Travel type: 6 days Camping Tour
Destination: Serengeti National Park / Ngorongoro Crater / Tarangire
Travel time: 6 days
with Vivutio Expeditions you will have a chance to see predators in action, flamingos, and other water birds in Lake Manyara National Park, a crater filled with wild animals in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and a large selection of animals in the Serengeti National Park.
Our Tanzania Adventure Safari gives you the chance to explore and witness the great beauty of Tanzania by visiting some of the best locations that Tanzania has to offer. Tanzania budget camping safari offers accommodation in budget public camping areas inside or outside of the National Parks.
Our safari vehicles with the hatched roof for shade against sunny African wilderness; are extended body with roomy seats for comfortable sitting and stretching out legs. Every guest is accessible to the window seat. Cars are also fitted with fridges, power charge sockets and VHF radio calls for easy and fast communication with the base office.
Day 1: ARRIVE IN TANZANIA
An expert member of our Company will pick you up from the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). From here you will be driven to your hotel in Masailand Safari Lodge, which is beautifully located on the coffee farms and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure.
We will gather in the hotel for a pre-safari briefing.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Accommodation: at Masailand Safari Lodge: Meals: B, B
Day 2: GAME DRIVE IN LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
We depart from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two-thirds of the park.
At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the groundwater forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands, and steep mountainsides.
Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions. Later afternoon drive to our campsite
Dinner and overnight at Migunga Campsite: Meals: B, L, D
Day 3: GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
We head towards the Serengeti National Park. En route, there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep-sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here is a small museum we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years.
After lunch, we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle.
There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. We return to our special tented camp for the night.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Seronera Campsite: Meals: B, L, D
Day 4: ANOTHER DAY GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK.
We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest.
We journey from the wide-open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top, we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti.
This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and if you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of the interesting birdlife, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented camp for the night.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Tumbili Campsite: Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO CRATER
We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive-in Ngorongoro, we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life.
Finally, we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino, and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon, we travel back to Arusha.
Dinner and overnight at Naura Springs Hotel: Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: ARUSHA TO KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
After breakfast or lunch, we will drive direct to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your international flight back home.
Tanzania Camping Safari Include:
Full board accommodation before and After the safari
Private safari guide
Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
Park fees/ Crater fees
Comfortable sleeping Tent with Mattress, Sleeping bag.
All meals whilst on safari
Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks.
Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
Tanzania Camping Safari Excludes:
Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and Canada passport holders USD.100.
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
Tips and any items of personal nature.