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Tours & Safaris

Tanzania is a very important country ornithologically. It has one of the largest species lists of any African country, over 1,000 of which over 800 species are resident and nearly 200 are regular migrants.

These safaris are suitable for any person who enjoys camping and or outdoor activities. We use good quality 4×4 land rovers and land cruisers with viewing roof hatches, equipment is carried by a additional car (if number of participating clients requires). Our Safari driver/guides have good knowledge of conservation issues, fauna and flora. Camping trips are accompanied by a Safari cook who prepares 3 delicious meals daily. Camp assistants may be available on certain safaris according to the number of participating clients.

Safaris Packages

  1. 1-Day safari | Arusha National Park | Tarangire National park .

    Day 1

    Our 1-day Arusha National Park safaris packages was designed to offer visitors, with a free day on hand, a choice between two different (Arusha National Park or Tarangire) 1-day wildlife safaris. Do you have a free day, maybe before or after a Kilimanjaro trekking adventure, or are you waiting for a flight to your next destination? These 1-day African safaris provide just the answer for you, to get a brief but unforgettable African wildlife safari experience in one of two Tanzanian National Parks. Packages for our 1-day safaris to any of the abovementioned two Tanzanian National Parks can be arranged to start from Moshi/Arusha town.

  2. 2-Day Safari to Lake Manyara | Ngorongoro Crater .

    Day 1

    The drive from Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park takes about 4 hours. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive which is the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade acacia. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. In the late evening, you transfer to the TWIGA campsite or Highview Hotel at Karatu with full board.

    Day 2

    Drive 30 minutes from the Highview Hotel to the gate for Ngorongoro Crater. On the eastern side you will see the Rift Valley, elephant, buffalo, zebra, monkey, birds, as well as viewing the crater rim. Tanzanias best concentration of wild animals is in Ngorongoros huge, perfect crater. This is also the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-maned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the late afternoon drive to your booked hotel in Moshi for overnight B&B or be dropped at Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport in time for your onward flight.

  3. 3-Day Safari to Lake Manyara | Ngorongoro Crater | Tarangire .

    Day 1

    Drive from Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park, which takes about 4 hours. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive, which is the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach it from the East Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive back droid to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, on the escarpment elephants stand in the shade of a baobab. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. Overnight at the TWIGA campsite or Highview Hotel at Karatu – full board.

    Day 2

    Enjoy a half day game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as the prides of lion that includes the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game that you may see includes leopard, cheetah, and hyena. Other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. Return to the SIMBA campsite or drive to Highview Hotel at Karatu for dinner and overnight.

    Day 3

    The drive from the Highview Hotel to Tarangire National Park takes three hours. This park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of the Tarangire River. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, elands and Oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rain when they migrate again to good grazing areas. In the late afternoon drive to Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport in time for your onward flight. Alternatively continue to your booked hotel in Moshi for overnight B&B.

  4. 4- Day Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Cultural Tour and Lake Manyara Visit .

    Day 1

    Drive from Moshi to Tarangire National Park, lunch en-route. Afternoon game drive in Tarangire. This is a beautiful park filled with baobabs and acacias with a large variety of game such as zebras, elephants, giraffes, and waterbuck. All the animals enjoy the water coming from the Tarangire River. The animals are best viewed during the dry season, including elephant herds, elands, orynx, lesser kudo, rhino, leopards, lions, and cheetah. The birdlife is varied and plentiful. You can also see the very rare Roam Antelope in this park. Dinner and night at Kigongoni Campsite in Tarangire or The Campsite near Karatu.

    Day 2

    Short drive to Ngorongoro Crater. Half-day games drive in the crater. This is undoubtedly the best place to see black rhino in Tanzania as well as the prides of lion that includes the magnificent black mined males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and the variety of water birds. Other game that you may see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. Dinner and overnight SIMBA Campsite or Campsite near Karatu.

    Day 3

    Morning hike in the Southern Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the elephant cave and waterfall. In the afternoon visiting the Iraqw tribe cultural centre in Karatu to learn how the tribe protected their cattle from Masai incursions using underground settlements. After full day activities overnight at SIMBA Campsite or Campsite near Karatu.

    Day 4

    Drive to Lake Manyara for a morning game drive in the park. In the late afternoon drive to Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport in time for your onward flight.

  5. 5-Day Safari to Lake Manyara | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti .

    Day 1

    The drive from Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park takes about 4 hours. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive, which is the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. Overnight at the TWIGA Campsite or Highview Hotel at Karatu, Full Board. FB

    Day 2

    The drive to Serengeti National Park via Oldupai Gorge takes 3 to 4 hours. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains, in which early human fossils were first discovered. It has an amazing landscape that resulted from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. Then, in the late evening drive to and overnight at the Serengeti Seronera Wildlife Camp or lodge – full board.

    Day 3

    After breakfast, venture into the Serengetis wilderness corners for a full day of game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, take your leisure while exploring this world heritage site, where earths largest concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, go to the Serengeti Seronera Wildlife Camp or lodge for rest, dinner, and overnight.

    Day 4

    After breakfast, Drive to Ngorongoro Crater for game drives. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the late afternoon. Drive to SIMBA Campsite or Campsite near Karatu or lodge , for overnight. Full Board. FB

    Day 5

    After breakfast, Morning hike in the Southern Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the elephant cave and waterfall. In the afternoon visiting the Iraqw tribe cultural centre in Karatu to learn how the tribe protected their cattle from Masai incursions using underground settlements. In the late afternoon drive to Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport in time for your onward flight. Alternatively continue to your booked hotel in Moshi for overnight B&B.

  6. 6- Day Safari Norther Tanzania | Lake Manyara | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti .

    Day 1

    The drive from Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park takes about 4 hours. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive, which is the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. Overnight at the TWIGA Campsite – full board.

    Day 2

    Drive from the Highview Hotel to Lake Eyasi. You will see great birdlife along the shore, and location alone makes it a great place to spend a couple of nights. Also the meadows along the lake shores and forest are home to a wide variety of wildlife including leopard, hippos, a variety of monkeys, various birds, greater and lesser flamingoes, storks, and pelicans. Several pleasant, private campsites are located in forest clearings by the lake, and these provide grassy tent spaces and shower facilities made mostly from local materials. Drive back to the EYASI Campsite for your overnight – full board.

    Day 3

    Barranco (3950m) Hiking time: 5hours estimated distance: 6km The drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge takes 3 to 4 hours. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains, in which early human fossils were first discovered. It has an amazing landscape that resulted from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. Then in the late evening, drive to and overnight at the Serengeti Seronera Wildlife Camp – full board. FB

    Day 4

    After breakfast, venture into the Serengeti’s wilderness corners for a full day game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, take your leisure while exploring this world heritage site, where earth’s largest concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, go to the Serengeti Seronera Wildlife Camp for rest, dinner, and overnight. FB

    Day 5

    After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the late afternoon drive to SIMBA Campsite or Campsite near Karatu for Dinner and overnight. FB

    Day 6

    The drive from the Highview Hotel to Tarangire National Park takes two hours. This park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of the Tarangire River. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, elands and Oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rain when they migrate again to good grazing areas. In the late afternoon drive to Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport in time for your onward flight.

  7. 7- Day Safari Norther Tanzania | Lake Manyara | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti Safari .

    Day 1

    The drive from Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park takes about 4 hours. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive, which is the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. Overnight at the TWIGA Campsite – full board.

    Day 2

    Drive from the Highview Hotel to Lake Eyasi. You will see great birdlife along the shore, and location alone makes it a great place to spend a couple of nights. Also the meadows along the lake shores and forest are home to a wide variety of wildlife including leopard, hippos, a variety of monkeys, various birds, greater and lesser flamingoes, storks, and pelicans. Several pleasant, private campsites are located in forest clearings by the lake, and these provide grassy tent spaces and shower facilities made mostly from local materials. Dinner at EYASI Campsite and overnight – full board

    Day 3

    After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a half day game drive inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. Late Afternoon drive to Serengeti, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Seronera Wildlife Camp. FB

    Day 4

    Full day tour in Serengeti National Park, It has an amazing landscape that resulted from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. Then, in the late evening drive to and overnight at the Serengeti Seronera Wildlife Camp – full board.

    Day 5

    After breakfast, continue game drive into the Serengeti’s wilderness corners for a full day game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, you can also drive to IKOMA and do Nature walking tour along Grumeti River. In the late evening, go to the Serengeti Seronera Wildlife Camp for rest, dinner, and overnight. FB

    Day 6

    After breakfast, venture into the Serengetis wilderness corners for a full day of game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, take your leisure while exploring this world heritage site, where earth’s largest concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, go to the Serengeti Seronera Wildlife Camp for rest, dinner, and overnight. Full Board. (FB)

    Day 7

    After breakfast, morning game drives en-route in Serengeti National Park, then drive through Ngorongoro area via Olduvai Gorge. In the late afternoon drive to Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport in time for your onward flight. Alternatively continue to the Springlands Hotel in Moshi for overnight B&B.

  8. 8- Day Safari Norther Tanzania | Lake Manyara | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti .

    Day 1

    The drive from Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park takes about 4 hours. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive, which is the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. in the evening, drive to the Twiga Campsite for dinner and overnight.

    Day 2

    After Breakfast, drive to and tour Ngorongoro Crater (half day tour), in the afternoon, drive to Nainokanoka, and enjoy a walking tour of Olmoti Crater. Dinner and overnight at the Embulmbul Campsite. FB

    Day 3

    After Breakfast, walk toward Empakai, and climb down into the crater. Dinner and overnight at Empakai Campsite/Embulmbul Campsite. FB

    Day 4

    The drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge takes about 3 to 4 hours. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains, in which early human fossils were first discovered. It has an amazing landscape that resulted from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. Then, in the late evening drive to and overnight at the Seronera Campsite – full board.

    Day 5

    After breakfast, venture into the Serengetis wilderness corners for a full day of game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, take your leisure while exploring this world heritage site, where earths largest concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, go to the Seronera Campsite for rest, dinner, and overnight.

    Day 6

    After breakfast, You will have a full day tour in Serengeti and this day you can drive to IKOMA for walking and culture walk and later return to the campsite In the late evening, go to the Seronera Campsite for rest, dinner, and overnight

    Day 7

    Drive to and tour Tarangire National Park with a picnic lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight at the Kigongoni Campsite. FB

    Day 8

    In the morning, tour Tarangire National Park. In the late afternoon drive to Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport in time for your onward flight.

  9. 9- Day Safari Norther Tanzania | Usambara Mountains | Lake Manyara | Ngorongoro Crater | Serengeti .

    Day 1

    After breakfast, drive to the Usambara Mountains. It takes 5-6 hours to reach Mullers Lodge. After check in, enjoy short walks around the hotel to the nearby waterfalls, and then back to the hotel for dinner and overnight

    Day 2

    After breakfast, walk and tour the Usambara Mountain forests. This is a great opportunity to see several forest bird species, reptiles, butterflies, black and white Colubus monkeys, and many more features. A picnic lunch is provided on the way. You can arrange a village tour where you can learn about the traditional way of life of indigenous communities. Dinner and overnight at Mullers Lodge.

    Day 3

    After breakfast, take a walking tour through the Irente Farm via Irente viewpoint with its breathtaking views of the Maasai plains where domestic stock graze, and the alkaline Lake Jipe. Lunch will either be a lunch box, or if you prefer, we can arrange for local food. After your tour, drive back to Moshi and the Springlands Hotel for dinner and overnight.

    Day 4

    After breakfast, drive from Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing for approximately 3 and half Hours. Overnight, at the TWIGA Campsite. FB

    Day 5

    Drive to Serengeti National Park. This 5-6 hour drive through the Ngorongoro Highlands passes through Oldupai Gorge (the cradle of mankind), where we stop for a museum tour and orientation. After arriving in Serengeti National Park, you can view game for the rest of afternoon. In the evening, we proceed to the Seronera Campsite. FB for dinner and overnight.

    Day 6

    After breakfast, we take a full game drive around Serengeti National Park, with a picnic lunch enroute. Overnight at the Seronera Campsite. FB

    Day 7

    After breakfast, drive to and tour the Ngorongoro Crater floor, with a picnic inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as the lion prides including the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game that you are sure to see include leopard, cheetah, elephants, hyena, members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the afternoon, take a short walk on the crater rim (optional), and drive back to the SIMBA Campsite for dinner and overnight

    Day 8

    This is the Day of activity at the Karatu area. After Breakfast You will start walking to the Ngorongoro Forest, its about 3-4 hours hike with an armed ranger on a buffalo trail through the Southern forests of the Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will first reach an impressive waterfall and then a cave that has been carved out of the soil by elephants and buffaloes. A third activity to do is visiting a coffee plantation on the way back to Highview hotel for Hot Lunch. After Lunch walk to and visit the Iraqw cultural centre. The Iraqw are a tribe that several hundred years ago worked its way South from Ethiopia, through Kenya, to settle in the neighborhood of the Ngorongoro. In order to protect themselves and their cattle from Maasai raids, they build an extensive system of underground settlements which are partially reconstructed and accessible to tourist. Locals show visitors around explaining the traditions and culture of the Iraqw people. Dinner and Overnight at SIMBA Campsite. FB.

    Day 9

    Drive to Tarangire National Park for game viewing. In the late afternoon drive to Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport in time for your onward flight.

Dates Safari trip to Group of tours Days  
04/01/2018
Tarangire & Ngorongoro Crater
4
2
27/03/2018
Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
1
4