8 Days Camping Tanzania Safari Tours

8 Days Tanzania Safari

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5 Star rated safari company in Moshi, Tanzania on TripAdvisor

8 Days – Northern Camping Safari

This tour will take you to visit five sites in the Tanzanian Northern circuit- Arusha National Park, Lake Eyasi where you will meet the bushmen, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park and Lake Manyara National Park. All of these parks host a huge variety of fauna and flora, with this itinerary giving you the opportunity to view the best wildlife and landscapes of Tanzania.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 – Moshi – Tarangire NP +

We will pick up you up from your hotel in Moshi at 8/9am to head to Tarangire National Park, one of the lesser known parks of the northern circuit but with the highest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti! Tarangire is home to over 300 elephants who love to feed on the sweet fruits of the Amarula trees found within the park. You will be provided with a picnic lunchbox on the way and enjoy a full afternoon game drive in the national park. After your fill of wildlife you will depart the park to overnight inside the park.

Day 2 – Tarangire NP – Lake Eyasi +

Early game drive then back for brunch and off you head to Lake Eyasi. That evening you will take a walk at Lake Eyasi then dinner and overnight.

Day 3 – Lake Eyasi – Ngorongoro NP +

Following breakfast at the campsite you will take a walk through the scattered bust to the Bushmen’s home, accompanied by your guide and a local guide that is able to translate the language of the Hadzabe tribe, which the bushmen belong to. The Hadzabe bushmen live in groups divided into approximately 10 families and they are very welcoming to visitors. You will be able to experience their typical bush life including their unique style of hunting for a variety of game meat as well as rodents, insects, roots and leaves. They sleep in caves, without fear of the wild animals that may pass by in the night. After hunting then return and pack then set off to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, dinner and overnight at Simba camp.

Day 4 – Ngorongoro Crater +

Wake up early morning for breakfast at 6am (early start for the best wildlife viewing) and then descend into the Crater floor for a game drive. Here in this wonderful caldera you may see lions, leopard, buffalo, elephant, black rhino, zebra, hippo, wildebeest, hyena and more. Your lunch will be served at the picnic site in the crater- Ngoitoktok swamp- you will be able to eat your lunch alongside the hippos in the pool. Following lunch at 1pm you will ascend the crater to drive to Serengeti game on the route. Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti.

Day 5 – Full day Serengeti +

After a morning game drive head back down South towards the central region of the Serengeti.You will overnight again at a public campsite in the Seronera area. No doubt after a scrumptious dinner and packed day of wildlife you will turn yourselves in early.


Day 6 – Serengeti – Lake Natron +

Wake up early morning for breakfast then set off to Lake Natron game on the way. Dinner and over night at campsite.

Day 7 – Lake Natron +

Following breakfast at the campsite you will go to the waterfalls and you will also be to see the flamingos on Lake Natron. After dinner you will take a nap then wake up around 11pm and your driver will drive you to the start point of Oldonyo-Lengai to start hiking with a local guide to view sunrise early in the morning. Hiking is approximately 6 hours up and down.

Day 8 – Lake Natron-Moshi +

You will be picked up after descending down Oldonyo-Lengai to have breakfast at the campsite then pack and drive back to Moshi through Arusha with lunch box on the way. You will arrive in Moshi at approximately 7.30pm for dinner and overnight at your accommodation.

  • Pick up and drop off from the Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Two night accommodation at Moshi for arrival and departure
  • Camping equipment (tent, mattress, table, chair, sleeping bag) during safari
  • Extended 4 x 4 luxury safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Professional safari English speaking guide (different languages on request)
  • Professional safari cook
  • Three meals a day
  • Binoculair
  • Vehicle supplement fee for all parks
  • All park fees
  • 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
  • Costs of a personal nature
  • Tips to your driver/guide suring safari
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Visa, flight ticket
  • Insurance

General Safari Information

Your safari guide:

Our safari guides are all well experienced in the field and passionate about showing you the amazing wildlife and culture Tanzania has to offer. All are fluent in English, and if you have a special language request just let us know as many will also have an additional language (e.g. French, Spanish, German). They are also well trained in 4×4 driving so will be able to get you anywhere on the varying road qualities we have here! Please feel free to ask your guide any questions you may have about the wildlife, culture or trip along the way.

Your meals and drinks:

All meals will be provided by the lodges you are staying at- if you are leaving on a game drive during the day then a lunch box will be provided. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at most lodges. We will provide mineral water in the car each day.


4×4 Safari Landcruiser with 7 seats. Our safari vehicles have been specifically modified for wildlife viewing, with a pop top roof which will be open during all game drives and sliding windows. We carry at least one pair of binoculars in each vehicle. Please note our regular vehicles do not have air conditioning or refrigerator. If you would like us to arrange one of our upgraded vehicles with these facilities please just ask us to provide a quote.
Although we do everything within our powers to ensure your maximum comfort, the roads in Tanzania can vary greatly in quality from newly tarmacced to completely rough and muddy or dusty (depending on rainy or dry season!). Driving times can be long, even to cover what may seem like relatively short distances. Although we regularly maintain our vehicles (with a check-up in the garage after every safari) they can and do sometimes pop a tyre or breakdown. Our guides are well trained with lots of experience in car mechanics and 98% of the time can fix the issue themselves- and you’ll be off spotting zebras again in less than 20 minutes! Please be patient if your car encounters a mechanical issue.


A great area of confusion and unease for many tourists, tipping is a generally expected and highly appreciated (although not compulsory) part of your safari tour. It is a great way of saying ‘thank you’ to those that have helped you to have a wonderful experience here. Tips should be given at the end of your safari when saying your goodbyes. If you are part of a group safari it is best to try to discuss with everyone beforehand how you wish to do the tipping. To help you feel at ease we have provided a general guide below but please remember that tipping is a way of you showing your gratitude for your safari staff and is up to you! The guidelines given below are for a group amount, not individually.
Guide: 20-25 USD/ day

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