More Info on Tanzania
With about 22 national parks, Tanzania has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife on the African continent. There are four main safari circuits shown in the map below. Offering high quality game viewing year round, the northern circuit featuring the endless plains of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater is by far the most visited and we mostly focus our tours.
The name Serengeti is derived from the Maasai language and means endless plains. It is by far the most iconic African safari landscape featuring grasslands dotted with large rock formations called kopjes. It is home to an incredible array of diverse wildlife and is famous for hosting the great migration during which millions of wildebeest and zebras move across the plains in search of fresh grazing areas. Predators closely track this migration resulting in dramatic wildlife interactions.
While wildlife concentrations are high throughout the year, albeit in different parts of the national park, visitors mostly avoid the rainy seasons (Oct to early Dec and March - to end of May) due primarily to road conditions. However one of the best times to visit is between the two rainy seasons in February when the wildebeest migration is in the Ndutu area.
The Serengeti is a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts, wildlife photographers, and anyone seeking an authentic safari adventure.
Ngorongoro is home to the infamous Ngorongoro crater a former volcano. Measuring about 19 kilometres in diameter, the crater was formed about 2.5 million years ago, when a massive volcano erupted and collapsed on itself. Today, it is an ideal habitat for wildlife, because of the fertile soil and water. None of the animals that live in the crater migrate, so Ngorongoro is amazing all year round.
Ngorongoro's diverse landscapes are also a reason for its popularity. Grassy plains and woodlands, to lush green forests, offer a variety of options for it's wildlife to live
Visiting Ngorongoro is a memorable experience, wether you are interested in its unique geology, diverse wildlife, or cultural significance. It's a place where nature and history come together in a beautiful way.
Tarangire is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania, and an amazing location for game drives. Tarangire's landscape is very different from the rest of the northern circuit. With ancient baobab trees, Tarangire is often referred to as the "Baobab Capital of the World" due to the abundance of the iconic trees in the park. Renowned for its large elephant population, often seen in large herds splashing around in the swamps, Tarangire offers excellent photographs opportunities year round. During the dry season however (June-October) large numbers of wildlife migrate to the Tarangire River in search of water. Higher concentrations during the dry season offer opportunities for more interactions.
Tarangire is known for its scenic beauty, abundant wildlife, and unique baobab trees, making it a unique stop in the northern circuit.