Safaris in Tanzania

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Some of the worlds most famous National Parks and Game Reserves are found in Tanzania: the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP, Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha NP. Nowhere in the world will you see wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and antelope in such enormous numbers. Tanzania's characteristic plains make spotting wildlife easy. The world of Jane Goodall's chimpanzees can be explored in Gombe and Mahale NP.

Tanzanian Safaris can take many forms, and these depend on your interests and inclinations. We specialise in providing you with the finest safari experiences, in absolute comfort and style, whatever style or type of accommodation you wish to incorporate into your itinerary.

All of our safaris are expertly guided and we guarantee that even the most knowledgeable among you will learn a thing or two along the way. Days are spent witnessing the wonders of the wild together, an educational and deeply bonding experience which is as rewarding for the young as for the old. Safaris in Tanzania make for stunning personal and private honeymoons, as well as the most treasured family holidays. A true treat for animal lovers, bird-watchers, nature lovers and anyone who appreciates a little luxurious pampering!

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All of our safaris are expertly guided and we guarantee that even the most knowledgeable among you will learn a thing or two along the way. Days are spent witnessing the wonders of the wild together, an educational and deeply bonding experience which is as rewarding for the young as for the old. Safaris in Tanzania make for stunning personal and private honeymoons, as well as the most treasured family holidays. A true treat for animal lovers, bird-watchers, nature lovers and anyone who appreciates a little luxurious pampering!

For many people, a safari should include some nights under canvas, and this can be interpreted and arranged in a myriad of different ways. In Tanzania, you can take a private, mobile camping safari - as rustic or as luxurious as you would like - or you may prefer the benefits of a semi-permanent camp, which is set up each season according to the movement of animals across the plains.

Nights may also be spent under canvas in a luxurious or basic permanent camp, in voluminous safari tents with their own built-in bathrooms. Many of the best permanent lodges will house you in great comfort for the duration of your stay, but also organize fly-camping excursions to allow you a night or two alone in the wild under an endless star-studded sky.

Northern Tanzania Safaris in brief

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The world-renowned parks in the north, around the Serengeti, rightfully earn their fame and especially if you are there to witness the herds of the Great Migration or take a balloon or riding safari across the plains. The escarpment of the Great Rift Valley creates a dramatic volcanic landscape, and some of the most fertile grazing grounds on earth; thus this is home to the largest herds on the planet, and the highest concentration of predators in Africa.

The Ngorongoro Crater is reliably rewarding for wildlife action, although it gets crowded and for this reason we recommend a brief visit, but the wider conservation area is fascinating and very worthwhile as a cultural and historical experience. This is the land of the Maasai tribe, who are allowed to live and farm within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in as traditional a manner as is possible for nomadic tribes in the modern world. It is also the site of Olduvai Gorge, where Professor Leakey discovered the earliest known footprints of hominid man. This region is best combined with other northern Tanzanian parks, in a diverse itinerary.

These days all the camps and lodges are linked with a network of bush airstrips. The best camps and lodges, whether permanent or luxury mobile camps, (see definitions of various forms of safari accommodation below), have their own safari vehicles and guides. Where once we used to drive the entire route, these days we recommend driving around Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Mayara, where the roads are good and parks are accessible, then flying into the more remote regions of the Serengeti.

Northern Tanzania Safaris: Activites

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Rules banning activities such as night safaris, walking, etc, are most severe in the central Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Rules are relaxed in the adjacent reserves, such as Loliondo in the East and the fabulous Singita Grumeti Reserve above the Serengeti’s Western Corridor, where night drives, walking and even horse riding safaris are allowed.

Night safaris have also been recently introduced in Lake Manyara and Tarangire. There are no options for boating safaris in Northern Tanzania