This 2 days Tanzania camping safari will take you to Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as Tarangire National Park, a world-famous safari park known for its unique Famous for its elephants. The park is not far from the Ngorongoro Crater, and with a variety of accommodation built in Karatu (outside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area), you can experience a very fulfilling safari in Tanzania in just two days and one night. Choose from One of them is a campsite in the Karatu area, or even a campsite in the Mto wa Mbu and Lake Manyara areas, which are located in the middle of two wildlife areas.
Day 0 Arrival day
If you need transfers and accommodation in Arusha before or after your trip, please let us know and we can include it in your package. Our safari manager will meet you the day before or in the morning at your lodge/hotel in Arusha for a short safari briefing.
Day 01 Arusha- Tarangire National Park
Distance: 120 km drive: 2 – 3 hrs.
After breakfast, we pick you up from your hotel in Arusha and drive to Tarangire National Park. The drive passes through the town of Arusha so any last minute purchases can be completed en route. Tarangire National Park is famous for its large population of elephants and giant baobab trees. The park has recorded 6,000 elephants, 2,500 wildebeest and 3,000 zebras.
Huge numbers of ungulates are roaming around the Tarangire Manyara Lake ecosystem. The Tarangire River and Lake Borunga dams are permanent water sources throughout the park, serving a large population of wildlife, especially during the dry season. You may see lions, leopard hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, buffalo, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras and the three rare species of kudu, oryx and graybuck. The park is rich in birdlife, with more than 400 bird species recorded, including ostriches, herons, hybrid corries, secretary birds and many aquatic birds. Parking lunches will be served in the park.
Then drive to Migombani Campsite near Lake Manyara to spend the night. All meals included.
Day 2 Tarangire – Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
After breakfast, set off for Ngorongoro Crater, descending more than 600 meters into the crater floor where game drivers await. The Ngorongoro Crater is considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world. Supported by an annual supply of water and fodder from the highlands, the crater supports an abundance of wildlife, including herds of wildebeest, buffalo, eland, zebra, warthogs, hippopotamus, African elephants and the rare black rhinoceros.
Another interesting aspect of this wildlife sanctuary is the large number of carnivores such as lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals and the ever-mysterious leopard that require a trained eye to spot. During your safari you will visit Lake Magadi, an alkaline lake in the southwest corner that attracts large numbers of flamingos, some hippos and other water birds. Drive back to Arusha in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight or transfer to the airport. (Accommodation in Arusha can be arranged upon request and at an additional cost).
Safari is over.
- Transportation in a modified 4WD safari Land cruiser with photographic roof thatch
- Service of a professional English speaking safari driver guide and a chef
- All Meals: during the safari
- 1.5 l of mineral water per person per day during game drive
- Overnight stays in good Canvas tents
- Tents, mattresses & camping equipment except sleeping bag
- All entry & camping fees.
Items not included
- All transfers
- Accommodation in Arusha
- All flights
- Sleeping bag but can be rented in Arusha at a reasonable price
- Beverages Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Tips/gratitude for the safari driver guide & chef
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance etc.