Local Tour

1. Ngorongoro Conservation Area (http://www.ngorongorocrater.org/)

NCA was established in 1959 by the NCA Ordinance No 413 of 1959 as a multiple land use area, designated to promote the conservation of natural resources, safeguard the interests of NCA indigenous residents and promote tourism. NCA is a unique protected area in the whole of Africa where conservation of natural resources in integrated with human development.

The main feature of the NCA include the Ngorongoro Crater, The Serengeti Plains that support about 2.0 millions migratory wildlife species of the Serengeti Mara-ecosystem (TAWIRI, 2003) and the catchment forest; the Northern Highland Forest Reserve (NHFR) known as 'Entim Olturot' in Maa language. Other important features found in the NCA are the archaeological and palaeontological site located at Oldupai Gorge and the early human foot-prints that were discovered at Alaitole in Ngarusi area. Because of these particular features and the harmonious co-existence between wildlife and people that has existed for many years, NCA was accorded the status of a World Heritage Site and listed as one of the International Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Reserve Programme.

How to get to Ngorongoro ? BY AIR

One needs to fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport at Moshi, situated at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. From there one can get a charter flight, take a taxi or make use of the free shuttle service. The distance from Moshi to Arusha is about 55km.

BY ROAD

Take note: The road from Arusha to Lodoare Entrance Gate is 160km long. As of recently, the entire journey is on tarmac and it takes about two hours. Unless you stay on the main roads, which are graveled, a 4x4 vehicle is essential when entering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park.

HIGHLIGTES area (http://www.africadreamsafaris.com)

LAKE MAGADI
Witness thousands of pink flamingoes preening and reflecting in the still waters - a fantastic sight.

BEST KNOWN FOR
Great masses of pink hued flamingoes, Golden jackals hunting, Rhinos, elands & lions along lakeshore, Unique alkaline lake habitat

SEASONAL HIGHLIGHTS For the Lake Magadi

Rumbe Hills
These long grasslands are where thousands of wildebeest, zebra and buffalo roam. this is a particularly good area to witness lions hunting buffalo. There are usually up to 100 lions and 400 or more spotted hyenas on the Crater floor, the densest population of large predators in the world.

SEASONAL HIGHLIGHTS For the Lake Magadi

2. Arusha National Park (http://www.tanzaniatourism.com/)

Arusha National Park (ANAPA) is a gem of varied ecosystems and spectacular views of Mt. Meru, the crater that gives the region its name. It is a popular destination for day trip visitors who are about to embark from the town of Arusha on longer northern circuit safaris. The small national park includes the slopes, summit, and ash cone of Mt. Meru, the Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater, and the lush highland forests that blanket its lower slopes.

The closest national park to Arusha town – northern Tanzania's safari capital – Arusha National Park is a multi-faceted jewel, often overlooked by safari goers, despite offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours.

Activity-wildlife safaris Search / Reservation

You are able to search and make a reservation through the website below: https://www.safaribookings.com/tours/tanzania

When choosing a safari operator, be sure to specify what kind of safari you want. Trips can be tailor made according to your travel preferences, the time of year, and what you want to see, so don’t hesitate to let your operator know exactly what you want. Game drives are the most important part of a wildlife safari. Game drives can be long, hot, dusty and bumpy.

Standard Game Drives
There are several types of Standard Game Drives, which are listed below. With a tailor-made safari and your own vehicle, you are able to choose the types and durations of the game drives you go on.

Early Morning Game Drive
An Early Morning Game Drive starts just before dawn at around 6 am and normally finishes by 8:30 am when you return for breakfast.  Virtually all lodges and camps will have tea, coffee and biscuits etc. available from around 5:30 am, so you can partake of a little light refreshment before you go.

Morning Game Drive
A Morning Game Drive usually starts after breakfast at around 7:30 am and finishes in time for lunch at around 12:30.

Late Morning Game Drive
A Late Morning Game Drive is usually done in tandem with an Early Morning Game Drive and starts between 10 and 11 am, returning for lunch at around 12:30.

Afternoon Game Drive
An Afternoon Game Drive usually starts around 4 pm, returning before dark between 6 pm and 6:30 pm.

En-Route Game Drive
An En-Route Game Drive usually takes place in the morning or late afternoon and as the name suggests, is performed en-route to a lodge or camp etc. The duration can vary wildly depending upon the journey undertaken, and can even be just the short drive from the lodge or camp to the park exit and vice versa.

All Day Game Drive
An All Day Game Drive, as the name suggests, effectively lasts all day and usually a packed lunch is provided. They normally start after breakfast at around 7:30 am and return before dark between 6 pm and 6:30 pm. They are usually done in large parks/reserves where you cover long distances, or in the case of the Ngorongoro Crater, to avoid dual entry fees

1 day safaris tour overview

1-day Arusha National Park safaris, tours, travel and other trekking packages was designed to offer visitors, with a free day on hand, a choice between three different (Arusha, Lake Manyara or Tarangire) 1-day wildlife safaris or tours.

* Arusha National Park
Non game-viewing travel time: 1 hour/ Distance: 60 km After breakfast you are met by our professional tour guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which we travel east to the Arusha National Park. This small but beautiful Tanzanian National Park is the closest national park to both the famous Arusha “safari town”(40 km) as well as the Kilimanjaro International Airport, thus making it ideal for 1-day safaris or tours. We will enjoy a picnic lunch inside the park and do a morning and afternoon game drive, visiting both the Momela Lakes and the Ngurdoto Crater. Wildlife which could be seen include African buffalos, elephants, hippos, giraffe, warthogs, antelopes, zebras, blue monkeys and sometimes a rare leopard or hyena. Late afternoon we depart for Arusha where we will end our safari adventure. The group should tip the tours guide around $ 20 to $ 30 for the day. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our tour package services.

2 day safaris tour overview

Our 2-day Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater safari packages were designed to offer visitors, with a time constraint, a short but a very intense Tanzanian Northern Circuit wildlife safari experience. Please note that there is no accommodation available inside the Ngorongoro Crater National Park.

Day 1 – Arusha – Lake Manyara
Non game-viewing travel time: 2 ½ hours/ Distance: 130 km * Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 2 – Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
Non game-viewing travel time:  2 & 4 hours/ Distance: 60km & 190 km
* The departure dates for all our African safaris and tours, packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed info on safaris, tours and travel packages into Tanzania.

* Safari Prices (2 day safaris)

The safari and tour prices below include

1 day game safari to Tanzania’s northern circuit as per sample itinerary
Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences
Private 4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
Professional safari and tour guide / driver
Ngorongoro, Mkomazi, Arusha National Park or Tarangire or Lake Manyara national park fees
Lunch on the safari
All game viewing activities
Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
Ngorongoro Conservation area vehicle permit increase

The safari and tour prices below exclude

Drinks and mineral water
Laundry
Items of personal nature
International and local airfares
Airport taxes
Entry visas
Travel insurance
Any airport transfers or hotel accommodation before / after the safari
Tips and gratuities
Please note all prices are subject to change if Tanzania National Park entry fees or Tanzania Government Tax and / or VAT rates change.

3. Serengeti National Park (http://www.serengeti.org)

The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation and fauna have barely changed in the past million years. Early man himself made an appearance in Olduvai Gorge about two million years ago. Some patterns of life, death, adaptation and migration are as old as the hills themselves. The Serengeti region encompasses the Serengeti National Park itself, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Maswa Game Reserve, the Loliondo, Grumeti and Ikorongo Controlled Areas and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Over 90,000 tourists visit the Park each year.

Activity Balloon Safaris

Balloon safaris in Tanzania are a romantic and evocative way of experiencing the wilderness of East Africa, as you gracefully and silently fly over the plains teeming with herds of wild life in the early morning. Typically, a ballon safari begins between 6 am and lasts for around 1-2 hours, during which you will likely see the magnificent wildlife below over several square kilometres of the game park. Ballon safaris are held regularly only in the Serengeti and take off from designated sites (in the Seronera area) where the disturbance to animals is kept to a minimum. Your safari vehicle drops you off at the take off site and picks you up from your landing site. The safari is followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush, a fitting end to your memorable flight in the wild. Maximum in a balloon

If you want to look for more information, please go to the website below: http://www.balloonsafaris.com

4. Mt Kilimanjaro(http://www.climbingkilimanjaro.com/ )

At 5896m Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain and one of the continent's magnificent sights, It has three main volcanic peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. The name itself "Kilimanjaro" is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans. Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman’s Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates. And their memories.

Kilimanjaro Routes - choosing a Mount Kilimanjaro trekking route

-The Marangu Route
Also known as the “Coca Cola route” – the Marangu route is one of the most popular routes leading to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Many hikers believe that the Marangu route is the easiest route to Uhuru peak, since it is the only route which can be hiked in 5 days (making it the cheapest option). It is also the only route offering accommodation on the mountain, in A-frame huts.

-The Machame Route
The Machame route is our most popular and successful route leading to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Hikers sleep in tents which are carried up the mountain by porters. The Machame route is a very scenic and beautiful route, which can be completed in 6 days, however we strongly recommend hiking the route in 7 days, allowing for more time to acclimatise. The key to the success of the Machame route is its topography, allowing hikers to climb high and sleep low, helping towards better acclimatisation

-The Umbwe Route
The Umbwe route is known for its caves. The first night you actually sleep at the Umbwe Cave Camp with two more caves that can be visited en route the following day. The Umbwe route is one of the shortest routes to the Southern Glaciers and the Western Breach. It is probably one of the most scenic, non-technical routes on Kilimanjaro.

-The Shira Route
The Shira Plateau is one of the most scenic and most fascinating areas on Kilimanjaro. Depending on the weather conditions you can drive by 4 wheel drive vehicles, to within a 1/2 hours walk of Shira Hut (4000m). Even this drive is very spectacular indeed and offers some magnificent views of Mt Meru and the Great Rift Valley in general.  The Shira route is only offered to hikers who are already acclimatized to 4 000m, by hiking either Mt Meru or Mt Kenya a few days before attempting Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro Routes map
Huts on Mt. Kilimanjaro

If you want to look for more information, please go to the website below: http://www.climbingkilimanjaro.com/

5. Zanzibar Island(Unguja)

Known as the Spice Island, the beautiful island of Zanzibar on Africa’s east coast is bursting with culture and history, seemingly at odds with its idyllic geography of white-sand beaches with palms swaying lazily in the sea breeze. Together this makes Zanzibar a fabulous place to explore as well as a dream to relax and unwind. (http://www.tanzaniatourism.com/)

HOW TO GO TO Zanzibar Island From ARUSHA?

- By Air : Arusha international Airport, for 1hour

HOW TO GO TO Zanzibar Island From Dar Es Salaam ?

- By Ferry:
The ferry terminal in Dar Es Salaam is about 12km from the Julius Nyerere International Airport, 30 to 45min drive depending on traffic. Prices (per person per trip): $35 Economy/ $50 VIP
Booking ticket: http://www.zanzibarquest.com/ferries-flights/ferry-dar-es-salaam-zanzibar.html