Tanzania's Northern Safari Circuit includes some of the most famous and remarkable sights in the world, such as the annual Wildebeest Migration and the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater.
There are several different types of safari or 'safari styles' - choose one to suit you best.
Lodges can be one building, with rooms aligned along a corridor like a hotel. Or, as is more often the case in Tanzania, the lodges are bade up of many separate buildings. Bungalows or stone chalets are designed to accommodate two individual rooms, each with it's own modern bathroom. There will be a well stocked bar, restaurant and lounge area, often a swimming pool and maybe a sun-deck/star viewing platform. Lodges usually have 24hr power supplied by generators/solar.
Permanent Tented Camps
These so called camps are effectively lodges, made mostly out of canvas. You get all the comforts of a lodge but with the added bonus of feeling part of the bush. They range from medium level all the way through to the super luxurious. Each tent is normally built on it's own raised wooden or stone platform. You have a private balcony and modern en-suite bathroom facilities. The tents of the top end camps will be more like a hotel suite with a lounge area, writing desk, 24 hr electricity etc. There will be a well stocked bar, restaurant and lounge area, often a swimming pool and maybe a sun-deck/star viewing platform.
Mobile Tented Camps
These are a step up from the standard style of camping (detailed below). There is too much equipment for it to travel with you in the safari vehicle. Instead a truck travels in advance with a team of staff. They set up the camp before you arrive. These camps stay in the same place for at least several nights in a row, before being moved again. In locations such as Serengeti there are Mobile Tented Camps that follow the pattern of the migration, and they will often remain in the same location for several weeks at a time.
- Large walk-in canvas tent with veranda
- Real beds with all bedding
- Ensuite toilet and shower
- Mess tent and lounge area
- Dining facilities as you would expect at a restaurant
- Lanterns/solar lights and sometimes a generator
'Budget Camping' or sometimes 'Bush Camping'. In many locations this is the most affordable style of accommodation.
Unless otherwise stated the client is not expected to put up tents or take part in any other domestic camp duty. These tasks will be done by the guide/cook team. Most campsites offer basic toilet/shower facilities, but if there are none then Wild Things will include all necessary equipment.
- Light weight Dome tents
- A quality foam mattress per person
- Bedding - sheet/blanket/pillow
- Basic eating and drinking utensils
- Stools or camping chairs and table
- Wash basin
- Lanterns/solar lights
Camping can also be slightly upgraded to include a larger tent with camp beds, if the idea of a mattress on the ground does not appeal. Discuss the options with your safari consultant.
What people say about us
Some comments from our past clients (Read more)
We had a really great vacation on the Southern Circuit in Tanzania and wonderfully facilitated by our driver/guide Salim who was really first class - a great representative of Wild Things.
Belgium, Oct 2013
We had an excellent time and the trip was very well planned, the guides (and vehicles) excellent. Thank you very much for arranging it all!
Jackie, David and Sarah
Australia, Oct 2013
We had a wonderful time on safari. The vehicle was great, reliable and comfortable. Our guide Amos was fantastic, he was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable and made our safari really enjoyable.
United Kingdom, Aug 2013
We had a most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.
United States of America, Sept 2013
All the Parks visited are really wonderful, especially Ruaha and the "king" Katavi that worth absolutely the long trip (at least in our point of view). Yahaya and Salim are like two friends.
Austria, Jul 2013
I am just emailing to say how amazing the safari was and I would like to thank you, The food was great and we saw so many animals its exceeded our expectations completely.
United Kingdom, Jan 2013
We had a fantastic trip. Your excellent organisation, your guide - Max, was exemplary in every way, were major contributors to this. Many thanks for making ours, a trip of a lifetime.
United Kingdom, Jun 2013