Tanzania Classic Tented Safari

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East Africa
10 Days/9 Nights
From $9,989 USD/PER PERSON
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Tanzania Classic Tented Safari

Featuring High Comfort Camps

10 Days/9 Nights

Have you always wanted to take a traditional safari? Do you want to journey to the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti, and meet with the Maasai? Have you imagined waking up to fresh brewed coffee/tea and seeing the sunrise on the plains? Have you dreamed of sitting around a roaring campfire hearing stories of the bush and listening to the sounds of Africa under a sky full of bright stars? Perhaps you were concerned that following this dream meant you would have to be uncomfortable in some way. 

The Tanzania Classic Tented Safari aims is to provide the authentic safari with a high standard of accommodations, food and services. At first properties may look like your typical tented camp, but once inside you'll be whisked away into a very special experience. Tenting is not less expensive than staying in lodges.

All Born Free Tented Safari camps in our portfolio will be recommended to meet your comfort level. Camp standards vary greatly in properties, even when designated deluxe or higher.  

Permanent Tented Camps

Generally considered the best for a true high comfort safari experience, permanent camps are smaller occupancy the lodges. They are spacious, fully furnished and have bathrooms ensuite with flush toilets and running water. Some luxury tented camps will still have traditional camp showers to retain the atmosphere of a mobile camp. This will still give you hot and cold water.  Walls are made all or partial of canvas. The ‘rooms’ are sealed from the outside elements with cement or wood floors.

The Platinum level can be over the top with plunge pools and private room stewards. Each level  (Gold, Silver, Bronze) will have a little less in facilities. All standards of permanent camps are powered by electricity or generators that are run when guests are out for the day. Most camps will have central group dining areas and beautiful lounges where everyone meets to discuss the days events with your choice of beverage in hand.

Semi Permanent (Seasonal) Tented Camps

Born Free offers true mobile camps as well as seasonal or semi-permanent camp. Semi-permanent camps are still mobile but are set-up in prime areas for the entire season. They are not moved on a daily basis. They have no permanent structures or swimming pools. Since the camps are mobile the equipment is lighter weight in furnishing. Power is by solar and generators. There are Platinum level Semi Permanent camps. Each recommended camp will have simple bathroom facilities including flush toilets and hot showers. Hot-showers are general on an order basis, but maybe limited to 5-7 minutes. The experience, even for a few nights, is one you will long remember. 

Your Born Free Tanzania Safari Guide is one of the most important keys in making your safari a success. On the Classic Tanzania Tented Safari, you will have the same guide throughout your trip, bringing a welcomed continuity and his ability to anticipate your needs. You will truly appreciate a guide who understands and cares about the trip you have envisioned whether you are looking for your favorite species, want to meet with the Maasai or are a photography enthusiast.

Your Born Free guide will bring unrivaled knowledge, a touch of humor and a warmth that you will welcome each day. We are lucky to work with some of the most respected and knowledgeable guides in Africa who will create an extraordinary safari. Start off with a guide on the first day and end with a ‘friend’ by journeys end.

Featured Inclusions: Flight from Serengeti to Arusha, Unlimited Game Drives, Nature walks, Maasai village visit, all meals on safari, Born Free Concierge Service, 24/7 emergency US & Africa contacts, East Africa Medical Evacuation Limited Membership, pre-journey Briefing Booklet, Born Free customized backpack, luggage tags, personalized & bound final itinerary.

Full list of inclusions and tariff details will be sent upon inquiry.

Born Free Exclusive Option: All guide gratuities can be included.

Born Free Exclusive Option: Premium safari vehicle with air conditioning, 4G wi-fi, and iPad.

Journey Priced From: $9989 per person, double occupancy.

Rates are in US dollars, based on double room, including current taxes, park, fuel fees.

Rates shown are starting price based on Shoulder Season

Add-On Suggestions: Zanzibar - Gorilla Trekking

Is this your dream trip?

The Tanzania Classic Tented Safari is ideal for those who dreamed of Africa and staying 'under canvas'. It is not a ‘camping’ safari with small tents and bedrolls but a very high quality experience. Classic Tented safaris are more expensive than lodges due to the high degree of personalized service and the limited occupancy of the property.

There are camps that are quite rustic and in the Born Free bronze category or lower.

Be sure to discuss your requirements with the Born Free Safari Specialist. It is most important to understand the exact standards of camps. We will be sure to discuss your comfort level and recommend the camp that will provide you with best fit for your safari.

Tailor-Made Itinerary: The Tanzania Classic Tented Safari can be tailored to suit your vision and specifications. Travel in the style that meets your comfort level, to the places that interest you the most at a pace that you'll enjoy. Maybe you'd like to add Kenya, Zanzibar or even a gorilla trek? Your research has led you to Born Free, now let our Specialists tailor-make your journey the way you want to experience it.


  • Private Journey
  • Your Choice of Accommodations
  • Exclusive Born Free Safari Guide throughout Safari
  • Itinerary Optimized for Best Game Viewing Opportunities
  • In-Depth Serengeti Safari (Visits Two Distinctive Regions)
  • Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Lake Manyara
  • Maximized Unlimited Game Drives
  • Unobstructed Views from Special Open Top Vehicles
  • Flight from Serengeti to Arusha
  • Nature Walks
  • Meet the Maasai
  • Ancient Man Site at Olduvai Gorge & Museum
  • Unobstructed Views from Special Open Top Vehicles
  • Sundowners in the Bush
  • Treetop Walkway in Lake Manyara
  • Authentic Maasai Cultural Interaction
  • Binoculars and Cool Boxes with Refreshments in Vehicle
  • Hot-Air Balloon Safari (optional)

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Available accommodation levels

Africa offers a wide array of fabulous accommodations - from luxurious hotels to premium camps to rustic hideaways. The accommodation can be as much a part of the experience as the destination. Born Free selects hotels and lodges based on their proximity to the best wildlife viewing sites, and also considers the property's views, compatibility with the natural surroundings, friendliness of the staff, travelers' needs, food quality and cleanliness. A trip can combine many types of properties depending on your comfort level, itinerary and budget.