6-Days Camping Safari Northern Circuit
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.
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 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.
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.