This Tour Is Offered By
Serengeti Camping Safari
- Office In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2018)
- Member Of:
- TANAPA & BRELA
- Tour Types:
- Budget tours with set start dates and a fixed itinerary
Serengeti Camping Safari is a tour company that operates in Tanzania, created with love out of many years of experience in safaris. Our company is dedicated in organizing affordable safari packages for clients all around the world. We are passionate and dedicated in what we do and offer an unforgettable experience of Tanzanian culture and amazing wildlife adventure.
Well worth it, does not disappoint!
I spoke to more than 10 safari agencies. Anita stood out from the beginning because she was very responsive and you could ask 10 questions at once, she would kindly and patiently reply to all 10.
I made several adjustments and special requests to our plans. We wanted to stay in nice lodges, so Anita let me hand-pick the lodges and adjusted the itinerary to all our wishes.
We came to a very reasonable agreement in terms of price. We designed the route and picked the lodges, but we did not carry the extra cost of a private safari and so the agency offered another 4 people to join our itinerary, but never changed the route agreed with me.
Then came our guide and driver Joseph. He is awesome! Excellent driving skills and orientation in the tough roads of the Serengeti. Super reliable, dealt with logistics of pickups, dropoffs and meals with minimal impact on the fun safari time. Joseph is kind, professional and knowledgeable. Friendly but serious about his job. Knew everything about the animals and answered sooo many questions. Drove such long distances but could spot the tiniest of creatures while driving! A guide like this really makes your safari. I highly recommend this team!
The meals were great thanks to our chef, we always had lunch in comfortable places.
On the final day there was an issue with our hotel in Arusha, but Joseph didn’t leave us until he knew we were safe and happy in a different hotel, and then Mohamed the agency boss came personally to check on us! I forgot something in the safari jeep and they went out of their way to come meet me and give it back. Really in terms of professionalism and reliability we are very happy! Thank you for an incredible experience and hoping to send many friends your way!
Great experience we had a lot of fun the best vacations ever
The safari was amazing an incredible experience we went 4 days and was great. The people were super nice the guide so well prepare. We had good food and amazing accommodation. I really recommend it!
Incredible we had the best time everything was amazing
We had the best time on the safari for 4 days. The attention was incredible the people was so nice. We had great accommodations and good food. All the safaris were amazing the guides were super nice. Super recommended!
Machame Route 6-day climb
In the evening before the start of the hike we had a briefing in which everything was explained to us about the tour by our guide Livingstone. In addition, our complete equipment was checked by him too. Everything we didn't have (Gaters, thick hats, duff bags, 1x rain pants, 2 balaclavas, 4x 1.5L water bottles), we could rent for a fair price. Everything which was missing was procured within a very short time. We felt very well taken care of.
Arusha to Machame Gate to Machame Camp
•Elevation: 1674m to 2835m
•Distance: 11 km
•Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
•Habitat: Rain Forest
We started with breakfast at our hotel where we have been picked up by the crew at 8 am. I have booked a private tour with my girlfriend. 9 people accompanied: 1 guide, 1 assistance guide, 1 cook for us, 1 cook for the crew and the rest were packers. We were very surprised because we would have expected only half of the people.
The drive from Arusha to the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Gate took about 2 hours. The journey passes through the village of Machame which is located on the lower slopes of the mountain. We started at the Machame gate and walked through the rain forest on a winding trail up a ridge.
•Machame Camp to Shira Camp
•Elevation: 2835m to 3750m
•Distance: 5 km
•Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
After breakfast, we left the glades of the rain forest and continued on an ascending path, crossing the little valley walking along a steep rocky ridge, covered with heather, until the ridge ends. The route turned west onto a river gorge. Time for rest, dinner, and an overnight stay at the Shira campsite.
•Shira Camp to Lava Tower to Barranco Camp
•Elevation: 3750m to 4600m to 3900m
•Distance: 10 km
•Hiking Time: 6-8 hours
•Habitat: Semi Desert
From the Shira Plateau, we continued to the east up a ridge, passing the junction towards the peak of Kibo. As we continued, our direction has changed to South East towards the Lava Tower, called the “Shark’s Tooth” We continued down to the Barranco Hut to an altitude of 3900m. Here we rested, enjoyed dinner, and stayed overnight. Although you end the day at the same elevation as when you started, this day is very important for acclimatization and will help your body prepare for the summit day.
Barranco Camp to Karanga Camp to Barafu Camp
•Elevation: 3900m to 3995m to 4673m
•Hiking Time: 8-10 hours
•Habitat: Alpine Desert
After breakfast, we left the Barranco camp and continued on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall also known as “Breakfast wall”, to the Karanga Valley campsite where we had lunch. After lunch, we left the Karanga camp and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. We continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, we have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we camped, rested, enjoyed dinner, and prepared us for the summit.
Shortly before midnight, we continued our way to the summit.
•Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Hut
•Elevation: 4673m to 5895m (and down to
•Distance: 5 km ascent / 12 km descent
•Hiking Time: 7-8 hours ascent / 4-6 hours descent
The ascend led us through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This was the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek.
At Stella Point (5756m), we stopped for a short rest and continued our way the peak. On the way from the Stella point to the peak we were rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise we have ever seen. From Stella Point, it was a 1-hour ascent to the summit between glaciers. We successfully arrived at the Uhuru Peak, where we have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. We spent around 10 minutes before we began our descent straight down to the Mweka Hut camp site, stopping at Barafu for lunch and a power nap. Later in the evening, we enjoyed our last dinner on the mountain and a well-earned sleep… Exhausted but happy
Outstanding organisation and great employees - Perfect Safari
My girlfriend and I booked a 6-day safari as well as a 6-day Kilimanjaro climb (Machame Route) and a transfer to Zanzibar with Serengeti Camping Safari. Our contact person during the whole period was Anita. She is a real organizational talent and answered all our questions, within a few minutes, to our complete satisfaction. Honestly, we have never felt so well taken care of on any of our trips as with her. Anita does a great job and is also a kind-hearted person!
At Kilimanjaro Airport we were warmly welcomed by Anita and a driver. We went directly to the office (Arusha City Center) where we received welcome gifts (I don't want to spoil too much here) and the rest of the payment was processed. Afterwards there was the briefing for the safari which started the next morning. Everything made a super impression.
After the briefing we were driven to a nice hotel with a garden where we should spend the night (The Charity Hotel, Arusha). At the hotel we freshened up briefly and then Anita showed us around town and got us some local food. Then it was already late and we went to bed because the safari should start the next morning and we were still a little tired from the flight.
After breakfast we were greeted by Anita and Aaron, our safari guide. We were introduced to each other and then we were off! Aaron has been a very personable guide and had lots of knowledge as well as a very good eye for animals. The car was a comfortable Toyota Land Cruiser. We went to the following parks: Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. We stayed at Ngorongoro Marera Mountain View Lodge, Serengeti Heritage Luxury Camp and Ang'ata Ngorongoro Camp. One accommodation was more beautiful than the other!
During the safari, we were provided full board. There was breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was always very good. Aaron always asked us what we wanted to do and gave us super suggestions. So we usually left early in the morning to take advantage of the whole day in the respective park.
The safari was a lot of fun and we would book it again the same way. On the last day of the safari Aaron drove us back to the hotel where we had the briefing for our Kilimanjaro climb. We were accommodated in the same hotel. Again everything was very well organized by Anita.