Monday, August 29, 2016
HELLO TANZANIA TOURS & SAFARIS: ABOUT SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK: FOR YOUR INFORMATION! The Serengeti is the most famous of Tanzania's national parks located on the northern circuit of safari it...
FOR YOUR INFORMATION!
The Serengeti is the most famous of Tanzania's national parks located on the northern circuit of safari itineraries.The park is renowned for its annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and usually accompanied by about 250,000 zebras and 200,000 gazelles. Ceaseless columns of wildebeest swarm into the Serengeti, blanking the plains on their way to Maasai Mara, thus making a safari to the Serengeti well worth it. The massive Serengeti is 14763 sq. km of endless rolls of plains dotted by kopjes (rock outcrops), and patches of flat-topped acacias, woodland, swamps and lakes. The word Serengeti itself is a Masaai word for "endless plains". It provides sanctuary to the highest concentration of wildlife in the world. It is home to about 4 million animals. As you travel on, you gradually encounter increasing numbers of wildlife. There are about 35 species of savannah animals to see along with many of the 500-odd species of birds. In June or July one can witness this spectacular annual migration in search of water and food as the season change. In their wake, follow the predators: lion, cheetah, hyena and hunting dogs with vultures circling overhead.
Tanzania's largest national parks have very little water,
so the migration and general location of most of the animals is linked
to rainfall patterns. The Serengeti migration is non-stop taking
place between 9-11 months of each year as described below.
The Great Migration
Best time to visit
Safaris planned with the intention to follow the great migration
note that December to July is the best time - see details above.
However, for those wanting to see predators June to October is
How to get thereOnce in the country, the Serengeti can be reached both by air and road. There are scheduled and charter flights from Arusha town, Lake Manyara and Mwanza. Driving by road from Arusha takes about 8 hours over a distance of about 320km. The Kilimanjaro airport in Arusha is the closest international airport to the park and visitors can take any of the internal flights to the Serengeti airstrips at Seronera or Kirawira.
Olduvai Gorge is situated in the eastern Serengeti and it is about
(48 km) long. The gorge is referred to as “The Cradle of Mankind” and
it is also locally called "Oldupai", a name given by the Maasai for
the sisal growing that is grown in the gorge. It is here in 1959 the
dedicated Doctors Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the skull of
Zinjanthropus Man believed to have lived 1.75 million years ago. In
addition fossils from prehistoric animals that lived around the same
period were discovered. The George Museum exhibits their methods and
remarkable finds and it is also a resting place suitable for picnic
lunch whilst on a safari. The Gorge is located on the route between
Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti and is part of many itineraries.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION!
The immense volcanic Ngorongoro crater, along the northern circuit in Tanzania, is the world's largest unbroken caldera, also described as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". The crater along with other places of interest is located in the Ngorongoro conservation area which is a protected world heritage site and in the conservation area over 42,000 Maasai live and farm in harmony with wild and dangerous animals. The gigantic depression is 19km wide volcanic crater surrounded by towering steep walls and sheltering forests, grassland, fresh springs and a large lake called Lake Magadi well known for its flamingos. For any visitor a breathtaking and unforgettable moment is when you first set your eyes on the crater about 600m below the crater rim.
The Ngorongoro Crater is home to large task elephants, black rhinoceros, lions, zebras, hyenas, herds of wildebeest, eland, Thompson's gazelle, reedbuck and more than a 100 species of bird, all living in perfect balance in this self contained environment. Visitors can view these animals at close quarters and also explore the forest in search of smaller craters, mountain rivers and waterfalls but they have to be accompanied by an armed guide.
The dry season (July-October) is the best time as you can
spot large mammals. The wet season (November-June) is best for bird
watching, the waterfalls and canoeing.
Best Time to Visit
The park can be reached by road, charter or scheduled flights
from Arusha which is 180km away. The first 80km of the road is smooth
but the rest is gravel. The park can also be reached from the Serengeti
National Park which is 152km away.
How to Get There
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
The Lake Manyara National Park is found on the northern circuit of Tanzania safaris, located at the base of the Great Rift Valley and has a total area of 320 sq. km. The Great Rift Valley forms part of a fault in the earth's crust which runs 800 km from Turkey to the mouth of the Zambezi River in Mozambique. On entering the gate of the park, is the lush ground water forest whose tall trees are home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. The forest then opens up into woodlands, grasslands and swamps and the lake itself is home to over 550 species of bird.
Lake Manyara, which occupies about 70% of the total area, is a shallow saline lake attracting masses of pink flamingos as well as pelican, storks, sacred ibis, Egyptian gees and cormorants. The park is full of herds of elephants, herds of 100 to 200 are often seen here, over 2000 live in the area with estimates of up to 6000 in the dry season. Lake Manyara is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions which are sometimes found spread out on the branches of acacia trees up to seven meters above the ground. They inhabit the woodland between the lake and the Rift Valley. Lake Manyara is also home to hippos, buffalos, impala, baboons, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest and around 400 species of bird.
The best time to visit Lake Manyara is in the dry season from July
to October as you can spot large mammals. In the wet season, from
November to June it is best time for birdwatching, the waterfalls and
Best time to visit
Tarangire National Park
ABOUT TARANGIRE NP
The Tarangire National Park gets its name from the Tarangire River which flows across the park. The park is on the northern circuit of Tanzania safaris and covers an area of 2,600 sq. km and located a few kilometers from Arusha town making it a very popular place for day trips. Here you find not only a diverse geologic landscape but also the wildlife, with nine distinct vegetation zones ranging from savanna grassland to wooded thickets. It is a place to see the captivating giant baobab trees and umbrella acacia trees famous in the country.
Between June and November when the surrounding plains are drying out thousands of animals wander to Tarangire, attracted by its permanent river; making the park second only to Ngorongoro in the concentration of wildlife. Here you will see huge elephant herds in the forest along the river, zebras, leopards, lions, wildebeest, giraffe, gazelles, lesser kudu, waterbucks and oryx. If you are lucky you may spot a giant python for which the park is famous or the kudu and roan antelope, rare species in Northern Tanzania. The park is also famous for migrant birds.
Best Time to VisitThe Tarangire national park can be visited all year round but the dry season (June - September) particularly is best for the sheer numbers of animals.
How to Get There
The park is reached by charter flights from Arusha and
Lake Manyara. Easy drive from Arusha or Lake Manyara following a
surfaced road to within 7km of the main entrance gate, can continue on
to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. It can also be accessed by the
tarmac road between Arusha and Dodoma.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION!!!
Ruaha National Park lies in the Great Rift Valley and dominated by the Ruaha River that forms part of its south eastern boundary. It covers an area of 20,226 sq km and is the largest national park in Tanzania. The river provides permanent water in the park and during the dry season, animal concentration along its bank is spectacular. The river is very rich in hippos and crocodile. The park is isolated and peaceful unspoiled by large number of visitors; it therefore offers exclusivity to visitors who are keen explorers on their safaris.
The park’s altitude ranging from 750m to 1900m gives it its diverse landscapes; from stretches of miombo woodlands above its dramatic escarpment and below lies large plains with vegetations ranging from dry bush to treeless grasslands, swamps and evergreen forests intersected by many sand rivers, a unique feature in this area. The main feature of the park are large herds of elephant and buffalo and also the kudu, majestic sable and roan antelope, rarest species in the northern parks, can be seen within the same area. In residence are also giraffe, zebra, antelope, lion and the occasional leopard and cheetah. Over 400 species of birds have been recorded.
Best time to travel are from May to December as mentioned
above. During this time the foliage dies down and makes it easier to
see the animals mainly predators and large mammals. The wet season,
between January to April is best for bird-watching, lush scenery and
wildflowers. The male greater kudu is most visible in June, the
Best Time to Visit
The park can be reached by scheduled and charter flights
from Dar es Salaam, Selous, Serengeti, Arusha, Iringa and Mbeya and
there are two airstrips one at the park headquarters, Msembe Airstrip
and the Jongomeru airstrip. There is also a year-round road access
through Iringa from Dar es Salaam (9 to10 hours drive), via Mikumi or
from Arusha via Dodoma.
How to Get There
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
HELLO TANZANIA TOURS & SAFARIS: 3days/nights Ruaha Nationa Park usd 900 all inclu...: New Offer for Ruaha National Park for 3days/2nights. cost usd 900 per person sharing. The cost includes: accommodation at Mdonya Old ri...
HELLO TANZANIA TOURS & SAFARIS: september offer s 1-7 - 7th-14th: New offers for September 1-7 and 7- 14 4days/3nights selous GR accommodation at Lake Manze camp Game package. Park fees included. Re...
New offers for September 1-7 and 7- 14
accommodation at Lake Manze camp Game package.
Park fees included.
Return flights - Dar-selous-Dar or Znz -Selous- Zanzibar
boat safari in lake manze.
cost usd 1500. per person sharing.
visit our website to fill up the booking form:
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Another offer :Zanizbar 3days/2nights; same dates above.
accommodation at -
Jafferji House/ Znz grand Palace/ Mbweni Ruins on BB
return flights: Dar-Znz- Dar. coastal aviation.
all transfers in Znzn.
Excursions: stone town tour/spice tour /Prison island
please book this on request.
New offer for Serengeti Migration;
Booking date: Between 01 sept to 07th September.
Depart for safari 7th and return on 09th September.
accommodation at Asilia camps - The best camps in the Serengeti:
either - Dunia camp/Namiri camp/Olakira/ sayari camp... just to mention a few.
all inclusive, also a bottle of serengeti beer.
Cost is usd 1500 per person sharing;
from Dar es salaam - Serengeti-Dar es salaam.
or from Zanzibar -Serengeti- Zanzibar
single supplement 250
please book and email : firstname.lastname@example.org
or whatsupp cal : +255713482526.
OR visit our website and fill up the booking form;
New Offer for Ruaha National Park for 3days/2nights.
cost usd 900 per person sharing.
The cost includes:
accommodation at Mdonya Old river camp full board.
game drive on an open sided Jeep.
flights Dar- Ruaha- Dar.
Park fees included.
The booking should be booked between 1- 7 Sept.
Departure on 7th September return on 9th sept.
Terms and conditions apply.
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or call us on +255713482526 - whatsupp hot line. 24/7