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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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.
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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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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Visit all of northern Tanzania’s great wildlife parks and best of Kenya wildlife parks and savor the beauty of your surroundings from beautifully-designed lodges in prime locations. Begin with a restful stay at Nairobi. Then you’re off on safari, game drive of Amboseli National park which has more than 700 elephants and richly filled with some other wildlife animals. Experience nature up close on a full day of impressive wildlife encounters in the Ngorongoro Crater. Cap your safari with a thrilling two night stay in the heart of the action of the world famous Serengeti Plain and Masai Mara game reserve.
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The Hemingway Safari – Sopa Option
Named after Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway, this safari is not only our best seller but also provides visitors with stop overs to all the national parks in northern Tanzania. Beginning with Tarangire National park, the sixth biggest national park in Tanzania; teeming with herds of Elephant, and well known for its Baobab trees; this national park has the utmost concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem. This Safari also includes a visit at a world wonder Ngorongoro Crater which was created by the collapse of a volcano over two million years ago and is now home to an impenetrable concentration of wildlife in Africa. You then move on to Tanzania’s oldest national park, the incredible endless plains of the Serengeti. Famed for its annual migration, when a movement of approximately 1.5 million wildebeest throughout the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems. This incredible national park offers arguably the most astonishing game-viewing in Africa. The safari ends with a visit at the lovely lake Manyara National park, this compact national park offers a small-scale version of the Tanzanian safari experience and was described by Ernest Hemingway as “The loveliest I had seen in Africa”.
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Tanzania Highlight Safari
Enchanting with the heart of the northern parks of Tanzania, this remarkable safari takes you to the Maasai country otherwise known as Tanzania Highlight Safari; populated by the Famous red-blanketed Maasai’s whose cattle share grazing rights with the wildlife. Moving on to the magnificent wilderness area of the endless plains of Serengeti were it is blooming with impeccable flora and fauna. Ending the safari at the dramatic Rift Valley escarpment in one of the smallest yet most beautiful National parks Tanzania has to offer. This safari is designed to give you a mouth-watering experience of Tanzania’s wide variety of wildlife.
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Authentic Northern Routes
This candid safari takes you to the astonishing northern Tanzanian Parks. Gaze your eyes at the breath taking Ngorongoro Crater which was created by a collapse of a volcano over two million years ago and is now home to the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa. You then move on to the vast plains of Serengeti National Park, comprising 1.5 million hectares of savannah and hosts one of the most impressive nature spectacles in the world; were more than two million wildebeests plus hundreds of thousands of gazelles and zebras – followed by their predators in their annual migration in search of pasture and water. Ending the safari in the scenic Lake Manyara. While Manyara lacks the raw drama of other northern circuit destinations, its vegetation is diverse, ranging from savannah to marshes to evergreen forest and it supports one of the highest biomass densities of large mammals in the world.
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