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Complete Guide on Camping in Tanzania

Camping trips reconnect you with nature and provide a revitalizing experience that can help you re-energize. Camping may be challenging, but it can be one of the most serene, calming, and rejuvenating adventures with the right tools and information. 

Tanzania is the perfect destination to have the most fantastic camping journey. From breathtaking landscapes to exotic wildlife, Tanzania offers an environment that will take you away on a life-changing journey, helping you achieve a new outlook on nature and life. The guidelines below will help you plan out a camping vacation in Tanzania. 

Plan Your Trip 

You can choose to plan your camping trip, or you can hire a tour company to arrange the entire trip for you. Several tour providers offer complete packages, including equipment, food, and transportation to camping sites, and you would only need to bring toiletries and other essentials. 


However, if you want to plan the entire trip yourself, you will need to consider several things, including: 

  • Packing all the essential camping equipment
  • Understanding the location of the campsites
  • Arranging transportation
  • Tools and ingredients for meals


Best Campsites in Tanzania

Here are some of the best campsites in Tanzania that you should check out:


  • Udzungwa Forest
  • Lake Manyara
  • Serengeti
  • Mafia Island
  • Kipepeo Beach Campsite


Your camping experience depends on the campsite you choose, the camp providers you choose and your camp type. Usually, three types of camps are available: huts, tented rooms and outdoor camps. 


Camp Safety Tips

Here are a few safety tips that you should keep in mind:

  • Make sure you have mosquito repellents and first aid for insect bites. Mosquitoes are very common in camping areas and may transmit diseases if you’re not careful. 
  • Store food in a packed container so that animals cannot smell it. Don’t feed or touch animals and keep a safe distance from them. 
  • Make sure you check the weather forecast before planning your trip. 
  • Keep plenty of water and food supplies with you.
  • Make sure you have backup power banks to charge your devices. A flashlight will also come in handy, don’t just rely on your phone’s light.


These tips will ensure you have a fun and safe camping experience!


The best way to plan a camping trip to Tanzania is to contact the many camp providers that are already working there. This way, you won’t have to carry equipment or worry about any facilities because all facilities like bathrooms, a water supply and others will be available. 

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Tanzania and have a great camping trip. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the 5 best things to do in Dodoma.