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Tanzania Safari Holiday Tour
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Tanzania Safari Holiday Tour
From her northern endless plains – the named as Serengeti in Maasai language intercepted by Africa’s highest glaciated Kilimanjaro Mountain to the extensive coastal beaches and Islands of the Indian Ocean, Safaris Tour Holidays in Tanzania are remarkably diverse and exceedingly rewarding. Being a vast country, the destination Tanzania is configured in the form of circuits including the Northern, Southern, Western and the Coastal and Island Circuits.
Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit: This is the amazing of all the Tanzania Safari Holiday Tour Circuits particularly if the traveller is interested in wild game viewing. It features Tanzania’s most famous National Parks including Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Initially a section of Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater now stands as an independent establishment under the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority. It rests to the South of Serengeti marked by short grass plains and the famous extinct Volcano to the West of the Great Rift Valley.
The violent eruption and the collapse of the erupted volcano are noted to have occurred at 2 – 3 million years ago leaving a very large intact, unfilled and extinct caldera apparently ranked among the Natural wonders of the world. The site was also proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978 and the Caldera is 16 – 19km in length and 400 – 610m in height with great concentration of large mammals.
Ngorongoro Safari has populations of Wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelle and Zebra herds along with the largest population of Black Rhinos in East Africa, the great concentration of Maasai lions, counts of leopards, cheetah, jackals, and Spotted Hyenas. The connection to Ngorongoro Crater on Tanzania Safari Holiday Tour is possible by both Road and Air. From Arusha, it is 4 hours drive to the park but the traveller can as well transfer by flight to Manyara Airstrip and connect on an hour’s drive to Ngorongoro.
The travellers on Tanzania Safari Holiday Tour to Ngorongoro Crater can stay at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, Rhino Lodge and Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge at the Crater rim. Others are Gibb’s Farm Plantation Lodge, Ngorongoro Farmhouse in Karatu area near the Rift Valley Escarpment. The Olduvai gorge heritage site is also found in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
The Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit:
The Northern Circuit features the famous wildlife spots of Ngorongoro Crater, the Lake Manyara National Park in the Rift Valley, Serengeti National Park with its extensive savannah home to the Great Migration and Tarangire National Park
Ngorongoro Conservation Area:
Ngorongoro Crater was initially part of the Serengeti National Park as constituted in 1951 but was later declared independent and it apparently rests to the south of Serengeti featuring short grass plains along with extensive large extinct ancient volcano to the western side of the Great Rift Valley.
At 2 – 3 million years past, the Ngorongoro crater was created following the eruption and the collapse of a large volcano. In the year 1978, the area was declared a UNESCO world heritage site standing as the world’s intact volcanic caldera measuring to 16 – 19km in diameter along with walls of 400 – 610m elevation. It has always been listed as a candidate among the Natural wonders of the world not only because of its magnificent scenery but also the concentration of large mammal counts.
Ngorongoro Safari features a range of Zebra and Wildebeest herds, Thomson’s gazelle, Topi, the Grant’s gazelle and East African high population of Black Rhinos while the predator concentration is unmatchable with the presence of lions, cheetah, leopards, spotted hyenas and side stripped jackals.
Getting to Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania Safari Holiday can be done by flight to Arusha Airport and then connect by surface 4 hours to the park. One can as well fly to Manyara Airstrip and then drive for an hour to the crater.
The travellers visiting Ngorongoro Crater on Safari in Tanzania can stay in the lodges positioned at the crater rim like the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge and Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge and Rhino Lodge. Others are in Karatu area close to the Rift Valley Escarpment including Plantation Lodge, Gibb’s Farm and Ngorongoro Farm house.
In the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, there are other amazing attractions including the famous Olduvai Gorge where the fossils of the early man were discovered qualifying the region of East Africa as a cradle land of mankind.
Serengeti National Park:
Serengeti National Park is an extensive amazing savannah stretch (15,000km2) ranking among the most awesome parks on the continent of Africa. With a count of over two (2) million Wildebeest, about half a million Zebra, tens of thousands of Impala, hundreds of thousands of Thompson Gazzelle along with other antelopes like Hartebeest, Grant’s Zebra and Topi also known as Tsessebe. The most spectacular scene in Serengeti is the Great Migration where countless populations of Wildebeest, Zebra and Thompson Gazelle cross the Mara and Grumeti Rivers to the Mara Reserve in Kenya and back every year.
Being a vast park, the Serengeti is partitioned as follows;
The Southern Plains which feature resident wildlife and can great counts of grazing Wildebeest in late November to April. Places to stay include; Ndutu Safari Lodge, Olduvai Camp, Kusini Camp and Olakira Camp.
The Seronera Area which is the most busiest of all park sectors due to its best viewing possibilities and resident populations of cheetah, lions and Leopards. The Migration traverses this section in April and May. Places to stay include; Serengeti Seronera Safari Lodge, Seronera Wildlife Lodge, Dunia Camp, Serengeti Sopa Lodge and Four Seasons Lodge Serengeti.
The Western Corridor features two (2) parallel rivers namely; Grumeti and Mbalageti. The area is home to good counts of Wildebeest and Zebra, Colobus monkeys and the migration traverses this area between the months of May and July. Places to stay here include; Grumeti River Camp, Mbalageti Camp and Kirawira Camp.
Northern Serengeti is about 100km from Seronera and features resident wildlife, good physical features like hills and Kopjes including the beautiful Lobo Kopje. Places to Stay here include; Migration Camp, Lobo Wildlife Camp, Sayari Mara Camp and Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp.
Lake Manyara National Park:
Lake Manyara National Park is about 90 minute’s surface transfer from Arusha and around 1hour drive from Ngorongoro Drive. It covers 330km2 and 2/3 of this area is covered by water. Lake Manyara National Park features good counts of elephants, Wildebeest, Giraffe, tree climbing lions, Zebra, warthog, Waterbuck along with Impala not forgetting the large troop of Baboons. The park features a range of birdlife including Flamingos, egrets, herons, spoonbills, stilts along with waders.
Tarangire National Park:
Covering 2,600m2 of undulating area, the Tarangire National Park is positioned between the Maasai Mara plains to the south east and the Great Rift Valley lakes to the north and west. The northern section of the park features the perennial River Tarangire flowing through the ravines before emptying into Lake Barungi. The park features large elephant concentrations, along with Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Impala, Buffalo and Eland. The lions, leopards, cheetah and spotted hyena are also present. Tarangire National Park is also popular for its huge baobab trees.
The Western Tanzania Safari Circuit
The main destinations in this area include; Katavi National Park featuring good count of Buffalo and lions among others and Mahale Mountains National Park which protects Lake Tanganyika – Africa’s deepest lake.
The Coastal and Island Tanzania Safari Holiday circuit
This features the remarkable sights of Zanzibar with its historical stone town, palm-fringed beaches ideal for sunbathing and remarkable marina landscape ideal for snorkeling and diving. Other destinations in this circuit include; Mafia Archipelago, Pemba Island, Ras Kutani Area, and Dar es Salaam.
Best Time to go on Safari Holiday Tour in Tanzania
The best time for Tanzania Safari is in the dry season month of Late June to October and the best time to explore the Great Migration in June and July while the Wildebeest Calving is from Late January through February. Mount Kilimanjaro is better climbed from July and October or from January to March. The Island and Coastal destinations are better visited on a Tanzanian Safari from August to October in order to avoid the long rains of March through to May.
What to Pack on Tanzania Safari Holiday
The world travelers interested in Safari tours in Tanzania can refer to this guideline while packing for the Tanzania Safari;
- Light weight, Hand washable and quick dry
- Long pants
- Short- sleeved shirts
- Shorts of Mid-thigh or longer
- Long sleeved shirts
- Under garments
- Rain Jacket & / or Rain Poncho
- Sun hat
- Swim suite (Optional)
- Sturdy and comfortable closed toe walking shoes and ideally waterproof
- Cozy Stocks
- Sandals for relaxing in
- Money belt
- Camera & its charger
- Essential medicine