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Sleeping out under the infinite stars, embarking on early morning game drives, and pitching a tent in the middle of one of the most incredible natural areas in the world? Sounds like a camping safari to us. If that sounds amazing (and it should!), we've reviewed more than a hundred different tour operators and handpicked the best rated African camping safaris.
African camping safari vacations
Wild Kruger Camping4 days • (2)From $595
Kenya & Tanzania Camping Safari14 days • (13)From $4,599
Kenya Camping Safari9 days • (8)From $2,289
Tanzania Camping Adventure6 days • (11)From $2,199
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South Africa & Swazi Overland: Coasts & Safari Camps17 days • (11)From $2,699$2,159
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Cape & Dunes Southbound: Desert Camping & Safari Drives14 days • (14)From $1,849$1,387
8 Day Wilderness & Desert Trail: Okavango & Kalahari - Wild Camping Safari, all-inclusive8 days • (2)From $2,500
7 Day Pride of Namibia Camping Tour7 days • (5)From $858
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7 Days Tanzania Camping Safari7 days • (29)From $3,150$2,237
Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro (Camping) - 4 Days4 days • (8)From $900
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Best camping safari destinations in Africa
Home of the tail end of the Great Migration, Kenya is most famous for Masai Mara National Reserve; one of the most incredible places to view wildlife in the world. Camping safaris are amazing in Kenya; being up close with the Big Five, living amongst the wildlife and natural beauty of the county, and experiencing the area in such a unique way make Kenya one of the world's best safari destinations. The best time to visit Kenya for wildlife viewing is between June and October.
Much like Kenya, the months of June to October are the best time to visit Tanzania for a camping safari, but note that this period is the peak season, and travellers should anticipate spending more on flights, accommodation, and safari packages. For travellers looking to view the Great Migration, head to Serengeti National Park in June or July.
South Africa's plentiful national parks make it a perfect contender for a camping safari! The most popular national park in South Africa is Kruger, which provides plentiful opportunities to spot the Big Five while you're enjoying your camping experience. The best time to visit South Africa is between May and October - temperatures will be very high at the end of this period, and expect to deal with crowds, but the game viewing is second to none.
Namibia is an incredible country that enjoys one of the most diverse landscapes in the world - whether you like beaches or deserts, you can find it in Namibia, and seeing this country on a camping safari is an amazing way to make the most out of it! One of the best places to spot wildlife in Namibia is Etosha National Park, known around the world as an incredible safari destination. While Namibia generally sees less rain than other African countries, the dry season is still from June to October.
Interested in seeing the Big Five, camping under jaw-dropping night skies, and immersing yourself in a lush landscape you'll never forget? Then Botswana is the perfect destination for your camping safari! The Okavango Delta is a paradise for animals and safari-goers alike, and one of the most popular destinations for safaris in Africa. The best time to visit this particular part of Botswana is between May and September.
Camping safari reviews
3 Day trip to the Namib Desert, including Sesriem and Sossusvlei with Wild Dog Safaris"The tour was very very good. Good information beforehand and very good communication. The tour guide was friendly, funny and gave interesting information. The tents are easy to build up and the dinner food is also done by the guides and tastes delicious. Even the getting up early is worth the tour and view on the Dunes in Sossusvlei." Read more
Tanzania Camping Adventure with G Adventures"We had a great time. Mostly the animals were amazing, which Moses and our drivers either found for us or were directed too. While that was mostly out of their control, what was in their control was well done. The food was very well done and varied. Camp was set up for us and spacious. (...)" . Read more
Okavango Experience with Intrepid Travel"(...) Camping was pretty much what I expected with a good mix of remote and basic camping with more comfortable camping with excellent facilities. A good mix of camping experiences. The guide, cook and driver were all very professional. (...)" Read more
3 Days Camping Sharing Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro with Seven Wonders Safari"George Mollel is an amazing guide and that's why our safari was so spectacular. As Mike on our tour said, "Mollel has binoculars for eyes." He can see animals from miles away. We saw two cheetah brothers take down a wart hog and three female lions kill a cape buffalo. It was incredible to witness. (...)" Read more
7 Day Pride of Namibia Camping Tour with Wild Dog Safaris"We had a fantastic trip with Tongai and Abiud, who made sure we were happy and cared for during the whole 7 days. We spent a long time selecting the tour and we are very happy with the choice we made. It's a great tour to see the wonderful highlights of Namibia. A true adventure." Read more
Explore Kruger National Park National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures"Getting this close to animals of Africa is simply incomparable". Read more
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