Budget Camping Safari in Tarangire park, ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara the farmost renown parks in northern Tanzania. The budget camping safari is a perfect for travelers with limited budget and time but want to experience the African safari.
We start this budget camping safari by taking you to Tarangire national park which lies about 120 kilometers southwest of Arusha and 160 km from the Kilimanjaro International Airport. The Tarangire park is dotted with giant baobab tree aged hundreds of years and even thousands years. This park has the highest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem. While on game drive you’ll easily spot herds of up to 300 elephants, the migratory wildebeest zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, and elands which congregate near the shrinking ponds. The rare antelope like fringe eared Oryx and long necked gerenuk are present in this park.
Budget camping Safari in Ngorongoro
The following day we proceed with the budget safari to Ngorongoro crater one among the eighth wonders of the planet. The Ngorongoro crater is that the world largest unbroken caldera with 20 kilometers diameter and depth of 600 meters. The crater boast about 25,000 large mammals include the rhinoceros, the African buffalo, wildebeest, Zebra, eland, Grant gazelles, Thompson gazelles and more. The crater is additionally boasting an oversized population of predators like lions, hyenas and cheetah. It is quite often to spot lions and hyena scramble over a carcass during game drive. Several bird species are also present in the ngorongoro crater include large flocks of flamingoes which can be observed coloring the lake magadi within the crater. After a protracted outdoor game drive within the crater we then ascend to the crater rim where we spend an evening within the camp.
The doomsday Last day of this unique budget camping safari is spent in Lake Manyara parkland which is found at the ground of the nice valley. The spectacular feature of this park is the valley escarpment, the green forest to the north, grass land and also the lake. This park is famously known for its tree climbing lions which if luck you may see them while on game drive. The southern part of the park reveals ongoing active geological activities through presence of several hot springs.
Tanzania Budget Camping Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire Park
Pick up from the hotel in Arusha at 0800hrs for the journey to Tarangire Park which is our first safari destination. As you arrive Tarangire continue with game drive along the banks of the Tarangire River. In dry season most animal tends to congregate along the river banks trying to find green pastures and water. Predators like lions and hyenas also tend to be within the same areas following their prey. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater Safari
Early breakfast at the camp and depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area for a game viewing within the Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro crater supports the lives of thousands of animals and hundreds bird species. Different from other parks, you’ll easily spot hyena and lions scavenging over a carcass and in most cases hyenas tends to win the game. Picnic lunch on the Ngorongoro Crater floor, dinner and overnight at the campsite in Karatu or Mto wa mbu area.
Day 3: Lake Manyara Park
Today we wind up our Tanzania camping safari by doing game watching in Lake Manyara Park. The Lake Manyara is perched on the floor of the East African Great Rift Valley and it offers habitat to many animal species and birds. While in Lake Manyara you will be able to easily spot tens of hippo pools, elephants, and a number of bird species. Picnic Lunch in any of the picnic sites within the park, then at 1600 hrs depart for Arusha for overnight. Within the following day, we’ll give you a transfer to the airport for your onward flight to other destination.
Budget Camping Safari Cost
Private Safari: Based on two people US $ 1200 per person
Joining Group Safari: US $ 800 per person
Safari Cost Includes
- Return airport transfer
- Bed and breakfast accommodation in Arusha on the arrival and departure day
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Transport in an open-roof safari vehicle
- All park fee as it described on the itinerary
- Basic camping accommodation whilst on safari with three meals a day
- Salary for a professional English speaking driver guide and the cook
- Fresh food and fruits
- A bottle of pure drinking water 1 liter per person daily
Safari Cost Excludes
- Airport departure tax
- Any services of the personal natures such laundry etc
- Fee for flying doctors
- Drinks other than water