Kenya Tanzania Safari –
This 10-day lodge safari will take you to see the highlights of northern Tanzania as well as Kenya. You will start in Arusha and make your way to the Tarangire, which is famous for its large elephant herds. The safari then takes you to the Lake Manyara National Park before continuing to the world’s biggest crater, followed by a visit of the famous Serengeti. You will cross the border into Kenya and visit the Masai Mara and see the flamingo-filled Lake Nakuru before ending your tour in Nairobi.
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This short 4 day lodge safari is designed to maximise wildlife viewing and combines some of Tanzania’s most iconic destinations you will see huge elephant herds in Tarangire National Park, enjoy the diversified landscapes of Lake Manyara National Park and lastly visit the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater.
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Tanzania Migration Camping Safari
This safari suits travelers with more time to spend and explore the enormous variety of Eastern Africa. You will visit Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the endless plains of the Serengeti, together with these you will have a chance to visit the largest lake in Africa famously known as Lake Victoria and also a visit to the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
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Best Tanzania Safari
Safari in Tanzania reveals the world’s premier safari destination: the Serengeti, and its expansive plains, the largest un-flooded, and un-broken caldera in the world, the creat wildebeest Migration, and the towering Mount Kilimanjaro. Enjoy lunch next to a hippo filled watering hole, sport the legendary tree-climbing lion, and watch as massive tusked elephants amble about the Serengeti on a once in a lifetime safari. Tanzania offers travelers the opportunity to experience firsthand the Maasai culture, amazing animal viewing, and epic ascents up Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s largest free standing mountain. Add a few days on the beaches of Zanzibar and you are in for a truly magical African adventure.
Best time to visit Tanzania
The best wildlife viewing months in Tanzania are during the Dry season from late June to October. The best chance of seeing the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is during June and July and the time to see the wildebeest calving is late January to February. The southern and western circuit parks are best visited during the Dry season (June to October), unlike the more popular northern circuit parks that can be visited year-round. Tarangire is the only exception since its wildlife viewing is considerably better in the Dry season as well.
Best Time June to October (All parks), June-July and January-February (Serengeti for the wildebeest migration and calving).
High Season July to March (northern circuit parks; they get crowded), July to October (southern and western circuit parks; they don’t really get crowded any time of the year).
Low Season April and May (northern circuit parks still get quite a few visitors unlike the southern and western circuit parks, where many lodges close down).
Best weather June to October (little to no rainfall).
worst weather March and April (Peak of wet season)
June to October Dry Season
June and July are the best months to see the wildebeest migration
Animals are easier to spot since they concentrate around waterholes and rivers and there is less vegetation
There are fewer mosquitoes because there is little to no rain; skies are clear and most days are sunny
Even though most tourists visit during the Dry season, the parks still don’t feel crowded, except for the Seronera area in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater
Mornings and nights get cold; it’s recommended to bring warm clothing for morning game drives in open vehicles during the months of June, July and August
November to May wet Season
Late January to February is the time to see the calving in the southern Serengeti, and an excellent time to see predator action
The scenery is green and beautiful; it’s low season, meaning lower rates and less crowded parks
Although wildlife is easier to spot in the Dry season, you’ll still see plenty adn most nothern circuit parks offer good year-round wildlife viewing
Migratory birds are present, and bird watching is at its best
Except for March, April and May, rains are mostly short afternoon showers and seldom have a negative impact on your trip
March to May is the peak of the wet season
Most big wildlife has migrated out of Tarangire NP, and wildlife viewing in Katavi, Selous and Ruaha is clearly better during the Dry season.
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Best safari in Tanzania
A Northern Tanzania Safari
Tanzania’s first safari areas were in the north, and this ‘northern circuit’ remains its most famous safari area. The Ngorongoro Crater and the Rift Valley’s Lake Manyara are names to conjure with – whilst the Serengeti’s great migration is one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles; no wonder it attracts hundreds of thousands of human visitors every year!
Sadly, sometimes the mini-buses out-number the animals here; you can find the side of mass tourism to Africa that we don’t like. Hence we’ve strived to find ways of visiting these areas, whilst avoiding the human hotspots. The main parks there are:
＊ Ngorongoto Conservation Area
Tanzania’s greatest wildlife showpiece, the Ngorongoro Crater has breath-taking views, phenomenal game and a lot of visitors. Look out for elephants, buffalo and black rhino on the crater floor; the larger lion population is far from camera shy.
＊ The Serengeti
The Serengeti’s vast ecosystem covers several different reserves, and includes overwhelming amounts of game. Many areas are also very busy, and we’re very aware that this will detract from many Tanzania safaris here. Other safari areas may be harder to reach, but are usually worth the effort for their exclusivity. It is still possible to safari here with the migration to yourself – but getting the timing right is a science in itself!
＊ Lake Manyara National Park
This small, yet spectacular safari park sits between the Creat Rift Valley’s steep western escarpment and the Lake Manyara, s shallow alkaline lake. It is easily visited from Arusha by 4wD, and often on the way to Ngorongoto Crater and/or the Serengeti.
＊ Tarangire National Park
At its best when it’s dry, Tarangire is an excellent park: with abundant game and very varied bird-life. The bulk of it is also relatively quiet. with few people reaching the southern regions where safari can still find a sense of ‘wilderness.’
A Southern Tanzania Safari
The parks is southern Tanzania cover huge areas and offer grear game-viewing in remote areas, based at small lodges where local safari guides (often real experts) drive you around in open 4wDs. It’s an excellent experience, similar to the best safaris in southern Africa – and these trips probably include our most popular Tanzania safaris. There is no ‘migration’ here – but the game is excellent, and you will relish the real feeling of wilderness here and complete lack of crowds! The main options are:
＊ Selous Game Reseve
Arguably Africa’s largest game reserve, the Selous offers some of best big game safaris in Tanzania with excellent guiding, and it’s a relatively short flight from Dar es Salaam, the coast and islands. Selous is perfect for a week’s safari!
＊ Ruaha National Park
In the heart of Tanzania, Ruaha makes a great extension to a Selous safari. It’s hotter, drier and higher here, so the environments, and several of the game species, are different. Being that bit more remote, there are even fewer camps there.
A western Tanzania Safari
Safaris in western Tanzania are in a league of their own with superb and contrsting wildlife experiences – but see a map to realise that thery are seriously remote! Becouse of this, Tanzania safaris here usually expensive and so receive very few visitors – but of course having few other visitors sharing your experience is a real attraction in itself. The two main parks here are:
＊ Karavi National Park
One of Africa’s most remote safari parks, Katavi has excellent game, includeing prolific buffalo and lion, and an unbeatable feeling of wilderness. It’s very remote event by Tanzania safari standars, but a big draw for old Africa hands who have travelled extensively.
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How to travel around
Camps in the remote areas of southern and western Tanzania are usually visited in fly-in safaris, which use light aircraft to fly between the parks and camp. Flying allows quick access to even remote camps, and scheduled aircraft run frequently. Once at the camps, their own guides will use 4wDs and boats to get you around the parks.
Tanzania Camping Safari
Fantastic wildlife, scenic landscapes, meeting local people, name it all. On this camping safari, you will enjoy the highlights of northern Tanzania Parks. A visit to Tarangire National park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the unique trip to Lake Natron will real adventurous experience to the safari.
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Impressive Tanzania Lodge Safari
On this 5 day lodge safari you will visit the Tarangire and Serengeti National Park as well as the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you immerse in Africa’s breath-taking nature and wildlife. An action packed safari that takes you the worlds greatest naitonal parks.
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Safari Tanzania | Tanzania Secrets Camping Safari
A short but action-packed safari. Get to explore the land of massive Baobabs and huge Elephant herds recognized as Tarangire National park then followed by the home to tree-climbing lions, the Lake Manyara National Park and lastly visit the Ngorongoro Crater home to endangered rhino species.
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The Hemingway Safari – TWC Option
This group safari departs every Sunday from Arusha. Ngorongoro is a UNESCO world heritage site and has been voted as the 8th natural wonder of the world. No wildlife event on the planet rivals Africa’s Great Migration for sheer drama nor the awesome beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater. To witness the migration is on many a wildlife lover’s bucket list. This tour departs from Arusha every Sunday & Wednesday.
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Named after the Wellworth Collection of luxury safari accommodations, which will welcome you each night, Wellworth safari takes you to all of the national parks in northern Tanzania. Start with a visit to the lovely Lake Manyara, where you will be greeted by a host of baboons; then on to the famous endless plains of the Serengeti; followed by the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the world’s wonders, and lastly to Tarangire, known for having the largest concentration of elephants in Africa.
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East African Safari
Explore the vast African landscape full of exotic wildlife and untouched nature. Join in game drives through some of Kenya’s and Tanzania’s largest National Reserves and come close to Africa’s Big Five. Sleep in some of the most unique lodges, while listening to the hyenas cackle or a lion growl in the distance underneath a star lit sky. With this full experience you will have no doubt that you have finally made it to Africa.
We have tailored this holiday to give you the best possible experience on this trip of a lifetime across Kenya and Tanzania. We use 4×4 vehicles for your game drives and keep the tour numbers small so you can see all the unique wildlife this area has to offer.
Along your travels you will stop to meet the local Masai people; a semi-nomadic tribe that have lived on this land for centuries and still hold on to their customs and way of living.
Be sure not to miss the stunning sunsets that are so rich in colour that you may question if they are real!
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