4 Days Tanzania Camping Safari
Enjoying unforgettable game drives to three major parks in northern Tanzania, beginning with Tarangire, the home of elephants and baobab trees, continuing to Lake Manyara, the best area for viewing flamingos and many bird species, as well as the beautiful landforms of the Great Rift Valley. Finally, Ngorongoro Crater is home to numerous wildlife species and the best place to see Blackhinos. The tour is built around sleeping in public campgrounds and receiving exceptional service from our dedicated chef.
DAY 1: Kilimanjaro airport – Arusha city
Driving Distance: 55kms/1hr
When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, look for our friendly driver holding a signboard with your name on it. The driver will load your luggage into your vehicle and transport you to your recommended Arusha accommodation. You will be introduced to our beautiful country and Arusha, also known as “R chuga” by the locals, along the way.
Given your arrival time, our sales consultant would be delighted to meet you for a tour briefing. If time is limited, a briefing can be scheduled the next morning before beginning your tour.
Accommodation: Karama Lodge on Bed and Breakfast
DAY 2: Arusha city – Tarangire National Park
Driving distance 120km/2hrs
Breakfast at the hotel. After leisurely breakfast, we drive to Tarangire National Park famously known as “Elephant playground”. Tarangire has an exceptional ecology, with many baobab trees and seasonal swamps that attract a large number of birds, with over 4000 recorded bird species. Predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, and caracals, as
well as dik-diks, impalas, elands, grant gazelles, vervet monkeys, zebras, waterbucks, and giraffes, can be spotted at any time during our game. Countless baobab trees and savannah grassland provide a breathtaking experience, with many wild activities to see along the way.
Lunch is served at the picnic area, and then we drive to our lodge for a relaxing overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tarangire Public Campsite on Full Board Basis
DAY 3: Tarangire – Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro
Driving distance: 238km/3hrs minutes
After a leisurely breakfast, our driver-guide will pick you up and drive you to Mto wa Mbu village for a cultural experience, followed by a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park.
Activity 1: Village walk in Mto wa Mbu; Mto wa Mbu is a well-known village in Africa’s Manyara region, home to over 120 ethnic groups. A local guide leads the tour, which includes a 1- hour including a walk to various cultural sites in the village. Among the many things to observe and learn during the walk are local farms (banana, coffee, and rice farms), local houses, socio-cultural and economic practices of locals, local markets, local products, local schools, and daily movement of locals within the village. Following the tour, we will enjoy a traditional village lunch prepared by village mamas. After that, we’ll drive about 5 kilometers to Lake Manyara National Park.
Activity 2: Game drive; – Lake Manyara National Park is a stunning park located in the Great Rift Valley, with a wide variety of wildlife and landscapes to admire. name a few, there are many monkeys, Zebras, Wildebeests, Hippos, Giraffes, Waterbucks, Dik-diks, Impalas, and Tree climbing Lions. It is best known for its more than 5,000 recorded species of birds, including migrant flamingos and numerous water birds drawn to the park’s alkaline lake, which covers a large portion of its area. Flamingos typically feed along the lakeshore, though during the dry season, flamingos and other water birds can be found in small numbers.
After the game drive, proceed to our reserved lodge for relaxation.
Accommodation: Simba Public Campsite on Full Board Basis
DAY 4: Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro Airport
Driving distance: 248km/5hrs
After an early breakfast at the lodge, depart for a game drive on the Ngorongoro crater floor.
This long-extinct volcano is the world’s largest intact caldera and is regarded as one of the most spectacular wildlife destinations on the planet. Diverse habitats, including permanent wetlands, shelter within its steep-sided walls, supporting an astonishing number of animals. Ngorongoro has long been home to a thriving population of big game species, including great-tusked elephants, healthy black rhinos, and the famous black-maned lions. This is one of the few places in Africa where you can see the Big 5 on a single game drive, and there’s plenty more to see. Gazelle, wildebeest, and zebra herds live here, as do smaller predators such as caracal and serval cats, as well as lions and their eternal adversaries, spotted hyenas.
After our enjoyable game, we ascend and drive to Arusha or Kilimanjaro airport for our departure flight.