6-Day Tanzania Budget Group Camping Safari
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This is a 6-day Tanzania budget camping safari of visiting Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. Your accommodation will be on a budget campsite during the safari. Most of the campsites are inside the national parks except for Lake Manyara and Tarangire.
After breakfast from Arusha, you will proceed to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive with picnic lunches. Later you will proceed to Lake Manyara Jambo Lodge for dinner and your overnight stay. Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience. From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundreds of baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside. Blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy.
After breakfast, proceed to Serengeti National Park for a game drive with picnic lunches. Dinner and your overnight stay will be at Seronera Campsite.
A million wildebeest, each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life. They go on a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating. It’s survival of the fittest as 40km (25 miles) long columns plunge through crocodile-infested waters on the annual exodus north. The replenish the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 miles) pilgrimage begins again.
Today will be the “Serengeti game viewing day”. After breakfast this morning, enjoy an amazing game drive. The great diversity of Serengeti wildlife is evident here—look for buffalo, hippopotamus, elephant, giraffe, antelope, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, and lions. If you are there during the spectacular wildebeest migration, you will be more than astonished. In the late afternoon, we’ll venture out in another game drive.
Everywhere there are animals, monkeys and, yes, birds…but look closely and you will be thrilled to see the huge jungle cats—lion, leopard and cheetah—watching the world go by. And go by it does. Rhino, gazelle, antelope and massive elephants by the hundreds. Animals in the trees, flying, camouflaged in the bush, in rivers and in streams. This is the adventure of a lifetime!
After breakfast in the morning, have a game drive in Serengeti National Park and see the beauty of this great park with a picnic lunch. In the afternoon after lunch, have a game drive en-route to Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight stay at Simba Campsite
After early breakfast at around 5:50 am, descend down crater at 6:00 am for 6-7 hours game drive with a picnic lunch. We venture onto the crater floor for an up-close view of the residents of this World Heritage Site. Enjoy a picnic lunch here. The Ngorongoro Crater provides great game-viewing all year-round. The wildlife here makes up a permanent population because grazing and water supplies are plentiful throughout the seasons. In the afternoon, drive back to Sunbright Campsite for dinner and your overnight stay.
You’ll be picked up from your Sunbright Campsite at 7:30 am. You’ll then have a safari briefing and afterwards, we depart for Tarangire National Park. Your first experience of safari will be the thrilling game drive through the vastness of Tarangire National Park. You’ll arrive in good time for lunch. In the afternoon, have a game drive through the park and later drive back to Arusha to your hotel.