6 Days Tanzania Budget Camping Safari

As well as marveling at the natural wonders of stunning Serengeti and awesome Ngorongoro – both packed with the planet’s most interesting wildlife – this six-day loop from Arusha introduces you to Lake Manyara, where you’ll see wildlife in a different setting. Your safari is enjoyed from the comfort of your own private vehicle, while accommodation on this ‘Basic’ category trip is at the lodge in public campsites in Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro.


6 DAY (S)


Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake manyara


Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

Today after the briefing, with your picnic lunch box, your safari really begins as we start early from your hotel in Arusha for our pleasant drive westwards to Lake Manyara National Park. Exploring the stunning landscape of the park, looking for wildlife on the plains, in the acacia woodlands and by the shores of the shallow alkaline lake.

Lake Manyara is rightly famous for its tree-climbing lions, but they’re far from the only highlight: by the end of an exhilarating afternoon, you could easily have spotted elephant, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe, plus many other species. Pink-hued flamingos, one of 400 bird species recorded here, provide a splash of color. At the end of the afternoon, it’s back to your campsite for some relaxation and a delicious dinner.
Accommodation: Twiga Campsite
Meal Plan: Picnic lunch box and Dinner

Day 2: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we collect our lunch boxes and leave the campsite. Our journey takes us west and north, our exciting destination being a name familiar to everyone – the Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge! The drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge takes 3 to 4 hours. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains, in which early human fossils were first discovered. It has an amazing landscape that resulted from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. Then, in the late afternoon drive to and overnight at the Seronera campsite.
Meals plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch Box and Dinner

Day 3: Serengeti National Park Full day

Waking up in the Serengeti is something really special. Sights, sounds and smells of Africa are all around us, and ahead is a full day of adventure in the world’s most famous national park. After breakfast, venture into the Serengeti’s wilderness corners for a full day of game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, take your leisure while exploring this world heritage site, where earth’s largest concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, go to the Seronera campsite for rest, dinner, and overnight.
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch Box and Dinner

Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

The exciting sounds of Africa will rouse you from your sleep. We make the most of the day with a 08:00 start just after your breakfast, heading off on our morning game-drive. Later, the adventure will continue when we travel up to Ngorongoro, another African icon. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as pride of lion that include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingos and a variety of water birds. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. Dinner and overnight at the Simba Campsite.
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch Box and Dinner

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Today you will have plenty of time to enjoy another true spectacle. Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as a wonder of the world and your early morning game drive shows you why.

First, there’s the volcanic caldera (the world’s largest), full of grassland, forest, and swamp, a setting of jaw-dropping beauty. Secondly, the permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of more than 25,000 large mammals. Here you’ll find many of the reasons you chose to come on safari: elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, wallowing hippo, waterbuck, baboons… even the rare black rhino finds shelter here.

Sharing this awesome space with the animals are the Maasai, grazing their cattle in an area which has been a separate conservation area since 1956 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. This harmonious co-habitation of man and beast makes Ngorongoro unique in Tanzania and your driver-guide will be pleased to explain this incredible co-existence to you.
After your early morning game drive, we have our picnic lunch in the crater before we return to Mto wa Mbu town Twiga campsite
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch Box and Dinner

Day 6: Mto wa Mbu – Tarangire National Park – Arusha

The drive from Mto wa Mbu town to Tarangire National Park takes two hours. This park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of the Tarangire River. Huge herds of elephant, wildebeest, zebras, elands, and Oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rain when they migrate again to good grazing areas. In the late afternoon, drive back to Arusha.
Meals Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch Box and Dinner