Camping conjures up many different images for different people – memories of scout and guide camps as a youth or perhaps family camping trips – but for the purposes of describing the camping safaris we offer, we have divided camping into four categories:
Budget camping involves travelling with all your camp equipment, your guide and possibly a cook in your vehicle. This is economical and fun way of exploring Tanzania national parks. Budget camping safaris services typically use the less expensive shared or public campsites, but exclusive camps, or campsites with shower and toilet facilities outside the parks can also be booked and used. Beds are usually mattresses on the floor of an Iglue tent.
Fly camping involves setting up small, temporary camps for a night under the stars, more often than not in a remote part of the bush. Fly camps are the ideal end to a day’s walking safari or game drive, with many unexpected comforts – a canvas washbasin with hot water, fresh towels, hurricane lamps and delicious food cooked on the fire. At night, the sensation of sleeping in a light tent or just under a mosquito net, as the moon shines down and the noises of the African night begin, is the highlight of any safari holiday.
Semi Luxury Camping
Like the luxury camps, tents will have metal or wood frame beds, standing headroom, a veranda and small en-suite toilets and hot showers. However, the tents will be smaller and may be the traditional ‘A’ shape with a central ridge pole. The camps are fully staffed and meals will be three course affairs served by a waiter in a lantern lit mess tent, or on a table under the stars. Pick-up trucks, rather than Lorries, often move these camps, so they don’t have luxuries such as a deep freeze. There will usually be wine, beer and soda on ice in camp. Lightweight camps like this can be moved overnight and offer an amazing degree of comfort while maintaining the flexibility of a lighter camp.
Imagine feather pillows, soft towels, gin and tonic and four course gourmet meals in a candlelit dining tent as far from the hustle-bustle of modern life as you can get. This is what luxury camping is all about. The tents are roomy and comfortable, with a veranda in front and a bathroom with hot-water shower, washbasin and toilet directly behind the tent. The luxury tents have a bedside table, gas or solar lamps, chairs and a wardrobe for your clothing. A deep freeze will supply your drinks with ice and keep specialty food items fresh. Laundry is done daily. A large staff will ensure that your meals are gourmet and all your needs in camp are met. Luxury camps are often situated so that you can enjoy the same area for several days.
All the camp sites used by Awland Safaris are camp sites approved by Tanzania National parks Authority.
For a Camping Safari please bring with you:
Headlight flash torch, Binoculars, Sun Tan Lotion or Cream, insect repellant, Sun Glasses, Cap / Hat, Warm clothes
Our camping Safari prices Include:
- Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD vehicle with photographic roof hatch
- All wildlife reserve entry fees and game drives as mentioned
- 3 meals per day and 1.5 litres of bottled mineral water whilst on Safari
- A professional cook who accompanies the tour but is left behind while on game drives
- Camping Equipment
Our camping safari prices do NOT Include:
- International airfare
- Gratuities for safari guide and cook
- Travel insurance
- Visa and passport fees
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in hotels
- Medical and evacuation fee
- Items for a personal nature such as laundry, telephone, postage etc