Go on a Serengeti Safari and experience a soul-stirring feeling of space. Serengeti comes from the Masai word ‘Siringit’ meaning ‘the place where the land runs on forever’ and refers to the flat grassy plains which make up about a third of the park. It is these grasslands and savannahs that ensure that the area is jam-packed full of game.
There are animals here at any time of year, but from October to May, the area teems with life, including wildebeest, zebra, impala, warthogs, topi, gazelles and hyena. Lion, leopard, cheetah, and caracal can be more easily spotted in the Kopjes, granite inselbergs scattered across the landscape.
The Serengeti is well known for the wildebeest migration when every year two million animals move clockwise around this 14,763 sq km ecosystem in search of grazing and water. The predators follow the wildebeest and zebra closely and a Serengeti Safari is an ideal opportunity to view lions and other big cats.
Pinpointing and predicting the location of the wildebeest migration is challenging – but with a healthy resident population of animals, safari and game viewing within the Serengeti Game Reserve are great all year round.
Tarangire is a long, thin park covering 1360 sq km running along the line of the Tarangire River. Although it is relatively small, Tarangire is easy to access and has some of the greatest concentrations of game in Tanzania – second only to the Ngorongoro Crater – and there are not nearly as many tourists.
Go on a Tarangire Safari and experience the unrivalled landscape of open plains dotted with thousands of baobabs. Game viewing in Tarangire is largely affected by the presence of water, and during the dry season, many animals congregate here in search of it. As the land dries and the smaller rivers stop flowing, the herds head south towards the permanent water in the Tarangire River and its surrounding swamps.
Although the elephants in this area suffered badly from poaching, they have recovered well. On a Tarangire safari, you are virtually guaranteed to see large herds of elephants, including lots of cute babies.
As a holiday destination, Tarangire is a lot less busy than other parks in the north of Tanzania. Going on a safari here offers you a chance to savor a real slice of Africa’s wilderness and solitude.
4 Days Safari
Day 1 : After breakfast, drive to Tarangire national park with picnic lunches for a full day game viewing. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or at Public Campsite
Day 2 : After breakfast, drive to Serengeti national park with picnic lunch, afternoon game viewing. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or at the public campsite.
Day 3 : Enjoy your last game viewing in the Serengeti national park, picnic lunch. Afternoon drive to the Ngorongoro area. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or at the public campsite.
Day 4 : After breakfast, descend down into the crater floor with picnic lunch for game viewing, late afternoon drive back to Arusha for drop off. End of Services.