Nature Discovery’s mobile camping safari is perfect for those who want to get even closer to the spectacular wilderness while on safari in Tanzania. Our mobile camping safaris offer the greatest flexibility for positioning close to the seasonal concentrations of wildlife and for getting way off the beaten track for an authentic adventure.
Being in an exclusive-use campsite allows you to experience the African bush in a ‘no compromise’ fashion, catered to your specific needs and desires. This exclusivity is the ultimate way to experience a safari.
Nature Discovery offers two types of camping accommodation to our safari guests: Classic Camping Safaris and Dome Tent Camping Safaris.
Classic Camping Safaris
Classic Camp Tent
Our classic Camp can be set up inside or outside the National Parks. The sites are in the wilderness, have no facilities and we provide the sleeping tents with toilets and showers, a dining tent, and the campfire of course! Outside the parks we offer a number of private campsites exclusively for our guests. which dot the map from Longido to Lake Natron, and around the Serengeti.
Although our Classic camp is not a luxury camp per se, the comfort of a solar-lit, walk-in tent with comfortable beds, an en-suite toilet and shower set in such wild environs, offers an exclusive experience that is a luxury.
Our camp crew sets up the camp prior to your arrival and breaks it down again after you depart – leaving no trace you were there. We provide our expert bush chefs to prepare and cook all the meals. We use specially procured eco-friendly charcoal to bake fresh breads for the camp, and our guests will attest that our cooks can prepare gourmet meals despite the basic amenities of their bush kitchens. We also use eco-friendly water heaters for hot showers using just a few bio-briquettes (an alternative to charcoal made from coconut husk waste), then adding grasses and twigs as kindling. We feel strongly about running our camping safaris with concern for the environment – being part of the solution, instead of part of the problem.
The camping gear, equipment and tents are clean and modern. Low impact pick-up truck supply vehicles carry all the camp supplies, food, drinks and the camp crew.
Classic Camp Interior
4m x 3m insect-proof nylon classic style safari tent with a fly sheet and 4m x 1.5m verandah
en suite portable flush-style toilet and bucket shower that is filled with hot water on request
lighting by solar charged L.E.D lights custom-designed for our tents. Each tent has a veranda light, inner tent lights, and a light in the en-suite toilet.
Comfortable twin size single or full size double flat safari beds with thick mattresses, comfortable pillows and quality, clean bedding provided
veranda with table and two chairs for relaxing and taking in the view
bath towels are also provided
Meals are taken in our dining tent; a specially designed structure made of canvas and netting-mesh to let in the air and sights while keeping out any unwanted insects. We provide dining tables and chairs. Lighting is by solar lanterns.
Amazing service and wonderful guides! The knowledge and friendliness of the guides was instrumental in making our safari more than we could have imagined! I will recommend without hesitation!
Avoid the rush!
Dome Tent Camping Safaris
Our dome tent camp is a simple, no-frills way to experience the wilds of Tanzania. It’s a way to get off the beaten track and experience exclusivity – without breaking the bank. The camp is set up just for your group – It’s also a more mobile option than our Classic Camp, and can be moved quickly and more easily than our larger Classic camp, offering more flexibility for moving the camp each day, or moving further afield in a day.
As with our Classic Camp, we can set up our dome tent camp inside or outside of the Game Parks. We also have a number of exclusive-use campsites dotted throughout northern Tanzania.
We set up the camp and have it ready for your arrival. When you leave, we break it down and leave no trace of our stay. We provide all the meals, purchase all the groceries and supplies and send an expert bush chef along to prepare delicious meals for you.
As with the Classic Camp, we use eco-friendly camping practices that minimize our impact and allow us to leave no trace..We’ve designed and fabricated our own special use ‘dome’ camping tents that allow maximum flexibility, including being carried by donkeys on our donkey treks, and being equally suitable in the cold mornings at the high-altitude Empakai Crater rim as they are in the heat of Lake Natron. They are totally waterproof and designed to keep our insects and other creepy-crawlies, yet let air and breezes in when the temperatures are warm. The camping gear easily fits into a low-impact pick-up truck. Guest participation is not required to set up the camp or perform tasks in camp.
Dome Tent Safari Bed
2.5m x 2.5m insect-proof dome ripstop tents with fully sealed tub floors, each with verandas
Canvas safari frame beds, each with a foam mattress, pillow and sleeping bag and liner bag
lighting at night is by solar lantern
each tent has its own washstand
a separate toilet tent and shower tent are provided – one of each per 7 campers
Our dining tent is specially designed to function well in any weather conditions – with removable panels to let in air and sights when the weather is pleasant and to shut out the elements if need be. We provide dining tables, comfortable lightweight chairs and lighting at night is by solar lanterns. When possible, meals are taken al fresco.
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Nature Discovery holds a privileged position among safari outfitters, offering 30 years of expertise as a fully licensed tour operator running photographic wildlife safaris and treks in Tanzania.
All of our trips are custom designed and we take your interests and budget into account while planning your trip.
“The best a man (or woman) can get,” is how travel writer and award-winning Trailblazer author Henry Stedman describes us in the latest edition of Kilimanjaro - The Trekking Guide to Africa's Highest Mountain.
Nature Discovery have frozen their 2020 rates all the way through to the end of October 2021 with low season rates from now until March 2021.
Many of our preferred accommodation providers are also holding rates and offering specials so that together we can offer excellent pricing into 2021.
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Nature Discoveryis the recommended Tanzanian partner for over 20 specialist trekking and safari travel agents around the world. We’ve been recommended in The Lonely Planet Guide, The Bradt Travel Guide, Rough Guide, Henry Stedman’s Kilimanjaro Guide and by many other travel media outlets.