Tanzania

Tanzania offers a range of things to do, from the game filled plains of the Northern Safari circuit to the untouched Southern circuit and the beautiful beaches and islands the Indian Ocean.

 

Tanzania

Tanzania offers a range of things to do, from the game filled plains of the Northern Safari circuit to the untouched Southern circuit and the beautiful beaches and islands the Indian Ocean.

Serengeti National Parks

The vast 14,763 sq km Serengeti National Park is renowned for its stunning landscapes, with endless grasslands dotted with beautiful kojes (rocky outcrops) and for its amazing game viewing experiences. The park is home to large predators like lion. cheetah, leopard, hyena and large numbers of plains game including Zebras, giraffes, various species of gazelle and and an abundant bird life.
Serengeti also plays host to one of the wonders of the natural world, the Great Wildebeest Migration, where over 2 million wildebeest and zebra migrate through the park, following the rain. Then around late July to around October there are several river crossings as the animals cross the river into the Masai Mara in Kenya, before returning to the Serengeti. In the early months of each year, on the short grasslands of South Serengeti, you may witness the the calving season where thousands of wildebeest are born.

 
 

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara is one of the Great Rift Valley soda lakes and Lake Manyara National Park offers game viewing in diverse habitats from the lakeside to dense woodlands and is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions. The park can also be visited for a day trip when travelling to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Various activities are available like cycling, cultural visits to the nearby town and canoe trips, depending on the lakes levels.

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and offers some amazing game viewing experiences. Drive down into the crater and enjoy spectacular game viewing with the crater walls as a backdrop. The surrounding wilderness forms the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to large predators, a variety of plains game and an abundant bird life..

These highlands are very fertile and there are many coffee farms, towns and villages nearby. If not staying at the crater rim, you may decide to stay at one of the coffee farms which offer luxurious cozy accommodation. and a variety of activities like hiking and cultural visits to see the local tribes who live in the area, like the Maasai and the Iraqw tribes.

 
 

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park gets its name from the Tarangire River that crosses through the park. The park is known for its migrating large herds of elephant, stunning landscapes with large baobab trees and an amazing variety of bird species. High concentrations of game can be seen during the dry season, as a large variety of wildlife come to drink at the rivers banks.

The Southern Circuit

Tanzania’s Southern National Parks and Reserves are remote and untouched, perfect for the intrepid explorer. At Ruaha National Park, and Selous Game Reserve you can view wildlife on foot, from a vehicle or by boat, enjoying the river ecosystems of the Ruaha and Rufiji River.
During the months from around June to about November, the parks are at their driest and game is concentrated around the river banks, making for excellent game viewing.

The Western Circuit

Mahale National Park and Katavi National Park are located in western Tanzania, these parks are remote and not frequently visited but provide some of the most untouched safari experiences, including observing chimpanzee in the wilderness.

Zanzibar and the Spice Islands

Zanzibar is known for its palm-lined white sandy beaches. Relax at the beach, swim in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, go diving, snorkeling at the beautiful coral reef or even visit one of the other islands, like Pemba Island.
Zanzibar Island is often known.as the "Spice Island", as it produces cloves and other spices. It also has a rich history as a trading center for spices, slaves and ivory mainly by Arab, Indian and African traders. On a tour of Stone Town see the fusion of the cultures of these traders in the architecture, as you walk through the narrow streets and in the bustling markets..