Budget camping safaris are among the most popular options for visitors who want to explore Tanzania’s many national parks and conservation areas. These safaris embark on the same circuit of national parks and game reserves as the other more expensive companies, and guests get to feel like they’re experiencing an ‘on the ground’ adventure by camping in various beautiful locales. Camping safaris are a rewarding experience because visitors feel like they’re ‘roughing it’ and participating in a real African adventure, but still have all the benefits and comforts of safari drivers, guides and a cook to take care of all their needs.
Booking a camping safari can be done directly through the tour operator from your home country. Or, if you are travelling through Tanzania and have a few days to spare, you can book directly through the company’s office in Tanzania. Often, individual participants find a company and book their trip, then the tour operator becomes responsible for finding enough numbers to fill a car, thereafter preparations are made, and the group embarks. Visitors are often expected to help pitch camp and bring their own camping equipment, but the cooking and cleaning is all left to the camping staff.