Tanzania Safari Tours

Tanzania has so much to offer her visitors. She is home to the highest mountain in Africa, has several game parks teeming with animals, is home to the annual migration of the wildebeest and has pristine beach and dive areas on the coast line. For any safari in Tanzania, you can either chose from a few examples below, or tailor your own tour.

Our safari tours in Tanzania include many of the famous parks. The ones we focus on are:-

Lake Munyara Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as 'the loveliest I had seen in Africa'. Manyara provides has over 400 species of birdlife and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks. The park itself is 330sq km (127sq miles)

Ngorongoro National Park, a fascinating and unusual Conservation Area which includes the Ngorongoro Crater at its centre, and then extends through the Crater Highlands, in which local tribes are permitted to maintain their traditional lifestyles in as natural environment as possible. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact caldera in an exceptional geographical position, forming a spectacular bowl of about 265 sq km with sides up to 600m deep. It is the stalking ground of 20 - 30,000 wild animals at any one time. The crater can be visited at any time of year, but best seen in February during the calving of the Wildebeest.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some 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. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti 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. The best time to view the migration is between March and August and to view predators, June to October. The park is 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles).

Tarangire National Park which is 2850 sq km (1,096 sq miles) and outside of the Serengeti has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem - a smorgasbord for predators - and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed. It is also home to about 300 elephants.

Accommodation: Choices of accommodation range from basic two man tents, through midrange and standard lodges all the way to luxury tented camps with charter flights between camps. Whilst on tour, all meals are included unless otherwise specified and include all related park fees.



Safari Itinerary examples

Day-1: Arrive Tanzania, Kilimanjaro Airport. Transfer to hotel. Overnight Moshi Springlands.

Day-2: After breakfast, we load up the vehicle, and drive away from Moshi to Lake Munyara. By comparison with Ngorongoro and Tarangire, Manyara is much smaller but no less scenic. It is thus ideally suited as an introduction to safari tours
. It is situated between the escarpment formed by the rift valley and the soda water lake Manyara. It is an ideal spot for bird lovers and is home to large groups of elephant as well as the 'tree climbing lion". We overnight at the camp or lodge. (LD)

Day-3: After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro past Karatu village. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact caldera, forming an incredible bowl shape with sides of about 600m deep, and covering a distance of about 270km square. Various habitats form a complete microcosm within the crater floor, from grasslands to forest, swamps and lake Makat. As a result, it is home to some 20 000 wild animals and although the animals move in and out of the area consistently, the vegetation in the crater floor attracts is a source of ongoing food supply attracting the gazers, and thus, predators as well. We will enjoy a half day crater tour with picnic lunch and later, proceed to the camp to spend the evening (BLD)

Day-4: After breakfast we head towards Tarangire National Park which lies south of the Ngorongoro National Park. It covers about 2600 sq km of floodplains, grassland and tall woodlands of acacia. It is also home to the famous Baobab trees, hundreds of years old. During the dryer winter months of July to September, a large number of migrant animals flock to the plains, which tend to be less concentrated with game in the months of April and May when there is more rain. Tarangire is well known for its elephants as large numbers pour into the area around June, along with many of the buck species, the clown of the animals, the wildebeest, and their companion, the zebra. The area is also rich in bird life as well as a few resident lion who tend to remain all year round. At the end of the day, interrupted only by watching game and taking in a picnic lunch, we head back to our hotel or the airport, arriving late afternoon. (BL)

Day-5: After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight home. (B)

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Day-1: Arrive Tanzania, Kilimanjaro Airport. Transfer to hotel. Overnight Moshi Springlands.

Day-2: After breakfast, we load up the vehicle, and drive away from Moshi to Lake Munyara. By comparison with Ngorongoro and Tarangire, Manyara is much smaller but no less scenic. It is thus ideally suited as an introduction to safari tours
. It is situated between the escarpment formed by the rift valley and the soda water lake Manyara. It is an ideal spot for bird lovers and is home to large groups of elephant as well as the 'tree climbing lion". We overnight at the camp or lodge. (LD)

Day-3: After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro past Karatu village. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact caldera, forming an incredible bowl shape with sides of about 600m deep, and covering a distance of about 270km square. Various habitats form a complete microcosm within the crater floor, from grasslands to forest, swamps and lake Makat. As a result, it is home to some 20 000 wild animals and although the animals move in and out of the area consistently, the vegetation in the crater floor attracts is a source of ongoing food supply attracting the gazers, and thus, predators as well. We will enjoy a half day crater tour with picnic lunch and later, proceed to the camp to spend the evening (BLD)

Day-4: Full day tour in Serengeti national park (picnic lunch) overnight at camp or lodge. (BLD)

Day-5: After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro past the Olduvai gorge. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact caldera, forming an incredible bowl shape with sides of about 600m deep, and covering a distance of about 270km square. Various habitats form a complete microcosm within the crater floor, from grasslands to forest, swamps and lake Makat. As a result, it is home to some 20 000 wild animals and although the animals move in and out of the area consistently, the vegetation in the crater floor attracts is a source of ongoing food supply attracting the gazers, and thus, predators as well. We will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater and later, proceed to the camp to spend the evening (BLD)

Day-6: After breakfast, we enjoy a morning hike in the Southern Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the elephant cave and waterfall. In the afternoon we visit the Iraqw tribe cultural centre in Karatu to learn how the tribe protected their cattle from Massai incursions using underground settlements. We then return to Moshi. Overnight Springlands (BL)

Day-7: After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight home. (B)

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Day-1: Arrive Tanzania, Kilimanjaro Airport. Transfer to hotel. Overnight Moshi.

Day-2: After breakfast, we load up the vehicle, and drive away from Moshi to Lake Munyara. By comparison with Ngorongoro and Tarangire, Manyara is much smaller but no less scenic. It is thus ideally suited as an introduction to safari tours
. It is situated between the escarpment formed by the rift valley and the soda water lake Manyara. It is an ideal spot for bird lovers and is home to large groups of elephant as well as the 'tree climbing lion". We overnight at the camp or lodge. (LD)

Day-3: After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro past Karatu village. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact caldera, forming an incredible bowl shape with sides of about 600m deep, and covering a distance of about 270km square. Various habitats form a complete microcosm within the crater floor, from grasslands to forest, swamps and lake Makat. As a result, it is home to some 20 000 wild animals and although the animals move in and out of the area consistently, the vegetation in the crater floor attracts is a source of ongoing food supply attracting the gazers, and thus, predators as well. We will enjoy a half day crater tour with picnic lunch and later, proceed to the camp to spend the evening (BLD)

Day-4: Full day tour in Serengeti national park (picnic lunch) overnight at camp or lodge. (BLD)

Day-5: Full day tour in Serengeti national park (picnic lunch) overnight at camp or lodge. (BLD)

Day-6: After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro past the Olduvai gorge. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact caldera, forming an incredible bowl shape with sides of about 600m deep, and covering a distance of about 270km square. Various habitats form a complete microcosm within the crater floor, from grasslands to forest, swamps and lake Makat. As a result, it is home to some 20 000 wild animals and although the animals move in and out of the area consistently, the vegetation in the crater floor attracts is a source of ongoing food supply attracting the gazers, and thus, predators as well. We will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater and later, proceed to the camp to spend the evening (BLD)

Day-7: After breakfast, we enjoy a morning hike in the Southern Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the elephant cave and waterfall. In the afternoon we visit the Iraqw tribe cultural centre in Karatu to learn how the tribe protected their cattle from Massai incursions using underground settlements. (BLD)

Day-8: After breakfast we head towards Tarangire National Park which lies south of the Ngorongoro National Park. It covers about 2600 sq km of floodplains, grassland and tall woodlands of acacia. It is also home to the famous Baobab trees, hundreds of years old. During the dryer winter months of July to September, a large number of migrant animals flock to the plains, which tend to be less concentrated with game in the months of April and May when there is more rain. Tarangire is well known for its elephants as large numbers pour into the area around June, along with many of the buck species, the clown of the animals, the wildebeest, and their companion, the zebra. The area is also rich in bird life as well as a few resident lion who tend to remain all year round. At the end of the day, interrupted only by watching game and taking in a picnic lunch, we head back to our hotel or the airport, arriving late afternoon. (BL)

Day-9: After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight home. (B)

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Safari Full Moon Dates

2016 Full Moon 2017 Full Moon 2018 Full Moon
January 24 12 2, 31
February 22 11 2
March 23 12 31
April 22 11 30
May 21 10 29
June 20 9 28
July 20 9 27
August 18 7 26
September 16 6 25
October 16 5 24
November 14 4 23
December 14 4 22
Express Route up Kilimanjaro


Duration From 5 Days
Best time Jan - Feb, June to October
Sleeping Tents or Lodges

Dates and Costs

As these tours are tailored according to the numbers of days, they are arranged on a private basis on dates to suit you. Prices also vary according to the number of days.

For current prices

Tanzania Safari Tours

Price includes
Transfers from the airport to hotel and return
All park fees
Driver and Guide
Lodge or Tented accommodation
All meals whilst on safari
Two nights accommodation in Moshi on a bed and breakfast, twin / triple share basis.

Prices excludes
International flights
Required airport taxes
Visa's
Vaccinations
Porters tips
Items of clothing, sleeping bags and miscellaneous drinks, etc.


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