Go Safari

Go Safari - Go Safari

When thinking of going on safari in Africa, first thing that comes to mind is spotting wildlife and doing game drives, but there are so many more things to do than just explore nature from a 4×4 safari vehicle. Get out of the car and do an exciting walking safari, where you will get very close and personal to wildlife.

For the first time safari traveler, going on safari can be an overwhelming prospect. Often considered a bucket list trip, expectations are high and the territory is unfamiliar and a little intimidating.

Don’t put too much pressure on yourself on how to organize your safari holiday, just relax and letting go of expectations through our experts who are here to make your dream holiday comes true

Here we have prepared a variety of sample Tanzania safari packages in which you can pick and request for a free customization and advice on how to make any of them better in order to meet your requirements and budget.

Things to Do on Safari in Tanzania

1. SPOT THE BIG FIVE

If you are traveling all the way to Tanzania for a safari there is little doubt that one of the things you will want to do is spot the Big Five, the five animals that are said to be the hardest to hunt on foot. This highly coveted group includes the African elephant, leopard, lion, Cape buffalo and rhino.

2. WITNESS THE WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

The annual wildebeest migration is where herds of the animals migrate from Serengeti National Park to the greener pastures of the Masai Mara National Game Reserve. This is a seasonal circulation with the number of wildebeest estimating at over 1 million, plus hundreds of thousands of other animals, this immense movement is powerful and the singular reason many travelers go on safari in Tanzania.

3. BIRD WATCHING

One of the most surprising things is the incredible variety of birds that can be seen. With over 1000 species, some you may be able to spot are the Grey Crowned Crane, Malachite Kingfisher, Red-and-Yellow Barbet, and Nubian Woodpecker.

4. HOT AIR BALLOON

Can you imagine viewing the vastness of Serengeti in a hot air balloon? A balloon safari will have you floating high in the sky where you can witness the wildlife from a completely different perspective.

5. MAASAI TRIBE

The Maasai people are well known for their unique culture and tribal dress. They are an indigenous ethnic group in Africa of semi-nomadic people settled in northern Tanzania and Kenya. Due to their distinct traditions, customs and dress and their residence near the many national game parks of East Africa, the Maasai are among the foremost African ethnic groups and are known internationally because of their links to the national parks and game reserves.

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Safari Packing List:
  • Sweater or fleece pullover to keep warm
  • Sturdy boots or sandals
  • Sun hat
  • Sun glasses
  • T-shirts or polo shirts (2-5 depending on how often you want to change)
  • Long sleeve shirts (light weight)
  • Shorts
  • Long trousers
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Sleepwear
  • Travel towel
  • Thermal underwear, gloves and warm hat (during May – Sept)
  • Rain coat and rain trousers (During rainy season Mar – May and Oct – Dec)
  • Camera and memory cards
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Insect Repellent
  • Personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, eye drops etc)
  • Malaria tablets
  • Basic first aid kit and prescription medicines
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Chargers and extra batteries for your camera, phone etc
  • Power adapter to fit the UK style electrical socket

Climb Kilimanjaro

Climb Kilimanjaro - Climb Kilimanjaro

Mark your an important life event by conquering Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain and one of the continent’s magnificent sights. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a significant event for people who love fun and adventures.

With a height of 5895 meters (19340 ft) Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world (i.e. it’s standing there all by itself in a plain, it’s not one peak of many in a mountain range.)

Planning a Kilimanjaro Climb

To climb Mt. Kilimanjaro you have to do some planning and some preparation. Planning and preparation are crucial to the success of a Kilimanjaro climb! Your chances to reach the summit, planning and preparation will determine how much you enjoy, or not, the whole trek, from start to finish.

Whether you reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is not a matter of luck, not of age, not of previous fitness or experience. It’s entirely up to you. You need to be willing to do the research and to invest the time and money.

You need to make three major decisions before you climb Kilimanjaro:
  • You have to decide on a date.
  • You have to decide on the climb route and length (how many days/nights).
  • You have to decide on a trekking agency.
1. Deciding on a date

The best times to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro are the driest months of the year, especially Jan/Feb and Aug/Sep. But any time between January and mid March or between June and October offers reasonable chances of good weather on Kilimanjaro.

2. Deciding on a climb route and the duration

There are several climbing routes up Kilimanjaro. They vary in length and difficulty.

Climbing Routes
  • Marangu Route (aka Coca-Cola Route)
  • Machame Route (aka Whiskey Route)
  • Umbwe Route.
  • Rongai Route.
  • Shira Route (aka Shira Plateau Route)
  • Lemosho Route.
  • Northern Circuit Route.

If you use the Marangu route your accommodation is in huts and camping is not allowed.

Five days is the absolute minimum duration for a Kilimanjaro trek, six is better. For the popular Machame route six days is the minimum, seven days is recommended.

Taking an extra day for acclimatization will greatly improve your chances to reach the summit. There are longer treks available for those who can afford them.

3. Selecting a trekking agency

Mount Kilimanjaro is protected by the Kilimanjaro National Park, access is restricted

You can only climb Kilimanjaro with a registered guide/trekking agency. A good climb operator will supply guides, a cook, porters, food, water, and camping equipment if you are camping. We are so proud to be among the best Kilimanjaro operators who deliver quality service to our customers.

There is no need, indeed no opportunity, for you to worry about the details. You don’t need to carry anything but your day pack, you don’t need to cook or put up your tent or anything.
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Kilimanjaro Packing List:
  • 4-5 Pairs of Underwear
  • Top and Bottom Base Layer
  • 3-4 Short Sleeve and 1-2 Long Sleeve Trekking Shirts
  • 1-2 Pairs of Hiking Trousers
  • 1 Polartec Fleece Jacket
  • 1 Insulated Winter Jacket
  • 1 Insulated Trekking Pants
  • 1 Hard Shell Jacket
  • Lightweight Raingear
  • Sun Hat, ideally with a neck cover
  • Warm Beanie or Fleece Headband
  • Buff or Neck Gaiter
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Lightweight Inner Gloves
  • Warm Outer Gloves / Mitts
  • Adjustable Trekking Poles
  • Large Volume Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Baby Wipes
  • Sweat Resistant Suncream
  • Blister Platers
  • Insect Repellant
  • General Medications (Paracetamol, Imodium)

Culture Experience

Culture Experience - Culture Experience

Tanzania offers real insights into many different cultures, backgrounds and religions. Tanzania is also a country rich in local history and culture. Since 1964, when the United Republic of Tanzania was born by merging both Zanzibar and Tanganyika, more than 120 ethnic groups have peacefully lived together in the country. The language of coastal traders, namely Swahili, was made the national language. With around 50 million living in Tanzania, there’s a great chance to interact with a variety of people with different backgrounds, traditions and religions.

Explore some of the best cultural experiences while visiting Tanzania!

Meet The Maasai Around Arusha and Ngorongoro

A visit to Tanzania would not be complete without spending some time with Tanzania’s most well-known indigenous peoples known to be proud and fierce warriors: the Maasai. The best opportunity you have to spend time with the indigenous pastoralists — who still live as traditionally as possible — are by heading to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This is the only conservation area on the continent which fully protects its wildlife and the interests of the Maasai. Nearby, numerous Maasai villages can be reached.

Meet The Hadzabe (Bushmen) Around Lake Eyasi

When you think about history and ancient traditions in Tanzania, the Hadzabe should come to mind. These indigenous hunters and gatherers now live around the stunning Lake Eyasi. Modern life threatens their traditional lifestyle in many parts of the country; however, to protect their culture and traditions an area has been allocated to them where they can continue to live peacefully following their preferred lifestyle. If you visit the Southern Serengeti, leave enough time to spend with the Hadza. The men will be happy to take you hunting and let you participate in the preparation of weapons and you can help the women prepare the homestead.

Explore The Historical Kilwa Ruins

Located in the South on the tiny offshore island of Kilwa Kisiwani, lies on the beautiful ruins of a medieval port town. In the 14th century the famous globetrotter, Ibn Buttata, referred to Kilwa as one of the most stunning and well-built towns in the world. Kilwa Kisiwani was then a trading hub linking the gold fields of today’s Zimbabwe to the Middle East and Asia. It remained a bustling hub for 300 years. Nowadays, visitors can head to Kilwa Kisiwani to visit the ruins of palaces, dome-roofed mosques and ornate graves reminiscent of the past. Since 1981, the Kilwa ruins have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Attend The Colorful Wanyambo Festival

If you really want to experience Tanzanian local culture, head to Dar Es Salaam, locally known as Makumbusho, in January. That is where the Wanyambo Festival is staged every year, with lots of traditional dances, music, costumes and, of course, food. Hundreds of visitors from upcountry and other parts of Tanzania attend this 4-day festival, which aims to show the beauty of Wanyambo culture and crafts.

The Narrow Alleys Of Stone Town

Combining a rich and fascinating history to incredibly stunning white sand beaches, Zanzibar has it all. It also has Stone Town; a culturally rich Swahili coastal trading town which forms the cultural heart of the island. The past 200 years have seen little change in this old town. Visitors can still visit extravagant local houses with beautiful wooden doors, animated bazaars and the Sultan’s Palace. Most importantly they can freely stroll around historical narrow streets and winding alleys which give Stone Town all of its unique character. It’s no wonder Stone Town has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Shirazi At Makunduchi Village

Following Zoroastrian traditions and the Shirazi (Iran) calendar, Mwaka Kogwa is quite an eventful 4- day New Year celebration held toward the end of July, which includes mock fights and burning a hut. As Shirazis were the first foreign settlers in Zanzibar, much of their culture was taken in by Swahili people and adapted to the local context. The men fight with banana stalks, rather than with conventional sticks, to settle arguments and clear the air to let the New Year roll in. Meanwhile, the women walk around the fields wearing their most beautiful clothes, singing love songs to celebrate life. Different villages around the island of Zanzibar hold these festivities; however, the village of Makunduchi is where the festivities are best observed.