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Tanzania is one of the most naturally blessed nations on the planet. There are nations which have wildlife, beaches and mountain treks, like Tanzania. However the experience of wildlife, beaches and mountain treks you can get in Tanzania is just unparalleled. When it comes to wildlife, Serengeti is one of the foremost wildlife parks on the planet and the subject of many famous documentaries. It houses all the African big cats and numerous birds and mammals, and is your one stop shop for "African safari". Apart from Serengeti, Ngorongoro is another star wildlife attraction in Tanzania, which is actually a crater. Tanzania has some of the most luxurious eco resorts and safari ecosystem to satiate the needs of the global safari-goer.
It is a great idea to round up your safari experience with Zanzibar, which is one of the most pristine beaches in the world, where at some places you can see the Ocean floor till as much as 20 metres of depth. It offers excellent options of snorkelling, scuba diving and some water sports including surfing. Some of the resorts at Zanzibar are to die for.
For hikers, Kilimanjaro is the tallest and perhaps the most famous peak in Africa and a hot favourite of trekkers and mountain climbers from around the world. It is a 7-9 day return trek to reach the summit and come back. Mount Meru is another famous hike in Tanzania, which is actually a steeper gradient, though it is done in 4 days. Both of these are serious treks and not for everyone.
Tanzania has multitude of options in wildlife, beaches, hiking and also in choice of accommodation. It takes our local destination expert to curate the trip for you, as per your broad guidelines to us. Do reach out today to plan your sojourn in this land of dreams.
South Africa also officially called the Republic of South Africa or RSA is located at the tip of the African continent with a long coastline that shares its border with the Indian Ocean and the South Atlantic Sea. Touted as a great tourist destination RSA has some stunning landscape locations owed to its natural physical geography and location. At the same time, the diverse range of topography, vegetation and climate has been responsible for sustaining splendid wildlife and biodiversity that finds itself silhouetted against the panoramic scenic views of South Africa’s savannahs, desert, coastal and mountain landscapes.
Apart from its physical splendour and wildlife wonders, RSA also has important urban centers, such as Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban. All of these cities have their own natural setting and charm, their commercial centers, historical and culturally significant destinations and monuments that reflect on the long and arduous history of South Africa. Cape Town, for example, is surrounded by natural landscapes that give the city a beautiful touch. A hike to the Table Mountain, Liona’s Head, Champmana’s Peak or a visit to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, or watching penguins along the False Bay are as attractive as taking a stroll along the Victoria and Albert Waterfront or paying a visit to Robben Island an important landmark in the apartheid struggle. The Johannesburg side is famous for Sun City, Cradle of Humankind and the world famous Kruger national park. Do consult our destination experts to co-create your bespoke trip to South Africa.
Tanzanian tourism options are broadly divided between the wildlife circuit, the beach circuit and the hiking circuit. Whichever combination of destinations you choose, make sure to get some authentic local experiences and a taste of mouth watering cuisine. A Tanzania experience cannot be complete unless you have experienced one of the unique experiential stays. Consult our destination experts to today to design your ideal Tanzania trip, made to your taste.
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti literally means "the land with no end", and you will realise the reason once you land there. It is a vast endless plain with a magnitude like no other wildlife park in the world. To describe the same in numbers, its area is 30,000 square kms which is roughly the area of Belguim as a country. These endless plains are abundant with wildlife, whichever direction you head to. It is one of the best places in the planet to experience the African big 5 - the Lions, Leopards, Buffalos, Rhinos and the Elephants. It is also home to numerous other birds and animals, Serengeti can only be experienced, not described.
The crater was created when an enormous volcano (which is thought to have really been bigger than Kilimanjaro) blew up and also afterward dropped, developing the legendary landscape we see today. Many years ago this used to be grazing land for Masais from far flung villages. When they travelled here for cattle grazing, the cows bells used to make sounds like "Goron goron", that is how the locals named the place as Ngorongoro. Later once Ngorongoro was declared a conservation area, grazing at the crater was banned. The small crater has perhaps the highest wildlife density of any wildlife park in the world.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara is a national park located near Karatu town and Ngorongoro conservation area entrance in Tanzania. The national park is based around a huge freshwater lake which is a namesake. It is famous for its tree climbing Lion population and Leopards. More than 390 species of birds have been documented here.
Tarangire National Park
The national park got its name from the Tarangire river which flows through it. The landscape has granite ridges, valleys and swamps. Tarangire is characterised by its high density of Baobab trees and Elephants. More than 550 bird species have been recorded here and it is regarded as one of the top birding destinations in Tanzania.
Arusha National Park
Arusha national park spans the volcanic Mount Meru, which is around 4566 meters high. It is divided into three areas which are craters or valleys. The first is the Meru Crater that ends at the Jekukumia River and the peak of Mount Meru is just near it. Ngurdoto crater is the second region and it lies in the south-eastern grasslands. The slightly alkaline Momella Lakes have different algal color and are famous for their wading birds.
Zanzibar lies in the Indian Ocean, simply 25 km off the shore of mainland Tanzania. It is known for its historical Stone Town, some interesting scenic tours like House of Wonders, Palace Museums, Mosques as well as Arab's Fort amongst lots of others. However what it is best known for is its beaches - and what beaches! These are surely amongst the best in the world. The white sands and crystal clear blue waters are a treat to sore eyes.
Kilimanjaro is not only the tallest mountain in Africa, it also is the world's highest single standing mountain. Kilimanjaro is the subject of many ancient legends and folklores. Today hikers from around the world come to hike the mount kilimanjaro, a hike which is done in 7-9 days. It is a slow gradual ascent to reach the summit, and there are comfortable stay options along the way, if not luxury.
While this hike is usually done in just 4 days, this is more tough than Mount Kilimanjaro for its relatively tough ascent. At 4500+ Metres, Mount Meru is also an active volcano.
Tanzania has some of the most eco-friendly and luxurious accomodation options available. Some of our partner hotels are Gran Melia, Four seasons serengeti, Chaka mobile camps, And beyond Mnemba island, Sanctuary lodges. When we consult you to design your curated Tanzania itinerary, we will also recommend the right hotels based on our understanding of your tastes and preferences.