TANZANIA DESTINATIONS

Tanzania is the mecca for authentic safari adventures in Africa, boasting 16 national parks that teem with wildlife. It is the home of the highest free standing mountain in the world. An offshore adventure awaits in the tropical island of Zanzibar - a protected marine park that is inhabited by tropical fish, pristine coral reefs, and whale sharks.

The top safari destinations in Tanzania include the Serengeti, Arusha, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, and Lake Manyara in the Northern circuit. Selous, ruah and Mukumi on the southern circuit while on the far west lies Katavi and wild Mahale which offers off the bitten track. It is here where travelers are given the opportunity to see the famous big five, the great migration of wildebeest, explore ancient gorges, spot incredible birdlife, and interact with the charming Maasai people.

Zanzibar is easily combined with a safari experience in any of these parks, offering a place of relaxation after the thrilling adventure you had in the bush.

Whether you choose to sit on an idyllic paradise surrounded by palm trees, white sand beaches, and the warm Indian Ocean; or sit beside the Grumeti River and watch thousands of wildebeest gather the courage to attempt crossing the crocodile-infested waters, our Tanzanian Safari Experts are here to help you plan that dream safari vacation.

DESTINATIONS


Serengeti Snapshot


A million Wildebeest each one driven by the same ancient rhythm.

Fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life.

Frenzied three weeks bout of territorial conquests and mating.

Survival of the fittest as 40km {25milles} long columns plunge through crocodile infested waters on the annual exodus north to the Maasai Mara.

Relishing the species in brief population explosion that produces more than 8000 calves daily around the Ndutu before the 1000km {600miles} pilgrimage begins again.

Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, A UNESCO world heritage site famed for its annual migration,

Some three million hooves – not only wildebeest but also zebra, and gazelle-march as one in search of fresh grazing and water,

Even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers scintillating game viewing: Smaller groups of elephants, buffalo, giraffe, and the best sighting of big predators in the continent, lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena.

There is also wooded hills and towering termite mound, river lined with fig tree, small lakes, plains dotted with broken kopjes, and swamps,

There is more not only large mammals, variety of dung beetle, lizards, and birds.

Size of the park is 14763sq km (5,700sq miles)

TO SEE

Great migration, Cheetah, Lion, Giraffe, Topi, Hartebeest, Elands, Hippos, Leopard, and great variety of birds.

TO DO

Game viewing, hot air balloon, maasai rock painting and the music rock

Regions Of Serengeti


SHORT GRASS PLAINS (SOUTH)

*Grass dominates the part of the Ngorongoro conservation that borders Serengeti.
*There is two alkaline lakes in the south of the park, Lakes Masek and Ndutu, Known mainly for their population of lesser and greater flamingoes.
*The Ndutu area is known for its Cheetah sightings and the rear Wild dog sightings.
*On the Ngorongoro side off-road driving is allowed.
*Here you can have the real picture of the big predator interaction when the migration is around.

SERONERA

The center of the park.
*The area is famous for its Lion and Leopard sightings.
*Best part of the park to see Cheetah during the dry season.
*The Lion research here is the second longest wildlife research in the world after the Chimps in Gombe both in Tanzania amazing.

WESTERN

*The western corridor begins 3miles from the Seronera and passes over the Grumeti River and beyond to a central range of hills.
*Eighteen miles before Ndabaka gate is an extensive area of black cotton soil.
*which makes rainy season travel difficult.
*The Grumeti River is known for its huge crocodiles.

NORTH

*This part of the park has great game viewing year round.
*However from around mid-July to October, when the migration is generally in the area, the game viewing here is spectacular.
*Thousands of Wildebeest and Zebra gather along the Mara river to cross either to Kenya or South towards Serengeti.
*The area is one of the few places on the northern circuit to look for the rare Black Rhino.

What to Explore


NDUTU

Located on the southern tip of Serengeti, bordering the Ngorongoro conservation.

Over 8000 calves are born here every day in a space of two weeks during the calving season.

Off-road driving is allowed on the Ngorongoro area.

The area is great for photographers and big cheetah fans.

TO SEE

lion, cheetah, hyena, serval cat, caracal, elephants, and stripe hyena,

HABITAT

Alkaline lake, acacia woodland, grass plains and seasonal salt pans.

GOL MOUNTAIN

Offers great game viewing during the green season (December-April),

If you are lucky you might see the fastest animal going for its favorite food (Thomson gazelle)

Not crowded with safari vehicles,

TO SEE

lion, cheetah, ratel, hyena, and eland.

HABITATS

short grass plains, seasonal waters, and kopje

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