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SAFARI

Tanzania Safaris

Our country has the best and most varied game viewing locations in the world with a range of landscape and terrain. On safari with Tanzania Adventure Routes you spend days observing magnificent African wilderness and wildlife at first hand. Tanzania’s Northern circuit is renowned for offering the finest wildlife viewing holidays in Africa. There are several accommodation options in and outside the parks, campsites, special camps, tented camps and safari lodges.

The Serengeti

The oldest and most popular park farmed for its high density of large mammals and annual migration where millions of wildebeests, zebras and Thomson gazelles make the seasonal journey to fresh pastures in the North then South after the biannual rains. It is a special gift to witness the largest mass movement of land mammmals on the planet. Even after migration the park offers arguably the most scintillating game viewing experience in Africa.

Ngorongoro.

The breathtaking natural wonder and world class attraction often called Africa’s Eden. It is the largest unflooded and unbroken volcanic caldera. It is a multiple land use area with wildlife coexisting with semi nomadic Maasai parstoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing. The crater is home of large animals mostly angulates along side the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa.

Tarangire

The Tarangire river crossing through the park is the only source of water for wild animals. It is the reason for the migration of thousands of animals to the Tarangire National Park from nearby Manyara National Park.

It is famous for its huge number of elephants, baobab trees and tree climbing lions and leopards and is a permanent home of other mammals including buffalos, zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, giraffe, olive baboons and more. The landscape and vegetation is incredibly diverse with a mix that is not found anywhere else in the Northern safari circuit. The hilly landscape is dotted with vast numbers of Baobab trees, termite mounds, dense bush, and high grasses.

Lake Manyara National Park.

This beautiful small park stretching 50km along the base of 600m high Rift valley escapement, Lake Manyara National Park’s game viewing circuit offers a virtual microcosm of the safari experience. This park is known for the flamingos that inhabit the lake as well as 400 species of birds that inhabit the park. Leopards, lions, cheetahs, elephants, blue monkeys, dik-dik, gazelle, hippo, giraffe, impala, and more also call the park home and many can be seen throughout the year. There is a hippo pond at one end of the park where visitors can get out of their cars and observe from a safe distance. The leopards and lions are both known to lounge in the trees while not hunting for prey.

Safari Vehicles

TAR provides 4×4 Land Cruiser/Land Rover converted Safari Vehicles designed to insure the best wildlife viewing and comfort, they have open pop-top roofs and are fitted with a power Inverter to make it possible to charge your phone/camera battery on the go.

Example of Wildlife Safari Program ( 5 days/4 nights)

Day 1 Tarangire National Park

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and set off to Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive. Dinner and overnight at Karatu Kudu camp.

Day 2 Ngorongoro/Serengeti National Park

One hour drive to Ngorongoro Crater, then a spectacular game drive in the crater with a packed lunch. In the afternoon ascend the crater and drive toward Serengeti with more game drive en-routei. Overnight at Central Serengeti Wildlife Camp.

Day 3 Full day Serengeti

After an early breakfast, depart for a full day Serengeti National Park game drive. Overnight at Central Serengeti Wild Camp

Day 4 Serengeti National Park Manyara

Game drive in Serengeti National park, after lunch drive out of Serengeti with game drive en-route to Manyara. Dinner and overnight at Manyara Mto wa Mbu at the bottom of great rift.

Day 5 Manyara National Park

Half day game drive in Manyara National park, in the late afternoon drive to your Hotel in Arusha/Moshi

Ngorongoro High land trekking.

If you want to spend some time of your Tanzania holiday in the nature and not only in safari vehicle this safari is the best choice. This experience that would not likely to be forgotten quickly, it combines game viewing, trekking and maasai cultural excursions.

This safari can be organized in two ways, either standalone trekking safari or combined trekking and game viewing safari in the northern circuit National Parks.

DAY 1 Ngorongoro Crater Game drive.

Depart form Arusha with packed lunch to Ngorongoro crater for game drive, Ascend the crater afternoon then one hour drive to Nainokanoka village which is within conservation Area, dinner and overnight at Nainokanoka.

DAY 2 Walk to Olmoti Crater.

After breakfast we walk to Olmoti crater, return to camp Nainokanoka then proceed to Empakai, descent to this caldera which is about 6 km wide and nearly half of its floor is covered by a lake. The views along the trail downwards are spectacular at every point. All along you can enjoy the changing views of Empakaai itself..It is a joy to walk around the lake shore, experiencing the serenity and quiet beauty of this wild spot. Acsend in the evening, overnights at the camp on the crater rim.

DAY 3 Walk to Empakai Crater.

After breakfast depart for Acacia forest via Naiyobi maasai village, circling the crater rim, on the North western side on the way interacting with the friendly local Maasai people, this is one of most remote places in the country where you can find human living. Dinner and Overnight at Acacia forest camp.

DAY 4 Walk to Empakai Crater.

Early morning before the sun gets too hot you leave acacia forest, with nice views of active volcanic mountain Oldonyo Lengai and lake Natron, after two hour descent the great rift valley trekking on volcanic rocks and dusty lava soil to the bottom of the valley where you will meet your car and transfer to camp or lodge. Relax for the rest of the day.

DAY 4 Lake Natron to Arusha/Moshi

Spend half of this day explore lake Natron, the built flamingo nests resembling miniature volcanoes. It is a bizarrely beautiful breeding ground and home to thousands of Flamingos feeding on the blue algae. Swimming in fresh water fall of Ngaresero is also possible and a visit Maasai boma.

If you want to climb Oldoinyo Lengai, you will drive to the base of the volcano during the night to begin your climb with a guide. It is a 7- hour/ 15 KM strenuous climb. It is also possible to climb Lengai the night of day 4 if you prefer. After lunch Drive to Arusha/Moshi.

NOTE:

This walking or trekking, takes place in the wild and remote African bush, you will be accompany with armed game reserve ranger because of wild animals in the conservation area and you will be in the car on Day 1 and from Day 4. Other days camping equipment food and your luggage is carried by Donkeys