Tour Type
Tanzania Budget Safari
3-Day Tanzania Budget Camping Safari
Arusha national park, Ngorongoro Conservation area, Tarangire national park

The best 3-Day Tanzania Budget Camping Safari

The best 3-Day Tanzania Budget Camping Safari Overview

A 3-day Tanzania budget camping safari offers an immersive wildlife adventure in two of Tanzania’s iconic national parks, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater. This compact but exhilarating journey includes game drives through the stunning landscapes of Tarangire, home to impressive elephant herds, as well as the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with rich wildlife diversity. Accommodation is in basic campsites with shared facilities, allowing travelers to experience the sights and sounds of the African wilderness up close. With game drives, park fees, and meals included, this budget safari package provides an accessible and authentic exploration of Tanzania’s natural beauty and wildlife. This short safari typically includes visits to Tarangire National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Accommodation is in basic campsites with shared facilities. Game drives, park fees, and meals are usually included.

The best time for 3-Day Tanzania Budget Camping Safari

The best time for 3-Day Tanzania Budget Camping Safari is during the dry season, which runs from late June to October. During this time, the weather is pleasant, and it is easier to spot wildlife as they gather around water sources. The months of January and February are also a good time to visit as it is the calving season for wildebeest, which attracts predators and makes for excellent game viewing. However, keep in mind that these are also peak tourist seasons, so it may be crowded and more expensive.

3-Day Tanzania Budget Camping Safari

The best and most affordable price for the 3-day Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater safari in Tanzania is from $600 to $1500 per traveler depending on the number of people in a group safari, type of safari accommodation, and safari services offered. This 3-Day Tanzania Budget Camping Safari price includes transportation, park fees, accommodations, meals, and game drives with a professional guide.

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The best full-detailed itinerary for the 3 days Tanzania safari to Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater: Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park; Day 2: Tarangire to Ngorongoro Crater; Day 3: Ngorongoro crater to Arusha

Depart from Arusha or Moshi and head to Tarangire National Park. Arrive at the park and embark on your first game drive, exploring the lush landscapes and abundant wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, zebras, and various bird species. Set up camp at a basic campsite within or near the park, where you'll have shared facilities for meals and accommodations. Enjoy dinner under the African Sky and experience the sounds of the wilderness.
After breakfast, leave Tarangire and journey to the Ngorongoro Crater, passing through the scenic highlands of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a volcanic caldera teeming with diverse wildlife, including lions, rhinos, hippos, and numerous bird species. Have a picnic lunch within the crater while enjoying the incredible scenery. After a full day of game viewing, exit the crater and head to another basic campsite for the night, surrounded by the natural beauty of the conservation area.
Brace yourself for an extraordinary adventure as you descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the "Garden of Eden." The crater's unique ecosystem is home to an incredible concentration of wildlife, including elephants, lions, zebras, and hippos. Explore the diverse habitats within the crater, from open grasslands to dense forests, and encounter a rich variety of animal species. The crater also provides excellent opportunities for birdwatching with its abundance of resident and migratory bird species. After an exhilarating day of wildlife encounters, begin your journey back to Arusha, reflecting on the extraordinary experiences and cherished memories of your three-day adventure in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro.

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