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Lake Manyara National Park

Lies in a shallow depression at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment.  Though small in size, it attracts an enormous diversity of wildlife & birds and the area is scenically attractive.  It has five distinct vegetation zones, including the ground water forest, light woodland, open plains, scrub and marshland.  It is home to the unusual tree-climbing lions. 



 Ngorongoro Crater

"It could be a dream, out of the morning mist, men in red with spears suddenly appear as an Antelope crashes out of the forest while a herd of Buffaloes move towards a herd of indigenous Cattle led by a lonely Maasai herdsman and at a stone throw in the plains are Zebras, Wildebeest and Gazelles keeping an eye on a pride of Lions wallowing in the grass with a Hyena pretending to be watching a flock of thousands of pink coloured Flamingos on the crater lake.... We must be in the Garden of Eden."

Ngorongoro is popularly known as the "Eighth Wonder of the world", Noah's ark, the Eden of Africa ... etc. It is the world's largest intact and extinct crater.  The crater rim is wooded with mountain forest vegetation. 4 Hours drive from Arusha in a 4WD Vehicle, the gigantic earth fracture, crater floor, volcanoes, plains, lakes, forests, archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge, the great Rift Valley wall- all combine to form the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This is the land where the Maasai can be seen grazing cattle alongside Buffaloes and Antelopes. It is a unique conservation area where lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and a variety of plain game roam in perfect safety. 

Caution! Double check your filming material before descending to the crater floor, taking photos never seems to end at the Ngorongoro crater floor.

Best Time to Visit: All year except the rainy April. Come and see for yourself.

Serengeti National Park

This great Eco system continues into the Maasai Mara of Kenya. It is the oldest and largest wildlife park in East Africa with a total land area of over 250000sq kilometres. Siringet (Now Serengeti) is a Maasai word for "flat endless plains". Indeed your eyes, Scopes and Bins will be the limit to the freely roaming wildlife in the Serengeti country.

What to see:
The wildebeest migration from Serengeti to Maasai Mara in Kenya and Vice versa. All the big cats and, the Big Five except the Rhino may be spotted on a two to three days game drive depending on luck in the wilderness.

Safari Highlights:
Wildebeeste migration between June - October and December to May. Each year at about this time of the year, over a million large Mammals including Grazers and Carnivores come together to breed, a sight that will last with you forever. This is the only place in East Africa with the highest concentration of wild life

"The Serengeti shall never die".

Best time to visit: June through October, December and May.

Arusha Park

What to see:
Ngurudoto Crater
- a miniature crater about 2 kilometres wide and a few feet deep with forested walls, Snake Park, Momella Lakes , Mt. Meru. Hundreds of different species of sedentary birds which include the Silvery cheeked Hornbill, Hertlaub's Turaco, Giant Kingfisher, and the Yellow billed Stork. Black & white colobus Monkey, all kinds of Big African game except the Lion and Rhino.

Safari Highlight: Impressive views of Mount Meru (4566M), Elephants and Buffalo, Maasai Giraffes, a variety of beautiful Birds most of them endemic to East Africa .

Best time to visit: All year around except April and mid May.

Lake Manyara Park

3 hours Drive in a 4WD vehicle from Arusha is Lake Manyara . This is where Florists and Botanists as well as Birders meet their world. A variety of vegetation species occur, ranging from monotone forest vegetation to plain savannah grassland. Here the Natural world is on show for you; spot tree climbing lions, zebras, Maasai giraffe and the breathtaking view of the spectacular Lake Manyara .

Safari Highlight:
Lake Manyara has the highest density of Elephants in East Africa (at least 7 Elephants per sq kilometre). A profusion of colourful Birds awaits your discovery in the ground water forest as you spot pelicans and cormorants swimming among walloping Hippos and Flamingos in their pink on the lake. You will be able to update your Bird check list while in Lake Manyara , do not miss to visit the Hippo pool.

Best time to visit: Non stop visit to Lake Manyara , all year round.


Tarangire

Neighbours Lake Manyara Park , with an almost similar ecosystem. It covers an area of 2600sqKm.with large herds of Elephants, Thomson and Grant's Gazelles, the rare Gerenuk and Oryx may also be spotted.

Safari Highlight: Famous for the Baobab tree and Maasai giraffe Tarangire is a birder's paradise.

Best time to visit: June through December and January to mid April


Mikumi National Park

This small Wildlife Jewel is dominated by Hills and Plains as well as part of the famous Miombo Woodlands, these varied habitat is an excellent spot of several special and rare Wildlife not seen any where else in Tanzania.

Safari Highlights: Rare Species such as the Wild Dog, Sable Antelope, Greater Kudu and Roan Antelope have been recorded in Mikumi National Park .

Best time to visit: Except March, April and May.


Udzungwa Mountains

Spectacular mountain scenery with rainforest, wooded grasslands, rock faces, rivers and waterfalls. The falls on the Sanje River drop some 170m through the forest to the valley below. The mountain plateau allows views of over 100km. The plateau contains resident populations of elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, wild dog, sable antelope, eland and water buck. there is also a rich small bovid community, with good numbers of red, blue and abbots duikers and bushbuck.

Udzungwa hosts the greatest altitudinal range of forests in East Africa.The eastern escarpment is the only place in East Africa with unbroken forest cover from lowland forest communities at below 250km above sea level, through intermediate types, to mountain communities at over 2,000m.

Exceptionally species-rich forest: The Udzungwa contain plant species found nowhere else in the world, ranging from a tiny new African violet to 30m high trees.

The park hosts six species of primate, two of them endemic forms - the Iringa (Uhehe) red colobus monkey and the Sanje Crested Mangabey. The latter was only discovered in 1979.

 

Usambara Mountains and Amani Nature Reserve

This little-known mountain range is one of the gems of Tanzania . Lying north along the coast, the Usambaras are a relict patch of the great tropical forests that once spanned Africa from the Atlantic to the Indian Oceans, and have more in common with the forests of West Africa than those of East Africa . The Usambaras are a treasure house of botanical and zoological and Ornithological diversity, with a huge number of endemic tree and plant species. Although large tracts of the original forests have been levelled for tea planting, enough of the original wilderness remains to make this a hiking, birding and primate-spotting paradise.

The Amani Nature Reserve is an extraordinary place for botanical study.

Climatic Conditions
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (in degrees C ) 28 28 27 25 24 22 22 23 25 27 27 27
Rainfall (in mm) 69 80 135 341 136 19 13 13 13 23 114 116

Excursions
 

TB 013: 4 days - Ngorongoro / Manyara

Day 1  Drive early morning crossing the border and arrive in Arusha for lunch.  Drive towards Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge. 

Day 2  Full day crater tour with picnic lunch.  View the Big five in the natural wildlife sanctuary inside the dormant volcanic crater.  Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge. 

Day 3  After early breakfast, drive towards L. Manyara National Park and arrive in time for lunch at the Lodge.  L Manyara is famous for its varied and beautiful birdlife.  Afternoon game drive to view the wildlife.  Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge. 

Day 4  After breakfast leave for Arusha.  After lunch, cross the border and arrive back to Nairobi late evening. 
 

TB 014: 5 days - Ngorongoro / Serengeti / Manyara
 

Day 1  Drive early morning crossing the border and arrive in Arusha for lunch.  Drive towards Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge. 

Day 2 Full day crater tour with picnic lunch.  View the big five in the natural wildlife sanctuary inside the dormant volcanic crater.  Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge. 

Day 3  After breakfast depart for Serengeti and arrive in time for lunch at the Lodge.  Serengeti is an extension of Masai Mara.  It contains the largest concentration of wildlife on earth.  Afternoon game drive to see the big five.  Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge. 

Day 4  After breakfast, game drive.  After lunch at the Lodge, in Serengeti, proceed towards L Manyara National Park.  Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge. 

Day 5  Early morning game drive in L. Manyara.  L Manyara is famous for its varied and beautiful birdlife.  After breakfast drive back to Arusha.  After lunch, cross the border and arrive back to Nairobi late evening. 
 

TB 015: 6 days - Ngorongoro / Serengeti / Manyara / Tarangire
 

Day 1  Drive early morning crossing the border and arrive in Arusha for lunch.  Drive towards Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge. 

Day 2  Full day crater tour with picnic lunch.  View the Big five in the natural wildlife sanctuary inside the dormant volcanic crater.  Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge. 

Day 3  After breakfast depart for Serengeti and arrive in time for lunch at the Lodge.  Serengeti is an extension of Masai Mara.  It contains the largest concentration of wildlife on earth.  Afternoon game drive to see the big five.  Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge. 

Day 4  After breakfast, game drive.  After lunch at the Lodge, in Serengeti, proceed towards L Manyara National Park.  Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge. 

Day 5  After breakfast, game drive. L Manyara is famous for its varied and beautiful birdlife.  Lunch at the Lodge.  After lunch drive towards Tarangire National Park.  Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge. 

Day 6  After breakfast, game drive en route.  Drive back to Arusha.  After lunch, cross the border and arrive back to Nairobi late evening. 

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NOTE:  Any of the above safaris could be extended to Zanzibar, "The Spice Island".  Visitors are drawn to the island by the fascinating history, culture and the exotic atmosphere. Camping safaris in Tanzania can be organised on request.





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