3 Days safari Tarangire, Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro crater

Camping Tanzania Safari

Join this basic camping safari with 3 enjoyable day trips given in this itinerary which will expose you to the Northern Circuit national parks which are considered to be the most famous among others.The coverage will therefore be Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. A wide variety of wild animals, birds, flora, and fauna are found in these national parks to make your trip amazing and unforgettable in your life history.


  • Game drives in Tarangire & Lake Manyara
  • 6 hours of game viewing in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Services of an English / French-speaking driver guide
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Arusha
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Lake Manyara National Park

This Short 3 days camping safari to Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire & Lake Manyara is the most affordable private Tanzania safari which include nice mid-range lodge however, the package can still be customized to meet your budget and ideas.

The tour starts & ends in Arusha the Tanzania’s tourism capital, we will meet you at your lodge/hotel in Arusha for short safari briefing a day before or in the morning before departing for Tarangire National Park. Please let us know if you will need transfers & accommodation in Arusha before & after safari to be included in your package price.

Highlights – 3 Days camping  Safari

Enjoy authentic interactions with the Masai

Spot the African big  5 & the big cats

See variety of animal species than you have ever thought possible

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Great Rift Valley & The Norongoro Crater

Trip style

Comfort & private – You will have a private safari Land Cruiser with photographic roof thatch, window seat guaranteed for everybody. A professional & experienced safari driver guide who will take you to the areas which will leave you breathless with wonder & excitement. Accommodation is a nice mid-range lodge. High category accommodation is available on request. Karibu Sana!

Destination: Northern Tanzania (Arusha)

Location: Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara

Best time to visit: Yearly around

Physicality: relaxed


Your safari holiday will take place in several destinations in Tanzania, including Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. During your safari, you will be staying at Twiga Lodge and Campsite which is located at Mto wa Mbu, 1.5 hours’ drive from Arusha Town. Its extensive facilities and beautiful setting has made Twiga a very popular stopover along the route to many Northern Circuit tourist attractions.


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

A Typical Day on a camping safari

A camping safari brings you right next to the heartbeat of the wilderness. The Camping set-up begins with an opaque mist hiding from advancing dawn. The first shafts of beautiful sun colour make their way through the majestic acacia landing on the roof of the tents.


Good Morning, begin your day by taking a short walk within the vicinity of the campsite like a lion surveying its kingdom. On returning to your tent, you are welcomed by the presence of canvas basins filled with hot water for washing your face. Breakfast is served in the open, enjoying the beaming rays of the fresh morning sun. Out you go for a morning game drive where your eyes are treated to a feast of a rich tapestry of habitats teeming with wildlife and birds.

By midday, after a morning game drive on your safari in Tanzania’s wilderness, return to your campsite for another hearty meal below the verdant growth of the tall shady trees. A siesta is as welcoming as a gaze over the seemingly endless plains sprawling for miles on end. The afternoon game drive is followed by a return to the campsite. Bites with rich Tanzanian coffee are provided, then you gear up to welcome the sunset; with the sun going through an array of colours, forming captivating kaleidoscope scenery as it vividly disappears behind the horizon.

Good evening, it’s time for a hot shower! Not a luxurious amount of water is provided, but that is enough to give you a fresh feeling after a dusty game drive. Sum up the day by welcoming the magic of the evening, relax by the fire, have an evening sun-downer, enjoy a delicious dinner, share experiences of how your day has been with other guests or you could just go for an early night.

What to pack for your Tanzania camping safari

  • Sleeping bags (only for budget camping safaris)
  • Cameras
  • Personal spending money
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Set of cool wear clothes and other for hot days
  • Insect repellent
  • Swimsuits (for luxury camping safaris)
  • Sunscreen and smile

What is included in a camping safari price? (Budget camping)

  • Transfers, Camping equipment, Game parks entry tees, Campsite fee including use of a two-person tent, 4×4 safari vehicle, Driver guide and cook allowances, Three meals a day and bottled drinking of water.

What is not included in a camping safari price? (Budget camping)

  • All terms of a personal nature e.g. Visa, alcohol flights, tips, etc.

Conclusion on our Tanzania camping safaris

Following the cascade of demands from our customers, Africa Joy Tours  took the decision to launch camping safaris to Tanzania national parks in our safari programs. Our traditional customers were convinced that the same service we provide on lodge safaris could be extended on camping safaris as well.

They were right in the sense that the feedback from clients is encouraging. We reiterate our firm commitment to keep on promoting camping safaris in Tanzania by keeping nothing between the client and our prices. This commitment to conducting memorable Tanzania wildlife safaris is the only way for our customers to find the true essence of Tanzania.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – Arusha – Lake Manyara

Our safari guide will meet with you at hotel after breakfast , he will brief you about your safari to lake manyara national park and after that you will leave your hotel / Arusha town while you have all information about the safari and Arusha town , You arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch we head into the Lake Manyara National Park. the park is bellyful with lush vegetation and tropical forest of giant figs , took its name from masai word for euphoria tragically .The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.  Dinner and overnight at campsite Full board included

Day 2 – Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast we have a tendency to descend 600m into this glorious crater for a morning, half-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one in all the foremost densely crowded African life areas within the world and is home to an estimated 30000 animals as well as a number of Tanzania’s last remaining black Rhino. Supported by a year spherical water system and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a huge sort of animals that embrace herds of gnu, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and big African elephants. Another massive draw card to the current picturesque park is its dense population of predators that embrace lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and therefore the ever-elusive leopard that typically needs a trained eye to identify. We’ll fancy a picnic lunch within the crater, once that we have a tendency to travel to the Tarangire National park. . Dinner and overnight at Campsite Full board included

Day 3 – Tarangire National Park – Arusha

After breakfast can we head into the Tarangire National Park for a morning game drive. The park runs on the road of the Tarangire watercourse and is especially created from low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation primarily consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with vast swamp areas within the south. Each the watercourse and also the swamps act sort of a magnet for wild animals, throughout Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National park is acknowledged to contain a number of the biggest elephant herds in continent. This African parkland is additionally home to 3 rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. We have a tendency to come back to the lodge for lunch once that we are going to depart for Arusha city and that we will finish our African expedition journey .The group should tip the tour guide around $20 a day for all our safaris. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari packages services.

The safari and tour prices below include

  • 3 day game safari to Tanzania’s northern circuit as per sample itinerary
  • Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration of the three day safari
  • Private 4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch, air-conditioning, refrigerator and USB charging port
  • Professional safari and tour guide / driver
  • Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro crater / Tarangire national park fees
  • All meals on the safari
  • All game viewing activities specified

The safari and tour prices below exclude

  • Drinks and mineral water at lodges and in the vehicle
  • Laundry
  • Items of personal nature
  • International and local airfares
  • Airport taxes
  • Entry visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional Wi-Fi in the vehicle – T & C’s apply
  • Any airport transfers & hotel accommodation before / after the safari
  • Tips and gratuities
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