Welcome to Tanzania, a breathtaking destination known for its stunning wildlife, vast savannahs, and remarkable natural wonders.
A 3-day camping safari offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart of Tanzania’s wilderness, experiencing close encounters with iconic African wildlife while enjoying the rustic charm of camping under the stars.
Prepare to embark on an unforgettable adventure as you explore the world-famous national parks and reserves, witnessing the Big Five and other fascinating animals in their natural habitat.
Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Your adventure begins in Arusha, where you’ll meet your experienced safari guide. After a short briefing, depart for Tarangire National Park, a scenic haven known for its large elephant herds and ancient baobab trees.
Arrive at your campsite, set amidst the untamed wilderness, and enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a thrilling game drive, marveling at the diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, and more.
As the sun sets, return to your campsite for a sumptuous dinner and relax around the campfire, listening to the enchanting sounds of the African night.
Day 2: Serengeti National Park
After an early breakfast, leave Tarangire and head towards the iconic Serengeti National Park, one of Africa’s most celebrated safari destinations. En route, enjoy a game drive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, famous for its picturesque landscapes and a chance to spot rare black rhinos.
Upon reaching the Serengeti, be prepared for an extraordinary wildlife experience. Witness the vast plains teeming with wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, and predators like lions, cheetahs, and leopards.
Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park and continue your game drive, immersing yourself in the captivating beauty of the Serengeti. As the day draws to a close, head to your campsite, where a delicious dinner and a peaceful night under the starry sky await you.
Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater and Return to Arusha
On the final day of your safari, wake up early for a memorable sunrise game drive in the Serengeti. Take advantage of the cool morning hours when wildlife is most active, and capture incredible photographs of the captivating African landscape.
Afterward, depart for the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its unparalleled concentration of wildlife. Descend into the crater, an ancient volcanic caldera, and be awestruck by the sheer number of animals thriving in this compact ecosystem.
From elephants and buffalos to rhinos, lions, and flamingos, the crater offers a remarkable diversity of wildlife. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater before ascending to the crater rim.
Bid farewell to this extraordinary wilderness and begin your journey back to Arusha, where you’ll arrive in the late afternoon, concluding your unforgettable 3-day camping safari in Tanzania.
Please note that the itinerary provided is a sample and can be customized to suit your preferences and time constraints. Use the form below to contact us and let us plan your 3 days camping safari to Tanzania
Unbelievable experience! From planning and booking with Agnes, up to our last day, everything was great!Our driver, Jackson, was AMAZING! He definitely a big factor in making our experience so... unique.read more
Agnes of Mara Gates always responds within 24 hours regarding any of my inquiries. She made the process very easy and always accommodated changes to our itinerary. Ken our driver/guide is very... knowledgeable about animals and their behavior. Will definitely book another Safari trip with Mara Gates.!!!read more
Mara Gates provided us with an experience of a lifetime. The places that we visited were breathtakingly beautiful, the variety and number of animals and flora were spectacular. And our guide, Ken,... was so courteous, knowledgeable, and organized. The depth of his knowledge and explanations of animal behavior and the local environments was like traveling with a patient university professor of zoology, ornithology, and botany. Our lodging, food, and their support service staff were excellent. I give this company and its guide my highest recommendation. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.read more
We had a wonderful 9-day safari with Mara Gates. My husband found their website and came up with a custom-made itinerary, that Agnes gladly accommodated and made it even better. Communicating with... them was so easy because Agnes responds promptly. As soon as their office is open in Nairobi, they respond to our email inquiries quickly. We also met her at our hotel and we discussed the itinerary and she gave us pointers on what to expect during our trip. On the morning of the beginning of our safari, Ken our guide and driver promptly arrived and packed our van. Ken is a very intelligent, knowledgeable, wonderful person who gave us quick lessons on the different types of animals, birds, reptiles and also gave us lessons on their behavior. We would really like to go back and do another safari with Mara Gates, and most especially with Ken. Thank you so much for a wonderful trip!read more
our family booked a hot air balloon trip with Mara Gates. A very good driver collected us from our camp in a smart closed body Toyota Landcruiser. Our camp was nearly an hours drive from the balloon... site so it was a good commitment. Hot air ballooning is a must for visitors to the Mara. It's expensive but well worth it. We had a very competent pilot from Switzerland. The open air breakfast on the plains after we landed was also excellent. Then the same driver took us back home again. A great day out. Thanks Mara Gates.read more
We booked our African Safari trip with Mara Gates Safaris in May, '19. This was one of the best trips we have made so far and thanks to Mara Gates Safaris, it became the most memorable one. We... received all the help we needed starting from the booking until the end of the trip. Special thanks to our guide Ken who enlightened us so much about the nature and behavior of the animals in the wild and took us to some of the best viewing spots over the different parks.read more
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My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our safari with Mara Gates. They were helpful from initial enquiries, through changes, to the final stop of getting us to the airport. The guide, hotels and meals... were all excellent. Our guide took great pains to ensure that we saw 'all' the animals and were able to take wonderful photos. We have great memories of this trip. At 84 and 72, we were comfortable all the way and felt well cared for. We would highly recommend this company and in fact we have to several friends. On another note, we had to cancel an earlier booking with this company because of an unexpected hospitalization. They were most kind and considerate and expeditiously handled refunds of our down-payment. Finally, from what I have seen, their prices are very good and certainly fall into the category of 'good value for the money'.read more
I had a wonderful experience with Mara Gates Safaris. I wanted a 5 day trip to the coastal town and they got me a very good safari. They are highly organized, excellent communicators- never once did... I not get my queries answered and very accommodating. Everything went exactly as scheduled and discussed. Ms. Agnes is easy to work with and a professional in her line of duty. First time with Mara Gates and I will definitely be using them.read more