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Tanzania Express Camping Adventure

  • 7 Day(s)
  • Trip Code : GADTAA

Love camping? Love exotic wildlife? Then our 7-day camping excursion through Tanzania is for you. Get on board game drives with like-minded adventurers and prepare yourself for animal-spotting in two of Africa's stunning national parks, as well as a cultural village tour to give you a well-rounded look at this great region. If you're hungry for more, this trip has easy access to Kilimanjaro hikes before and afterward - but you may be perfectly content sicking around the campfire enjoying laughs with new friends. Love camping? Love exotic wildlife? Then our 7-day camping excursion through Tanzania is for you. Get on board game drives with like-minded adventurers and prepare yourself for animal-spotting in two of Africa's stunning national parks, as well as a cultural village tour to give you a well-rounded look at this great region. If you're hungry for more, this trip has easy access to Kilimanjaro hikes before and afterward - but you may be perfectly content sicking around the campfire enjoying laughs with new friends.

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Day 1 Arusha (1D)

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Day 2 Mto wa Mbu (1B,1L,1D)

Visit a Masai village to learn about the Masai people and the Planeterra-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local women engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities. Continue on to Mto wa Mbu village to enjoy a local

Visit a Masai village to learn about the Masai people and the Planeterra-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local women engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities. Continue on to Mto wa Mbu village to enjoy a local lunch and cultural experience with the city's villagers. Opt for a cycling tour around the village before continuing on to the night's camp.

Day 3-4 Serengeti (2B,2L,2D)

Enjoy a game drive from the overland truck en route to the central Serengeti. Set up camp at a basic bush camp and enjoy the starry African skies before the next day's full-day game drive. Opt for a morning hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.

Enjoy a game drive from the overland truck en route to the central Serengeti. Set up camp at a basic bush camp and enjoy the starry African skies before the next day's full-day game drive. Opt for a morning hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti. As we drive through the Serengeti National Park you will begin to experience the sheer vastness of this territory, and marvel at the multitude of animal and bird life while cruising through this acacia-spotted savannah. The next day, we continue your search for the Big Five - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino - while taking in the vastness of the Serengeti plains with a game drives through out the day. There is no bad time to visit the Serengeti as every season has its own special highlight - even the rainy season has the daily thunder and lightening to look forward to. Changing seasons and light patterns form the most beautiful backdrop to view Africa's majestic and incredible wildlife. It has more than 1.6 million herbivores and thousands of predators. Blue wildebeests, gazelles, zebras and buffaloes are the animals most commonly found in the region.

Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater (1B,1L,1D)

Game drive on the way out of the Serengeti, then enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Camp on the crater's rim.

Game drive on the way out of the Serengeti, then switch over to 4x4 safari vehicles to enter the conservation area. Camp on the crater's rim. Before leaving the Serengeti, enjoy one last morning game drive to see the animal kingdom come to life in this incredible expanse of grassland savannah. You will return and break camp, and journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for Africa's best game viewing. The views from the Ngorongoro Crater rim are stunning, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. You will arrive at your campsite at the crater rim in the late afternoon. The 8,300 km² Ngorongoro Conservation Area is named after its central feature, the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest intact volcanic caldera, and arguably its most spectacular natural arena. Ngorongoro Crater has often been described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its inherent geological significance, but also because it serves a quite extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa's most dense population of large mammals. The Ngorongoro was part of the original Serengeti National Park proclaimed in 1951, but it was made a separate conservation area in 1956 so that the Masai could graze their cattle there. The Ngorongoro Crater became a World Heritage Site in 1978. Land in the conservation area is unique to Tanzania as it provides protection for the wildlife whilst allowing human habitation. The landscape is made up of a blend of volcanoes, grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests, where the wildlife is extensive. The southern and eastern boundaries are approximately defined by the rim of the Great Rift Valley, which also prevents animal migration in these directions. The annual ungulate migration passes through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with wildebeest and zebra moving south into the area in December and moving north in June. The area has healthy resident populations of most species of wildlife.

Day 6 Arusha (1B,1L,1D)

Switch over to 4x4 safari vehicles for a game drive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, then return to Arusha for a final evening with the group.

Game drive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, then return to Arusha for a final evening with the group. After breakfast, we embark on a half-day crater tour. The rich pasture and permanent water of the crater floor supports a resident population of more than 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals. They are not confined by the crater walls, and can leave freely; they stay because conditions are favourable. Since most of the crater floor is grassland, grazing animals predominate: zebra, gazelles, buffalo, eland, and warthogs. The swamp and forest provide additional resources for hippos, some of Tanzania's last remaining black rhinos, giant-tusked elephants, waterbucks, reedbucks and bushbucks, baboons and vervet monkeys. All these animals in turn support large predators such as lion and leopard, and scavengers such as hyena and jackals.

Day 7 Arusha (1B)

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  • Tanzania

Is this for me?

  • Trip Style: Small Group Adventures, 18-35s
  • Comfort Level: Camping
  • Physical Demands: There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

What's included?

  • Entrance fees and game drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Visit to Planteterra-supported Clean Cookstove project. Cultural experience and lunch in a local community. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Max 22, avg 18
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners.
  • Allow USD40-60 for meals and drinks not included.
  • Overland truck, 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Participation camping (6 nts).

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