BASIC SAFARI TENTS:
There is no better way to connect with the bush than by making camp and falling asleep under the African Stars. A camping safari is a truly immerse African experience that brings the wilds of Africa all the way to your door step. There is no surround-sound quite like the African bush under an endless star-studded sky.
Most of the Budget Camping Safaris are conducted with the use of walk in two man dome tents. A camping safari in the bush of Tanzania is the quintessential private African safari experience. Just a piece of cloth between you and the African night. A quire of nocturnal birds, insects and distant roaring lions lullabies you to sleep.
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Day 1: Arusha/Tarangire National Park(130km – 2 hours)
Pick up from your hotel in Arusha at around 08:00am and drive on a tarmac road 120Km to Tarangire National Park (2,850 Km2) with packed lunch. The Park has natural vegetation mainly consisting of Acacia woodland and giant Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams during the dry season, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, Hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem “a smorgasbord for predators”, and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx are regularly observed. More ardent bird-lovers might keep an eye open for screeching flocks of the dazzlingly colorful yellow-collared lovebirds, and the somewhat drabber Rufus-tailed weaver and ashy starling – all endemic to the dry Savannah. Dinner and Overnight at Tarangire Twiga Campsite.
Day 2:Tarangire National Park/Serengeti National Park(275km – 5 hours)
Breakfast at 0600am. Drive to Serengeti National Park (14,763 sq km) for a game drive via Ngorongoro Crater rim. Tanzania’s oldest and most popular National Park, also a world heritage site. The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 many gazelle join the wildebeest trek for fresh grazing. The best month is December – March in the Southern Circuit in Ndutu Area. April and May in Central & Western Corridor, June and July in Serengeti North. Yet even when the migration is quiet the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game drive in Africa. As the day cools and the sky is streaked by red, gold and orange hues, you may be surprised by the roar of a lion, a galloping giraffe, or the high pitched giggling of hyenas fighting over a kill. Your Driver Guide is everything. Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti Seronera Campsite.
Day 3:Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater Rim(145km – 3 hours)
Wake up at 0600hours for early morning game drives in Serengeti National. At around 0900 hours drive back to the Lodge for breakfast. Then check out and drive with lunch and game viewing en route to Ngorongoro Crater Rim. Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains at an extra cost. Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages. On the way to the crater rim by option you can visit Olduvai which was the first place where traces of an early stone tool culture were discovered. This Gorge is where the English pair, Louis and Mary Leaky pioneered excavation work. In the sixties some of the earliest archaeological deposits of human evolution was found and a small museum documents these discoveries. Also you can choose to visit the shifting sands. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Simba “A” Campsite.
Day 4:Ngorongoro Crater Floor/Arusha (190km – 3 hours)
Breakfast at 0600am.Thereafter descend into Ngorongoro Crater floor (19.2 km of diameter, 610m deep, 304 sq km) for the game drive. Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Garden of Eden’ the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World’. It is actually a caldera, which was formed centuries ago when a massive volcano imploded and collapsed in on itself. A tremendous eruption emptied a volcanic magma chamber which could no longer support the weight above it. The mountain then developed a circular fracture which was left as a perfect rim around a flat-bottomed cauldron often more than a hundred square miles in extent. All the Big five Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant live in this wonderful caldera, and many more mammals. Birds includes flamingos on the Soda lake, Geese, Storks, Vultures and more. Nowhere else can such a diversity in wildlife be experienced in such a short period of time. After game drive, drive on tarmac road to Arusha for the drop off to your hotel .