Camping is a great way to really experience living with nature plus it is budget friendly. Especially when compared to Tented Lodge Safari’s or Luxury Lodge Safari’s. Many of the travelers who choose to do their Safari with Africa Sights Safaris choose to stay in tents in order to be close to nature and enjoy the Tanzania National parks beautiful landscapes and wilderness. During these Safari’s you will be camping out every night, not only does this keep the cost low for your Safari but you are as close to nature as you can be. You will be staying on campsites within the Tanzanian National Parks, you will still have your amenities close by but will be living the wild life.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel in Moshi/ Arusha for dinner and overnight. Settle into your accommodation, ready to start your safari proper in the morning. If time permits, a complimentary town tour can be arranged.
Journey Time and Distance: Arusha – Tarangire 1:30 hrs
Our personal safari guide and driver will meet you at the hotel to undertake the drive, on good tarmac road, the some hundred and twenty kilometres to Tarangire National Park where we undertake our first day of game drives. Tarangire well known for its elephant populations, three families numbering in the region of one thousand each, is so named for the life giving Tarangire River which wends its way through the park and gives sustenance from its cooling waters to a broad variety of game that come here to imbibe. We may hope to see zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and giraffe, to name a few. It is possible we will glimpse our friend leo panthera, simba, the mighty lion stalking his prey or leopard watching and relaxing in the trees above.
An ornithological paradise, some four hundred and fifty birds have been here identified. Returning to our lodge for a hot lunch we again at 1400 hrs head out to continue our game viewing experience in the park. With the day coming to a close and the sun setting over The Rift Valley our driver will convey us to our selected lodgings for a delectable dinner and overnight stay.
Journey Time and Distance: Manyara – Ngorongoro 1:00 hrs
An early start today, rising at 0600 hrs for our breakfast before we descend the bumpy winding track noting our passage through several climactic zones into the Crater and, very quickly, we will be able to see wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, elephant, and some of the more than 500 bird species in the area. Home to ‘the big five’, elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and rhino, we may hope to encounter at least some of these creatures and, with a little bit of luck, we may even catch a glimpse
of the endangered black rhino through the grass. Due to its dense animal population of approximately 25,000, the Crater offers the best game viewing of all the parks in Tanzania. After our picnic lunch at the hippo pools and a full afternoon inside the caldera we head for our lodgings for further dining, relaxation, and a casting of the mind back over the sights and sounds of the day.
After a breakfast, you can go for an optional Arusha town tour to visit the Cultural Heritage gallery, the Maasai market, before transfer to Kilimanjaro airport to check in for your departure Flight.