5 Day Camping Safari Tanzania
A camping safari is a truly immersive African experience that brings the wilds of Africa all the way to your doorstep. A 5-day safari is a perfect amount of time to fully enjoy, Serengeti national park, Tarangire national park, and Ngorongoro conservation area, at a leisurely pace with plenty of time for game drives and good chances for spotting all of Tanzania’s Big Five. So what are you waiting for? Prepare your bags and gear up for a memorable adventure.
Itinerary by Details
Day 1: Depart Arusha – Tarangire National Park
On this day you leave Arusha town; the base town for safaris in northern Tanzania and along the Arusha – Dodoma highway a scenic drive towards the Tarangire National Park. You will pass by a Supermarket ( if you wish) for some last-minute shopping of any personal effects that you may need then drive through a scenic Masai Steppe and arrive at Tarangire in 2 hours’ time or so. Your driver will take care of the paperwork at the park’s gate then you will embark on your first game drive in the Tarangire National Park famous for its large herds of elephants and large baobab trees that dot the grassland. Lunch will be at a designated picnic site then afternoon game drives until sunset time to check-in at a lodge/camp for overnight. Overnight at Jambo Camp. Lunch and dinner included.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park to the Serengeti National Park.
From the Tarangire National Park, we depart early after breakfast and head across the Great Rift Valley’s floor, up the escarpment, and traverse the Ngorongoro Conservation area in what will ultimately end up being a pleasant and enjoyable scenic drive as you enjoy the beautiful scenery and breathtaking vistas on your way to the Serengeti National Park. While having a game viewing on route to Serengeti National park. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. Arrive in the Serengeti in the afternoon for an afternoon game drive until late in the afternoon when you will check-in at a camp or lodge for a campfire, dinner, and overnight. Lunch is taken at one of the Picnic sites most likely at the Naabi Hill Gate where you will also get the chance to stretch your legs as your guide sorts out the registration and relevant paperwork. Serengeti Seronera Camp. All meals included.
Day 3: Full day at the Serengeti National Park.
On this day you can wake up early for a sunrise game drive to try and catch up with the rare nocturnal animal species as well as the early risers among the diurnal ones. It is a nice time to see animals within a close distance as most game-like to line up at the roadsides to escape the morning dew. After breakfast at your camp, you will then spend the day doing game drives for the whole day within the Serengeti National Park. The name Serengeti comes from a Maasai word ‘Siringit’ meaning plains without end and true to the name you will explore vast stretches of African Savannah in search of the many animals that Serengeti has to offer. Apart from the wildebeests, you expect to spot other animals including elephants, lions, cheetahs, the elusive leopards, zebras, elands, and a lot of resident and migratory birds. 02nd Overnight at Seronera Campsite. All meals included.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater.
Breakfast at your camp / or lodge then we check out and head out for one more last game drive in the Serengeti. You will explore the Seronera River Valley rich in wildlife and birdlife or anywhere else in the Serengeti as per your professional safari guide’s guidance. Your safari guide as usual will be in constant contact with other guides around through the VHF high-frequency radios fitted in our safari cars so he will have a better idea of the best places to explore. Later in the afternoon, you will drive back to the Ngorongoro Conservation area for dinner and overnight. at a Simba Camp, All meals included.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – back to Arusha – End of safari
Breakfast at your lodge you will descend early into the Crater floor for game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater. The earlier you descend to the Crater floor so you may descend after breakfast or even with a packed breakfast in order to be at the Crater floor as early as you can and better your chances of seeing the rare animals like Black Rhinos with a little luck. Spend the better part of the morning exploring the Ngorongoro Crater until lunchtime. Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 to 650 meter high walls is like a natural zoo with the highest concentration of wild animals and it is here where you can even spot the Big Five even in one day if lucky enough. After picnic lunch which you will most likely take at the hippo poolside designated picnic site, you will drive up the Crater rim and out of the Conservation area. You will return to Arusha where you will arrive later in the afternoon. Breakfast and Lunch included
This package as explained can be booked while staying at some more standard luxury lodging or even deluxe lodges / tented camps. We can include your arrival and departure airport transfers as well as accommodation at Arusha prior to the start of your safari.
Day 6: Departure Day
After your Breakfast in your Hotel in Arusha Town, and after all unforgettable moments, we will straight drive to the airport to catch your flight to Zanzibar
Price Include: 5 Days safari Serengeti-Ngorongoro crater
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above-mentioned Camps
- Private safari guide
- Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
- Transfers in both directions between the Arusha Airport
- Park fees
- Ngorongoro Crater fees
- All meals whilst on safari
- Game drives
- Drinking water
- All government taxes Â including VAT
- 5 liters of water on a daily basis
- Local airfares
Price Exclude 5 Days safari Serengeti-Ngorongoro crater
- International airfares and departure taxes
- Walking Tour in the Ngorongoro Highland $20
- All items of personal nature such as telephone call, fax, email, etc
- Tips for your service providers and gratuities to hotel, lodges, porters, camp staff, and driver-guide (recommended)
- Laundry services
Lake Eyasi, located south of the Serengeti National Park and immediately southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania, is one of several lakes on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. The southwest flank of Ngorongoro Volcano drains into the northeast end of the lake. The lake is generally rectangular, except the indented southeast side, which appears to be shallower because sediment has filled in the shore. Most of the former shoreline can be identified by the color change around the fairly steep embanked perimeter of the lake. Seasonal water level fluctuations in the lake are dramatic, perhaps indicating that Lake Eyasi is relatively shallow even during periods of maximum water
The Bushman Tribe
The Bushman (also known as the Wahadzabe tribe) still maintains their traditional hunter-gatherer way of life.
A visit to the village will be led by a local guide who will describe their lifestyle. The Bushman will make fire from sticks and will show you their very few belongings. They will take you on a simulated hunt in the area with their bows and arrows, and visitors can try a little target practice. The visit concludes with traditional singing and dancing.
In the rainy season, they live in caves, and in the dry season, they live in the trees and bushes. Homes are marked by upright sticks in a semi-circle. Beds and floor mats are hides from kudu and impala.
The men hunt for wild animals and birds with bows and arrows. There are different arrows for different types of animals. Poisoned arrows are used for large animals. They also eat honey, tubers out of the ground, and fruits from the Baobab tree. In the dry season, they must dig down in the dry river bed to find water.
Men and women socialize in very separate groups. Small children and babies stay with the women and boys of 7 and older group with the men.
The Bushman are monogamous. The dowry to get married to a woman is 2 big baboons and many liters of honey.
Men wear shorts and animal hides. Women wear colorful clothes wrapped around them. Jewelry is made from beads, porcupine quills, fur, and hide.
Arrows and jewelry can be purchased from them with TZ shillings or traded (baseball hats, etc.).
After enjoying all the activities with Hadzabe and Datooga Tribe, we will drive to Mto wa mbu town for the night at Fanaka Hotel, this town is close to Lake Manyara National Park. or you can come straight to town.
Meserani Snake Park Tours
The snake park is located 25km west of Arusha on the route to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater. Traveler to Meserani Snake Park can feed baboons, hold wild tortoises and get up close with dozens of slithering snakes. Expert guides explain the difference between each of the species protected at Meserani and explore the necessary steps to protect people from their poison.
The snake park provides various activities, take a guided tour and learn about some of the most dangerous snakes in the world, from the Black and Green Mamba, Egyptian Cobra, Puff Adders, and many more. Capture your special moment and hold a real live snake. Check out the 3m plus crocodiles at feeding time and touch a baby crocodile.
In addition to lethal black mamba, spitting cobras, and the impressive African python, Meserani Snake Park is also home to monitor lizards, crocodiles, and other reptiles. Travelers can wander the grounds, explore the exhibits, and even venture to the nearby clinic that provides free medical services to the Maasai people. A popular cultural museum offers an opportunity to learn more about this iconic culture and
You can also enjoy your personal Maasai guide who will take you on a spectacular tour of the Maasai Cultural Museum, to jumping on a camel and going on a safari to the local village. The festive Snake Park Bar is a perfect spot to sip a cool drink and catch some serious shade after a day under the African sun