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Tanzania Tented Safari

This safari designed for the traveler seeking to maximize the more rustic tented safari experience. Your tented camp is set up by the staff and consists of Ngong type tents for two persons with foam mattress cots. Toilets and showers are shared in the camp. You certainly will not go hungry as delicious three-course meals, are cooked in the open air, and served in a spacious dining tent. You safari in six-seater 4WD Land Cruiser/Land Rover with three roof hatches for game viewing. Your first night on tour is spent at Willy's Guest Cottage, enjoying comfortable accommodation and native hospitality. Your safari begins the following day as you set off for Tarangire National Park, which supports a great diversity of wildlife, including giraffe, buffalo, lesser kudu, eland, oryx, zebra and the predators. Unusually large herds of elephant inhabit this sanctuary, while majestic baobab trees dwarf the animals that feed beneath them. For a fascinating cultural experience we encourage you to participate in the tribe visits and walks. You overnight at a private campsite. Continue your drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Mto wa Mbu. After climbing the escarpment you will reach Karatu where you'll take a rough road to Lake Eyasi, another soda lake in the Rift Valley. You will spend these days exploring this dry and rugged landscape on foot, which is still inhabited by a small group of Bushmen. The birdlife is also prolific, with flamingoes, pelicans, hornbills and an abundance of forest species prevalent in the area. From Lake Eyasi you'll proceed overland to the Ngorongoro Crater. Spend a full day exploring the Crater floor on a game drive, viewing the impressive variety of wildlife. Volcanos, mountains, plains, lakes, forests and archeological sites form this magnificent landscape. Empakaai Crater, an impressive caldera lying at the northern end of the Crater highlands, is particularly well suited to hiking, offering many ancient animal trails to follow. Your journey continues to the Serengeti National Park, stopping en route at Olduvai Gorge, the famous archeological site where the Leakeys discovered remains of Australopithecus, Homo Habilis and Homo Erectus. These seemingly unending plains contain huge numbers of wildebeest and zebra during the months of the migration. Your private camp is set in a wilderness area, depending on the season and movement of the animals. It’s a full day journey back to Arusha but the memories of this genuine camping safari will remain forever.

Trip Details

Price Per Person: $4195 per person, double occupancy; Based on a minimum of two travelers.
Estimated price of this tour is valid until December 31, 2008.
Single Supplement: $350
Activities: Cultural, Game Drives, Walking Safaris, Village Visits, Mobile Tented Camping
Nights: 10
Departure Dates: January 1, 15; February 5, 19; March 4, 18; May 6, 20; June 3, 17; July 3, 17; August 8, 22; September 2, 16; October 7, 21; November 4, 18; December 2, 16
Tour Type: Small Group - Scheduled Departures
Travel Style: Camping
Group Size: Minimum 2 - Maximum 10

Additional Trip Photos

Tented Camp
Tented Camp

Travelers Impressions

Daniella D. and Neils P.
Tanzania - May 2005