Tanzania Northern Circuit

For the backpacker and adventure traveler we have crafted a 7-day Tanzania camping safari.

What’s included

  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide and safari cook
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water (3 litres per person per day)
  • Overnight stays in tents
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, camping furniture etc.)
  • All national park fees
  • Waterfall walk at Lake Natron


Day 1 Arusha – Tarangire National Park

We pick you up in the morning and after a short briefing we will head off and make our way to the Tarangire National Park. This park is home to large elephant herds and impressive flora which includes savannah, baobab trees and seasonal swamps. Here Tarangire River flows and attracts a variety of wild life including  giraffes, bushbucks and hartebeest to zebras, warthogs, buffalo, wildebeest as well as predators such as lion and leopard. From the elevated position of our land cruiser you will be able to take-in the wonderful sights and sounds of the wildlife reserve. We make a late afternoon departure and head to a campsite close by. Here we spend the night.

  • Meal Plan:  Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:  Tents

Day 2 Tarangire Area – Lake Natron

We start the day with a hearty breakfast after which we drive to the multicultural village of Mto wa Mbu. From here we  will travel on a dramatic and very bumpy gravel road that leads along the Rift Valley Escarpment with Ol Doinyo Lengai “the holy mountain” of the Masai in the distance. Today we visit the typical Masai village of Ngare Sero in the hot and dusty Rift Valley. In the distance you might see a pink glow from flamingos breeding and feeding on the algae of the alkaline Lake Natron (seasonal and depending on water level). In the afternoon you will join a Masai guide on a walk to a nearby waterfall before we return to our campsite where we spend the night.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
  • Accommodation:  Tents

Day 3 Lake Natron – Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast  we will travel along some challenging dirt tracks. You will witness some breath-taking views as your vehicle climbs out of the Rift Valley en-route to the grassy plains of the Serengeti. We reach the  Serengeti by midday  and you will never-ending grassland of the Savannah stretching into the far horizon. Then you will understand why the locals call it the Serengeti or “endless plains”. The Serengeti is the most famous park in Tanzania and it is home to the largest animal migration on the planet – hundreds of thousands of animals trek to find fresh grass and water. We will overnight at a campsite in the northern or central part of the park.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
  • Accommodation:  Tents

Day 4 Serengeti National Park

The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. Between December and May huge herds of wildebeests and zebras will be seen, with calves and foals being born between January and March. The Seronera area is also the best place to spot the shy and nocturnal leopard. We will overnight at a campsite in the Seronera area.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
  • Accommodation:  Tents

Day 5 Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The morning is set aside for another game drive in the Serengeti and you might spot some creatures that you haven’t seen yet. Animals tend to be more active in the morning before the temperatures soar around midday. After lunch, we will leave the plains of the Serengeti and travel to the highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will camp at a campsite directly on the Ngorongoro Crater’s edge with a view over the collapsed volcano. It is a perfect spot to enjoy a sundowner and the company of others.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
  • Accommodation:  Tents

Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater – Mto wa Mbu

Rise and shine! It is up at daybreak to take on the steep path leading down into the 600 m deep crater. The slopes are forested but soon the landscape changes to savannah with the occasional acacia tree here and there. The wildlife in the crater is just breath-taking and with a little luck you might see the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. You should also see warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, hippos and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an entire morning of game viewing and a picnic lunch in the crater, you will travel to Mto wa Mbu where you will overnight on a campsite.Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 7 Mto wa Mbu – Arusha

After a leisurely breakfast, you will start your return trip to Arusha, where you will arrive around midday. You will be dropped off at a hotel of your choice or at the airport.


Valid Between Pax Price Per Person Single Supplement Children Under 12, per child
01 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024 2-3 $ 2,830 - -
01 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024 4+ $ 2,500 - -