June to October are the best wildlife viewing months in Tanzania. However, Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater offer good wildlife viewing throughout the year. June and July are the best months of seeing the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti while wildebeest calving is January and February. If you plane to visit he southern and western circuit park, we recommend you visit in the dry season (June to October). The northern National Parks except Tarangire can be visited year-round if you want better wildlife viewing.
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. The Serengeti 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.
Long columns on wildebeest plunge through crocodile-infested waters on the annual exodus setting stage for predator versus prey; leopards hunt in the plains, and thousands calves are born every day.
Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, stretching for 50km along the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. Acacia woodland in Lake Manyara is the favoured 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 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. Colourful yellow-collared lovebird, and the drabber rufous-tailed weaver and ashy starling – all endemic to the dry Savannah of north-central Tanzania.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 a customized Itinerary.
OR, GO ON A GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK. SEE DETAILED 3 DAY GORILLA SAFARI BELOW
We will leave Kampala and drive 283kms to Mbarara, traveling via Masaka. We pause at the Equator to take photographs of the crossing, stretch our legs and enjoy some snacks. We will continue to Mbarara for lunch. We break our journey for lunch along the way for snacks and coffee in Kabale and then head to Bwindi Forest. Dinner and overnight stay at Broad Bill Forest Camp (Inc: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner )
After an early breakfast, we will head to the Headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an orientation plus meeting the guides as well as separation into the groups basing on which gorilla group you are to be tracking. From there you will set off for your thrilling experience of the Gorillas. Hiking within this mysterious and wonderful forest offers quite a lot to see as you make your way to see the Mountain Gorillas. Look out for additional primates, butterflies, mammals and birds. The trekking will entail thorough climbing before you come face to face with the Mountain Gorillas, watching them only a few meters away. You will see the baby with the mothers, the gorillas partaking their every day routine just right in front of you. Because of tourists like you, we have worked with conservationists and communities to protect the Gorillas. You will personally see how they are thriving within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. (Inc: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Hotel)
After breakfast, Check-out and head back to the capital Kampala, with stops in Mbarara for a delicious lunch and then proceed to Kampala or Entebbe bringing this 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Uganda to a close. Airport drop-off can be arranged free of charge, if you are flying out on the last day of the safari. If you have other activities planned, please let us know and we will send you a driver for Airport drop-off at a later date. (Inc: Breakfast / Lunch )
Please complete this form. Include:- how many you will be in your group, number of days, how much you would like to spend per day per person (If you want a Tailor-made Safari), the type of vehicle you want to use, activities you want to participate in, places and National Parks you want to visit.