An affordable safari exploring northern Tanzania including; Tarangire, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the magnificent Serengeti National Park where there is the chance to see the great migration.
Serengeti Explorer Highlights
- Small intimate lodge and camps showcasing northern Tanzania game areas
- Beautiful settings and authentic safari experiences. Camping in comfortable canvas tents. Protected from the elements but able to appreciate being close to nature.
- Enjoy walking and hiking with local guides to get a better understanding of the African bush and the local people.
- Visit game rich areas to see the big 5 and wildebeest migration
What to Expect from this Camping Explorer Safari in Tanzania
This short fly in safari maximises your time game viewing, in three iconic Tanzania wildlife-rich areas. Experience Africa's bounty of wildlife and splendid vistas by traditional game drives and on foot. Explore the bush and learn about the medicinal uses of plants from local guides. Listen to the animal sounds at night, from the safety and comfort of your tent. Sit around campfires in the evenings under the stars and recount that day’s adventures.
This safari can be as active as you want with the opportunity to go mountain biking, climb Olmoti Mountain and view the waterfall, go on guided walks to get a close look at the wildlife around you. As well as game drives to witness the wildebeest migration.
Day 1: Arusha Airport to Tarangire
Board an afternoon flight from Arusha Airport to Tarangire, where a guide will drive you to the camp, located just outside of Tarangire National Park. The camp borders the park boundary and has plenty of resident game all around. Buffalo and elephants are frequent visitors to the camp. The tented cottages all have bathrooms en suite with hot and cold running water and electricity. Each has a private viewing deck and are designed with your comfort in mind. The mess tent and bar looks over the Tarangire floodplains, where plenty of game congregates.
Arrive in camp in time for a delicious late lunch and time to explore the camp before setting out on an afternoon Maasai guided botanical walk. Alternatively, travel further afield and go mountain biking with a guide enjoying the freedom and exhilaration of off road biking in the African bush.
In the evening, enjoy pre-dinner drinks overlooking the floodplains recounting the day’s adventures
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
Wake up early with coffee on your private deck watching the dawn break listening to the bush awakening for a new day. Head out for a full day game drive into the Tarangire National Park after a hearty breakfast.
Tarangire National Park best known for its year round large herds of elephant. Sometimes huge herds of up to 300 elephants can be seen at any time of the year. During the dry season, June time, the Tarangire River offers the only source of water in the area and elephant herds from all around migrate into the park to quench their thirst. As do the rest of the wildlife making for high concentration game viewing.
Enjoy day long game viewing traversing the park in search of lions, eland, hartebeest and giraffe, to name but a few of the many species found here. Stop in some shade for a picnic lunch and relax with a panoramic view of the plains game slowly moving as they constantly feed. In the afternoon, meander through the park looking at the prolific bird life. Watch the herbivores resting as they chew the cud, continually on the lookout for any predators. As the day draws to a close, stop and watch the sunset with a chilled beverage and celebrate another wonderful day on safari.
Day 3: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Go for an early morning bush walk, identify and follow the myriad of tracks left in the earth from the many nocturnal visitors around camp. Relish a well deserved breakfast before setting off to the airstrip for your flight to Manyara airstrip and journey to Ngorongoro Crater area. At the Manyara airstrip, a guide will be there to meet you and drive you up the scenic route that climbs and twists up the ancient volcano to your camp right on the rim of the crater.
This small mobile camp, set strategically in the beautiful Ngorongoro Highlands has stunning views overlooking the Ngorongoro Crater. Each en suite tent is equipped with cosy blankets on comfy beds to ensure that you rest in warmth and comfort, as the evenings in the highlands can get quite chilly.
After an afternoon game drive or guided walk settle in front of the toasty fire and relax before enjoying a candlelit dinner under the stars for a truly romantic experience
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater Floor
Feast on an early breakfast whilst the whole volcano is draped in a pervasive morning mist. As the sun rises, the mist lifts and it’s time to head down to the crater floor and some spectacular game viewing.
Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. This breathtaking natural wonder was named a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the diversity of wildlife and landscapes. The permanent water source and sweet pastures on the crater floor supports a large resident population of wildlife, including the big five. Spend your day viewing the many sightings of different game and birds as you rove this piece of paradise.
Day 5 & 6: Serengeti
Wake up early and go on a climb to see the waterfall on the rim of Olmoti Mountain, before heading back down to Lake Manyara and boarding a flight to the Serengeti. Here a guide will meet you and transfer you to the camp, your base for the next two nights. The Serengeti camp is a mobile camp positioned seasonally to have the best vantage point to observe the great migration.
This small camp, with comfortable spacious en suite tents, offers an intimate base to explore the vast Serengeti plains. The tents have all the creature comforts needed for an excellent “glamping safari”.
Spend the next two days on game drives watching the game filled plains, searching for the many predators that take opportunistic forays into the massive herds in search of an easy meal.
Day 7: Back to Arusha
All good things must come to an end. On the final day of your camping safari, it is time to take a game drive to the airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Arusha, where your tour ends.
- Return flights from Arusha Airport to Tarangire, Manyara and Serengeti
- Shared road transfers to and from airports
- 6 nights accommodation in tented safari camps
- All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner as per itinerary
- 1 full day shared game drive in Tarangire National Park
- 1 full day shared game drive in Ngorongoro Crater
- Scheduled game drives in a shared safari vehicle accompanied by an experienced guide
- Day treks and hikes
- All meet and greet services
- Entrance and conservation fees for all reserves as per itinerary
- All drinks
- Optional activities and all other extras to be settled direct