ARRIVAL DAY – KILIMANJARO AIRPORT
Let our 4 days Tanzania camping safari Begin
Please let us know if you will need transfer & accommodation in Arusha before & after the safari to be included in your package. Our safari manager will meet you at your lodge/hotel in Arusha a day before or in the morning for a short safari briefing.
DAY 1: ARUSHA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Distance: 120 km
Non – game-viewing drive: 2 – 3 hrs.
After breakfast, we pick you up from your lodge in Arusha and drive to Tarangire National Park. The drive is along with Arusha town so any last-minute purchase can be done on the way.
Tarangire National Park is known for its large elephant population & giant baobab trees. 6000 elephants, 2,500 wildebeest & 3,000 zebra were recorded in this park.
This huge population of ungulates moves around the Tarangire Lake Manyara ecosystem. Tarangire River & Lake Burunge dam is the permanent source of water in the entire park serving a larger number of wildlife, especially during the dry season.
You may expect to spot lion, leopard hyena, jackals, cheetahs, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, Zebras & the three rare species of Great kudu, Oryx & the Ash stalling. Birdlife is abundant in this park over 400 bird species were recorded here which includes ostrich, herons, Cori bastard, secretary birds & lots of aquatic birds. Parked lunch will be served inside the park.
Later drive to your Campsite close to Lake Manyara for overnight. All meals included.
DAY 2: TARANGIRE – LAKE MANYARA – NGORONGORO CRATER
On day two we depart from Tarangire National Park after breakfast admiring the scenic landscapes of northern Tanzania as we travel. We drive to the nearby Lake Manyara National Park, located northwest of Tarangire, passing through the diverse village of Mto wa Mbu and stopping for lunch along the way.
We explore the beautiful Lake Manyara Park on an afternoon game drive, enjoying the stunning scenery and spotting wildlife.
This national park lies in the Great Rift Valley, along the base of the steep Rift Valley escarpment, incorporating shallow soda lake and woodland areas.
Lake Manyara is famous for the huge flamingo flocks fringing its shores, numbering in the thousands at times. Over 400 bird species are found here, including migrant species and water birds, such as cormorants, geese, pelicans, and storks.
The compact Lake Manyara National Park is best known for its tree-climbing lions and sizeable elephant population. The park is also home to large troops of big baboons, which are commonly sighted. Other wildlife inhabiting the park in abundance, includes buffalo, cheetah, zebra, Masai giraffe, wildebeest, and impala. There are also plenty of warthogs, hippos, mongoose, monkeys, and various antelope species, as well as some elusive leopards.
From Lake Manyara Park we take a short drive through the Great Rift Valley to where the lowlands disperse making way for the richly vegetated crater highlands.
We continue up into the higher lands enjoying spectacular views over the Masai Plains and Lake Manyara, pausing to take photos of the breathtaking views.
Our next Tanzania safari destination is the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, also known as Africa’s Garden of Eden.
We overnight at a safari campsite perched on the crater’s edge, offering sweeping views over the crater and surrounding landscapes.
DAY 3: NGORONGORO CRATER – MTO WA MBU
After breakfast at dawn, we descend the steep crater walls to explore this diverse wilderness area teeming with Africa’s wildlife.
The Ngorongoro Crater hosts the Big Five of Africa, boasting one of the highest concentrations of lions in the world. Almost all of the wild animal species found on the savannahs of East Africa inhabit this compact crater. Ngorongoro offers first-class game viewing and is considered one of the best places to capture the endangered black rhino on film
We stop for a picnic lunch in the crater and after our thrilling wildlife experience, we head to our next overnight safari campsite near the village of Mto wa Mbu.
DAY 4: MTO WA MBU – ARUSHA
On the last day of our 4 Days Tanzania Camping Safari we have a late breakfast before leaving the crater highlands and returning to Arusha where this affordable safari started.
En route we again pass through the Great Rift Valley, known for its beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife, stretching over 6000 km’s north to south from Syria to Mozambique in Southern Africa.
In the early afternoon, we arrive in Arusha, where our fantastic Tanzania Budget Camping Safari to the Northern Safari Circuit ends.
This marks the End of our 4 Days Tanzania Camping safari