Wilderness Basecamp

Safari and Canvas Tanzania - Deluxe

Serengeti, Tanzania

Prices From: $3,916 per person

Although Tanzania boasts some of the world’s most beautiful lodges, for a true safari experience nothing can compare to spending the night in a canvas tent close to the wildlife and the beautiful Serengeti night sky. If you love nature and the great outdoors (and we do mean Great!) than the Safari and Canvas itinerary is for you: safari by day, camp by night and truly interact with Tanzania's incredibly unique environment throughout your entire stay.

This luxury option includes a flight into the Serengeti National Park, so that you can spend the most time possible on the beautiful Serengeti plains. The luxury option also allows you to stay in luxury camps so you don't have to sacrifice your personal comfort and hygiene to be one with nature.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Arusha

Meet at the airport and transfer to your lodge for a pre-safari briefing. There is an optional visit to a craft market or visit to one of Arusha assistance projects available (ask for more information).

Overnight: Karama Lodge (Dinner included)

Day 2 - Arusha - Serengeti

After an early breakfast, we are transferred to the Arusha airport for our flight to the central Serengeti. Upon arrival, our guide will be waiting for us, and we set off to explore these great plains. Criss-crossed with forested riverine valleys, the Serengeti plays home to millions of Africa’s large mammals, making this one of the world’s most famous wildlife destinations.

Overnight: Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Day 3 - Serengeti

Enjoy a full day game driving in the Serengeti. The best time for the wildebeest migration is from December to June but there are spectacular wildlife sights at anytime of year.

Overnight: Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Day 4 - Serengeti

Once again, we can set out for an all day game drive – or choose to take an early morning game drive before returning for lunch and a short rest. In the mid-afternoon, we set off again in search of the predators beginning their night stalking.

Overnight: Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Day 5 - Serengeti - Ngorongoro

Further game driving in the Serengeti and then on to the Ngorongoro Crater. Have lunch en-route at Olduvai Gorge and a view of the archaeological sites (and visit the museum) where early human tools and fossils have been found. Continue onto your luxury camp in Ngorongoro for overnight.

Overnight: Lemala Ngorongoro Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Day 6 - Ngorongoro - Manyara

Ngorongoro is a collapsed volcano - an incredible natural amphitheater, 25 km across and teeming with all of the African big game. Enjoy a early morning descent into the crater for a spectacular scenery and game viewing in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. In late afternoon, we continue to atop the Manyara Escarpment for overnight.

Overnight: Kirurumu Tented Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Day 7 - Manyara - Arusha

We enjoy a morning walk on the crater rim before transferring back to Arusha. Transfer onto a village called Esilalei (Toothbrush Tree) located in the wildlife corridor in between Tarangire and Lake Manyara. We enjoy a packed lunch just as we enter the village and are met by the village elders and morani (warriors) singing to welcome us. Your visit supports the building of their school here. Continue onto Arusha.

Overnight: Onward travel to Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam is possible. (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Accommodation Information

Karama Lodge

Karama Lodge in Arusha is set on the side of a hill just on the outskirts of Arusha with individual thatched cabins and spectacular views across to Kilimanjaro. Karama is also known for its superb cuisine.

Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp

Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp consist of 6-10 tents that move 3-4 times per year to insure incredible viewing of the Great Wildebeest Migration. The tents are large and fitted out comfortably with flushing toilets, twilight showers, and solar lighting. The dining tent has a lounge area and 'dining under the stars' is also an option.

Lemala Ngorongoro Camp

Lemala Ngorongoro Camp is located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area giving easy access into the Ngorongoro Crater floor.

Kirurumu Tented Lodge

Kirurumu Tented Lodge is set atop the Manyara Escarpment, with sweeping views across Lake Manyara. Each tent has spectacular views and you can see all the way to Mondulli or Tarangire.

Note: Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp locations:

  • December – March: Southern Serengeti/Ndutu
  • April – May: Closed
  • June – Mid-August: Central Serengeti
  • Mid-August – November: Northern Serengeti


Region: Africa - Eastern and Southern



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General Information

The walks within the tribal areas are carried out by our own guides in conjunction with the local, tribal guide – this allows easy translation and interpretation. Many of the areas have an array of plant & bird life so binoculars often assist in exact identification.

The price includes:

  • All meals while on the safari
  • All guide fees
  • All National Park Entrance, transit, camping and walking fees
  • All accommodations as indicated in lodges and tented camps
  • Flight from Arusha to Serengeti (mid range & luxury options only. Drive in for budget option)
  • Local beverages at Lake Duluti Lodge, Sayari Camp & Lemala Ngorongoro Camp only
  • 2 1.0L bottles of drinking water per person per day in the game driving vehicle
  • All general camping equipment: eg. tents, mattresses, sleeping bags throughout the itinerary
  • All transfers as indicated in itinerary
  • Donations & payment to local community commitments

Price Excludes

  • International/Domestic flights
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines
  • Travel Insurance (recommended)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Taxes & Fees
  • Expenditure on alcoholic drinks, laundry, personal items at camps/lodges
  • Optional excursions/activities not detailed in itinerary