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Looking for beautiful scenery, amazing African wildlife, unique formations and fun? 5 Days Tanzania camping safari offers you much more than just amazing. Take this African budget safari tour in Tanzania and you will be surprised what is included.

About 5 Day Camping Safari

5 days Cheap Tanzania camping safari takes you to 3 game parks. The parks include Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. The 5 days Cheap Tanzania camping safari starts and ends in Arusha.

The focus of this Cheap Tanzania camping safari is wildlife. You will however have an aspect of culture too. The 5 days Cheap Tanzania camping safari is a pocket friendly safari. You shall use tents while on the 5 days Cheap Tanzania camping safari.

Below find the 5 days Tanzania safari tour itinerary.

Tanzania Camping Safari Highlights:

  • Great elephant herds
  • Large baobab trees
  • Ngorongoro crater
  • Big five
  • Big Cats
  • Tree climbing lions

5 Days Tanzania Camping Safari Itinerary

Day 1: ARUSHA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Our Tanzania safari guide will be ready for pick up at 0800hrs. This will be from your Arusha Hotel. You will get a detailed briefing on the 5 days Cheap Tanzania camping safari. 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

Tarangire is often said to be the best National Park to see elephants in Tanzania. True enough, you can see herds of up to even 300 elephants roaming the vast plains. Tarangire National Park also offers the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem, so you will have opportunities to spot a wide arrange of other animals as well.

Besides the mobs of elephants, the migratory wildebeest, zebras, buffalos, impalas, gazelles, and hartebeest crowd this National Park. And these are just to mention a few species from this 2850 square kilometers’ area of shifting landscapes.

Before the rains, droves of gazelles, wildebeests, zebras, and giraffes migrate to Tarangire National Park’s scrub plains where the last grazing land still remains. Tarangire offers unparalleled game viewing, and during the dry season elephants abound. Families of the pachyderms play around the ancient trunks of baobab trees and strip acacia bark from the thorn trees for their afternoon meal. Breathtaking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains to the south make a stop at Tarangire a memorable experience.

Day 2: TARANGIRE – NGORONGORO CRATER NATIONAL PARK

Your 5 days Cheap Tanzania camping safari day starts early. This will be with an early morning game drive. Return to the lodge and embark on your breakfast.

A mid morning game drive will end your stay in Tarangire. After lunch depart for Ngorongoro Crater National Park. 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

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO world heritage site, located just 180Kms west of Arusha. The conservation area is administered by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area authority, a wing of the Tanzanian government. The reason for this piece of paradise being called a conservation area is its multiple land use plans where people, in this case the indigenous Maasai and their cattle, are allowed to live alongside the wild animals in harmony, the first example of its kind in the world! The conservation area, covering an area of 8292 sq. Kms was made a man and biosphere reserve in 1971 and a world heritage site by 1979.

The jewel of the NCA however is the legendary Ngorongoro crater. Formed some 2.5 million years ago from an enormous explosion of magma that caused the once enormous volcano on the western flank of the rift valley to implode under its own weight, the Ngorongoro crater (caldera), at 600 meters deep, 20 kilometers wide and covering an area of 264 sq. kilometers is the largest unbroken, unflooded caldera in the world.  With an abundant wildlife population of up to 25,000 to 30,000 large mammals including the rare Black rhinos, huge prides of lions, the elusive leopard and gigantic tuskers, the crater is one of the few places in the country where the big five can all be easily viewed in a day.

Covering only 3% of the entire conservation area, the crater is usually what most visitors get to see of the NCA though there is much more besides.  In the west lie the extensive Salei plains, part of the stomping and calving grounds for the annual wildebeest migration. At the end of the plains lies the Olduvai Gorge, “the cradle of mankind”, where the legendary 2 million year old Homo habilis was unearthed.

Day 3: NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR

The 5 days Cheap Tanzania camping safari safari 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 to see wildlife at its best.

After lunch you return back to Ngorongoro Simba ‘A’ Campsite with the afternoon spent at leisure. You may opt for another walk on the crater rim or with a visit to the nearby African villages.

Dinner and overnight under the star filled African sky will be at your budget safari camp in Ngorongoro.

Day 4: NGORONGORO CRATER – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Your 5 days Cheap Tanzania camping safari departs Ngorongoro. This departure will be 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. This Tanzania national park is situated Great Rift Valley Escarpment and Lake Manyara.

The most famous spectacle in Lake Manyara National park 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

Located about 130 km (80 miles) southwest of Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park is a compact, verdant park that is highly prized by bird lovers from around the globe. Although small in size, Manyara packs a mighty punch. It starts the moment visitors drive through the entry gates and encounter the amazing groundwater forest. Here, guests can see all types of flora such as mahogany, sausage trees, ficus and wild mango trees.

Bird lovers are sure to be astounded by the vast array of birds, with over 400 species of migratory bird being found here. The saline waters of Lake Manyara are often dotted with bright-pink flamingos and stodgy pelicans. In addition to the large number of birds found at Lake Manyara, it is also possible to see several types of animals here, including the elusive tree-climbing lion.

Day 5: LAKE MANYARA – ARUSHA

Your 5 days Cheap Tanzania camping safari departs Lake Manyara. This will be immediately after breakfast. You will enjoy a drive back to Arusha. On arrival, you will be dropped off at your budget hotel in Arusha.

End of 5 Days Tanzania Camping Safari

5 Days Tanzania Camping Safari Costs:

What is included in the 5 Days Tanzania Camping Safari 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

5 Days Tanzania Camping Safari cost excludes:

  • Visa
  • Items of personal use
  • Deviation from the above program
  • Drinks and beverages
  • Tips and porterage

What to Carry on the 5 Days Tanzania Camping Safari

  • Sun glasses
  • Light and some few heavy clothing
  • Sun screen
  • Insect repellant
  • Hat
  • Comfortable shoes

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