Tanzania Express Camping Adventure

From Arusha to Arusha

Visiting: Arusha, Mto wa Mbu, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater


Tour Operator: G Adventures

Physical rating: 2 - Light

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Age range: Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Love camping? Love exotic wildlife? Then our seven-day camping excursion through Tanzania is for you. Get on board wildlife safari 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 hanging around the campfire enjoying laughs with new friends.

Highlights

  • icon Mto wa Mbu Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Entrance fees and wildlife safari drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Visit to G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Cultural experience and lunch in a local community. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • icon seek out the Big Five on wildlife safari drives
  • iconView wildlife in Tanzania's best parks and reserves with an expert wildlife guide, savour traditional cuisine in a local village, meet local artisans on a village walk, seek out the Big Five on wildlife safari drives
  • icon meet local artisans on a village walk
  • iconView wildlife in Tanzania's best parks and reserves with an expert wildlife guide
  • icon savour traditional cuisine in a local village

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Arusha

Location: Arusha

Meals: DINNER

Arrive at anytime. Head out to a local bar where the drinks are affordable and the company is fantastic. Get to know your new travel mates over a few Tuskers as a group. Connect over past travels, set your intentions for this trip, and as the night settles around you; simply enjoy being in the moment.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

ACTIVITY: Connect with new friends on your first night out in a new destination. Only available on 18-to-Thirtysomethings tours.

icon Day 2: Arusha/Mto wa Mbu

Location: Arusha

Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER

Visit a Maasai village to learn about the Maasai people and the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Meet the local women engineers who have installed clean cookstoves throughout these communities. In the afternoon, opt to visit the Mto wa Mbu village to enjoy a local lunch and cultural experience with the town's villagers.

TRANSPORT: Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

ACTIVITY: Visit a Maasai village in the Monduli District and witness the benefits of the G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove Project. In Tanzania, 95% of people rely on cooking with wood and coal. Women and girls spend hours walking to collect wood every day (making them vulnerable to assault and unable to use their time to go to school). Indoor smoke from open-fire stoves causes cancer, emphysema, pneumonia, blindness, and burns. Take a guided tour of these villages and meet the women that have been trained as stove engineers, visit bomas (traditional homes), and observe (or get your hands dirty) by helping the Stove Team build a stove in a home. See the beneficial impact of the clean-burning stoves on the health and daily lives of the Maasai villagers, especially the women.

icon Day 3: Mto wa Mbu/Serengeti National Park

Location: Mto wa Mbu

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Enjoy a wildlife safari drive en route to the central Serengeti. Spend the night at a basic bush camp and enjoy the starry African skies.

TRANSPORT: Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

ACTIVITY: This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.

icon Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Location: Serengeti National Park

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the safari vehicle. Opt for a morning hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti.

Additional Information: Please note: if you have pre-booked the Serengeti Balloon Safari, today's likely the day for this activity! Your CEO will give you final confirmation of when it will take place, as it is subject to change. You will miss the included morning wildlife safari drive with the group, but you will have a much better view from above! If you have not yet pre-booked, add it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

ACTIVITY: FULL DAY This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.

TRANSPORT: Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

icon Day 5: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater

Location: Serengeti National Park

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Set off on a wildlife safari drive on the way out of the Serengeti. Camp on the Ngorongoro Crater's rim.

Additional Information: Please note that due to the high-altitude location of our camp, temperatures can drop at night. We recommend bringing extra layers to wear during the evening and following morning.

TRANSPORT: Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

ACTIVITY: This is the reason you came to Africa. Charge your camera, grab your binoculars, and set out on safari. Your eagle-eyed driver will keep an eye out for wildlife – buffaloes, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and more. Tanzania’s Serengeti tends to be less crowded than some of Kenya’s reserves, so enjoy the scenery, the vast expanse of the grasslands, the play of light and shadow, and the up-close look at wild Africa.

icon Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater/Arusha

Location: Ngorongoro Crater

Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

Wildlife safari drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, then return to Arusha.

TRANSPORT: Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

ACTIVITY: Set the alarm and prepare for an early start to see the wonders of the Ngorongoro Crater. Here you’ll see Maasai herdsmen in the morning mist. Your driver/guide will take you down into the crater and to all the best spots to view wildlife. Spot zebra, gazelles, buffaloes, and warthogs. The swamp and forest are home to hippos, rhinos, elephants, baboons, and monkeys. Keep your eyes peeled and camera ready to capture a pride of lions or a lone leopard walking along the crater floor.

TRANSPORT: Get a better view and take better snapshots aboard this off-road ride with a pop-up top.

icon Day 7: Arusha

Location: Arusha

Meals: BREAKFAST

Depart at any time.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Participation camping (6 nts).

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    Meals

    6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Visit to G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project

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    Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu

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    Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Cultural experience and lunch in a local community

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    Your G for Good Moment: Clean Cookstove Project Visit, Mto wa Mbu Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends

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    Entrance fees and wildlife safari drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Entrance fees and wildlife safari drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Visit to G Adventures-supported Clean Cookstove project. Cultural experience and lunch in a local community. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners

Accommodation

Participation camping (6 nts).

Transport

4x4 safari vehicles
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