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Duration: 1 day

Location: Northern Tanzania, northeast of Arusha Town. 542 sq km in area. About half an hour drive from Arusha.

Activities: Game drive, walking safaris, canoeing and Mt.Meru climb, view points.

What to see: Seven Lakes, Forest and Ngurdoto Crater, Flamingos, Buffalos, Warthog, Zebras, Giraffes, Waterfall.

Best time to visit: All the year round for most activities. June – February is the best time to climb Mt. Meru

Recommended length of stay: One day

Kilimanjaro National Park


Duration: 6 Days

Location: Northern Tanzania, near the town of Moshi. 128 kms from Arusha.

Activities: Six usual trekking routes to the summit and more demanding mountaineering routes. Day or overnight hikes on the Shira plateau. Visit the beautiful Chala crater lake on the mountains southeastern slopes.

What to see: Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak, Mawenzi Peak, Glaciers, Viewpoints.

Best time to visit: Clearest and warmest conditions from December to February, but also dry (and colder) from July through September.

Recommended length of stay: Seven days

Tarangire National Park


Duration: 2 days

Location: Northern Tanzania, Two hours drive from Arusha (100kms to Main gate).

Activities: Day and Night Game drives, Bird Watching, Hot Air Balloon Safaris, Walking Safaris.

What to see: Herds of up to 300 elephants, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, antelope such as the stately fringe-eared Oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk. The swamps, are the focus for 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world. Tarangire’s pythons climb trees, as do its lions and leopards.

Best time to visit: June – December.

Recommended length of stay: Two Days

Manyara National Park


Duration: 1 day

Location: It is 128 km from Arusha Town. Covers an area of 330 sq km of which 200 sq km is of water when the water levels are high.

Activities: Game Drives, Walking Safaris, Hot springs.

What to see: Great herds of elephants, antelopes, giraffes, tree climbing lions, baboons, bird life.

Best time to visit: Dry season (July-October) for large mammals. Wet season (November-June) for bird watching.

Recommended length of stay: One Day

Ngorongoro Crater


Duration: 2 days

Location: Situated in Northern Tanzania, Northeast of Arusha. 3 hour drive from Arusha.

Activities: Game Drive, Walking Safaris, Bird watching.

What to see: Lake Magadi, Flamingos, Rhinos, Elephants, Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards, Wildebeests, Zebras, Gazelles, Baboons, Jackels, Hyenas, Buffalos...

Best time to visit: All Year Round

Recommended length of stay: 2 days

Serengeti National Park


Location: 335 km from Arusha, stretching north to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the west. 14,763 sq km in area.

Activities: Hot air balloon safaris, game drives.

What to see: Wilderbeest, Thomson Gazelle, Buffalo, elephants, giraffe, lions, eland, topi, kongoni, impala, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas.

Best time to visit: All over the year but to follow the wilderbeest migration, December to July. To see Predetors, June to October.

Recommended length of stay: Four days

NOTE: The route and timing of the wildebeest migration is unpredictable. Allow at least 3 days to be assured of seeing them on your visit – longer if you want to see the main predators as well.

Saadani National Park


Duration: 3 days

Location: On north coast, roughly 100km northwest of Dar es Salaam.

Activities: Game drives and guided walks, Boat trips, Sundowners.

What to see: Visit Saadani fishing village, which lies within the reserve, where a collection of ruins pays testament to its 19th century heyday as a major trading port, see elephants bathing by the shore, zebras, antelopes, a variety of birdlife...

Best time to visit: Best game view is around January and February and from June to August.

Recommended length of stay: Three days

Udzungwa National Park


Duration: 3 days

Location: Five hours 350kms from Dar es Salaam, 65 kms west of Mikumi.

Activities: A two-hour hike to the waterfalls.

What to see: Water Falls, Red colobus, Sanje Crested Mangabey.

Best time to visit: Dry season June-October.

Recommended length of stay: Three Days

Selous Game Reserve


Duration: 4 days

Location: One of the largest faunal reserves of the world, located in the south of Tanzania and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Activities: Channel and Rivers, Birding and Wildlife, Boating in the Great Rufiji River, Safaris.

What to see: Black rhinoceroses, elephants, hippopotamus, Maasai lions, East African wild dogs, cheetahs, Cape buffaloes, Maasai giraffes and crocodiles

Best time to visit: Late June to October. It is dry season and wildlife is easier to spot since animals gather at water resources.

Recommended length of stay: Four Days

Katavi National Park

Duration: 2 days

Location: Southwest Tanzania, east of Lake Tanganyika.

Activities: Walking, Game Drives and camping safaris.

What to see: Hippos, crocodiles, elephants, Myriad water birds, buffalos, giraffes, lions, zebra, impala, reedbuck, spotted hyenas.

Best time to visit: dry season which runs from May through October.

Recommended length of stay: Two days


Gombe Streams


Duration: 5 days

Location: 16kms North of Kigoma on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in Western Tanzania.

Activities: Chimpanzee trekking, hiking, swimming/snorkeling, visit the site of Henry Stanley’s famous “Dr. Livingstone I Presume” at Ujiji near Kigoma

What to see: Chimpanzees, Red colobus, red-tailed and blue monkeys, kaleidoscopic array of forest birds.

Best time to visit: For better photographing opportunities it would be best to visit in the dry season which runs from July to October and Late December.

Recommended length of stay: Five Days

NOTE: Strict rules are in place to safeguard you and the chimps. Allow at least 2 days to see them. There is no guarantee as to where they’ll be each day.

Mahale National Park

Duration: 3 days

Location: Western Tanzania, bordering Lake Tanganyika.

Activities: Chimp tracking (allow 2 days), hiking, camping safaris, snorkeling.

What to see: Chimpanzees, Red colobus, red-tailed and blue monkeys, kaleidoscopic array of forest birds.

Best time to visit: Dry Season runs from May to October best for forest walks although no problem in the light rains of October to November.

Recommended length of stay: Three Days

NOTE: Strict rules are in place to safeguard you and the chimps. Allow at least 2 days to see them. There is no guarantee as to where they’ll be each day.


Mikumi National Park


Duration: 3 days

Location: 283km west of Dar es Salaam, north of Selous, and enroute to Ruaha, Udzungwa and Katavi.

Activities: Game drives and Walking Safaris.

What to see: Criss-crossed by a good circuit of game-viewing roads, the Mkata Floodplain is perhaps the most reliable place in Tanzania for sightings of the powerful eland, the world’s largest antelope. The equally impressive greater kudu and sable antelop haunt the miombo-covered foothills of the mountains that rise from the park’s borders. More than 400 bird species have been recorded with colourful common residents as the lilac-breasted roller, yellow-throated longclaw and bateleur eagle joined by a host of European migrants during rainy season.

Best time to visit: Accessible all year round.

Recommended length of stay: Three Days

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