Lake Manyara National Park camps - Manyara Light Tented Camp

Manyara Light Tented Camp

Imagine exploring Northern Tanzania’s parks and wildlife away from the hubub of mass tourism, having the time to travel at your own pace. To stop when you like and linger as long as you like. Or to cover the distance in pursuit of your own interests. Imagine retreating at night to your comfortable but simple safari camp, tucked away in the wilds far from the sights and sounds of modern life. In a nutshell, this is what our light camping safaris are about.

The light tented concept

Designed to be mobile enough to move every few months, the light camps are all about comfort and an elegant simplicity, to give you everything you need, but nothing you don’t. Tents are simple but stylish bell tents with a 4 metre diametre, plenty of room to stand and full sized beds. Bedding is 100% linen and your bathroom, with bucket shower and hot water on request is attached to your tent. Delicious food is prepared freshly in camps using locally sourced ingredients and camps are set up in stunning and remote locations in parks.

Walking

One of the main objectives of this style of safari is to allow you to feel close to nature rather than observing it from the sterile atmosphere of a large lodge. When ever possible eating is en plein air, showers are taken under a star filled sky and there is the opportunity to get out of the vehicle and on your own feet. This is something we positively encourage all our guests to try, whether just to sit on a rock by a river for an hour or so to watch the world go by, or for a morning or afternoon stroll from camp. Walks are available in many of the locations where we camp (but not all) so if you’re interested please ask us and we’ll specify where this is and isn’t possible on your safari. You will always be accompanied by an experienced armed walking guide.

Longer walking safaris

We can also arrange full on walking safaris over a period of several days. These are arranged in stunning wilderness zones, supported by a very simple walking camp. If this is of interest a walk like this can be arranged as part of an itinerary to include some days in a light mobile as well as time in one or two small lodges to ring the changes. 

Mix it up

Remember that any light camping itinerary that we create for you will include a mixture of one or two carefully chosen small permanent camps or lodges. The proportion of camping to fixed accommodation you’d like is something we’ll discuss with you.

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