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May 6, 2020

5 Days Tanzania Camping Safari | Tanzania Safaris

Written By Lappet Faced Safaris

5 Days Tanzania camping safari is a pocket friendly package enable you to spot variety of wildlife in Lake Manyara, Serengeti National park and The Ngorongoro Crater, cultural tours of bushmen visit at Lake Eyasi & Masai village at Ngorongoro highlands is part of your safari. We mostly offer private budget camping safari in Tanzania for family, friends and groups which is more fun, flexible, enjoyable & at affordable prices.

Day 0: Arrival in Arusha

Distance: 30/50 km

This 5 days Tanzania camping safari starts when we meet you at Kilimanjaro international airport or Arusha airport and transfer to Planet Lodge in Arusha. Later our safari manager will come for safari briefing & leave you to spend the rest of the day enjoying the invitingly lodge’s facilities.

  • Dinner & breakfast included
  • Overnight at Planet Lodge at the suburb of Arusha City

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park – Lake Eyasi

After breakfast meet your safari driver guide & start the safari, you will firstly stop in Arusha town for the last minutes shopping if any. Afterward drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This beautiful Park nestling at the base of Great Rift Valley is blessed with rich overlapping habitats, swamps and lake. All these supports a large number of animal and bird species. The park has a big number of baboons found nowhere in the world, Lake Manyara tree climbing lions and huge flocks of flamingos are some highlights of this park. You May expect to spot giraffe, zebra, elephant, wildebeest, hippos, buffalo and predators like leopard, hyena, jackal and countless number of bird species.

In the afternoon depart for Lake Eyasi for some cultural encounter. The driving is up and across the Great East African Rift Valley, the driving to Lake Eyasi is of about 1.5 hours. On arrival you will visit the Datoga tribe who will take you around their homes and you will interact with them & ask as many questions as you can. After you will visit the black smith & Later afternoon you will go for sunset walk along the Lake shore before driving to the campsite for dinner & overnight.

  • All meals included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight at Bushman Campsite close to the Lake

Day 2: Lake Eyasi – Serengeti National Park

On this day we take you for an early morning hunting with (Hadzabe) the bushmen, the hunting is with bows & arrows & it will include tuition on survival skills. Bushmen at Lake Eyasi are divided into three clans of Hadzabe, Tindiga & the Datoga living in hunting & gathering of eggs, wild fruits & root tubers pretty much the same as humankind who lived in the Stone Age. After the hunting you will return back to your Campsite for full breakfast before starting your way to the vast Serengeti plains via Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Your 5 Days Tanzania camping safari continues as you drive to Serengeti National park, the driving is along beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu up to Ngorongoro gate. After check in you will drive up & around the Crater rim. You will have a brief stop at the view point of the Crater for some nice photos.  On the way you will visit one of the Masai village for some more cultural encounter, the Masai worrier will invite you & take you in and around their houses where you can meet kids & other family members, you may ask questions & have some pictures with them. Later they will sing & dance their favorite songs which involves high jumping. If you wish you can join the dancing.

Afterward, drive down into the heart of the “wild Africa” Serengeti National park with its endless rolling plains. Break for picnic lunch at Naabi Hills Gate or at the Copjes (Rocky outcropping) when heading to the Central Serengeti area called Seronera. This is one of the richest wildlife habitat in the park endowed with Seronera River  the valuable water supply in this area hence attracts a vast number of wildlife around the Serengeti. Afternoon game drive in searching of the big cats & the Great Serengeti Wildebeest Migration (depending on traveling dates). Late afternoon before or during sunset drive to your campsite for dinner & overnight.

  • All meals included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite at Central Serengeti

Day 3: Full day Game drive in Serengeti

On this day of your 5 days Tanzania camping safari in the vast Serengeti plains we take you for an early morning game drive with packed breakfast box and lunch box. Early morning game drive gives you a chance to spot some cat families on the road as they try to avoid morning mist. You may also see other nocturnal predators coming back from their long night of hunting or a group of lioness organizing morning ambush or eating along the road. Later break for breakfast somewhere in the bush & after if the Great Wildebeest Migration will be packed in Serengeti which you will have already know, you will start early & go straight to where they are & spend much time with them in anticipation of experiencing some animal actions like fighting, hunting, eating even killing.

You may expect to spot predators like lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, jackals & others. Herds of buffalo, elephants, giraffe warthog, zebra & many antelopes can also be seen wondering around the Serengeti plains. Late afternoon during or before sunset drive back to the campsite for dinner & overnight.

  • All meals included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite at Central Serengeti

Day 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

This is your last day in Serengeti, if you wish you can do another early morning game drive & spend much time in Serengeti doing game drives then you will have early hot lunch before start your way to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Reaching Ngorongoro for wonderful sunset at the crater rim then dinner & overnight.

  • All meals included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Public Campsite at the Crater rim

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

On this last day of your 5 Days Tanzania camping safari you will have an early breakfast and descent into Ngorongoro Crater floor  for a wonderful game drive (picnic lunch will be served in the Crater floor). As very few animals migrate in and out of the Crater with its 600 meters high walls you may expect to spot herds of African elephant, zebra, buffalo, warthog, hippos & the rare black rhinos in their natural habitat

Another big draw card in this big caldera is the denser population of predators which include lion, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs & the ever- illusive leopard which sometimes needs binoculars eyes to spot.

You will visit Lake Magadi large but shallow salt Lake on the southwest corner of the crater floor frequently visited by flocks of flamingos & other aquatic birds. Some hippos and other animals can also be seen around the Lake.

Later afternoon drive out & back to Arusha for drop off at Kilimanjaro

The package includes:-

All transfers

1 Night accommodation at Planet lodge in Arusha on H/B

5 Days private Tanzania camping safari for 1 to 5 person

Transport & game drives in modified 4WD safari Land Cruiser with photographic roof, window seat for everybody

Service of professional, well experienced English speaking safari driver guide and a chef

All meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner as per Itinerary

1.5 Mineral water per person per day during game drive

4 Overnight stays in good Canvas tents during the safari

All camping gears Tents, Mattresses, Pillows, Chairs & Table. Please come with your own sleeping bag

All park fees, entry fees & camping fees as per itinerary

Government value added tax VAT

The package excludes:

Accommodation in Arusha on the last day (but can be arranged upon request)

Drinks & beverages

Visa fees

Tips/ gratitude for safari driver guide & chef (please tip separately)

All items of a personal nature

Travel insurance if applicable

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Lappet Faced Safaris

Lappet Faced Safaris is a tour operator company specializing in quality tours in Tanzania. Our services include Tanzania Safaris, Mountain Trekking and Holidays/Beach. We build in extraordinary, enriching experiences curated just for you and then we put the best private guides at your service. The result is an experience that is more personal, more rewarding and frankly more fun. We create the experience that changes the life.

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