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1 Day Tanzania Safaris

Safari In Tanzania After breakfast in Arusha, we will depart for Tarangire National Park early in the morning. Safari In Tanzania Once we arrive in Tarangire we will begin exploring the enormous termite mounds and the ancient baobab trees. The big five comprises of buffalo, elephants, rhinos, lions and leopards.Safari In Tanzania Some of the other wildlife that you can expect to see includes zebras, Safari In Tanzania hippo, wildebeest and hyenas.Safari In Tanzania The craters also feature an extensive bird population including geese, storks and vultures.





Tanzania Day Trips

Safari In Tanzania We will leave Arusha early morning and travel to Serengeti National Park. Safari In Tanzania We will travel to Serengeti on a road near the rim of Ngorongoro Crater,Safari In Tanzania allowing for animal sightings along the way.Safari In Tanzania The golden savannah and endless plains, teeming with zebras, wildebeest and giraffes make it easy to understand why the Serengeti is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.Safari In Tanzania On this day,

ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI

Safari In TanzaniaThis two-day tour to the Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania offers a multitude of memorable experiences in a short amount of time.Safari In Tanzania The Safari flying visit allows you to explore one of Africa’s seven natural wonders – the Ngorongoro Crater and the Tarangire National Park which boasts many species of vegetation and animals. Tarangire is known for their endless plains of savannah and their immense elephant herds. You will be introduced to the infamous big five and marvel at the colossal landscape of the crater in Ngorongoro

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Day O: Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport

Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be meeting with Africa natural tours &safaris driverat the airport and be transferred to the hotel in Arusha for overnight.Safari In Tanzania

Day One : Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Safari In Tanzania After breakfast in Arusha, we will depart for Tarangire National Park early in the morning. Safari In Tanzania Once we arrive in Tarangire we will begin exploring the enormous termite mounds and the ancient baobab trees.Safari In Tanzania This park is renowned for its diverse bird species and extensive population of elephants.Safari In Tanzania There are regular sightings of ferocious lions, giraffe, warthogs, ostriches, impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes, Safari In Tanzania and mischievous baboons. After viewing the wildlife in Tarangire we will continue our journey to our next highlight the Ngorongoro Crater and Close to Lake Manyara.Safari In Tanzania Dinner and Over night.Safari In Tanzania

Day Two : Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

Safari In Tanzania We will have an early start to the day to ensure that we complete the itinerary for the day which includes a magnificent game drive with a picnic lunch in the crater.Safari In Tanzania Animals infrequently migrate in and out of the crater due to its elevated walls.Safari In Tanzania This means you are capable of spotting every member of the big five in one day. The big five comprises of buffalo, elephants, rhinos, lions and leopards.Safari In Tanzania Some of the other wildlife that you can expect to see includes zebras, Safari In Tanzania hippo, wildebeest and hyenas.Safari In Tanzania The craters also feature an extensive bird population including geese, storks and vultures. Safari In Tanzania You will be graced by the lovely flamingos on the Soda Lake. Our guides are highly skilled and will impress you with their ability to track down animals.Safari In Tanzania This is a skill that a book cannot teach you and that a selected few can perform.Safari In Tanzania Your trip will come to an end in the late afternoon and we will proceed back to Arusha.Safari In Tanzania

<4>Package Includes<4> ⦁
  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof ⦁
  • Campsites / Lodge. ⦁
  • park fees ⦁
  • Tent ⦁
  • mattress ⦁
  • Professional English-speaking safari guide & chef ⦁
  • breakfast; lunches; dinner ⦁
  • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals ⦁
  • Pick up and drop off to Kilimanjaro International Airport. ⦁
  • Pre and after Trek accommodations at the hotel, 2 nights at hotel in Arusha town with bed & breakfast (BB) Meal plan ⦁
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.

    Not Included

  • Flights (International & Domestics)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USA passport holders which is 100$
  • Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities (Balloon flight $600 per person& Masai Village $ 25 per person)

    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI VEHICLES

  • It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited
  • Want NO mileage or fuel limits
  • High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop.
  • Both of our Safari Cars are New
  • All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs
  • All of our cars have refrigerator
  • All of our safari cars have camera charging ports.
  • Most of our Cars are air conditioned
  • We provide Water during Safari.

    3 Days Days Tanzania Safaris

    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI

    Day 1: Arusha to Serengeti National Park

    Safari In Tanzania We will leave Arusha early morning and travel to Serengeti National Park. Safari In Tanzania We will travel to Serengeti on a road near the rim of Ngorongoro Crater,Safari In Tanzania allowing for animal sightings along the way.Safari In Tanzania The golden savannah and endless plains, teeming with zebras, wildebeest and giraffes make it easy to understand why the Serengeti is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.Safari In Tanzania On this day, we will enjoy a picnic lunch on Naabai kopje (a small,Safari In Tanzania rocky hill in a generally flat area), where you will have the opportunity to view the Serengeti’s famous pink-headed lizards. Safari In Tanzania After lunch,Safari In Tanzania we will proceed further into the plains for a leisurely game drive. You will spend the night at the Serengeti,Safari In Tanzania

    Day 2: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

    Safari In Tanzania We will begin our day with an early morning game drive in the central Serengeti.Safari In Tanzania The savannah is an active landscape and the air is flooded with the melodies the birds create as the regenerated sunlight starts to illuminate the full landscape.Safari In Tanzania Your guide will study the prints on the ground to pursue predators. We will travel to the Ngorongoro Crater.Safari In Tanzania You will be provided with dinner and overnight.Safari In Tanzania

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    Days3: Ngorongoro Crater toArusha

    Safari In Tanzania After an early morning breakfast,Safari In Tanzania we will hurry to Ngorongoro Crater,Safari In Tanzania as it is the best time to spot animals.Safari In Tanzania On this day,Safari In Tanzania we will enjoy a game drive around the crater and stop for a picnic lunch at a small lake within the park.Safari In Tanzania The lake is home to many hippos and migratory birds, so guests will be sure to enjoy the visit! Due to the animal “oasis” created within the crater, there is a high possibility of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’.Safari In Tanzania The group comprises some of the strongest animals in Africa – the ferocious lion, the giant elephant, the stealthy leopard, the charging rhino and the mighty water buffalo. Ngorongoro Crater is truly an amazing place.Safari In Tanzania Did you know it was formed over two million of years ago? A large volcano erupted, collapsing the volcano,Safari In Tanzania but left a perfectly unbroken crater, known as a caldera.Safari In Tanzania Within the amazing crater you can expect to view the playful zebra, lumbering hippo,Safari In Tanzania swift wildebeest and cackling hyenas. In addition, there are flocks of graceful flamingos along the Soda Lake, while hungry hawks and vultures circle the sky in search their next meal of discarded carcass. Beautiful storks, ibis, and cranes are popular water birds in the crater, a sight not to miss.Safari In Tanzania After a lovely afternoon of animal sightings,Safari In Tanzania we will finally start our journey back to Arusha Day of departure:Transfer to the Kilimanjaro Airport.

    Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof ⦁
  • Campsites / Lodge. ⦁
  • park fees ⦁
  • Tent ⦁
  • mattress ⦁
  • Professional English-speaking safari guide & chef ⦁
  • breakfast; lunches; dinner
  • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals
  • Pick up and drop off to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Pre and after Trek accommodations at the hotel, 2 nights at hotel in Arusha town with bed & breakfast (BB) Meal plan
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.

    Not Included

  • Flights (International & Domestics)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USA passport holders which is 100$
  • Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities (Balloon flight $600 per person & Masai Village $ 25 per person)

    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI VEHICLES

  • It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited
  • Want NO mileage or fuel limits
  • High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop.
  • Both of our Safari Cars are New
  • . All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs
  • All of our cars have refrigerator
  • All of our safari cars have camera charging ports.
  • Most of our Cars are air conditioned
  • We provide Water during Safari.
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    1 Day Tarangire Tanzania Safari





    2 Days Days Tanzania Safaris

    Safari In Tanzania We will depart from Arusha in the early hours of the day and drive to Tarangire National Park where colossal termite mounds and ancient baobab trees await us.Safari In Tanzania This park is renowned for their immense elephant population,Safari In Tanzania their picturesque scenery and diverse bird life.Safari In Tanzania Tarangire has an enticing wildlife that includes elephants, lions, giraffe, warthogs, ostriches,Safari In Tanzania impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes and baboons. When our game drive comes to an end we will proceed to the Lake Manyarawhere you will get dinnerand overnight.Safari In Tanzania





    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI

    Safari In Tanzania Our three day Northern Circuit Encounter is a memorable experience of Northern Tanzania’s abundance of wildlife and spectacular scenery. Safari In Tanzania Dubbed ‘Africa’s Garden of Eden’,Safari In Tanzania The Ngorongoro Crater hosts an abundance of wildlife including the exceptionally rare black rhino and it is renowned for maximum game spotting. Exploring the vast plains of savannah in Tarangire National Park and tranquil game drives along the shallow waters of Lake Manyara will leave you feeling enchanted and revitalized.Safari In Tanzania

    Day 0: Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport
    Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be meet with Africa Natural Tours & Safaris driver at the airport and be transferred to the hotel in Arusha for overnight.Safari In Tanzania
    Day One : Arusha to Tarangire National Park

    Safari In Tanzania We will depart from Arusha in the early hours of the day and drive to Tarangire National Park where colossal termite mounds and ancient baobab trees await us.Safari In Tanzania This park is renowned for their immense elephant population,Safari In Tanzania their picturesque scenery and diverse bird life.Safari In Tanzania Tarangire has an enticing wildlife that includes elephants, lions, giraffe, warthogs, ostriches,Safari In Tanzania impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes and baboons. When our game drive comes to an end we will proceed to the Lake Manyarawhere you will get dinnerand overnight.Safari In Tanzania

    Day Two : Ngorongoro Crater

    Safari In Tanzania We will have a timely start to the day to ensure that we arrive at the Ngorongoro Crater promptly – early morning game drives provide you with an excellent opportunity to spot wildlife.Safari In Tanzania We will enjoy a wonderful game drive with an appetizing picnic lunch inside the crater. The elevated structure encourages the animals to settle inside the crater which means you are capable of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’ in one day. Safari In Tanzania The big five tend to dominate the savannah and consist of buffalo, lions, elephants, rhinos and leopards. Safari In Tanzania The Ngorongoro Crater developed its structure nearly three million years ago when a colossal volcano erupted, making it the largest un-flooded,Safari In Tanzania unbroken caldera in the world.Safari In Tanzania You can also expect to encounter zebra, hippo,Safari In Tanzania wildebeest and hyenas.Safari In Tanzania You will find the flamingos gracefully lounging around the Soda Lake and the vultures are always corroding the discarded prey of a predator.Safari In Tanzania Other birds include storks and geese.Safari In Tanzania Your guide will be in close contact with the other safari drivers and his impressive ability to track down hidden animals will assure that you have an eventful day. We will have dinner and spend the night Lake Manyara.Safari In Tanzania

    Day Three : Lake Manyara to Arusha

    Safari In Tanzania In the morning we will depart to Lake Manyara where we will spend the day and enjoy a delectable picnic lunch. Safari In Tanzania The park is nestled at the base of the rusty gold Great Rift Valley escarpment and the scenic landscape is breathtakingly magnificent.Safari In Tanzania An abundance of species are able to reside in the park due to the wide range of habitats. The park record consists of over 380 species of birds, some of which are migratory,Safari In Tanzania making it the ideal location for bird watchers. Thousands of pink-hued flamingos occupy the margin of the lake; other large water birds include pelicans, storks and cormorants. The wildlife you can expect to see are buffalo, elephants,Safari In Tanzania giraffe, impalas and the ferocious hippos that inhabit the water.Safari In Tanzania Our trip will come to an end in the late afternoon. We will proceed to Arusha. Day of departure:Transfer to the Kilimanjaro Airport.

    Package Includes

    .Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof ⦁ .Campsites / Lodge. ⦁ park fees ⦁ .Tent ⦁ . mattress ⦁ .Professional English-speaking safari guide & chef ⦁ . breakfast; lunches; dinner ⦁ .1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals ⦁ .Pick up and drop off to Kilimanjaro International Airport. ⦁ .Pre and after Trek accommodations at the hotel, 2 nights at hotel in Arusha town with bed & breakfast (BB) Meal plan ⦁ .18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.

    Not Included

    .Flights (International & Domestics) ⦁ .Travel insurance ⦁ .Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USA passport holders which is 100$ ⦁ .Personal items ⦁ .Tips for safari guide & chef ⦁ .Soda and Alcoholic beverages ⦁ .Extra activities (Balloon flight $600 per person & Masai Village $ 25 per person)

    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI VEHICLES

    It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited Want NO mileage or fuel limits High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop. Both of our Safari Cars are New All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs All of our cars have refrigerator All of our safari cars have camera charging ports. Most of our Cars are air conditioned We provide Water during Safari.

    Tarangire

    1 Day Arusha Tanzania Safaris

    4 Days Days Tanzania Safaris

    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI

    Safari In Tanzania Explore on this popular 4 days safari the three unquestioned most impressive national parks and conversation area of Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit.Safari In Tanzania Experience to the large elephant population in Tarangire National Park,Safari In Tanzania explore the breathtaking wildebeest migration at Serengeti and spot one of the rare rhinos in Ngorongoro Crater.Safari In Tanzania We will take you on an African adventure you did not even picture in your wildest dreams.Safari In Tanzania

    Day 0: Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International
    Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be meeting with Africa Natural Tours & Safaris driver at the airport and be transferred to the hotel in Arusha for overnight(BB).
    Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

    Safari In Tanzania We will depart from Arusha in the morning and travel to the Tarangire National Park where you can marvel at the colossal termite mounds and the ancient baobab trees.Safari In Tanzania The picturesque scenery and diverse bird-life assist in creating the tranquil ambiance of the Tarangire National Park. The great elephant, warthogs,Safari In Tanzania ostriches, impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes, and baboons.Safari In Tanzania When your game drive comes to an end, we will take you to the Lake Manyara whereyou will getdinner and over night.

    Main Accommodation
    Day 2: Tarangire to Serengeti National Park

    Safari In Tanzania ,An appetizing breakfast will transit to Ngorongoro to the Serengeti National Park. We will take the scenic route to the Serengeti which allows us to travel near the Ngorongoro Crater. There is a possibility of spotting game. The endless golden savannah with splotches of colour created by the vegetation and wildlife make it easy to understand why the Serengeti is one of the Seven Natural wonders of Africa. We will stop so that you can enjoy your picnic lunch on a kopje (a small hill in a generally flat area).Safari In Tanzania We will proceed further into the Serengeti for a leisurely game drive. You will spend the night at Serengeti,

    Day 3: : Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

    We will begin our day with an early morning game drive in the central Serengeti. Safari In Tanzania The savannah is an active landscape and the air is flooded with the melodies the birds create as the regenerated sunlight starts to illuminate the full landscape.Safari In Tanzania Your guide will study the prints on the ground to pursue predators. Safari In Tanzania We will travel to the Ngorongoro Crater. You will be provided with dinner and overnight.Safari In Tanzania

    Days 4: Ngorongoro to Arusha

    Safari In Tanzania After an early morning breakfast, we will hurry to Ngorongoro Crater,Safari In Tanzania as it is the best time to spot animals. On this day, Safari In Tanzania we will enjoy a game drive around the crater and stop for a picnic lunch at a small lake within the park. The lake is home to many hippos and migratory birds, Safari In Tanzania so guests will be sure to enjoy the visit! Due to the animal “oasis” created within the crater, there is a high possibility of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’. The group comprises some of the strongest animals in Africa – the ferocious lion, the giant elephant, the stealthy leopard, the charging rhino and the mighty water buffalo.Safari In Tanzania Ngorongoro Crater is truly an amazing place. Did you know it was formed over two million of years ago? A large volcano erupted, collapsing the volcano, but left a perfectly unbroken crater, known as a caldera. Safari In Tanzania Within the amazing crater you can expect to view the playful zebra, lumbering hippo, swift wildebeest and cackling hyenas. In addition, there are flocks of graceful flamingos along the Soda Lake, while hungry hawks and vultures circle the sky in search their next meal of discarded carcass.Safari In Tanzania Safari In Tanzania Beautiful storks, ibis, and cranes are popular water birds in the crater,Safari In Tanzania a sight not to miss. After a lovely afternoon of animal sightings, we will finally start our journey back to Arusha.Safari In Tanzania Day of departure:Transfer to the Kilimanjaro Airport.

    Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Campsites / Lodge.
  • park fees
  • Tent
  • mattress
  • Professional English speaking safari guide & chef
  • breakfast; lunches; dinner
  • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals
  • Pick up and drop off to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Pre and after Trek accommodations at the hotel, 2 nights at hotel in Arusha town
  • with bed & breakfast (BB) Meal plan
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged
  • .

    Not Included

  • Flights (International & Domestics)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USA passport holders which is 100$
  • Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities (Balloon flight $600 per person & Masai Village $ 25 per person)
  • ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI VEHICLES

  • It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited
  • Want NO mileage or fuel limits
  • High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop.
  • Both of our Safari Cars are New
  • All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs
  • All of our cars have refrigerator
  • All of our safari cars have camera charging ports.
  • Most of our Cars are air conditioned
  • We provide Water during Safari.
  • Days Tanzania Safaris

    ABOUT TANZNAIA SAFARI

    Safari In Tanzania The best tour company in TanzaniaThis is our Big Adventure safari and just right for you if you want to experience everything that Tanzania has to offer.Safari In Tanzania We’ll take you on a journey of sights and sounds and colours: a journey where you’ll witness a landscape of diversity and nature at its finest. From the golden plains of the Serengeti to the lush exclusivity of Tarangire;Safari In Tanzania from the russets of Lake Natron to the pink shimmer of flamingo on Soda Lake at the Ngorongoro Crater, you’ll travel across a glorious patchwork of habitats framed eternally by deep blue skies, golden horizons and the indigo of star-filled nights. And all this, of course, with the opportunity to watch some of the most spectacular animals on the planet,Safari In Tanzania including the Big Five. Adventures don’t come any bigger than this.Safari In Tanzania

    Day of arrival : Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha town
    Day 1: Arusha to Arusha National Park

    Safari In Tanzania Your adventure will start at Arusha, a cheerful, bustling town filled with coffee houses and a lively buzz. You’ll set off to the Arusha National Park, the setting for the jewel-like Lake Momella, which you’ll glimpse through the bronze bush where the Ngurduto Crater buffalo, waterbuck, giraffe, warthogs, zebra and gazelle reside throughout the year. You’ll set out on foot, too, for a stroll that will offer you the sensation of feeling Africa’s vibrant pulse through the soles of your shoes and you’ll experience the bush in infinite detail. You’ll be safe, though, as an armed ranger will accompany you as you explore the landscape of buzzing insects and birds calling, with the cries of the savannah further off. You’ll hike through lush forest to a sparkling waterfall and, further, to a magical place famous for the antics of the black and white colobus monkeys. You’ll spend the evening gazing at the park, while our chef prepares a delicious meal for you.

    Main Accommodation
    Day 2: National Park to Tarangire National Park to Lake Manyara

    Safari In Tanzania After a tasty breakfast you’ll head off to the lovely, Safari In Tanzania quiet Tarangire National Park. It’s a huge park, with a diverse concentration of wildlife especially between July and October when the Tarangire River is in full flood. If you love elephants,Safari In Tanzania then this is the park for you. You’ll never forget your first siting of the majestic African elephant, the largest land mammal in the world; and at Tarangire, herds of these beautiful, intelligent creatures wander at leisure, looking after their young. But you’ll also see a dizzying variety of wildlife including lions, giraffe, warthogs, ostrich, impala, Safari In Tanzania cheetah,Safari In Tanzania mongoose, buffalo, and baboons. The birdlife is magnificent, too, and you’ll catch the flash of a red-and-yellow barbet,Safari In Tanzania or gaze on the slow circling of the tawny eagle. After a picnic lunch you’ll drive to Lake Manyara and reach in the late afternoon. You’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the African evening while enjoying a tasty dinner.Safari In Tanzania

    Day 3: Lake Manyara to Lake Natron

    Safari In Tanzania After a yummy breakfast, you’ll depart for Lake Natron, which is famous for its salinity and the unique consequences of this.Safari In Tanzania The microorganisms that prefer an alkaline environment cause the lake’s russet tone, and you’ll see salt-crust rafts scattered in the shallows.Safari In Tanzania Over half the world’s lesser flamingoes are born in the lake, and you are likely to see clouds of shimmering pink as the flamingoes settle and stalk on the still waters.Safari In Tanzania You’ll explore a curious terrain of salt marshes and freshwater wetlands with its unique flora, leading to sparkling waterfalls. Safari In Tanzania The lake is framed by the incredible Oldoinyo Lengai (Mountain of God in Maasai, the language of Maasai people), an active volcano that carves out hornitos - incredible statues made of cooled lava.Safari In Tanzania (We can arrange a climb up Oldoinyo Lengai – it’s an extra day to your adventure. Just ask us when you book!) You’ll spend the evening watching the sun set pink and gold over this incredible landscape and dinner will be served as the first stars appear.Safari In Tanzania

    Day 4: Lake Natron to Serengeti National Park

    Safari In Tanzania After breakfast you’ll say goodbye to Lake Natron and hello to the world-famous Serengeti National Park. But first you’ll travel through the bustling towns of Loliondo and Wasso through Klein’s Gate at the northeast entrance to the park. This road trip takes in an array of sites: towns and villages, savannah and forest,Safari In Tanzania and you’ll be able to spot animals like antelope, wildebeest and zebra.Safari In Tanzania You’ll arrive at the Serengeti where you can stretch your legs then fill up with a delicious dinner in time for a good night’s sleep,Safari In Tanzania ready for your full day’s adventures tomorrow.Safari In Tanzania ,

    Day 5: Serengeti National Park

    Safari In Tanzania After a nourishing breakfast, you’ll continue into the vast plains of the magnificent Serengeti,Safari In Tanzania home to a diverse array of hundreds of species of animal and bird.Safari In Tanzania Each moment of today’s adventure will stimulate your senses; your eyes alert for each new sitting, your ears feasting on the calls, screeches and buzz of life – or the still, dead silence of the hot noonday. Safari In Tanzania The Serengeti is world famous for its diversity – you’ll likely see lions,Safari In Tanzania leopard, elephant, cheetahs and water buffalo - and all within a few feet of your jeep. There’s nowhere like it.Safari In Tanzania It’s also home to one of the natural wonders of the world – the Great Migration of zebra and wildebeest as they traverse the plains in their thousands, risking their lives with the predators they attract, who are also just trying to stay alive. It’s humbling to watch.Safari In Tanzania You’ll also spot some of the park’s lesser known, but equally beautiful creatures including eland, hyenas,Safari In Tanzania gazelle, crocodile, giraffe, zebra, monkeys, baboons, hippo and rhino. The hundreds of bird species, both endemic and migrating from the Eurasia, are a special bonus for bird-watchers. The day’s delights will continue with a freshly cooked and delicious dinner,Safari In Tanzania under the stars.

    Main Accommodation
    Day 6: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
    Safari In Tanzania You’ll be up and about after breakfast for another drive through the sights and sounds of the Serengeti: the golden grasslands dotted with acacia, the endless blue of the skies and the ever-changing sites: over here you might see a rare tree-climbing lion – not as graceful as the leopard who is a lithe, natural climber – and towards the horizon a mixed herd of zebra and wildebeest grazing gently.Safari In Tanzania After lunch you’ll set off for your next adventure, which is an exploration of the unique Ngorongoro Crater, and we’ll spend overnight here, which is on the very rim of the Crater itself. This is an ideal place to rest and relax, as you’ll enjoy a drink watching the incredible colours of the sunset range over the savannah, and the shadow of night creep into the caldera below.Safari In Tanzania You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner by starlight.Safari In Tanzania

    Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater to Mto wa Mbu

    Safari In Tanzania You’ll be up early in a world etched in the pink and apricot rays of an African dawn because early mornings are the best time to spot the animals – especially the Big Five. Safari In Tanzania But don’t worry; you’ll have a filling, healthy breakfast before you set off! The volcanic landscape is rich and fertile and attracts thousands of grazing animals – and their predators. The high walls of the crater form a protective shelter for many animals and prevent migration, Safari In Tanzaniaso the diversity is dizzying and you’ll spot zebra, wildebeest and cackling hyenas, amongst others. After a busy morning you’ll enjoy a leisurely picnic lunch near a pond full of hippos and then gaze on the sites at Soda Lake: the flocks of graceful flamingos as well as stork, ibis,Safari In Tanzania and crane. Circling in the indigo blue sky are vultures and hawks eagerly in search of a discarded carcasses.Safari In Tanzania In the afternoon you’ll set off to Manyara Mto wa Mbu where you will overnight.

    Main Accommodation
    Day 8: Mto wa Mbu to Lake Eyasi

    Safari In Tanzania Lake Eyasi is a special place; it’s the home of one of the world’s last tribe of hunter- gatherers. The Hadzabe bushpeople grow no food,Safari In Tanzania raise no livestock, and live without rules or calendars. They live a hunter-gatherer existence that is little changed in 10,000 years.Safari In Tanzania You’ll be able to watch the Hadzabe traditional methods of survival,Safari In Tanzania including how they hunt; and you can be sure nothing is hunted that is not used in its entirety.Safari In Tanzania The Hadzabe way respects the land and all of its inhabitants and you’ll find a beauty and peace in their way of life. After lunch you’ll journey to Mto wa Mbu, which is very close to the gate of our next national park, Safari In Tanzania the Lake Manyara National Park.Safari In Tanzania You’ll spend the evening reflecting on your adventures so far, and relaxing with a drink as you listen to the calls of the evening.Safari In Tanzania

    Day 9: Manyara National Park toArusha<

    Safari In Tanzania Another early start – fuelled by a decent breakfast – to spot the wildlife as they are starting their day.Safari In Tanzania Lake Manyara National Park nestles at the foot of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, and is a patchwork of diverse landscapes: Safari In Tanzania the shrubby expanse of the golden savannah, the narrow shores teeming with wildlife and the still waters of Lake Manyara itself.Safari In Tanzania This park is famous for elephant and for its tribes of baboons, who swoop and call to each other and never seem to stop for breath. It’s also home to the legendary tree-climbing lions as well as powerful water buffalo, the majestic African elephant, and giraffe, impala and hippo.Safari In Tanzania With over four hundred species of dazzling birds, some of which are migratory, it’s a birdwatcher's paradise.Safari In Tanzania You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch in the heart of the park, to the calls of the birds and the buzzing of insects while the sun turns everything to gold. After more wildlife spotting, you’ll say goodbye to the Lake and drive through Maasai bomas,Safari In Tanzania baobab forest and rolling savannah plains en route toArusha, where your safari adventure will end. Back to Arusha.Safari In Tanzania

    Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Campsites / Lodge.
  • park fees
  • Tent
  • mattress
  • Professional English speaking safari guide & chef
  • breakfast; lunches; dinner
  • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals
  • Pick up and drop off to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Pre and after Trek accommodations at the hotel, 2 nights at hotel in Arusha town with bed & breakfast (BB) Meal plan
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
  • Not Included

  • Flights (International & Domestics)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USA passport holders which is 100$
  • Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities (Balloon flight $570 per person & Masai Village $ 25 per person)
  • ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI VEHICLES ⦁
  • It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited
  • Want NO mileage or fuel limits
  • High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop.
  • Both of our Safari Cars are New
  • All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs
  • All of our cars have refrigerator
  • All of our safari cars have camera charging ports
  • . ⦁
  • Most of our Cars are air conditioned
  • We provide Water during Safari.
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    Day 1: Arusha to Serengeti National Park

    Safari In Tanzania We will leave Arusha early morning and travel to Serengeti National Park. Safari In Tanzania We will travel to Serengeti on a road near the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, Safari In Tanzania allowing for animal sightings along the way. The golden savannah and endless plains,Safari In Tanzania teeming with zebras, wildebeest and giraffes make it easy to understand why the Serengeti is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. On this day, we will enjoy a picnic lunch on Naabai kopje (a small, rocky hill in a generally flat area),Safari In Tanzania where you will have the opportunity to view the Serengeti’s famous pink-headed lizards. After lunch, we will proceed further into the plains for a leisurely game drive. You will spend the night at the Serengeti, and fall asleep to the playful calls of the zebra and hyenas. Safari In TanzaniaAs with guaranteed with each tour,Safari In Tanzania

    Day 2: Serengeti National Park

    Safari In Tanzania We will begin the day in heart of the Serengeti. Safari In Tanzania The animals found in the Serengeti are extremely diverse so visitors will likely enjoy views of lions, leopards, elephants,Safari In Tanzania cheetahs, water buffalo, zebras, and wildebeest. Safari In Tanzania In addition, elands, hyenas, gazelles, crocodiles, giraffe, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos and antelopes are all found within the park. Don’t worry about the time of year of your safari, because there are animals within the Serengeti all year! After the game drive,Safari In Tanzania a delectable dinner will be served.Safari In Tanzania

    Day 3: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
    Safari In Tanzania This day marks the last day of game drive in Serengeti before we make our way to Ngorongoro Crater. After an exciting game drive full of animal sightings and a picnic lunch, we will drive to the Crater. This night we will stay here, overlooking the unbroken caldera of Ngorongoro Crater. The views of the sunset over the savannah are absolutely breathtaking. After a long day of adventuring, guests will enjoy a tasty dinner prepared by our friendly cook.
    : Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

    After an early morning breakfast, we will hurry to Ngorongoro Crater, as it is the best time to spot animals.Safari In Tanzania On this day, Safari In Tanzania we will enjoy a game drive around the crater and stop for a picnic lunch at a small lake within the park. The lake is home to many hippos and migratory birds,Safari In Tanzania so guests will be sure to enjoy the visit! Due to the animal “oasis” created within the crater,Safari In Tanzania there is a high possibility of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’. The group comprises some of the strongest animals in Africa – the ferocious lion, the giant elephant, the stealthy leopard, the charging rhino and the mighty water buffalo.Safari In Tanzania Ngorongoro Crater is truly an amazing place. Did you know it was formed over two million of years ago? A large volcano erupted, collapsing the volcano, but left a perfectly unbroken crater, known as a caldera. Within the amazing crater you can expect to view the playful zebra, lumbering hippo, swift wildebeest and cackling hyenas. In addition,Safari In Tanzania there are flocks of graceful flamingos along the Soda Lake, while hungry hawks and vultures circle the sky in search their next meal of discarded carcass. Beautiful storks, ibis, and cranes are popular water birds in the crater, a sight not to miss. After a lovely afternoon of animal sightings, we will finally start our journey back to Arusha.Safari In Tanzania

    Package Includes

  • Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Campsites / Lodge.
  • . ⦁
  • park fees
  • . ⦁
  • Tent
  • . ⦁
  • mattress
  • . ⦁
  • Professional English speaking safari guide & chef
  • . ⦁
  • breakfast; lunches; dinner
  • . ⦁
  • 1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals
  • . ⦁
  • Pick up and drop off to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • . ⦁
  • Pre and after Trek accommodations at the hotel, 2 nights at hotel in Arusha town
  • . with bed & breakfast (BB) Meal plan. ⦁
  • 18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.
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    Not Included

  • Flights (International & Domestics)
  • . ⦁ Travel insurance. ⦁
  • Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USA passport holders which is 100$
  • . ⦁
  • Personal items
  • . ⦁
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • . ⦁
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • . ⦁
  • Extra activities (Balloon flight $600 per person & Masai Village $ 25 per person)
  • .

    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI VEHICLES

  • It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited
  • . ⦁
  • Want NO mileage or fuel limits
  • . ⦁
  • High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop.
  • . ⦁
  • Both of our Safari Cars are New
  • . ⦁
  • All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs
  • . ⦁
  • All of our cars have refrigerator
  • . ⦁
  • All of our safari cars have camera charging ports.
  • . ⦁
  • Most of our Cars are air conditioned
  • . ⦁
  • We provide Water during Safari
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    1 Day Manyara Tanzania Safaris





    2 Days Days Tanzania Safaris

    Safari In Tanzania We will depart from Arusha in the early hours of the day and drive to Tarangire National Park where colossal termite mounds and ancient baobab trees await us.Safari In Tanzania This park is renowned for their immense elephant population,Safari In Tanzania their picturesque scenery and diverse bird life.Safari In Tanzania Tarangire has an enticing wildlife that includes elephants, lions, giraffe, warthogs, ostriches,Safari In Tanzania impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes and baboons. When our game drive comes to an end we will proceed to the Lake Manyarawhere you will get dinnerand overnight.Safari In Tanzania





    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI

    Safari In Tanzania Our three day Northern Circuit Encounter is a memorable experience of Northern Tanzania’s abundance of wildlife and spectacular scenery. Safari In Tanzania Dubbed ‘Africa’s Garden of Eden’,Safari In Tanzania The Ngorongoro Crater hosts an abundance of wildlife including the exceptionally rare black rhino and it is renowned for maximum game spotting. Exploring the vast plains of savannah in Tarangire National Park and tranquil game drives along the shallow waters of Lake Manyara will leave you feeling enchanted and revitalized.Safari In Tanzania

    Day 0: Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport
    Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be meet with Africa Natural Tours & Safaris driver at the airport and be transferred to the hotel in Arusha for overnight.Safari In Tanzania
    Day One : Arusha to Tarangire National Park

    Safari In Tanzania We will depart from Arusha in the early hours of the day and drive to Tarangire National Park where colossal termite mounds and ancient baobab trees await us.Safari In Tanzania This park is renowned for their immense elephant population,Safari In Tanzania their picturesque scenery and diverse bird life.Safari In Tanzania Tarangire has an enticing wildlife that includes elephants, lions, giraffe, warthogs, ostriches,Safari In Tanzania impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes and baboons. When our game drive comes to an end we will proceed to the Lake Manyarawhere you will get dinnerand overnight.Safari In Tanzania

    Day Two : Ngorongoro Crater

    Safari In Tanzania We will have a timely start to the day to ensure that we arrive at the Ngorongoro Crater promptly – early morning game drives provide you with an excellent opportunity to spot wildlife.Safari In Tanzania We will enjoy a wonderful game drive with an appetizing picnic lunch inside the crater. The elevated structure encourages the animals to settle inside the crater which means you are capable of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’ in one day. Safari In Tanzania The big five tend to dominate the savannah and consist of buffalo, lions, elephants, rhinos and leopards. Safari In Tanzania The Ngorongoro Crater developed its structure nearly three million years ago when a colossal volcano erupted, making it the largest un-flooded,Safari In Tanzania unbroken caldera in the world.Safari In Tanzania You can also expect to encounter zebra, hippo,Safari In Tanzania wildebeest and hyenas.Safari In Tanzania You will find the flamingos gracefully lounging around the Soda Lake and the vultures are always corroding the discarded prey of a predator.Safari In Tanzania Other birds include storks and geese.Safari In Tanzania Your guide will be in close contact with the other safari drivers and his impressive ability to track down hidden animals will assure that you have an eventful day. We will have dinner and spend the night Lake Manyara.Safari In Tanzania

    Day Three : Lake Manyara to Arusha

    Safari In Tanzania In the morning we will depart to Lake Manyara where we will spend the day and enjoy a delectable picnic lunch. Safari In Tanzania The park is nestled at the base of the rusty gold Great Rift Valley escarpment and the scenic landscape is breathtakingly magnificent.Safari In Tanzania An abundance of species are able to reside in the park due to the wide range of habitats. The park record consists of over 380 species of birds, some of which are migratory,Safari In Tanzania making it the ideal location for bird watchers. Thousands of pink-hued flamingos occupy the margin of the lake; other large water birds include pelicans, storks and cormorants. The wildlife you can expect to see are buffalo, elephants,Safari In Tanzania giraffe, impalas and the ferocious hippos that inhabit the water.Safari In Tanzania Our trip will come to an end in the late afternoon. We will proceed to Arusha. Day of departure:Transfer to the Kilimanjaro Airport.

    Package Includes

    .Transport (4x4 Land Cruiser) with open roof ⦁ .Campsites / Lodge. ⦁ park fees ⦁ .Tent ⦁ . mattress ⦁ .Professional English-speaking safari guide & chef ⦁ . breakfast; lunches; dinner ⦁ .1,5 bottle of water per day; tea and coffee with meals ⦁ .Pick up and drop off to Kilimanjaro International Airport. ⦁ .Pre and after Trek accommodations at the hotel, 2 nights at hotel in Arusha town with bed & breakfast (BB) Meal plan ⦁ .18% VAT on tour fees & services which cost nearly 55% of the total cost charged.

    Not Included

    .Flights (International & Domestics) ⦁ .Travel insurance ⦁ .Visa cost which is $50 except for Canadian and USA passport holders which is 100$ ⦁ .Personal items ⦁ .Tips for safari guide & chef ⦁ .Soda and Alcoholic beverages ⦁ .Extra activities (Balloon flight $600 per person & Masai Village $ 25 per person)

    ABOUT TANZANIA SAFARI VEHICLES

    It owned by Africa Natural Tours & Safaris Company Limited Want NO mileage or fuel limits High maintenance standards, we have our own maintenance shop. Both of our Safari Cars are New All of our cars are 4x4 with pop-top roofs All of our cars have refrigerator All of our safari cars have camera charging ports. Most of our Cars are air conditioned We provide Water during Safari.

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    HOW TO PLAN A PERFECT TANZANIA SAFARI TOUR

    Planning a Tanzanian safari can be very difficult at the first time in different aspects like, Figuring out when to visit, which parks to include, where to stay, and how long to spend in each location can be a stressful task, but we’re here to help!

    This guide to planning your safari in Tanzania should give you plenty of inspiration for planning your dream trip, and you can always contact one of our safari experts to help make your plans a reality.

    When to Plan good Tanzania Safari

    Deciding which time of year to visit Tanzania can have a huge impact on not only which parks you should visit and what you will see on safari, but also on issue of cost

    Calving Season — December to March

    Named for the calving season of the annual Wildebeest Migration, calving season extends from December through until March and is most notable for the presence of the Wildebeest Migration in the Ndutu region of the Serengeti. At this time of year, tens of thousands of baby Wildebeest take their first steps and the herd remains in Ndutu to feed until it is time to head north. While hotels can be hard to find over Christmas and New Year’s, calving season is nonetheless a fantastic time to visit Tanzania. Crowds are not as high as they are in peak season, but the weather is good and the guarantee of seeing the Wildebeest Migration in Ndutu makes it a great time to visit.

    Green Season-April and May

    The rainy season might not seem like a great time to go on a Tanzanian safari, but the lower crowds mean you’ll have access to luxury lodges at a greatly reduced rate. While tented camps and camping are not ideal in the wet conditions, luxury lodges such as Serena, Sopa, and the Four Seasons are all much more affordable in the rainy season.
    Highlights: Staying in luxury lodges in Ngorongoro and the Serengeti.

    Peak Season — June to September

    Without a doubt, the most popular time of year to visit Tanzania, June through September is characterized by the movements of the Wildebeest Migration from the Southern Serengeti to the Maasai Mara in Kenya. For those wanting to see the herd in motion and have the chance to witness a river crossing at Grumeti or the Mara River, this is the best time to visit. Of course, peak season also means higher prices and more crowds to contend with — but many find that the extra cost and crowds are worth it for the chance to see a Mara River crossing.
    Highlights: Chasing the Wildebeest Migration across the Central and Northern Serengeti.

    Shoulder Season — October and November

    Sometimes known as the short rainy season, October and November is another quiet time of year in Tanzania. With the Wildebeest Migration in the Maasai Mara at this time of year, your chances of seeing the herd are slim. While lodges aren’t as cheap as they are in the rainy season, there are fewer crowds in the parks. The weather is also better than in the long rainy season, making it a good time to avoid the crowds without having to deal with the rain.
    Highlights: Exploring parks such as Lake Manyara, Tarangire, and the Serengeti without the crowds.
    Drawbacks: The only time of year where the Wildebeest Migration is not likely to be in Tanzania.

    Where to Visit on Your Tanzania Safari

    Once you have figured out what time of year you’d like to have your safari in Tanzania, it’s time to figure out which parks to include in your trip. No safari to Tanzania would be complete without visiting its two crown jewels: Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

    1 Serengeti National Park

    The Serengeti is one of the world’s most famous wildernesses and plays host to the Wildebeest Migration for much of the year. The Ndutu region is home to the annual calving season, while the Seronera region of the Central Serengeti is one of the most visited corners of the park due to its big cat population. The Grumeti Region in the park’s west is home to the often-overlooked Grumeti River crossing each year. From July through to August, the Northern Serengeti is home to the high drama of Mara River crossings. This area of the park is hugely popular at this time of year.

    2 Ngorongoro Conservation Area

    Descending to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater is every bit as iconic as a game drive out on the plains of the Serengeti. Home to Tanzania’s largest rhinoceros population, Ngorongoro Crater is also a fantastic place to spot lions, elephants, buffalo, hyenas, hippos, and much more. While it is Tanzania’s most expensive park, its amazing game viewing and its strategic location between the Serengeti and Arusha make it a must-see in any Tanzania itinerary.
    The Worthwhile Ngorongoro and the Serengeti are undoubtedly Tanzania’s most popular parks, but the twin parks of Lake Manyara and Tarangire are also worthwhile additions to your Tanzania safari. In addition, nearby Lake Eyasi offers an unforgettable cultural experience.

    3 Lake Manyara National Park

    Famous for its tree-climbing lions and its variety of birdlife, Lake Manyara National Park is an especially charming park during the rainy season, when its waters are home to wallowing hippos and colorful flamingos. One of the few places in Tanzania where you can embark on a canoe safari or a night game drive, Lake Manyara is a great stop off between Arusha and Ngorongoro.

    4 Tarangire National Park

    With its distinctive baobab trees and Tanzania’s largest elephant population, Tarangire National Park is one of Tanzania’s most unique parks. Especially good during the dry season when its population gathers along the banks of the Tarangire River, the park is an excellent place to spot lions, elephants, baboons, giraffes, and zebra.

    5 Lake Eyasi

    While it is not a national park, Lake Eyasi is nonetheless a popular addition to Tanzanian safari itineraries. Home to the Hadzabe people, Lake Eyasi offers visitors to Tanzania a unique opportunity to interact with one of Tanzania’s most ancient and fascinating cultures. The Hadzabe maintain their hunter-gatherer lifestyle despite Tanzania’s rapid development, and visitors can embark on a hunting expedition with the Hadzabe as well as experiencing village life.

    6 Arusha National Park

    While Arusha National Park cannot boast the large mammals such as elephants or predators such as leopards and lions, the park is nonetheless a popular addition to Tanzanian safaris. The only place in Tanzania where it is possible to have a game drive, a walking safari, or a canoe safari in the same place — Arusha National Park’s lack of predators makes it a charming prospect. Bird-watchers and fans of primates are in for a treat, as the park is home to birds and monkeys found nowhere else in Tanzania.

    7 Mount Kilimanjaro

    Tanzania aspires to climb Africa’s highest mountain, but it’s perfectly possible to visit the ‘Roof of Africa’ without having to climb it. Tours of the nearby town of Marangu offer a nice change of pace for those with an interest in Tanzanian culture, while the more athletic can enjoy a one day guided hike on the mountain.

    8 Lake Natron

    Famous for its volcanic landscape, Lake Natron is also a popular option for those wishing to see Africa’s brightly colored flamingos. While the area has less wildlife and fewer lodges than other areas of the country, Lake Natron’s proximity to the Serengeti and its unique landscape make it a popular choice.

    9 Empaakai Crater

    For those wishing to get out of the car and stretch their legs, Empaakai Crater within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a popular choice. Accompanied by an armed ranger, you’ll wander to the rim of Empaakai Crater before descending to the shores of Lake Empaakai.

    We understand that everyone has their favorite animal that they’re dying to see and we can help make that happen!

    The Wildebeest Migration

    The Wildebeest Migration is an annual movement of more than 1,000,000 Wildebeest and zebras from the Ndutu region of the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara and back. A hugely popular event each year, the Migration moves across the Serengeti and can be seen throughout the year. The best place to see this huge herd of animals is the Serengeti, with the herd being in different parts of the park at different times. While it’s impossible to predict exactly where the herd will be on any given day, a rough guideline would be:
    From December to March: Ndutu, Southern Serengeti
    From April to May: Grumeti, Western Serengeti
    From June to July: Seronera, Central Serengeti
    From July to September/October: Lobo/Kogatende, Northern Serengeti

    The Big Five attractive animals in Tanzania

    The Big Five are Africa’s most iconic animals — the elephant, lion, leopard, rhinoceros, and cape buffalo. Named for how difficult they were to hunt, these days people prefer to hunt these majestic animals with their cameras instead. The Serengeti and Ngorongoro can both boast the entirety of the Big Five, but there are parks where you’re more likely to spot certain animals.
    Lions: The Seronera region of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara are the best areas to spot lions.
    Leopards: The Seronera region of the Serengeti is your best chance to see leopards.
    Elephants: Tarangire National Park is home to Tanzania’s largest elephant population. Ngorongoro Crater also has plenty of elephants.
    Cape Buffalo: The most common of the Big Five is best spotted in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, but can be seen in most of Tanzania’s parks.
    Rhinoceros: Ngorongoro Crater offers the best opportunity to see the most endangered of the Big Five.

    Good areas to Stay on a Tanzanian Safari

    There are accommodation options for all budgets in Tanzania. From roughing it out on the plains of the Serengeti in a public campsite to living in the lap of luxury, there’s something for all walks of life.

    Camping

    For those on a budget or with a thirst for adventure, Africa Natural Tours Ltd can arrange camping safaris in all of Tanzania’s major parks. Camping in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are especially popular options, and we’ll provide all of the camping equipment as well as a private chef to ensure you’re eating well. You’ll set up camp in a public area with communal kitchen and bathroom facilities and camp out under the stars.

    Budget Lodges

    While budget lodges are rarely within the park boundaries, towns such as Arusha and Karatu offer a number of options for those on a tight budget. Budget lodges offer a comfortable place to sleep without fancy frills. Some of our most popular budget lodges include McElly’s in Arusha and Eileen’s Trees Inn in Karatu.

    Tented Camps

    For the true Tanzanian safari experience, you can’t look past a traditional tented camp. Seamlessly blending the comforts of a lodge with the rustic charm of camping, tented camps are an affordable way to live right at the heart of the action. A tented camp features things such as private bathrooms with hot showers, comfortable double beds, and delicious food. Our most popular tented camps include Sangaiwe in Tarangire, Kati Kati in the Central Serengeti, and Kenzan Tented Camp in the Northern Serengeti.

    Standard Lodges

    Offering something a bit more unique than you’ll find in budget lodges, standard lodges offer a memorable night’s stay without breaking the bank. Usually located on the fringes of the park, they offer a quick way to enter and exit the park without having to pay park fees. Popular standard lodge options include Country Lodge in Karatu, Moivaro in Arusha, Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge, and Sopa Serengeti

    Luxury Lodges

    For those wanting something truly memorable from their safari, it’s hard to look past some of Tanzania’s luxury lodges. From affordable luxury properties such as Serena to exclusive properties like the Four Seasons Safari Lodge or &Beyond’s Crater Lodge, there are luxury lodges for all walks of life

    Luxury Tented Camps

    Similar to a tented camp, a luxury tented camp has all of the trimmings you’d expect in a luxury lodge but with the added charm of being closer to nature. From the affordable luxury of Angata to more extravagant properties such as Lemala and MbuziMawe, a luxury tented camp is a fantastic way to make your stay in Tanzania a memorable one.

    What activities can you include in a Tanzanian Safari?

    There is more to a safari in Tanzania than just game drives. While there are few things that can match the thrill of driving across the open plains and spotting your favorite African wildlife, there are a number of ways to take a break from the car.

    Canoe Safaris

    Trading the car for a canoe out under the open air can be a great way to see Tanzania from a unique perspective. Available in Lake Manyara National Park and Arusha National Park (when water level allows), a canoe safari gets you up close and personal with hippos, buffalo, and a huge variety of birdlife.

    Walking Safaris

    The image of walking out on the open plains of the Serengeti is a nice one, but walking safaris are only possible in a few select locations in Tanzania. With large predators and large herbivores being unpredictable and potentially dangerous, it is rarely safe to walk in Tanzania’s national parks. However, it is possible to take guided walks in Arusha National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (but not Ngorongoro Crater), and on the properties of certain camps and lodges within the parks.

    Cycling

    While cycling is not allowed within Tanzania’s national parks, there are a number of places in Tanzania where you can supplement your game driving with some fascinating cycling tours. The most popular of these tend to be near Lake Manyara National Park and in the villages surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro.

    Cultural Tours

    Experiencing some of Tanzania’s unique tribal culture is a great way to add something distinct to your Tanzanian safari. There are a number of ways you can include a cultural tour in your safari in Tanzania.

    Maasai trible

    The most famous of Africa’s tribes, the Maasai are a common sight when driving between Tanzania’s national parks.While it is possible to pay for a photo with a Maasai child or warrior at the entrance to some national parks, a better way to experience Maasai culture would be to arrange a visit to a Maasai village or spend a night at the Africa Amini Maasai Lodge.

    Hadzabe&Datogatrible

    The Hadzabe hunter-gatherers are one of the most fascinating cultures in Tanzania and many of our safari itineraries include a visit to Lake Eyasi to learn more about their culture. The nearby Datoga Tribe is also a unique element in Tanzania’s cultural tapestry.

    Chaga trible

    While not as famous as the Hadzabe or Maasai, the Chaga tribe from the Kilimanjaro foothills has an intriguing history all of their own. A tour of Marangu town can include a visit to the Chaga Cultural Museum and the Chaga tunnels where Chaga Warriors used to elude Maasai raiding parties.

    Night Game Drives

    Night game drives are not usually permitted within Tanzania’s national parks, but it is possible to include a night game drive when overnighting at Lake Manyara National Park. While night game drives present the opportunity to see nocturnal animals and predators on the hunt, the darkness does make it difficult to spot things.

    Hot Air Balloon Safari

    Without a doubt the most memorable safari addition you could choose, Soaring above the Serengeti at dawn is an unforgettable experience and it’s all capped off with a delicious champagne breakfast in the heart of the wilderness.

    What things to prepare for your Tanzania Safari

    So, you’ve designed your dream Tanzania safari itinerary and you’re all ready to go — but what do you need to pack?
    Packing for your first safari can be a bit daunting. What do you bring? What don’t you need? Below you’ll find our recommended list of things to bring along with you when you’re on safari.

    A backpack;

    Comfortable clothing for daily wear, A warm sweater or light fleece, A windbreaker or waterproof jacket, Walking shoes or boots, A dress shirt and trousers or dress for wearing to dinner, Sunglasses, Hat, Sunscreen and lip balm, Insect repellent, Camera and charger, Binoculars, A flashlight or headlamp, Guide books, Phone and charger. You may also wish to bring your own first aid kit. While all of our Safari vehicles have their own onboard first aid kit, it never hurts to be prepared.
    Anti-malarial medication, Painkillers, Antihistamines for allergies and insect bites, Cold and flu medication, Anti-Diarrheal medication, Medicines for rehydration after diarrhea or sunstroke, Sunscreen and lip balm, Eye drops, Moisturiser for treating sunburn, Antiseptic lotion, Rubbing alcohol, Bandages and plasters and Scissors.
    You may also wish to bring along water purification tablets and any medications you take for any existing medical conditions. Don’t let the above list daunt you. Many of these items are only necessary in extreme cases, but it’s better to have something and not need it than it is to need something and not have it!

    Read more about things required for a safari.

    Money on Safari in Tanzania

    While all of our Safarisafari itineraries cover the important things such as accommodation, meals, park entry fees, and game drives — there are always additional costs that might pop up. Things such as alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, snacks, laundry, and tips for your driver are examples of a few additional costs that might arise during your safari. Tanzania uses the US Dollar for tourism. We recommend budgeting around $30 — $50 USD per day for incidental expenses and tips.

    Tipping in Tanzania

    Tipping is customary in Tanzania.

    We recommend tipping $20 USD per day to your safari driver (per group, not per person), $10 — $15 USD per day to your safari cook (when camping), $20 USD per day to your Kilimanjaro climbing guide, and $10 — $15 USD per day to your Kilimanjaro climbing porters. You can pay this all at once at the conclusion of your safari or Kilimanjaro climb.

    Things to remember during your Safari to Tanzania

    Preparing to depart for your safari needn’t be a stressful affair. In addition to ensuring you’re packed and ready to go, there are a few other things you’ll want to arrange ahead of your trip.

    Travel Insurance

    While all Africa Natural Tours Ltd include complimentary Flying Doctors Insurance, this only covers emergency evacuations. Medical expenses, lost luggage etc. are all things that you’ll want a comprehensive travel insurance plan to cover.

    Visas

    Tanzania provides visas on arrival for most nationalities at a cost of $50 USD per person. You’ll need to bring along two passport-sized photos, $50 USD, and fill out the paperwork upon arrival at the border or airport.Alternatively, you can get your visa ahead of time by sending your passport to the consulate or embassy in your home country.

    Vaccinations

    Tanzania is a safe country and health risks are relatively low, but there are still a number of vaccinations you should get ahead of your trip.
    Typhoid
    Hepatitis A & B
    Meningitis
    Rabies
    Cholera
    If you are entering Tanzania from a country with Yellow Fever, you’ll also need a Yellow Fever vaccination card in order to enter Tanzania.

    Extending Your Trip

    If time allows, why not extend your Tanzanian safari by visiting one of East Africa’s other popular attractions? .It is possible to extend your tour in Africa if you have well prepared in terms of money
    Below are some countries where you can visit in order to see different tourist attractions
    Such as animals, like an elephant,lion and zebra also you can see mountain and different meseum

    1 Zanzibar

    East Africa’s premier playground is just a short flight from Arusha. It’s even possible to fly directly from the Serengeti to the white sand beaches of Zanzibar. Adding on a few days to explore historic Stone Town and experience the beaches of Zanzibar is a great way to finish your safari.

    2 Kenya

    Kenya and Tanzania have a great deal of similarities when it comes to wildlife and national parks, but Tanzania’s northern neighbour has plenty to offer if you’re planning to extend your safari. Witnessing the Wildebeest Migration is possible on the Maasai Mara during September — November, while parks such as Lake Nakuru National Park, Amboseli National Park, and Tsavo offer unique game viewing as well. A day trip to Nairobi or Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a great addition if you’re traveling with kids, while Lake Naivasha and Hell’s Gate National Park offer fun outdoor activities such as walking safaris, cycling, and rock climbing.

    3 Rwanda

    Famous for its gorilla trekking and its dark history, Rwanda is a great addition if you’d like to see mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, or chimpanzees. Bustling Kigali is a fascinating place to visit if you’re interested in Rwanda’s history, while Volcanoes National Park is a must-see for gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking, and volcano hikes. Beautiful Lake Kivu is a great place to get away from the crowds and relax.

    4 Uganda

    Wild and untamed Uganda offers world-class chimpanzee trekking, affordable gorilla trekking, the opportunity to overnight on the banks of the Victoria Nile or Lake Victoria, and some fantastic game drives in parks such as Queen Elizabeth National Park.

    Tanzania Safari

    Arusha National Park covers Mount Meru, a prominent volcano with an elevation of 4566 m, in the Arusha Region of north eastern Tanzania. The park is small but varied with spectacular landscapes in three distinct areas. In the west, the Meru Crater funnels the Jekukumia River; the peak of Mount Meru lies on its rim. Ngurdoto Crater in the south-east is grassland. The shallow alkaline Momella Lakes in the north-east have varying algal colours and are known for their wading birds.

    Mount Meru is the second highest peak in Tanzania after Mount Kilimanjaro, which is just 60 km away and forms a backdrop to views from the park to the east. Arusha National Park lies on a 300-kilometre axis of Africa's most famous national parks, running from Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater in the west to Kilimanjaro National Park in the east.
    The park is just a few kilometres north east of Arusha, though the main gate is 25 km east of the city. It is also 58 km from Moshi and 35 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)

    Arusha National Park has a rich variety of wildlife, but visitors shouldn't expect the same game-viewing experience they find in other national parks of Tanzania's northern circuit. Despite the small size of the park, common animals include giraffe, Cape buffalo, zebra, warthog, the black-and-white colobus monkey, the blue monkey, flamingo, elephant, bushbuck and many other African animals. Leopard populations are present, but rarely seen. Birdlife in the forest is prolific, with many forest species more easily seen here than elsewhere on the tourist route - Narina trogon and bar-tailed trogon are both possible highlights for visiting birders, whilst the range of starling species provide somewhat less gaudy interest

    Description:

    A green jewel and home to the fourth highest mountain in Africa – Mount Meru (4,566 m). Anyone visiting this park will be thrilled by the breathtaking landscapes ranging from the Meru Crater in the west, the Ngurdoto Crater in the south-east to the grasslands and of course the alkaline Momella lakes in the north-east.

    Highlights:

    This park is often overlooked by visitors, worried they will not see that much wildlife. However Arusha National Park has such a lot to offer and dazzles with a perfect mix of flora and fauna and diversified landscapes. Passing the “small Serengeti” during a game drive, you are likely to spot peaceful herds of buffaloes, shy bushbucks on the edge of the forest as well as warthogs and zebras. Heading towards the Ngurdoto Crater you will soon find yourself in a lush rainforest – a great place to spot the athletic black and white colobus monkey as well as the elegant mitis monkey. The Ngurdoto Crater is basically a smaller version of the Ngorongoro Crater and has a diameter of about 3 km. With a bit of luck you might even spot buffaloes in the swamps on the crater floor.

    Due to the low numbers of predators in the park, walking safaris are permitted. This is a must for anyone wanting to get a closer look at the moss covered trees and the occasional red hot pokers as well as for those wanting to get up close to wildlife. Most common sightings whilst on a walking safari include buffaloes, warthogs, giraffes and a variety of birds such as the silvery cheeked hornbill, little bee-eater and the occasional long crested eagle. The walk takes visitors to the refreshing Tululusia waterfalls and back to the Momella gate.

    On the way towards the Momella Lakes, visitors are in for a treat as common waterbucks and reedbucks love to hang around the lake shore. An array of water birds like cormorants, kingfishers and beautiful flamingos are also often spotted. There are seven alkaline lakes to be seen and each lake has a different salt concentration. Visitors also have the option of going on a canoe trip on the small Momella Lake. Arusha National Park is also home to about a handful of African elephants but due to their constant movement they are hardly ever spotted. The same goes for leopards which roam the vast foggy forests of Mt Meru.

    Description:

    Lake Manyara National Park is one of the smaller national parks in Tanzania but still offers beautiful landscapes and is home to an interesting collection of wildlife. The lake itself is a soda lake / alkaline lake and reaches a maximum depth of 3.7 m. The vegetation changes from ground water forests to flood plains and finally to acacia wood plains.

    Highlights:

    For bird enthusiasts this park is truly rewarding as it is home to over 400 species of birds. Other inhabitants of the park include elephants, buffaloes, hippos, baboons, waterbucks, impalas, giraffes, zebras and wildebeests. The park has an abundant population of leopards but sightings are rare due to the thick vegetation. With a bit of luck visitors can catch a glimpse of the renowned “tree climbing” lions.

    Upon entering the Lake Manyara National Park visitors are greeted by ground water forest which boasts with ancient mahogany trees, giant fig trees as well as kapok trees. It is a common site to see the crystal clear water seeping directly out of the ground. This area is always lush green and is also home to the olive baboons who proudly call Manyara their home. Troops of up to 150 individuals joyfully playing and foraging around in the forest can be seen.
    Elegant bushbucks can be seen grazing almost soundlessly. From time to time the peace of the forest is disrupted by the trumpeting calls of the silvery cheeked hornbills who enjoy perching on top of the giant trees.
    As you continue, the ground water forest transforms into a flash of greens and yellows signalling the arrival of the acacia forest. Vervet monkeys as well as the noisy red billed hornbills are common residents here. A must stop is the new hippo viewing deck from which visitors can gaze upon these large mammals going about their business. Water birds like blacksmith plovers, little egrets and herons are just a few of the many birds to be seen here. Large herds of wildebeests, zebras and buffaloes like to gather on the open flood plains from where they graze and can keep a look out for approaching predators.
    The acacia woodlands deeper in the park are famous for the renowned “tree climbing lions”. These large cats have evolved over generations to add tree climbing to their daily activity.
    The lake itself receives its water primarily from the Simba River in the north and the Makuyuni River in the east. However the rift valley also provides a lot of water mainly in the rainy season. The ground water forest also feeds the swamps that eventually flow into the lake.

    Description:

    Tarangire National Park has a healthy population of creatures both big and small. The park has plenty of resident animals although some tend to migrate depending on the time of year. The most commonly seen animals are elephants, giraffes, impalas, warthogs, zebras, wildebeests, dwarf mongoose and ostriches. Lions can however also be seen, as well as leopards and on some rare occasions even wild dogs have been spotted. Furthermore the park is home to 550 species of birds and the greater and lesser Kudus as well as oryx also roam the park.
    Tarangire National park with its baobab crested landscape is scenically one of the most beautiful parks. Baobab trees tower above the savannah and these age old trees play a vital role in the eco system as they act as homes for bees, birds and bats. In addition hereto they provide nourishing fruit and supply animals such elephants with indirect water especially during the drier months.
    During the months of June to September the park witnesses a small migration during which thousands of wildebeests and zebras head to the park for better grazing grounds. Elephants and other animals follow suit to gather along the Tarangire River, the only permanent water source in the park. It has been claimed, that up to 2000 elephants reside in the park during these months with some coming as far as from Ambsoseli National Park in Kenya.
    Cats are also very much present in the park and lions can be found soaking up the sun on the river banks, whereas leopards are sometimes spotted resting in the baobab trees. Cheetahs are around but usually like to stay hidden from unsuspecting prey. African wild dogs have been seen towards the southern part of the park and seeing that the numbers of these efficient hunters are dropping, spotting them can be a real treat.
    But it is not only mammals you need to look out for while in Tarangire National Park as the park also boast with 550 different bird species.
    The most commonly seen birds include yellow collared lovebirds, red billed hornbills, southern ground hornbills, lilac breasted rollers, ostriches, many kinds of raptors as well as several kinds of water birds just to name a few.
    The Tarangire River flows all year round and it is an important life line for many of its residents, especially in the dry months. The river flows into Lake Burunge which is situated in the northwest.
    The south of the park is dominated by marsh land, which is impassable in the wet season but tends to dry out completely in the dry season. The vegetation within the park is extremely diversified and includes open grasslands, savannah, Baobab trees and thick acacia bush as well as palm trees and swamps full of tall elephant grass in the south. Walking safaris are also offered in the southern part of the park.

    About Arusha National Park

    Located just a short drive from Arusha and Moshi, the Arusha National Park is Tanzania's most accessible national park and the perfect place for a day trip or as the first or last stop on a longer itinerary. At just 552 square kilometres, it's a small park with a lot to see.
    With diverse wildlife that includes herbivores such as elephants, hippos, buffalo, zebra, and even the occasional wildebeest, Arusha National Park is also a perfect place to get out and stretch your legs - with both walking safaris and canoe safaris available within the park.
    Arusha National Park is also home to the world's largest population of giraffes, making it a great place to visit for fans of these long-necked, beautiful animals.
    Arusha National Park boasts a broad variety of landscapes, ranging from open savannah through acacia scrubland to rainforest and, eventually, to alpine conditions on the higher reaches of Mt. Meru.

    Arusha National Park Fact File

    • Location: Approximately an hour to an hour and a half's drive from Arusha. Approximately ninety minutes from Moshi.
    • To Do: Game drives, walking safaris, canoe safaris, picnicking, and climbing Mt. Meru.
    • Known For: Walking and canoe safaris. Day trip destination.

    Best Time to Visit

    Game viewing is at its best during the dry season from June to October.
    The park is excellent year round for birding, and especially between November and April when migratory birds from Europe and North Africa are present and the local birds have their breeding plumage on display.

    Park Highlights

    Arusha National Park's highlights can be seen in a single day, and the park is the only park in Tanzania's northern circuit in which a walking safari is possible.

    Outstanding Wildlife Diversity

    Due to the varied landscapes that exist within the park, there is an unusually high level of diversity when it comes to wildlife. Not only is the park home to Africa's largest giraffe population, but visitors can also expect to see water bucks, cape buffalo, elephants, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, turacos, trogons, and even the occasional lion or leopard in the right conditions.
    The park also boasts an incredibly diverse variety of bird-life, making it a popular stop for birding enthusiasts.

    Canoeing the Momella Lakes

    The Momella Lakes within Arusha National Park are a series of seven shallow lakes: Big Momella, Small Momella, Kusare, Lekandiro, Tulusia, Rishateni, and El Kekhotoito. Alkaline lakes with considerable algae growth, each of these lakes is a different shade of green or blue.
    While the water is not suitable for drinking, it is possible to see a variety of birds (including flamingoes) and animals such as water bucks, giraffes, zebras, and dik-diks in the surrounding area.
    It is on Small Momella Lake that canoeing safaris are possible.

    Ngurdoto Crater

    This swampy crater is inhabited by a large variety of animals and is a popular stop for game drives. Visitors can expect to see the Cape Buffalo, elephants, monkeys, baboons, warthogs, and a number of different antelope species here.
    The crater is surrounded by the Ngurdoto Forest, a shady expanse that is home to playful black and white colobus monkeys. Nearby is Serengeti Ndogu (Little Serengeti), an expansive grassland where herds of zebras can be seen throughout the year.

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    Ngurdoto Museum

    Overlooking the Ngurdoto Forest with its population of black and white colobus monkeys, the Ngurdoto Museum houses an impressive collection of examples of the various animals, birds, and insects that can be found within the park.

    Lake Longil

    The only freshwater lake in Arusha National Park, Lake Longil is a popular watering hole for buffaloes and water bucks.

    Tululusia Hill

    A former lookout point during tribal wars from Tanzania's post, Tululusia Hill is today a popular hiking and camping area that affords visitors an excellent view of the lower reaches of the Arusha National Park as well as Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru.
    This heavily forested region of the park is home to elephants, buffalo, colobus monkeys, the red duiker, suni, leopards, and even tree-dwelling pythons.

    Fig Tree Arch

    A distinctive natural arch formed by a fig tree, this intriguing feature of the landscape has grown into an arch large enough for a car or an elephant to pass under.
    The transition between unappealing urban chaos and pristine mountain hiking trails is rarely so abrupt as it is in Arusha National Park. One of Tanzania’s most beautiful and topographically varied protected areas, the park is dominated by Mt Meru, an almost perfect volcanic cone with a spectacular crater. It also shelters Ngurdoto Crater (often dubbed Little Ngorongoro), with its swamp-filled floor and lost-world feel.
    Don't be fooled by the fact that Arusha National Park is small (552 km2). Within its borders, it has a diverse topography and wonderful wildlife. From the rugged peaks of Mount Meru to the marshy depths of the Ngurdoto Crater where warthog wallow, to monkey-filled montane forest and rolling grassy hills on which giraffe and zebra graze, there's plenty to see here.
    While the Arusha National Park doesn't have the Big Five except for buffalo, it offers visitors spectacular scenery and sightings of a wide range of animals including monkey, giraffe, zebra and the sweetest antelopes on earth, the dik-dik. Add to that commanding views of Mount Meru, and Kilimanjaro on a clear day, it's the perfect place to start your African safari.
    In its many forested areas, it may be more difficult to spot wildlife, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!

    Mount Meru

    Arusha National Park includes Tanzania's second-highest mountain, Mount Meru, with its rugged peaks and wooded foothills. Buffalo and giraffe can be seen here and, if you're very lucky, the elusive leopard.

    Rain forest

    The main gate to the park opens into magical montane rain forest. This emerald area is a playground to a wide range of monkey that you may not see anywhere else, including the black-and-white Colobus and blue monkey. Look out, too, in the shadows beneath the trees for tiny duiker and dik-dik.

    Ngurdoto Crater

    An old volcano in the east of the park, Ngurdoto Crater stretches 3 km across and has steep sides and grassland and marsh in its bowl. There are a number of great viewpoints around its rim where you can stop to watch the warthog and buffalo grazing and wallowing below.

    Momela Lakes

    Seven alkaline lakes are found in the northeast of the park, each a different, brilliant colour, due to the algae that grow in them. Many water birds live there including, depending on the time of year, flocks of flamboyantly-pink flamingo.

    Getting there

    Arusha National Park is an easy 40-minute drive from Arusha (25 km to the main gate), and about a half hour from Kilimanjaro International Airport (35 km to the main gate). Due to the small size of the park, all three main areas can be seen in a half-day trip, but a full day with a picnic lunch and a guided walk is a far more relaxed way to do it!

    Arusha

    Arusha is a vibrant, bustling town in northern Tanzania at the base of Mt Meru. It is widely considered to be the gateway to the northern safari circuit and also Africa’s highest peak, Mt Kilimanjaro – but over the years it has become much more. Often visitors spend a night here, either at the beginning or end of a safari, but in doing so you don’t get a chance to appreciate the highlights and nuances that make Arusha.

    Things to do in Arusha

    • Arusha National Park – take a half or full day trip and admire the local wildlife and it’s also known for excellent birding opportunities.
    • Coffee Plantations – there are many coffee plantations on the outskirts of town, tours can be arranged, some even offer accommodation.
    • Mt Meru – attempting to summit Mt Meru is a somewhat more challenging and technical climb than Mt Kilimanjaro, perhaps best reserved for the more experienced climber.
    • Scenery – take some time to admire your stunning surroundings, there are inspiring mountain views, including Mt Kilimanjaro.
    • Food – Arusha has plenty of good restaurants for you to try out, establishments to suit all tastes and budgets.
    • Canoe – spend an afternoon canoeing on the lake, a different pace to the rest of your holiday.
    • Markets – if you have an hour or two to spare, immerse yourself in a bustling local market, absorbing the sights and sounds. Central Market and Kilombero Market are two good options. If it’s crafts you are after then the Mt Meru Curios and Craft Markets is a good place to find them, be prepared to bargain.

    When to visit Arusha

    Due to altitude (1300m), Arusha enjoys a temperate climate almost all year round. You can enjoy wildlife viewing year round in Arusha National Park and surrounding regions, but the dry season from June to October, is reckoned to be best time when animals are easier to see as they congregate at rivers and waterholes. November to February provide good safari conditions. The wettest months are March, April and May, although the rains do bring the benefit of greenery which makes the landscape photogenic.

    JUNE TO OCTOBER
    • This is the dry season considered the best time for wildlife viewing
    • There is less vegetation so animals are easier to spot
    • Water is scarce so wildlife gathers at known sources
    • There are fewer mosquitos in the drier months
    • Early mornings and evenings can be chilly

    NOVEMBER TO MAY
    • Beautiful, lush scenery makes a great backdrop for photos
    • Migratory birds make for excellent bird watching
    • April and May are generally the quietest months in terms of visitors
    • The rains peak from March to May
    • Due to rain the driving conditions may be become difficult on some roads

    Ngorongoro Crater Safari

    Few safari destinations deliver the same experience as the Ngorongoro Crater. There are bigger and wilder parks but if you want some of the easiest and most rewarding game viewing in East Africa, an Ngorongoro Crater safari won't disappoint.
    A can't-miss destination on Tanzania's star-studded Northern Safari Circuit, the Ngorongoro Crater offers a classic Big 5 safari experience in the unique setting of an ancient volcanic caldera. Home to some 30 000 animals, the crater's surprisingly diverse habitats are revealed on an Ngorongoro safari on all-day guided game drives; the scenery is spectacular, predators are abundant and it's not unusual to see the Big 5 in a single day.
    There's amazing accommodation perched right on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, offering some of the best views in Africa, if not the world. Staying at these prime-location lodges will put you first in the queue to drive down to the crater floor in the morning but for more affordable Ngorongoro safari accommodation in an equally tranquil and not much less scenic setting, head for the town of Karatu, set some 20km south from the crater in the green rolling hills of the Karatu Highlands.
    Here you'll find several excellent lodges, some set on working coffee plantations and offering a range of additional activities that aren't so accessible to visitors staying on the rim of the crater. Activities range from game drives to nearby Lake Manyara and local bird watching to cultural visits and mountain biking.
    A hassle-free, ideal destination for first-time safari visitors and families, the wide range of resident wildlife and the ease with which the animals can be observed makes an Ngorongoro Crater safari an obvious choice for wildlife photographers too. The romantic cliff-top lodges provide the perfect base for a Ngorongoro honeymoon, while visitors who want to maximise their Tanzania safari experience will find that the Ngorongoro Crater combines seamlessly with the Serengeti, Tarangire and Lake Manyara.

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    Overview

    The Highlands combines a jaw-dropping natural setting on the slopes of the extinct Olmoti volcano with just eight high-tech tents and exciting activities like hiking the Olmoti, and descending not only into world-famous Ngorongoro Crater but also the lesser-known but equally incredible Empakaai Crater.
    The en suite tents, which have flush toilets and hot running water, are fronted by celling-to-floor faceted windows that allow you to drink in the surrounding wilderness and Africa’s big sky. As a high-altitude camp, the tents are both warm and stylish, with enclosed fireplaces to ward off the morning and evening chill. There are eight tents, including one for families and another for honeymooners.
    In keeping with the exquisite attention to detail paid throughout the design and construction of The Highlands, the open-air breakfast deck has been perfectly positioned to make the most of the view, while the bar and fire pit overlook the sunset.
    In addition to classic game drives to and hot-lunch picnics in Ngorongoro Crater, The Highlands offers unusual access to two of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area’s lesser-seen gems. A half-day hike takes you to the birds, butterflies and myriad fern species on an ancient Maasai cattle trail to the Olmoti crater. Game like buffalo, zebra and bushbuck and the occasional elephant can be spied by hikers.
    Another memorable journey is a drive to the Empakaai Crater, followed by a hike into the crater floor to see flocks of pink flamingos and the mountainous forest. You will also be able to aspects of traditional Maasai life, as well as catch a glimpse of Oldoinyo Lengai, Tanzania’s most active volcano.

    Highlights
    • Incredible setting on Olmoti Crater
    • Game drives in Ngorongoro Crater
    • Hiking in Olmoti and Empakaai Craters
    • High-tech tents with full en suite bathrooms
    • Only eight tents, including honeymoon and family units
    • Suite
    • There are eight tents at The Highlands, including one for families and one for honeymooners. Each consists of a three-quarter canvas dome that is completed by a large, floor-to-ceiling faceted window that allows for 180-degree views from inside. Each has an en suite bathroom with a flush toilet and running water, as well as a spacious outdoor deck with a table and chairs.
    • Because The Highlands is situated at altitude on the Olmoti Crater, each tent as an enclosed stove for warmth. The décor is eclectic, with warm wooden panelling juxtaposed with beautiful photographs of Africa, Eames-inspired chairs and cowhide rugs.
    • There are four tents with double or twin beds. Two other tents also have twins or doubles, as well as two extra twins on their mezzanine levels to sleep three adults or two adults and two children, with a shared bathroom.

    Honeymoon Suite
    Family Suite
    The family room sleeps six in a large dome tent with a mezzanine level and a smaller dome tent across the deck.

    Facilities

    The Highlands has a comfortable sitting ‘dome’ for when you wish to relax in the company of other guests between game drives or hikes.

    Dining

    Breakfasts and lunches can be enjoyed at separate tables on the outdoor deck that has unhindered views of the sunrise. Supper is taken in the dining tent at long tables where you can meet other guests and chat to the knowledgeable rangers.
    Toast the sunset with a tipple from the bar, which also has an outdoor deck and sheltered fire pit.

    Overview

    Ngorongoro Farmhouse is set on a 500-acre coffee farm, giving you the freedom to relax in the quiet beauty of the area. Take in the amazing views of Oldeani Volcano as you walk through the coffee plantation.
    The lodge is divided into two separate areas, each with its own communal lounge and bar areas creating a feeling of spaciousness. It's designed as an old colonial farm and each room has been decorated using rustic local materials.
    Ngorongoro Farm House is the perfect stop-over between safaris as it's located just 4km from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. There is also a fantastic opportunity to visit the Hazabe and Datoga tribes in the lake Eyasi region.
    Relax by the sparkling swimming pool overlooking the Oldeani Volcano, or cycle around the plantation. On colder evenings, snuggle up in the lounge with a book in front of a crackling fire.

    Highlights
    • Tranquil lodge set within beautiful gardens
    • Great value for money
    • Visit the nearby Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara
    • Explore the local village of Karatu

    Suite

    The Suites offer more space and have added features like fireplaces, separate lounges and beautiful Victorian bathtubs in the en suite bathrooms.

    Standard Room

    Each Standard Room at Ngorongoro Farm House is spacious and designed with local materials. The beds are draped with mosquito netting, and the rooms feature large windows with great views and spacious verandas. The en suite bathrooms have flush toilets, basins and hot showers.
    The Standard Rooms are broken up into twin rooms, doubles, triples and a few interconnecting rooms for families or groups of up to six. Some face the lush coffee plantation while the rest have beautiful views of the valley.

    Facilities

    Set in rolling manicured lawns, the rooms are separated into two distinct groups, each with its own comfortable lounge area and extensive bar. The enormous thatched dining room leads onto an extensive deck where meals are taken in the open air.
    Spend a lazy afternoon around the lodge’s swimming pool set in its beautiful gardens.

    Dining

    Ngorongoro Farm House provides delicious meals with many of the ingredients sourced from the farm itself. A delicious spread including cooked options is available for breakfast, a fresh buffet is provided for lunch and a four-course set meal accompanied by an extensive wine list is provided for dinner.
    Delicious picnic lunches are provided for those who set out on safari for the day.
    Meals are taken in the dining room, on the extensive veranda or around the swimming pool.

    Overview

    At roughly 3 000 feet above sea level, Entamanu Ngorongoro gracefully presides over Tanzania’s most famous landmark and the world’s largest intact caldera, Ngorongoro Crater. Located on a remote part of the crater’s rim, Entamanu is a place where you can at once observe and be protected from the elements, and watch over an ever-changing landscape of dormant volcanic hills, distant lakes and endless plains.
    This eco-conscious camp is specially designed to provide shelter from the high-altitude sun and chilly weather in the early mornings and evenings, but can also be completely disassembled to leave no mark on its pristine environment. Log fireplaces, plush fabrics, sheepskin throws and wool rugs create an inviting space to spend cosy evenings, while wooden viewing decks draw you outdoors to soak up the midday sun and draw in awe-inspiring views of the Serengeti to the west and Ngorongoro Crater to the east.
    Over and above offering breath-taking vistas and luxurious accommodation, the camp’s goals are to deliver each guest a private and exclusive experience of Ngorongoro Crater. Full-day safaris take you onto the Crater floor to witness a lost world that has remained unchanged for centuries.

    Highlights
    • Secluded position on the Ngorongoro Crater rim
    • Only six exclusive suites
    • Views of both the Serengeti and the Crater
    • Eco-friendly and built to be utterly disassembled

    Standard Room
    There are six separate suites, each with their own en suite bathroom as well as a viewing deck with private and uninterrupted vistas of the Ngorongoro Crater. All materials at the camp are sourced locally and sustainably, with beautiful artworks and décor made in Tanzania. One of the six suites is extra spacious with two bedrooms, making it ideal for families with children.

    Facilities
    Its extraordinary position on the remote north-western edge of the Crater rim affords you views over either side of the Crater wall. From the main lodge area, the vast plains of the Serengeti stretch out to the west, while six private suites face the soaring peaks of the crater in the east. Beautiful beadwork, design pieces and furniture are sourced from Tanzanian craftsmen, master Maasai beaders and even local glass blowers. The canvas and timber camp is built on raised wooded platforms made from sustainable-sourced wood, and despite being completely removable, the safari-chic Entamanu offers luxury, comfort and panache.

    Dining
    Meals can be enjoyed alfresco on the viewing decks or in the dining area at a communal table. Have the pleasure of dining with your guides, who will share their stories and vast knowledge of the African bush with you. Meals are wholesome and plentiful, and picnic lunches will be packed for full-day safaris into the Crater.

    Overview

    This classic tour has been designed for safari travellers pressed for time and wanting value for money. Combining Tanzania’s two best-loved wildlife destinations into an action-packed week, this 4X4 overland safari delivers some of Africa’s easiest Big 5 viewing at the Ngorongoro Crater plus the heart-stopping Serengeti Wildebeest Migration.

    Beginning in Arusha, the logistics hub of Tanzania’s northern safari destinations, your 7-day safari opens with a night in the shadow of Tanzania’s second highest peak – Mount Meru – before taking you into the gentle embrace of a forest eco-lodge close to the world’s largest intact volcanic crater known as Ngorongoro. Contained within the steep walls of the Ngorongoro Crater is Africa’s densest concentration of large animals, resulting in almost guaranteed sightings of the Big 5: elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard.

    Then it is on to animal concentrations of a different kind. The Serengeti is most famous for its thundering Wildebeest Migration when nearly two million animals take to the hoof and move across the savannah and its rivers, pursued by big cats, wild dogs, hyenas and crocodiles. Your accommodation is a mobile tented camp designed to move with the herds, putting you in front-row seats to various chapters of the Migration depending on the time of year. You could witness the birthing season or the great herds on the move and crossing rivers – all juxtaposed against a teeming multitude of other animals like zebras and buffalos in a beautiful open landscape.

    Highlights
    • Two peerless wildlife destinations in Tanzania
    • Exceptional Big 5 game viewing at Ngorongoro Crater
    • Specialist Migration camp to see hundreds of thousands of wildebeest
    • Knowledgable and professional driver/guide throughout

    Overview

    Travelling overland between three of Tanzania’s most rewarding safari destinations, this tour has been designed to deliver a heavyweight cast of wildlife with an Indian Ocean finale. Beginning with a night overlooking Arusha National Park and looming Mount Meru, your safari also takes in a full day in the Ngorongoro Crater where you sit back to some of Africa’s easiest Big 5 viewing before heading for the Serengeti and a mobile camp that follows the Wildebeest Migration around the rolling, predator-filled grasslands. With hundreds of thousands of animals on the hoof, it is one of nature’s most dramatic events and your camp ensures you front-row seats.
    Then it is a short flight and you are in Zanzibar, the Spice Island, and dipping your toes in the warm Indian Ocean at an intimate resort, complete with beachside bungalows and hammocks slung between palm trees. Relax on the beach, by the swimming pool or head off on a local excursion and visit historic Stone Town, the Jozani Forest or a fragrant spice estate.
    Competitively priced and offering excellent value for money, the overland safari section of the tour is led by an experienced driver/guide in a 4x4 with no more than five clients, ensuring everyone gets a window seat. Accommodation is in the form of sister camps owned where you enjoy comfortable chalet and tented accommodation, always with a private bathroom and a view.

    Highlights
    • Classic northern Tanzania safari itinerary
    • See the Big 5 in the amazing Ngorongoro Crater
    • Immerse yourself in the Serengeti Wildebeest Migration
    • Professionally guided in a small vehicle with en suite accommodation throughout
    • Finish off with a fly-in Zanzibar beach holiday

    Overview
    Experience this fully inclusive safari that explores the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and the stunning Tarangire National Park over eight incredible days.
    This exciting itinerary begins and ends at the Kilimanjaro International Airport as you fly to Tarangire National Park for some time spent exploring this remote region. Head off to experience the Ngorongoro Crater before visiting the renowned Serengeti.

    Highlights
    • An incredible fly-in safari seeing the iconic northern parks
    • Fantastic game viewing & luxurious, personalised accommodation
    • Fully inclusive of full board accommodation, internal flights & guided game drives
    • Visit the Serengeti, Crater, Tarangire & Lake Manyara
    • Experience walking safaris, night drives & village visits, horse-riding & cycling
    • Enjoy delicious food & wines & even be spoiled with a spa treatment!

    Ngorongoro Crater: Haven for the Big
    Take about 30 000 animals and place them inside the crater of an extinct volcano. Add wetlands, forest, grasslands and some out-of-this-world cliff-top accommodation, and the result is the Ngorongoro Crater. This superb Tanzania safari destination offers excellent game viewing in an unbelievably unique setting. It’s renowned for delivering the easiest and most reliable Big 5 sightings in East Africa.

    Tarangire National Park: An Elephant Empire
    Close to Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire is worth much more than the usual day visit. During the June to October dry season, animal – especially elephant – concentrations along the Tarangire River are among the highest in the country. The park’s bird count of more than 500 species will keep twitchers happy, while its full range of large predators complete the appeal. Tarangire is a beautifully diverse wilderness featuring riverine forest, huge swamps and open woodlands that include Africa’s iconic baobab trees.

    Tarangire Safari

    Most travellers to northern Tanzania are on their way to the world-famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater; few realise that the region is also home to one of the country's most rewarding reserves - the Tarangire National Park.

    Yet despite its easy accessibility, Tarangire is the least-visited destination on the so-called Northern Safari Circuit. Don't let that put you off however: a Tarangire safari at the right time of year can deliver some of Tanzania's best game viewing.
    Best known for its elephant herds and tree-climbing lions, Tarangire is home to all the classic African savannah species plus a few unusual ones - such as the long-necked gerenuk - that you won't see in the Serengeti. It's home to all the big predators and with 550 species of bird on the tick list, it's a fabulous destination for bird watchers.
    But it's Tarangire's dry season that will have you reaching for the superlatives. Between June and October, the Tarangire River (running north-south through the park) attracts huge numbers of elephant, buffalo, giraffe and many antelope species. Go on a Tarangire safari at this time of year to see concentrations of animals rivalled only by those in the Ngorongoro Crater but, in the case of Tarangire, in a largely crowd-free environment.
    The arrival of the short rains in November and December triggers a dispersal of animals away from the river, especially grazers like wildebeest and zebra. January and February are generally dry but the rain returns in March and visitors should avoid the heavy rains of April and May when much of the park is inaccessible and most camps close.
    More densely vegetated than the open grasslands of the Serengeti, Tarangire is mostly covered in open woodland with thick forest set along the river - ideal cover for leopards. It's also the best place in northern Tanzania to see the oddest-looking tree in Africa - the 'upside down tree' or baobab.
    Travellers planning a safari to Tarangire will be pleased to hear that there's plenty of excellent accommodation available in the park - ranging from family-friendly camps to honeymoon hideaways - and the park combines easily with the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara to make up the Northern Safari Circuit's quartet of safari destinations.
    Tarangire National Park is a national park in Tanzania's Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras. During the dry season thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas.
    It covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles.) The landscape is composed of granitic ridges, river valley, and swamps. Vegetation is a mix of Acacia woodland, Combretum woodland, seasonally flooded grassland, and baobab trees.

    Flora and fauna

    The park is famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. Visitors to the park in the June to November dry season can expect to see large herds of thousands of zebra, wildebeest and cape buffalo. Other common resident animals include waterbuck, giraffe, dik dik, impala, eland, Grant's gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon. Predators in Tarangire include lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog.
    The oldest known elephant to give birth to twins is found in Tarangire. A recent birth of elephant twins in the Tarangire National Park of Tanzania is a great example of how the birth of these two healthy and thriving twins can beat the odds.
    Home to more than 550 bird species, the park is a haven for bird enthusiasts. The park is also famous for the termite mounds that dot the landscape. Those that have been abandoned are often home to dwarf mongoose. In 2015, a giraffe that is white due to leucism was spotted in the park.[3] Wildlife research is focused on African bush elephant and Masai giraffe.
    Tarangire National Park portal is a non-commercial with all information from wildlife, attractions, Tarangire activities, to safari accommodation, when to go, how to get there, Tarangire Safaris & Tours, Cost of Tarangire Safari and a travel blog.
    Ranking as the 6th largest National Park in Tanzania and covering an area of 2,600 square kilometers, The Tarangire National Park is most popular for its large elephant herds and mini-wildlife migration that takes place during the dry season which sees about 250,000 animals enter the park. Located slightly off the popular northern Tanzania Safari Circuit, the park lies between the meadows of Masai Steppe to the south east and the lakes of the Great Rift Valley to the north and west. Within the northern part of Tarangire is the permanent River Tarangire also known as the life-line of the park particularly in the dry season when most of the region is totally dry. This flows northwards until it exits the park in the northwestern corner to pour into Lake Burungi. There are a number of wide swamps which dry into green plains during the dry season in the south.
    During you Safari in Tarangire, You are highly recommended to stay for a couple of days especially in the south of the park which offers a less crowded safari experience and gives you the opportunity to enjoy an authentic African feel of the Tanzania’s countryside.

    Tarangire Vegetation

    The permanent Tarangire River is the most dominant feature here and it’s after this river that the park was named. there are a number of large swamps that feed off some of its tributaries however, these are usually dry for most of the year but get very impassable during the rains .The Tarangire park is usually very dry, in fact drier than the Serengeti, however its vegetation is much more green especially with lots of elephant grass, vast areas with mixed acacia woodlands and some of the wonderful ribbons of the aquatic forest not to forget the giant baobab tree that can live up to 600 years storing between 300 and 900 liters of water

    Tarangire Wildlife Migration

    Every year during the dry season from June to November Tarangire hosts a wildlife migration which is not as dramatic as the Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti, but receives a somewhat large number of animals. As most of this part of the country is dry, the Tarangire River remains the only source of water and consequently attracts large numbers of wildebeests, elephants, gazelles, zebras and hartebeest, buffaloes plus various predators like lions that come to drink and graze around the river banks. during the rain months of November to May, The zebras as well as large herds of wildebeests move into the north-western direction towards the Rift Valley floor amongst the large numbers of animals that spread across the large open areas of the Masaai Steppe and dispersing all the way to Lake Manyara.

    Wildlife in Tarangire National Park

    Because Tarangire is manly a seasona national park, its wildlife differ depending on the season and also considering that It is part of a bigger ecosystem. As earlier mentioned, the dry season is the best time to visit Tarangire and you will be able to encounter various animals. This park is home to one of the largeset elephant populations in Africa with several herds of up to 300 members per herd. In addition, there are large numbers of impalas, elands, buffaloes, giraffes, Bohor reedbuck, Coke’s hartebeest, Thompson’s gazelle, the greater and lesser kudu and on rare occasions, the unusual gerenuk and fringe –eared Oryx are also seen. A few black rhinos are also thought to be still present in this park. You will obviously see big numbers of elephants gather here as well as the wildebeests and zebras. Among the other common animals in the Tarangire are the leopards, lions, hyenas, and cheetah that seem to be popular within the southern open areas. The wild dogs are only seen once in a while

    The birds within the Tarangire are also quite many, there are over 545 species that have been identified here. The stunning yellow collared lovebirds and the shy starlings are in plenty here in addition to other species.

    Activities in Tarangire National Park

    Game Drives and walking tours: The primary safari activity in this park is game driving however if you live outside the park boundaries you might be able to enjoy walking tours. and night safaris. Currently Oliver’s Camp organizes walking tours as well as fly camping safaris.
    Night Game Drives: one would wonder, are night game drives allowed in Tarangire? Well Night Game Drives are allowed in the park however, not all accommodations offer these tours. Only those that have properly established all the requirements and regulations offered by TANAPA such as Swala and Oliver’s camp are allowed to conduct these walks.
    Tarangire Balloon Safaris: Join a hot air balloon ride over the Tarangire as you soar over the treetops of the Tarangire to enjoy an exceptional perspective of wildlife like lions and ungulates right below you
    Bird watching: this is another common activity within the Tarangire during which devotees will be able to spot various bird species.

    Lake Manyara National Park: Home to Tree-climbing Lions

    Part of Tanzania's famed Northern Safari Circuit, Lake Manyara offers easy game viewing in a beautiful setting. The park is home to a good range of heavyweight species, including buffalo, hippo, giraffe, elephant, leopard, and its famous tree-climbing lions. Lake Manyara is an exceptional bird-watching destination. You’ll often see flocks of pelicans and flamingos in the middle of the lake, and the floodplains, woodlands and evergreen forests are equally vibrant.

    Located slightly off the main safari route, Tarangire National Park is a lovely, quiet park in Northern Tanzania. It is most famous for its elephant migration, birding and authentic safari atmosphere. The majority of travellers to the region either miss out Tarangire altogether or venture into the park for a matter of hours - leaving swathes of Tarangire virtually untouched!
    With a game viewing area that is roughly ten times the size of nearby Manyara NP and a concentration of game that is exceptional from July through to October, this seasonal Tanzania safari park is a little gem on the Northern safari circuit, especially if you love elephants!

    Tarangire is the surprise package on the Northern circuit. Often overshadowed by the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire has huge concentrations of animals in the peak months and a fraction of the visitor numbers of any of the other Northern parks. From July through to October safaris here are superb, and the atmosphere and habitats are completely different from other parks. Tarangire is surprisingly large, giving visitors the quietest game viewing environment of all the parks in the region. The South of Tarangire is especially quiet, and lodges such as Swala and Oliver's Camp are the perfect place to explore this remote area, and to really get away from any other travellers. Overall, a superb little park that offers great value compared to its neighbours and a seriously good option for getting away from it all.

    Tarangire National Park safari - The Wildlife

    During the dry months the concentration of animals around the Tarangire river is almost as diverse and reliable as in the Ngorongoro Crater. However, the ecosystem here is balanced by a localised migration pattern that is followed by the majority of game that resides in and around the park. As a result, Tarangire is superb in season but questionable the rest of the year. Elephants are the main attraction, with up to 3,000 in the park during the peak months. Peak season also sees good numbers of wildebeest and zebra as well as giraffe, buffalo, Thompson's gazelle, greater and lesser kudu, eland, leopard and cheetah. The real prizes in the park are dwarf mongoose, oryx and generuk - but viewings are very rare. Tarangire is one of Tanzania's finest birding destinations.

    Tarangire National Park - Activities

    Tarangire safaris are the main activity, however, staying outside the park makes walking and night safari a possibility. There are no boat safaris on the rivers here but Oliver's Camp offers adventurous fly camping trips and very good walking safaris. Both Oliver's Camp and Swala have recently started night safaris within the park itself. Ask us for more information as the regulations here seem to change every year!

    Are night drives allowed in Tarangire?

    Night drives are allowed in Tarangire. Some lodges don't offer it though due to not having set it up with TANAPA. Also, if your particular lodge is outside the National Park then it will not offer night drives. It is worth checking whether the lodge you are looking at offers it or not before booking if this is something on your hitlist!

    Tarangire - When to go

    The game viewing from July though to October is exceptional but for the remainder of the year the majority of game migrates out of the park, onto the floor of the Rift Valley and to the grazing grounds of the Masai steppe. As a result, we would advise visitors not to expect high concentrations of game in the off season months, but would still recommend travelling here to those who want to avoid the crowds.

    Tarangire Safari Lodges - Accommodation

    There are many lodges that surround the border of Tarangire but we have always believed that staying in the park itself is the right choice.

    Swala and Oliver's Camp are the top end choices in the park. One of our absolute favourite authentic options though is Kuro, which is exceptionally well ran and with gorgeous interior design - it is a fabulous camp, and everyone who goes simply raves about it. Tarangire Treetops is located outside the park but its beautiful rooms are raised up into ancient baobab trees, making it, without any doubt, one of Tanzania's most unique properties.

    The best value options are by far Kichuguu; a fabulous tented camp inside the park, and outside the park Maramboi which is exceptionally priced but a slightly bigger option. We prefer Kichuguu for it's location inside the park. It is also far more intimate and cosy than Maramboi, which in comparison offers a more hotel-like stay.

    Tarangire Sopa is a bigger hotel and we would recommend going for a more authentic ad classic safari option to make your stay special. Best time to visit Tarangire National Park

    The best time to visit Tarangire is probably in the dry season from June - October, where the game viewing is at it's best. Tsatse flies tend to be pretty bad from December to March so although this is a good time to go to the Serengeti for the wildebeest calving, Tarangire is best avoided at this time.

    Tarangire National Park - Further Reading

    While we try and make our website as comprehensive as possible, if you would like some more background information, have a read through the Cadogan Guide to Tanzania and Zanzibar - Tarangire Chapter, written by one of our director’s Annabel. The most recent edition was published in 2005 so some of it might be slightly dated but generally it’s as comprehensive as they come.

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    For more information on Tanzania, the best thing to do is to give us a ring for an impartial chat. Although we love Tanzania, we also love the rest of Africa too and have experts in all the main safari countries. If you are undecided as to where to visit, please do just drop us an email or give us a call!

    Lake Manyara Safari

    An integral part of the Tanzania safari experience, Lake Manyara National Park shouldn't be overlooked in the rush to visit its more famous neighbours - the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. It literally lies down the road from the town of Arusha, Tanzania's entry and exit point for the 'northern safari circuit' and makes a relaxing, breath-catching stopover for a day or two.

    Lying at the foot of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a shallow alkaline lake, the north-west of which is protected by the Lake Manyara National Park. Much of the 330km² park is taken up by the lake but one of the many surprises in store for visitors is the remarkably wide diversity of terrestrial habitats - forest, wetland, floodplain, acacia woodland - which in turn supports an equally impressive variety of wildlife.

    The first thing you'll notice on a Lake Manyara safari is the birdlife: nearly 400 species have been recorded here and it's an excellent and easily accessible introduction to the birds of East Africa. Feathered highlights include large flocks of flamingos and many birds of prey.

    More surprises lie ahead for the visitor. Besides a supporting cast of buffalo, antelope, zebra and giraffe, Lake Manyara is home to a growing elephant population while the park's lions have developed the intriguing habit of climbing trees. The ever-elusive leopard occurs in the park while boat cruises will take you in search of snorting hippo pods and basking crocodiles.

    The best game viewing months for a Lake Manyara safari are from December to February and from May to July although it is a destination that is on most Tanzania safari itineraries all year round. There is excellent luxury accommodation available inside and outside the park, affording visitors the opportunity to explore by 4X4 as well as by canoe, motor boat, mountain bike and even on foot.

    Arusha: A Gateway to Safari

    The undisputed safari capital of Tanzania, the city of Arusha is on the itinerary of virtually anyone visiting the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara, as logistics often dictate an overnight layover in or around the city. Set in the shadow of Mount Meru, Arusha has its own international airport (Kilimanjaro International Airport) as well as the smaller Arusha Airport for charter flights to final destinations. If you spend some time in Arusha, you’ll have many opportunities to buy souvenirs, take in the cultural activities and visit local places of interest.