Tanzania

The names of Tanzania’s national parks are bywords for exquisite wildlife encounters: the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ruaha, Selous, and Kilimanjaro among them. With almost 40% of the country given over to the protection of its native species across a huge variety of habitats, Tanzania packs a serious safari punch.

Occupying the north of the country are the world-beating attractions of Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Mount Kilimanjaro National Parks, and Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. Boasting quintessential African savannah dotted with vulture-clad acacia trees, the Serengeti is home to a huge amount of game, not least the Big Five species, as well as the annual Great Wildebeest Migration, often described as the greatest show on Earth.

Formed from the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world, the grasslands and high natural walls of the Ngorongoro Crater is not only a spectacular sight but also contains one of the densest populations of large mammals on the continent. Meanwhile, the sheer bulk of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, looms large over much of the region.

Tanzania’s south is also well-served with natural spectacles, being home to Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve. Ruaha is the country’s largest protected area, ensuring plenty of space for its resident lion, cheetah, leopard and African wild dog to roam, alongside a huge elephant population and almost 600 species of bird.

Almost as large, the UNESCO-listed Selous contains savannah, native miombo woodland, and wetlands formed around the Rufiji River. Perhaps the most photogenic area of the park, here everything from black rhino to bush elephant can be spotted.

What’s more, Gombe Stream and Mahale Mountains National Parks in the west of the country are two of the top destinations in the region for coming into contact with our closest living relatives, the chimpanzee.

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Tours

Adventure Camping

Adventure camping requires participation. Your guide and assistant do all the meal preparation, however we ask guests to help (on rotation) with the washing up.  You will also need to assist with putting up your tent and packing the vehicle.  There are some long travel days which means early morning starts, so we all need to get involved to make the day run efficiently.

Fully Assisted Camping (non en-suite)

Fully Assisted Camping (non-ensuite) means you will not have to lift a finger as we take care of all camping chores: cooking, cleaning, pitching and packing tents.  You have a 3-man crew of experienced safari staff (including a cook) who are dedicated to making your trip memorable and rewarding.

General

Hosted Safaris

We offer a couple of safaris each year that are hosted by either Claire and Tracy, along with highly qualified local guides.  Both Claire and Tracy have tremendous experience in Africa, collectively spending between 2 and 3 months on the continent.

Lodges and Tented Camps

Safari lodges are fully permanent accommodation built out of stone, wood, thatch, bricks, mortar or a combination of all.  Tented Camps are generally considered the best for a true safari experience. All lodges and tented camps feature real beds and private, en-suite bathroom facilities.

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