tanzania

Home to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, as well as the protected area of the Selous, Tanzania has the best known wildlife reserves in the world.

The 14,500 square kilometres of the Serengeti National Park is dotted with rock outcrops, scrub and acacia woodland. During the Migration from November to June, there are an estimated 1.5 million wildebeest, 350,000 Thomson’s gazelle and 200,000 common zebra seeking fresh grazing. An awesome sight!

To the east lies one of the most spectacular wildlife haunts in Africa, the vast Ngorongoro Crater. 14.5 kilometres in diameter and 700 metres deep. Ngorongoro is the world’s second biggest caldera. Deep inside the crater you will find all of the Big Five as well as plains game, cheetah, hyaena and wild dog.

Male Lion-Serengeti - Tanzania - JGS

Southern Tanzania centres on Ruaha and Katavi National Parks and The Selous Game Reserve. The Selous is Africa’s largest reserve, a massive 55,000 square kilometres of trackless wilderness covered by brachystegia and miombo woodland, palm fringed swamps and sand rivers. Southern Tanzania is Africa at its most raw. The wildlife, unaccustomed to humans, remains skittish. Go quietly and you will be rewarded with sightings of wild dog, large prides of lion, elephant, brindled wildebeest, Liechtenstein’s hartebeest, kudu, roan and sable antelope.

In western Tanzania, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, lie two small isolated reserves, the Gombe and Mahale Mountains. Both are home to substantial chimpanzee populations. The montane forest, grassland and alpine bamboo accommodate red colobus monkeys, defassa waterbuck, buffalo and leopard.

9 tracking chimps mahale

Weather
Northern Tanzania
Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
Prime Time: December to March and July to October
(Very cold in the Ngorongoro Highlands June to August, windy and cool most other times of the year.)

Tarangire
Prime Time: July to October
Hottest time September and October.
(Bird watching excellent November – February.)

Southern Tanzania
including Selous, Katavi, Mahale, Ruaha
Prime Time: June to September
Hottest time September and October

Nomads Fly Camp - Sth Serengeti NP - Tanzania - JGS

Male Rock Agama - Serenget NP - Tanzania - JPS

Sylvia Dolson, Joy of Bears

“If you reconnect with nature and the wilderness you will not only find the meaning of life, but you will experience what it means to be truly alive.”
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“If you reconnect with nature and the wilderness you will not only find the meaning of life, but you will experience what it means to be truly alive.”

Bartle Bull, Safari. A Chronicle of Adventure

“Even today, to visit Africa is a feast for the senses. The bush literally brings one’s faculties to life, as you learn to see better, to smell for the first time, to be silent and to listen.”
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“Even today, to visit Africa is a feast for the senses. The bush literally brings one’s faculties to life, as you learn to see better, to smell for the first time, to be silent and to listen.”

Bill Bryson

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”
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“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”

John Muir

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”
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“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”

Marcel Proust

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”

Mark Twain

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Karen Blixen

“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and makes you feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.”
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“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and makes you feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.”

Charles Kingsley (Writer 1819 – 1875)

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”
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“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.”
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“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.”

Gustave Flaubert

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
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“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

Richard Ferris Burton, Explorer 1821 – 1890

“The gladdest moment in human life is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands.'
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“The gladdest moment in human life is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands.'

Anon

“Travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you've been all along.”
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“Travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you've been all along.”

Karen Blixen, Out of Africa

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”
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“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”

Anita Desai

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
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“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
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