This is a 6 Day Tanzania Budget Camping Safari visiting Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. Accommodation will be budget camping during the safari; most of the campsites are inside the National Parks except for Lake Manyara & Tarangire.
Day 0: Arrival Day
You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your accommodation for dinner and overnight (included).
Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire
Today your safari adventure begins! After breakfast, pick up from your hotel and drive for 2 hours to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is well known for its large elephant herds. From the open roof of the vehicle, you will experience the seasonal swamps, savanna, and Tarangire River in search of many animals including zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe. After a full day in the park, you will drive to Fig tree lodge/Sunbright lodge, where you will be able to relax and enjoy dinner and have an overnight
Day 2: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, proceed to Serengeti National Park for a game drive with picnic lunches. A million wildebeest, each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40km (25 miles) long columns plunge through crocodile-infested waters on the annual exodus north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 miles) pilgrimage begins again.
Dinner and overnight will be at Seronera campsite.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
Today we will spend the whole day in the park. We head out and start to explore at sunrise, we will have a full day game drive exploring the beautiful scenery of Serengeti, searching for the big five. We will then serve lunch at camp and then head out for an afternoon drive.
There is more to Serengeti than large mammals. Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park’s isolated granite koppies. A full 100 varieties of dung beetle have been recorded, as have 500-plus bird species, ranging from the oversized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills. We will continue to search for Serengeti wildlife and return to camp at sunset for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and overnight at Seronera campsite.
Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro
Today you will wake up very early in the morning for a sunrise game drive. The sunrise in the African Savanna is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. Later at noon you will return back to the campsite for a brunch/lunch and then you will continue with the game on route while driving to Simba campsite in Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast depart campsite and descend to the Ngorongoro Crater floor for a 5 hours game viewing. The Crater (covering at total area of 100 square miles) is host to black rhino, Lion, Elephant, hippopotamus, hyena, jackal, Zebra and Wildebeest. Enjoy a 10 minutes stretching outside the safari vehicle at the hippo pool before ascending the crater wall back to the campsite for hot lunch. Later drive to Fig tree lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Lake Manyara then Arusha
After breakfast, your safari guide will collect you from your accommodation and drive you to Lake Manyara National Park. On your exploration of the park, you will see monkeys, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs. After the game drive, you will return to Arusha where your safari ends.
- Park fees
- All activities
- All accommodation
- Camping equipment
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Sleeping bag
- International flights
- Bath towels
- Personal items
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees