Big Five Bounty: A 6-Day Tanzania Camping Safari Adventure
Full Safari Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrival in Arusha:
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our professional team and transferred to your hotel in Arusha. Take the opportunity to rest and prepare for the exciting safari ahead.
Day 2 - Lake Manyara National Park:
In the morning, we depart from Arusha towards Lake Manyara National Park. As we enter the park, be prepared to be dazzled by the diverse wildlife that resides here. Spot elegant giraffes, majestic elephants, and an array of vibrant bird species. Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by the natural beauty of the park. In the afternoon, we continue our game drive, seeking out the famous tree-climbing lions that Lake Manyara is known for. After an exhilarating day of wildlife encounters, we set up camp for the night, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the sounds and sights of the African wilderness.
Day 3 - Ngorongoro Conservation Area:
Today, we make our way to the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. En route, soak in the stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. Upon arrival, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a remarkable natural wonder. This vast volcanic caldera is home to an extraordinary concentration of wildlife, including lions, elephants, buffalo, and the elusive black rhino. Experience the thrill of encountering these magnificent creatures up close as you embark on an exciting game drive. In the late afternoon, we ascend from the crater and set up camp for the night within the conservation area, allowing you to savor the tranquility of this remarkable setting.
Day 4 - Serengeti National Park:
After breakfast, we venture into the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, an iconic destination known for its remarkable wildlife populations and the annual Great Migration. As we journey through the park, keep your eyes peeled for prides of lions basking in the sun, herds of elephants gracefully moving across the plains, and cheetahs stealthily stalking their prey. The Serengeti is a photographer's paradise, offering endless opportunities to capture incredible wildlife moments. We spend the day on exhilarating game drives, exploring different regions of the park to maximize our chances of encountering the Big Five. Witness the sheer vastness of the Serengeti as you gaze upon the sweeping plains dotted with wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles. Amidst this natural spectacle, predators such as leopards and cheetahs lie in wait for their next meal. As the sun sets, we retire to our comfortable campsite within the Serengeti, surrounded by the sounds of the African wilderness. Gather around the campfire, share stories of the day's adventures, and marvel at the star-studded sky above.
Day 5 - Serengeti National Park:
Continue your exploration of the Serengeti's diverse landscapes and wildlife. Embark on morning and afternoon game drives, delving deeper into the park's hidden corners in search of elusive predators and other fascinating species. The Serengeti offers more than just the Big Five. Keep an eye out for graceful giraffes, playful baboons, and a myriad of colorful bird species. Your experienced guide will share their knowledge and expertise, enhancing your understanding of this incredible ecosystem. Between game drives, take a moment to soak in the raw beauty of the Serengeti. Marvel at the golden savannah stretching as far as the eye can see, punctuated by rocky outcrops and ancient baobab trees. This is Africa at its most untamed and captivating. As the day draws to a close, return to our campsite for a final night under the starlit Serengeti sky. Reflect on the extraordinary experiences and unforgettable encounters you've had throughout this safari journey.
Day 6 - Departure from Arusha:
On our last day, we bid farewell to the Serengeti and embark on the journey back to Arusha. Relish the scenic drive, allowing the memories of your incredible wildlife encounters to linger. Upon arrival in Arusha, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport or your preferred accommodation, marking the end of your remarkable Tanzanian camping safari. Depart with a profound appreciation for the natural wonders you've witnessed and the lifelong memories you've created.
- Professional English-speaking guide
- All park entrance fees
- Camping fees
- Camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, etc.)
- Meals as specified in the itinerary
- Bottled drinking water
- Transfers to and from the airport
- International flights
- Visa fees
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses
- Tips for guides and camp staff
- Optional activities and excursions
- Pack lightweight and comfortable clothing suitable for warm days and cooler evenings.
- Bring sturdy walking shoes or boots for safari activities.
- Don't forget to pack sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the African sun.
- Binoculars and a camera with extra batteries are essential for capturing wildlife and scenic moments.
- Consider bringing a reusable water bottle to minimize plastic waste.
- Follow the guidance of your guide and respect the wildlife and natural environment at all times.