The best 7 Days Budget Camping Safari in Tanzania

7-Day Tanzania Budget Camping Safari

The best 7 days Tanzania Budget Camping Safari

This 7-day Tanzania Budget Camping Safari is an extensive journey that offers a comprehensive exploration of Tanzania’s national parks and diverse landscapes.

This budget-friendly safari typically includes visits to Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Eyasi, and a Maasai village.

It provides an immersive experience, showcasing the remarkable biodiversity of these regions, from abundant wildlife to cultural interactions with local communities.

Accommodation is in basic campsites with shared facilities, allowing travelers to connect with nature and local traditions. With a focus on game drives, park fees, meals, and cultural experiences, this budget safari package ensures an accessible and authentic adventure in Tanzania.

The best time to visit 7 days Tanzania Budget Camping Safari

The best time to visit 7-day Tanzania Budget Camping Safari, is particularly dry season from June to October, is generally considered the best time for wildlife viewing.

During this period, the vegetation is less dense, water sources become scarce, and animals gather around rivers and waterholes, making them easier to spot. Greatest Migration is, the best time to visit is during the dry season from December to July.

7-Day Tanzania Budget Camping Safari

The most affordable price for the best 7 days Tanzania Budget Camping Safari

the best 7 days Greatest Serengeti Migration Safari cost is $1500 to $2000 per person per trip; this cost varies depending on the quality of service and accommodation offered by the clients it may be budget, semi-luxury, luxury, and private.

Package Inclusion & Exclusions


  • Transport (4×4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Park fees
  • Campsites / Lodge
  • Professional English-speaking safari guide and chef
  • Breakfast; Lunches; dinner
  • 1,5 bottles of water per day


  • Flights (International & Domestics)
  • Travel insurance & Medical insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Additional Park fees

The best full detailed day by day itinerary for a 7 days Tanzania Budget Camping Safari

The best full, detailed itinerary for a 7-day Tanzania Budget Camping Safari.

Day: 1 Arusha to Tarangire 1 hrs 56 min (109.4) km;

Day: 2 Mto wa Mbu to central Serengeti 5 hrs 12 min (269.6 km);

Day: 3 Central Serengeti to Western Serengeti;

Day: 4 and 5 Central Serengeti National Park;

Day: 6 Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro Creator 4 hrs 26 min (227.7 km); Full game drive in Ngorongoro and back to Arusha 2 hrs 42 min (154.6 km)

Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Depart from Arusha or Moshi in the morning and head to Tarangire National Park. Arrive at Tarangire and commence your first game drive, exploring the park’s lush landscapes and impressive wildlife, including elephants, giraffes, zebras, and a variety of bird species.

Set up camp at a basic campsite within or near Tarangire, with shared facilities for meals and accommodations. Enjoy a delightful dinner under the starlit African sky, immersed in the sounds of the wilderness.

Day 2: Mto wa Mbu to Central Serengeti.

On the second day, leave Mto wa Mbu and make your way to the central part of the Serengeti. The drive takes approximately 5 hours and 12 minutes, spanning a distance of around 269.6 km. As you enter the Serengeti, be prepared to witness the incredible wildlife and immerse yourself in the iconic plains of the park.

Day 3: Central Serengeti to Western Serengeti.

Continue your adventure by moving from the central region of the Serengeti to the western part.

This day is dedicated to exploring the abundant wildlife and scenic beauty of the western Serengeti. Enjoy thrilling game drives and marvel at the remarkable landscapes that unfold before your eyes.

Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Depart from the Serengeti after breakfast and head to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Arrive at Lake Eyasi and have the chance to interact with the Hadzabe Bushmen, a local indigenous tribe, experiencing their culture and hunting techniques. Set up camp at a basic campsite near Lake Eyasi, with shared facilities for meals and accommodations.

Day 5: Lake Eyasi to Ngorongoro Crater

Enjoy a unique cultural experience in the morning, joining the Hadzabe for a hunting expedition or participating in traditional activities. Depart from Lake Eyasi and drive to the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the world’s natural wonders.

Descend into the crater for an afternoon game drive, witnessing a concentration of diverse wildlife, including rhinos, hippos, and an array of bird species. Have a picnic lunch within the crater, surrounded by the stunning scenery.

Set up camp at a basic campsite near the Ngorongoro Crater, immersed in the wonders of the African wilderness.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Natron

After breakfast, leave the Ngorongoro Crater and head to Lake Natron.

Visit a Maasai village along the way, gaining insights into the traditional Maasai way of life. Arrive at Lake Natron and explore the area, known for its unique landscapes and the possibility of witnessing flamingos at the lake.

Set up camp at a basic campsite near Lake Natron, sharing stories and experiences by the campfire.

Day 7: Lake Natron to Arusha/Moshi

Enjoy a final breakfast in the wild before breaking camp.

Depart from Lake Natron and head back to Arusha or Moshi, marking the end of your 7-day budget camping safari, leaving you with lasting memories of the incredible wildlife, landscapes, and cultural encounters you’ve experienced.

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