Planning to visit Tanzania for a camping safari?

Whether you’re on a budget, love the outdoors, honeymooner, or just don’t want to book your accommodation ahead of time. Renting a car with a rooftop tent and a full set of camping gear at the back will give you a great sense of flexibility. What do you need to know first before renting a car with camping gear and a rooftop tent? 

  • Rent a car with camping equipment

  • Campsites availability in Tanzania

  • How to book a public campsite

  • How to book a private campsite
  • Park entry and camping fees 2022

Rent a car with camping equipment

Our 4×4 vehicle can be equipped with a rooftop tent or ground tent and camping equipment upon request when hiring. It will cost you $ 30 per day to have camping equipment. The rooftop tent is suitable for 2 adults. For a group of 3 to 4 people, 2 rooftop tents can be mounted on the car.  A ground tent can be provided with either the Suzuki Escudo or the Land cruiser. Renting a car for a camping trip is viable.  The equipment includes kitchen utensils, a cooking banner, a gas cylinder, jerrycan of water. Camping light, chair, and dining table

camping set-up

Campsite availability in Tanzania

Are the campsites widely available in Tanzania national park? The good news is that Tanzania is a great country for camping safaris. There’re numerous campsites all over the country, inside or outside the parks. So, it’s possible to explore Tanzania on a budget. From basic bush campsites inside the parks to private campsites operated by lodge owners which enable you to stay at a secure site with good amenities whilst sleeping in a tent. Moreover, there are opportunities to camp are year around because of Tanzania’s warm climate. However, there are Lodges inside the national park in Tanzania that are expensive

How to book a public campsite

Booking a public campsite is simple compare to private one s int the park. For all public campsite, no need to book them in advance. You can do it by yourself at the gate entry. There are several public campsites in every national park. You will always be assigned a campsite when you arrive at the entrance. However, for Ngorongoro and Lake Natron, it works a bit differently if you will stay inside the park. You need to obtain a segregation quote first before you can getting to the gate for the park entrance. On the reservation quote, you have to mention the campsite where you will be staying.

How to book a private campsite

If you will prefer to stay at a special campsite instead of public campsites, we advise you to spend a some time in Arusha before your safari.  Visit WMA headoffice and Ngorongoro office in Arusha (open from Monday-Friday) for some details. Check out the available campsite and try to secure a spot. There are insufficient facilities, and it is hard to locate the sites. There is no possibility to organize the special campsite permit online. Mili Adventure Africa will  assist you in booking private campsites, apart from keeping the information on how to do it yourself.

ground tents

Park entry and camping fees 2022