There's something indescribable about falling asleep to the distant cackling of hyenas, grunting of wildebeest, and the occasional roar or trumpet from one of Africa's larger residents.
While luxury lodges and tented camps offer more in the way of comfort, camping out under the stars of the Serengeti or on the scenic rim of then Ngorongoro Crater is a fantastic way to be as close as possible to the wildlife of Africa.
Whether you're looking to save some money or you're wanting to feel a greater level of closeness to nature, camping is a fantastic option for those wanting to enjoy the best that Tanzania has to offer without breaking the bank
In a country as large as Tanzania, you’d expect there to be a good number of places to stay on safari – and that there are! From luxury abodes bigger than your apartment to rustic and wonderfully-comfortable tents, Tanzania has it all. It has so much in fact, that it might be hard to know where to start when looking for your dream lodge… Well, this list of the best lodges in Tanzania might just go some way to helping you out. It’s by no means exhaustive (and we struggled to narrow it down to just 10!), but with some of our favourites, a few at the high-end of the spectrum and a couple at the lower, we hope there’s something for everyone.
3 Days Ngorongoro / Lake Manyara Camping Safari
Leave Arusha in the morning for lake Manyara, arriving there by luch time. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena
Located benethe the cliffd ot the Manyara Escarpents, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and nreathtaking views. Lake Manyara's famous tree-climbing Lions are another reason to pay these parks a visit.
4 Days Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro / Tarangire Camping Safari
This 4 day camping safari offers you the chance to watch a wide variety of wildlife amongst some of the most varied landscapes. Not only will you see parts of the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks but also the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater.
5 Days Manyara / Ngorongoro / Serengeti Camping Safaris
This tour takes you to the Serengeti Plains, the heart of wild Africa and a massive wilderness of 14500 square km where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. We visit Ngorongoro Crater featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Lastly visit the Lake Manyara one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. Famous for it’s unique tree-climbing lions.
6 Days Lake Manyara / Ngorongo / Serengeti Camping Safari
This unforgettable Tanzanian safari will enable witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals. The tour will further take you to the Serengeti National Park, into the heart of wild Africa, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where everyday brings a new landscape and a new adventure. The Lake Manyara National Park, one of most dramatically wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s.