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Explore Tanzania tours / Tanzania tours, Tanzania safaris welcomes you to tanzania one of Africa’s top travel destination. There is no doubt Tanzaniais ultimate safari destination. From the famous Serengeti national park littered with wildlife including the big five as well being famous for the annual wildebeest migration to the incredible ngorongoro crater another iconic feature that makes Tanzania safari / Tanzania tours a thrilling one. Experience kilimanjaro Africa’s highest mountain , explore lake Manyara and tarangire national park another scenic wildlife parks as well as Arusha national park , all the listed destinations form a the northern circuit as part of the greater Tanzania rich travel destination. Tanzania tour is unmatched as the country literally has everything that any travel enthusiast would want on a tour from Honey moon , to vacation and holidays, beach experience at the dar es salaam and Zanzibar, marine excursions in the clear blue water of the Indian oceans, chimpanzee trekking in gombe national park and mahale national mountains national park mentions it tanzania will avail it you. note that Tanzania tours/ safaris is divided into about four destination to mention northern circuit that consists of destination such as Serengeti national park, Arusha national park, Ngorongoro crater national park, Kilimanjaro mountain, Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara national park, Mkomazi national park. the southern circuit that consists of Destinations such as Mikumi national park, sealous national park, Udzungwa mountains national park, Katavi national park, Ruaha national park, Kitulo national park . The western circuit popular for Tanzanian primates safaris consisting of Gombe national park and Mahale mountains national park. coastal Tanzania consisting of destination such as Dares-salaam city , Bagamoyo, Zanzibar, Saadani national park, Mafia Island and Pangani

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14 Days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday

14 Days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday has you enjoying a Tanzania safari experiencing taking you to Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This 14 Days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Holiday also has you hiking the scenic Usambara Mountains

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10 Days serengeti migration safari

10 Days Serengeti Migration Safari is an amazing Tanzania safari tour that takes you to witness one of the most beautiful and awe striking animal experiences. The Serengeti Migration is one of the best and most sought after animal viewing experiences you can ever encounter. .

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Tanzania Wildlife Safari

Safari Tanzania / Tanzania safari / tour in Tanzania Safari to Tanzania / Tanzania tours still stands an remains a bewilderment to many as the land of plenty. Tanzania is situated in East African bordering the Indian ocean to her west, Kenya and Uganda to her north ,Dr Congo, Rwandaand Burundi to her West, Malawi , Zambia and Mozambique to her south. Tanzania boasts of literally everything you would dream of while on travel. From the rich and diverse culture of locals distributed in various areas across the country, speak of the afro Arab culture at the coast and Zanzibar to the famous masai people distributed along the masai plains that stretch to as far as Kenya. Tanzania is also blessed with the mountain such Mount Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa and mount meru bringing the Tanzania safari hiking experience . Tanzania also boasts several national parks to with the most popular ones being host Serengeti national park famous wildebeest migration as well as home to multiple wildlife species , Ngorongoro crater yet another iconic feature that makes Tanzania tour or Tanzania wildlife safari unmatched. Tanzania equally has along coastline that stretches from south to north giving raise to several beach activities on top of the marine trips that take place at the coast some of the activities include scuba diving, Snorkeling, boat cruise among others. Tanzania safari/ Tanzania tours also sees you to Zanzibar known for its spices and afro Arab culture . Tanzania also offers city tours in different cities with the most famous one being dar-es-salaam the largest and busiest city in Tanzania situated at the port, Arusha also known as the tourist city of Tanzania, Dodoma the capital city.

Attractions in Tanzania

Attractions in Tanzania

Tanzania is blessed with multiple attractions that have kept bringing an influx of guests or tourist on a Tanzania safari or Tanzania tour, the attractions in Tanzania range from national parks, mountains, lakes, the oceans islands, culture, wildlife, primates among others.   In the this specific write up, we will  dwell on  brief information of the major attractions that has from time to time made Tanzania tours/ Tanzania safaris/ visit to Tanzania worth venturing into. Below are the popular attractions in Tanzania.

Mount Kilimanjaro.

Mount Kilimanjaro is   Africa highest and tallest mountain measuring up the height of 19,431 feet above sea level it also happens to be the tallest free standing mountain in the world. Mount Kilimanjaro was formed as a result of volcanicity therefore it’s a volcanic mountain,   but despite being formed as a result of volcanic activities, Kilimanjaro is in a dormant stage. Kilimanjaro is also famous for being the most topographically popular peak in the entire world.  Mount Kilimanjaro forms the great Kilimanjaro national park area that host multiple visitor who frequent the place for hiking activities.  Lately mountain Kilimanjaro has been subject several because of the thinning in the glaciers.

Serengeti national park

Serengeti national park forms one of the most scenic and dramatic landscapes in Tanzania, it consists of large expanses of land dedicated to wildlife made of vegetation of short grass dotted with acacia trees. The Serengeti is a a huge attraction in Tanzania and to the rest of Africa at large filled with losts of wildlife species   therefore being dubbed the wildlife hub by many. Serengeti national park    consists of the big five animals to mention rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants and buffaloes. The park of also home to cheetahs,  big number of hyenas, elands,  jackals,  giraffes, Thomson gazelles, olive baboons, zebras, lots of  wildebeests, antelopes among others. The park also host a wide a assortment of bird species  such as  the African ostriches, kori bustards, guinea fowls,  eagles among others.  Access  this amazing national park while on Tanzania safari/ visit to Tanzania , one has to either   get there from Arusha city also known as the tourism capital of Tanzania either by road or by a chattered flight.   Serengeti national park can also be accessed from mwanza city also known as rock city.

Ngorongoro crater.

The Ngorongoro crater is yet another incredible attraction that Tanzania to offer to its numerous guests n a Tanzania tours/ Tanzania safari. The crater is a UNESCO world heritage site. The crater was formed when a result of the top (cone) of the parent rock resulting from intrusive and extrusive forces in the earths’ crust   forming a caldera.   Part of the crater was filled with water while other has simple vegetation comprising of shirt grass and acacia tree.  The vegetation attracted lots of wildlife why the ngorongoro crater is rich in wildlife diversity   including the big five animals. While the water area is filled with water attracted several birds species with the most common species being the flamingos. The rims of the rater consists of montane vegetation another amazing feature to look at. Ngorongoro crater besides is bewildering look at an attraction has also got other visitors   visit to experience the abundance of the wildlife of the common species besides the big five species include the wildebeest, zebras, elands, kudus, hyenas, Thomson gazelles, cheetahs, giraffes  among others. The crater also is home to several bird species to mention flamingoes, crested cranes, jacanas, ostriches among others.

Wildebeest migration

Wildebeest migration is such a much anticipated event worldwide giving it a slot on the Guinness world book of records. The great wildebeest migration sees over a million wildebeest along with some zebras and elands cross from Serengeti national park to Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya.  The much anticipated annual even   occurs every year between the month the of May and October, note that event is largely driven by rain since the wildebeest move from Tanzania to Kenya to have a feast of the fresh grass that is abundant in Masai  Mara. Most traveler join the trip in order to see the wildebeest migration take place.  The most dramatic scenes of the wildebeest migration is usually experienced at the Mara river where several to predators it mention crocodiles and lion wait to pounce on the wildebeest crossing the rivers.

Zanzibar beaches.

Zanzibar also plays as one of Tanzania’s top attractions and well sought after by visitors on a Tanzania safari / Tanzania tour ,The island is also  known as Unguja .The archipelago   consists beautiful islands  with the major ones being zanzibar and pemba . These islands have from time to time attracted a huge influx of tourists to Tanzania on Tanzania adventure. The visitors visit simply have the experience of the white sand, beautiful beaches, amazing activities such as boat cruises, snorkeling, scuba diving among others. Zanzibar is also rich in culture  with the most famous one being the afro-Arab culture, the island is also known for being source of several spices more can be unearthed a trip to Zanzibar.

Gombe Stream national park

Gombe stream national park is a protected area and of the smallest national parks in Tanzania located western Kigoma region and lies in a distance of 20 kilometers north of Kigoma, the national park covers an area of 52 square kilometers bordering Lake Tanganyika to the west and thigh rift escarpment to the east.

Gombe stream national park is a prime habitat of chimpanzee in Tanzania first gazetted as a national reserve in 1943 and later it became a national park in 1968. Gombe  national park is famed for being a centre for Jane Goodall’s research of chimpanzees which started in 1960 up to date, Jane Goodall’s research is the longest running research on earth and study of this kind. At the age of 25, Jane Goodall travelled to Tanzania in 1960 and with no formal college training she began her research on chimpanzees basing on the known fact that they share over 80% genetic code with the humans. During her studies, she researched on Fifi the matriarch who is the last remaining of the first group studied when Jane Goodall arrived at Gombe  national park, at the time of her arrive Fifi was 3 years old and today she seen while on a chimpanzee tracking experience.

Tarangire National park

Tarangire national park is a fascinating national park and one of the must visit destination in Tanzania located in Manyara region, this national park lies in a distance of about 118 kilometers from Arusha city the regional capital city and approximately 70 kilometers from Lake Manyara.  Tarangire national park lies in Northern safari circuit and is situated in a close proximity with Lake Manyara national park, Serengeti national park and Ngorongoro crater which makes it a perfect stopover point.

Tarangire national park stretches through an area of 2,850 square kilometers hosting a great ecological system ranging from vegetation, wildlife, bird life and termite moulds. Tarangire national park was first established in 1957 as a national reserve and in 1970 it was declared a national park, this park derives its name from the glorious Tarangire River which crosses through the park and bisects the park into two. Tarangire national park‘s landscape is dotted with the famous sun-blistered termite moulds, grassy savannah plains and swamps, the ecosystem and park itself is fed by Tarangire river which is the only permanent water source in Tarangire national park. Tarangire River attracts a huge population of animals who come to drink water most especially in dry season (June-November), a huge population of animals including over 3,000 elephants, wildebeests, zebras, impalas, gazelles come to the river in search for both water and green pasture.

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SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK Serengeti as the word itself sounds open, keeps aside over one million wildebeest migration the park is concentrated with fantastic attractions from the unique landscape of Serengeti Plain to an Uncountable number of other wild animals. A larger population of herbivores from lions, cheetah, leopards, and many others. Also, Serengeti is the only park where the big five Animals can easily be seen in a short time. Being open endless plan Wild animals are easy seen The park was established in 1951 covering an area of about 14,763Sq.km. Serengeti name was derived from the Maasai word ‘siringet’ which means an endless plain, Serengeti national park is located in northern-central Tanzania, adjacent to the Kenya border and in the northwest of the adjoining Ngorongoro Conservation Area the park  make a perfect tanzania safaris/ tanzania tour  experience.

HOW TO GET THERE. Serengeti national park can be reached through a recommended entry Kilimanjaro International Airport which is 350 km from the park southern entrance to one of the seven parks airstrips, one may use or travel to the park by a safari vehicle passing through bumpy, over dirty roads but the trip gives a beautiful scenery of wildlife and nature. You may use the Julius Nyerere International Airport from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

WHERE TO VISIT. A trip to Tanzania has never been complete without visiting Serengeti national park, This means that due to its many different kinds of attractions available, visitors planning to visit Tanzania must start or end with Serengeti national park for their unforgettable memory from Tanzania. These attractions include The great migration, you get to witness over a million wildebeest as well as hundreds of thousands of hoofed animals including zebras, elands, and gazelles, the migration goes annually the beasts crossing from Serengeti national park to Maasai Mara in Kenya. Maasai village, also knowns as Maasai bomas here you will get to see and learn the Maasai customs, traditions, and lifestyles. You will also get a brief dancing ceremony, a visit to traditional bomas made of sticks, muds, and cow manure, you will also purchase handicrafts made by the village members. Moru kopjes, the giant rocks lying on the plains of Serengeti, contain Maasai paintings and is one of the best areas to see the black rhinos when in Serengeti national park. Retina hippo pool, witnessing a school of hippos wallowing escaping from the heat of the midday sun. Apart from that, you may also visit the Grumeti River, Olduvai Gorge, Bologonja springs, and many other attractions available inside the park.

WHEN TO VISIT

It depends on the visitor’s option, though Serengeti offers natural surprises throughout the year. If your experience is a great migration then the best time to visit is during the winter months where the herds are at the southern part of the park and during the summer and autumn months the herds are at the northern and western corridor of the park. For visitors who are not much interested in the great migration then the best months to visit is late June to October during the dry season is the best time to witness groups of animals on the rivers quenching their thirst and where the beasts get their food easily. Also during the wet season is November to May is the best time to visit because the plain is supplied with plenty of animals and the park is not crowded during these months as many visitors prefer to visit during dry seasons.

WHAT TO DO. When in Serengeti national park there are many breathtaking activities you can do when spending your time enjoying nature and wildlife. Game drives, once in a safari vehicle you can enjoy the great migration, seeing the dense lion population, and birdwatching are the best experiences. Hot air balloon safaris, getting to enjoy the aerial view of Serengeti, the sunrise over the endless plains, coming to a treetop view seeing animals before they seek cover to escape the heat of the day and upon coming down you will be tested with a glass of champagne and a latter breakfast with your fellows. You can also visit the Serengeti visitor’s center, the Grumet River, wildlife of seronera river valley, visit the retina hippo pool, enjoy a wildlife experience at night in a tent or lodge.

WHERE TO STAY. Serengeti national park has some accommodations from public campsites to luxury lodges and expensive hotels. Public campsites found in the park are like Dikdik, Tumbili, Pimbi, Ngiri, Ndabaka, Lobo, Nguchiro, and Nyani campsites, while the private campsites are like Namiri plains, Dunia camp, Singita Mara river tented camp, Olakira migration camp, Lemala ewanjan tented camp, and many other campsites. Serengeti national park has also medium, and budget and luxury lodges like Singita sasakwa lodge, Taasa lodge, Mwiba Lodge, Singita faru lodge, Mbali Mbali soroi Serengeti lodge, also some hotels are found in the park-like Serena hotel, Malaguti hotel, Asanja Africa hotel, Grumeti migration camp hotel, Melia Serengeti hotel and many other affordable hotels.

Lake Manyara National park

Lake Manyara National Park is famous and known for tree-climbing lions especially during the wet season, but Also groundwater that makes trees of the forest grow taller.  The park experience short rains starting from November to December while long rains start from February to May and the dry season is from late June to October.

HOW TO GET THERE

The park can be accessed by both road and air, whereby road the park is 115km from Arusha city to the main gate

WHAT TO SEE

The park has several attractions and the most remarkable are the tree-climbing lions, Beautiful Groundwater forest, hot spring, rift valley, and diversity of bird species.

WHAT TO DO

The park offers a variety of activities that makes your trip exceptional, these include Day game drives, walking safari, Night game drive, Canoeing, bird watching, bush meals, and canopy tour that makes the trip unforgettable.

WHERE TO STAY

Only one luxury lodge is available within the park, hostels, Bandas, and numbers of campsites that include both special, public, and seasonal campsites

KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK

The highest free-standing mountain in Africa. It’s a volcanic mountain covered by snow on the roof. The mountain comprises two dormant volcanoes known as Kibo and mawenzi, also one extinct volcano which is Shira. Its height is 5895m. Kilimanjaro receives two rainy seasons per year which from March to January it’s when Kilimanjaro experiences wet season and the dry season is from late June to September

WHAT TO SEE

In Kilimanjaro national park visitors expect to see a variety of attractions that makes the trip remarkable and leave visitors with an endless smile. Expect to see three peaks(Kibo, mawenzi, and Shira peak ), a Beautiful evergreen montane forest full of biological resources including both flora and fauna, Waterfalls making Kilimanjaro exceptional to visitors, maundi crater,  and for bird lovers, the park guarantees you the option of watching variety diversity of bird species.

WHAT TO DO

The park offers some activities that visitors can experience during their visit and these include Mountain climbing, Paragliding, Bird watching, short nature walking safari, long nature walking safari, Filming, picnicking, Crater camping, and mountain cycling

 WHERE TO STAY

A visitor has some options since the park provides a variety of accommodations ranging from mountain huts, hostels, and 32 public campsites

Tanzania’s tourism grows faster due to a variety of factors, one being its unique beauty and variety of attractions, including the highest mountain in Africa. Hence, these factors make tourist arrivals grow by 7.0 percent in 2017 compared with 1,239 million in 2016, surpassing the growth rate of 3.9% recorded in the previous year, and USD 2.6 billion in 2019 and a decline in 2020 to USD 1,06 billion due to the world crisis. (COVID-19). Above all, Tanzania Safaris Tours play a vital role in the country’s economy on which tourism earnings increased by 5.6% to USD 2,250.3 million compared to USD 2,131.57 as recorded in 2016, which is about 13% of the global domestic product (GDP), and USD 2.6 billion in 2019, followed by a decline in 2020 of up to USD 1,06 billion due to the world crisis. (COVID-19) Not only that, but also tourism in Tanzania contributes to poverty alleviation in the community since it plays a great part in contributing toward improving the livelihood of the local community. Despite being the fastest growing sector, tourism in Tanzania still faces a number of challenges, some of which are listed below. Poor infrastructure, especially inside the park, this pandemic, especially the current stubborn pandemic which is COVID-19, Unpredictable weather and climatic conditions

Arusha National park

Arusha National park covers an area of 137Sq.km located in northern Tanzania to thrill while on Tanzania Safaris  and it’s the nearest park from Arusha city that requires only half an hour drive from Arusha city, The park receives short rainy from October to November and long rain from March to May. The best time to visit the park is between June to September and from December to March

GETTING THERE

By road from all parts of Tanzania and by air landing inside the park airstrips

WHAT TO SEE

Within the park expect to see several attractions such as Wildlife, Mount Meru the second largest mountain in Tanzania, craters including ngurdoto and Meru crater, diversity of bird species, Waterfalls, Long and Momella lakes on which here you will be able to see water-loving species especially lesser and greater flamingos, little Serengeti that makes you feel like you’re on the endless plain of Serengeti national park.

WHAT TO DO

Within the park you will be able to do short walking safaris, long walking safaris, game drives, Adventure of mountain climbing, Canoeing, bird watching, cycling, and horse riding.

WHERE TO STAY

On seasonal camp, special campsites, huts for mount Meru hikers, hotel and lodges all are available to make visitors enjoy their trip

KATAVI NATIONAL PARK

KATAVI NATIONAL PARK

After Nyerere, Serengeti, and Ruaha National Park, Katavi becomes the fourth largest National Park in Tanzania. The park was established in 1974 and it covers an area of about 4471Sq.km. the park is full of both physical and biological resources such as wild animals though it’s not much visited due to its remoteness this gives a chance to get a cool place for relaxing and enjoying the nature since there is not much population interaction of people , this park makes the perfect tanzania safari / tanzania tours The best time to visit Katavi national park is from June to October when it’s dry and at this time Animals are visible.

HOW TO GET THERE

Katavi National Park is accessible through Both Land, Rails, and Air. Through Air from different Parts of Tanzania such as Dar es Salaam, Arusha, and Mwanza by flights landing directly inside the park. While through Land from Dar es Salaam it’s about 1513km via Mbeya and 1392km, from Mwanza via Tabora is about 741km Also, Katavi National park can be accessed through railway, by the use train from Dar es Salaam direct to Mpanda

WHAT TO DO IN KATAVI NATIONAL PARK Several activities that make Katavi unforgettable by visitors during their visit include Nature walking safaris, Filming, picnicking, Camping, bird watching, Bush meals, Game viewing, Hiking, but also night and day game drive

WHERE TO STAY Inside the park, there are options of accommodation including campsites and lodges. These include Katavi wildlife camp, Chada Katavi camp, Palahara luxury safari camp, Katuma, and bush lodge, but also visitors can decide to stay outside the park since there are few accommodations such as riverside camp Katavi and Katavi hippo garden lodge.

KITULO NATIONAL PARK

KITULO NATIONAL PARK By another name, it’s called Serengeti of flowers. It’s located at Njombe, Tanzania nearest Mbeya city with montane grasslands and forest in the southern highlands of Tanzania. Also is the first National Park in tropical Africa to be established for the main purpose to protect its flora and it covers an area of about 413sq.km.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air, Road, and Railway both are means of transport to Kitulo National park.

WHAT TO DO

Apart from sighting and enjoying amazing beautiful flowers, within Kitulo national park, you can do camping safari, Walking safari, Birding safari, and wildlife safari in tanania. hence making your tanzania tour to Mbeya an amazing one.

WHEN TO GO

Depends on the main purpose of visitors which for those with an interest in viewing beautiful flowers the best time to visit the park is between December and April on which at this time wildflowers display the peak, While from September to November during the sunny season its best time for hikers but less rewarding to botanists.

WHERE TO STAY

There is no accommodation inside the park yet, however, very basic accommodation and meals are available at the adjacent kitulo farm. But also since the park is nearby Mbeya city visitors can get all kinds of accommodation at Mbeya city from luxurious hotels to simple guesthouses.