One of the major attractions to Eastern Africa and Tanzania is the stunning African wildlife. And, tourists have the opportunity to see these stunning creatures in their natural element. This country with an area of 934,000 sq km boasts of snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro at a height of 5,896m that towers majestically over the horizon, flamingos standing sentinel in the salt pans of Ngorongoro Crater, and the hoof beats of thousands of wildebeests that echo over the Serengeti plains.
Few areas of the continent captivate the imagination as does Tanzania. Often referred to as ‘the Africa of legend’, where hot dusty afternoons end abruptly in glorious blazes of sunset, and velvet-black star studded skies enfold the hills.Tanzania Safari tours offer a great opportunity to see the ‘big five’ (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard) as well as some of the vast species of African birds in flight. The traveler has excellent choices of parks to explore while on Tanzania Safari tours. The most explored parks are located in the North, close to the border with Kenya. It is possible to combine both countries for your safari tours as you get to this border.
A safari should be prepared in advance so that each detail is taken into account properly. This is the way we can enjoy of a comfortable trip to Africa for a cheaper price. Currently we can book safaris for the next year, 2012. Tanzania is one of the most attractive spots to visit specially between the months of May and July. In addition, if we reserve our safari with plenty of time in advance we will be able to completely enjoy of the experience whether with our friends of relatives.
Tanzania is perhaps the last place left, having steadily defied man’s imprint on the land and still offers a safari of wildlife, wilderness and wonder. Stretching from legendary volcanic highlands to the exotic tropical coastline and the spice island of Zanzibar – Tanzania is the Africa of your wildest dreams. With internationally famous game parks like Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Manyara, where wildlife roam in teeming numbers, a safari here is an unforgettable experience.
- See the Ngorongoro Crater, the greatest extinct volcano crater on earth with 2000 foot sheer walls, creating a spectacular nature amphitheatre where wildlife roam.
- See the remarkable tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara. Stand breathless at the sight of the annual wildebeest migration between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. This takes place during July and 0ctober and is one of the most spectacular sights in Africa.
- Watch a herd of elephants wade across the wide and muddy Tarangire River in Tarangire National Park.
- Zanzibar – the ‘Spice Island’ is the largest coral island off the east coast of Africa – from the finest wide white sandy beaches to unrivalled diving and deep sea fishing.
- Climb the highest mountain in Africa, rising to 5895 metres above sea level. One of the world’s highest free standing mountains, Mount Kilimanjaro is composed of three extinct volcanoes.
- Experience a Safari in Selous Game Reserve – Africa’s largest game reserve. A rich variety of wildlife and some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhinos. Centuries of history and culture in the legendary Stone Town
Some of the best scuba diving on the continent
When is the Best Time to Go
January and February are the driest months, and it goes again from July to September. However, the season becomes cool from September. The popular period is between July and September. The school holidays in North America and Europe falls within this period. Rainy season comes in two phases; the extensive rainy period that falls between match and mid-June, while the shorter rainy seasons are ushered in from October through December.The migration of the wildebeests across the Serengeti National Park starts from December and lingers through July and continues. If you plan your Tanzania Safari tours trip accordingly, you may likely witness the migration.
Private or Group Safari?
As you plan your Tanzania safari tours trip, one of the decisions you would probably have to make is whether to join a group safari or opt for a lone safari tour. Group safari saves a lot of cost. If you are a budget traveler, the group safari tour will be the best option.
Camping or Lodging?
This is another major decision you need to make while planning your Tanzania safari trip. If you choose the camping option, you will stay in tents right inside the camp grounds. This will definitely cost less. However, you will enjoy more comfort but will pay more by opting for a lodge/hotel.
Zanzibar, cloves plantation, chimpanzees among others are attractions to reckon with. The weather is hot and dry for the most part of the year. The game parks of the Northern Circuit contain some of the most spectacular concentrations of wildlife found in Tanzania.It is no wonder that these game parks are world renowned, unparalleled in concentrations of wildlife, and some of the most pristine yet easily accessible biospheres left on earth.
Tanzania Photography Safari
This is a one of a kind trip where travelers with an interest in photography will get a chance to see two hidden Tanzania safari parks and the spice island of Zanzibar with white sandy beaches through the lens of a camera.This trip is for photo enthusiasts who want to experience African wildlife and culture. You will receive photographic tutorials, wildlife commentaries, animal behavior interpretations and cultural experiences.
During the safari, each day is designed to be different and to offer unrivaled exposure to the area. You’ll be taken on a daily adventure including a walking, boating and driving safari. You’ll be weaving past hippopotamus and crocodile, driving on the trail of a lion or a rarely seen wild dog and watching a mother elephant with its young.For the accommodations, we’ve chosen intimate safari lodges equipped with the comforts of home.
The lodges are situated in the heart of the park on the banks of the river where there is a constant flow of animals coming to drink providing us a private showing.This adventure concludes on the Spice Island of Zanzibar relaxing in a beach resort with white sandy beaches overlooking the pristine blue waters of the Indian Ocean.During this time you’ll have opportunities to simply enjoy the beach, snorkel, scuba dive or take day excursions around the island such as swimming with dolphins.The final day in Zanzibar we will be staying in the historic district of Stone Town where we can explore the picture perfect labyrinth of winding streets lined with exotic bazaars, colonial mansions, mosques and famous hand-carved doors.