This 6 days Tanzania camping safari package provides the ideal “no frills” camping safari experience in some of Africa’s most beautiful wilderness areas. Come closer to nature as you walk alongside the animals in the parks’ more isolated parts, camp under the African sky where the night sky sparkles with millions of stars, and gather around campfires to share safari tales from the day. It’s a unique experience.
With this 6 days camping safari in Tanzania, you may relive the excitement of bygone eras while exploring various locales and observing how the bush has changed. A terrific way to enjoy the delights of a Tanzania camping safari under the guidance of a qualified expert is to have your guide with you for the duration of the trip.
A DETAILED 6-DAYS TANZANIA CAMPING SAFARI ITINERARY
A Tanzania camping safari entails traveling through Tanzania’s parks and reserves as a group in a vehicle that is fully furnished for the purpose of a safari. This type of safari also includes the services of a professional safari cook and guide, camping accommodations, all necessary catering supplies, and scheduled national park entrance fees. When considering a safari in Africa, such as the 6 Days Tanzania Camping Safari Tours, one is guaranteed a wonderful time and priceless memories. This 6-day Tanzania camping safari tour will take you to the top parks in Northern Tanzania, including Tarangire, Lake Manyara, the Serengeti National Park in the heart of Africa, and Ngorongoro Crater, a natural wonder of the world with its own distinct features and species.
This reasonably priced 6-day Tanzania camping safari begins when we pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha International Airport and transfer you to the Masailand safari lodge in Arusha. Our safari manager will arrive late for a thorough safari briefing before you have time to relax and take in Arusha’s lovely weather.
NATIONAL PARKS VISITED: 6-DAYS TANZANIA CAMPING SAFARI TOUR
- Tarangire National Park
- Lake Manyara National Park
- Serengeti National Parks
- Ngorongoro crater
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS: 6-DAYS TANZANIA CAMPING SAFARI TOUR
- Explore the land of giants—Tarangire
- Learn about the Masaai culture.
- Camp under the African sky
- Experience a genuine encounter while visiting a Maasai hamlet in the Ngorongoro Mountains.
- As you travel around, observe the stunning scenery and the pure African skies.
- Witness “The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration,” the largest wildlife gathering on Earth.
- Find the Big 5—the lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and giant African elephant—as well as the African large cats.
TRIP STYLE: 6-DAYS TANZANIA CAMPING SAFARI TOUR
Private and comfortable: You will travel in a private safari Land Cruiser with a photographic thatch, operated by a knowledgeable Focus East Africa Guide, local safari driver guide who will take you to locations that will fascinate and amaze you.
A skilled private safari chef who will prepare all of your meals and set up your tents for you. This is a stress-free safari where all arrangements for food, lodging, and other necessities will be made for you. Please bring your own sleeping bags; we will offer nice tents, beds, pillows, chairs, and tables. Overnight camping is done at public campgrounds with communal restrooms.
DAY 00: ARRIVAL IN ARUSHA
Meet our representative upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport and be driven to the Masailand lodge in Arusha. After a thorough briefing about the safari, our safari manager will leave you to enjoy the lodge’s amenities before dinner and at night. Tomorrow the adventure begins!
DAY 01: ARUSHA–TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Following breakfast, depart for a wildlife drive in Tarangire National Park. Before traveling to Tarangire, you will first make a stop at the last-minute supermarket in Arusha Town to do any last-minute shopping. To get to Tarangire National Park, one must travel through the Great Northern Highway via various villages and the Masai Steppe.
You can expect to see the heads of wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, hippos, baboons, numerous antelopes, and the enormous African elephant at Tarangire, which is known for its enormous Baobab trees and abundant elephant population. For bird enthusiasts, this is a wonderland. Over 400 different bird species have been identified here, including the endangered Ash Staling, Big Kudu, and fringed Eared Oryx.
This park is also home to lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, and the elusive leopard. Inside the Tarangire-Lake Manyara habitat, which has up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest, and roughly 30,000 zebra, Tarangire Park serves as the focal point of the annual migration cycle. Drive to the public campsite at Migombani in the late afternoon to watch the sunset, have dinner, and spend the night.
DAY 02: TARANGIRE–LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Following the completion of all park formalities, the game drive will begin shortly after your short journey to Lake Manyara National Park. In addition to the huge area that the lake occupies, Lake Manyara is located in a spectacular place and is made up of overlapping habitats such as an underground water forest, acacia woodlands, marshes, baobab-strewn cliffs, and hot springs that are covered in algae.
As a result of everything mentioned, the park is home to numerous animal species and an amazing bird population. The world’s highest concentration of baboons may be found near Lake Manyara, and its most famous inhabitants are the tree-climbing lion and vast flocks of flamingos. Herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, giraffes, warthogs, and other antelopes can also be observed. Drive back to the Migombani Public Campsite in the late afternoon for dinner and an overnight stay.
DAY 03: LAKE MANYARA–SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast at your campsite, depart for the Serengeti National Park. The route takes you through the stunning high-lying farmlands of Karatu, via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and up to the Crater View Point, where you may pause for some lovely rim-on shots of the crater bottom. After checking in at the Naabi Hills gate, you can eat your packed lunch there or at a kopje (rocky outcropping) before traveling to the Serengeti’s central region, also known as the Seronera area. You will then drive around the crater rim, across the Malanja depression, and down to the world’s richest park, the Serengeti National Park, with its endless rolling plains.
The Seronera River provides an important water source for this area, making Seronera one of the park’s richest areas for animal habitats. As a result, Seronera attracts a large population of wildlife that is well-representative of the majority of Serengeti species. Start your afternoon game drive after lunch in search of big cats and the wildebeest migration (this will depend on travel time). Drive to Seronera Public Campsite in the late afternoon to stay the night and have dinner.
DAY 04: FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE IN THE SERENGETI
As the sixth day of your 6-day Tanzania camping safari vacation progresses, we’ll take you on an early-morning game drive into the wide Serengeti plains, where there’s a chance you’ll see a cat family avoiding the morning mist. After stopping for breakfast in the wilderness, you might spot other nocturnal predators returning from a hard night of hunting, a pride of lionesses planning an early morning ambush, or other wildlife.
After a bush breakfast, you will follow the migration of the herds and spend a lot of time with them in anticipation of witnessing animal behaviors like eating, fighting, and even killing. The Great Wildebeest Migration takes place in the Serengeti National Park (depending on travel duration). You can serve packed lunches at the picnic area or in a bushy area. This is a full-day game drive in the Serengeti, after which you’ll head back to your campsite for dinner and the night.
DAY 05: SERENGETI–NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
Starting early, if desired, at 6:30 am with a breakfast box prepared, return to your campsite for a hot lunch before leaving for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a game drive en route. Arrive at the Simba Campsite to watch the sunset, receive camping instructions, have dinner, and spend the night.
DAY 06: NGORONGORO CRATER–ARUSHA–AIRPORT
You can enter the crater floor for game watching as early as 06:30 after breakfast at your tent and drop over 600 m high walls. The world’s largest natural wonder, Ngorongoro Crater, was created about 3 million years ago as a result of internal pressures under the earth’s crust. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to several animal species, including herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, eland, topi, warthog, and enormous African elephants. These animals are supported by an abundant supply of year-round water and sufficient forage.
This rare natural animal sanctuary’s high population of predators, which includes lions, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas, and the ever-mysterious leopard, which can sometimes require binoculars to view, is another major lure for these 6 Days Tanzania Camping Safari Tours. During the journey, you will visit Lake Magadi, a sizable but shallow alkaline lake in the southwest of the country that is a popular destination for flamingos, hippos, and other water birds. Drive to Arusha City in the late afternoon and back for the night, or drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your evening journey home. (By request and for an additional fee, lodging on this day may be included.)
This concludes the comprehensive itinerary for a 6-day camping safari in Tanzania through four of North Tanzania’s national parks, arguably Africa’s best wildlife viewing region. I hope I’ve motivated you to go on vacation! If I have, get in touch with one of our Tanzania safari experts for a thorough travel guide chock-full of advice, details, and discounts to Tanzania!