A camping safari tour in the game parks is an immersion into nature. The typical wildlife sounds at night, which may include a distant roar of a lion or the eerie “laughter” of hyenas, is a constant reminder that you are in the wildlife kingdom where man is but a visitor. This combined with the game drives in specially designed 4×4 safari vehicles in prime wildlife areas, gives a truly non-stop bush experience to the guest.
We pick our camping crew carefully and train them well; they are efficient, friendly and unobtrusive, focused on ensuring that guests enjoy their stay in Tanzania. Our camp cooks, whom we consider key in a camping trip, take pride in catering for our guests, spoiling them with fresh and delicious bush cuisines.
When Africa Sasa first started operating camping safari tours, the plan was to keep it small in anticipation of start-up challenges usually associated with new projects. Our first product was budget camping, modest and neat, in keeping with Africa Sasa tradition and commitment in delivering a thoroughly researched product. We did Budget Camping for few months, very successfully, before moving on to a higher level of Standard Camping, in direct response to the market.
Standard Camping, is a flagship camping product is a very popular product in the northern Tanzania Game Parks. One of the most important features of this product is staying in a private and exclusive campsite, off the beaten truck wilderness. The camping crew together with the equipment and provisions travels separately in a supply vehicle ahead of the guests, so that when you arrive at the campsite everything is prepared and waiting – tents up, meals cooking and hot water ready for a shower.
Accommodation is in a specious walk in tents with twin birds made of fine tropical woods, mattresses, blankets, bedsheets, pillows and two bedside folding tables. Wash room facilities are set on the far end, inside the guest tent and include a hot water bucket shower and a chemical toilet. Each accommodation tents has a hand wash basin and a verandah with two folding safari chairs and a safari table following you to relax with a book, all just to enjoy the different sounds and sights all around you.
The mess tent is specious and well ventilated, with dining tables and chairs, cutlery, crockery, table cloth and other amenities offered in a standard restaurant. The camp serves three cooked meals a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner are four course meals. Evenings at the campsite are invariably one of the highlights of a game park programs, with a cocktail campfire in a serene and quite surroundings interrupted by occasional distant calls of wildlife. The experience of camping in an African bush as pure as the Serengeti for example, is so special and fulfilling.
Budget Camping is an ideal way for those who wants to “rough it”. Accommodation is provided in a public campsite in a two-man tent with a folding safari beds, with mattress, pillow, blankets and bed sheets. The tents are spacious enough for two people and have a mesh on each window to keep the insects off.
The guests safari vehicle invariably a 4 Wheel Drive (4×4), manned by a driver guide experienced in camping accompanied by your cook, tows a custom built trailer carrying camping equipment and provisions. All preparations for setting up the camp are made on arrival at the campsite. The driver guide and cook will pitch tents, cook and do cleaning. The cook prepares three meals a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner are four course meals, served on a dining table with chairs. The public campsite provides basic wash room facilities with shared toilet and shower of a reasonable hygienic standard.
Africa Sasa puts custom tours together for your safari, trek or vacation. We work with all the lodges, camps, etc., that you’ll see here in these pages. But use our enquiry form to get started, and our consultants will be able to give you various personalized tours that fit your budget and your dream African adventure. We are all about personalized, unique service, and we offer safaris and treks you’ll find nowhere else in Africa.
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