6 Day Tanzania Signature Camping Africa Safari Tour
6 Days/5 Nights
Taking in the 4 most popular parks of Tanzania’s northern circuit this is the ultimate 6 day Tanzania camping safari adventure. You will visit the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara in an action packed week of game viewing and stunning landscapes.
- Serengeti National Park
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Lake Manyara National Park
- Tarangire National Park
- Maasai Boma Tour
- Olduvai Gorge Archaeological site
Safari at a Glance
Day 1: Lake Manyara National Park
Jambo, welcome to Tanzania! You will be greeted at your accommodation by one of the SafariHQ guides, who will provide you with a safety talk and a run down of the days itinerary. You will then enjoy a panoramic morning drive to Lake Manyara, an amazingly diverse park that is well known for its tree-climbing lions, elephants and 3 species of primates including vervet monkey, blue monkey and baboon. The park boasts one of the highest concentrations of elephants in Africa and is home to the largest baboon troop ever documented. The park is home to an amazing variety of birds and animals, especially considering its relatively small size. The uniquely lush green jungle habitat of Lake Manyara is nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley, and it’s large lake shimmers like a mirage in the distance. Dinner and overnight stay at Twiga Campsite.
Day 2: Serengeti National Park
We will depart early in the morning and drive through the small town of Karatu towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views as we drive around the Ngorongoro Crater rim while game viewing towards the endless plains of the Serengeti. We will stop at a Maasai Boma(village) where you will get a chance to see the Maasai performing their traditional dances. You may even get a chance to join in! We will then proceed towards the world famous Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is unequalled for its beauty and scientific value and has come to symbolize the classic African Safari. With more than 2 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle, and 250,000 zebra, it has the largest concentration of plains game animals in Africa. Enjoy an overnight stay at your Seronera Campsite.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
You will rise early to enjoy an early morning game drive in the Serengeti. At sunrise you may encounter animals grazing in the beautiful light of sunrise and predators may still be busy hunting before retiring to rest for the day. Sunrise on the Serengeti is not to be missed and extraordinary photographic opportunities will abound at this magical time of day. You have the option to return to your accommodation for a hot lunch or to opt for a packed lunch which can be enjoyed at one of the various picnic sites found in the Serengeti. After lunch you will continue on a game drive. Around the time of dusk be on the lookout for lion. Cheetah can also be spotted on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are not too high. They rely on daylight and speed to catch their prey. Hippo pods can be seen in the bigger pools and rivers while crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the riverbanks. Dinner and overnight stay at Seronera Campsite.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Rise early to enjoy an early morning game drive in the Serengeti, returning to camp mid morning to enjoy breakfast. After breakfast, enjoy a game drive en-route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will have the option to visit Olduvai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s famous discoveries of man’s ancient ancestors Zinjanthropus Bosei. We will strike the camp at Simba Campsite on the Ngorongoro Crater rim.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
At Sunrise, we descend 600 metres magnificent into the Ngorongoro Crater for an early morning game drive. The crater is home to some of the last remaining black rhino found in Tanzania. Large herds breeding herds of elephant can sometimes be seen wandering throughout the forest rim searching for food. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is the dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetah and leopard. Ascend the crater in the early afternoon and enjoy a game drive en-route to Kigongoni Campsite on the edge of Tarangire National Park.
Day 6: Tarangire National Park
Today will be an adventure packed day of game driving in Tarangire National Park. This park is dominated by the perennial Tarangire River and is characteristically known for its giant baobab tress that stretch and wind their branches into the blue sky. The most spectacular feature of Tarangire is its large elephant population. In fact, it has the largest population of any park in northern Tanzania. These gentle giants abound in excess of 3,000. Tarangire is currently experiencing and elephant baby boom and you will notice a lot of juniors and babies as members of the herd. Also expect to see zebra, eland, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, hartebeest, dik dik, impala, warthog, reedbuck. Primates you may encounter are olive baboon, vervet monkey and bushbaby. Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal. We will depart Tarangire in the late afternoon and return to Arusha where your safari concludes. You may wish to add one of our optional activities as your next destination. Maybe a gorilla trek or you may just like to spend a couple of days relaxing on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar.
Cost and Availability
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- Prices are in $USD
- Prices based on twin share
- minimum 2 guests for guaranteed departure
- 5 nights accommodation
- Bottled water
- All meals while on safari
- Game drives
- 4×4 safari vehicle with driver/guide throughout
- National Park fees
- Maasai Village fees
- Olduvai Gorge fees
- Group Prices & children rates available on request
What's Not Included?
- Return accommodation in Arusha