Back
Tanzania Camping Safari
SAVE UP TO $150 on this tour

Witness big game on open savannah and experience the beauty of the Rift Valley. Led by a certified safari guide, you'll journey to Tanzania in search of phenomenal wildlife in its natural habitat. Full-service camping will bring you closer to the regions wildlife and is an economical way to gain insight into local culture in a short amount of time. Our vehicles minimize drive times and improve your chances of snapping that perfect shot of one of Africas elusive Big Five.


Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Wildlife Physical rating: 2 - Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126748
Starts: Nairobi, Kenya Finishes: Arusha, Tanzania
You will visit
  • Nairobi
  • Arusha

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Nairobi

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Nairobi/Arusha (1B)

Journey across the border into Tanzania, arriving in the picturesque town of Arusha in the afternoon. Spend some time exploring the town and its bustling markets, and have another night in the comfort of a hotel. Upon arrival into Arusha, you may be joined by other G Adventures travellers starting the Tanzania portion of the trip.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Kenya - Tanzania)

Transport:
Shuttle (7.00-8.00 hours, 290km)

03

Day 3: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to Mto wa Mbu village and take part in a cultural walk to learn about village life in the area. Meet the women who run the village tours and enjoy a delicious home made traditional lunch.

Spend the afternoon viewing wildlife in Lake Manyara National Park.

This area is truly stunning, as the western wall of the Rift Valley escarpment provides a gorgeous backdrop. Search for the phenomenal birdlife, tree-climbing lions, elephants, giraffes, and hippos.

The afternoon is spent game viewing along the main road that winds through a lush cool forest overgrown with ficus trees covered with bromeliads.

Included Activities:
Mto wa Mbu Village Cultural Walk
Lake Manyara National Park Safari

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 130km)

04

Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park/Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park. En route marvel at the sheer vastness of this territory, and spot the multitude of animal and birdlife while cruising through this acacia-accented savanna.

Included Activities:
Planeterra Clean Cookstove Project Visit

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 220km)

05

Day 5: Serengeti National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

Rise early for a morning game drive, returning in time for lunch. Continue the search for the Big Five in the afternoon while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains.

Additional Notes:
If you have pre-booked a Serengeti Balloon Safari, your flight will be in the morning. You will miss the morning game drive with the group, but you will have spectacular views from above.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

06

Day 6: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy one last morning game drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savanna.

After, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best game viewing. The vistas from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor.

Arrive at the campsite on the crater rim in the evening.

Included Activities:
Serengeti National Park Safari

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 160km)

07

Day 7: Ngorongoro/Arusha (1B, 1L)

Embark on a early morning crater tour. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals.

After this fabulous experience within the crater, head back to Arusha.

Included Activities:
Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive

Transport:
7-seat 4x4 safari vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 200km)

08

Day 8: Arusha (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Mto wa Mbu guided village tour with a traditional lunch
    • Lake Manyara game drive
    • Masai village visit and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project
    • Serengeti game drives
    • Ngorongoro Crater game drive
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (3 nts), full-service camping (4 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Private minibus/shuttle, 7-seat 4x4 safari land cruiser
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO), certified driver/guide, camp cook
Why book with us?

Trusted by travellers since 1979

We guarantee to beat any price

Low deposits, Book now. Pay later.

24/7/365 Help on the road



Tour Highlights:
  • Photograph incredible wildlife on game drives
  • Interact with the Masai people
  • Savour a traditional lunch in a local community


Reviews (24)
Lynette B. Posted on: 

Well run tour, the food we were served up while camping was fantastic especially given the circumstances the cooks were working in. Our driver, Eagle Eyes, was great at spotting animals in the distance. His nickname was well deserved. We saw the big 5; and in the crater there were thousands of animals just wandering around. I really enjoyed every aspect of this tour.

Overall Rating
  •   90%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   80%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   90%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   90%
    Overall
    Rating
David A. Posted on: 

The guides and drivers could not have tried harder to please us.

Overall Rating
  •   100%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   90%
    Value
    Rating
  •   70%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   90%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   90%
    Overall
    Rating
Michael H. Posted on: 

I was very impressed - the level of organization and experience that Adam and Moses brought was clear. Plus they truly loved getting us excited about the habits and traits of Africa's wildlife. Having the opportunity to camp in the Serengeti was genuinely one of the best experiences of my life.The tour exceeded my expectations!

Overall Rating
  •   80%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   90%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   90%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   100%
    Overall
    Rating
Sarah W. Posted on: 

We enjoyed the trip greatly. Having been to Peru on a G Adventures tour previously we were again impressed with the organisation and would recommend G Adventures to other travellers.

Overall Rating
  •   90%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   80%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   80%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   90%
    Overall
    Rating
Stanley C. Posted on: 

We were able to visit many locations in a short period of time.

Overall Rating
  •   80%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   90%
    Value
    Rating
  •   90%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   100%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   80%
    Overall
    Rating
Rachel K. Posted on: 

I am so grateful for the experience and opportunity to travel through Kenya and Tanzania on safari. The staff and my group made my journey a memorable experience.

Overall Rating
  •   70%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   90%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   90%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   100%
    Overall
    Rating
Belinda K. Posted on: 

I enjoyed the company of the people on this tour, and judging by the age range, I felt this was the ideal tour for people in their 20's and early 30's. Having the staff put up our tents, prepare and clean up after all our meals was wonderful and made the camping experience very enjoyable.

Overall Rating
  •   100%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   90%
    Value
    Rating
  •   70%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   90%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   80%
    Overall
    Rating
Jean H. Posted on: 

I had a great time! We were well taken care of, the food was great and the guides were fun to be around and very knowledgeable!

Overall Rating
  •   90%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   80%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   80%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   90%
    Overall
    Rating
Maryan O. Posted on: 

A great experience - not only the animals but their habitat, how they live. Also great opportunity to see how the Masai live

Overall Rating
  •   80%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   90%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   90%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   80%
    Overall
    Rating
Colleen V. Posted on: 

It was amazing. you got to see so many places, people and animals etc. It was great to be able to get a glimpse of another part of the world. We were very privileged!

Overall Rating
  •   90%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   80%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   80%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   90%
    Overall
    Rating
Andrew H. Posted on: 

Couldnt fault the tour, the people, the food, the scenery, the wildlife, the staff. Everything exceeded my expectations many many times over. Brilliant time.

Overall Rating
  •   90%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   80%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   70%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   90%
    Overall
    Rating
Renee W. Posted on: 

It was a fantastic tour. enough time to see everything and the guides and drivers were very friendly, knowledgeable and couldn't do enough for us.

Overall Rating
  •   70%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   90%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   90%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   90%
    Overall
    Rating
Janine G. Posted on: 

This was my first trip with a group and it definately exceeded my expectations. Combined with the great location it was an amazing trip.

Overall Rating
  •   90%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   80%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   80%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   100%
    Overall
    Rating
Gregory B. Posted on: 

overall excellent tour in terms of place visited, pace, leaders

Overall Rating
  •   80%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   90%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   90%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   80%
    Overall
    Rating
Lesley W. Posted on: 

The safari was wonderful. Our driver was very insightful, he knew where to look for animals and what to look for. When we grew inpatient, he told us to be patient and very time we listened to him we were rewarded. We were ready to move on when a leopard left a tree to hide behind a bush. Adam told us to be patient and we were rewarded with by seeing a leopard make a kill.

Overall Rating
  •   100%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   100%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   100%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   100%
    Overall
    Rating
Jacqueline V. Posted on: 

I was pleasantly surprised at how well everything was organized. The entire trip was run smoothly and all staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful (especially the guide, Manny!).

Overall Rating
  •   90%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   80%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   100%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   90%
    Overall
    Rating
Tania G. Posted on: 

It was definitely an amazing adventure - on safari and travelling (seeing the animals and the beautiful countryside) and in the villages (especially meeting the people who give you the final gift products and seeing them working on the handmade products).

Overall Rating
  •   80%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   90%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   90%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   80%
    Overall
    Rating
Wendy C. Posted on: 

The tour was great. We saw the big 5 and many more great animals. Our guide was always upbeat and energetic, pointing out the animals to us and joking with us on our down time. Our driver Adam was excellent as well. He pointed out lots of animals, told us many interesting facts, taught us some Swahili words, and more. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were awesome, very knowledgeable and funny...always joking around with us. Amazing sights! We were lucky, got to see pretty much EVERY animal + babies that there are out there.

Overall Rating
  •   100%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   90%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   80%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   90%
    Overall
    Rating
Andrew P. Posted on: 

Overall a very good tour. We saw the "Big 5" and then some. Because it is a safari, much is dependent on the animals. However, our driver spotted all sorts of wildlife that 3-4 people could not even see.

Overall Rating
  •   80%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   90%
    Value
    Rating
  •   100%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   70%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   80%
    Overall
    Rating
Stacie-Jo W. Posted on: 

Brilliant tour, just the right length of time for a safari. Noted on the description as 'basic' but the food was beyond excellent (better than I have at home!) and tents were always up and ready to be slept in, don't know what to expect if i went comfort (nouvelle cuisine and waterbeds?!) A real personal experience too, wouldn't believe the staff do this week in week out. Thank you!

Overall Rating
  •   100%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   100%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   100%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   100%
    Overall
    Rating
Nancy G. Posted on: 

The overall tour exceeded my expectations. Everything went according to plan without any problems. The safari was amazing - especially the close proximity of the animals.

Overall Rating
  •   80%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   90%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   90%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   80%
    Overall
    Rating
Colina K. Posted on: 

The tour was absolutely amazing. It was the best time of my life and definitely the best of my travels so far. Everything was perfect.

Overall Rating
  •   80%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   90%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   90%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   70%
    Overall
    Rating
Nancy D. Posted on: 

This tour far exceeded my expectations. I knew it was going to be amazing, but not this amazing! The immersion into the culture was a tremendous bonus, the game viewing plentiful and the scenery was breathtaking. Everywhere I looked was a new picture postcard!

Overall Rating
  •   90%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   80%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   80%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   90%
    Overall
    Rating
Fernando B. Posted on: 

The trip with G Adventures was fantastic. There was a good balance of watching wildlife and getting to know the local culture. I would highly recommend it.

Overall Rating
  •   80%
    Guide
    Rating
  •   100%
    Value
    Rating
  •   90%
    Itinerary
    Rating
  •   90%
    Accommodation
    Rating
  •   80%
    Overall
    Rating