Zanziplanet Tours is devoted to the promotion of Camping Safaris on three levels; Budget Camping which is more attractive to the adventure traveller and Standard Camping which works best for a visitor who is looking for a safari experience with some degree of comfort and Luxury Camping which is the best camping experience one can ever have. By and large, both types of safaris rate with the contemporary settings of the jungle experience. They are fitting for one who makes that simple approach to nature, as he or she stands to receive pleasant gestures at the very end.
A Typical Day while on a Camping Safari
A Camping safari brings you right next to the heartbeat of the wilderness reality…
The Camping set-up begins with an opaque mist hiding from an advancing dawn. The first shafts of beautiful sun colour make their way through the majestic acacia landing on the roof of the tents. You begin your day by taking a short walk within the vicinity of the Campsite like a lion surveying its kingdom. On returning to your tent, you are welcomed by the presence of canvas basins filled with hot water for washing your face. Breakfast is served in the open, enjoying the beaming rays of the fresh morning sun. Out you go for a morning game drive where your eyes are treated to a feast of rich tapestry of habitats teeming with wildlife and birds.
By midday you are back to your campsite for another hearty meal below the verdant growth of the tall shady trees. A siesta is as welcoming as a gaze over the seemingly endless plains sprawling for miles on end.
The afternoon game drive is followed by a return to the Campsite. Bites with some Tanzanian coffee so rich in taste are provided, then you gear up to welcome the sunset; with the sun going through an array of colours, forming a captivating kaleidoscope as it vividly disappears behind the horizon.
Its time for a hot shower! Not a luxurious amount of water is provided, but that which is enough to give you a fresh feeling after a dusty game drive.
Welcome to the magic of the evening….
Imagine being right in the heart of the jungle, taking dinner under the blanket of star-studded skies, witness a shooting star moving fast like a stone dropping in a vacuum on one side, and the ire laughter of a fully-fed hyena on the other.
You will be surprised when your Safari Cook prepares a Birthday Cake for one of the clients who is marking this special occasion right in the middle of nowhere. Birthday songs become so tasty with the camping crew putting colour through their hot rhythm and green twigs.
It is an incredibly joyous moment and when the other clients join in, the concerned can’t hold back tears of joy.
Some comments about the Campfire.
Marvel at the beauty that is the universe under the darkness of the jungle evening as you sit around the flickering campfire deliberating on the experiences of the day and going through the plan for the following day. The flickering of the Campfire so varied in form, it’s like the call of the beckon that you can’t resist. What with the yellow flames jetting out some reddish sparks that go bellowing into the open air? It is a sight so appealing in colour yet welcoming another session of the night. And so you bid goodbye to your guide and everybody in the group wishes each other a good night.
Some words about Sleeping in a Camp.
Enjoy your sleep under the tents, listening to the whispering wind as it blows past, tenderly brushing the tents thus luring you into a soothing sleeping session. Midnight coolness punctuated with occasional roaring of the black-manned lion’s ushers in the wee hours of the night. It’s all but a peaceful night, well suited for holidaymakers looking for total relaxation.
Following cascade of demands from our customers, Zanziplanet Tours took the decision to launch Camping Safaris one year ago.
Our traditional customers were convinced that the same service we provide on Lodge Safaris could be extended on Camping Safaris as well. They were right in a sense that the feedback from clients is encouraging.
We reiterate our firm commitment to keep on promoting Camping Safaris by keeping nothing between the client and our prices.
This type of doing safaris is, to our knowledge, the only way to find the true essence of Africa in general and Tanzania in particular.