Welcome to the World of the Serengeti Plains. So much to see..where do we begin? There are antelopes and elephant, buffaloes AND MORE.....Lake Manyara is richand diverse in both vegetation and wildlife with spectacular views. Exceptional birds and forests!
All about Serengeti National Park.
This name is rooted in the Masaai word “ Siringiti”, meaning endless plain. Serengeti is along the rift valley with amazing geological formations
It will take up to a full day of about ten hours by bus or driving to get from DaresSalaam to Arusha. A flight takes about 80 minutes. Northern Circuit Safaris usually takes about six to seven days
From wildlife enthusiasts to beach escapade lovers, and those with a keen interest in the never-ending and historical cultures of Africa (the root of creation), all seek to devour experience in an African essence!
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Explore the dynamics of Tanzania
Where do we begin to define Tanzania? There are so many aspects, the sightings, the people, the culture and much more.
Natural beauty in Tanzania is all over, from Lake Manyara to the Ngorongoro crater. The contrast to flat plains is Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. The long coastline in Tanzania welcomes any beach getaways.
Alleyways of Zanzibar
The capital of Zanzibar, StoneTown, reveals vintage Arabian architecture alongside the Indian Ocean, offering a spectrum of opportunities from snorkeling to diving, sailing away or fishing.
You can even swim along with the dolphins! Relaxing comes naturally in dazzling the sunshine and beaches embraced with warm waters.
The game reserves and national parks are world famous. The Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and Mount Kilimanjaro have excellent facilities and many visitors.
Other parks that rarely see visitors may not be as filled with amenities but are most definitely worth the visit. Many opt for organized safaris with safari lodges or tented camps in the safari package deal. The cheaper way is actual campsites and game drives with adapted vehicles and a field guide.
Animals are seen easily during dry seasons when surface water lack makes them gather at waterholes and rivers. The rainy seasons that occur around March to June and October to November are the times when animals are in their best condition, feeding on fresh, new shoots. You can even get to witness’s breeding displays.
The wet season disadvantages are the thicker vegetation water availability make the wildlife more free to spread out. This can make it more it more difficult to spot them.
Driving routes often include time at waterholes where you get to indulge in the sound of the bush, experiencing nature in full rhythm as you view game moving the water.
The reserves and game parks are well organized and following rules will definitely ensure a stay that will be enjoyable.
Rules at Game Parks when on Safari
Keep on roads that are well marked. driving off-road can be harmful as oil and smoke cause destruction of grass and soil erosion
Stay away from park areas that are closed or roads that are closed. Entrance and exits are through authorized gates.
Stay in the vehicle for safety. You are only allowed to leave the vehicle at designated picnic sites and walking trails.
Stick to opening hours of the park. During the nights stay at campsites or lodges.
Do not harass animals. Keep the noise down and do not scare them away with flashlights or sudden movements.Do not whistle or call out!c Never chase the animals and remember that they always have right of way
Do not try to feed animals. The food you give may make them ill, and once animals like elephants learn getting food from humans is a possibility they can become dangerously aggressive on a search for food.
If camping out at night keep your food safely so animals do not gain access
Do not litter of loiter. Cigarette butts or used matches can increase the risk of fires and some animals may eat anything they can in dry seasons.
Do not disturb others, they have the same rights as you to enjoy their natural wonders on their safari. If you see a stationary vehicle and are interested in what they see do not hinder their sight or field to photograph in. Wait your turn at the prime viewing.
Turn the engine off when watching the game at close range.
Keep speeding limits of 50km per hour. Speeding will damage surfaces, case noise and also risks running over animals.
Wild animals can be dangerous despite their beauty. Their reactions can be unpredictable. Do not expose yourself to unnecessary risks.
The benefits and the greatest assets of tourism are vast coral reef areas that spread from south of the equator and hug the coastline and the surrounding islands. The coral formations house over three thousand species of different marine animals as well as plants.
Explore Activities in Tanzania
Spreading the light of freedom in Tanzania- The UHURU Torch Race
The race was initiated in 1964 Julius Nyerere introduces an annual race. On the eve of independence The Uhuru (freedom) torch, was taken to the peak of Kilimanjaro.
Youth groups carry the Uhuru (freedom torch) all over the country spreading hope and love and respect and fading away enmity, despair, and hatred. Runners from all over the world gather in celebration of Tanzania’s independence. It is a race that will always stay. The Uhuru Torch marathon takes 195 days and climaxes on the 14th October commemoration the death of the first Tanzanian president. Julius Nyerere. It covers 31 regions across the 195 councils in Tanzania and inaugurates development projects
Diving and Riding, Safari Balloon, Hiking and Climbing, Birdingand Watersports in Tanzania
Diving areas in Tanzania are on the islands of Pemba as well as Mafia and Zanzibar islands during dramatic drop-offs.
The mainland of Tanzania, divers recommend the islands offshore. The best diving times are from October to April before the rainy season and river outflows. There are dive resorts and centers to consult with as well.
Many offer diving courses in German, French, and Italian as well as English. The costs range in price and lower if book multiple sessions.
In Zanzibar, there is the Discover Scuba option to experience diving as a once off fun escapade. Medical questionnaires and a medical certificate will be required.
Non-divers can join in on enjoying reefs by snorkeling and boats arranged by resorts on the coast.
Float and watch animals from above. The Serengeti National park is an ideal top spot for watching animals from a balloon. The activity is organized by most parks. Taking off to the air is a rising experience as you watch the sunrise. The flight is from 60 to 90 minutes long and costs about $500 per person.
For comprehensive information about endemic Tanzanian birdlife check www.tanzaniabirding.com .
Off the fine 1008 species, 22 are endemic. Birdwatching is a pastime that is popular and the activity can be a combined game viewing adventure
National parks, Usambara Mountains, and the Kilimanjaro foothills are ideal for birdwatching. Tour operators can arrange Safaris prioritized for birdwatching
Hiking and Climbing
There are numerous reserves and parks that offer the options of mountain climbing. Avid explores gain insights into attractive peaks and mountain ranges in abundance.
Kilimanjaro is the most famous and highest peak in Africa.The north and the east boast active volcanoes varying from Mount Meru to Ol Doinyo Lengai active volcano and the tamer Usambara Mountains
Then there are the gentle Crater Highland Slopes. Tour operators can put together itineraries that suit personal preferences.
If you choose higher altitudes to take it slow and allow the body to acclimatize. Bring sleeping bags and hiking boots with waterproof outer clothing to keep warm at high altitudes.
Widely available on islands and coasts there are scuba diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, snorkeling, jet skiing deep fishing sea ventures and sailing away
Deep Sea Fishing
Deep sea fishing attracts tourists in the Pemba channel. The depth reaches 823 m and is home to fish varieties including the Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Spearfish, The fishing season is from August to March and customized boats are available for fishing excursions by operators
Zanzibar’s latest craze if kitesurfing and lessons are available. Afri Kite Centre in Zanzibar is at the forefront. At the Ras Nungwi beach, Kite Zanzibar takes the lead. Winds for kitesurfing is around April to November. It costs about $120 for three-hour lessons
Horse or camel riding around Moshi or Arusha includes short camel rides from Meserani Snake Park and longer horse safaris for riders that are more experienced in the Kilimanjaro foothills.