by AdminSoa
March 9, 2013

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.

Why Go Camping in Tanzania?

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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.

With camp sites available in or near both Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, camping can be added to any itinerary featuring these destinations.

What's Included in a Tanzanian Camping Safarielephant in camping site


You don't need to bring a thing! Shadows of Africa provides all necessary camping equipment.

We provide tents, sleeping bags, safari chairs, and a fold-out table for dinner. You don't even have to worry about set-up, as your guide will construct your tent while you freshen up!

(Of course, we're sure he wouldn't say no to a little help)

All camping sites are secured and have public toilets and bathrooms.

Rangers patrol the camp sites to ensure that wildlife don't get too curious about campers.

What to Bring

In addition to the other items you would bring on any safari, you will need to bring toiletries (soap, shower gel, shampoo etc.) and a towel for bathing.

Everything else is provided.

Food on Safari: A Delicious Experience

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You don't need to worry about food while on a Tanzanian camping safari, nor will you have to make do with boring meals of canned food.

Sample Menu

Shadows of Africa provides a trained personal chef for all of our camping safaris. Using local ingredients and able to cater to any dietary preference, your private chef will prepare warm, delicious meals for breakfast and dinner.

Below, you'll find a sample menu. We can adapt this to cater to any dietary requirement you might have, and can design it to represent either 'western' or African cuisine.


  • Fruits
  • Toast with butter, jam, marmalade, and honey
  • Eggs
  • Sausages
  • Beans
  • Porridge
  • Tea & coffee
  • Mineral water
  • Juice

Picnic Lunch

  • Sandwiches
  • Juice
  • Boiled eggs
  • Roast chicken
  • Chocolate
  • Cheese
  • Fruits
  • Mineral water
  • Coffee & tea


  • Appetizer (Seasonal) e.g. Avocado salad
  • Soup (Seasonal) e.g. Tomato soup
  • Rice and vegetable, chicken, or beef curry
  • French fries/hot chips
  • Potato salad
  • Macaroni salad
  • Roast potatoes
  • Fish
  • Roast chicken
  • Ugali
  • Matoke
  • BBQ beef
  • Tea & coffee
  • Mineral water

Evening Snack

  • Tea & coffee
  • Roasted peanuts
  • Popcorn
  • Biscuits

What Camp-sites Do We Use?

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Camping safaris are available in the Serengeti National Park or Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

In the cases of both Seronera and Lobo in the Serengeti, you are camping within the national park.

In the case of Ngorongoro, you are camping within the Conservation Area but not in the Ngorongoro Crater.


Are you interested in an African safari?

Contact one of our safari experts and we will tailor-make a safari for you!