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tarangire in January-February - cheapest possible safari

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tarangire in January-February - cheapest possible safari

Jambo all,

I am a Kenyan now living in the US and planning to visit Tarangire with my friend either mid-January or mid-February. I am a very experienced Africa traveler, and we are looking for the absolute cheapest way to see Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Lake Natron. We are not interested in luxury at all - basic camping, simple food, will do, but we need transport, park entrance etc. Anyone else done this? I know I should use local companies based in Moshi or Arusha, but there are so many, it's impossible to choose without some advice. Companies from abroad are way too expensive. We can spend about 5 days there. All tips and suggestions are welcome.

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1. Re: tarangire in January-February - cheapest possible safari

You might want to try Sunny, Basecamp, Kibo, and Ranger as some of the cheaper, camping oriented companies, but get a number of quotes to compare, as the prices vary greatly.

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2. Re: tarangire in January-February - cheapest possible safari

Thanks so much for this info! I wlll follow up. Which travel agency, if any, did you use to book these camps? Can you recommend one in Arusha or Moshi?

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3. Re: tarangire in January-February - cheapest possible safari

These were companies which are reported to offer basic camping trips, but I'm sure there are more. Some other companies recommended here are Swala, Access to Tanzania, Safari Infinity, and I used Shidolya, which provided a great trip for me. Most of this list provide lodge and tented trips, but might also have basic camping experiences. Most are out of Arusha for a Northern Circuit trip.

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4. Re: tarangire in January-February - cheapest possible safari

Go to the Tanzania Forum, rather than the Arusha Forum which you are in, and look on the right side of the web page. You will see Top Questions about Tanzania, the first question is about planning and the 4th question will provide a lot of safari operators there. Email some of them.

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6. Re: tarangire in January-February - cheapest possible safari

Thanks once again for all the responses to my request. So grateful!

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8. Re: tarangire in January-February - cheapest possible safari

thanks so much - sounds good!

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