Tanzania National Park Travel Series Part 1
Traveling To Tanzania
Day 1- Fly to Kilimanjaro Int Airport with transfer to Lodging Korona House
Day 2-Up early. Long 7 hour drive to Serengeti National Park. Picnic lunch with game viewing along the way – Lodging & Dinner Seronera Wildlife Lodge with dinner
Day 3-Serengeti National Park Game Viewing and Photography- Lodging & all meals at Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Day 4-Morning drive to the Ngorongoro Crater with lunch Rest of the day game viewing on the Crater Floor. Dinner at
Day 5-Leisurely Breakfast and drive to Tarangire NP. Rest of the day Game viewing in Tarangire NP-Lunch & Dinner at Tarangire Lodge
Day 6-Early Breakfast and game drive viewing in Tarangire NP. All meals Tarangire Lodge
Day 7- Flight departures,drive to Arusha and on to Kilimanjaro Intl for Flight Out to Entebbe Uganda
African Safari Adventure Series
Travel in Northern Tanzania’s National Parks
Tanzania is one of the largest countries in East Africa, and is often visited by people traveling for Wildlife Safaris, the beautiful coastline beaches, and by adventurers who are determined to climb Kilimanjaro. Mt. Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano near the Equator, and is the highest point in Africa at 5,895 meters (19,340 feet .
We originally had not thought to travel to Tanzania. My main reason for visiting Africa was Gorilla trekking in Uganda, but after doing research and talking to many travel companies, it became obvious since we were traveling half way around the world (of course adding more expense to our budget) we should go for the wildebeest migration & foaling. Looking back, it was one of the smartest things I did planning for our trip to Africa. My personal thoughts are that there are far, far fewer animals in Uganda. Uganda’s wildlife populations and wildlife parks are not up to the same standards as Tanzania. That is not to say that a Uganda Safari does not have something special to offer when traveling to Africa, but it is a different type of safari adventure than we experienced in Tanzania National Parks (Read more on the itinerary links below about our daily game viewing and lodging). I would definitely recommend a trip to Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park and Ngorongora Crater. Each national park we visited in Tanzania was its own little micro-climate, and offered a little something different in flora, fauna and game viewing.
National Parks In Tanzania
The vast Serengeti was the most diverse of the three that we visited. We saw 4 out the big 5 here. It was the end of the dry season starting into the rains when we were there, and after experiencing a few days of rain, I think we timed it perfectly. It was warm with the daily average temperatures about 85 Fahrenheit (30 Celsius) during the day, with some mild humidity. It was not overly hot, and a nice afternoon shower now and then cooled down the heat, and tapped down the road dust. Road dust in Tanzania and Uganda is probably something I will carry in my memory forever. The roads are bone jarring that is for sure, but the dust is everywhere in the dry season, and in some places the muddy roads can become impassable in the wet season.
Land of the baobab trees and the best place to visit if you love elephants. It is a lovely gem that many safari goers miss out on in favor of other parks, but we really enjoyed it. “At one point there was a line of elephants as far as the eye could see.” Our lodging at Tarangire Lodge was the perfect location to go, see and do. The staff was wonderful, and the setting amazing.
There is a reason this 10 mile wide crater is called the eighth wonder of the world, and is a world heritage site. This was my favorite national park of ALL that we visited on this trip to Africa. It is a self contained and one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. Animals seem happy and really playful here. I did not see that anywhere else in my travels this trip. The deep crater provides everything the wildlife needs here to coexist with the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe that bring their livestock down into the crater to graze. The density and variety of wildlife in this small area, is quite amazing. Unlike most game view days in other national parks, which are more like an “I Spy Game”, wildlife is very easy to view and spot in Ngorongoro crater. We were lucky to see two black rhino here, although they were to far in the distance to photograph. It made my heart sing, that a few are still alive and well in the wild. You will find no topi, impala or giraffes here, but the abundance of most other animals makes the game viewing simply amazing. If you can visit only one national park in Tanzania to go on a Safari is here! The animals are not afraid of people, which is sad in a way, more like a drive through wild animal park than any other national park we visited. However, they have everything they need here, and are playful, happy and I believe a few actually liked posing for the camera. 🙂
We really enjoyed our trip with Anthony, and highly recommend him. You can find information below to contact his company to create your own Safari adventure
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