Located between Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park is Olduvai Gorge, the site of many famous discoveries into the origins of human kind. Luis and Mary Leakey spent much of their lifetimes digging here and made many finds including the fossilized bones of Australopithecus boisei. During the rains, great herds of wildebeest come to calve nearby.
Serengeti National Park
The flagship of the Tanzania National Parks system and famous throughout the world, this huge park offers vast vistas, beautiful hilly areas, grass, bush, woodland, and the famous Serengeti Plains. Millions of animals, including 1.5 million wildebeest, plus birds and reptiles…. this is the ultimate game viewing destination.
Tarangire National Park
This park and its namesake river provide a crucial lifeline for a variety of animals in the dry season. From June through October and other times of year, this park is alive with elephant, wildebeest, zebra, and buffalo trekking back and forth between the Tarangire River and their feeding grounds. Tarangire also is home to kudu, reedbuck and other less common antelope as well as their predators, along with hundreds of species of birds.
Gombe Stream National Park
Made famous by Jane Goodall, tiny Gombe Stream National Park is an excellent place to see wild chimpanzees. Little visited and even lesser developed, Gombe offers guided hikes through the park’s steep mountains in search of the chimp families made famous by Goodall. Here, you can also see Colobus monkeys, baboons and hundreds of species of cichlids in Lake Tanganyika.
Mahale Mountains National Park
Breathtaking, forested mountains meet the crystal clear waters of Lake Tanganyika in Mahale. Less famous but larger and even less visited than Gombe, Mahale is paradise for those interested in chimpanzees, forest hogs, birds and unspoiled beauty. Our partner company also offers chartered flights to nearby Katavi National Park.
Ruaha National Park
Ruaha is Tanzania’s second largest park. It provides visitors with a real bush experience as visitor numbers and accommodations are scarce. The Ruaha River attracts giant crocodiles and hippos, elephants, greater kudu as well as the lesser kudu, roan and sable antelope, and many other species. Ruaha is at its best from June to November when conditions are hot and dry.
Selous Game Reserve
At 22,000-square-miles, the Selous is the largest game reserve in Africa. Selous is home to vast numbers of animals and birds including tens of thousands of elephants plus African wild dogs, crocodiles, hippos, buffalo and antelope. Selous is a great place for river trips, walks and game drives.
With a history full of conquerors, slavers, and spice traders, Zanzibar is a place to get a taste of the exotic. Stone Town’s, narrow, winding streets and fabled doors and are sure to hold your interest. On a spice tour, you’ll see how cloves and other spices are grown. And, the island’s white-sand beaches and crystal-clear ocean provide the perfect opportunity to swim, scuba dive, snorkel and relax.
Lesser known than it’s sister island, Pemba has the incredible beaches and water of Zanzibar without the development. Come here to relax, snorkel, dive and enjoy the unique local culture. Pemba is not for those looking for a high level of infrastructure, development or services.
One of the many coastal areas with beautiful water and beaches. A local’s favorite for relaxing in a relaxed atmosphere.