SAFARIS WE OFFER
Book a Safari for Up Close Animal Encounters
A trip to Africa is not complete without visiting Tanzania’s world-famous safari parks. We recommend scheduling at least a few days after your climb to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most fascinating creatures.
After your climb, you can relax and recover in our air-conditioned safari vehicles. Along the way, you’ll get the opportunity to view herds of wildebeest to leopards feasting on impalas to lioness training her cubs to hunt.
Our safari vehicles have pop-up tops so you can stand and take unobstructed photos of the wildlife.
The safaris we offer are in tented camps. We chose the best locations—closest to the parks—to allow maximum viewing time. The Parks are open from sunrise to sunset. The animals are most active in the morning so an early start is key.
We offer itineraries from one to five days which visit Tanzania’s best wildlife parks. An expert guide/driver will lead your safari. Our guides have years of experience guiding safaris thus they have an understanding of wildlife and animal behaviors. They know exactly where to look for animals and how to spot them.
You will have exclusive use of this vehicle and the safari guide on your private trip.
- 1 Day Safari – Arusha National Park
- 2 Day Safari – Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park / Ngorongoro Crater
- 3 Day Safari – Tarangire / Ngorongoro Crater / Lake Manyara
- 4 Day Safari – Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti
- 5 Day Safari – Lake Manyara / Tarangire / Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti
NOTE: To see the Serengeti, you’ll need at least four days since it is at least a 10-hour drive each way. We mix in a couple of other parks to break up the long drive.
Our safaris accommodations are what you imagine when you think about an African safari. Our passion and experience are shared through the most friendly staff in the most exquisite locations.
From wide open savannah safaris in the Serengeti; to the surreal spectacle of the Ngorongoro Crater, the grand expanse of Lake Manyara or the bright stary skies of Tarangire, we’ll cater for your every need. Let your senses come alive to the spectacles you’ve dreamed of.
All of our accommodations are tented camps, close to the parks with all the amenities you require.
They are semi-permanent tents with permanent floors and canvas walls and roofs. They are equipped with mosquito netting, comfortable beds, and a bathroom with a shower in the back.
Tanzania’s National Parks and Conservation Areas
The country of Tanzania is home to some of the most amazing safari parks in the world. We organize trips to Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, and Serengeti National Park.
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
This first and most famous national park of Tanzania is also a world heritage site and was proclaimed the world’s 7th wonder for its annual migration, during which six million zebras and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelles meander across the plains. They are joined by herds of wildebeest. Yet even when the migration is dormant, the Serengeti offers the most breath-taking game-viewing in Africa. There are large herds of buffalo in the Serengeti, as well as elephants, giraffes, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topis, kongonis, impalas, and Grant‘s gazelles.
Approximately 5,700 square miles in area, this vast park is home to over 30 species of large herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds. As a result of volcanic activity, the landscape was changed by wind, rain, and sun. It now varies from open grass plains in the south to savannahs with scattered acacia trees in the middle and hilly grasslands in the north. The west is covered in plains of black clay and extensive woodlands. Small rivers, lakes, and swamps teeming with wildlife are scattered throughout.
NGORONGORO CRATER CONSERVATION AREA
In the Ngorongoro Crater, the world‘s largest unbroken caldera, more than 30,000 wild animals can be found. Due to its distinctive topography, one can view a vast circle of grassland from the rim of the crater. It has been called Ngorongoro Crater being called the “World’s Largest Open Aired Zoo”.
A natural amphitheater surrounded by extinct volcanoes, the Ngorongoro Crater is home to vast numbers of animals. As a lake, forest, and grassland nestle within an enclosed bowl, the crater supports a diverse array of wildlife.—including all of the Big Five as well as hippos, crocodiles, antelope, and an incredible population of birdlife.
Tarangire National Park
The Tarangire National Park, commonly known as the ‘Land of the Giants’, is an undiscovered jewel of Tanzania. Not as popular with tourists as the Serengeti, Tarangire National Park offers a superb level of game viewing without the crowds. Tarangire National Park is located west of Arusha and is easier to access than the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
Baobab trees dominate the landscape of Tarangire, providing breathtaking photographic opportunities. In the midst of the rivers, elephants scratch for underground streams, while wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, gazelle, hartebeest, and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. This is the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem—a literal buffet for predators.
Lake Manyara National Park
Two-thirds of Lake Manyara National Park is actually water. A gigantic fracture in the Earth’s crust millions of years ago created the acacia woodlands and groundwater forest that make up this aquatic haven. In its shallow alkaline waters, the lake supports a variety of wildlife species including elephants, flamingos, and tree-climbing lions.
With some of the most spectacular views in all of Africa, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem. The game-viewing route through Lake Manyara provides a micro representation of a safari in Tanzania.
This picturesque park was praised by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.
Arusha National Park
Safari goers often overlook Arusha National Park, despite the fact that it offers a wide range of habitats just 40 minutes from Arusha town. The park is characterized by three distinct locations: lush swamps of the Ngurdodo Crater, changing colors of the Momela Lakes, and rugged alpine peaks of Mt Meru. The habitat ranges from highland montane forests to lowland swamps.
The area is famous for its 575 bird species, both migrant and resident. This is the only place on the Northern Circuit where one can easily see the black and white colobus monkey. Baboons, giraffes, buffaloes, hippopotamuses, hyenas, warthogs, zebras, and many species of antelope can also be seen in the park.