Tanzania Vacations

This is the Africa on the poster of your travel agent's wall: the wide expanses of the Serengeti plains where your safari vehicle happens upon a pride of lions sunning on a rock, or where you witness a 100,000-strong wildebeest migration pounding across a dry riverbed. But Tanzania is so much more than the Serengeti. Tanzania is also Zanzibar ... Read more
island, with its fascinating Arab and African history. It's also unspoiled pink sand beaches along the Indian Ocean, almost entirely unknown to the outside world. And it is Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa and a popular climb (compared to Mount Everest or Aconcagua, it's a relatively easy way to reach the top peak of a continent). The area around Kenya and Tanzania has been home to hominids longer than anywhere else on the planet -- between two to three million years. See the artistic endeavors of Tanzania's residents from around 20,000 years ago at rock painting sites near the Great Rift Valley.

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Tanzania's equatorial climate delivers warm weather year-round. The dry season, between May and October, is better for spotting wildlife, though, with the amazing Migration on the Serengeti peaking between ... Read more
August and September. This is probably the most popular time to visit, so you may be competing for lodging and viewing space with other curious travelers. Altitude can also affect climate; if you're scaling Kilimanjaro or headed to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, pack an extra layer.

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Local from Arusha, Tanzania

TANZANIA WILDLIFE SAFARIS - A LIFE CHANGING TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

100% customized tours - any of our safaris or treks can be taken as a group or private journey.

Alternatively, talk to us about creating a completely unique trip. We love the challenge of coming up with a tailor-made itinerary, making it as adventurous or as relaxed as you like.

SERENGETI WILDEBEEST MIGRATION SAFARI - THE WORLD'S NATURAL SHOW

The Serengeti National Park is in Tanzania and it meets the Maasai Mara Game reserve in Kenya, but is actually over 7 times large compaired to Masai Mara . The Serengeti, which derives its name from the Maasai for “endless plain”, is the jewel of Tanzania’s protected areas.

MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREKKING - CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT THE WORLD

Mount Kilimanjaro has six trekking routes and each route has its own advantages and disadvantages, so when selecting the route, make sure it is the appropriate route for your desires, physical ability, aptitude and comfort level as this will contribute to your overall summit success.

Lodge Safaris in Tanzania

Lodge safaris are for the discerning traveller who wishes to experience Eastern Africa’s wilderness in comfort and ease. During the day, you will be out in the bush exploring the wilderness of Tanzania and in the evenings you will enjoy all the amenities your lodge or tented camp has to offer.
After an exciting day of game drives, seeing animals and being in nature, you will arrive at your lodge or tented camp. Here you will be greeted with a welcome drink and settle in your room or private tent. Take a shower to wash off the dust and prepare for supper…

Adventure Camping Safaris in Tanzania

On our adventure camping safaris you will be immersed in the East African wilderness. You will travel on rough adventurous roads, pass tiny rural settlements and see fascinating landscapes and abundant wildlife.
All your senses will be involved; from smelling early morning coffee, experiencing the thrill of a kill to the chill of a morning game drive. Falling asleep to the hooting of an owl or waking up with the roaring of a lion is what you will experience. The safari experience is all the more intense as you are ‘right in the middle’ of it all. The nearness to the nature, especially at night with its nocturnal sounds, compensates for the luxury of a lodge.
Our camping safaris in Tanzania offer all of this and are therefore perfect for nature lovers and those who are looking for a break from civilisation and its comforts. Camping is to experience East Africa’s nature, animals and cultures in an affordable way.

Luxury Safaris in Tanzania

A luxury safari is designed to give you the best what Tanzania has to offer. The best in hand-picked luxury accommodation – stylish 4 to 5-star lodges with comfortable beds and en-suite bathrooms, exquisite cuisine and breathtaking views. We employ the best guides – experienced and professional guys who will take you where the action is, allowing you to get the best photos and the best views. Speak to our consultants about what you want to see and we arrange everything. This all trips can be arrange very well if we share together ideas what you want we are here to help for more information write to us at info@siafutanzaniasafaris.com

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Top 7 Things To Do In Tanzania With Moonlight Tours Expedition

Home to Africa’s highest mountain and several famous national parks and game reserves, Tanzania is one of the continent’s most popular destinations.

With a rich culture and great diversity in wildlife, there is plenty to see and do. Here are Moonlight Tour‘s top 7 recommendations:

1. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
Standing 5,895 meters above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, which makes it very popular among climbers from all over the world. The mountain consists of three peaks – Shira, Kibo and Mawenzi – with the Uhuru peak on the Kibo crater rim being the highest. Climbing this dormant volcanic mountain isn’t easy. However, there are plenty of tour options, which cater for different climbing abilities

2. The endless plains of Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park. It is also a world heritage site that was recently proclaimed one of the seven wonders of the world. It is famed for its annual migration in which some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebras and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelles join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet no matter what the time of year, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game viewing in Africa, with great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.

The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers and solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowl the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous hardwood to the beautiful several cat. Popular though the Serengeti might be it is so vast that you may well be the only human audience when a pride of lions pounces on its prey.

3. Balloon safari
A Serengeti balloon safari is something not to be missed if you’re heading to Tanzania. At sunrise the silence of flight is punctuated only by the occasional blast of the powerful burners and the faint call of a bird or animal far beneath. The thrill is indescribable

You’ll sip fine champagne while hovering gently over the treetops of the beautiful Seronera River or drift majestically high above the famous Serengeti Migration or Moru Kopjes. In a region boasting some of the best ballooning weather in the world, the exceptional peace of this unique and almost supernatural view of the world will be a memory you can always cherish.

4. Ngorongoro crater – the cradle of mankind
Home to over 25,000 animals, the Ngorongoro Crater is a renowned place of wonder and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The volcanic caldera of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area sees humans living alongside wildlife. The crater was formed when a giant volcano exploded before collapsing on itself two to three million years ago, and has since flourished into a natural enclosure for wildlife including lions, wildebeests, zebras, rhinos and buffaloes. Game drives take place within the conservation area and are a great way to see wildlife in its natural habitat. Olduvai Gorge is another main attraction in the conservation area as important early human fossils were discovered in the gorge making it one of the world’s most important anthropological sites. Anthropologists, Louis and Mary Leakey, even discovered a 1.8 million year old hominid skeleton along the steep ravine in 1959!

5. Boat safari in Selous Game Reserve

Covering an area of more than 50,000 km², the Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in Africa and one of the largest protected areas in the world. The reserve runs across five regions of Tanzania, covering 5% of the country, and is home to the largest concentrations of elephant and buffalo. Leopards, wild dogs, lions, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeests, antelopes, and a range of bird life can all be spotted in the reserve, to name but a few. The Rufiji River is a main geographical feature of the reserve and boat safaris along the river can provide the opportunity to see a wide range of flora and fauna.

6. Beaches of Zanzibar
The island of Zanzibar is bursting with an array of beaches, which provide the ideal setting to relax after a safari. The east coast provides continuous coral reefs with white sandy beaches lined with coconut palms and small coves that offer shelter from the wind. Non-tidal beaches can be found along the northwest coast of the island between Nungwi and Kendwa, allowing for all day swimming, whereas the coral cliffs and lagoon coves of the southwest allow for an escape to a less touristy spot. The southwest islands have secret beaches that make for perfect picnic spots whilst the northeast island of Mnemba is reputed to have some of the finest beaches off the coast of Zanzibar.

7. Stone Town’s historical sights
As a Swahili coastal trading town, Stone Town in Zanzibar is a unique place influenced by a range of cultures and traditions. Explorers, exotic spices, sea traders and sultans are all part of its history, and many historical sites still remain intact. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and comprises

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Stanford, California, USA

We have been here for three week in our honeymoon. great place, the people are friendly and the landscape is beautiful. we have climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro (the highest in Africa), went to the safari to see the best wildlife Africa can suggest and finish on the great beaches of Zanzibar.

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Stuttgart, Germany

fascinating country, great landscape, sometimes realy good food, of course the Nat.Parks are not realy cheap but serengeti is fantastic

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Chula Vista, California, USA

Some of the most friendly people on the planet. Amazing, beautiful, and will make you realize just how great you have it! Take a trip to one of the animal reserves. Go prepared to give back and help change the world just a little bit. Many people have no water and no food. Stayed more than 2 months but will probably return at some point and stay for several years.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

Born and raised in Tanzania. One of the beautiful and peaceful country you will ever find on earth. People are very friendly. If you want to go on safari this is the country to go. Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Mikumi National park.

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Fremantle, Australia

Tanzania, like Kenya, has a wonderful balance of wildlife and culture. Within those two categories is a lot of variety as well: the Swahili culture of Zanzibar stands in stark contrast to that of the Masai inland. You can see the great migration and the following predators in the Serengeti or chase chimpanzees through the jungles near lake Tanganyika. For a well-rounded or first-time Africa trip, Tanzania is a good bet.

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Chicago

Countless wildebeests, ten lions hanging on the tree, Zebras waking you up on your porch, Babies lions playing in the glory of sunset.... I didn't know anything about nature and wildlife until I came here. Candlelight dinner turned into big fight with buds, scared by the huge elephant passing our car, weird monkey hanging outside our window peeking...It is absolutely fun and unforgettable.

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Serengeti wildebeest migration
The great Serengeti wildebeest migration is the movement of vast numbers of the Serengeti's wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant's gazelle, Thompson's gazelle, eland and impala. These move in an annual pattern which is fairly predictable. They migrating throughout the year, constantly seeking fresh grazing and, it's now thought, better quality water. The precise timing of the Serengeti wildebeest migration is entirely dependent upon the rainfall patterns each year

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Local from Arusha, Tanzania
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Tanzania is very peacefully country with very natural resources such as Arusha National parks, Arusha centre of tourism, where you can have cultural food and so many different activities before depart on your trip

also is the country have very peacefully people who are ready to help any thing incase you need help for any point.

is a country have different parks such serengeti, manyara, tarangire parks and area of conservations of Ngorongoro

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