Tanzania Safari

One of Africa’s largest countries, Tanzania has approximately 20% of its landmass designated as national parks and game reserves in order to protect the wildlife within. These areas have excellent concentrations of game and the Big Five, which can easily be seen over the course of a couple of days' safari. The Serengeti Plains (along with Kenya's adjoining Masai Mara) are also home to the Great Wildebeest Migration, one of nature's most remarkable phenomena and a truly wonderful (in the technical sense of the word!) sight.

Tanzania has taken a high-quality, low-volume approach to safari tourism (similar to the Botswana model), with an emphasis on excellent accommodation, service and guiding, rather than a high volume of tourists. This makes for a much better, more exclusive and intimate, safari experience than can be found in some other African countries which have taken a more mass-market approach.

Tanzani Safari

 

Tanzania also has an impressive range of safari accommodation across the country to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. From rustic and basic tented camps with bucket showers and no electricity, to uber-luxurious permanent camps where every wish is anticipated before it even arises, there is accommodation to suit every traveller, from the most intrepid and adventurous to the most sophisticated and discerning.

 

Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park has fewer visitors than any other Tanzania safari park and so if you are interested in being on safari in one of the last few undiscovered wildlife havens in Africa then Katavi is the place for your next safari. During the dry season from June to October the wildlife viewing as in most of Tanzania’s big parks, is exceptional. The only difference with being on safari in Katavi, is that you know you are in one of the most remote safari parks in Africa.

 

Katavi National Park

As the distance to get to Katavi is so great, at Africa Uncovered we highly recommend (Budget permitting of course) that you combine a safari in Katavi with a safari in Mahale National Park. Mahale is also located in the far west of Tanzania and comprises of Mountains, forests and Lake Tanganyika. Exploring the lake and trekking on the forested slopes in search of wild chimpanzees is a fantastic experience to combine with your safari in Katavi.
Enquire now and an Worldwide Safaris specialist consult will assist you in planning your safari to the legendary Katavi National Park.

 

Ngoronoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is known as the “Garden of Eden”, it’s a place of contrasts and beauty and is the best self-contained safari destination in the world.
The Ngorongoro Crater contains permanent water (a rarity in Africa), and its rich grasslands support a large population of wildlife, arguably the most densely populated wildlife area in Africa. A Tanzania Safari including a safari in the Ngorongoro Crater is highly recommended as the Ngorongoro Crater is such a unique safari destination. With a large concentration of animals and short grasslands, game viewing in the crater is excellent as the animals are everywhere!


Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is located near the Southern Serengeti. The crater (610 meters deep and 260 km squared) is a microcosm of East African scenery, forests and thick bush cover the crater rim, as one descends further down into the crater the forest suddenly comes to an end and the scenery of trees and then vast open plains and lake Magadi far in the background is simply breathtaking.

 

Ruaha National Park

 

Safari In The Ruaha National Park

Another one of Tanzania’s exceptional, pristine wildlife parks is Ruaha National Park. A safari to Ruaha National Park is all about Big Game!
Ruaha has an excellent Lion population with some remarkably big prides that number in their 20s. Ruaha also has some big buffalo herds and witnessing the interaction between these 2 ferocious animals is a remarkable experience but not for the faint hearted. Ruaha is also well known for its big Elephant herds as well as some amazing antelope like Kudu, Sable & Roan antelope!

Ruaha National Park

 

A Safari to Ruaha National Park also involves seeing some amazing scenery as the Great Rift Valley passes through the park and Ruaha contains a number of rivers, natural springs, undulating landscapes, kopjes, rolling hills and mountains.

 

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is located just 2 hours’ drive from Arusha in the North of Tanzania. A safari to Tarangire National Park combines wonderfully well with a safari to the more famous Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. The landscape in this park is very different from the other 2 regions and from June to October the wildlife viewing is excellent. Large herds of Elephant enter the park in June from the surrounding areas and this adds to the already plentiful wildlife in the park at this time.

 

Tarangire National Park

 

Mount Kilimanjaro

Snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak at 19,340 ft high, stands colossally overlooking the vast plains of Africa. The summit of Mount Kilimanjaro offers immaculate views of the game filled plains below.
The East African Rift Valley is also visible from Kibo, Mount Kilimanjaro’s highest peak. Because of its relatively gentle slope, even inexperienced climbers can climb Kilimanjaro, with the most spectacular views awaiting those that give it a go.

Mount Kilimanjaro

 

It is possible to climb Kilimanjaro all year round although the best times are the dry months of January, February and July through to September. One unmistakable feature of a climb up Kilimanjaro is seeing the distinctive brands of vegetation at different altitudes. First there are the grasslands followed by the damp forest zone, here dense trailing fronds of lianas hang everywhere from trees with heavily fortified trunks. This region is literally teeming with bird and animal life. Further up the alpine zone is made up entirely of open moorland where one can get spectacular sightings of large birds of prey.
The final two zones consist of highland desert and the summit, this is perhaps the most difficult phase of the climb up Kilimanjaro as oxygen is at its lowest level, about half the oxygen at sea level. For those who successfully conquer this magnificent mountain, the views from the summit over the great plains of African wilderness are simply breathtaking.
Mount Kilimanjaro
There are 5 main routes that one can take to climb Mount Kilimanjaro namely; Machame, Lemosho, Umbwe, Rongai and even Marangu at certain times of the year. At Africa Uncovered we highly recommend either the Machame route or the Lemosho route. The reason for this is that these routes have a high ascent success rate and allow more time to enjoy Kilimanjaro, we also believe that they are the most scenic routes. We usually recommend 6 to 9 days for the climb. The Marangu route tends to get overbooked and so it does get difficult to ensure adequate sleeping facilities, this is not a problem on the Machame route or Lemosho route.
A good crew can make all the difference and at Africa Uncovered we use very experienced guides to ensure our guests have a successful and memorable Mount Kilimanjaro climb.
Enquire now with one of Worldwide Tours & Safaris Kilimanjaro Climb experts who can assist you in planning the ultimate Kilimanjaro climb.