Camping Trip Tanzania
Camping trip Tanzania gives you the best of wildlife in Tanzania in 10 days. You get to see all that is in a safari in Tanzania on a budget. These are 10 days of pleasurable wildlife indulgence is what is on this African budget safari in Tanzania.
About the 10 days Best Camping Trip 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.
10 Days Best Camping Trip 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. It is a budget safari for anyone on a shoestring budget. Enjoy the best camping trip Tanzania itinerary below:
Itinerary for the Best Camping Trip Tanzania
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. This park is a home to Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Black and white Colobus Monkey.
There is also Baboon and different kind of bird species. The birds include Turraco and flamingos. After picnic then proceed with afternoon game drives. This will be followed by a drive to Colobus campsite for Dinner and Overnight.
About Arusha National Park
Arusha national park has been expanded to include the Mount Meru forest catchment reserve annexed in 2004. It now has a total area of 552sq km.
Established in 1960, is the only one which has changed its park. By then the prominent features included the momella lakes. When Mount Meru crater was annexed, the name changed to Meru crater national park. Later the name Arusha national park was adopted.
It is the core of Mount Meru natural system and the source for several perennial and seasonal rivers that provide water to Arusha city as well as to the many settlements in the dry but densely inhabited Arumeru district. These rivers provide irrigation, drinking water and feed into the Pangani River which produces 30 per cent of Tanzania’s hydro-electric power.
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 mainly 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 majorly 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
Named after the river that flows through it, Tarangire National Park is one of the lesser known Tanzanian parks, giving it a real air of undiscovered Africa.
Despite being one of Tanzania’s smallest national parks, Tarangire offers excellent game-viewing, boasting a density of wildlife matched only by the Ngorongoro Crater. Birding is particularly good here. The Tarangire swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties; the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.
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.
About Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Located in the Crater Highlands area, west of Arusha, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (809,440ha) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was established in 1959 as a multiple land-use area for both wildlife and semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists.
It is best known for its centre piece, the spectacular 265 km2 Ngorogoro Crater. This is the world’s largest intact caldera and is considered by one private organization to be one of the seven natural wonders of Africa. The crater is home to between 20 and 30,000 wild animals, including the highly endangered black rhino.
The conservation area is also famous for its ‘endless plains’ of the Serengeti. It is also home to Olduvai Gorge, where fossil remains of the one of the earliest known specimens of the human genus, Homo Habilis, and 3.5-million year old human footprints have been discovered.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is an extraordinary volcanic landscape. It is rich and fertile, with lush forests, stunning craters and beautiful lakes, including Lake Makat, a central soda lake filled by the Munge River.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is also situated at a high altitude. As a result, the high altitude creates a malaria-free micro climate ideal for travelling in.
Day 5: NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR
The best camping trip Tanzania day will start very 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 numerous. 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 depart 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 parks flora and fauna. You will drive to Serengeti Seronera Campsite in time for dinner and overnight.
About Serengeti National Park
With an area of some 14,000 sq. km, Serengeti is one of the best-known wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Lying in north-west of the country between the Ngorongoro highlands and Lake Victoria, the Serengeti ecosystem includes the Serengeti National Park itself, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Maswa Game Reserve, Loliondo Game Controlled Area, and Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve, together forming one of the most complex and least disturbed ecosystems on earth. This is the home to the famous wildebeest migration, the movement of some 2 million wildebeest, 500 000 Thompson gazelles and 250 000 zebra.
The landscape was originally formed by volcanic activity in the Ngorongoro highlands and it varies from the open short grass plains in the south, to savannah and scattered acacia woodlands in the centre, to extensive woodland and black clay plains in the west and hilly wooded grassland in the north. Most of the permanent water is found towards the northern and western areas, the lack of permanent water and food in the south being the main reason for the annual migration.
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 live animals movie.
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. A
fter 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 occasionally seen along branches of Acacia trees. Dinner and overnight will be at Lake Manyara Twiga Camp.
About Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara was made a National Park in 1960 and covers an area of 330 square kilometers, of which some 230 square kilometers are lake. it lies at the foot of the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment, and is particularly famous for its elephant and tree climbing lions.
Lake Manyara national Park is also well known for its rich variety of bird-life in both the forest and along the lake shore. The name Manyara comes from the Masai word for the plant euphorbia tirucalli which they use to build their livestock stockades.
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.
End of 10 Days Best Camping Trip Tanzania
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