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7-Days Serengeti Budget Camping Safari



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Embark on an incredible 7-day Serengeti Budget Camping Safari, designed to provide an authentic and immersive experience of Tanzania’s iconic Serengeti National Park. This adventure offers an excellent opportunity for travelers seeking a budget-friendly option to explore the vast savannahs, witness the Great Migration, and encounter an array of wildlife.

The Serengeti, renowned for its unparalleled wildlife spectacle, invites you to witness the awe-inspiring Great Migration, where millions of wildebeests and zebras traverse the plains in search of fresh grazing lands. Prepare to be enthralled by the raw power and beauty of nature as you witness the circle of life unfold before your eyes.

Your budget camping safari ensures you stay close to nature, camping under the stars in the heart of the wilderness. Embrace the sounds of the African night and feel the excitement of being surrounded by the untamed beauty of the Serengeti.

Led by experienced guides, each day will be filled with exhilarating game drives, providing ample opportunities to encounter the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino) and other fascinating wildlife species. Immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes, from vast plains to acacia woodlands, and experience the unique ecosystems that sustain an abundance of life.

The 7-day Serengeti Budget Camping Safari promises an authentic and unforgettable adventure that caters to the adventurous spirit within every traveler. Embrace the magic of the Serengeti while staying mindful of your budget, making memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. Discover the essence of Africa’s wilderness and wildlife in this affordable and immersive safari experience.


Day 1: Arrival in Arusha, Tanzania

Welcome to Arusha, the gateway to the Serengeti! Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, our representative will warmly greet you and transfer you to your accommodation in Arusha. You'll have time to relax, get acquainted with your fellow travellers, and prepare for the exciting safari ahead. In the evening, your guide will hold a pre-safari briefing to go over the itinerary and answer any questions you may have. Enjoy a delicious dinner and a restful night's sleep to start your adventure on the right foot.

Day 2: Arusha to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we'll depart from Arusha and drive towards the majestic Serengeti National Park. Along the way, you'll pass through picturesque landscapes and witness the rural Tanzanian countryside. There will be a stop at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you can admire the stunning views of the Ngorongoro Crater from the viewpoint. Continue your journey to the Serengeti, arriving in the afternoon. As we enter the park, keep your eyes peeled for the diverse wildlife that may greet you even before reaching your campsite. Settle into your budget camping accommodation and enjoy a scrumptious dinner prepared by the camp's chef.

Day 3 to Day 6: Serengeti National Park - Game Drives

Over the next four days, you'll have the unique opportunity to explore the vast plains of the Serengeti on thrilling game drives. The park is renowned for its abundant wildlife, including the famous African Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), as well as cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and countless other species. Your expert safari guide will track the animals' movements, ensuring you have the best chance of witnessing extraordinary wildlife encounters. Each day will present new adventures and surprises as you venture into different regions of the Serengeti. Picnic lunches will be enjoyed amidst nature, maximizing your game viewing time. You'll also have opportunities to interact with the local Maasai people and learn about their culture and traditions. As the sun sets, return to your campsite, where a campfire will be waiting to add a magical touch to your evenings. Relish the authentic camping experience, with the sounds of the wilderness serenading you to sleep each night.

Day 7: Serengeti National Park to Arusha

On the final day of your budget camping safari, wake up early for a last chance to spot wildlife during a morning game drive. After breakfast, bid farewell to the Serengeti and begin your journey back to Arusha. Relive the memories of your incredible wildlife encounters and the breathtaking landscapes you've witnessed. You'll have a farewell lunch in Arusha before being transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward journey or your chosen extension to explore more of Tanzania's wonders. This 7-day Serengeti Budget Camping Safari will leave you with lasting memories of the untamed African wilderness and the remarkable wildlife that calls this vast savannah home. Thank you for choosing us as your safari companion, and we hope to welcome you back for another extraordinary adventure in the future!


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.

A budget camping safari is a more affordable option for travelers who want to experience the thrill of an African safari without the luxury accommodations. On this safari, you’ll stay in basic camping tents in designated campsites within the Serengeti National Park. While the amenities are simpler compared to lodges or luxury camps, you’ll still have comfortable sleeping arrangements and access to shared bathroom facilities.

The Serengeti is renowned for its incredible wildlife diversity. It is home to the iconic African Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), as well as cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, hippos, crocodiles, and numerous bird species. Witnessing the Great Migration is one of the most breathtaking experiences as millions of wildebeests and zebras move across the plains in search of fresh grazing areas.

Game drives are conducted in sturdy 4×4 safari vehicles, specifically designed for optimal wildlife viewing. These vehicles are open-sided, allowing for excellent panoramic views and photographic opportunities. Your experienced safari guide will navigate through the park’s terrain, taking you to prime locations where wildlife sightings are most likely. Game drives are usually conducted early in the morning and late in the afternoon when animals are most active.

Yes, the Serengeti is safe for camping. The designated campsites within the park are well-established and secure. Additionally, your safari guide and camp staff are trained to ensure the safety and well-being of all guests. However, it’s essential to follow the guidelines provided by your guide and camp personnel, such as staying within the campsite boundaries and avoiding close encounters with wild animals.

When preparing for the safari, pack lightly and include essential items such as:

  • Comfortable, breathable clothing in neutral colors for both warm and cooler weather.
  • Sturdy walking shoes or boots for game walks.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat to protect against the sun.
  • Insect repellent to ward off mosquitoes and other insects.
  • Binoculars and a camera with spare batteries to capture wildlife moments.
  • Personal toiletries and any necessary medications.
  • A refillable water bottle to stay hydrated during game drives.
  • A small backpack for carrying personal belongings during game drives.
  • A flashlight or headlamp for navigating the campsite at night.

Yes, during the safari, you’ll have opportunities to interact with the local Maasai people, known for their rich cultural heritage and distinctive way of life. You may visit a Maasai village and learn about their customs, traditional dances, and daily activities. This cultural experience provides insight into the fascinating traditions of Tanzanian tribes.

Absolutely! Tanzania offers a plethora of additional attractions and activities to explore. You might consider extending your stay to visit other stunning national parks, such as Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, or Lake Manyara. Alternatively, you could relax on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar or indulge in a Mount Kilimanjaro trekking adventure.

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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.