Safari Holiday Sample Itineraries:
Tanzania Wildlife Safaris:
Our Tanzania Wildlife Safaris cover all the famous national parks on Tanzania's northern circuit game parks, which include the following Tanzanian National Parks:
Types of Safaris:
We are proud to offer safari holidays all over Tanzania - from the best of self-camping trips to the best of safari lodges and luxurious, mobile camps. Let us design a safari itinerary just for you. There are so many great safari holidays destinations, that we can't possibly show them all.
A good starting point is to decide the kind of safari holiday that you would like as well the type of animals that you would like to see. Timing could also be an important consideration, so some game parks and areas will be more suitable at certain times of year. Our professional consultants want to ensure you get the best possible chance to see Tanzanian wildlife in their natural habitat.
AVJ has compiled a comprehensive list of sample safari holidays to most of Tanzania's national parks and game reserves. These sample itineraries cover a wide range of safari holidays possibilities, ranging from 1 day to 8 day itineraries including luxury lodges, camping, mobile, lion and even Masai safari holidays. They represent samples of our most popular safari itineraries but can be customized to suite your own individual or group preferences and needs.
AVJ also offer you custom made individual safaris on request. We can offer you personal safari holidays to match your choice of activities, comfort and budget - please contact us for further information in this regard.
The safari holidays listed on this page are samples of the many different options for your safari. Please click on the links above, which will take you to the selected sample safari holiday itinerary. These Tanzania itineraries above may also be used as a guideline to customize your holiday to meet your specific dates or group size.
Serengeti National Park.
The Serengeti National Park hosts the annual wildebeest migration across its grassy plains - arguably the world's greatest wildlife spectacle - this Serengeti National Park is without a doubt a defining image of Tanzania. here you can view the BIG 5 up close in a single game drive.
Wildebeest Migration Safaris.
Wildebeest safaris The Annual Migration of the Wildebeest takes place within Serengeti National park in Tanzania and Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, and it is the greatest wildlife show on earth. Between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, thousands of wildebeest and zebras migrate to greener pastures as the seasons change and the circle of life and death continues. Predators follow the Wildebeest Migration closely, waiting for an opportunity to strike weak prey as they make their way into different territories.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area as a whole has much to offer but the jewel in its crown is, without a doubt, the crater floor - an area of 265 sq km, which is 610 meters deep and 19 km across. The rim of the crater is an astounding 2286 meters above sea level. The floor contains a small soda lake, called Lake Magadi and it is estimated that 30 000 animals are living in the crater, making it the most intensive safari game viewing area on earth! It was therefore very fittingly declared a World Heritage Site in 1978. A visit to Tanzania is simply incomplete without a safari visit to the park.
Lake Manyara National Park.
Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania's most dramatically located African wildlife animals areas, consisting of a shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley's western escarpment. Lake Manyara National Park's varied shoreline contains a wide variety of habitats, which include lush groundwater forests, a swampy fan delta, acacia woodlands and a small grassy plain. This varied habitat attracts a wide variety of wildlife animals, including one of Africa's largest concentrations of elephants, and the algae growing in the lake, attract large flocks of flamingos. This African National Wildlife Park therefore supports a great variety of animals. Lake Manyara's main safari attraction is its rich bird life, its tree-climbing lions and its hippos and other animals, which can be observed here, at very close range.
Tarangire National Park.
The Tarangire National Park is a diverse and picturesque African wildlife sanctuary and is located just southeast of Lake Manyara on the Tarangire River, from which it derived its name. During the annual dry season (from August to October), the 2600 sq km Tarangire National Park attracts one of the highest concentrations of wildlife animals in Tanzania. During this time, the River provides the only permanent water in the area and forms a "dry season retreat" for the animals of the southern Masailand in Tanzania. Safari activities are normally centered on game drives featuring excellent landscapes views of beautiful river trees forests, acacia woodlands, ancient African baobab trees and endless rolling hills. This alone makes the Tarangire National Park really worthwhile visiting. The park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Tanzania or even in Africa. This African national park is also home to three rare species of animals - the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings.
Arusha National Park.
The Arusha National Park, a small (137 sq km) but beautiful African park, is the closest Tanzanian National Wildlife Park to both the famous "safari town" of Arusha (29 km), as well as the Kilimanjaro International Airport, thus making it ideal for day safaris, even from Moshi (65 km). Not only is the wildlife in the Arusha National Park abundant, but it is also one of the most beautiful and topographically varied game reserves in Tanzania. The African Arusha National Park's three most significant features include the rugged Mount. Meru (Tanzania's second highest peak at 4566m), the notably different coloured Momela Lakes, and the 3km wide Ngurdoto Crater, which was formed about fifteen million years ago! The varied and beguiling animals and flora found in this game reserve are mainly determined by the different altitude and geography of these 3 "zones".
Other Safaris - Eco Tourism.
Eco-tourism, also known as Sustainable or Responsible Tourism, creates better communities to live in and better destinations to visit. It minimizes negative economic, environmental and social impacts. Boosted economies benefit the locals while improving working conditions and access to the tourism industry. An effective approach involves the community members in making decisions that will affect their way of life. With Responsible Tourism, travelers often enjoy otherwise remote locations while making positive contributions to the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. At times, there is also a volunteer component such as helping orphaned children, building new schools or even wildlife preservation. This is not a new idea, rather a concept that westerners learn from a very young age. We all remember that bear telling us, only you can prevent forest fires or the mantra of reduce, recycle, reuse. Teachings like these are the building blocks of Eco-tourism. We offer custom assistance to all; including individuals, families, school organizations, senior citizens and special interest groups.