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Climbing Kilimanjaro

After Kilimanjaro Climbing

If all goes well, you will be coming off the mountain knowing that you are one of the few who have succeeded in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro so well done! Now its time to relax and take in some of the amazing sights and experiences what Tanzania has to show. We offer our climbers a selection of safaris ranging from a great budget safari in northern Tanzania to a Luxury 4/5 star safari through Tanzania. We also offer a safari in Tanzania that includes a few days to relax as you explore the beautiful island of Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean. For adrenaline junkies who didn’t get enough of a kick out of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, why not go for a wildlife safari to the nearby national parks? Also, See What to take on Africa Safari.

National Parks surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro

The “Northern Zone” in Tanzania forms the backbone of game conservation in East Africa. It consists of Arusha National Park, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti amongst others. The Serengeti is the biggest game sanctuary in Africa and one of the biggest in the world. To really explore this wilderness area, join a safari of your choice and discover the Africa of your dreams.

Best Time to Travel for Safari in Tanzania

There are four seasons in Tanzania which are two short rain seasons, one long rain season and dry season. Anyone can travel to Tanzania at any time of year, for the safari, there is always somewhere game viewing is good. However for the greatest wildlife viewing, visit during the months of December through February, and July through September.

If you’re interested in something more specific; For example birds watching, filming, Serengeti wildebeest migration, and then you will choose the wetter months. Read More about Africa wildlife safaris…

Recommended Destinations for northern tourism zone by seasons

  • DECEMBER – APRIL: Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Park (Serengeti – Central, Southern and Eastern)
  • MAY – JUNE: Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Serengeti National Park, (Serengeti – Central, Western and Southern)
  • JULY – NOVEMBER: Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Park ( Serengeti – Central, Western and North)

Four Tourism Seasons in Tanzania

  1. Late March – Late May: The long rain season and not crowded on safaris.
  2. July – October: Dry season and high peak season for Tourists.
  3. Late October – Mid December: Short rain season and usually few people in national parks.
  4. December – March: “Summertime” This season many people are coming to Tanzania to view Serengeti Wildebeest Migration.

“I know this all sounds a bit much, but if I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa.” – John Hemingway

Below is a description of each add-on:-

Kondoa Irangi Rock Paintings

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Kolo Village and History of Kolo Painting Kolo is a small village along the ‘highway from Arusha to Dodoma (Capital of Tanzania). It takes about 3 hours to get to Kolo from Arusha by 4 wheel drive (224km) and another 3 hours to get from Kolo to Dodoma (180km). The district...

Katavi National Park

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About Katavi National Park Katavi is pure wilderness. This classic dry-season park is completely off the beaten-track, but teeming with wildlife. Size: 4471 km² / 1727 mi² Altitude: 816-1634 m / 2677-5361 ft Isolated, untrammeled and seldom visited, Katavi is a true...

Tarangire National Park

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Tarangire National Park Size: 2850 km² / 1096 mi² Altitude: 982-1646 m / 3222-5400 ft Tarangire is one of the more seasonal parks in northern Tanzania with a lot of migratory movement within the greater Tarangire ecosystem. In the dry season, between June and October,...

Gombe Stream National Park

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About Gombe National Park Gombe Stream is one of the best places in Africa to track chimpanzees. First researched in the 60’s by Jane Goodall, the primates are remarkably habituated. The experience is unforgettable. Size: 52 km² / 20 mi² Altitude: 767-1606 m /...

Lake Natron & Oldoinyo Lengai

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About Lake Natron Surface elevation: 610 m Catchment area: 932 km² Area: 1,040 km² Lake type: Salt lake Lake Natron is a salt and soda lake in the Arusha Region of northern Tanzania. The lake is close to the Kenyan border and is in the Gregory Rift, which is the eastern...

Ngorongoro Crater & Conservation Area

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The Ngorongoro Crater Size: 8228 km² -3176 mi² Altitude-1009-3645 m -3310-11959 ft A visit to the Ngorongoro Crater is an experience of a lifetime. There are few places that have wildlife densities and variety on this level. It is not unusual to see the Big Five in one...

Saanane National Park

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About Saanane National Park Saa Nane Island was named after its previous owner, Mzee Saanane Chawandi, a fisherman who turned into a farmer and later shifted to another island (after being compensated) to pave the way for conservation efforts in the early 1960’s. The...

Mkomazi National Park

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About Mkomazi National Park Although Mkomazi doesn’t offer as much game viewing when compared to other parks in Tanzania, the wild scenery compensates for it with mountains rising in every direction. Size:3245 km² / 1240 mi² Altitude: 225-1531 m / 738-5023 ft Set...

Lake Tanganyika

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About Lake Tanganyika Lake Tanganyika is one of the Great Rift Valley Lakes found on the western border of Tanzania, in East Africa. This massive expanse of water is the longest Lake in Africa (720 km long) and is the second deepest Lake in the world (1,470m) – second only...

Mahale Mountains National Park

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About Mahale Mountains National Park In Mahale, the chimpanzees are the star attraction. There are roughly 800 chimps in the park, of which about 60 individuals are very habituated to people. The research and habituation in Mahale is a Japanese project that goes back as long as...

Lake Manyara National Park

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Lake Manyara National Park Size: 330 km² / 130 mi² Altitude-953-1445 m / 3127-4741 ft Lake Manyara NP is a small park at the base of the Rift Valley escarpment. Its groundwater forest offers a nice change of scenery from the more savannah dominated parks. Although the...

Ruaha National Park

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About Ruaha National Park Ruaha offers excellent wildlife viewing and is particularly good for spotting predators, including very large prides of lions and the endangered wild dogs. It also has outstanding wilderness appeal, with only a few exclusive luxury camps available. Size:...

Walking Tours

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Walking Tours Tanzania walking safaris are undoubtedly very rewarding experiences in Africa. It is explained as the best way to discover Africa on foot. This is because of its vast Un-spoilt wilderness areas thrilled with large concentrations of wildlife and awe-inspiring...

Lake Ngozi Mbeya

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Lake Ngozi & Crater Thrilling Crater Lake in Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Standing as the second largest Crater Lake in Africa, Ngozi Lake is the leading tourist attraction in Rungwe district pulling hundreds of visitors each year. The lake is located about 38 kilometers...

Mikumi National Park

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About Mikumi National Park The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular centerpiece of Mikumi, is often compared to the more famous Serengeti Plains. The park is very accessible by surfaced road from Dar es Salaam. Size: 3220 km² / 1250...

Olduvai Gorge & Laetoli

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Olduvai Gorge & Laetoli Over the last thirty years or so, it has become increasingly apparent that Africa is probably the “Cradle of Mankind”. From Africa they spread out to populate the rest of Earth. Remains of the earliest humans were found in Olduvai Gorge....

Lake Eyasi

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About Lake Eyasi Lake Eyasi, lake, northern Tanzania. It lies west of Lake Manyara and approximately 95 miles (155 km) southwest of Arusha. At an elevation of about 3,400 feet (1,040 m), the lake covers an area of about 400 square miles (1,050 square km) and occupies the bottom...

Serengeti Migration

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GNUS Cruise – A Month-By-Month Guide to the Wildebeest Migration: It is rated as one of the world’s most spectacular natural events – every year over a million wildebeest, zebra and antelope migrate clockwise around the Serengeti/Masai Mara ecosystem, taking in...

Balloon Safaris

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Balloon Safari in Serengeti Serengeti Balloon safaris pioneered ballooning in Tanzania and commenced flying in the Serengeti National Park Launching at dawn, rising as the sun rises, you gently float over the plains of the magnificent Serengeti National Park. The Balloon Safari...

Bagamoyo – Tanzania

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About Bagamoyo Bagamoyo played various historical roles in Tanzania. Apart from being a slave and ivory port, it was also a German headquarter in 1891. Explorers such as Burton, Speke, Grant, Livingston and Stanley all passed in this town. Attractions of interest tell the story...

Kitulo Plateau National Park

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About the Kitulo Plateau National Park Size: 412.9 sq km (159 sq miles) Location: Southern Tanzania. The temporary park headquarters at Matamba are situated approximately 100km (60 miles) from Mbeya town. Locals refer to the Kitulo Plateau as Bustani ya Mungu – The Garden...

Arusha National Park

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About Arusha National Park Size:552 km² / 212 mi² Altitude: 1340-1839 m / 4396-6033 ft Though very accessible, Arusha NP isn’t on many safari itineraries. This is mainly because it doesn’t offer a chance of seeing the Big Five. The park is at the base of...

Rubondo Island National Park

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About Rubondo Island National Park The largest island national park in Africa, Rubondo Island lies in the southern part of Lake Victoria (the second-largest lake in Africa!). The island is 26km in length, and varies in width from 3km to 10km. Uninhabited for decades, it has until...

Selous Game Reserve

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About Selous Game Reserve Selous Game Reserve is one of Africa’s largest parks, but most of it has been set aside for hunting. The game viewing area open to the public is relatively small, but very rewarding with many predator sightings and excellent boat safaris on the...

Birds Watching Safaris

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Tanzania Birds Watching Tour Tanzania is one of Africa’s best birding destinations. It has one of the largest species lists of any African country: over 1,100 of which over 800 species are resident and nearly 200 are regular migrants. 22 species are endemic to Tanzania and...

Serengeti National Park

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Serengeti National Park Size: 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles). Location: 335km (208 miles) from Arusha, stretching north to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the west. A million wildebeest… each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the...

Pangani & Tanga

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About Pangani & Tanga Pangani Village, 52 km south of Tanga, is located at the point where the Pangani River empties itself into the Indian Ocean. The river passes through the north side of the village, separating the old buildings and the present-day market from the farms...

Treetop Walkway Lake Manyara

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Lake Manyara Treetop Walkway Experience nature like never before! Enjoy a guided bird’s-eye view of Manyara on Tanzania’s first treetop walkway (370m). It begins at ground level and climbs gently into the canopy, reaching a maximum height of 18m above the forest...

Zanzibar Excursions

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Zanzibar Island Excursions Zanzibar Island is so much more than sun and sea… Though the beaches are wonderful and relaxing, we also would like to show you more of the island, its people, history and culture. In order to give you an idea what can be done and seen, we have...

Saadani National Park

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About Saadani National Park Saadani is where the beach meets the bush. It is the only park in East Africa with an Indian Ocean beachfront and the one place where those idle hours of sunbathing might be interrupted by an elephant strolling past, or animals coming to drink at the...

Udzungwa National Park

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About Udzungwa Mountains National Park: Size: 1,990 sq km (770 sq miles). Location: Five hours (350 km/215 miles) from Dar es Salaam; 65 km (40 miles) southwest of Mikumi. Brooding and primeval, the forests of Udzungwa seem positively enchanted: a verdant refuge of...

Usambara Mountains

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About Usambara Mountains Situated in the north-east of Tanzania. With their wide vistas, cool climate, winding paths and picturesque villages, the Usambara’s are one of Tanzanian’s highlights.The Usambara’s are a part of the ancient Eastern Arc chain which...