Serengeti National Park, in northern Tanzania, is known for its massive annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Seeking new pasture, the herds move north from their breeding grounds in the grassy southern plains. Many cross the marshy western corridors crocodile-infested Grumeti River.
Situated only 37 km from Arusha, Arusha National park is stated to be the starting point of all the African Safaris. This smaller park covers 137 sq. Km, but immerse as one of the most beautiful park in whole of Tanzania and seems to be the fittest one for a day trip. Some of the distinct features of the park.
The park is located in Northern Tanzania, 126 km west of Arusha town along the Makuyuni-Ngorongoro road, strategically located along the high way to Ngorongoro and Serengeti and is easily accessible by road and air (charter or scheduled flights).
Ngorongoro Conservation Area is in northern Tanzania. Its home to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and big 5 game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino). Huge herds of wildebeests and zebras traverse its plains during their annual migration. Hominin fossils found in the Olduvai Gorge date back millions of years.
Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania; it is located in Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season.
Mkomazi National Park is located in northeastern Tanzania on the Kenyan border, in Kilimanjaro Region and Tanga Region. It was established as a game reserve in 1951 and upgraded to be a national park in 2006.The park covers over 3,234 square kilometres (323,400 ha).
The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world, located in the south of Tanzania.The reserve covers a total area of 54,600 km2 (21,100 sq mi) and has additional buffer zones.It was named after Englishman Sir fredrick selous , a famous big game hunter and early conservationist.
The Park has been divided into two eco-zones by the road that has crossed across the park. The river basin of Mkata has the alluvial soil which support to the vegetation of the Savannah dotted with acacia, baobab, tamarind and some rare palm trees.
Ruaha National Park takes its name from the Ruaha River, which flows along its southeastern border. Ruaha’s unusually high diversity of antelope is a function of its location, which is transitional to the acacia savannah of East Africa and the miombo woodland belt of Southern Africa.
Udzungwa Mountains National Park is a national park in Tanzania with a size of 1,990 km2 (770 miles2) .The habitats contained within the national park includes tropical rainforest, mountain forest, miombo woodland, grassland and steppe. There is a vertical height range of 250–2,576 metres (the peak of Lohomero).
Kitulo National Park is a protected area of montane grassland on the Kitulo Plateau in the southern highlands of Tanzania. The park is at an elevation of 2,600 metres (8,500 ft) between the peaks of the Kipengere and Poroto mountains and covers an area of 412.9 square kilometres (159.4 sq mi).
Covering an area of 4471 sq km, Katavi National Park is located about 40km from Mpanda town in southwest Tanzania, to the east of Lake Tanganyika, lying within a truncated arm of the Great Rift Valley that terminates in the shallow expanse of Lake Rukwa.
Gombe National Park (often, but incorrectly, called "Gombe Stream National Park"), is located in western Kigoma Region, Tanzania, 10 miles (20 km) north of Kigoma, the capital of Kigoma Region. Established in 1968.
Mahale Mountains National Park lies on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kigoma Region, Tanzania. Best known for its chimpanzee population and one of the other most important characteristic of the park is that this is one of only two protected areas for chimpanzees in the country.
Bagamoyo, Tanzania, is a town founded at the end of the 18th century, though it is an extension of a much older (8th century) settlement, Kaole. It was the capital of German East Africa and was one of the most important trading ports along the East African coast.
The most unique factor of this national park is that this is the only Tanzanian wildlife sanctuary that is bordering to the sea. With the coastal hot and humid climate it displays varieties of mixed flora and fauna of both the marine and the mainland.
Mafia Island is the site of Tanzania first Marine Park which was gazetted in 1995. The Park covers the southern half of the island and part of the north-east.
Set like a jewel in tranquil coral waters, only 20 minutes flight from Dar es Salaam, is one of the world most beautiful islands – Zanzibar.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve (also known as Maasai Mara, Masai Mara and by the locals as The Mara) is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania.
Amboseli National Park, formerly Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve, is in Kajiado County, Kenya. The park is 39,206 hectares (392 km2; 151 sq mi) in size at the core of an 8,000 square kilometres (3,100 sq mi).
Tsavo West offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world and attractions include elephant, rhino, Hippos, lions, cheetah, leopards, Buffalos, diverse plant and bird species including the threatened.
Tsavo East National Park is one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya at 13,747 square kilometres. Situated in a semi-arid area previously known as the Taru Desert it opened in April 1948, and is located near.
Nairobi National Park is a national park in Kenya. Established in 1946, the national park was Kenya's first. It is located approximately 7 kilometers (4 mi) south of the center of Nairobi, Kenya's capital city.
Dominated by a gentle rolling terrain with open bush and woodlands and the typical of the dry rift valley vegetation it is a great national park to visit. In 1961 the lake was established as a National park.
Come touch the sky Climbing to 5199 meters, Mount Kenya is the second tallest mountain in Africa. The scenery surrounding this designated World Heritage Site is breath-taking. It is pristine wilderness with lakes.
The national parks of Rwanda are protected ecosystems and wildlife reserves located within the borders of Rwanda in east central Africa. It is part of the great Virunga volcano conservation region which covers Virunga national park.
The Virunga Mountains (also known as Mufumbiro) are a chain of volcanoes in East Africa, along the northern border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Uganda.
We believe that safaris are not only meant for people with deep pockets and double and quadruple source of income. Even if you're far off in any European country, our Tanzania Budget Camping Safari.
Tanzania is not only a country with diverse wildlife and landscape, but it is large in area as well. It offers more than adventure to every traveler, so one can easily take Tanzania Classic Adventure Safari for real travel delight.
Tanzania is a land which invariably amazes visitors with its natural diverse beauty. At the same time, the remarkable unity, collective identity, and the warm hospitality of the locals leaves an indelible impression on all who visit Tanzania.
The annual trip of Great Migration spanning across Tanzania is the best wildlife spectacle in the world. Somewhere close to 1.7 million wildebeests and zebras take part in the circular migration trip in search of fresh grassland which begins in Tanzania.
Honeymoon Safari are considered the turning point for the newlyweds where they can get away for few days from the chaotic everyday life and get to know each other better and plan for the future.
Tanzania Safaris are an excellent space to spend quality time with your family amidst wildlife in its true state. Wild animals roaming around the bushes freely and colossal bird species flocking to the shores .
Tanzania Safaris are a trip of a lifetime. Lions, rhinos scarcely any meters away from you grunting, keeping their eyes on you all the time when your vehicle passes by, is not something you get to experience every other day.
If you're a bird lover, enjoy traveling, and have few days off from work or are planning a break then you have to take a Tanzania Birding Safari. Africa is not only a wildlife heaven, but also an ornithological paradise.
Photography has become an integral part of our lives. Selfies, DSLRs, and photography are raging through youths all over the world. No occasions, trips, ceremonies, rituals now ever seem complete with clicks and flashes.
Tanzania Safari is perhaps the best way to immerse yourself completely into the natural and purest form of wildlife where they're left undisturbed on their own to grow and prosper in large protected areas. Most people think safaris come.
Before you leave the comforts of your house, scheduling your trip is very important. Read through the detailed answers to all of your questions below OR drop us a line for more information.
Yes, because no visit to Tanzania is fulfilled without an interaction with the local people: without learning their life and culture. A vast majority of Tanzanians are still living a very traditional life: upholding to the culture and traditions of their ancestors. Mostly you would find the Massai People with strikingly colorful d�cor who live a pastoral life with their herds of cattle in better grazing areas. You can also find some other small tribes of hunter-gatherers. Visiting to their villages and interacting with the locals is an experience that lasts in the mind of the visitors for all times to come.
At Professional Safari Africa, we consider the cultural part of any safari to be subtle yet essential. All of our Professional guides are Tanzanian born. They are tremendous resource to help you gain greater insight into the local culture. We don't promote specially staged dances and tourist-oriented presentations. Instead, on most of our cultural trips, we begin with a visit to a traditional village where you are welcomed as friends of Professional Safari Africa into their lives and invited to get to know them as they get to know you.
As we drive between parks, we pass many villages and Masai Bomas giving you further glimpses into the lives of the Tanzanian people. We also offer a special trip in which our guests travel well off the beaten path to spend time among the Hadzabe people and observe their ancient hunter-gatherer ways..
The popularity of the custom Safaris have been growing over the years. People are showing more interest to know about the life and culture of the tribes than viewing games in the National Parks. If you are on a custom Safari we would be highly delighted to work with you to help you with your family, friends by designing a Custom Safari that best matches to your interest and the budget. We are best in organizing such safaris for the professional photographers, honeymoon couples and families.
YES! Professional Safari has a personal understanding and deep commitment to meeting the special needs of families. We have designed family safari programs to allow you and your children to experience the wonders of Africa together. Youll have a chance to deepen your understanding of cultural diversity, discover the many miracles of nature, and at the same time play, laugh, and enjoy the pleasure of one another company. Our trips are well suited for children.
Our safaris offer a wide range of accommodation options that must suit your interests and budget. Please visit our sections on Itineraries and Hotels/Lodges for a description of the different types of accommodation we use on our trips.
Located at an altitude of 5,000 to 7,600 feet, northern Tanzania dry sunny climate is nothing like the steamy African jungle of Tarzan movies. The weather is spring-like year round, with daytime temperatures in the 70s and 80s, evenings in the 60s. From June until August, temperatures are slightly cooler, ranging from the 50s to the mid-70s. The coastal and lowland areas tend to be more tropical in temperature..
Safari dress is comfortable and casual layers are recommended. Keep it simple and bring things you don mind getting dusty. After you have booked your safari, we send you pre-departure information through emails to help you prepare for your safari.
On your safari you would be surprisingly provided the most qualitative food with enormous varieties. Most of the lodges here serve their food in buffet- style , hence you would have the opportunity to choose the food of your liking. The blending flavor of the local cuisine with the western taste would provide you a delicious pleasure. If you are on a camping safari, you would have the fresh meat and the fresh fruits which would be prepared by our expert chefs with the highest sanitary standard. It is amazing to state you that most of the guests returning to our camps only for the delicious food.
Special dietary requirements such as vegetarian or diabetic meals can easily be arranged with advanced notice. If you are vegetarian or vegan you may wish to bring along some alternative protein sources. If you have multiple food allergies, you'll definitely want to bring along supplementary snacks. It is important we know of any possible dietary restrictions as soon as possible
Today modern safari is a far cry from the rugged safaris of the past. After a stimulating day of game viewing, you can relax at comfortable, attractive lodges, with amenities like swimming pools, full service restaurants and en-suite bathrooms.
Located right in the scenic settings of the wildlife reserves, the lodges are close to nature but not too close for comfort. Tanzania is one of Africa most stable countries, where you'll receive a warm welcome from its gracious people. Every care is taken to ensure your health and safety on safari..
We provide bottled water on game drives and in campsites, and you can purchase good quality bottled water at all the lodges and camps. .. Don’t drink tape water in lodges or Camps.
There are more bugs in many places in the USA than you will encounter on safari. Again, remember that most of the areas you'll be visiting are arid (especially from July – November). The bugs you will see are fascinating, but certainly not anything to be concerned about.
It is better to book as far in advance as possible to ensure availability at the time you wish to travel, especially during the peak seasons (July & August and Christmas time). This is especially important for those wishing to travel on private custom safaris and those adding extensions to the scheduled trips. …
No! we do not accept Visa or MasterCard for your safari deposit. The balance is due 21 days prior to departure and is payable through our Bank in Arusha. ..
For medical advice it is always best to consult your doctor or travel clinic. The minimum requirements for entry into Tanzania are a Yellow Fever vaccination and anti-malarial medication. Bear in mind that you will be staying in camps and lodges oriented to meet the needs of American and European guests..
Our safari packages include all accommodation and meals while on safari, airport transfers,(on request) park fees and services of guides and drivers. It is customary to tip your guide and driver, as well as the cook or camp staff if you are camping during your safari. You will also need to pay for your own beverages and personal items like laundry service and phone calls.
Before you go, you are responsible for any passport and visa fees. We also highly recommend you purchase travel protection insurance. And finally, if you know yourself to be a big souvenir shopper you’ll need to budget
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