5 Days Tanzania Safari

Tanzania Safari Options: Budget Camping/ Luxury Tented Camps;
The differences between Tanzania Budget Safari versus Tanzania Luxury Tented Camps safari are the quality and location of accommodations; quality and number of included activities (which are hidden in the final safari cost); size of the safari tour group; and the level of personalized service.

My idea of camping is the Holiday Inn” – The novice explorer did not want to pitch a tent and cook food, though there are safaris where an authentic “in the African Bush” experience is offered.  The novice explorer prefers flushing toilets (no squat holes); hot water showers (versus tepid bucket showers) after a long and dusty game drive; and meals prepared by someone else. No video games/televisions on safari. Guests have face to face conversations discussing the day’s events and animal observations.   Internet access is slow (and expensive) – almost nonexistent out in the bush.   Accommodations use generators for a few hours each day to power equipment and provide electricity. The generators are turned off from the midnight to dawn to conserve fuel.

The safari levels below are arranged as a group safari, as well as a Tanzania private safari by Aardvark Expeditions Limited.
Budget Camping Safari – least expensive option: Participation safari where camping equipment is carried; choice of ‘pitch own tent’ or more basic accommodations. A cook will be provided in order to prepare hot meals and clean up for you while on safari. This is a no frills wild game safari.

Day 0 – Arrive at JRO/ Arusha:
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Meet & Assist at the airport and after going through Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs, Transfer to Impala Hotel Arusha in order to overnight on Bed and Breakfast basis.

Day 1 – Lake Manyara National Park:
At 8:30am, you will depart for Lake Manyara National Park where you will do game drive; Lake Manyara is a shallow freshwater lake in Tanzania. It is said to be the “loveliest (lake) … in Africa,” Lake Manyara is covering 127 square miles (329 km2) of Lake Manyara National Park, the lake’s alkaline waters cover approximately 89 square miles (231 km2). It is famous for a good number of baboons and birdlife, also home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs, and giraffes, giant fig trees and mahogany seen in the groundwater forest. Stay overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House or Haven Nature Camp on Full Board basis.

Day 2 – Serengeti National Park:
After breakfast drive to Serengeti National Park with an optional – via Olduvai Gorge (Millions of years ago, the site was that of a large lake, the shores of which were covered with successive deposits of volcanic ash. Excavation work there was pioneered by Louis and Mary Leakey beginning in 1931. The Serengeti National park covers 14,763 km² (5,700 square miles) of grassland plains and savanna as well as river trine forest and woodlands. The park lies in the north of the country, bordered to the north by the national Tanzania and Kenyan border, where it is continuous with the Masai Mara National Park Reserve. Stay overnight at

Serengeti Katikati Luxury Tented Camp or Seronera Camp on Full Board basis.

Day 3 – Full Day at Serengeti National Park:
Start your day with a full day game driving in the Serengeti plains, the endless, almost treeless grassland of the south is the most emblematic scenery of the park. . Other hoofed animals – zebra, gazelle, impala, hartebeest, topi, buffalo, and waterbuck – also occur in huge numbers thru out the year.  Stay the second night at Serengeti Katikati Luxury Tented Camp or Seronera Camp on Full Board basis.

Day 4 – Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority:
Wake up call at 6:00am, in order to have just a cup of hot coffee then proceed for the early morning game drive, this morning game drive is very important as you will be able to witness the early morning kills from the big five only if you will be lucky enough. After the game drive back to the Lodge at 9:30am in order to have your main breakfast, there after you will check out the Lodge and proceed with game drives en–route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority.  Stay overnight at Rhino Lodge or Simba Camp with fascinating view of the crater floor!

Day 5 – Ngorongoro Crater Tour – Drive Back to Arusha:
Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for crater tour. This is world heritage site; the incomparable Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest “caldera”. Dominated by cliffs standing some 600 meters high and presenting a sheer drop down to a wide open space of some 246 square km, and you may see everything from elephant to lion, and if you’re lucky, the near–extinct black rhino, all amongst large herds of zebra and wildebeest.  Afternoon exit the crater and drive back to Arusha in order to stay overnight at Impala Hotel Arusha on Bed and Breakfast basis.

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Tanzania Safari Budget Camping 
2 people Price cost US$ 1,712 per person.
4 people Price cost US$ 1,329 per person.
6 people Price cost US$ 1,202 per person.

Tanzania Safari Luxury Lodge 
2 people Price cost US$ 2,099 per person.
4 people Price cost US$ 1,716 per person.
6 people Price cost US$ 1,589 per person.

Price includes:
Meet and great service, All park fees, Tanzania Lodge safari, Tanzania Budget Camping Safari, Driver guide, Game drives in a 4×4 safari vehicle with pop up roof, 1.5 Bottled drinking water while on safari, Safari cook, Airport pick up, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Price Excludes:
International flight, Visas, Airport tax– but it can be paid direct by client(s), Tips, Sleeping bags – if required it can be hired locally, Other Drinks, Personal travel and Baggage insurance, Telephone bills, Emergency evacuation insurance, Laundry and any items of personal nature, departure transfers.

Additional Remarks about your Tanzania Safaris:

  • We may have to re–route the itinerary or accommodation in similar hotels or lodges in case we don’t availability.
  • Price for domestic fights, airport taxes and park /entry fees can change without prior notice. Our guests should be aware that this will be beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

Passenger travel information:

  • Passenger should bring only soft sided bags on safari while duffle bags and bigger backpacks are suitable for Mount Kilimanjaro climbing as well as for Mount Meru climbing.
  • All passengers must have identification card or international passport with them for internal flights.
  • Luggage for internal flights is strictly limited 15 kilograms per person including hand luggage. Any excess baggage will be changed by the airline company during check–in.
  • All passengers landing in Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.

Please take a Note: Your booking is not yet confirmed but we will check your accommodation availability and it is provisional booked. We will confirm your booking after we hear back from you soon.