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Safari and adventure in Tanzania

Tanzania the home of beauty;

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) is the tallest mountain in Africa.

It is easy to climb
Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the seven summits because it requires no technical skills or equipment, such as rope, harness, crampons or ice ax. All you have to do is walk up with experts that will make sure will reach the top and back safe.

Glacier
Glaciers on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro was highly debated because the scientist in the past did not believe that they could exist so near to the equator. They do! It is a reward the beautiful ice that gives you an out of this world experience transporting you into a wonderland.

Wildlife
Mount Kilimanjaro has a variety of animals that live at the base of the mountain and also in the forest ecosystem. With a diverse and unique collection of plants and flowers, Mount Kilimanjaro’s beauty will take your breath away. The forest is also home to Monkeys (both Blue and Colobus) are prevalent on specific routes and while olive baboons, leopards, mongooses, elephants, bushbabies, giraffes, and buffaloes are known to visit the mountain, slopes they are rarely seen.

Lake Manyara

For birds and beauty, Lake Manyara is the place to be. Lake Manyara is best used as an introduction to a safari. The scenic beauty of this park makes it worth a visit. Renowned for its tree-climbing lions, flamingos, breathtaking scenery and the soda-ash lake in the center, Manyara is good for a day trip but not much longer. It usually depends on when you go; flamingos flock on Lake Manyara in the thousands. Predicting the time to visit is vital, as they flit between here and other East African lakes. You could see one, or you could see 10,000.

Visit a Masai Village

You cannot visit East Africa without visiting a Masai Tribe. They are a unique tribe that herds cattle, lives in homesteads and decorate their bodies through cuts and piercings.

Ngorongoro Crater

It’s the greatest unbroken caldera in the world that is not submerged in water, and it houses 45,000 animals living in harmony. Drumroll please…7,000 wildebeest, 4,000 zebras, 3,000 elands, 3,000 gazelles, 600 hyena, 200-300 elephants, over 60 lions, 30 rhinos, and many others. In all, over 25,000 wild creatures call the Ngorongoro Crater home. That is a whole lot of wild. Viewing a black rhino for the first time kind of feels like you’re traveling through Jurassic Park. With two large horns and a curved upper lip, these animals look like they’re from another epoch. Rhinos were almost to the brink of extinction but now their populations, due to conservation efforts, have bounced back to over 5,000 worldwide, 30 of which live in Ngorongoro Crater.

Within this caldera, you will find 500 bird species. Ostriches, kori bustards, secretary bird…you name it. Visit from November to April and witness the myriad migratory birds that take up residence here.

Tarangire National park

It may not be the biggest or famous national park of Tanzania, but it is an exceptional year-round park for game viewing. Amazing during both the wet and dry seasons. Between August and October when the wildlife is at its most concentrated, the park offers particularly good wildlife viewing conditions. Except for the critically endangered black rhinoceros.

Tarangire is home to all of Tanzania’s most iconic animals – from the diminutive dik-dik to the towering African elephants and giraffes that attract visitors from all around the world.

In addition to these favorite animals, the park is also domestic to three endangered animals that cannot be found anywhere else in the country: the fringe-eared oryx with its graceful horns, the towering greater kudu, and the tiny Ashy Starling.

Between June and November of each year, Tarangire National Park plays host to a migration that, while not as grand as the Serengeti’s legendary Wildebeest Migration, is nonetheless an impressive sight to see.

When other sources of water dry up, the Tarangire River becomes the park’s sole source of water and draws large herds of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, and hartebeests and also the lions, leopards, and other predators who prey upon them.

During this period, Tarangire offers fascinating wildlife viewing, as its dry landscape makes it easier to spot these huge groups of animals on the move.

Take a Balloon Safari
If you are up for a splurge, there is nothing better than taking a hot air balloon over the Serengeti Plains.

Oldupai Gorge (Olduvai)
Old EPA Gorge is known as the cradle of civilization.

Marvel at the Rift Valley
The Great Rift Valley spans from Lebanon all the way through Africa through Tanzania to where it ends in Mozambique.

Gombe Stream National Park
Found on the North Shore of Lake Tanganyika, Gombe Stream is a protected area made famous by Jane Goodall., Gombe Stream is one of the smallest National Parks in Tanzania, having a narrow strip of mountainous country bounded in the east by the crest of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, and in the west by Lake Tanganyika, the world’s longest and second deepest at 1400 meters deep.

Gombe Stream just like its sister game park of the Mahale Mountains to the south is a park without any roads, where you can experience nature on foot accompanied by our tour guide. The park’s vegetation varies from the evergreen forests of tall trees to open woodlands and grasslands. Chimpanzees are classed as one of the world’s endangered species and are the primary visitor attraction in Gombe.

Other common mammals found are forest species, mostly primates including baboons, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys and red colobus monkeys. Gombe Stream National Park has more than 200 species of birds.

 

Zanzibar

Located only a short distance off the Tanzania coast but at the crossroads of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, Zanzibar has always been at the center of the Indian Ocean experience in East Africa and a Zanzibar holiday is a sensory experience par excellence.

No trip is complete to Tanzania without island time, and Zanzibar is paradise on earth. Zanzibar’s essential attractions are SCENERY, BEACHESDIVING, AND SNORKELLING.
In Zanzibar You won’t want for somewhere to stay either being one of the world’s most romantic honeymoon destinations, Zanzibar has accommodation that varies from luxury beachfront bungalows to exclusive boutique hotels and elegant spa resorts; parents, on the other hand, will be delighted by Zanzibar’s family-friendly hotels and safe-swimming beaches.

The name alone is likely to bring up images of spice markets, palm-fringed beaches and white-sailed dhows on a turquoise sea – and happily, the reality doesn’t disappoint.

Go on Safari in the Serengeti
The Serengeti is Africa’s number 1 wildlife destination. And with good reason! The Serengeti’s primary attraction is the Great Migration, containing up to 2 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras and 350,000 Thompson, impala and Grant’s gazelles.

The predator viewing here is exceptional with approximately 3-4,000 lion and significant numbers of wild game like cheetah, leopard, and hyena. Other animals usually found in the park include topi, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, elephant, caracal, serval, bat-eared fox, hyrax, genet, hares, porcupine, aardvark, giraffe, jackal, mongoose, crocodile, monitor lizard, aardwolf, many kinds of primates including baboons, vervet monkeys, and over 500 species of bird.

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