Tanzania Camping Safari Adventures
Camping conjures up many different images for different people-memories of scout and guide camps as youth or perhaps family camping trips- but for the purposes of the camping safaris offered by TATO members like we do at Lindo Travel, there are four categories.
Budget camping involves traveling with all your camp equipments, your guide and possibly a cook in your vehicle, once you get to camp everyone helps cook and set up.
This is economical and fun, but does mean that you spend valuable time in the evening organizing your camp and food while you could be out on a game drives. These services typically use the less expensive shared or public campsites, but exclusive camps, or campsites with shower and toilet facilities outside the park can also be booked and used. Beds are usually mattresses on the floor of a small tent.
With LINDO TRAVEL you don't have to worry about setting up your tents, Our staffs will set everything for you, though you can help if you wish to! Otherwise chill out and relax, we can handle this.
Fly camping involves setting ups small, temporary camps for a night under the stars, more often than not in a remote part of the bush. Fly Camps are the ideal end to a day's walking safaris or game drive, with many unexpected comforts- a canvas washbasin with hot water, fresh towels, hurricane lamps and delicious food cooked on the fire.
At night the sensation of sleeping in a light tent or just under the mosquito net, as a moon shines down and the noises of African night begin, is a high light of any Safari holiday.
LIGHT WEIGHT LUXURY CAMPING
Like the luxury camps, tents will have metal or wood-frame beds, standing headroom a veranda a small en-suite toilets and hot showers. However, the tents will be smaller and maybe the traditional 'A' shapes with a central ridge pole.
The camps are fully staffed and meals will be three course affairs served by a waiter in a lantern lit mess tent, or on a table under the stars. Pick-up trucks, rather than Lorries often move these camps, so they don't luxuries such as a deep freeze. These will usually be wines, beer and soda on ice in camp. Lightweight camps like this can be moved overnight and offer an amazing degree of comfort while maintaining the flexibility of a lighter camp.
Imagine feather pillows, soft towels, gin and tonic on the rocks and four course gourmet meals in the candlelit dining tent as far from civilization as you can get. This is what luxury camping is all about. The tents are roomy and comfortable, with veranda in front and a bathroom with hot water shower, washbasin and toilet directly behind the tent. The luxury tents have a bedside table, gas or solar lamps, chairs and a wardrobe for clothing.
A deep freeze will supply your drinks with ice and keep specialty food items fresh. Laundry is done daily. A large staff will ensure that your meals are gourmet and all you needs in camp are met. Luxury camps are often situated so that you can enjoy the same area for several days.