Tanzania Safaris

Tanzania

Wake to the roar of distant lions in the Ngorongoro crater or the first rays of sun over Mount Kilimanjaro.  Witness the thundering herds of millions of wildebeest and zebra galloping across the endless plains of the Serengeti and feel the thrill pulse through your veins, awakening your every sense. The diverse and colourful charisma of this nation adds to the charm of any exciting and adventurous safari and a friendly “Jambo” will signify the start to every thrilling day!

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Tanzania Safaris

Tanzania’s safari experience can be roughly divided into 4 broad categories: the most popular “northern circuit”, the very wild “southern circuit”, the remote and isolated “western circuit” and the spectacular Mt. Kilimanjaro climb.

The Northern Circuit: Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, Tarangire

Due to these parks popularity, ease of access and the famous wildebeest migration, the northern circuit parks tends to experience the highest tourist volumes, apart from Tarangire which is a little less traveled.

The Southern Circuit: Selous, Ruaha

These southern reserves are simply massive and largely under-utilized, offering absolutely fantastic wildlife viewing against a backdrop of true wilderness.

The Western Circuit: Katavi, Mahale

Truly remote and wild, these parks are definitely off the beaten path but offer exceptional game viewing opportunities away from the madding crowds.  Mahale in the far west is a haven for chimpanzee viewing and an experience not to be missed!

Both the southern and western reserves are characterized by smaller more intimate camps, uncrowded spaces and exceptional game viewing, making them a gem waiting to be discovered by wildlife aficionados.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro offers possibly the most accessible climb in the world for the amateur climber.  However at 5,895 meters (19,341 ft.) above sea level, don’t be fooled into thinking this is a walk in the park! With so many climbing packages available, please feel free to contact us for recommendations of the operators we feel have an excellent safety record and reputation.

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Beaches & Islands:  Saadini, Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia, Mnemba, Fanjove, Lazy Lagoon

Added to this great abundance are sun drenched beaches, with Zanzibar and a host of other tropical islands strung along Tanzania’s east coast bursting with culture and beauty simply waiting to be explored.

Tanzania Wildlife

The great migration is arguably the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet.  Over a million wildebeest migrate endlessly in search of food and water in a great clockwise circle through the Serengeti ecosystem, accompanied by great herds of zebra.

Of almost equal fame is the incredible and unique Ngorongoro Crater.  Hemmed in by the great rising walls of the crater, its 260 square kilometers provide possibly the most concentrated array of African wildlife on the continent.  Huge flocks of flamingoes and great concentrations of elephants mark Lake Manyara and Tarangire respectively.

Incredible and diverse wildlife viewing in remote and raw wilderness is the preserve of the southern and western parks of Selous, Ruaha and Katavi and is an Eden for those wanting to experience a taste of Africa as it was in days gone by.

For primate lovers, the chimpanzees of Mahale more than make up for the remoteness and great distances to be covered in order to share their company.

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Zebra in Tanzania

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Information & Videos

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Tanzania Highlights

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  • Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is Africa’s highest mountain with its peak at 19 341ft
  • Tanzania is home to Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest lake
  • The largest intact caldera in the world is the Ngorongoro Crater, one of Tanzania’s prime safari destinations
  • The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania spans an awe-inspiring 45 000sq kilometers!
  • The largest game reserve in Southern Tanzania is Selous
  • The world’s greatest wildlife spectacle – the great migration – is only found in Tanzania where millions of zebra and wildebeest follow ancient pathways in search of grazing
Tanzania Sundowners At Azura Selous
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Culture

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A total of 128 languages are spoken in Tanzania reflecting many diverse tribal groups. The cultural group most often associated with the great safari areas of the Serengeti are the Masai, whose distinctive dress and customs are readily recognized and add much to the typical safari experience. A colony of Germany until the end of the First World War, the country still reflects some of this European influence particularly in places like the capitol, Dar es Salaam.

Weather

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Tanzania experiences two rainy seasons – the short rains of November / December and then the heavy rains of March-May.  Typically speaking, the best game viewing months are during the dry season from late June to October.  January and February offer a second “dry season” with productive game viewing.

The northern parks can be visited all year round, although Tarangire is the only exception with game viewing being considerably better in the dry season, June to October.

The southern parks are definitely best visited during the dry season months of June to October with some areas closing camps outside of these dry season months.

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Travel Tips

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Tanzania is by and large considered a safe destination, particularly in the safari areas. As in any built up urban area, common sense basic care should be taken to avoid petty theft, pick-pocketing and mugging in the larger centers of Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Stonetown.

Malaria is a risk and so advice from your doctor for the appropriate prophylactic is strongly recommended. Current advice on the requirement for Yellow Fever vaccinations should be sought at the time of booking.

Due to the vastness of the country, most safari travel is conducted by light aircraft.

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