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Camp Week Wild 2

Serengeti Camping Safari

Days: 7 Starting Price: Contact for pricing

This 7 day Serengeti camping safari lets you spend a week fully immersed in just about everything Tanzania. With several days camping in the Serengeti, stops in Tarangire and the Ngorongoro Crater, cultural visits with two area tribes, and nights under the incredible Tanzanian sky, you’ll get a true adventurous safari experience—and make memories of a lifetime.

Safari Itinerary

You’ll start your safari from Arusha, a bustling town near the foot of Mt. Meru, Tanzania’s second-highest peak. From here, you’ll take a scenic two-hour drive to your first destination, Tarangire National Park. 

Known as the elephant’s paradise, Tarangire boasts a population of between 2000-3000 elephants alone, and for the park’s size, means there’s more than one for each of its 2,840 square kilometers. As you explore, your guide will share plenty of information about their lives and habitat. 

Around midday, you’ll stop to enjoy your lunch with a beautiful natural backdrop before embarking on another game drive to see more of the park’s animals, including many lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, jackals, giraffes, buffaloes, mongooses, wildebeests, zebras, impalas, Dik-dik, baboons, monkeys, and over 450 different species of birds. In the evening, you’ll head towards the public campsite in the park for a delicious dinner and an overnight stay.

After breakfast, you’ll take a trip through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on your way to one of the most legendary locations in Africa: Serengeti National Park. You’ll arrive at the main gates around midday—enjoying your lunch shortly before or after your arrival—then spend the rest of the day on a game drive through the park. 

Named by the Masaai for the seemingly endless plains, the Serengeti is home to over 1.5 million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles, which comprise the Great Migration. However, there are plenty more animals to be found, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, mongooses, giraffes, hippos, warthogs, topis, Hartebeests, elands and many species of birds.

In the evening, you’ll head to the Nyani campsite in the heart of the park to enjoy a delicious dinner, then relax before turning in for the night under the stars.

After an early breakfast, you’ll head out to enjoy a sunrise game drive in the central and eastern parts of the Serengeti—the perfect time to spot predators and other animals who hunt for food in the cool morning. 

You’ll stop to enjoy your lunch with wildlife and sprawling landscapes around you before hitting the trails again to see more of the park. On top of wildlife, you’ll see many of the famous kopjes that seemingly rise up out of the plains. These large rock outcroppings are often used by predators for shelter, breeding grounds, and to gain a vantage point over their surroundings and prey. 

In the evening, you’ll head to Mara Kati Kati Tented Camp or Mbugani Tented Camp where you’ll have dinner and sleep for the night.

After another early rise and breakfast, you’ll be off to a location many may have seen in wildlife documentaries: the Mara river. It is here during the Great Migration that millions of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles attempt to cross the crocodile-infested water on their way to finding more fertile feeding grounds. 

Around midday you’ll enjoy lunch before continuing to explore more of the northern Serengeti, well-known for the Bolongonja and Nyamalumbwa Hills that create a beautiful natural backdrop. In turn, you’ll see many more animals that follow the migration, including cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, buffaloes, elands, dikdiks, and many species of birds. In the evening, you’ll head back to Mara Kati Kati Tented Camp or Mbugani Tented Camp for dinner and sleep.

On your fifth day, you’ll begin with a morning game drive after breakfast as you head out of the northern region towards your next destination: Ngorongoro Crater. After a morning of taking in more fantastic landscapes and wildlife, you’ll stop for lunch before continuing on your way back through the central and eastern parts of the park. 

By evening, you’ll be within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and headed to the Simba campsite on the edge of the crater rim—which boasts beautiful views of the crater itself. There you’ll enjoy dinner and camp for the night.

You’ll start your sixth day with another early morning before embarking on a gorgeous sunrise game drive in the crater. Making your way down from the rim, you’ll quickly see why it’s commonly referred to as a small zoo—with over 20,000 animals, there’s something to see every direction you look. Around midday, you’ll stop at a scenic picnic spot in the heart of the park to enjoy lunch while overlooking the animals in a nearby watering hole. 

From there, you’ll take another game drive through the park, seeing plenty of animals, including lions—many of which you may even see up close—as well as cheetahs, elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, monkeys, baboons, hippos, gazelles, warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, many species of birds and one of the park’s biggest attractions—the elusive black rhino, which is rarely seen elsewhere in the region. 

Towards the evening, you’ll head over to Lake Eyasi’s public campsite, where you’ll enjoy dinner and sleep for the night.

On your final day, you’ll start bright and early with breakfast before heading to visit two nearby tribes for a cultural experience: the Hadzabe and Dagota. Upon arriving at the village, you’ll join the Hadzabe for a bow-and-arrow hunting expedition before returning to the village to enjoy their traditional dance. 

From there, you’ll travel just a short distance to visit with the Dagota, well known for their blacksmithing abilities, livestock, and beautiful handmade jewelry. Here you will join in several cultural activities before heading back to camp, enjoying a hot lunch, and relaxing before taking your final scenic drive back to Arusha.

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