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With an abundance of wildlife to encounter and environments to explore, Tanzania can be described as a dream safari come true. Feast your eyes upon stunning landscapes with some of the most beautiful national parks on the continent, along with unrivalled quantities of game – elephants in Ngorongoro, flamingos in Lake Manyara, the world-famous great wildebeest migration of the Serengeti. Tanzania is home to Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, and the hidden secret of Tarangire National Park with it’s incredible game viewing and stunning baobab trees as a backdrop. Perhaps end your safari with some well needed relaxation on the beaches and pristine coral reefs of Zanzibar Island.
Let us take you on the safari of a lifetime in Tanzania.
Wildlife – Tanzania is the land of safaris. The great wildebeest migration stampedes across the plains, elephants meander their migration paths and giraffe stretch their necks to reach the tastiest leaves at the tops of trees. Lions laze in the shade waiting for their next meal, flamingos on Lake Manyara and other big cats in both the north & south of the country. Photographic opportunities are abundant.
Breathtaking Landscapes – A juxtaposition of landscapes, an array of scenes to visually delight. An ancient volcano, Mount Kilimanjaro beckons with its snow-capped peak. From the top you’ll have vistas you’ll never forget. The great wildebeest migration of the Serengeti is something many wish to witness, and is an unforgettable experience. The world around you stands still as you see wildebeest splashing their hooves as they cross the river, with predators not far behind. The savannas with their incredible sunsets, and the islands of Zanzibar with idyllic turquoise waters lapping sandy shores.
Captivating Cultures – No matter where you are in Tanzania, you’ll have an opportunity to better know and understand the country’s cultures and people. From the villages and natives with their traditional dress, to the local spice trade history of Zanzibar with Persian, Asian and Arabic influences. Whether bartering at local markets or experiencing the hospitality of local staff at your lodges and camps, the Tanzanian people have a warmth and proud dignity for their cultures.
Exclusive lodges and mobile camps – In Tanzania, your lodge is just as important as your daily activities. A place to wind down each evening after an eventful and exciting day. Think sumptuous lodges and remote tented camps, dining under the stars and serviced by fantastic staff with attention to detail and impeccable service. Some lodges may have elephants strolling past, which you can enjoy in safety, and in awe. A highlight for many is to stay among the farms and coffee plantations near Ngorongoro. We can arrange for you to ‘sleep out’ under the stars, or simply sit by the campfire sharing stories of the adventures you had that day.
Where To Go?
Serengeti National Park – In the northern reaches of Tanzania, on its border with Kenya, lays one of the world’s most well-known conservation area, The Serengeti National Park. This is a world heritage site and home to an unimaginable variety of flora and fauna, including the yearly great wildebeest migration.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area – The main highlight here is the Ngorongoro Crater, created 2 million years ago when a volcano imploded leaving a 12 mile wide crater simply filled with wildlife. For an unforgettable experience, let us arrange lunch on the crater floor for you.
Tarangire National Park – In the north, this expansive area covers Savannah grasslands, open acacia woodland and ancient Baobab trees. During the June-November dry season, huge numbers of animals are drawn to the Tarangire River making it one of the most spectacular game locations in East Africa. This is also less visited than the busier Ngorongoro, allowing for a more intimate experience.
Zanzibar – The Zanzibar archipelago is a group of islands off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean. Zanzibar island is one of the top beach locations in East Africa, with its tropical white-sand beaches, lush plantations, incredible history and a fascinating culture. Zanzibar is also known as the ‘Spice Island’ due to the delicious variety of spices grown there.
When To Go?
Weather in Tanzania can vary through the months. Please talk to us, and we can give you our recommendations on the best time to travel, based on your safari itinerary.
July – October: Peak season for travelers. This is the dry season and when the wildebeest migrations cross the Mara River. It’s also when huge elephant migrations pass through Tarangire.
Mid December – mid March: Calving season for zebra and wildebeest in the southern Serengeti. Second dry season and a good time to travel.
November, April – May: The long rainy season where camps may close.
At Rothschild Safaris, we believe that the design of your trip is very important. We put great time and care in to the order and logistics of your you travel. A typical transit day on safari might include a game drive in the morning followed by a mid-morning shared scenic charter flight, arriving at your next camp in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. We are prepared with expert advice and first-hand experience on the most comfortable and convenient way to travel between locations, so that you have minimum stress and maximum time on the ground.
Only you know your true dreams and desires, and we are here to make this journey personal and unique to you…