Day 0: Arrival Day
Distance: 30/50 km
You will be met by our safari manager at Kilimanjaro international airport or Arusha airport and transfer to Planet lodge in Arusha. After check in you will have detailed safari briefing before leave you to relax and enjoy the nice atmosphere of Arusha city.
Overnight at Planet Lodge in Arusha. Breakfast include.
Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara
Distance: 120 km
Non game viewing time: 2 to 3 hours
After breakfast at your lodge Back to Africa safaris driver guide and the cook will meet you at the lobby and you will start your driving via Arusha city to Lake Manyara National Parkfor game drive. Manyara park is placed at the most dramatically wildlife area in Tanzania, consisting of huge shallow salt lake (covering almost two-third of the park), lying at the base of the Great Rift Valley’s Western escapement.
Rich and varied habitats in this park attracts a large variety of animal species including big heard of African elephant, the famous Lake Manyara tree-climbing lions and countless numbers of flamingos attracted by plactons in the Lake. Late afternoon drive to our private bushman campsite beside Lake Eyasi.
Overnight at Bushman Campsite in Lake Eyasi. All meals included.
Day 2: Lake Eyasi – Serengeti
Distance: 175 km
Non game viewing time: 3 to 4 hours
On this day of your short Tanzania camping safaris, we take you for an early morning hunting with bushman including short tuition on survival skills. The bushman at Lake Eyasiare divided in small groups of Hadzebe, Tindiga and Datoga live in groups, hunting with bow and arrows, feed on roots and wild fruits just as much as humankind lived in the stone age.
You will then leave for Serengeti National Park across Ngorongoro Conservation Area & drive down to the heart of “wild Africa” Serengeti with its endless rolling plains. You will have your packed lunch at Naabi Hill Gate before starting your en-route game drive while heading to the central park area called Soronera. Sunset game drive while searching for Wildebeest Migration if will be packed in Serengeti.
Overnight at public campsite in Soronera. All meals included.
Day 3: Serengeti – Ngorongoro
Distance: 145 km
Non game viewing time: 2 to 4 hours
The 3rd day of your short Tanzania camping safaris starts with an early morning game drives & spend much time in Serengeti before driving to Ngorongoro with en-route game drive. Morning game drive in Serengeti allows you to see some predators coming back from their long night of hunting or lioness organizing an ambush and other animals waking up ready to start the new day. If the Wildebeest Migration will be in Serengeti you will straight heading to where they are & spend much time with them before starting your en-route game drive toward Ngorongoro highlands. You may visit a Masai village on your way to Ngorongoro (extra cost $30 per car), reach Ngorongoro during or before the sunset.
Overnight at Simba Campsite in the Crater rim. All meal included.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
Distance: 215 km
Non game viewing time: 2 to 4 hrs
Have early breakfast before ascending 600 meters into the Crater floor for great game viewing. The world nature wonder Ngorongoro Crater is supported by yearly around water supply and fodder which supports variety of animals like Elephant, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Eland, Warthog, Hippos.
The picturesque Crater has a good number of predators including lion, the ever elusive creature Leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackals. After, drive back to Arusha for overnight or drop off at the airport (Accommodation on this day can be included upon request with extra cost).
Our short Tanzania camping safaris can be customized to longer days & can include other parks, just give us your preference.