Best Budget Safari Tanzania
This is the ultimate African budget safari in Tanzania. It is pure pleasure for the African wildlife lover. Let us show you Tanzania as never before with this 10 day best camping trip Tanzania. What are you waiting for?
About the 10 day Best Camping Trip in Tanzania
The 10 days best camping trip Tanzania starts in JRO. This best camping trip Tanzania takes you to the best northern parks. These parks include Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Manyara.
Best Camping Trip in Tanzania Highlights:
The highlight of best camping trip Tanzania is game tracking. You will also enjoy great sceneries on this tour. Best camping trip Tanzania is for those looking for a comprehensive Tanzania safari.
Other highlights of this Tanzania safari inludes:
- Best views of the Kilimanjaro Moutain
- Tour the foot of Mount Meru
- Great wildlife viewing
- Big 5 tracking
- Big Cat tracking
- Ngorongoro Crater
It is a budget safari for anyone on a shoestring budget. Enjoy the best camping trip Tanzania itinerary below:
Detailed Itinerary for the Camping Trip Tanzania Safari
Day 1: KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – ARUSHA
Met by our Tanzania safari rep. This will be on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Best camping trip Tanzania starts early with a briefing. Enjoy a transfer to Arusha town. You will spend your night at Sleep Inn hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2: ARUSHA – ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
Pick up from your hotel in Arusha town at 0800am. Enjoy a 30km drive with packed lunch to Arusha National Park. Best budget safari Tanzania day embarks on game drive upon arrival.
Arusha National Park is a home to Buffalo, Elephant, Black and white Colobus Monkey. There is also giraffes, baboon and different kind of bird species. The birds include Turaco and flamingos. After picnic then proceed with afternoon game drives.
You will later drive back to Colobus campsite in time for Dinner and Overnight.
About Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park is a gem of varied ecosystems and spectacular views of Mt. Meru, the crater that gives the region its name
It is a popular destination for day trip visitors. These are those who are about to embark from the town of Arusha on longer northern circuit safaris.
The small national park includes the slopes, summit, and ash cone of Mt. Meru. There's the Momela Lakes and Ngurdoto Crater. Here we also have the lush highland forests that blanket its lower slopes.
Game viewing around the Momela Lakes is at a laid-back and quiet pace. While passing through the forest many stop to search for troupes of rare colobus monkeys. You are likely to find them playing in the canopy.
You may opt to go climbing Mount Meru or enjoy the smaller trails. There are many that criss-cross its lower slopes. This is a popular activity for visitors to Arusha National Park.
The three-day trek to reach the crater’s summit is a quieter. Some say more challenging alternative than the famous peak of nearby Mount Kilimanjaro.
Along the lower slopes, the paths to rivers and waterfalls create a relaxing day hike. This is for visitors who don’t want to attempt the rather arduous climb.
There are ancient fig tree forests, crystal clear waters cascading from mountain streams. You have a chance to spot colobus monkeys here. They are the attractions and pleasures of Arusha National Park.
This is the closest national park to Arusha town – northern Tanzania’s safari capital. Arusha National Park is a multi-faceted jewel, often overlooked by safari goers. This is despite the park allowing one to explore a diversity of habitats within a few hours.
Day 3: ARUSHA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Wake up to an early breakfast on Best camping trip Tanzania. This will be followed by your departure.
The drive will be to Tarangire National Park. The Park runs along the line of the Tarangire River. It is made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor.
The vegetation consists of Acacia woodland. There are also giant African Baobab trees.
The southern part has huge swampy areas. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals. This is during dry seasons in Tanzania. Tarangire National Park has some of the largest elephant herds in Africa.
It is also home to three rare species of animals. They are the Greater Kudu, the Fringed eared Oryx and Ashy Starlings. Your accommodation will be at Tarangire Zion Camp. It is also where all your meals will be taken.
About Tarangire National Park
This 2,850 km2 park, the 6th largest in Tanzania and one of the best well kept secret. It was established in a dry area in the northern part of the country in 1970.
It was the fifth conservation area, after the country’s independence in 1961. Tarangire National Park is made up of savannah grassland. It also boasts rolling hills, rocky outcrops, extensive swamps and Acacia woodlands. There are also large number of huge Baobab trees.
The park has permanent, life-giving water flows through the park. This is the Tarangire River. It has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife between the long rains in April and May. This is also the case during the short rains in November.
Tarangire is also a bird watcher’s paradise. Here there are more than 550 species of birds. The swamps support the largest number of breeding bird species to be found anywhere in the world.
There is also plenty of all forms of wildlife throughout the year. Tarangire is especially renowned for its large herds of elephants. There are also tree climbing lions and huge pythons.
Its herds of oryx which are often seen. We also have the rock paintings which were done by early man tens of thousands of years ago.
It is also one of the few National Parks in East Africa where you can get high in a hot air balloon. Here nature walks and night game drives are allowed. This is in the conservancies which border the park.
Day 4: TARANGIRE – NGORONGORO CRATER NATIONAL PARK
An early morning game drive will start your best camping trip Tanzania day. This will be preceded by breakfast. This will be followed by departure to Ngorongoro National Park. You will drive at leisure enjoying the few stops along the way.
You will arrive in Ngorongoro Crater in time for lunch. Enjoy best camping trip Tanzania afternoon at rest. You will have an evening walk at the crater’s rim. Your dinner and overnight will be at Ngorongoro Simba ‘A’ Campsite.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is often referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. It is the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is also a world heritage site.
The Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is a natural formed amphitheatre. The crater rim rises to an altitude of 7,000 to 8,000 feet. The flat crater floor rests at an elevation of about 5,500 feet. The crater walls rise 2,000 feet into the air and enclose the near 10-mile-wide crater. Within this area resides the densest population of large animals in the world.
The crater is a microcosm of the massive Serengeti National Park. It includes a staggering amount of wildlife. In one day it is possible to spot all the large carnivores Africa is most famous for.
Day 5: NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR
The best camping trip Tanzania day will start early in the morning. Departure will be after an early breakfast. You will descend 2000 feet down to the Crater floor. This will be with your picnic lunch boxes. The drive to the floor takes approximately one hour. It is time to explore this ‘Garden of Eden’.
Ngorongoro is a huge and deep volcanic Crater. There’s rich pasture, swamps, forest and permanent water. All this is on the Crater floor. This is the reason why wildlife here is so diverse and in numbers.
There are up to 25.000 larger animals living here. You got the best opportunity to see Black Rhino here. Other species like the black-manned lion are common.
We will have a fantastic day on best camping trip Tanzania watching wildlife at its best. After lunch you return back to Ngorongoro Simba ‘A’ Campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: NGORONGORO – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Wake up on the best camping trip Tanzania to an early breakfast. You will leave driving west to Serengeti National Park. This will be a long drive punctuated with several stops.
At Ol Duvai gorge you will visit the museum for an explanation on humanity. This is believed to be the ‘Cradle of mankind’.
It is here too that you will have a break for lunch. Proceed to Serengeti where you will arrive later in the evening. Enjoy a short game drive to introduce you to the park’s flora and fauna. You will drive to Serengeti Seronera Campsite in time for dinner and overnight.
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park covers 14,763 sq km of endless rolling plains. They reach up to the Kenyan border and extends almost to Lake Victoria. The park is flourishing with magnificent wildlife. An estimated 3 million large animals roam the plains.
People of the Masai Tribe called it Siringitu. This can be translating for ‘the place where the land moves on forever’. The Serengeti is known as one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world.
Two World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves have been established within this area. Its unique environment has enthused writers, movie makers as well as many photographers.
The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth. The main characteristics of climate. Flora and fauna have hardly changed in the past million years.
Serengeti is renown for the migration of animals. Every October and November, over a million wildebeest and about 220,000 zebras travel south. This is from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short tropical rains. They then journey west and north after the long rains in April to June.
The animals’ ancient instinct to move is so strong. No drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. The Wildebeest migrate through several parks, reserves and protected areas. They go through a variety of habitat. We can arrange great migration safari for you!
Day 7: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Start your best camping trip Tanzania day with an early game drive. This will be followed by breakfast at your lodge. Embark on a full day game drive after a short rest. This will be with picnic lunch boxes. This game drive gives you an opportunity to explore this world-famous park.
The Serengeti plains are where endless streams of wildebeest and zebra move. They are either going south towards Ngorongoro or north towards the Masai Mara. This is the best place to watch the ‘big five’ among other savannah wildlife.
This best camping trip Tanzania enables you to watch the action filled wildlife. You will decide to edit this film on your own as it is uncut. You will drive back to Serengeti Seronera Campsite in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: SERENGETI – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Your best camping trip Tanzania departs Serengeti after breakfast. You will be driving to Lake Manyara National Park. You will enjoy lunch en-route. After setting up camp, enjoy some short rest.
At 1600 hrs, enjoy a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. The park is situated Great Rift Valley Escarpment and Lake Manyara. The most famous spectacle is the tree-climbing lions. They are seen along branches of Acacia trees. Dinner and overnight will be at Lake Manyara Twiga Camp.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara, located in the northern part of Tanzania. It is a national park and wildlife conservation area. It is one popular safari locations in Tanzania.
It has a rich variety of wildlife and over 400 species of birds. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingoes. This is on their perpetual migration. There are other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.
The park is also famous for its tree climbing lions, as well as for its dramatic scenery. It is surrounded by hills and with a soda lake in the middle of the park.
Day 9: LAKE MANYARA - ARUSHA
Your best camping trip Tanzania departs Lake Manyara after breakfast. You will enjoy a drive back to Arusha. On arrival, you will be dropped off at your budget hotel in Arusha. This is booked on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 10: ARUSHA – KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Your best camping trip Tanzania starts with a relaxed breakfast. Enjoy a short Arusha city tour. This is to be followed by transfer to JRO. You will be in time for your departure flight.
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10 Days Best Camping Trip Tanzania Costs:
What is included in the 10 Days Best Camping Trip Tanzania cost?
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on Tanzania Safari
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
10 Days Best Camping Trip Tanzania cost excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the 10 Days Best Camping Trip Tanzania
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes