3 Days Tanzania Camping Safari
3 days Tanzania Camping safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara gives you a great chance to see a variety of animals, birds and remarkable landscapes. Apart from a wide range of game animals that you will see during this trip you will also be able to spot the legendary BIG FIVE which includes lion, leopard, buffalo, African elephant & the black rhino.
This budget Tanzania camping safari starts from Arusha & end up in Arusha although airport pickups and drops off as well accommodation in Arusha town can be arranged if requested on extra charges. A day before the commencement of the tour we shall meet you at the hotel for a short briefing of the safari. We will be delighted if you will let us know in advance about the need for us to organize for your airport pick up and the hotel booking.
The 3 days Tanzania Camping safari can be done throughout the year regardless of wet or dry seasons and it can be extended to more days depends on your needs. For example the safari can added with extra days to Serengeti National park or beach holidays in Zanzibar. Please let us know you preferences.
The highlights of this 3 Days Tanzania camping safari includes
- Cultural experiences with the local Maasai people.
- A thrilling wildlife viewing experiences which include spotting of the BIG FIVE
During this 3 days Tanzania camping safari can be offered in three options
- Joining the group where you will share the same vehicle with other travelers. This option lowers the tour cost significantly.
- Private safari where you travel on your own Safari vehicle with photographic roof thatch
However in both options of the Tanzania Camping safari you will be traveling with a professional driver guide and a private cook who will be responsible for setting up the camp and preparing your meals while you are out for game drives. Every tent will have a mattress, pillows, camping table and two chairs. What you will suppose to come with is only the sleeping bag which you can even hire it in Arusha town. Note that since we will be camping at the public campsites you will be sharing the bathroom and toilet facilities with other campers.
3 Days Tanzania Camping Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
This is the first days of your 3 days Tanzania camping safari. Our driver guide will pick you up from the hotel in Arusha town ready for the journey of about 140 km to Tarangire national park which takes you about 2 to 3 hours. At the beginning of the journey you will pass through the downtown Arusha town and spend few minutes purchase some stuff required for the trip.
The Tarangire National park is famously known for the huge population of elephants and giant Baobab trees. The park is said to have about 3000 individual elephants whose migrate around the Tarangire and Lake Manyara ecosystem.
The park named after the Tarangire River which flows across the park and serves as the main source of water for the animals especially during the dry season. Animals tend to congregates along the banks of this river during the dry season which makes easier for game drives. While on this 3 days Tanzania camping safari in Tarangire you will enjoy to see the stunning landscapes which offer home to same rare animal species like Greater Kudu, Fringed Eared Oryx and the Ash stalling. Lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest Zebra & many antelopes can be spotted in this park. In Late afternoon drive to Migombani Public Campsite or similar close to Lake Manyara for sunset watch, dinner & overnight. All meals included.
Day 2: Tarangire – Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast in the camp and proceed with the 3 days Tanzania camping safari to Ngorongoro Crater. Today you will drive about 87 km which will take you about 2 to 3 hours across the Great Rift Valley and the Ngorongoro highlands. Before drive into the crater you may stop for few minutes at the crater view point to enjoy the panoramic view of the crater and take some nice pictures. Descend into the Crater floor for a wonderful game drive (picnic lunch will be served at the crater floor). Ngorongoro Crater is largest intact caldera and one of the wonders of the world. It is home to the densest population of the African pain animals.
As you continue with game drive on this 3 days Tanzania camping safari in the crater you can spot the rare black rhino in their natural habitat. The crater wall rises for about 2000 ft high which makes impossible for animals to migrate in and out of the crater. While in the crater you can see animals such as lions, Hyenas, Jackals, elephants, zebras, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many bird species including flamingos. The uniqueness of the Ngorongoro crater compared to other places is that it offers a high possibility to see all members of the BIG FIVE in a day. In the late afternoon we will ascend the crater rim for the journey to Mto wa mbu village which is near to Lake Manyara National Park for dinner and overnight at Migombani Campsite or any other campsite of the same standards.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha
Today after breakfast we will spend the last day of our 3 days Tanzania camping safari enjoy game drives in Lake Manyara before heading to Arusha. Lake Manyara is among the smallest park in the country with very diverse landscapes. The park derives its name from the Lake Manyara which is the soda lake which covers about 2/3 of the total area of the park.
Park’s varied habitats with plenty of water and fodder attracts a wide variety of wildlife including herds of African elephant, buffalo, zebra, impala, hippos, giraffe and many antelopes. The famous Lake Manyara tree climbing lions and other predators can be seen in this park. Massive but shallow soda lake is home to some colorful flamingos and other aquatic birds feeding on algae and other water creatures.
Late afternoon (Depending on your flight time) drive back to Arusha via Mto wa mbu town for overnight or drop off at the airport. (If you wish you can visit some Masai market on your way back to Arusha).
Join us again for this short but incredible 3 days Tanzania camping safari where you visit the 3 great Northern Tanzania parks of Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara.
3 Days Tanzania Camping Safari Prices
- $ 1,380 per person when 1 person travels alone
- $ 860 per person when 2 persons Sharing
- $ 680 per person for 3 persons sharing
- $ 650 per person when 4 persons sharing
- $ 600 per person when 5 – 6 persons sharing
The package includes:
Game drives in modified 4WD Safari Vehicle with photographic roof thatch
Service of experienced, professional English speaking safari driver guide and a chef
Camping accommodation with three meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Park entrance fees
1.5 l of mineral water per person per day
3 days Tanzania camping safari Cost Excludes:
Accommodation in Arusha
Gratitude for Safari driver guide and cook
All items of a person nature
Visa fee (50$/ 100$ for American and Irish passport holder- to be paid upon arrival)
Drinks and beverage in the lodge