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Tanzania Self-drive July 2015

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The original plan was to self-drive Botswana this year (2015), I have already reserved the campsites but after much consideration have decided Tanzania will give us more of what we are looking for, wild camping with no neighbors. I am sure due to my late planning I will not get all of the camps I am hoping for but am optimistic I can find something in the general vicinity of where we want to be. My plan is to use Shaw Safaris for the vehicle hire.

Here is the itinerary I am hoping to put together. This will take place in mid-July.

Day 1-arrive into JRO and overnight at Twiga Lodge; pick-up vehicle and go shopping
Day 2-finish shopping and head to Tarangire; Mbweha special campsite
Day 3-Tarangire; Mumbi special campsite
Day 4-Tarangire; Mbweha special campsite
Day 5-Lake Manyara; Bagayo A special campsite
Day 6-Olduvai Tented Camp
Day 7-Lobo; Lobo Hill special campsite
Day 8-Lobo; Lobo Hill special campsite
Day 9-Wogakuria; Wogakuria 6 special campsite (anything around Kogatende is already booked from what I have gathered)
Day 10-Wogakuria; Wogakuria 6 special campsite
Day 11-Wogakuria; Wogakuria 6 special campsite
Day 12-Bologonja Flycatcher Camp
Day 13-Kati Kati Tented Camp Central Serengeti
Day 14-Kati Kati Tented Camp Central Serengeti
Day 15-Karatu TBD
Day 16-Depart JRO 7:00 PM

The goal is not to chase the migration but to avoid the crowds the best we can. This will be our 2nd Northern Tanzania safari but our first self-drive. The vehicle will be outfitted with a roof-top tent.

Does anyone know if there is a reasonably stocked store in Karatu where we could buy some grocery items? Is it possible to book the special campsites directly with TANAPA? I did send an email to info@tanzaniaparks.com but never heard anything back. Shaw has said they would handle this but I am such a planning perfectionist I don't want to put them through this unless it is the only way.

I am hoping Canadian Robin or one of the other self-drivers may read this. I have numerous other questions regarding logistics.

Kind regards-Paul

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