Arusha National park

Just 32 kilometers from Arusha lies the Arusha National Park. It was described by Sir Julian Huxley as " a gem amongst parks". It has spectacular features; the Momela Lakes, Mount Meru and the Ngurodoto Crater. The park's altitude varies between 1,500 meters to more than 4,500 meters and covers 137 square kilometers. On clear days magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen from almost any part of the park. The vegetation and wildlife varies with the topography which ranges from forest to swamp. The park is famous for its 400 species of birdlife, including the pelicans and flamingos. Animals frequently seen in the park are black and white colobus monkey baboon, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, zebra and a wide range of antelope species. The reptiles include tortoises, geckos, lizards, monitor lizards, and different kinds of snakes.

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is located between the Ngorongoro crater and Tarangire National Park. It covers 330 squares kilometers. Not to miss is Lake Manyara itself and the tree climbing lions. The park has wetland forest with Mahogany and fig trees, open land, savannah, marshes and acacia woodland. There are large numbers of wild animals such as common zebras, herds of buffaloes and elephants, giraffes, impala, waterbuck, bushbuck, wildebeest, klipspringer, spotted hyena and leopard. Lake Manyara is noted for its wealth of birdlife from the birds of prey to the water birds. Also resident are flocks of flamingoes, pelicans, ostriches, marabou storks, white-backed ducks and goliath heron. In the lake there are of hippos.

Tarangire National Park

 

The park is a three-hour drive from Arusha and is the fourth-largest national park in Tanzania. The park is named after the River Tarangire. It covers an area of 2,600 square kilometers . Tarangire has open acacia woodland, open bush, swamps, rivers and plains with scattered baobab trees. The baobabs grow in arid, semi-arid and sub-humid tropical climates and hold up to 300 litre of water. Tarangire has a large population of elephants and is also famous for its tree-climbing pythons. Other animals that live the park include spotted hyena, cheetah, lion, leopard, Maasai giraffe, impala, Grant's gazelle, lesser kudu, African buffalo, eland, bushbuck among others.

Ngorongoro Crater

Your first view will take your breath away. The Ngorongoro crater is a huge caldera formed after the collapse of volcano, 250 square kilometers in total. The crater is 600 meters deep and its spectacular setting and abundance of wildlife combine to make it one of the wonders of the natural world. Inside the crater there are over 20,000 large animals including some of Tanzania's last remaining black rhino. Animals are free to leave or enter the crater but most of them stay because of the plentiful water and food available on the crater floor throughout the year.

Other mammals include wildebeest, zebra, spotted hyena, hunting dogs, gazelles, hyena, jackals and primates like mice and grasshoppers. Open grassland covers most of the crater floor and feeds the herbivores. The crater has abundant yellow barked acacia trees in the Lerai forest making it a home to elephants, baboon, bushbucks, waterbucks and velvet monkeys. There are a number of wetlands too. The Lakes attract numerous flamingos, pelicans, blacksmith plovers, African cuckoos, Red-eyed doves and other water birds. More than 300 species of bird have been recorded. The wetland is also home to large numbers of hippos and smaller creatures such as frogs and snakes.

Serengeti National Park

It's a vast plain grassland with dotted trees and rocky outcrops. The Serengeti is a world famous wildlife sanctuary with the greatest and most spectacular concentration of game animals found anywhere in the world. Covering more than 14,500 square kilometers the park is the largest in Tanzania. This is where the great migration of wildebeests and zebras can be seen. During the dry season of June through July, these wild animals migrate to the Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to find greener pastures and water. The vegetation attracts mammals like the Topi, Thomson's and Grants gazelle, coke's hartebeest, Impala, Klipspringer, common waterbuck, and African Elephant. In addition there are African wild cats, lions, cheetahs, leopards, spotted hyenas, striped hyenas and jackals.

On the western corridor is the Grumeti River with its numerous crocodiles and other reptiles. During the Great Migration these reptiles obtain abundant food as the wildebeest and zebras cross the river to the Maasai Mara.

 

Wildlife Safaris

Africa’s wild creatures do not live in isolation, each species represents a strand in the web forming the community of plants and animals in which it has carved its niche. Even the briefest safari will traverse many such ecological communities and habitats. The eye soon discerns that the African world is not a singular entity in which animals occur at random, but an ordered realm where every creature has its appropriate place. Some species are extremely adaptive and survive in a wide spectrum of environments. Others are confined to specific niches or microhabitats. It would take volumes to describe all of Africa’s animals, not to mention their relationships and the habitats in which they live in. A small understanding of African ecology will go a long way toward enriching your safari experience, for the wonder of the animals is heightened by an appreciation and awareness of their total environment. Although the famous big game animals naturally command the most attentions, people who look only for lions, elephants and other large mammals tend to get bored after a few days. Those curious about African wildlife in all of its varied forms never have that problem, for it is impossible to run out of new and fascinating discoveries. The suggested itineraries provided in this safari manual are chosen from among the destination’s finest Independent Travel itineraries. You may book them as shown in the manual or revise them to meet your guests’ requirements

Wildlife Programs

Best Of Tanzania 7 days 6 Nights -standard-
Learn More
Honeymoon Explore 10 days 10 Nights -Deluxe-
Learn More
Classic Camping 7 days 6 Nights -Basic-
Learn More
Family Safari & Beach 11 days 10 Nights -Deluxe-
Learn More

Why Book With Us

First hand Knowledge

We are local, based in Africa and feel the pulse of the continent constantly; day in, day out.

Accommodation

Whether traveling as a couple, a family or on your own and to satisfy individual needs, our properties range from high-end luxury to more affordable options.

Truth in pricing

We are truthful in our pricing and want to make sure our clients are not sacrificing their safari experience for what appears to be a better price on paper.