There is a saying “If African tourism is to be summarized by the single country….that country would be Tanzania” Rock to Bush Adventures wholeheartedly agree, Tanzania truly is the number one Wildlife Safari Destination!
Tanzania Wildlife Safaris-Routes
Classic Northern Circuit
These Classic Northern Tanzania Safaris are a timeless experience for anyone interested in wildlife safaris, it covers all of the famous Northern Tanzania wildlife experience national parks
Classic Southern Circuit
The classic southern Tanzania wildlife Safari will take you to the off the beaten tracks of Tanzania where you will get to enjoy the less frequented Tanzania park, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the wildlife away from the crowded parks of the northern part.
Classic Western Circuit
Most people visit the western circuit to track chimpanzees in Gombe or Mahale Mountains National Park. These two chimp reserves on the shore of Lake Tanganyika offer the best chimp tracking in Africa. There is also Katavi National park which is one of the best well-kept secrets of this route.
Note:Getting here can be expensive and time-consuming and is mostly done by chartered planes.
Tanzania Wildlife Safaris-Factors Affecting Prices
Accommodation takes almost half of your Safari price, there where you stay ha the biggest effect on your Safari price. Safari accommodation in Tanzania ranges from 100 dollars to 1000 dollars.
Season of Travel
The season you decide to travel impacts the cost of your tour. During high season many accommodation prices increase, compared to the low season where many tour operators and lodges offer discounts.
Number of People in a Group
The more of you are the lesser the price, this is due to the sharing of cost especially the vehicle and accommodation.
some destinations are more expensive to reach, hence require extra cost, the far destination like Serengeti from Arusha are sure to take more time and hence more money compared to Tarangire and Manyara and Arusha Park. The western circurt Gombe, Mahale and Katavi will cost even more, since you have to take chartered airplane or more days on the road, hence makes the price higher,
The Wildebeest Migration
East Africa Wildebeest migration is once in a life time event one should not plan to miss when experiencing an African safari. This is a truly breathtaking experience, there is a reason this is called, nature’s greatest show!
Why Wildebeest Migration?
There is nowhere else in the world where you may witness the herd of more than 2 millions animals together so determined to make it to the other side of the fence, except for Serengeti National Park. We call these animals determined because they have to cross the Maasai Mara river which is so full of crocodiles who takes joy in preying on easy lunch, yet for those who make it to the other side they have to encounter predators such as lions, hyenas, leopards, cheetah and many other.
When is it happening?
January-March: Breeding season especially around February and spread west across the Serengeti plains.
April-May: Migration is heading North Serengeti , you can find these animals in the are mnamed Moru kopje and Western Soronera
June : In June the Migration is crossing the Masai Mara river from Tanzania which is dry to Kenya where they are to find green pastures for their survival.
July –August: Mostly the migration is in Kenya scattered in Grumeti reserve and Ikorongo.
September: In September you may catch the migration again crossing the same river from Kenya, where dry season began to Tanzania where there id green pastures for them.
October –December: Migration is heading south through Western Loliondo area and Serengeti National Park’s Lobo area.
NOTE: the Migration calendar may change according to climate change that is the delay or the hastening of the rain since the sole purpose of the migration is the lookout for green pasture.