Equipment & Camp Setup

An immersion in nature is provided by a camping safari tour at a game park. The regular nighttime wildlife sounds, such as a distant lion’s roar or the unsettling “laughing” of hyenas, serve as continual reminders that you are in the wildlife kingdom and that man is but a guest.  This gives the visitor a really non-stop bush experience when combined with game drives in specially designed 4×4 safari vehicles in key wildlife regions. Our camp staff is carefully chosen, and they receive thorough training. They are dependable, amiable, and unobtrusive, and they are committed to making sure visitors enjoy their time in Tanzania.  Our camp cooks, who we value highly as essential to a camping vacation, take great satisfaction in catering for our visitors and indulging them with delectable fresh bush cuisine.

In anticipation of the typical start up difficulties associated with new ventures, Tanzan Holiday Safaris Team first intended to operate camping safari trips on a small scale. In keeping with Tanzan Holiday Safaris Team heritage and commitment to producing a product that has been well researched, our first offering was small and tidy budget camping. We have been doing budget camping for five years in a row, and we are still doing it extremely well today.

Camping Equipment

On our Adventure Camping Safaris, you will stay in public campsites, located inside the park or on private campsites on the outskirts. The campsites in the parks are not fenced and it is not unlikely that you may find elephants wandering between the tents or bump into antelopes on your way to the shower.

Accommodation will be in 2-person-tents (2.5m x 2.5m and 1.8m high) which are all waterproof and come with built-in mosquito nets at their entrances and windows. Comfortable 5 cm thick sleeping mattresses will be provided by us, as well as robust camping furniture such as tables, safari chairs, functional cutlery, and crockery. Our camping equipment has been imported from South Africa and has therefore great quality, offering you all the comfort you could wish for.

You will also be accompanied by a skilled safari cook who will take care of your well-being. He will prepare all meals, often even including Hamper or a packed meal for a picnic lunch. Early morning eggs and sausages, coffee and bread, snacks and evenings with stews and salads, Kiliholidays cooks can create delicious 3-course meals with only a fire and a sharp knife…

The camp and food will be set up and made for you, so that you just lean back, relax and enjoy your holidays.

 Trekking Equipment

When climbing Mt Kilimanjaro on the Marangu route and during the Mt Meru trekking, you will stay in mountain huts that are similar in style to Scandinavian wooden huts. Mattresses and electric lights are available. All other routes are camping routes and overnight accommodation will be in 2-man-tents equipped with sleeping mats. All meals will be served in a larger mess tent and camping tables and chairs are supplied by us.

On private trekking tours along the camping routes, we carry a chemical toilet with a toilet tent. The toilet situation on Kilimanjaro has been the biggest concern for mountaineers and this undertaking will definitely be a big relief for all private trekking guests.

Our equipment has to withstand the onslaught of exposure to the elements: extreme temperatures, snow and ice storms, and powerful sunlight. Good quality materials and regular maintenance are vital for continued safety and durability and all equipment is replaced and updated periodically.

We only use the best products and brands such as Vaude and Nordisk and even modify our equipment to meet our clients’ needs. The cooking utensils, cutlery, and crockery are made of strong materials to resist the tough requirements. The sleeping mats and the camping gear are made of sturdy but light materials to reduce weight for the porters.