Tanzania's famous snow capped Mt Kilimanjaro draws many visitors to Tanzania. What better way to celebrate a climbing success than continuing the adventure with an amazing wildlife safari?
Visit the unique and diverse natural beauty of Tanzania’s iconic National Parks and Game Reserves.
Tanzania is one of best countries on the African continent to enjoy a safari vacation. More than one-quarter of the country is set aside to preserve an estimated 20 percent of Africa's large mammals, 1,500 recorded bird species and a naturalists dream of over 10,000 plants. The iconic Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater are just two of the iconic locations to visit.
Serengeti National Park:
The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth. The Serengeti, Tanzania's first National Park, covers an area of 14,763 square kilometers and is central to the more expansive Serengeti ecosystem, a buffer zone which serves to protect the annual wildebeest migration.
The eighth wonder of the world boasts two World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere Reserves within the diverse habitats of the western corridor, northern woodland, southern grass plains and the Seronera valley.
Home to the 'big five' and seasonal rivers hosting Africa’s largest crocodiles, the Serengeti is a wildlife watchers paradise with spectacles unfolding in every direction. The area has inspired writers, filmmakers, photographers and scientists throughout modern history.
Ngorongoro Crater is the world largest un-flooded and unbroken caldera. A natural amphitheater with a diameter of 19.2 km, a depth of 610m and covering an area of 304 sq km, Ngorongoro Crater is the heart of Ngorongoro Conservation Area (N.C.A.), another World Heritage Site located within Tanzania’s borders.
As a result of successful anti-poaching patrols, Ngorongoro Crater boasts large numbers of migratory and resident wildlife. Elusive rhino can be seen, grazers, such as Thomson gazelle; predators, such as lion, leopard, cheetah, and scavengers such as hyena. Old bull elephants also descend to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater to find food.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area (N.C.A.)
Bursting with wildlife, the Ngorongoro Conservation area lies between the Great Rift Valley and the Serengeti Plains. A vast 8,000 sq km of varying habitats virtually guarantees sightings of the ‘big five’ - lion, rhino, elephant, leopard and buffalo.
The reserve has pioneered multiple land use, integrating Maasai pastoralists, conservation and tourism.
The area is claimed to be the 'cradle of mankind' after traces of early man were found. Footprints found preserved in volcanic ash at Laetoli and fragments of early man at Olduvai gorge, have made the Conservation Area paleontologically and archeologically important.
Nestling between the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment on one side and the white hot shores of an ancient soda lake on the other, Lake Manyara National Park is noted for its incredibly beautiful landscapes and abundant wildlife. There are seven distinct wildlife habitats within the park, despite the widest point being no more than 10 kilometers.
Lake Manyara attracts over 400 species of birds, is home to large herds of elephant, buffalo, Maasai giraffe and impala. Lions hunt on the grassy shores of the Lake and return to the acacia woodland to doze in the trees during the heat of the day.
Hot and cold springs feed into the 200sq km soda lake. During dry periods, the alkaline environment attracts two different species of flamingo to feed. Several species of waterfowl and migrant birds can also be seen.
Day to Day Itinerary
From your hotel location in the morning, meet the safari driver/guide who will take you to Lake Manyara. Arrive at lunch time and enjoy a picnic lunch and the visitor center before entering the wildlife park. An afternoon game drive will take you exploring the different wildlife habitats before it is time to leave for the journey to the lodge for dinner and overnight (full-board).
After breakfast, the safari takes you across the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a feast of wildlife viewing en-route to reach the Serengeti by early evening. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge (full-board).
An early start to the day for a dawn Serengeti game drive. Return to the Lodge for breakfast and a short rest before leaving for the return drive across the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The day ends at the Lodge on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. Relax before dinner. Overnight (full-board).
After breakfast descend the steep sided track to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater for a morning exploring the vast caldera and seeing the wildlife. After a picnic lunch, leave the Crater and begin the return drive east back to your Moshi hotel for a final hotel night (HB).
Important Note :
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
What Is Included
- Safari and travel information pack
- Welcome orientation and daily briefing
- Safari adapted 4-wheel drive vehicles with viewing roof hatch and HF radio
- Services of a knowledgeable driver-guide
- Bottled drinking water throughout the safari
- Tanzania lodge safari includes:
- Safari lodge accommodation (comparable to international standards) located within areas of natural beauty
- Full-board - all safari meals and bottled drinking water
It is a condition upon joining any of Himalayan Glacier's trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.For more information
The peak safari season usually extends from May to August when the climate is comfortable (mild during the day but cooler at night) and the hot months of September and October. However, the weather is always variable with long spells of dry weather in the rainy season and magnificent rain storms in the dry season.
Basically, there is always something to see on safari whatever time of year. All Tanzania's protected areas have 'resident' animals and birds as well as migrants. November is particularly good for spotting migrant birds.
Trip Start Dates
We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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