4 days Budget Camping Safari in Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro

4 days Budget Camping Safari is a short adventure safari ideal for budget travelers who want to experience nature. In this 4 days Tanzania budget camping safari you will get an opportunity to visit three of the northern Tanzania parks the Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater at affordable price. All the parks accommodate high numbers of wildlife but with distinct uniqueness from each other which will make your safari not bored some.  

The affordable camping safari Tanzania starts in Arusha at around 08:00 to 8:30 & drive across Arusha city to buy things that you use on safari before heading to Tarangire national park which is the first destination followed by Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater.

What to See in 4 Days Tanzania Budget Camping Safari

In this budget camping safari you will visit some of the ionic Tanzania wildlife destinations rich in wildlife and diverse landscapes ranges from vast savannah grass lands, mountains, craters and hills.

The unique and interesting features that you will see in Tarangire during the 4 days budget camping safari are the largest herds of elephants and giants baobabs trees.  The Tarangire Park is known as the world elephant headquarters since it host largest population of elephants in the word. During game drives you can see them leaning on giant baobab trees which are also the iconic feature of the park.

Serengeti National Park is one of the most known parks in the world featuring vast and un-endless savannah grasslands which support hundreds and thousands lives of the wildlife. The budget camping safari in Serengeti brings you close to these animals where you will witness the great wildebeest migration which comprises of over 1.5 million mammals. In addition to that the visitors for the budget camping safari in Serengeti will also see the big cats such as lions, leopards and cheetah. Serengeti is said to support the world largest population of lions.

The last feature to see in this Tanzania budget camping safari is the world largest unbroken caldera “The Ngorongoro Crater” This unique feature formed about 2.5 million years ago when a massive volcano eruption and collapsed the existing volcano’s cone.  The crater is home to various animals include the rare black rhinos. When exploring the area in the camping safari you will see the maasai people with their lives stocks lives together with the wild animals without any conflict.

Generally, a budget camping safari to Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is incredibly special as it allows visitors to experience the world’s most outstanding wildlife in their natural habitats and allow them to culturally interact with the local community.

Where to Stay in Budget Camping Safari ?

During this budget camping safari you will spend nights in basic tents (dom tents) capable of accommodating 2 people at once. The tents will be perched at the public campsites which some might be inside the parks or at the outskirt of the parks.  On this trip we will also travel with the driver guide and private cook who will always prepare the fresh food in the middle of the jungle. Apart from preparing the food the cook will also be responsible in perching up the tents and taking care of the tents while you are away on game drives.


Budget Camping Safari in Tarangire, Serengeti, & Ngorongoro Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park.
Picking up from the hotel in Arusha at 08:00 am to start the budget camping safari to Tarangire National Park with picnic lunch for a full day game drive. Game viewing in Tarangire is the best during dry season (June to October) where there is greatest concentration of wildlife along the Tarangire River and the shrinking lagoons. This park is only destination in Tanzania where you can see the highest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti National Park. In the dry season thirsty antelopes and elephants wonder hundreds of parched kilometers to this river for drinking. Other animals that you can see in Tarangire during this budget camping safari are wildebeest, zebras and gazelles mingle with rare species such as eland and oryx around each shrinking lagoon. Pythons climb into the shade of trees that line Tarangire’s massive southern swamps and hang there like giant malignant fruit coils, neatly arranged over the branches in a perfect sphere. Dinner and overnight at the campsite

Day 2: Tarangire -Serengeti National Park

The 2nd day of your camping safari will begin by taking some sunrise pictures and enjoying breakfast at the campsite and departs to Serengeti national park with lunch boxes. Along the way you will stop for few minutes at Crater view point to experience the panoramic view of the Ngorongoro crater before heading to Olduvai Gorge Museum. In this museum you will see many things include the skull of the earliest man on the planet.   From Olduvai continue to one of the public campsite in Serengeti where you offload your camping equipments and set up the camp. Usually the selection of the camping ground is determined by the location of the migration herds since Serengeti Park is very huge.

Spend the afternoon hours of your budget camping safari program exploring the endless plains of the Serengeti national park. Conduct game drive through the Seronera river circuit and the plains which support varied species of resident animals than anywhere else in Serengeti. The common resident animals found in the area include elephant, waterbuck, impala, giraffe, hippo, topi, buffalo, reedbuck and baboon. Predators such as lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah can also observe in the place. Your guide will also locate the migration herds in the area. Dinner and overnight at the Campsite

Day 3:  Serengeti National Park

Early breakfast and departs for a half day game sighting before heading to Ngorongoro conservation area in the afternoon. Serengeti is the best place to experience the wildebeest migration as the herds use to stay here for about 8 months from November to August moving from one location to another.  This movement is triggered by the amount of rainfall where the animals follow for sake of getting fresh pastures and water.  Serengeti is also a home to varied species of birds which you can also see during this budget camping safari. The common birds in Serengeti include eagles, ducks, geese, egrets, vultures, secretary birds, ibis, stork, herons, kites, pelicans, cranes and guinea fowl.

After spending hours of exploring the beauty of Serengeti and its unique wildlife you will then drive back to the camp for hot lunch and pack your thing then continue with budget camping safari to Ngorongoro conservation area for dinner and overnight at the campsite

Day 4: Crater Tour –Back to Arusha

This is the final day of your budget camping safari in Tanzania but it is indeed exciting as you going to descending 600 meters onto the crater floor for an amazing game viewing experience. The crater support a significant number of African plain animals and it is said to have high concentration of predators like lions, hyena, cheetah and jackals than anywhere in the world. It is obvious to see lions and hyenas fights over the territories.  The common wildlife in the Ngorongoro crater include herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, eland, warthog, hippos, African elephant & the rare black Rhino. The crater is one of the few places on the planet where you can see black rhino in their natural habitats.

Far to the south west corner of the crater floor situated the shallow alkaline Lake Magadi which covering an area of about 7 square kilometers. The lake forms a unique habitat for thousands of lesser flamingoes and other aquatic birds. The flamingoes enjoy feed on blue-green algae flourishes in the alkaline waters. A part from birds, hippos are find same place to live at the shore of the lake. After picnic lunch continue with game drive ascending the crater rim back to the campsite for loading your luggage and departs to Arusha.

End of the 4 days budget camping safari

Budget Camping Safari in Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Rates:

Price is based on 6 to 7 people in a vehicle

For 4 days: US $ 980 per person

Price includes:
All Park entrance fees
All camping fees
Private safari cook
3meals per day
One litter of mineral water per day per person.
Safari based vehicle 4×4 land Cruiser with fuel and driver
English spoken Guide


Price above Exclude:
International flights
Airport departure tax
Tips for your driver and cook
Drinks and all items of personal nature

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