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The Serengeti

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Discover Tanzania's Amazing Wildlife And Beaches

Discover Tanzania's Amazing Wildlife And Beaches

Tanzania is truly Africa at its most epic. Vast plains are scattered with huge herds of wildebeest stretch into hazy horizons, deep extinct calderas contain dense concentrations of wildlife, and lions that climb trees. It really is no wonder that a Tanzania safari is second to none.

The Northern Safari Circuit is the biggest draw for first-time visitors as it passes through some of Tanzania's most famous wildlife National Parks. This loop includes the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater as well as the less frequented but very beautiful Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara.

The Ngorongoro Crater is on many peoples bucket list of places to see and visit. This natural wonder is the largest unflooded, intact volcanic caldera in the world. The actual crater is about 20 km across and 600 meters deep, and covers 300 sq km. Within the rim there are an estimated 30,000 animals, making this one of the densest concentration of wildlife within Africa.

The Serengeti is probably one of the most famous safari destinations in the world, and offers what many people consider to be some of the best game viewing in Africa. It is excellent for seeing predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah, along with elephant, giraffe, hyena, hippo, rhino, and many varieties of antelopes and birds. Depending when you travel here, with careful planning it is possible for visitors to be at the right place to witness the amazing annual Great Migration, as millions of wildebeest and zebra trek across the Serengeti Plains on a round 1,800 mile trip constantly in search of fresh grazing land. You may well have seen this wildlife phenomenon on one of the many documentaries, but there is only one real way to fully appreciate this and that is to be part of it yourself.

The Tarangire National Park is especially renowned for its large herds of elephants, tree-climbing lions and huge pythons, but also for its rock paintings which were done by early man tens of thousands of years ago. The Lake Manyara National Park in particular is renowned for its excellent bird-watching opportunities in general, as more than 400 different bird species have been recorded.

But there's even more to Tanzania than its wildlife and birdlife. The island of Zanzibar is a pocket-sized piece of paradise just 25 miles off the Tanzanian coast and 6 degrees south of the equator. It's a sultry little spice island surrounded by impossibly azure waters and it offers simple, sun-kissed bliss. Here, you can dive and snorkel through a kaleidoscope of coral or stretch out on soft, white sands as the island breeze rustles through the coconut palms. It's a totally tropical way to end a totally unforgettable trip to Tanzania.

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Classic Tanzania

If you’re longing to see the classic highlights, this trip will whisk you through Tanzania’s famous wildlife hotspots over 5 nights and end with 7 glorious days on the coast of Zanzibar. Especially if you are travelling between April and June, you will find yourself surrounded by millions of zebra and wildebeest as they traverse across the Central Serengeti Plains, under the ever watchful eye of the resident predator population. Then get away from the crowds to an unspoiled white sandy beach, lined with palm trees and washed by warm, turquoise waters of Indian Ocean.

12 day itinerary including The Serengeti, Zanzibar and Ngorongoro Crater.

 

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Safari of A Lifetime

On this 'safari of a lifetime' holiday, especially if you are travelling between April and June, you’ll drive across the Serengeti which will be alive with the migrating herds of zebra and wildebeest, explore the vast volcanic Ngorongoro Crater, traverse through Tarangire National Park in search of wandering herds and predators on the prowl in the twilight, and explore the shorelines of the flamingo-filled Lake Manyara. You’ll balance out the energetic start to your holiday by heading to sultry Zanzibar, where castaway beaches are blended with swaying palms and sparkling seas.

12 day itinerary including The Serengeti, Zanzibar, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara.

 

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The Start of the Migration

A 6 night safari holiday followed by 6 nights in a chic, boutique hotel on the north coast of Zanzibar within steps to a white powder award-winning beach. Could you be persuaded? This holiday is best enjoyed in February, when millions of wildebeest calve on the Ndutu plains - but outside of this narrow time frame, the game viewing is still excellent here. From June through November, when the plains are dry and the great herds gone, the resident animals converge around Ndutu's waterholes and marshes - elephants, giraffes, impalas, every kind of cat, and a profusion of birds. From December onwards, the migrating herds of wildebeest make an appearance, and the plains become alive with activity.

12 day itinerary including Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar and Lake Manyara.

 

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The Greatest Show on Earth

In this 12 night holiday, you have an entire week on safari, ending with a 4 night beach stay. Already including wildlife destinations such as the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara, no safari would be complete without a visit to the Serengeti.  If you plan this trip around June time, the first of the migrating wildebeest herds should be reaching the Grumeti River in the Western Corridor, and this itinerary includes 3 nights at a lodge to give you a ringside seat of the 'Greatest Show on Earth'.

12 day itinerary including The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara and Arusha.

 

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Authentic Tanzania

On this 12 night safari and beach holiday, you will stay at a collection of authentic and classic safari tented camps and lodges in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. These make up a significant part of the famed Northern Circuit, a naturally splendid region of Tanzania and one of the most celebrated safari areas in Africa where the sheer concentration of wildlife is simply phenomenal. You can enjoy fantastic game viewing at any time of year but in particular this itinerary works well for travel between July and October. You end with 5 nights on the south-east coast of Zanzibar Island, nestled amidst tropical gardens and a white powdery beach in your private villa.

12 day itinerary including The Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar and Arusha.

 

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The Ultimate African Experience

This unique 11 night itinerary is ideal for anyone travelling between July and October. You will enjoy an adventure to Tanzania's magnificent landscapes, iconic Parks and game-rich conservancies where you will encounter the migrating wildebeest and zebra in their millions. Staying at a selection of elite properties, you will enjoy the comforts of personalised service, luxurious accommodations and an authentic African safari experience, all the while being transported in supreme comfort aboard a 9 seater Executive class light aircraft caravan.

11 day itinerary including The Serengeti, Zanzibar, Arusha, Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

 

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