6-Days Camping Safari Northern Circuit



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Experience the raw beauty of Tanzania’s Northern Circuit on this thrilling 6-day camping safari. Immerse yourself in the untamed wilderness of the Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater, all renowned for their exceptional wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. This budget-friendly adventure promises an authentic African safari experience, where you’ll connect with nature and witness some of the world’s most iconic animals in their natural habitat.


  • Tarangire National Park: Begin your journey with a visit to Tarangire, a hidden gem known for its large elephant herds and striking baobab trees. The park’s diverse landscapes provide a unique opportunity to observe various wildlife species.
  • Lake Manyara National Park: Encounter the famous tree-climbing lions and witness the spectacle of flamingos congregating by the lake. This park’s compact size allows for intimate wildlife encounters.
  • Serengeti National Park: Embark on game drives in the vast savannah of the Serengeti, home to the legendary African Big Five. Witness the breathtaking Great Migration, a natural phenomenon that will leave you awe-struck.
  • Ngorongoro Crater: Descend into the world’s largest intact caldera and be mesmerized by the concentration of wildlife that calls this “Garden of Eden” home. The crater’s unique ecosystem provides an unforgettable safari experience.
  • Camping in the Wild: Embrace the spirit of adventure as you camp under the African sky. Experience the sights and sounds of the wilderness up close, making this safari an unforgettable and immersive journey.
  • Expert Guides: Our experienced safari guides are passionate about wildlife and conservation. Their in-depth knowledge will enhance your understanding of the region’s ecology and behaviors of the animals you encounter.
  • Cultural Interactions: Along the journey, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with the Maasai people, learning about their fascinating culture and traditions.


Throughout the safari, you’ll stay in comfortable budget camping accommodations within or near the national parks. These mobile camps offer basic amenities, including tents with comfortable bedding, shared bathroom facilities, and a dining area. Camping in the heart of the wilderness ensures an intimate connection with nature and the sounds of the African night.

Culinary Experience:

Delight in delicious meals prepared by skilled camp chefs. From freshly cooked breakfasts to sumptuous dinners, our culinary offerings aim to satisfy your taste buds after thrilling days of exploration.

Game Drives:

Game drives are conducted in custom-built 4×4 safari vehicles, providing excellent visibility and comfort. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, you’ll venture into the heart of the national parks, maximizing your chances of encountering iconic wildlife and witnessing captivating natural phenomena.


Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Welcome to Tanzania! Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our friendly team will greet you and transfer you to your accommodation in Arusha. Take some time to rest and refresh after your journey. In the evening, there will be a pre-safari briefing with your guide, who will go over the itinerary and answer any questions you may have. Enjoy a delicious dinner and a good night's sleep to prepare for the exciting adventure ahead.

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, we'll leave Arusha and head to Tarangire National Park, known for its diverse wildlife and majestic baobab trees. Upon entering the park, embark on your first game drive. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and an array of bird species. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park, surrounded by nature's beauty. In the afternoon, continue exploring the park before making your way to the campsite, where you'll spend the night immersed in the wilderness.

Day 3: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park

Today, we journey to Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions and the vast lake that attracts flocks of flamingos. Begin the day with an early morning game drive, where you might spot lions lazing in the trees or a variety of wildlife near the lake. Afterward, head to the campsite for a hearty lunch and a moment to relax. In the afternoon, venture out on another game drive to further explore the park's unique ecosystems. As the sun sets, return to the campsite for dinner and a restful evening.

Day 4: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

On the fourth day, we set off for the iconic Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly one of Africa's most celebrated safari destinations. Enjoy a scenic drive, and upon arrival at the Serengeti, delve into your first game drive in this vast savannah. Look out for the Big Five and the Great Migration, a remarkable spectacle of millions of wildebeests and zebras on their annual journey. After a thrilling game drive, head to the campsite, where you'll stay amidst the untamed wilderness. Relax around the campfire, sharing stories of your wildlife encounters under the starlit African sky.

Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

After breakfast, depart from the Serengeti and drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the "Garden of Eden" due to its stunning landscapes and high concentration of wildlife. Descend into the crater for a memorable game drive, where you may encounter elephants, rhinos, lions, and an abundance of other species. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the hippo pool, surrounded by the natural wonders of the crater. Afterward, begin your journey back to Arusha, arriving in the late afternoon. Relish a well-deserved shower and a farewell dinner, reminiscing about the unforgettable experiences you've had during your 6-day Northern Circuit camping safari.

Day 5: Full Day in Serengeti National Park

Today is dedicated to a full day of exploration in the Serengeti. Embark on early morning and late afternoon game drives, as these are prime times to witness predators on the hunt and experience the wildlife at its most active. The Serengeti's vastness means there is always something new to discover around every corner. During a picnic lunch in the heart of the park, take in the breathtaking scenery and the incredible diversity of wildlife. As the day draws to a close, return to the campsite for a final night within the Serengeti's captivating embrace.

Day 7: Departure

On your final day, you'll have breakfast at the lodge before our team transfers you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure. With incredible memories and new friends made, you'll leave Tanzania with a heart full of unforgettable experiences and a yearning to return to this extraordinary land.


Cost Included

Cost Excluded

Please note that the above inclusions and exclusions are general and may vary depending on the specific safari package or tour operator you choose. It is essential to review the details provided by your chosen tour operator to ensure clarity on the specific costs and services included in your safari package.

Yes, camping in the Northern Circuit is safe. The designated camping sites within the national parks are well-established and regularly used by safari operators. Additionally, our experienced guides and camp staff prioritize your safety and well-being. They are trained to follow safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a secure and enjoyable camping experience.

The best time to visit the Northern Circuit for a safari depends on your specific interests. The dry season (June to October) is generally recommended as wildlife congregates around water sources, making it easier to spot animals. The Great Migration occurs from June to November, with river crossings taking place around July to August. The wet season (November to May) brings lush landscapes, fewer crowds, and the opportunity to see newborn animals. However, some areas may become inaccessible due to heavy rains.

No prior camping experience is necessary. The camping accommodations provided during the safari are designed to be comfortable and suitable for all travelers. The camp staff will assist you with setting up and taking down tents, and they will ensure you have a pleasant camping experience.

Game drives are conducted in customized 4×4 safari vehicles. These vehicles are specially designed for wildlife viewing, with open sides and roof hatches to allow for unobstructed views and excellent photo opportunities. The vehicles are also equipped with comfortable seats and amenities to make your game drives enjoyable.

Yes, children are allowed on this safari. However, please keep in mind that some parts of the trip, such as long game drives, may be tiring for young children. We recommend considering the suitability of the safari for your children based on their age and ability to handle the outdoor camping experience.

When preparing for the camping safari, pack essentials such as:

  • Lightweight and comfortable clothing for both warm and cooler weather.
  • Sturdy walking shoes or boots for game walks and exploring the campsites.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat to protect against the sun.
  • Insect repellent to guard against mosquitoes and other insects.
  • Binoculars and a camera with extra batteries to capture wildlife moments.
  • Personal toiletries and any necessary medications.
  • A reusable water bottle to stay hydrated during game drives.
  • A small backpack for carrying personal belongings during excursions.
  • Flashlights or headlamps for navigating the campsite at night.

Absolutely! Tanzania offers a wealth of attractions and experiences. You can consider extending your trip to visit other national parks, such as Tarangire, Lake Manyara, or Arusha National Park. Alternatively, you might opt for a cultural excursion to learn more about the local tribes, or relax on the tropical beaches of Zanzibar.

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120 meters (394 feet) above sea level.

120 meters (394 feet) above sea level.

This period is generally considered the best time to witness the Great Migration in the Serengeti. From late June to early July, the herds gather in the western corridor and make their way northward towards the Mara River.

The wet season in Tanzania is characterized by intermittent rains. While the Great Migration herds may have moved to the southern Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area during this time, the exact timing and movement patterns of the migration can be unpredictable.