5 Days from$1650 p/p in USD
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
This budget camping safari explores three of Tanzania’s premier parks beginning with Tarangire National Park, named for the life giving river that wends its way through the park, then Serengeti National Park with its endless plains and abundant wildlife and on to the Ngorongoro Crater, home to the Big Five and much more.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Camping Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha
Activities:Game Drive, Walking Safari
Getting around:4x4 Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Arusha
RATES – PER PERSON USD
From USD 1,650 per person
- Full board accommodation on tour
- Arrival and departure airport transfers
- All entrance fees
- Service of an English speaking driver guide
- Transport in a state-of-the-art safari truck with pop up roof for game viewing
- Park fees
- Game drives as per itinerary
- Complimentary bottle of water daily
- Complimentary printed T-shirt
- Government taxes
- International flights
- Visas and travel insurance
- Tips and personal expenses
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Signature Safari‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Signature Safari‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
Our personal safari guide and driver will meet you at the airport or hotel to undertake the drive, on good tarmac road, the some 120 km to Tarangire National Park where we enjoy our first day of game drives. Tarangire, well known for its elephant populations with three families numbering in the region of 1,000 each, is named for the life-giving Tarangire River which wends its way through the park and gives sustenance from its cooling waters to a broad variety of game that comes here to imbibe. We hope to see zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and giraffe to name a few. It is possible we will glimpse our friend the mighty lion stalking its prey or the leopard watching in the trees above. An ornithological paradise, some 500 birds have been identified here. We return to our lodge for lunch followed by another game drive at 1400 hrs, searching for the creatures as they go about their daily business. With the day coming to a close and the sun setting over the Rift Valley our driver will convey us to our campsite for a delectable dinner and an overnight in our comfortable adventure camp.
Accommodation: Tarangire public campsite
After breakfast we continue our journey, heading up towards the fertile highlands where wheat, coffee and corn are grown by the Iraqw people. Passing through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, we will be afforded a view of the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater before traveling onwards to the Serengeti National Park. We will reach the Serengeti, meaning ‘Endless Plain’ in Maa, the tongue of the Maasai, by midday. The Serengeti National Park is the largest park in Tanzania covering an astounding 15,000 sq km with diverse landscapes and habitats such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah and mountain. It is upon this landscape the great migration of wildebeest, zebra and antelope takes place and we will endeavour to take the opportunity to witness the thousands upon thousands of animals on their search for food and water (dependant on the time of year). With our en route game drive behind us, we lunch at the lodge then at 1500 hrs, head out for our afternoon game drive. Later we head to the campsite in anticipation of excellent dining and capacious quarters to harbor our rest.
Accommodation: Serengeti Central Seronera public campsite
After our hearty breakfast at the campsite, we head out to enjoy our wildlife adventure on the ‘Endless Plain’. On the plain you find an abundance of wildlife with over three million large mammals resident easily justifying the recognition of the landscape as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other than the great migrating hordes we seek, we may also spot cheetah, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, wildebeest, hartebeest, topi, eland, crocs, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, amongst many many more. With over 500 bird species identified the park is a veritable ornithological paradise, ostrich abound, secretary bird, marabou stork, and the largest flighted bird on Earth, the kori bustard. Dinner and overnight at our adventure camp.
Accommodation: Serengeti Central Seronera public campsite
After breakfast, we head out for an en route game drive. We may, with lady luck on our side, get to spot the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard – as well as some of the other multitude of species here, some three million mammals including eland, hartebeest, bushbuck, impala, gazelle, hippo, giraffe and meerkat. Our game drive brings us to the uplands of the Ngorongoro Crater; this UNESCO World Heritage Site was formed millions of years ago in the massive explosion of a volcano. It’s 610 m deep and covers roughly 304 square kilometers. Due to its dense animal population of approximately 25,000, the crater offers the best game viewing of all the parks in Tanzania. We will arrive at the crater rim and enjoy our lunch at our lodge. With our post-lunch rest revitalizing us we set off on a walking safari of about three kilometers along the crater rim to take in the awesome spectacle of this fabled landscape. Returning to the lodge we rest in anticipation of our dining experience and relax under the endless African night sky before dinner and overnight at our comfort adventure camp.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Simba public campsite
An early start today, rising at 0600 hrs for our breakfast, we then descend the bumpy winding track, noting our passage through several climatic zones, into the crater and very quickly we should see wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, elephant as well as some of the more than 500 bird species that live here. With a little bit of luck, we might catch a glimpse of the endangered black rhino through the grass. After our picnic lunch at the hippo pools and a full afternoon inside the caldera, we head up to the highlands again to undertake our drive back to Arusha town. Our adventure is at its end and our memories and memory cards replete with images of the East African wilderness.
Accommodation: Silver Palm Hotel