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About Camping Safaris




It is difficult to compare the costs of camping safaris. This is because there are so many variables involved. These include the  number of people in your group and a vast range in the levels of service to be provided.


On a fixed schedule, it is better to pay more for a full service camping safari and the reassurance of a worry-free adventure. Full service camping safaris range from about $100-200 per person, per day. The price difference reflects the size and comfort of the tents, the reliability of the vehicles, and the caliber of the driver/guides etc.



Camping Safaris

Camping is not only the best way of getting close to Africa, but it could also be the cheapest way to visit the great national parks of East Africa. Joining a budget safari is a great experience by itself!


These safaris are suitable for any person who enjoys camping and or outdoor activities. Itineraries are of a superb standard and visit all national parks and areas of interest.


We use good quality 4x4 land rovers and land cruisers with viewing roof hatches, equipment is carried by a additional car (if number of participating clients requires). Our Safari driver/guides have good knowledge of conservation issues, fauna and flora.


Camping trips are accompanied by a Safari cook who prepares 3 delicious meals daily. Camp assistants may be available on certain safaris according to the number of participating clients.


Accommodation is mostly in modern, large two-man tents with a sewn-in ground sheet,with a comfortable foam mattress spread on the ground sheet (clients bring their own sleeping bags ). In some itineraries accommodation can be a combination of camping and simple chalets or bungalows. We use public national parks campsites, which simple sanitary facilities.









Best Times to Go:
While December to March is a rewarding period, February is best. Masses of migratory herds are on the short grass of the southern Serengeti Plains at this time.


It is  also the birthing season for the wildebeest and the hartebeest and it is always a thrill to watch a baby wildebeest stumble to its feet minutes after being born.


The southern Serengeti is the area nearest to the other parks so you are assured of a memorable safari even if you are on a tight schedule. From a practical standpoint, in February, the land is verdant with meadows of wildflowers, the dust is minimal and there are fewer safari vehicles in the parks.


Do's and Don'ts:

Do read all you can about the safari experience before planning your trip. Your appreciation of the animals and culture will be greatly enhanced.
Do plan to use a tour operator. Tanzanian regulations discourages "do it yourself" safaris, hence we are there to assist you in Tanzania safaris .
Do be sure to ascertain exactly what is covered in a quoted fee such as airport transfers, use of their camping equipment, park entry fees, camping fees etc.

For a Camping Safari please bring with you:-

sleeping bags
Headlight flash torch
Sun creams
Sun gogles
warm clothes


Safari includes
Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch

Services of a professional safari guide

All meals on Safari, mineral water

All wildlife reserve entry fees and camping fees

'flying doctor' medical insurance


not included
International airfare & flights
All items of a personal nature

accomodation in Arusha

Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff

Airport departure tax

Travel insurance

Visa and Passport fees

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages



There is no better way than a camping safari to truly experience the African Bush. After the excitement of game viewing all day, you return to your campsite where another adventure begins. It may be gazelles making their way to a favorite watering hole or curious baboons wanting to inspect your tent while all around you the sky is emblazoned with the brilliant colors that make East African sunsets famous.


As night falls, the heavens come alive with millions of stars that seem so close, you could almost pluck them from the skies. While you drift off to sleep, you can hear lions roar and an impala calling for a mate as strange shadows fall across the canvas of your tent.




The most popular safari destination in Tanzania is the  Northern Safari Circuit which includes the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and the National Parks of Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Arusha and Mt. Kilimanjaro. In all of Africa, nowhere else provides the sheer numbers and varieties of game or the ease with which they can be viewed. Each park has its own distinctive habitats and their proximity to each other allows for a satisfying safari experience in a relatively short period of time.



A camping safari can range from a budget tour where you are expected to pitch your own tent and help with the cooking to the luxurious with a private campsite, walk-in canvas tents with cots, uniformed waiters  and portable shower and toilet facilities. However, most visitors utilize a full service camping safari where regular park campsites and facilities are used and a driver/guide and cook are responsible for all camp chores.


Small world of travelers Tanzania will always be  flexible and  willing to customize your safari to allow for your special interests or requirements. If a week is too long for you to go without a shower, you may want to request a night in a permanent tented lodge which has an ensuite bathroom with hot water and flush toilets. A safari is always an adventure of a lifetime but a camping safari authenticates the experience and satisfies one's fantasies of the romance of a bygone era.






Feel free to ask us as many questions as you can for any specific information. A luxury camping safari will cost considerably more. Tips should also be budgeted for your driver/guide and cook; we will advise you while here for recommendations.


Do be aware that a safari can be quite hectic. The smaller your group, the more flexibility you will have in setting your own pace.
Do allow for the unexpected problems such as changes in the weather and bugs. These are unavoidable so try to maintain a sense of humor.
Do be generous with your tips; NOT COMPALSORY but highly depended.