Looking for Budget Camping Safaris in Tanzania

Shared Tanzania Budget Safari, There is no better way than a budget camping Safari in Tanzania to really experience the African Safari , where you get close to nature.

Shared Tanzania Budget Safari takes you around the most excellent places in Tanzania such as Lake Manyara which is well-known for its tree climbing lions, The Ngorongoro Crater which is recognized also as the Garden of Eden, Serengeti National Park which will provide you the chance to experience the BIG 5. Tanzania Budget Safari is a lovely experience because visitors are participating in a real African adventure, but still have all the services of safari drivers, guides, and a chef to make sure of all their needs.

Want to experience the Wild Life in a real way? Tanzania Budget Camping Safari is the most budget friendly compared to Tanzania Luxury Safari. Many visitors choose to stay in tents in order to be close to nature. So experience the magic of Safari Tanzania without breaking your budget. AFRICA JOY TOURS is here to offer the best itineraries or get in touch to arrange a custom safari to suit your budget.


Our unique Shared Tanzania Budget Safari  Itineraries- Serengeti park, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara and Tarangire Park, is designed to meet our customers budget exploring Tanzania park on camping style and get close to the nature. Our travel expert will work on your budget and advice the best public camp site as to avoid the crowd and make sure you have the unforgettable experience Tanzania Wildlife Safaris. All our camping gears like sleeping tents, mattress 3inch, back chairs and tables are quality a and will give you the comfortable stay during your Tanzania Budget Safari. Our pricing range from $ 190-200 per person a day. Tanzania budget camping safari can be mixed with lodges or tented camps and will give you the best experience travelling in Tanzania.

  • Tanzania northern circuit game parks:
  • Ngorongoro, Serengeti, super famous and visited areas, Manyara and Tangarire. The most popular and visited parks of Tanzania. They are in Arusha area, but it will take a while to drive to the gates, around 2  hours.

Cost of a budget camping safari in Tanzania

Budget camping safaris in Tanzania cost about $170 to $250 per person, per day. We run this type of Tanzania budget camping safaris with a maximum of 6 guests per vehicle on scheduled or private tours. An experienced licensed safari guide and cook experienced in bush cooking will accompany the guests in the same vehicle, and we use public or private campsites, wherever possible.

Adventure camping: When Is The Best Time?

Best time to go on a camping safari in Tanzania is June to October, it is the dry season the sky is mostly clear, the wind gentle and there is no rain. Camping will be comfortable and most enjoyable as you become closer to nature, get the outdoor fire under stars, and save money during your vacation.

We would not recommend a budget camping safari during the prolonged rainy season, that’s from April to May. Campsites can flood during the rainy season thus compromising your level of comfort. For some people, getting soaked is a deal-breaker. It’s not only unpleasant; it can be a safety issue.

During this period, we strongly recommend lodge safaris as a good alternative, most of the lodges offer amazingly great discounts on their prices hence you will benefit from low season rates.

Camping in the wild: How Safe Is It?

Most camps are located at designated campsites in the wild; there is an almost complete absence of fences. Wildlife remains unfettered, freely able to move around the campsite, so don’t be fooled, along with the joys there are dangers.

So is a Shared Tanzania Budget Safari safe? Absolutely, yes! Nothing in life is perfectly safe, but safari companies in Tanzania and your guide, in particular, have a vested interest in both making you happy and keeping you safe and sound. And you will enjoy it – it could be the trip of a lifetime. Just follow the rules. That’s all.

What to pack for your safari in Tanzania

What to pack for a Tanzania safari should be among the key aspects to consider when planning for a budget camping safari to Tanzania; this should evidently be done as weather patterns differ from month to month.

Clothing – During the summer, temperatures can reach up into the high 30s so it is advisable to pack light, loose cotton that is breathable as opposed to dark coloured items, or synthetics which can make you much more uncomfortable in the African heat.

  • Long-sleeved items are recommended if you are more sensitive to the sun, or even if you aren’t; to have a safari ruined because of sunburn would be very sad.
  • Don’t forget a warm jacket either, you’d be surprised by how cold it can get in the early mornings and nights before the sun heats everything up.

Other important items for your Tanzania camping safari checklist: cap/hat, sunglasses, suntan lotion or cream, backpack, camera, headlamp or flash torch, personal toiletries, insect repellent, Sleeping Bag (we recommend guests bringing their own sleeping bags, however, if you don’t have, we can provide)

What to expect on a budget Camping safari in Tanzania

Camping safaris in Tanzania can be designed around a range of safari itineraries that can suit the needs of different travellers. The customer is free to either select the kind of safari from our sample safari itineraries or to provide details for their custom-designed safari to fit their particular preference. A reasonable Tanzania budget camping safari can range from 2 days, 3 days up to 15 days or more according to customer needs.

Through our Tanzania budget camping safaris, we avail to you the unique opportunity to experience authentic adventures in the African bush, bringing you as close as possible to nature. It is an experience you will always remember.

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After spending the day on amazing game drives, you will return to camp in the evenings around an open campfire where other adventures may begin. The spirit of adventure is awakened as you sit around the crackling campfire whilst listening to the noises of nature on a silent night.

Transport: On a privately guided budget camping safari you will travel as one unit with your professional driver/guide and cook in a private safari vehicle with all your camping equipment. Guests could be asked to assist the guide or staff with occasional camp chores such as packing up camp, etc.

Accommodation: We make use of modern, spacious 3-person dome tents with sewn-in groundsheet, allowing two per tent. All tents are complete with Mosquito-screened windows and doors. Also, we provide 2-inch thick sleeping mattresses. We use carefully selected campsites that maximise your game viewing experience.

Meals: All meals are prepared for you over an open fire, whetting your appetite with tantalizing aromas as we cook and offering hearty and healthy bush cuisine. Meals can either be taken at a set dining table or enjoyed in a relaxed manner around the campfire; we maintain high levels of cleanliness and hygiene to make our camping safaris as enjoyable as possible. Evenings are spent relaxing and stargazing.

Ablutions: All campsites have shared ablutions facilities with washrooms, toilets and running water (unless otherwise specified in the detailed itinerary).

Vehicles: 4 X safari vehicle with shade roof, game viewing seats & long-range fuel tanks are used during a safari. Luggage space is restricted to approx. 15 kg per person if more than 4 people traveling in 1 safari car.

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

In the morning you’ll be picked up from your hotel and you’ll travel to the Tarangire parkland. This park with its huge baobab trees, the perennial Tarangire River and seasonal swamps is home to the biggest elephant herds in northern African nation. Animals gather at the watercourse and you must be ready to see elephants, giraffes, bushbucks, hartebeests, dik-dik, waterbucks, warthogs and reedbucks all year spherical. More over the park is additionally home to buffaloes, zebras, and wildebeests that are perpetually closely followed by a variety of predators like lions. Leopards’ ar seen each once during a where however cheetahs are seldom noticed. From the open roof of the vehicle you’ll be ready to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. When an in depth game drive, you will leave the park in the late afternoon and drive to your accommodation at the campsite / lodge, where you will spend the night.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, Accommodation:  camping   

Day 2: Safari – Serengeti National Park

After breakfast you’ll leave Mto Mbu and drive through the cooler highland region towards the Serengeti Park. world renowned Serengeti National Park, with its various landscape starting from grass plains and dry savannah to marshy woodlands, , is the stamping ground of many carnivorous predators and their prey. The park is home to the most important animal migration within the world and counting on the season you’ll be able to witness this spectacular event unfold. The herds of gnu and zebras journey within the short time of year of November and December from the hills in the north to the southern plains before returning to the north during the longer rainy season of April to June. The situation of the migrating herds depends on the yearly downfall; however your guide can understand wherever the simplest vantage points for life viewing area unit. The nights are spent at a site within the central Serengeti.

Meals: Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

Accommodation: Serengeti Campsite

Day 3: Serengeti Plains – The best for big five

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement).  Floating mutely on top of the awaikening bush, whereas recognizing wildlife and enjoying the superb scenery of Africa, across rivers and over various tiny villages. We do an after breakfast game viewing drive on the Sogore river Circuit, that loops into the plains south of the Seronera river, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings.  The traveler Centre getting ready to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites is well price a visit once the morning’s game drives. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje.  We’ll fancy a relaxed picnic lunch at the center within the shade of the enormous tree trees. In the afternoon we’ll follow the Kopjes Circuit, which fits anti-clockwise round the Maasai Kopjes that typically attract variety of lion and a few formidably massive cobras. Kopjes area unit weather-beaten granite outcrops, scattered round the plains, most of that area unit miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinkable in pools left within the rock once the rains. This makes the kopjes significantly smart for recognizing life within the dry seasons – as well as lions, that prefer to consist watch for animals returning to drink!

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti campsite full board included

 Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

After an early breakfast you will start your descent on a narrow and steep road to the crater floor.  The crater is colonized by a spectacular array of life, which incorporates zebras, hippos, hyenas, wildebeests, warthogs and also the notable “Big Five” – buffalo, rhino, lion, elephant and leopard. Once intensive game viewing and a lunch at a picnic spot, you’ll leave the crater and travel back to Arusha, wherever you’ll arrive within the late afternoon.

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Our prices for safari include:

  • All accommodation in public campsite according to the itinerary
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • A safari briefing,
  • Guaranteed window seat in safari vehicles/Jeep driven by experienced driver guides
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • All sightseeing and game viewing
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • 1.5 litre of mineral water per person per day during game drives
  • All mentioned activities as per itinerary
  • All government taxes
  • Medical evacuation

Our price for Camping safari excludes:

  • Domestic and International Flights
  • Tanzania Visa Entry Fees
  • Tips and Gratuities for the driver guide and cook
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, beverages, alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Accommodation before and after the safari
  • Optional visit to Oldupai Gorge and a Maasai village
  • Lunches, dinners, drinks at your hotel in Arusha
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation in town
  • Transfers to and from your hotel in Arusha or Airport
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