3 Days Tanzania Budget Camping Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara

Safari Overview

The 3-day 2-night Tanzania budget camping safari will take you to Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara National Park. It will offer you the chance to see a wide variety of wildlife amongst some of the most diversified landscapes in the world. Not only will you visit the unforgettable Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks, but you will also see the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ngorongoro Crater is often called Africa’s Eden and the 8th Natural Wonder of the World. You will see huge herds of elephants, and in season flocks of flamingos and troops of baboons.

Tanzania Camping Safari Itinerary Details;

Facts: This itinerary safari is for clients who have limited time. It gives you a true taste of what the northern safari circuit has to offer.

Availability and Departure day: any day of your choice

Day 0: Arrival Arusha

Distance: 30km /50km

Time: 40 km, 30 minutes

You will be met on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha Airport. Transfer to your lodge/hotel accommodation for dinner and overnight HB.

Meals: Dinner and Overnight HB

Accommodation: Hotel / Lodge Accommodation in Arusha.

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Distance: 130km

Non – game viewing time: 3 – 4 hrs

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and you will travel to the Tarangire National Park. This park with its huge baobab trees, the perennial Tarangire River and seasonal swamps is home to the largest elephant herds in northern Tanzania. Animals gather at the river and you should be able to see elephants, giraffes, bushbucks, hartebeests, dik-diks, waterbucks, warthogs and reedbucks all year round. Furthermore the park is also home to buffaloes, zebras, and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen every once in a while but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. After an extensive game drive, you will leave the park in the late afternoon and drive to your accommodation at the campsite / lodge, where you will spend the night.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Accommodation: Campsite

Day 2: Tarangire Area – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu

After an early start, you will make your way to the cooler regions of the Ngorongoro highlands. The Ngorongoro Crater is almost 600 m deep, approximately 20 km wide and the massive caldera is home to an amazing variety of animals. On your game drive you have the possibility of seeing all different kinds of mammals ranging from the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – to Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles and mountain reedbucks. You might also see spotted hyenas and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After a picnic lunch in the crater and some more game viewing, you will leave the crater in the afternoon and travel to Karatu, where you will overnight at the campsite.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Accommodation: Campsite

Day 3: Karatu – Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha

After breakfast, you will leave the highlands and continue to Lake Manyara National Park, one of the smallest but most diverse parks in Tanzania. The shallow and alkaline Lake Manyara covers a large area of the park and is the seasonal home to thousands of flamingos – an awesome (pink) sight! However more than 500 other bird species are also found here as well as some wonderful mammals. Troops of monkeys live in the forests, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests on the grassy plains and elephants and lions in the acacia woodlands. After an intensive game drive and a picnic lunch, you will leave the park to arrive in Arusha by the late afternoon.

Our prices for Camping safari includes:
  • All accommodation in public campsite according to the itinerary
  • Tents, mattresses and other camping equipments
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • A safari briefing
  • Guaranteed window seat in safari vehicles/Jeep driven by experienced driver guides
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • All sightseeing and game viewing
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Transfers to and from your hotel in Arusha or Airport
  • 1.5 litre of mineral water per person per day during game drives
  • All mentioned activities as per itinerary
  • All government taxes
  • Medical evacuation
Our price for Camping safari excludes:
  • Domestic and International Flights
  • Tanzania Visa Entry Fees
  • Tips and Gratuities for the driver guide and cook
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, beverages, alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Accommodation before and after the safari
  • Optional visit to Oldupai Gorge and a Maasai village
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks at your hotel in Arusha
  • Travel insurance

Join us for an unforgettable trip of a lifetime on a Tanzanian Safari.