Tanzania has the greatest variety of scenery and wildlife of any country in Africa. Along the northern border with Kenya runs a series of scenic wonders – Mount Kilimanjaro, the Great Rift Valley, the 8,000-foot-high Ngorongoro Crater and continuing westwards the “endless plains” of the Serengeti. Further south there are the vast hardly touched reserves of the Selous, Ruaha and Katavi and westwards the Mahale Mountains where a thousand chimpanzees live in the tropical mountains beside Lake Tanganyika.
Enjoy a wilderness adventure to northern Tanzania in a private vehicle with your own guide travelling at the pace you wish, having your guide’s undivided attention before returning to your luxury camp.
The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s natural wonders, once a volcano higher than Kilimanjaro, the centre was cataclysmically blown out leaving a crater 10 miles wide and 1,500 feet deep where you can now see 20,000 animals. East of Ngorongoro is the rift valley and Lake Manyara, while to the western base begin the vast Serengeti plains where two million wildebeest and zebra make their annual migration in continual search of fresh grassland. The Serengeti is enormous and complex and includes the forested western corridor where you find the huge Grumeti crocodiles.
Our Tanzania safaris enable you to stay in a luxury mobile camp shadowing the migration. If you like a challenge and have a good respiratory system let us plan your ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. Embark on one of the less known scenic routes taking maybe a week over the ascent – just you and a dozen porters carrying your tents, tables, water, safety equipment and wholesome food.
Our safaris to southern Tanzania are usually arranged as fly in safaris, linking vast partially explored reserves. Ruaha, a place of wild mountains, plains and rivers sits astride east and central Africa and has over 80 species of mammal and exceptional birdlife. The wildlife is not used to seeing people so your guide’s skills are tested as he seeks out the elusive leopard, shy antelope and great buffalo herds. In the Selous, ride boats and canoe on the Great Rufiji and fly camp in a remote part of the reserve, while between June and October immense herds of plains game gather in increasing numbers in the Katavi wetlands.