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SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK SAFARI AND TOURS

Serengeti National Park is Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site. It’s famed for its annual migration, when more than six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Serengeti National Park also offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. Serengeti National Park offers good wildlife viewing throughout the year. June and July are the best months of seeing the wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park while wildebeest calving is January and February.

Between January and March the wildebeest give birth on the short grass plains of the Southeastern Serengeti. This time of year attracts a vast plethora of predators, from lion to hyena, leopard and cheetah. As the grazing runs low in this area the wildebeest move to the central Serengeti and then the Western Corridor before crossing the Grumeti and Mara Rivers on their journey south in Kenya. Braving the jaws of some of Africa’s largest crocodiles, the river crossings are always a dramatic and emotional sight. See end of page for a detailed safari Itinerary that combines Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater National Park.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Serengeti National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Park is 1.5 million hectares. No matter how 'crowded' the park is, you will have thousands of hectares to yourself to explore Africa.

Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated wilderness areas and is an ongoing source of inspiration to writers, filmmakers and photographers. The park is Tanzania’s oldest game reserve, renowned as the site of the annual Great Migration, when an estimated three million antelope – mostly wildebeest — migrate to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. This epic, seasonal journey is a deeply moving experience and a wonderful photographic subject.

The Serengeti is a Big Five Park with a huge concentration of cats. Over 500-plus bird species have been recorded in Serengeti National Park, ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills.

Our expert guides passionately impart an incomparable wealth of knowledge, personally researched and experienced, about habitats, ecology, birds, trees, plants, animals and insects, providing our guests with enough memorable wildlife experiences to last a lifetime. Contact our Customer Service Team for your customized itinerary.

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, stretching for 50km along the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. Acacia woodland in Lake Manyara is the favored haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. More than 400 species have been recorded in Lake Manyara making it a perfect place for birders. Lookout for pink-hued flamingos as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.

For primate lovers, hundred-strong baboon troops will welcome along the roadside, blue monkeys will wake from mahogany tree tops while herds of buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains.

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Tarangire National Park is one of the best game viewing destinations in Tanzania. Herds of about 300 elephants, migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland are a common sight in Tarangire. Bird lovers, look out for over 550 bird species. Colorful yellow-collared lovebird, and the drabber rufous-tailed weaver and ashy starling – all endemic to the dry Savannah of north-central Tanzania.

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NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a large park in northern Tanzania. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the main destinations on many safaris in the area. The Ngorongoro Crater has stricter rules than the rest of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, only allowing tourists to visit in vehicles.

Visiting the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the highlights to many safari-goers. The crater is roughly 20 km/12 mi wide and 600 m/2,000 ft deep, and its floor is home to a rich and highly concentrated wildlife. Some 20,000 mammals of different sizes live there, including about 20 black rhinoceros, making the crater the best place in Tanzania to see the rhino. The crater floor also has one of the highest carnivore densities in the world. Lions, cheetahs, hyenas and jackals are commonly seen, while leopards and bat-eared foxes may be seen with some good luck.

Apart from the rhinoceros, the herbivores are represented by species such as wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, elephant (normally bulls only), hippopotamus, gazelles, antelopes and warthog. Birding can be rewarding, too, especially during the northern hemisphere winter, when migrant birds, for example abdim storks, come to stay in the area. During this time, the population of wildebeest and zebras also increases, as herds out of the migration are added to the resident herds.

Traveling from the Ngorongoro crater towards Serengeti, you pass will Olduvai Gorge, where paleo-archeologists have unearthed fossils from some of our pre-human ancestors, as old as 2 million years, buried in layers of volcanic ash and sediments. You will visit the Olduvai museum and one of the Maasai villages along the route.

REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GO TO TANZANIA FOR A SAFARI OR CULTURAL TOURS

Thousands of tourists visit Tanzania every year. Thousands more planning their safari to Africa are wondering whether to choose a Tanzania Safari. It’s hard to totally narrow down why every traveler should visit Tanzania when there is so much to see. You probably need an entire year to explore Tanzania, a country with unbeatable natural resources, stunning landscapes, spectacular wildlife, historical and cultural riches, watersports, highest mountain in Africa and the deepest lake in Africa. Here are top 8 reasons we feel you should visit Tanzania.

1. TOP ECOTOURISM SAFARIS & CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

Ecotourism changes the way we interact with wildlife and local communities that help preserve the wonderful creatures. Our Ecotourism and Fair trade Safaris help conserve wildlife and the environment for generations. We encourage our guests to go for Tanzania cultural tours and get fully immersed in the Tanzania culture. Tourists can choose to visit a local community project, spend a day working with kids at a local school, or join a Maasai marriage rituals and celebrations. Guests can also choose to have a full day and full night culture tour which comes with accommodation hosted by the friendly Maasai tribe. Ecotourism guests have access to fresh and organically grown food, cooked and served the African-way.

2. EXPLORE TANZANIA NATIONAL PARKS

Tanzania has the largest concentration of wild animals in Africa. Visit the Ngorongoro Crater during your Tanzania Safari. This 2000 feet high rim of Ngorongoro Crater has the largest concentration of fauna on the African continent. There are over 30,000 mammals: buffalos, lions, leopards, pods of hippopotamus, varied ungulates, elephants, giraffes, black rhinos. Serengeti and Tarangire are must-visit parks in Tanzania. Guests can also go to Selous, the largest reserve in Africa, with over 3000 lions, over 120,000 elephants, close to 2,000 rhinos and herds of buffalos roaming its wilderness.

3. THE ANNUAL WILDEBEEST MIGRATION IN SERENGETI

The Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular park, and the Serengeti migration has also recently been proclaimed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. This annual event is when visitors can bear witness to over six million hooves pounding across the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeests’ trek for fresh grazing. Wouldn’t you want to visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Our expert guides will guide you to one of the world’s most celebrated wilderness areas and an ongoing source of inspiration to writers, filmmakers and photographers.

4. THE MAASAI CULTURE TOURS

The Maasai are most famous of Africa’s people, these fierce warriors are still practicing their ancestral way of life and are known for their pastoral traditions, living off their herds of cattle, sheep, goats, and donkeys. Traditional Maasai life centers around their cattle, which is their primary source of food. An adventure to the Serengeti National Park wouldn’t be complete without meeting the enchanting Maasai. This wonderful cultural excursion will immerse you in the fascinating ancestry of the Maasai. At the Maasai village playing host to your tour, you will have the opportunity to meet with a Maasai family, visit a traditional boma, the village huts made of cow dung and clay plastered over stick frames

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5. CLIMB TO THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT KILIMANJARO

Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa with three volcanic cones – Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. Climbing Kilimanjaro does not require any technical skills or special equipment. However, the challenge is not to be taken lightly. Thousands of people have stood on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Contact us to start planning your safari to the highest mountain on Africa.

6. BE INSPIRED BY THE MAGIC AND BEAUTY OF TANZANIA

Tanzania has seven official World Heritage Sites. Teeming with diverse wildlife and a spectacular sight, Ngorongoro is the largest unbroken and unflooded volcanic caldera in the world. Serengeti is the breathtaking outback venue of the annual migration of millions of wildebeest combined with an evolutionary trip to Olduvai Gorge, Laetoli and the Kondoa Rock Art Cave Sites takes you back to your human origins. Selous, Ruaha and Katavi are unspoiled remote wildernesses, home to thousands of elephants and bovines, and packs of rare African wild dogs and other diverse predators. Lake Tanganyika is among the most beautiful lakes in the world. Silver beaches and limpid seas set off the wonderful Swahili architecture of Stone Town in Zanzibar, important as a significant trading port, a heady blend of cultures and focus of the abolition of slavery.

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7. INDIAN OCEAN BEACH VACATION IN ZANZIBAR ISLAND

Zanzibar is famous for its glorious white sand beaches and remarkable coral reefs. The island is a beach and sun lover’s paradise. Endless miles of unspoiled white, sandy beaches backed by lush tropical forests are lapped by the limpid azure waters of the tepid Indian Ocean. Zanzibar has a wide range of accommodation choices and plenty to see, do and discover. It is the perfect place to relax after an exhilarating safari.

Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Visit Kenya's top National Parks - See Itinerary Below

01Day One: Arrival

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), after clearing customs, you will see Mushra Travel Staff and Driver holding a poster with your name on it. Your driver will transport you to Arusha. Overnight accommodation at Kibo Palace. You can downgrade accommodation to cheaper midrange or Budget Hotel/lodge for a Midrange or Budget Safari Package

02Day Two: Lake Manyara National Park

This morning, you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Set against the steep escarpment of the Rift Valley, you will find Lake Manyara National Park with its evergreen groundwater forest and variety of ecosystems, including acacia woodland, grassy plains, a swampy fan delta, and of course, the expansive lake. This diversity of ecosystems attracts a wide variety of mammal, bird, and wildlife species. Lake Manyara is also home to the rare tree-climbing lions. The park offers excellent game viewing with buffalo, impala, giraffe, bushbuck, waterbuck, hippos, and lots of elephants which roam near the lake. Also look out for blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and the very active olive baboon troops. Overnight stay will be at the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge. ( Full board - Lunch, dinner, and breakfast will be provided). You can downgrade accommodation to cheaper midrange or Budget Hotel/lodge for a Midrange or Budget Safari Package.

03Day Three: Serengeti National Park Tour

You will head out after breakfast for the drive to Serengeti National Park. The word “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language, meaning “endless plain.” En-route to the Serengeti, you can opt to visit a Masaai village, a perfect place to explore Maasai culture and even participate in some tribal activities. You may also visit Olduvai Gorge Museum, known as the cradle of humanity. The Museum is a testament to the long journey that humanity has made from its humble roots in East Africa to its current state as the dominant species on earth. Enjoy a game drive en-route to your camp. You will stay overnight at Soroi Serengeti Lodge. (Full board - Lunch, dinner, and breakfast will be provided.) You can downgrade accommodation to cheaper midrange or Budget Hotel/lodge for a Midrange or Budget Safari Package.

04Day Four: Serengeti National Park Game Drives

Relax and have game drives for the whole day in the Serengeti. This game park is unequaled for its beauty and for being home to the great wildebeest migration. The huge herds of plains game such as wildebeest, zebra, and antelope dominate the park, while the attendant predators, such as lion and cheetah can be found amongst the many kopjes scattered across the plain. Its landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west. Overnight stay will be at Soroi Serengeti Lodge. (Full board - Lunch, dinner, and breakfast will be provided.) You can downgrade accommodation to cheaper midrange or Budget Hotel/lodge for a Midrange or Budget Safari Package.

05Day Five: Ngorongoro Crater Tour

Enjoy a morning game drive en-route to Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game driving and exploration. The crater is 600 meters deep, 16 kilometers across, and 265 square kilometers in area. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and game viewing, in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Many of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino can be seen grazing on the open grassland of the crater floor, surrounded by some of the 20,000 large animals that occupy the crater, including lion, cheetah, eland, zebra, and gazelle. Flamingo, among other bird species, can often be seen feeding at Makat Soda Lake as well. Spend an afternoon drive en-route to your lodge for your overnight stay at Gibbs farm. (Full board - Lunch, dinner, and breakfast will be provided.) You can downgrade accommodation to cheaper midrange or Budget Hotel/lodge for a Midrange or Budget Safari Package.

06Day Six: Ngorongoro Crater Exploration

You will start the day with a dawn game drive with an amazing sunrise. This is the perfect time to safari, a 30-minute drive over rugged terrain taking you into the crater. The lake in middle of the crater will a good place where you can spot many animals in the morning as they come in for an early morning drink. You will explore the Ngorongoro wildlife tracks and view hundreds of wildlife that you might have missed on the first day. You will then do a drive-out game drive en route and drive back to the lodge. Overnight will be at Gibbs farm. (Full board - Lunch, dinner, and breakfast will be provided.) You can downgrade accommodation to cheaper midrange or Budget Hotel/lodge for a Midrange or Budget Safari Package.

07Day Seven: Tarangire National Park Safari and Tour

This morning, you will drive to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is traversed by the Tarangire River, which never dries up. Being the only source of water during the dry season, it draws hundreds of animals to the park, giving you a spectacular wildlife viewing and birdwatching. The landscape is varied, with grassy savannah plains, swamps, hills, and spectacular baobabs. Enjoy a whole day in the park with game viewing. Overnight will be at Tarangire River Camp. (Full board - Lunch, dinner, and breakfast will be provided.) You can downgrade accommodation to cheaper midrange or Budget Hotel/lodge for a Midrange or Budget Safari Package.

08Day Eight: End of Safari

After breakfast in the morning, you will transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your flight to back home or for a connecting flight to continue your Africa Safari with Mushra Travel Agency.

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