Budget Camping Safari – least expensive option: Participation safari where camping equipment is carried; choice of ‘pitch own tent’ or more basic accommodations. A cook will be provided in order to prepare hot meals and clean up for you while on safari. This is a no frills wild game safari.
Starting and ending in Arusha, Tanzania, this affordable Tanzania Camping Safari is ideal for travelers with a limited time and budget in East Africa!
First we explore the diverse Tarangire National Park, home to one of Tanzania’s largest elephant populations and considered one of the most beautiful game reserves in Tanzania. Then we embark on a game drive in the scenic and diverse Lake Manyara National Park, best known for its tree-climbing lions.
Next we drive into the highlands of the Great Rift Valley admiring breath taking views over the Masai Plains and Lake Manyara en route to the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, hosting Africa’s Big Five and an abundance of other wildlife.
After game viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater teeming with wildlife we travel to the village of Mto wa Mbu passing through Tanzania’s scenic landscapes along the way.
This Budget Tanzania Camping Safari offers a spectacular scenic and wildlife journey through the Northern Safari Circuit in one of East Africa’s top safari destinations!
Day 1 – Tarangire National Park:
After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park for game drive; Tarangire s the sixth largest national park covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers. Tarangire is famous for its huge number of elephants, baobab trees and tree climbing African pythons. Stay overnight at Maramboi Luxury Tented Camp or Zion Camp
on Full Board basis.
Day 2 – Ngorongoro Crater Tour:
After an early breakfast and then drive to Lodoare Park Gate in order to finish all the park formalities’, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for crater tour. This is world heritage site; the incomparable Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest “caldera”. Dominated by cliffs standing some 600 meters high and presenting a sheer drop down to a wide open space of some 246 square km, and you may see everything from elephant to lion, and if you’re lucky, the near-extinct black rhino, all amongst large herds of zebra and wildebeest. Afternoon exit the crater and drive to Rhino Lodge Ngorongoro or Simba Camp – with fascinating view of the crater floor!
Day 3 – Lake Manyara National Park & then Back to Arusha:
After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game drive, Lake Manyara is a shallow freshwater lake in Tanzania. It is said to be the “loveliest (lake) … in Africa,” Lake Manyara is covering 127 square miles (329 km2) of Lake Manyara National Park, the lake’s alkaline waters cover approximately 89 square miles (231 km2). It is famous for a good number of baboons and birdlife, also home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs, and giraffes, giant fig trees and mahogany seen in the groundwater forest immediately around the park gates, and then drives back to Arusha.
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