6 Days Tanzania Northern Parks Budget Camping Safari

Private tour | Budget | Camping

This safari is a beautiful mix of the best northern parks. Drive to the best and most popular destinations for tours and game drives in the world! You’ll be seeing wildlife and taking tons of photos while on the way to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Parks.

6 Days/5 Nights

Destinations visited: Arusha(Start), Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire Manyara National Park, Arusha(End)

You will get to see the most important high lights: Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. It’s an adventurous camping safari at a very affordable price! You will have a chance to see all kinds of animals such as giraffes, zebras, elephants, leopards and lions. And if you are lucky even a rhino! Our guides will take you off the beaten track and give you the best possible safari experience.

Day-by-Day Summary:
  • Day 1 : Arusha  – Lake Manyara National Park
  • Day 2 – 3 : Serengeti National Park
  • Day 4- 5 :  Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 6 : Tarangire National Park – Arusha
Tour Highlights:
  • Enjoy the authentic interaction as you visit Masai village at Ngorongoro highlands
  • Experience beautiful landscapes & clear African skies as you drive around
  • Experience the greatest animal assembly on earth “The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration” ((Depending ontime of travel)
  • Spot the African big cats & the big 5 which include lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino & Giant African elephant.
  • Great Rift Valley in East Africa (great scenery and Rift Valley Lake)
  • The Ngorongoro Crater (the largest unbroken caldera in the world)
  • Birds of East Africa (including migratory birds)

Get in touch with our safari experts for free advise on how we can customize your next 6 Days Tanzania Northern Parks Budget Camping Safari.

Tanzania’s landscapes range from sun-beaten savannahs and leafy forests to white-sand beaches and tropical islands. Its accommodation reflects this diversity and the result is a wide choice of tented safari camps, sleek eco-lodges and honeymoon retreats. Several are family-friendly, some great for solo travelers, and others have been designed for larger groups and private safaris. All sorts of special requests can be catered for – dietary requirements, babysitters or specialist guides for example – and you can expect high standards of service and professionalism at all our recommended accommodations.

The Accommodations;
  • Migombani Campsite
  • Nyani Campsite
  • Ngorongoro Simba Campsite
  • Africa Safari Lake Manyara
  • Africa Safari South Serengeti
  • Tulia Hotel & Spa
  • Seronera / or Lobo Campsite
  • Jambo Campsite
  • Mvuli Hotel
Full Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 0: Arrival

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport JRO/Arusha airport meet our representative & drive to your hotel in Arusha. Late our safari manager will come for detailed safari briefing & then leave you to enjoy lodge facilities before diner & overnight.

  •  Dinner & breakfast included
  • Overnight at the Mvuli hotel in Arusha
Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

After your safari briefing, leave the hotel in Arusha town and drive on a tarmac road 130km to Lake Manyara National Park. The lake occupies a large portion of the park. The forest starts just when you cross the park gate along the base of the Great Rift Valley and the hot springs are located to the west of the park. The park is home to the famous tree-climbing lions as well as buffalo, giraffes, hippos, baboons, flamingos, ostriches, geese and so many more. After your picnic lunch, take off for an afternoon game drive. In the late afternoon, drive to camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

  • All meals included – Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight at a Migombani campsite close to Lake Manyara
Day 2: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, head towards the Serengeti National Park by way of the beautiful high-lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, you’ll descend into the heart of wild Africa; into the Serengeti National Park with its endless plains rolling in the distance as far as the eye can see. Head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. The Seronera River provides a valuable water source to this area of the park and attracts wildlife well represented by most of the Serengeti’s species. Arrive in time to enjoy lunch and then head out for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and your overnight stay are at the Seronera Campsite.

  • All meals included – Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite Central Serengeti
Day 3: Full day at Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, enjoy an early morning game drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River. This is a good location for spotting lions, gazelles, topis, ostriches and cheetahs. The Visitor Center, close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after this morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop where you can purchase information leaflets and maps of the area. In the afternoon, follow the kopjes circuit going counterclockwise around the Maasai kopjes. On this tour, you will have the chance to view more lions and some formidably large cobra. Dinner and your overnight stay are in the Seronera Camp.

  • All meals included – Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite Central Serengeti
Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

Early start, if you wish 06:30 am with packed breakfast box then back to your campsite for early hot lunch before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with en-route game drive. Arrive at Simba Campsite for sunset watch, camping orientation, dinner & overnight.

  • All meals included – Breakfast lunch, dinner
  • Overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite located at the Crater rim
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Your day will start at 7:00 am with a game drive inside the Ngorongoro Crater. Due to the high crater walls (2000ft), very few animals migrate in and out of the area. You can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, a variety of birds and many other animal species. Your driver-guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skills in locating hidden animals. After a picnic lunch and further exploration in the Ngorongoro Crater, we will drive to the Lilac Campsite for dinner and your overnight stay.

  • All meals included – Breakfast lunch, dinner
  • Overnight at Lilac Campsite
Day 6: Tarangire National Park – Arusha

Breakfast at the Campsite then go for game drives at the Tarangire National Park, the third largest park in Tanzania.

The driving is along The Great Northern Highway across Masai steppe & many village all the way to Tarangire National Park.

Tarangire is famous for its huge Baobab trees & large elephant population, you may expect to spot heads of wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, hippos, baboons, many antelopes & the giant African elephant. For bird watchers this is the paradise over 400 species of bird have been recorded here which includes the rare species of Ash Staling, Great Kudu & fringed Eared Oryx are among rare species found in Tarangire.

Predators like lion, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals & the ever-elusive leopard are also inhabit this park. Tarangire Park forms the central annual migratory cycle within Tarangire Lake Manyara ecosystem which include up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest and about 30,000 zebra.

Late afternoon drive out and back to Arusha City for overnight or drop off at Kilimanjaro international airport JRO for your late flight back home. (Accommodation on this day can be included upon request at extra cost.)

The Price includes 

  • All airport pick up and transfers in private car
  • 6 days private safari
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1,5 litres of  mineral water per person / day during game drives
  • 1 day Half-board lodge/hotel in Arusha
  • 5 days Full Board at public campsites as per itinerary
  • Services of a professional safari cook
  • 3 meals a day prepared by the safari chef
  • Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

The Price does not include

  • International Flights
  • Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide and safari chef (please tip separately)
  • Travel insurance if needed
  • Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
  • Drinks and beverages at the campsites
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (549 USD per person), including concession fees

Dates and Rates per person (in USD)

Start dates Single 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7+ people
Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2023 n/a Get Quote
Jan 1, 2024 – June 31, 2024 n/a Get Quote

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
  • Prices are per person based on double or single occupancy (unless otherwise noted) and do not include international airfare to/from your destination or internal flights during the expedition.
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