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5 Days
Availability : Jan 1’ - Dec 31’
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 28


A 5-day Tanzania camping safari can be an incredible adventure, allowing you to experience the diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes of this Tanzania country. Below is a itinerary for a 5-day Tanzania camping safari, focusing on the northern circuit, which is renowned for its wildlife and scenic beauty.

Our affordable 5-day camping safari in Tanzania starts from Arusha from approximately 08:00 to 8:30. The safari includes crossing the city of Arusha, giving you a short opportunity to do any necessary shopping before heading to Tarangire National Park.

Itinerary for Your 5-Day Tanzania Camping safari

Day 1: Tarangire National Park

  • Depart from Arusha in the morning.
  • Drive to Tarangire National Park, known for its large elephant populations.
  • Enjoy a full day of game drives, observing a variety of wildlife and bird species.
  • Set up your camping site within the park, surrounded by the sounds of the African wilderness.

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

  • After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara National Park.
  • Explore the park, known for its tree-climbing lions and diverse birdlife.
  • Continue with a game drive and then set up your campsite within the park or at a nearby campsite.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

  • Leave Lake Manyara and head to the famous Serengeti National Park.
  • Enjoy game drives in the Serengeti, home to the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino).
  • Set up your campsite within the Serengeti for an authentic wilderness experience.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

  • Spend a full day exploring the Serengeti, observing the incredible wildlife and the Great Migration (if your visit aligns with it).
  • Visit the Serengeti’s various ecosystems, from open plains to acacia woodlands.
  • In the evening, enjoy a campfire and share stories with your fellow travelers.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater and Departure

  • Depart the Serengeti in the morning and drive to the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Descend into the crater, often referred to as the “African Eden,” for a game drive.
  • Spot an array of wildlife, including the chance to see the endangered black rhino.
  • After the game drive, begin your journey back to Arusha.
  • You’ll arrive in Arusha in the late afternoon, where your safari concludes.


  1. Transportation: Transportation from your starting point to the safari destination and back is usually included. This could be in the form of a 4×4 safari vehicle.
  2. Accommodation: Accommodation in camping sites within or near national parks is included. This typically involves staying in tents. The tents are usually equipped with basic amenities like sleeping mats and sometimes beds.
  3. Meals: Most packages include meals throughout the safari. This includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Special dietary requirements can often be accommodated if requested in advance.
  4. Park Fees: Entrance fees to the national parks and conservation areas you visit are usually included in the package.
  5. Game Drives: Daily game drives with experienced guides who know the area and can help you spot wildlife are included. These game drives can happen early in the morning and in the late afternoon when animals are most active.
  6. Camping Equipment: Camping equipment like tents, sleeping bags, and sometimes camping chairs and tables are provided.
  7. Staff: You might have a team of staff accompanying you including a driver-guide, a cook, and camp assistants who handle the logistics of setting up the campsite.


  1. Flights: International and domestic flights to and from Tanzania are usually not included in the package.
  2. Travel Insurance: Travel insurance, covering trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and other unexpected events, is generally not included but highly recommended.
  3. Visa Fees: Fees for obtaining a Tanzanian tourist visa are not typically included in the package.
  4. Optional Activities: Activities like hot air balloon safaris, guided walking safaris, and cultural visits to local communities are often not included but can be arranged for an additional cost.
  5. Personal Expenses: Expenses for souvenirs, tips, alcoholic beverages, and other personal items are usually not included.
  6. Additional Accommodations: Accommodations before or after the safari, if you choose to stay extra days in Tanzania, are not part of the safari package.
Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport 

Departure Time

2 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Meals while on safari
  • Mineral water
  • All national park fees
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • 2 nights accommodation in Arusha town before and after safari
  • 18% VAT to our entrance fees

Price Excludes

  • International or Local Flights
  • Alcoholic
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance


  • A backpack
  • Walking shoes or boots
  • A long sleeve dress shirt and trousers
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
Trip style

Comfort Budget Safari – You will be in a private 4 x 4 safari Land Cruiser equipped with photographic roof thatch window seat for everyone, driven by professional local safari driver guide who will spot all the animals in your list the big & the small. You will also have a private chef who will prepare all meals for you & built your tents, so this is a stress free safari where you don’t need to think of where to sleep, what to eat & so on.

Please feel free to visit the kitchen in case you will have any favorites that you want to be repeated. We provide tents, mattress, pillows, chairs & table, we mostly advise to bring your own sleeping bag however, you can still rent them in Arusha at reasonable price paid once for the whole trip. You will overnight at public campsites where bathroom facilities are shared with other travelers who will be staying at the campsites.

Contact our safari experts for advice or alteration of our 5 days Tanzania camping safari. This package can combine Kilimanjaro trekking or beach holiday in Zanzibar, please let us know your preferences. Karibu Sana!

  • Enjoy authentic interactions with the Maasai
  • Our 5 Days Tanzania Camping Safari you will see the big cats/big 5
  • See more animals than you ever thought possible

Day 1 Arrive in Tanzania

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to Arusha town. You will meet your driver guide who will brief you on your upcoming safaris, then rest until the next day morning.

Day 2Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park – Lake Eyasi

After breakfast meet your safari driver guide & start the safari, you will firstly stop in Arusha town for the last minutes shopping if any. Afterward drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This beautiful Park nestling at the base of Great Rift Valley is blessed with rich overlapping habitats, swamps and lake. All these supports a large number of animal and bird species. The park has a big number of baboons found nowhere in the world, Lake Manyara tree climbing lions and huge flocks of flamingos are some highlights of this park. You May expect to spot giraffe, zebra, elephant, wildebeest, hippos, buffalo and predators like leopard, hyena, jackal and countless number of bird species.

In the afternoon depart for Lake Eyasi for some cultural encounter. The driving is up and across the Great East African Rift Valley, the driving to Lake Eyasi is of about 1.5 hours. On arrival you will visit the Datoga tribe who will take you around their homes and you will interact with them & ask as many questions as you can. After you will visit the black smith & Later afternoon you will go for sunset walk along the Lake shore before driving to the campsite for dinner & overnight.

  • All meals included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight at Bushman Campsite close to the Lake

Day 3Lake Eyasi – Serengeti National Park

On this day we take you for an early morning hunting with (Hadzabe) the bushmen, the hunting is with bows & arrows & it will include tuition on survival skills. Bushmen at Lake Eyasi are divided into three clans of Hadzabe, Tindiga & the Datoga living in hunting & gathering of eggs, wild fruits & root tubers pretty much the same as humankind who lived in the Stone Age. After the hunting you will return back to your Campsite for full breakfast before starting your way to the vast Serengeti plains via Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Your 5 Days Tanzania camping safari continues as you drive to Serengeti National park, the driving is along beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu up to Ngorongoro gate. After check in you will drive up & around the Crater rim. You will have a brief stop at the view point of the Crater for some nice photos.  On the way you will visit one of the Maasai village for some more cultural encounter, the Maasai worrier will invite you & take you in and around their houses where you can meet kids & other family members, you may ask questions & have some pictures with them. Later they will sing & dance their favorite songs which involves high jumping. If you wish you can join the dancing.

Afterward, drive down into the heart of the “wild Africa” Serengeti National park with its endless rolling plains. Break for picnic lunch at Naabi Hills Gate or at the Copjes (Rocky outcropping) when heading to the Central Serengeti area called Seronera. This is one of the richest wildlife habitat in the park endowed with Seronera River  the valuable water supply in this area hence attracts a vast number of wildlife around the Serengeti. Afternoon game drive in searching of the big cats & the Great Serengeti Wildebeest Migration (depending on traveling dates). Late afternoon before or during sunset drive to your campsite for dinner & overnight.

  • All meals included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite at Central Serengeti

Day 4Full day Game drive in Serengeti

On this day of your 5 days Tanzania camping safari in the vast Serengeti plains we take you for an early morning game drive with packed breakfast box and lunch box. Early morning game drive gives you a chance to spot some cat families on the road as they try to avoid morning mist. You may also see other nocturnal predators coming back from their long night of hunting or a group of lioness organizing morning ambush or eating along the road. Later break for breakfast somewhere in the bush & after if the Great Wildebeest Migration will be packed in Serengeti which you will have already know, you will start early & go straight to where they are & spend much time with them in anticipation of experiencing some animal actions like fighting, hunting, eating even killing.

You may expect to spot predators like lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, jackals & others. Herds of buffalo, elephants, giraffe warthog, zebra & many antelopes can also be seen wondering around the Serengeti plains. Late afternoon during or before sunset drive back to the campsite for dinner & overnight.

  • All meals included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite at Central Serengeti

Day 5Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

This is your last day in Serengeti, if you wish you can do another early morning game drive & spend much time in Serengeti doing game drives then you will have early hot lunch before start your way to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Reaching Ngorongoro for wonderful sunset at the crater rim then dinner & overnight.

  • All meals included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Public Campsite at the Crater rim

Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

On this last day of your 5 Days Tanzania camping safari you will have an early breakfast and descent into Ngorongoro Crater floor  for a wonderful game drive (picnic lunch will be served in the Crater floor). As very few animals migrate in and out of the Crater with its 600 meters high walls you may expect to spot herds of African elephant, zebra, buffalo, warthog, hippos & the rare black rhinos in their natural habitat

Another big draw card in this big caldera is the denser population of predators which include lion, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs & the ever- illusive leopard which sometimes needs binoculars eyes to spot.

You will visit Lake Magadi large but shallow salt Lake on the southwest corner of the crater floor frequently visited by flocks of flamingos & other aquatic birds. Some hippos and other animals can also be seen around the Lake.

Later afternoon drive out & back to Arusha for drop off at Kilimanjaro international airport or for overnight in Arusha. (Accommodation on this day can be included upon request at extra cost).

Superb 5 Days Tanzania camping safari to the most highlighted Northern Tanzania parks can be combined with Kilimanjaro trekking or Zanzibar beach vacation upon request, please let us know your preferences. Karibu Sana!

Number of clients Price per person in USD
1 $ 1,250
2 – 3 $ 1,150
4 – 6 $ 1,050
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