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Serengeti Migration Safari is a local trusted tour operator that offers you with unforgetable unique life time African safari experience in Serengeti National Park Tanzania and the rest of East Africa Safari destinations. On a Serengeti Migration Safari , you will get to reside in Serengeti National Park Accommodations / hotels ranging from luxury , midrange and Budget. Looking For An Affordable Great Serengeti Migration Safari? We Are Ready And Waiting To Start Planning Your Great Migration Safari With You!. We have offices in Kenya, Tanzania and our head office is in Uganda - Kampala the Capital City. Serengeti Migration safari offers a vast range of pocket friendly Uganda Gorilla Safaris Tours in Uganda , Gorilla Safaris in Rwanda , Congo Gorilla trekking Safaris , Budget wildlife Safaris , Wildebeest Migration Safaris or Serengeti Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania, Tanzania Safaris Tours , Tanzania Tours , Kenya Safaris , Primate Safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. Looking for Birding Safari experiences , we have a wide raange of birding safari excursions all over East Africa Tours which include birding safaris in Kenya , birding safaris in Tanzania , Rwanda Birding Safaris as well as budget Uganda Birding Safaris.

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3 Days Serengeti Wildlife Safari

Do you Want to experience the real thrill of the Tanzania wildlife safari? look no further book a 3 day Serengeti National Park wildlife experience, this package will acquaint you will what Serengeti has to offer in terms of wildlife ranging from the big five, to scavengers, several birds species and plant species doted across a diverse and dramatic landscape, an experience that can only leave on in awe.

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10 Days Serengeti Migration Safari

10 Days Serengeti Migration Safari is an amazing Tanzania safari tour that takes you to witness one of the most beautiful and awe striking animal experiences. The Serengeti Migration is one of the best and most sought after animal viewing experiences you can ever encounter.

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Tanzania Safari Types

What you should know about Tanzania!

Tanzania is not only the best second safari destination in East Africa but also turns out to be among those irresistible African safari destinations that one should visit at all costs. With over 16 safari parks, there is a lot of diversity in its tourism industry. The destinations are enough to keep you engaged for over a month. The pleasant climate, beautiful natural scenery, extra-ordinary wildlife, and very friendly residents all add up for a great Tanzania tours experience. Partaking a cultural experience is a must do here. Over ahundred ethnic groups live in this marvelous country. This leaves you with lots of cultural things to engage in or learn, lots of local cusines to munch on and cultural experience to be part of. Getting this done yourself is very possible but any help of a Tanzania tours and travel company like Focus East Africa Tours will definitely help you get the most from your escapade. We do offer lots of groups excursions and occasionally organize for a bush hunting experience with the locals. Below are some of the interesting stuff you have to know about Tanzania.

Why go on Tanzania tours

Tanzania is a place where you can watch a live episode of the Lion King. This can best be done from Serengeti as it has the highest numbers of lions in the whole world. No safari to Tanzania can be complete without a visit to the Serengeti. It shelters almost every wildlife you would want to see. On a lucky visit, you could see the Wildebeest Migration, an adventure film in the wild. Ngongoro Conservation Area is a another great spot for wildlife viewing. The best sights here are elephants, cheetahs and lions. Ngorongoro and Serengeti are just adjascent to each other; all sitting on the Nothern region of Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro offers one of the best physical challenges to mountain climbers. It is referred to as the "Roof of Africa" because its apparently the highest point on the continent. No place gives you a better opportunity to relax and unwind like Zanzibar does. Its not only one of the best honeymoon spots but also one of the finest when it comes to beach holidays in Africa. There is just so much to see on safari tours to Tanzania.

Cost of a Tanzania safari

So how much does a safari in Tanzania cost? The cost of your Tanzania safari depends on a couple of things like the level of accommodation you are using, the number of days, preferred activities, level of vehicle, mode of transportation, your preferred destinations, bargaining power and so much more. Clients who opt for high end Tanzania safari lodges end up paying more for a super luxury experience. The best safari lodges in Tanzania can charge you over $1500 per person per night. This causes a huge hike on your total safari cost. More days and activities means more expenditures. If you wish to combine the Northern and Southern regions of Tanzania in a single package then flights will likely be involved to shorten the distance. Some of the ways of reducing the cost of your tours is by travelling in or joining a group, opting for shorter trips, staying in moderate accommodation facilities, choosing tour destinations that connect easily to each other and definitely bargainng more.

Where to go

The best tanzania safari parks are found on the northern region of the country. These include Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Arusha National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tarangire National Park plus a few more destinations. The most common and easiest to join are Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara and Tarangire. Kilimanjaro is common too but a bit hard to connect with the rest since it requires a minimum of five days to ascend and descend it. The best safaris in Tanzania are experienced from the northern circuit. The south does have great destinations too but are very remote and require flights. Some of the destinations in the south are Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve. The south is way much cheaper than the north in terms of accommodation. The parks are also less crowded by people which is not the case with the north. You will have all the loneliness in the wild on your game drives.

Southern VS Northern Tanzania Safaris

Both regions are good for tours in Tanzania. However, the north has some of the country's best tourist attractions. So many safaris take place in the north and the tour parks are usually crowded with so many tourists. This has led to a rise in competition around the region. The lodges are very pricey, vehicles are charged at a higher rate and meals are expensive too. Northern Tanzania Safaris are best for shorter trips BUT still, if your pockets are smiling, you can do longer trips for better experiences. A southern Tanzania safari is more affordable but you might have to budget money for flights. Travelling to the north is highly recommended.

Best time to go on a safari in Tanzania

Despite being an all year African safari destination. The best time to visit Tanzania is during the dry season from June through to October. Those that want to see the great wildebeest migration should visit between June and July. Wildebeest Calving can best be spotted between January to February. Animals become easy to spot in the dry season because they tend to roam more around water bodies to hydrate often unlike in the rainy season when the can easily access water from wherever they might be or perhaps take shelter from the rain. The southern circuit has some of the best spots for birders. Bird watching trips are recommended for the wet months of the year.

Flights VS 4x4 Safari Cars

Using flights to connect various destinations is a great chance to have a bird's eye view of the national parks. It also shortens the distances and makes your movements easy. Please note that Tanzania is a very big country and there is quite some distance between each tours destination. Flights come at an expense and most of the time they'll charge you for a 4x4 safari vehicle too since a guide will have to follow you and pick you up when the flight lands. Only opt for flights if you can fix them in your budget.

Budget or Luxury Tanzania Safaris

Tanzania receives over 1.5 million tourists each year. Over 90% of this number visits at least one or two of the northern circuit destinations. This huge number has increased competition and pushed it to a near luxury safari destination. If you have Tanzania safaris on your budget list then you ought to be ready to spend a good amount of money on your safari. The budget experiences are still expensive compared to other destinations like Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. Just as mentioned above, the southern and western circuits offer a more rewarding budget experience compared to the north. You can get to save more by visiting Tanzania safari parks situated in these regions. Your Tanzania safari company also contributes much to your final safari quote. Some operators will offer you good rates while others will want to make abnormal profits from your trip. We offer very affordable Tanzania holidays. Our safari packages come at unbeatable offers.

Packing List & Clothing on a safari in Tanzania

Your activities and destinations determine the kind of stuff or clothes that you should pack for your tours in Tanzania. The kind of clothes or equipment that you pack for a Kilimanjaro safari contradicts the list for wildlife safaris. Its best to contact us after booking your safari and we shall guide you accordingly.

Zanzibar Extensions

Zanzibar Island is one of the true tickets to paradise. The island is one of Africa's finest when it comes to beach holidays. Its a great place for honeymoon or romantic getaways too. This island is usually added to the end of your safari to kill of your fatigue before you depart. The easiest way to access Zanzibar is by using flights. Just in case you wish to add Zanzibar to the end of your package, you can request us to organize this for you.

Why Travel to Tanzania with Focus East Africa Tours?

Focus East Africa Tours is made up of a team of professional, vibrant and experienced employees who are willing to go beyond boundaries to craft you an unforgettable safari in Tanzania and the East African region at large. Our trips come at unbeatable prices irrespective of the experience you are booking for. We are the whole tool and box for your next safari. Drop us a mail and we shall respond to you within the shortest time possible.

With the Tanzania safari packages above, you have variety to choose from before you travel to Tanzania in Africa. Endeavor to schedule your tours for the best months else your experience might get ruined by heavy down pour. These favorable months are June to October and December to February. Visiting in these months will guarantee you sights of big wildlife herds in any of the destinations you are bound for. Wildlife tends to be more visible during such dry months and can mostly be spotted at water banks which is not the case with rainy seasons when they tend to take shelter from the rain. Luxury Tanzania safari tours are highly recommended because they offer the most comfort. Nothing beats the feeling of seeing a spectacle of wildlife and returning to the comfort of an outstanding accommodation facility for an overnight. Do not hesitate to spare those extra bucks and upgrade your Tanzania safari package if possible. We are undoubtedly one of those Tanzania safari companies that will guarantee you enjoyable wilderness encounters. Much as we offer so much of luxury tours, we occasionally downgrade to shoestring if you have less to spend on your travel holiday. We also have several partnerships with safari lodges that affords us their services at discounted rates. Do not just get freaked out! We are known to offer some of the most price sensitive safari packages in the industry. Get in touch with us today for a quote.

Wildebeest Migration

Tanzania Safaris

Safari Month By Month Breakdown Of The Great Wildebeest Migration

The Great Wildebeest Migration is a year – round phenomenon dictated by the rains which sees the herds moving in a constant clockwise motion throughout the Serengeti national park and Maasai Mara national reserve. From December to April, the wildebeest herds can typically be found in the Ndutu plains in the Southern Serengeti and in late January – early February, the calving season takes place. Once the long rains arrive in April – May, the herds move towards the Serengeti’s Western Corridor, then the wildebeest face perilous water currents and predators as they attempt to cross the Grumeti River to continue their journey north towards the lush pastures of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Finally, the herd reaches their destination and they remain in the Masai Mara national reserve for around three months before heading back to Tanzania in November.

The Great Wildebeest Migration in January, February & March

Over a million wildebeests also called the Gnu, zebras and gazelles spend the first month of the year in the plains of Serengeti National Park feeding on the short grass and preparing for migration. The majority of wildebeest calves have just been born in February with around half a million new calves in that month, as the Southern plains become picked over, the herds begin to spread west and prepare for their migration north in the Spring. This makes for an incredible sight during game drives, expect to see newborn calves and you if you are lucky, you might witness a birth and also see plenty of predator action. The wildebeest encourage their newborns to get on their feet immediately and join the herds where their safety is guaranteed. Predators like lions, leopards, spotted hyenas and rare wild dogs wait in the surrounding areas ready to prey the weak and vulnerable members of the herd. An easy kill isn’t always guaranteed as the female wildebeest instinctively head to the short grass plains so that they can see predators approaching and they form a barricade around birthing mothers to protect them and their young ones thus ensuring the majority of the newborn calves survive. Towards the end of the short dry season (usually the end of March), the short – grass plains in the Southern Serengeti begin to dry out and the wildebeest and zebras start to head towards the western woodlands

The Great Wildebeest Migration in April & May

Usually April brings the first signs of migration with hundreds of thousands of wildebeest beginning their arduous journey across the western plains and finally north. The herds move through the Ndoha and Dutwa plains adjacent to the Mbalagweti River, they may begin to pile up near the Mbalagweti and Grumeti Rivers awaiting the crossing, a dangerous obstacle for animals.

The Great Wildebeest Migration June & July

Usually the rutting season starts in June and you expect to see fierce fighting between competitive males as they vie for the attention of females and it’s around this time that the dry season starts with large concentrations of wildebeest in the Western Serengeti and on the southern banks of the Grumeti River. Each migrating animal must face the challenge of crossing the crocodile-infested river and this dramatic river crossing is one of the most exciting events of the Great Migration In early July, the hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra continue to head north along the western edge of the park toward an even riskier barrier, the Mara River in northern Serengeti and this river crossing is a memorable and exciting wildlife encounter on Earth. The Crossings usually start in July but the precise timing depends on the rains. The migration herds will typically be found in the Northern Serengeti during the month of July and a small portion will have successfully made it to the Masai Mara with continuous daily river crossings being seen at the Mara and Talek rivers.

The Great Wildebeest Migration in August, September & October

At the start of August, the migration herds have encountered the challenge of crossing the Mara River and are spread across the Northern part the Masai Mara Reserve with many remaining in the northern part of the Serengeti National Park. One should note that there is no single crossing. At some spots, there are just a few individuals while others have a mass of animals moving without break for hours. Later in early October, the migration herds are all Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve in search for fresh grass to gaze. This is also a wonderful time to have your safari in Masai Mara national reserve. As the long rains begin in October, the herds begin their long journey south back to the Serengeti following the new grass but this does not mean that life becomes easy as there is always danger lurking around in form of hunting prides of lions and packs of hyenas.

The Great Wildebeest Migration in November & December Migration

At the end of October or early November, the wildebeest move down from Kenya into the eastern region of the Serengeti past Namiri Plains. By December, the wildebeest herds are spread across the eastern and southern regions and the cycle continues as the calving season starts once again.

Tanzania National Parks

attractionsTanzania has 17 protected areas which include the national parks, Game reserves, Forest reserves, marine parks, and others. The Tanzania National parks are all managed by the Tanzania national parks (TANAPA). The Authority is also governed by a good number of acts like the National parks Act, Wildlife Conservation Act and many more that ensure transparent accountability of National parks contribution to the national GDP of the country. Tanzania National parks cover a total land area of approximately 15% that includes even other protected areas in Tanzania. The Tanzania National Park Authority was established in 1959 as a government body arm that overlooks all the protected areas of Tanzania. This is achieved in accordance with the Tanzania National parks Act.

Tanzania National parks are the key attractions of travelers to Tanzania homing millions of wildlife and cultural sites. Some of the Tanzania National parks are listed as UNESCO Heritage Sites. Some were voted as the natural wonders of the world due to their unique attractions found at the parks. It is only in Tanzania National Parks that one can enjoy the all year round largest animal migration that is the wildebeest migration. However much the wildebeest crosses to Kenya, it is only there for a short period of time that is 3 months before the wildebeest migration cross back to Tanzania.

Tanzania National park animals include the African big 5 those are Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos and Buffaloes. Other Tanzania National park animals include Hyenas, Crocodiles, Hippos, wildebeest, zebras, topis, gazelles, warthogs, jackals, jennet cats and many more.

Below is a list of top Tanzania National Parks and Game Reserves.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is one of the premium parks in Tanzania and in the entire world. Serengeti national park Tanzania is famous for the largest wildlife migration that is the Wildebeest migration. The wildebeest migration happens almost throughout the year though the key marked points of the wildebeest migration are 3 points those are: Calving season which happens in February to March in the southern part of Serengeti national park in Ndutu Area of Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. The second point is the Grumeti River crossing, this is when the wildebeest migrations happen in the Western part Serengeti national park Tanzania. This wildebeest migration happens from the Month of late May to June. The last part and most famous wildebeest migration is the one that happens from July in the Northern part of Serengeti National Park Tanzania when the wildebeest migration across the Mara River as they head to Masai Mara national reserve.

Tanzania SafarisLions in Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park Area covers an area of 14,763 square kilometers, it was established in 1929 and gazette in 1951. Serengeti national park Tanzania was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981. Serengeti national park Area hosts the oldest ecosystem not only in Tanzania but the entire world. Serengeti National park which was named by the local Maasai people as “Sirenget” which means the endless open plains. The park stretches to the Kenya border, nearing the largest African water body that is Lake Victoria

Serengeti National Park facts

Some just hear or read about Serengeti national park, but we give detailed information about the park, highlighting the Serengeti national park facts. Below are the highlights of Serengeti national park facts: 
  • -Serengeti national park was established in 1951 as national park
  • -Serengeti national park was gazetted as a national park in 1959 and all the local Maasai people were evicted and transferred to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • -In 1981 Serengeti national park was designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • -In 2013 Serengeti national park was declared officially as 7 Natural Wonders of Africa in Arusha. 
  • -Serengeti national park Tanzania has the oldest echo system in the world
  • -Serengeti national park facts is that the park has the highest number of lions in Africa.
  • -The park remains the best African park with the best wildlife experience. 
  • -Serengeti national park tours are best done during dry months those are from June to October, December to February. However, the Serengeti national park can be visited throughout the year including the wet months. The key event which is wildebeest migration happens during the dry months.

Serengeti National Park Activities 

  • -Hot Air balloon safaris
  • -Wildebeest migration viewing
  • -Game Viewing
  • -Nature walks
  • -Birding

Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area is one of the famous national parks in Tanzania with unique attractions. Ngorongoro crater safari is one of the lifetime safari experience that is unmissable while on your trip to Tanzania. Ngorongoro crater Conservation Area is the only protected area where local people share to live harmoniously with wildlife. Ngorongoro crater safari takes you deep in the world’s largest broken caldera that is not filled with water but filled with wildlife.  Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania covers an area of 8,228 square kilometers.

Ngorongoro Crater Area is one of the few tourism destinations where you can see all the African big 5 (Lions. Leopards, Rhinos, Buffaloes, and Elephants) Ngorongoro crater was established in 1959 as a land that is used by both the locals and the wildlife. Ngorongoro crater is under the management of the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Authority. For one to do Ngorongoro crater safari he or she has to pay Ngorongoro crater park fees which can be prepaid in the park in Arusha or paid by credit card on the park gate.

Tanzania SafarisRhino in Ngorongoro Concervation Area

Ngorongoro crater is unique in that one has to pay for the Ngorongoro crater park entry fee separately from the Ngorongoro crater service fees. The difference between Ngorongoro crater park entry fees and Ngorongoro crater Service fees is that the park entry fees are paid per person while the crater services fee is paid per safari vehicle. Ngorongoro crater park entry fees is 71$ including the 18% VAT. This is valid for only 24 hours if the travelers stay inside the park. Ngorongoro crater service fees is 295$ valid for only one entry to the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest caldera in the world which is not filled with water but the only wildlife. The park has the highest concentration of lions and other predators.

Ngorongoro crater Activities

There are several tourist activities that one can enjoy while in Ngorongoro crater Tanzania. The list of activities is endless but below are some of the activities...

  • -Game viewing: The crater has more game including all the 5 members of African big five. In fact, Ngorongoro crater is one of the few blessed parks where one can see all the African big 5 including the rare Black Rhinos, large prides of lions, leopards, herds of Elephants, buffaloes. Other games include wildebeest, Zebras, Gazelles, warthogs, hyenas, jackals and many more.
  • -Other activities include: Birding, Visit Oldupai gorge museum, and Cultural tours

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro National park is located few kilometers away from the tourist town Arusha. It sits in the middle between Arusha town and Moshi town. Its found in the south of Equator only 300 kilometers away. Mt Kilimanjaro National park hosts the world’s highest free-standing mountain. The park was established in 1973 to protect and conserve the ecosystem of the Mountain. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. We organize more Mount Kilimanjaro National park safaris with both short Mt Kilimanjaro National park safaris and long Mt Kilimanjaro National park safaris. Kilimanjaro National park Tanzania covers an area of 755 square kilometers.

Tanzania SafarisMount Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro national park Tanzania is under the management of Tanzania National Park (TANAPA) and Kilimanjaro National Park Authority. Hikers like tracking this mountain due to the fact that Kilimanjaro National park Cost is pocket-friendly. This includes Kilimanjaro National park fees. The Kilimanjaro National park fees include 70$ for conservation fees that expire after every 24 hours. Camping fees which is 50$ per person per day, this is paid in all routes except the Marangu route where there are huts. Other Kilimanjaro National park fees are the Rescue fee which is paid once that is 20$ per person. You have to include 18% VAT when paying all the Kilimanjaro National park fees.

Mount Kilimanjaro National park activities include Hiking, Birding, Game viewing, Cultural Tours, Primate trekking, Visiting the Chala crater lake, and the Hike to Uhuru peak.

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is one of the best national parks that form the Northern tourist circuit. Dominated by the salty lake called Lake Manyara, the rift valley floor park is famous if tree-climbing lions. It is among the few parks in Africa where the rare tree-climbing lions can be spotted during game drives. Lake Manyara national park covers an area of 325 square kilometers, its characterized by small open savannahs along the lake, forests and the swamps. Lake Manyara is the only park in Tanzania where canopy walk is done. Swim on the top tree branches is amazing.

Lake Manyara national park attractions are dominated by wildlife, birds, Hot springs, locals, the Lake Manyara and many more. The Lake Manyara national park attractions are located both inside the park and some at the surrounding of the Lake Manyara national park Tanzania.

Tree Climbing Lions in Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara national park entrance fees are 53$ per adult person which is valid for 24 hours. For children, the Lake Manyara national park entrance fees is 18$. Lake Manyara national park animals include the following: Tree climbing lions, elephants, buffaloes, Leopards, baboons, gazelles, giraffes mention but a few. Lake Manyara national park activities include Night Game drives, Day game drives, Birding, Canopy walk, and Cultural tours.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park the home of the largest herds of Elephants, the large baobab trees. It's a less crowded national park that is found in the Northern Tourism circuit. The Tarangire national park is found along the tourist route that heads from Arusha to Serengeti National Park but branches off slightly from the main route. It is smaller than Serengeti but has more wildlife than most of the national parks of Tanzania. The wildlife at this park are permanent residents hence making it one of the best national parks in Tanzania that can be visited any time of the year.

Elephants in Tarangire National Park

Tarangire national park fees is 53$ per adult and expiries after 24 hours. For children below 15 years of age, they pay 18$. Tarangire national park fees can be prepaid at the bank or at the park gate with your credit card. The Tarangire national park fees contribute directly to the Tarangire national park cost. The park has good accommodation with all levels from Budget accommodation to luxury accommodation. 

Tarangire national park safari is one of lifetime experience you can ever enjoy during your Tanzania tour/safari. Get close to the park large herds of Elephants, lions, gazelles, buffaloes, and many more. Wildlife contributes to the greatest percentage of Tarangire national park attractions.

Tarangire national park activities include Game drives, Birding, and Cultural tours.

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park Tanzania is one of the Tanzania national parks that are found in the Arusha region. It is just a throw of stone from Arusha town. Its one of the smallest national parks in Tanzania covering an area of 137 square kilometers. Arusha National Park Tanzania was established in 1960. Later after seven years, it was renamed that is in 1967 and enlarged in 1973. Arusha National Park safari can be done in one day while staying in Arusha town, the park is located just 50 kilometers away from the city center.

Arusha National Park attractions include Uwanja wa Mbogo which means Buffalo glade, Ngurudoto crater, wildlife, birds, cave waterfall, and Tululusia waterfall. 

Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve not only in Tanzania but the entire African continent. Selous is one of the national game reserves that are found in the Southern part of Tanzania. Selous Game reserve location on the untapped, undeveloped forested area that is dominated by open grasslands, rivers, woodlands, hills, and others. Selous Game reserve famous for Elephant migration. This is where one can see thousands of Elephants crossing the Rufiji River

Elephants Crossing River Rufiji

Selous Game reserve covers an area of 50,000 square Kilometers, it was established in 1922 and designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. Of recent in 2009 Selous Game reserve was declared a lion conservation UnitSelous Game reserve safari takes you more close to untapped nature full of wildlife. Selous Game reserve attractions include wildlife, birds, river Rufiji and many more attractions. Selous Game reserve park fees is 75$ which includes the conservation fees. The park fees are all valid for 24 hours if you are staying inside the park.

Selous Game reserve safari is one of the lifetime experience that takes you close to the largest African Elephants. The park has a boat cruise on the Rufiji River where the Elephant migration happens. Selous Game reserve attractions include Wildlife, Birds, Channels and Rivers, Hot springs mention but a few. Selous Game reserve animals are Elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, Rhinos, Hippos, waterbuck, wildebeest, warthogs, hyena, zebras, giraffes among others. 

Selous Game reserve activities include Walking safaris, Visiting Hot springs, Birding, Game viewing, and Boat cruise.

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is not much famous in Tanzania like Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro crater and other Tanzania national parks of the North. This park is the largest national park not only in Tanzania but in entire Africa. Its quite but gifted park located in the Southern circuit of Tanzania national parks. With the Ruaha River which provides water for the wildlife, the park boasts for a high concentration of predators especially the lions. Ruaha national park homes 10% of the world's lion population. The river is a source of Tanzania Electricity with a big dam where power is generated.

Leopard in Ruaha National Park

Ruaha national park covers 20,226 square kilometers, located 130 kilometers away from the nearest town Iringa. Ruaha national park animals, the park is endorsed with a large number of animals like Lions, leopards, zebras, great Kudu, gazelles, cheetahs, wild dogs, hyenas, elephants, buffaloes, impala, waterbuck, giraffe mention but a few.

Ruaha national park activities include Game viewing, Walking safaris, Camping, and Birding.

Wildebeest Migration

The Wildebeest migration is the highlights of the Tanzanian safaris, especially when planning of Serengeti national park safari. Wildebeest migration Tanzania is a dream come true for the travelers who have been reading about Wildebeest migration Serengeti in documentations. The migration happens all year round as the wildebeest follow the weather patterns. The wildebeest migration patterns run from the Southern part of Serengeti national park in the Ndutu Area of Ngorongoro. During the month of December to February, the wildebeest migration Tanzania is termed as Calving season. 1000’s of calves is born daily as the wildebeest adds their population on the planet earth. After the calving season is done the Wildebeest migration pattern continues to the center of Serengeti national park around the Seronera Area. The wildebeest will be scattered around Seronera Area before starting to migrate to the Western Corridor around the Grumeti River. This is one of the deadliest parts of the Wildebeest migration Serengeti. This happens from Late May to June before the wildebeest proceeds to the North of Serengeti national park. In July to August, this is the last Wildebeest migration pattern which is more famous as the wildebeest crosses the Mara River to Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya. This is also called Wildebeest migration August.

Wildebeest Migration

Wildebeest migration facts: 

  • -The Wildebeest migration Serengeti is a continued movement of millions of wildebeest annually following the climatic or rainfall patterns
  • -The Wildebeest migration occurs clockwise cycle with Serengeti park Tanzania taking the largest percentage compared to Kenya Masai Mara.
  • -The Wildebeest migration Tanzania is the largest overland migration in the planet earth 
  • -Wildebeest migration happens with no leader everyone is a leader and they move randomly 
  • -The wildebeest migration is composed of Wildebeests and Zebras simply because each of the two animal species eat different parts of the same grass.
  • -During the Wildebeest migration, over 250,000 wildebeest and Zebras are lost or killed annually 
  • -The Wildebeest migration is followed by predators who a bush them for prey at sharp angles of survival for the fittest.

Cultural Tourism in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of the most hospitable countries in Africa with hospitable people who always ware welcoming smiling faces when meeting the guests. Cultural Tourism in Tanzania is a unique experience visiting the original African style of life. Tanzania Cultural Tourism is booming more with a lot of cultural sites that are protected in the country. The cultural sites in Tanzania were developed by Tanzania Tourist Board with the help and support of the Netherlands Development Organization. 

Are you a first-time visitor to the land of Tanzania? Our driver-guides will always give you all the necessary detailed information about Tanzania’s culture. Tanzania Cultural Tourism is a supplement of the main Tanzania safari. Tanzania has over 120 different local tribes that give the county have diversified cultural history. The key cultural sites are Engaruka, Babati, Longido, Hanang, Marangu, Gezaulole and many more sites. The most renown cultures are the Maasai culture which has remained the original true African culture amidst the world’s rapid modernization.  Datoga, Hadza tribe and the bushmen of Lake Eyasi which has more unique cultures.

Activities in Zanzibar

Zanzibar island is one of the amazing tourist destinations with white beaches that are fit for leisure. Its also called honeymoon island which fits the honeymooners. There are several Activities in Zanzibar that guests can do to make their holiday memorable. The key Activities in Zanzibar include the following: Snorkeling tours, Scuba diving, Spice tour, Stone Town Tour, Sport Fishing, Visiting Jozani Forest, and Visit Prison Island.

Airlines of Tanzania

Tanzania has one National airline which is called Air Tanzania and it is based on Julius Nyerere International Airport. The National Airline of Tanzania is the flag carrier of the country and has most of its routes within Africa. Air Tanzania was established in 1977 after the failure of East African Airways. The airline if fully government airline with 100% shares with the current president purchasing more Bombardiers in September 2016.

Other airlines of Tanzania are privately owned airlines but operate within the country or the region. The most cited airlines include Air Excel, Air Zara International, Auric Air, Coastal Aviation, Fastjet Tanzania, Precision Air, and Zanair.

The availability of more airlines in Tanzania has boosted the traffic flow of tourists in Tanzania. Most of these airlines fly domestically to different national parks connecting them at ease.

Tanzania Airports 

Tanzania has over 20 airports and airfields that are distributed across the country. Tanzania Airports arrange from international airports to the park domestic airfields. Some of the airports are ICAO coded with all Tanzania Airports ICAO Codes start with HT

Tanzania Airports include

  • -Julius Nyerere International Airport which is the main airport in Tanzania located in Dar-es-Salaam
  • -Kilimanjaro International airport: This is the second-largest and its located in Moshi. This serves as a Tourism airport serving Northern Tourism destinations of Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater and other parks.
  • -Arusha Airport with the ICAO code HTAR and IATA Code ARK. Its located in Arusha and handles domestic flights within the region of East Africa.
  • -Bukoba Airport which is HTBU ICAO coded and IATA Code BKZ is located in Bukoba 
  • -Seronera airstrip with ICAO Code HTSN and IATA Code SEU is one of the busiest airstrip located in the heart of Serengeti national park.