Tanzania Budget Camping Safari

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Tanzania Budget Camping Safari are the best for the bold on a fundamental level and those craving to feel near nature/love outside. Camping Safari is a one of a kind method to get a charge out of the African safari in Tanzania. It isn’t just moderate yet it is an incredible experience to take in Africa. Envision yourself under solicit under the African clear sky with Stars sparkling above you, or lounging around an open air fire amidst no place in an open campground at the focal point of Serengeti National Park’s interminable Savannah fields.

Budget Safaris are customized to suit your holiday preferences and budget. We cater for individuals, little and huge gatherings. Kilisa Tours and Safaris agendas mirror a low price which is exclusively gone for the budget conscious traveller:

Things to consider before rent a car in Tanzania

There are two airports near Arusha, Kilimanjaro (JRO) and Arusha (ARK). Kilimanjaro is an international airport, and Arusha is a domestic airport. You can often find cheaper flights to JRO, so that should be your first choice. We will pick you up at any time, day or night, so please choose the flight that suits you best.

Information about travel vaccines and health advice for Tanzania can be found on your country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, and on the World Health Organization’s website. We recommend you visit a doctor who specialises in tropical diseases before your trip, to get any vaccines or medicines you may need.

Yes, to travel in Tanzania you will need an Ordinary visa . Most countries can easily obtain the visa on arrival at the airport. It costs $US50 ($US100 for American citizens), is valid for three months and can be renewed once. If you plan to stay longer than six months you need to apply for a Resident Permit.

We recommend you have health insurance for your trip to Tanzania. Health care is not expensive here, but in case of an emergency your insurance can arrange for you to return to your home country for better treatment.

Fluctuation in the exchange rate is common but currently it is: 
1 Euro = 2.700 Tsh
1 GBP = 3.000 Tsh
1 Dollar = 2.300 Tsh

English and Swahili are both official languages in Tanzania, although English is not widely spoken. At your project we will make sure that there is at least one person who speaks English. Also we offer Swahili lessons for a small fee to make your everyday life easier.

Most safaris to the Serengeti start from the town of Arusha. The best option to get there is to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) which is situated about 46km/29mi from Arusha. It is also possible to fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), just outside of Dar es Salaam, and fly on to Arusha Airport (ARK) or Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

There are regular flights from Arusha to several airstrips inside the park.

It’s also possible to drive; the trip is about 325km/202mi and will take about eight hours. It is a bumpy ride but it’s scenic and you’ll see some wildlife on the way.

As the trip takes you through the Ngorongoro Conservation area, a popular option is to fly one way, and drive the other way taking in an overnight stop to visit the Ngorongoro Crater. Coming from the crater, the distance to the Seronera area in the Serengeti is about 140km/90mi, and the driving time is about three hours.

The per person park fee currently is US$ 70.80 per adult per day (valid up to 30 June 2021). High season park fees (US$ 82.60 per adult per day) apply between 1 July 2021 and 14 March 2022, and between 16 May 2022 and 30 June 2022. The park fee for children (aged between 5 and 15 years old) is US$ 23.60 per day, regardless of the season. Children below the age of 5 may enter the Serengeti free of charge. All main entry gates accepts credit cards.

Most Serengeti safaris start from Arusha Airport (ARK). A flight from Arusha to one of the main Serengeti airstrips takes between 1 hour and 10 minutes and 2 hours and 40 minutes, depending on the airstrip location. Bear in mind that departure times and routings may vary depending on traveller requirements and local weather conditions. As these flights service multiple lodges and airstrips it is possible that multiple stops are made en route to your destination (with a maximum of three landings). When starting from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) one should add approximately 30 minutes to the above mentioned flight times. Read all about flights to Serengeti.

The Serengeti is best known for the wildebeest migration (also known as the Great Migration): the world’s biggest mammal migration on land. An estimated number of 1.5 million wildbeest, 300,000 gazelles and 200,000 zebra trek through the Serengeti – Mara ecosystem in search of greener pastures. This massive herd of ungulates supports vast numbers of large predators, including lion, leopard, and cheetah. It truly is a race for life, in its most untamed, rough and beautiful form. This is exactly the reason why so many wildlife documentaries and nature movies have been recorded here.

The Serengeti offers outstanding wildlife viewing all year round. However, most travellers prefer to include the chance to witness the Great Migration. Winter is the best time to see the herd in Southern Serengeti, while the Western Corridor and Northern Serengeti are the best places to spend the summer and autumn months. However, the park becomes rather busy in peak periods and accommodation prices come at a premium. Most Serengeti lodges offer substantially lower rates (often referred to as ‘green season’ rates) in April and May. Moreover, outside peak periods the Serengeti is far less crowded, whilst wildlife viewing options are still superb. So… the best time to travel really depends on your personal preferences. That being said: most travellers (and so many people can’t be wrong) pick the dry season (late June – October) for a Serengeti safari. This is the time that the Great Migration is at its absolute prime and your chances of witnessing a river crossing are at their best. Read all about when to travel to the Serengeti.

The Serengeti is a vast ecosystem with many seasonal differences in terms of weather and climate. Serengeti National Park experiences a generally cool and and dry season from May to August; a dry and warmer season in September and October; and a wetter and hot season from November to April. Average day time temperatures between May and August range from 15 °C / 59°F to 27°C / 81°F; day time temperatures in September and October range from 15 °C / 59°F to 82°C / 77°F; and day time temperatures between November and April range from 16 °C / 61°F to 29°C / 84°F. Read all about weather and climate in Serengeti.

In wildnerness areas, such as the Serengeti, specific animal sightings can never be guaranteed as wildlife roams freely in a massive area. Consequently, we are unable to tell you in advance whether you will be seeing leopards, cheetahs, lions, or other wildlife species. However, as you are well aware, Serengeti National Park is world-renowned for its incredible wildlife numbers, big cats, and the biggest wildlife event in the world: the Great Migration. Serengeti National Park boasts all Big Five species (elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard) and your chances of seeing these species are good. The Serengeti ecosystem is home to more species and individuals than any other wildlife area in Africa.

Most people will visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area as part of a bigger package, including a visit to the Serengeti. Conveniently, the conservation area lies en route and is only a three-hour drive on tarred road from the town of Arusha, the starting point of all safaris in northern Tanzania.

Coming from the Seronera area in the Serengeti, the distance to the crater is about 140km/90mi and the driving time is about three hours. This can obviously take much longer allowing for wildlife viewing along the way. The 80km/50mi drive from Lake Manyara to the Ngorongoro Crater takes about two hours, and the 180km/110mi drive from Tarangire takes about four hours.

The best option to get to Arusha is to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), which is situated about 46km/29mi from Arusha. It is also possible to fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), near Dar es Salaam and fly on to Arusha Airport (ARK) or Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

The per person park fee currently is US$ 70.80 per adult per day (valid up to 30 June 2021). High season park fees (US$ 82.60 per adult per day) apply between 1 July 2021 and 14 March 2022, and between 16 May 2022 and 30 June 2022. The park fee for children (aged between 5 and 15 years old) is US$ 23.60 per day, regardless of the season. Children below the age of 5 may enter the Serengeti free of charge. All main entry gates accepts credit cards.

Most Serengeti safaris start from Arusha Airport (ARK). A flight from Arusha to one of the main Serengeti airstrips takes between 1 hour and 10 minutes and 2 hours and 40 minutes, depending on the airstrip location. Bear in mind that departure times and routings may vary depending on traveller requirements and local weather conditions. As these flights service multiple lodges and airstrips it is possible that multiple stops are made en route to your destination (with a maximum of three landings). When starting from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) one should add approximately 30 minutes to the above mentioned flight times. Read all about flights to Serengeti.

The Serengeti is best known for the wildebeest migration (also known as the Great Migration): the world’s biggest mammal migration on land. An estimated number of 1.5 million wildbeest, 300,000 gazelles and 200,000 zebra trek through the Serengeti – Mara ecosystem in search of greener pastures. This massive herd of ungulates supports vast numbers of large predators, including lion, leopard, and cheetah. It truly is a race for life, in its most untamed, rough and beautiful form. This is exactly the reason why so many wildlife documentaries and nature movies have been recorded here.

The Serengeti offers outstanding wildlife viewing all year round. However, most travellers prefer to include the chance to witness the Great Migration. Winter is the best time to see the herd in Southern Serengeti, while the Western Corridor and Northern Serengeti are the best places to spend the summer and autumn months. However, the park becomes rather busy in peak periods and accommodation prices come at a premium. Most Serengeti lodges offer substantially lower rates (often referred to as ‘green season’ rates) in April and May. Moreover, outside peak periods the Serengeti is far less crowded, whilst wildlife viewing options are still superb. So… the best time to travel really depends on your personal preferences. That being said: most travellers (and so many people can’t be wrong) pick the dry season (late June – October) for a Serengeti safari. This is the time that the Great Migration is at its absolute prime and your chances of witnessing a river crossing are at their best. Read all about when to travel to the Serengeti.

The Serengeti is a vast ecosystem with many seasonal differences in terms of weather and climate. Serengeti National Park experiences a generally cool and and dry season from May to August; a dry and warmer season in September and October; and a wetter and hot season from November to April. Average day time temperatures between May and August range from 15 °C / 59°F to 27°C / 81°F; day time temperatures in September and October range from 15 °C / 59°F to 82°C / 77°F; and day time temperatures between November and April range from 16 °C / 61°F to 29°C / 84°F. Read all about weather and climate in Serengeti.

In wildnerness areas, such as the Serengeti, specific animal sightings can never be guaranteed as wildlife roams freely in a massive area. Consequently, we are unable to tell you in advance whether you will be seeing leopards, cheetahs, lions, or other wildlife species. However, as you are well aware, Serengeti National Park is world-renowned for its incredible wildlife numbers, big cats, and the biggest wildlife event in the world: the Great Migration. Serengeti National Park boasts all Big Five species (elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard) and your chances of seeing these species are good. The Serengeti ecosystem is home to more species and individuals than any other wildlife area in Africa.

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    2023-03-06T11:30:43+00:00

    4-Day Wilderness Tanzania Safari Tarangire Manyara Ngorongoro

    On this 4 Day  Tanzania Lodge Safari we will be well looked after and afforded the opportunity to see some of the best that Tanzania has to offer. We experience breathtaking wildlife in the midst of some of the most diverse landscapes; monkeys in the forest, lions in trees, elephants amongst the acacias and a huge variety of animals inside a collapsed volcano. Not only will we visit Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park but also drive into the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater.

    Day 1 Arrival in Arusha

    You will be picked up from the airport by a Lion King representative and conveyed to your accommodation in Arusha where you will overnight, relax, and prepare in anticipation of the adventures to come.

    Accommodation

    Luxury: Grand Melia Lodge / Mount Meru Hotel / Arusha Coffee Lodge

    Mid-range: Ilboru Safari Lodge / Arusha Planet Lodge/ Airport Planet Lodge

    Budget: Outpost Lodge / Tulia Boutique Hotel  / Green Mountain Hotel

     

    Day: 2 Tarangire National Park:

    In the morning we will collect you from our lodge in Arusha with our safari guide greeting you with a broad smile in anticipation of our coming adventures. The drive to Tarangire on a good tarmac road takes us across gently rolling Maasai plains with scattered acacia trees. As we zip along we pass many Maasai in their colourful attire walking on the roadside, riding bicycles, herding cattle, and driving donkeys carts.

    Tarangire National Park, well known for its large elephant herds, is a diverse landscape of seasonal swamps, savanna and the life giving Tarangire River which wends its’ way through the park. From the open roof of the vehicle we will seek out the myriad animals that here inhabit including zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and giraffe.

    It is possible we will glimpse Simba stalking his prey or leopard relaxing in the trees. After an extensive game drive, we leave the park and head for our nearby lodge where we enjoy dinner and relaxation with our quarters awaiting us.

     

    Accommodation

    Luxury: Kitela Lodge / Lake Manyara Kilima Moja / The Retreat at Ngorongoro

    Mid-range: Eileen’s Tree Inn / Endoro Lodge / Karatu Simba Lodge

    Budget Camping: Lilac Campsite/ Panorama Campsite

     

    Day 3 Lake Manyara National Park:

    On this day, after breakfast, we drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a small but diverse park 120km west of Arusha. The park’s namesake, a shallow salt lake, covering some seventy percent of the parklands, floods and drys with the seasons, and is home to thousands of flamingo and over 500 other bird species. On our exploration of the park we will see monkey, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. In the afternoon we will return to our lodge for dinner, a digestif by the fire perhaps, conversation, and a reviewing in the minds eye the images of the wilds accrued during the day before retiring for our well earned rest.

    Accommodation

    Luxury: Kitela Lodge / Lake Manyara Kilima Moja / The Retreat at Ngorongoro

    Mid-range: Eileen’s Tree Inn / Endoro Lodge / Karatu Simba Lodge

    Budget Camping: Lilac Campsite/ Panorama Campsite

     

    Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater

    After an early breakfast, we depart our lodge for a drive through the Rift Valley to the cooler regions of the Ngorongoro highlands. The Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest volcanic caldera, formed with the massive explosion of a volcano once higher than Kilimanjaro some two to three million years ago, is almost 20km wide, approximately 600 m deep and is known for its large variety of wildlife, including the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard. It is well recognized as one of the world’s wonders, veritably magnificent. In addition to the Big Five, the various springs attract animals such as wildebeest, gazelle, reedbuck, and more than 500 bird species. At a picnic site, we have our scrumptious lunch before enjoying further game viewing in the crater. We leave the crater in the evening driving up the steep winding track to wend our way back to Arusha, with our adventure at an end, replete with images of the African Wilds to take through our lives journey.

  1. EngagiSafaris
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    2023-06-30T10:51:04+00:00

    Experience the wonders of Tanzania safari on a budget camping safari. Explore the iconic Serengeti National Park, witness the wildebeest migration, and spot the Big Five. Discover the Ngorongoro Crater’s abundant wildlife, visit Tarangire National Park, and immerse yourself in the vibrant Maasai culture.

    Engagi Safaris provide budget camping safaris that offer comfortable tents, basic facilities, and delicious meals prepared by our skilled staff. Enjoy game drives, guided walks, and unforgettable sunsets in the heart of the wilderness. With affordable prices and knowledgeable guides, this is the perfect way to discover Tanzania’s natural beauty without breaking the bank.


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