The Serengeti is lion country. As the setting sun lights up the plains, roars reverberate in the distance as local disputes are settled and precedence in the pride reconfirmed. This is the animal kingdom in its most raw and pure form.
The Serengeti is probably the most iconic national park on earth, but it is not the only jewel in Tanzania’s crown. Our journey begins with a walk in Moshi at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. We then travel west to Lake Manyara National Park, famous for water birds, flocks of brightly coloured flamingos, hippos and baboons. Next up, we stretch our legs with a walk in the Southern Ngorongoro Conservation area to the elephant’s cave and see a spectacular waterfall.
Two nights in Serengeti National Park sets the bar extremely high. The volume of wildlife is overwhelming; lion, cheetah, giraffe, gnu, zebra, antelope are all here and we have enough time to see them all! This experience is matched only by Ngorongoro Crater, a veritable Garden of Eden. We enjoy a safari on the crater floor amidst the densest collection of mammals on earth; bring your binoculars!
In the Tarangire National Park, we focus on the enormous Baobab trees and huge elephant herds, which can be found scratching the riverbed for underground streams. The core of our walking takes place in the Usambara Mountains and surrounding area. We walk through villages, admire spectacular viewpoints, explore Montane forest and hopefully see a variety of different wildlife along the way.
How could we top all of this? By flying to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar and spending three nights. We stroll through narrow streets and bazaars, visit the former sultan's palace, and enjoy a guided visit to a spice farm. Think golden sand beaches, palm trees, swimming and snorkelling in turquoise waters.
This holiday is the perfect blend of walking, safaris and relaxation, your ultimate bucket list experience and one of our most popular African tours.