Adventure Camping

Elephant PanoramicCamping in the bush of Tanzania is the quintessential private African Safari experience. Just a piece of cloth between you and the African night. A quire of nocturnal birds, insects and distant roaring lions lullabies you to sleep. Sitting around an open camp fire with the southern skies bright over head is the real way of appreciating Africa’s magic. There are campsites everywhere and camping facilitates in all our safari itineraries, to any park or wilderness area in Tansania. These safaris are suitable for any person who enjoys camping and or outdoor activities. Itineraries are of a superb standard and visit all national parks and areas of interest. We use good quality 4×4 land rovers and land cruisers with viewing roof hatches, equipment is carried by a additional car (if number of participating clients requires). Our Safari driver/guides have good knowledge of conservation issues, fauna and flora. Camping trips are accompanied by a Safari cook who prepares 3 delicious meals daily. Please note that we are specialized in private Safaris, only you and your travel partner(s) will be on the Safari vehicle! And we can organize that tour for you for any date! Of course we tailor your whole trip including pick up and hotel and organize your beach holiday to Zanzibar, Pemba or the Swahili Coast in addition.

Eagle Pride Rock

Camping Safari 7 days – Northern Tanzania Highlights

Day 1: Arusha Hotel We pick you up at Kilimanjaro International Airport and bring you to your Hotel/Lodge in Arusha for Dinner and Overnight
Day 2: Tarangire  National Park Campsite        We will be on our way to Tarangire National Park right after breakfast. It takes us 1.5 hours to get there. Tarangire is famous for its big population of elephants, it’s big cats and the huge Baobab trees. If we are lucky, we’ll come across tree-climbing pythons. After Game viewing we will proceed to Mtu wa Mbu for Dinner and Overnight in our Campsite.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park Seronera Campsite        After breakfast we are on our way to Serengeti, meaning Endless Plains in Maasai language. And endless they are – so we have an en route game drive as we approach Serengeti National Park. We can see lions, cheetahs, gazelles and while the famous migration we will view millions of wildebeests grazing. Depending on the season we will head to the best place for game viewing – there are so many destinations within Serengeti. In the late afternoon we’ll arrive in our accommodation in Seronera and go on a sunset game drive. Dinner and Overnight in Seronera Camp.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park Seronera Campsite. After breakfast we got two options. We’ll either go on a full-day game drive or split our day into a morning game drive and another one towards the evening to see predators in their active time of the day. We will have a wonderful wildlife day and be back for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 5: Oldupai Gorge, Maasai Boma Simba Campsite. We’ll leave Serengeti after breakfast and head to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On our way we will stop at Oldupai Gorge. It’s a fascinating archeological site. The most famous skull found here belongs to Zinjathropus, known as ‘Nutcracker Man’. He lived about 1.75 million years ago. We will visit also the museum nearby showing 3.6 million year old footprints in volcanic rock. After visiting the site you will continue to go south. We’ll pass by a Maasai village and if you are interested in Maasai culture, we can stop and visit the ‘Boma’ – as this type of settlement is named. Towards the evening we’ll arrive at the rim of Ngorongoro Crater for Dinner and Overnight in your Lodge/Campsite.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater Twiga Campsite. Equipped with a picnic lunch we enter the famous crater. Let’s explore this Garden of Eden. Ngorongoro is a huge and deep volcanic crater. There’s rich pasture, swamps, forest and permanent water on the crater floor. That’s why wildlife here is so diverse and numerous. There are up to 25.000 larger animals living here. It’d the best opportunity to see Black Rhino and many other rare species like the black-manned lion. We’ll have a marvellous day. Dinner and Overnight in our Camp.
Day 7: Lake Manyara National Park After breakfast we depart for Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara is one of the most diverse of Tanzania’s National Parks. A thin green band of forest, flanked on one side by the cliffs of the Rift Valley Wall, on the other by the shores of the ancient soda lake. We’ll see hundreds of baboons and if we’re lucky – the famous tree-climbing lion. Lake Manyara is also one of the finest parks for bird lovers. Our last game drive will be very rewarding. In the afternoon we will go back to Arusha.

Elephant Elephant View

Camping Safari to Lake Natron and “The Mountain of God”

Day 1 Drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park for game drive. Drive through the parks’ varied landscape, which is scattered with huge knotted baobab trees and home to herds of elephants.  Stay overnight at Kigongoni Campsite – just outside the park.
Day 2 Drive from Tarangire Lake Manyara for game drive, a great opportunity to see its marvelous concentration of game, including 350 species of birds, not to mention the glistening soda lake itself where you’ll catch glimpses of grazing pink flamingoes.  Afternoon drive to Lake Natron – via the villages of Mto Wa Mbu, Engaruka to Lake Natron one of the soda alkaline lakes that jewel the East African Rift, where there is an array of water birds including hordes of resident flamingos.  Stay overnight at Lake Natron Campsite
Day 3 Full day at Lake Natron, there is also the opportunity to walk up a gorge carved into the Rift Escarpment to a waterfall, optional visit The Maasai Mountain of God (Oldonyo Lengai). Overnight at Lake Natron Campsite
Day 4 Drive from Natron to Serengeti National park – via Loliondo controlled area, Loliondo forms an important part of the semi-annual migratory route of millions of wildebeests and other ungulates northward into the Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Amboseli National Park in Kenya between April and June, and returning southward later in the year. The survival of the Ngorongoro-Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem and the wildlife it supports is inextricably linked to the existence and health of Loliondo and other surrounding communal Maasai lands in Tanzania and Kenya, the land to the Maasai is the foundation for their spirituality and the base for personal and collective identity. Arrive to Serengeti late in a day, stay overnight at Lobo Campsite
Day 5 Full day in Serengeti National Park game driving -  Not only will you be treated to a vast array of wildlife in its natural habitat, but sweeping panoramas of the African savannah. Stay overnight at Seronera Campsite
Day 6 Morning game drive in the Serengeti. In the afternoon drive to the lush Ngorongoro Conservation Area (visiting Olduvai Gorge en route.  Made famous by the anthropological Leakey family, this anthropologist’s dream is where the origins of man are said to have emerged) to your camp to behold the spectacular view.  Stay overnight at Simba Camp overlooking the Crater.
Day 7 Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a crater tour. This 100 square mile natural amphitheatre is host to an astonishing array of wildlife 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. A picnic lunch will be taken in the crater – afternoon drive back to Arusha.  Stay overnight at Karama Lodge. Trek of Oldonyo Lengai. An optional climb of Ol Donyo Lengai (2878m), an active carbonated volcano with spiritual significance to the Masai, is offered. This is a very demanding trek, that starts around 3 am in the morning so as to avoid the fierce midday heat. There is no shade on the mountain, and the terrain underfoot consists of tough screed, lava and volcanic ash, with steep furrows and gullies to negotiate. At the summit, there are two craters (one of which is still active) which can be explored, with due care, and the views across the Rift and towards Lake Natron are breathtaking. This trek is recommended for serious trekkers in good physical condition. A large water intake and a sunhat are strongly advised. This trek can be added onto our Rift Valley Trek, for the ultimate wilderness trek across some of the most primeval, spectacular, unvisited landscapes on Earth.
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