Safaris to the National Parks

Visitors to Tanzania’s world famous national parks are rewarded with scenes of extraordinary wilderness. In the Serengeti, one can observe the daily circle of life where predators like lions, leopards and cheetahs stalk enormous herds of wildebeest, buffalo and smaller antelopes. In Ngorongoro Crater, one might be lucky to spot a rare black rhino and, in Lake Manyara national park, the pods of hippos squashed together in the pools offer fantastic photographic opportunities. Tarangire National Park, with its' majestic baobab trees and meandering river is a drawing card for all mammals and birds in the dry season. Each park has it's own individual stamp of beauty!

Mountain climbing – Kilimanjaro (5895 m)

Tackling the highest mountain in Africa is a 'once in a life time' adventure. Choose the trail that suits you best; each route has different characteristics and features. Our personal favourites are the Rongai or Lemosho Routes – these are slightly more adventurous trails with incredible scenery and unspoiled wilderness. For those who are not camping fans, the Marangu Route is the perfect alternative to take up this challenge.

Mountain climbing – Mt. Meru (4566 m)

Mount Meru is one of Africa's most beautiful, dormant volcanic cones. Standing at 4566 m, it is the 2nd highest mountain in Tanzania and also the 5th highest in Africa. The strenuous but rewarding climb to the summit takes you through grassland and lush rainforest, where you are likely to spot wildlife, through moor and heather landscapes before entering the alpine desert near the narrow crater rim. Breathtaking views into the crater and across to the majestic Kilimanjaro make this an unforgettable climbing experience. The entire trek, with accommodation in huts, takes 3 to 4 days and is an excellent way to acclimatize before taking on its' big brother, Kilimanjaro!

Game walks in the National Parks

Taking a walk on the wild side in Tanzania’s National Parks is a great way to get up close and personal with the stunning wilderness that surrounds you. An example, game walk in Arusha National Park: The road from the Ngongongare Gate leads through the densely wooded forests, home to the beautiful black and white Colobus monkey, which surround the lower slopes of Mt Meru to the Momella Gate. At the Momella Gate you will meet an armed ranger who will accompany you on the tour. The track winds its way past fascinating scenery whose habitat encompasses savannah, montane rainforest and alpine moorland. Along the way, if one is quiet and has the eyes open, numerous wildlife observations are possible. From a safe distance, buffalo herds can be seen and it is also possible to get quite close to some of the many giraffes (Tanzania’s national emblem). On the way back down to the Momella Gate a slight detour is possible to see the Tululusia Waterfalls.