Days: 6 Starting Price: Contact for pricing
If you’re looking for nearly a week of adventure, cultural immersion, and sleeping under Tanzania’s sparkling night skies, Camp Serengeti Six is for you. With a 3-day focus on the Serengeti, a day a piece in Tarangire and Ngorongoro, and capped off with a pair of cultural visits with local tribes, this safari will have you experiencing camping like never before.
Starting from the Northern Circuit safari hub of Arusha, you’ll enjoy a drive out into the countryside on your way to Tarangire National Park—the elephant’s paradise. Known for its abundance of elephants (more than one elephant per square kilometer of the park), you’ll explore the life of elephants and other wildlife on your game drive.
Around midday, you’ll take a break in a scenic picnic area to enjoy your lunch before continuing on your game drive to see more incredible animals, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, jackals, giraffes, buffalo, mongooses, wildebeests, zebras, impalas, dik-diks, baboons, monkeys, over 450 species of birds and more.
In the evening, you’ll arrive back at the Njake Jambo Lodge & Camp for dinner, relaxation, and rest.
Today, you’ll be heading out to the legendary Serengeti National Park. On your way, you’ll catch your first glimpse of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area as you pass through it on your way out to one of Africa’s most renowned parks, so named by the Masaai for its endless sprawling plains.
You’ll arrive to the Serengeti’s main gate around midday, enjoy your lunch shortly before or after, and spend the rest of the day exploring the home of more than 1.5 million wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles, the population responsible for the Great Migration, their seasonal movement following the rains in search of green grass and water. In the process, you’ll see many other animals as well, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, mongoose, giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, warthogs, topics, hartebeests, elands, many bird species, and more.
Come evening, you’ll head to the Nyani Campsite nestled in the heart of the park, enjoy a delicious dinner, and sleep in tents under the Tanzanian night sky.
After an early rise, you’ll grab your picnic boxes and jump into a full day game drive exploring the central and southern Serengeti. You’ll see plenty of wildlife as you traverse the open woodlands and short grasslands, as well as the kopjes—the rocky outcroppings prized by predators for shelter, breeding grounds, and hunting—that rise out of the landscape.
Around midday, you’ll enjoy your lunch from a scenic spot before embarking on the rest of your game drive, taking in the incredible landscapes and wildlife while your guide shares insights on the area and its animal populations. In the evening, you’ll head back to the Nyani Campsite for dinner and another overnight stay.
Day 4 kicks off with an early breakfast so you can enjoy a sunrise game drive, giving you a new perspective—and light—on the Serengeti, as you see many big cats during a prime predation period. Afterwards, you’ll head back to camp for lunch before enjoying another few hours of game drives as you head back towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Here you’ll enjoy your dinner and an overnight stay at Ngorongoro’s Simba Campsite, which has one of the best views of nearly any campsite in the region.
On day 5, you’ll have another early rise and breakfast before heading out for one of the most incredible game drives through the lush Ngorongoro Crater—one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and the largest intact and unfilled volcanic caldera in the word. As you head down from the rim of the crater, you’ll experience the full feel of it’s immensity before enjoying its incredibly diverse wildlife.
Around midday, you’ll enjoy your lunch in a beautiful picnic area with a full view of the hippos and other animals nearby before continuing on your game drive. You’ll see many animals bustling about throughout the crater, including the rare black rhino. Other animals you can expect to see include lions—many of which walk right past the vehicles, giving you a close-up view—as well as cheetahs, elephants, buffalo, waterbucks, monkeys, baboons, hippos, warthogs, gazelles, wildebeests, zebras, and many bird species.
Afterwards, you’ll head back out of the crater and towards your destination, about an hour drive from the crater’s main gate, the Lake Eyasi Campsite, where you’ll have dinner before turning in for the night.
On your final day, you’ll be off to another early start nearby, as you visit two tribes local to the area: the Hadzabe and the Dagota. You’ll join the Hadzabe on a bow-and-arrow hunting expedition as well as participate in a traditional dance. From there, you’ll visit the Dagota, a tribe known for their blacksmithing, livestock, and handmade jewelry, and join in on some of their cultural activities as well.
After your visits, you’ll head back to your camp for lunch before embarking on your last drive through the countryside on your way back to Arusha to complete your adventure.