love children and are especially helpful to mothers. However, canned baby foods, powdered milk and disposable nappies may not be available outside major towns. However, it is not appropriate to go on safari with babies as the roads are bumpy.
What type of vehicles do you provide?
We use 4 or 7 passenger 4×4-drive modern Land Cruisers, all with pop up roof for viewing, our safari jeep are facilitated with High Frequency radios, Refrigerator, Binoculars and first aid kits.
What about roads on Safaris?
You will experience bumpy roads when traveling throughout the region and during game drives. This may pose a problem for some individuals with back problems. Please inform us in advance and we can provide additional back pillows for extra comfort. While our vehicles are customized and equipped for rough roads, we still recommend our guests to always fasten their seat belts at all times, and hold on when standing on their seat to enjoy the view through the popped up roof. Please also make sure that your cameras and other electronic equipment are safely stored at all times in case of any damages due to bumpy roads
What do you mean by “Unlimited Game drives?
In our Tanzania safari packages include unlimited game drives with no restriction on mileage or fuel. If you wanna go far as much as you can it possible. Also if you wanna go for the full day game drive, we’ll pack picnic lunch so you will have an incredible time in the bush. We start our legendary early game drive at 6 o’clock in the morning whereby you create a big opportunity of seeing predators while they are active and other animals movement around. In that time you have the GOLDEN light therefore the pictures you take you take really good pictures.
Am I allowed to walk around the national park?
It is recommended to stay inside your safari vehicles at all times when you are in the national parks, unless your driver guide find a safe area to stop for lunch, or to stretch your legs. If you are keen on hiking, there are guided walks that are available in Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro. Within the Serengeti National Parks, long walks are not permitted during to conservation reasons; however, some lodgings will offer short walks near the lodge or camp.
Is tipping customary in Tanzania?
For our outstanding safari guide we recommend $ 40 to $ 50 per car per day while in the hotels it is $ 10 to $ 25 per group per day put in a tip box. Porters are usually tipped separately and it is $ 1 per bag.
Can I use my cell phone while in Tanzania?
Since you will be on a safari-type expedition, it’s unlikely that you will be close enough to any cell towers to be able to use your cell phone.
Do I need power adapters?
The power grid in Tanzania is 220-240v, meaning that you will need a converter for any 110v devices that can’t handle the higher voltage. Depending on where you are, you will also encounter both Type G (BS-1363) plugs and Type D (BS-546) outlets, which require converters.
What are the toilets like in Tanzania?
Camp, inn, lodge, or hotel, your Tanzania accommodations will offer a western style bowl toilet that flushes. It’s possible that if you are in more rural parts of the country on an expedition that you’ll encounter a squat toilet.
Can I drink the water in Tanzania?
Tap water in Tanzania is not safe to drink. Only drink the filtered or bottled water provided to you by your tour operator.
Will I be able to find ATMs?
Withdrawing from ATMs in Tanzania is possible in larger cities like Arusha, Moshi and Stone Town. However, problems with ATM machines in Tanzania are being reported more often. During your Tanzania safari in the national parks, as well as near the beach accommodations at Zanzibar, there are no ATMs available.
We advise you to take cash US Dollars to Tanzania, which can be exchanged to local currency.
Please note: only US Dollars as from the year 2006 are accepted in Tanzania! Always ask for new dollars when buying them abroad.
Credit cards are accepted in some accommodations, but they often charge high credit card fees. Cash payments are cheaper.
Should I purchase travel insurance?
Always. It’s a precaution that you’ll hopefully never use but it can save you thousands of dollars.
Can i book my safari directly with Ernest Magic Tours & Safaris?
Absolutely you can, as we are trying to avoid mediators in between
We really appreciate your decision of booking your lifetime Safari with Ernest Magic Tours & Safaris.
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We can customize this private Tanzanian safari tour just for you. Note: We only organize private safaris in Tanzania.
We never join travelers together in groups!