Sleep under the stars. 

When most people think of safaris, they think of luxury tents and poolside service. But you don't have to be a millionaire to experience the beauty of East Africa's national parks. Rustic Safari specializes in high-quality, affordable safaris, offering you the opportunity to explore the grasslands without breaking the bank. Track animals by day, then stay overnight in the Serengeti's public camps with the ground beneath your back and the stars above. 

The parks' nocturnal critters prowl through the camp at night, and you might have to fight a baboon for your breakfast in the morning. Just kidding you won't. We carry extra bread rolls just in case. 


We provide tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping mats. But you can save money if you already have your own gear. 

The campsites have basic showers and bathrooms, we have tissue, but bringing your own soap is recommended. 

Full catering is provided by Rustic Safari, non-negotiable. But we promise you'll love the food! Veg/vegan and allergy-specific options are available with advanced notice.


Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Airport pickup, overnight in Arusha at Oasis, Outpost, or Ahadi Lodges. 

Day 2: Breakfast at camp, morning drive to Tarangire National park to view the many birds, tree climbing lions, and other wildlife. Overnight in public camp in the park.  

Day 3: Masaii village experience in Laiboni camp, or a canoe trip in the town of Babati. Overnight in the tribal village of Mto wa Mbu. 

Day 4: Early breakfast at before a drive to Serengeti. Afternoon viewing the many animals in the endless plains before an early evening drive to public camp. Sleep under the stars right in the Serengeti. 

Day 5: Full day game drive in the Serengeti. Back to camp in the evening for dinner and drinks around the fire. 

Day 6: Game drive through the southeast Serengeti, passing Ngorongoro Crater on the way for a photo-op. Afternoon cultural tour in Karatu, overnight camping in Karatu on the property of Ngorongoro or Flamingo Resorts. 

Day 7:  Drive back to Arusha for shopping or city sightseeing. 


Low Season: $x,xxx per person, with a group of at least three people. 

High Season: $x,xxx USD per person, with a group of at least three people. 

Rates are always approximate. Prices vary due to group size, season, number of national parks visited, length of safari, which national parks you choose to visit, whether or not you have your own gear, whether or not you include alcohol, etc. The best way to get an accurate quote is to contact us with details of your desired trip, and we will provide you with itinerary options. 

Or if you have no idea what your desired trip is, contact us to be like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ and we'll send you a few sample itineraries with prices.