Tanzania Camping Safari
Explore our Tanzania camping safari crafted for the venturesome tourists who love the outdoor camping experience right in the heart of the wilderness of Ngorongoro crater.
In the process of fine tuning the tours we have based the cost on basic camping amenities without compromising services like transport, meals and game drives.
We organize daily departures from Arusha with a minimum of two pax and a maximum of six pax in the group. We also craft private safaris on request for families, friends or colleagues.
While on safari we will carry camping equipment which we pitch on special campsites. The public campsites have basic facilities like a bathroom where you will use a bucket to take a shower; water for showering is boiled by our cook. There is a long drop toilet in the camp.
We will set up a mess where meals are served in buffet style. We also cater for special diets [Vegetarian/Vegan meals]. You can opt for a group joining safari or a private safari.
Transport and game drives are facilitated by 4×4 safari vehicles that are customized for the ultimate safariing experience. The jeeps are accessorized with pop up roofs ideal for game viewing, hifi radio communication gadgets and comfortable seats.
While on the best Tanzania camping safari you will enjoy the services of our experienced driver guides who have enormous knowledge on wildlife as well as different sceneries you will be visiting.
The thrill of touring various wildlife gems is an adventure that should be on every tourist’s bucket list. Our budget safari package gives you the opportunity to experience first hand the diversity in terms of culture as you socialize with the locals as well as epic game viewing encounters in this premium park.
Contact us today and embark on the best Tanzania camping safari package that meets your dream vacation on any budget.
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Three Days Ngorongoro Crater Budget Camping Safari. [Itinerary]
Day One: Arusha – Ngorongoro Crater
A representative from Kenya epic safaris will meet you at your hotel or pick you up from the airport and after briefing you he or she will hand you over to your assigned driver guide to facilitate your Tanzania camping safari. You will be driven to Ngorongoro crater by your driver guide who will keep you entertained and informed on different sceneries as you journey to your destination arriving in time for a hot delicious lunch at the campsite.
Descend the world famous Ngorongoro crater also known as the garden of Eden for the afternoon crater tour. The wildlife population is wide and chances to encounter the big five are high. Dinner and overnight at Simba Campsite.
Day Two: Ngorongoro Crater
Breakfast will be served bright and early as the African sun rises. Descend 2000 meters with a four wheel drive vehicle to the floor of the crater. Ngorongoro crater is commonly referred to as the “Garden of Eden” and the park is inhabited by about 30,000 animals, of which half are zebra and wildebeest.
The park has recorded over 14000 wildebeest. Tanzania’s few remaining black rhino are regularly sighted in the crater, as are large herds of buffalos. On the crater floor and in the Ngoitokitok swamps, reside plenty of hippos who remain partially submerged during the day and graze on grass at night. Bird life is also abundant.
Spend the day exploring this natural habitat. Break for lunch at Ngoitoktok springs picnic site. Later ascend back to the campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day Three: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
After breakfast take a guided walking tour on the crater rim; this offers amazing view of the crater and a perfect setting take amazing photos and selfies. Depart for Arusha arriving in time for lunch. Drop off at a hotel in Arusha where your Tanzania camping safari.
End of services.
- Transport in a customized safari jeep with a pop up roof ideal for game viewing .
- All park entrance fees.
- Meals as described in the itinerary.
- Accommodation in a budget campsite with basic amenities.
- Game drives and other activities as described in the itinerary.
- Services of an English speaking driver guide.
- Complimentary Bottled water 1 Litre per person per day.
- All government taxes.
- International airfares.
- All expenditure of personal nature such as telephone calls, hard drinks, soft drinks and laundry.
- Travel Insurance.
Tanzania Budget Accommodation
Ngorongoro Crater camping comes in the form of public and private campsites all located at the rim of the crater. The campsites don’t have facilities and the tour operators carry everything required with them. Hot showers are available, heated by wood fires.
The toilet is a long drop. It is possible to visit the lodge bars and restaurants after dark, but we advise you to drive with caution, as many animals move through the area at night. Views of the crater are only a short walk away and are absolutely stunning.
Wild animals from the crater and Serengeti as far as from other parts of Ngorongoro conservation Area frequently visit the campsite which is not fenced, so you should move with caution. The campsite can become fairly cold (from an African perspective) and sometimes noisy at night.
Our cook will place you tent in the area where you will be comfortable and easily reached. He will also take care of your belongings while you are in game drive. We will provide camping equipment as far as an extra sleeping bag just in case you forget yours. Simba Campsite is a public campsite so you should expect other tourists from different companies.
Know Your Park
The Ngorongoro conservation area was established in the year 1959 and later became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The crater is one of the biggest caldera in the world and has been described as one of the most spectacular game hunts in Africa. The crater has a diameter of 14.5km and a depth of 2000ft – 2500ft. The crater covers an area of 264 km2.
The crater floor is mostly open grassland with two small wooded areas dominated by Acacia xanthophloea. The major source of water for the park is Ngoitokitok Spring, Munge Stream and Lerai Stream.
The best vantage point is the flat-topped Engitati Hill in the north-eastern corner of the park. Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the south-western corner, is the main feature of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here.
The Lerai forest, a fever tree forest located in the south, is a good place in the park to see animals such as elephants, waterbuck and flitting sunbirds. Swamps, thorn scrub and grassland fill the rest of the park and provide the bulk of wildlife viewing. The park is one of the most densely crowded wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals. There are no giraffes, topi or impala in the park.
Another big draw to this picturesque park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot.
The Ngorongoro Crater is only open from 06h00 to 16h00 and only 6 hour safari permits are issued which allows for only a single 6 hour morning game drive or 6 hour afternoon game drive to the park. There are two picnic and toilet spots in the crater.
- Do not Litter the park/reserve.
- Do not feed the animals, i.e. monkeys or baboons.
- Do give the animals the right of way and do not disturb wildlife.
- Do not take any plant or animals remains, dead or alive.
- Do not start fires or throw cigarettes in the parks/reserve.
- Do stay in your vehicle except at designated viewing points.
- Do not shout, laugh loudly, honk or play loud music as this will keep away the animals.
- Do not provoke any animals; it’s dangerous.