Camping Safari Serengeti

Tanzania is iconic Africa. Where the snow-clad summit of Mount Kilimanjaro surveys the plains of the Serengeti, wildlife abounds in staggering numbers. This is the site of one of the world’s most remarkable natural spectacles: the annual Great Migration when nearly two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle traverse the savanna in pursuit of water and new grass. Predators like lion and cheetah stalk in their wake. Farther south, in Tarangire National Park, vast herds of elephant outnumber people. With some of the continent’s greatest concentrations of wild animals, Tanzania is duly famed as a top safari destination.

Our Expert Says
My journeys to Tanzania are the highlight of my Africa travels. I keep coming back because Tanzania offers amazing wildlife, great culture and some of the most stunning scenery on the continent. I love the feeling of standing on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, knowing I am about to experience one of the best wildlife experiences in the world as our vehicle drives down the winding road from the rim. Or when I look across the Serengeti Plains to see a herd of impala leaping over the low bushes, and in the same scene, I see a lone, tall Maasai warrior walking with his spear.

Tanzania Safari Highlight
The Serengeti tops most Tanzania safari itineraries. A Masai word meaning “endless plains,” this protected ecosystem sprawls across 10,000 square miles. With a network of rivers ensuring year-round water, the region is incredibly rich in wildlife, though specific experiences, such as the Great Migration, vary with the seasons. Exceptional safari opportunities exist in the private reserves adjacent to Serengeti National Park, many of which are the exclusive domain of the camps we use. In addition to classic destinations like Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire, famed for its elephants and baobabs, Tanzania offers vast, little-visited reserves such as Ruaha and Selous, true wilderness with striking scenery where you’ll encounter droves of animals but few other visitors. Mahale Mountains National Park on Lake Tanganyika is home to some of Africa’s last wild chimpanzees. For the perfect finale to your safari adventure, add a few days to relax on the beaches of Zanzibar.

Tanzania Wildlife
Tanzania is famed for its wildebeest migration, the largest mass movement of land animals on the planet. The entire Serengeti ecosystem depends on the migration, with felines, hyena and birds of prey feasting on the young and weak while crocodiles lie in wait at each river crossing. Plains animals abound, including giraffe and gazelle. Ngorongoro Crater is often called a wildlife Eden. Zebra graze on its rim, while plenty of lion, flamingos and the endangered black rhinoceros are found within. Tarangire is famed for its enormous elephant herds. So is remote Selous, home to 3,000 lion, cheetah, hippo, black rhino and many of Africa’s last wild dogs, often sighted here and in Ruaha National Park. Vast Ruaha sustains buffalo, sable and roan antelope, elephants and rich birdlife. In the rainforests of Mahale and Gombe in western Tanzania, we find chimpanzees and colobus monkeys in their last wild habitat.

Quick Tanzania Facts
Lying just south of the equator, Tanzania is East Africa's largest country, at 365,000 square miles. A poor though politically stable nation of 36.5 million people, Tanzania was formed in 1964 when Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged after achieving independence from Britain. The geography is diverse, ranging from volcanic peaks draped in tropical forest to dusty savanna where plains wildlife thrives. Tanzania is the most biodiverse country in Africa, with the continent’s biggest mammal population, second-largest number of bird species (around 1500) and 3/4 of East Africa's plant species. The best-known tribe is the Masai, a pastoral cattle-herding people in the north, yet there are 125 other distinct tribes in Tanzania. Tanzania’s economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, which provides half its GDP and employs 80 percent of the workforce, typically in subsistence farming or fishing. Tourism accounts for more than 1/6 of Tanzania’s income.

Conservation in Tanzania
More than a quarter of Tanzania is protected—an outstanding conservation achievement. Tourism, much of which is nature-based, accounts for more than one sixth of the country’s income. Yet Tanzania’s parks and reserves are under pressure from poaching and illegal logging, lack of resources for effective management, and other conditions exacerbated by a growing population struggling with poverty. Progress continues, however, advanced by education, understanding of local economies, and sustainable development. WWF is working with government, local communities and the private sector to protect Udzungwa Mountain National Park, which supports some of the most ancient and diverse biological communities in Africa. More than a third of the park’s plant and animal species are endemic, rare and endangered. WWF is also working to improve management of the Mara River, a critical water supply in the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem.

What's Included?

Safari Package Includes
• Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
• Camping & park fees
• Tent & mattress
• Professional English speaking safari guide & chef
• 4 breakfasts; 5 lunches; 4 dinners
• 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals

Duration

5 days

Destination Covered

Lake Eyasi, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Best Suited

All, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
Day 1: Tarangire National Park
You will be picked up at your hotel in Moshi/Arusha at 0700hrs and transferred to the Tarangire National Park to start off your game viewing experience in this magnificent park which is famous for its large collection of baobab trees, spectacular large mammal population and variety of bird species, not to mention one of the largest concentration of elephants in the country. After your tour around the park, you will be transferred to your tented camp where you will be spending the night.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 2: Serengeti National Park
You will start your safari at 0700hrs and head to Serengeti National Park, to kick off day two of your safari. You will pass by a traditional Maasai Boma along the way to experience the ways of life of the Maasai people. You will enter the Serengeti at around noon and spend the rest of your afternoon exploring its world renowned endless plains in search of one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in the world, the great annual migration. After your game drive you will be taken to your tented camp/lodge where you will be spending the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Serengeti National park
Today you will spend the whole day exploring the amazing variety of mammals, birds and reptile species the park has to offer and not to forget the breathtaking scenery and sunsets. After your tour of the park you will be transferred to your tented camp/lodge where you will be spending the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater
Today you will have an early start as you head to the Ngorongoro Crater to explore the last but not least amazing park of your tour. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the few areas in Tanzania where you can find such a breathtaking blend of scenery and wildlife coupled with a fascinating historical and cultural element. The crater is not only the largest unbroken caldera in the world but it is also one of the new 7 natural wonders of Africa. After your morning game drive, you will take a break to enjoy your packed lunch at the Hippo Pool Picnic site then continue with your afternoon game drive. In the early evening you will be transferred back to your tented camp/lodge where you will be spending the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 5: Lake Eyasi
You will depart the camp at around 5am and head to Lake Eyasi to go hunting with the Hadzabe bushmen, one of the last hunter-gatherer societies in the world. After your morning hunt you will visit the Datoga tribe, skilled craftsmen and blacksmiths. After your amazing cultural experience you will be transferred back to Moshi/Arusha/Airport in the afternoon via curio shops where you can grab some souvenirs to take back home with you.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Provided
Bookings:
A deposit of 50% of the cost shall be required for any booking not later than 30 days before the date of safari or the time indicated.

Payments:
All safari must be fully paid before commencement of the safari
Due to fluctuations of foreign currencies ( US Dollar) all out bound clients( those with packages outside Tanzania) and those non residents whom their payments are made using USD, Are advised to make Payments in USD or else the cost will change anytime due to Tanzania shilling fluctuation.
We only take year 2000+ series of the Dollars due to security features.
All conversions are done using the prevailing forex rates

Safari Orientations:
Unless the safari is private, clients will share the facilities with others. Clients are therefore advised to be good-natured and enjoy being with others. Be prepared to encounter customs and habits, which may be different from your own and forms part of the adventure.

Changes of Itinerary:
The sequence of itineraries is normally adhered to but the company reserves the right to make alterations occasioned by weather, road works high season congestion or any other unforeseen circumstances without taking any liability.

Cancellation:
Full refund will be provided if cancellation occurs in writing 70 days prior to commencement of a safari. Refund on all pre-paid money will be based on cancellation fees levied by hotels and lodges. Generally there is a 50% charge on cancellation within 30 days, 75% charge within 7 days, and 100% charge within 48 hours. We reserve the right to deduct all expenses incurred from money paid. Some services are non-refundable.
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Dear Africa natural tours,

I just wanted to compliment you on the outstanding service we had on our recent Kill climb on the Lemosho route (Feb 4th-10th). Our guides were outstanding. Yahoo! was an incredible leader who managed the day to day operation of the camp and climbing in a calm and thoughtful manner. I also want to compliment Daniel, Jesse and Glory as well as all the others for their thoughtful and patient assistance on the climb. I couldn’t have done it without their help and expert guidance. Thanks for making the TDS climb such a successful experience.
Thanks Regards

Ochi Hiroshe
ochihiroshe@yahoo.com

Nov 23, 2017