An Unforgettable Adventure
Serengeti, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Selous, Ngorongoro Crater, just mention some of the evocate place names in Tanzania and a country whose citizens are polite and courteous, yet also warm and sincere, both amongst themselves and in dealings with foreigners.
This is the Africa you’ve always dreamed about: vast plains teeming with wild animals; rainforests alive with chirping birds; snow-capped Kilimanjaro’s peak dramatically rising above the flat scrubland; colorful Maasai herding their cattle alongside herds of grazing wildebeest and beaches lapped by the clear warm waters of the Indian Ocean stretching as far as the eye can see.
A destination with some of the finest properties and a wide variety of choices suited for every budget every type of visitor from wildlife enthusiast to keen bird watchers to those seeking an adrenaline rush of accomplishing a mountain climb and to those seeking to just laze and relax at the endless white sandy beaches… We have itineraries for everyone, so Karibu.
Kilimanjaro Mt. is one of the most instantly recognizable landmarks on the Africa continent. It is also the highest mountain anywhere that can be ascended by somebody without specialized mountaineering experience or equipment and each and every year, thousands of visitors to Tanzania attempt to reach its peak.
Nestled on the lush southern slopes of Mount Meru in northern Tanzania, Arusha is the undisputed safari capital of Tanzania. It is the base from which travellers can visit the country’s most renowned game reserves. You’ll often encounter that spectrum of cultural influences which plays in the mind of visitors in search of the real Africa, from the colourfully dressed Maasai to the women who sell traditional bead-ware on the pavements. Arusha is an attractive town with a skyline dominated by the imposing hulk of Mt Meru, also of interest in the immediate vicinity of Arusha is Lake Duluti, an attractive forest-fringed Crater Lake.
Tarangire National Park
It preserves a classic piece of African woodland, studded with plentiful baobabs. It is famous for its elephant population, it is also rich in bird life. In direct contrast to the Serengeti, Tarangire comes into its own during the dry season between July and November, when large herds of game attracted to the permanent waters of the Tarangire River. If you have longer time, then Lake Burungi circuit offers you best chance of seeing the Rhino, bushbuck and the lesser Kudu. The Kitibong Hill area is home to large herds of buffalo, the southern plains are favored by cheetah, waterbuck and gerenuk
Ngorongoro Crater is a World Heritage Site and home to nearly 25,000 animals. Here you have a very real chance of spotting the big five: lion, elephant, endangered black rhino, buffalo and leopard plus countless other African mammal species. The approach road from Karatu to the crater rim of this World Heritage Site is sensational, winding through the densely forested outer slopes to the Heroes Point where most visitors will catch their first breathtaking view over the crater floor lying almost 600m below.
Serengeti National Park
The plains of Serengeti is notable for its large migratory herds of wildebeest and zebra and it plays host to Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacle; the annual migration of more than a million wildebeest and zebra. It’s also not unusual to see lion, leopard and cheetah on the same day. The sense of space attached to exploring the vast Serengeti plains is overwhelming. Most of the National Park is open and grassy, broken by isolated granite Kopjes and patches of acacia woodland. Animal migration in this area is strongly linked to rainfall patterns. After the wildebeest, the most populous large mammal is zebra and these two are often seen in mixed herds.
The wildebeest migration: This follows a fairly predictable pattern though there are minor variations from year to year. Between December to end of March, the wildebeest disperse to calve in the southern part of the Serengeti Between April and July, the wildebeests congregate in preparation for the migration to the western Serengeti From July to October, the animals spread out into the northern Serengeti. From October to early December, the migration crosses to the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya.
Compared to Zanzibar, the island of Pemba, located in the same archipelago, is seldom visited and very laid-back. In addition to its lush green hilly terrain, the island offers an intriguing, largely undiscovered culture and spectacular diving. Much of the island's coast is lined with mangroves but there are a few good stretches of sand and several idyllic offshore islets.
Pemba is a particular good place to mix sailing and diving as it is spectacular both above and below the water. It is a truly unspoilt paradise with dolphins under the bow and the occasional African dhow sailing by. The surrounding Islands, many of which are uninhabited beckon to be explored. With tantalizing white beaches and interesting vegetation and wildlife, they provide an ideal opportunity to stretch your legs. The Arabian sailing dhows are still actively used by the local fishermen and traders and it is quite a sight to see a fleet of over 20 large dhows sailing past at sunset.
Chacke Chake airport for your outbound flight to Zanzibar Airport where you will have your connecting evening flight back to Nairobi. From the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be transferred to a destination of your choice within Nairobi.