Tanzanian safaris and climbing Kilimanjaro
Destinations Destinations
Ngorongoro Crater, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tarangire National Park, Arusha
Activity Activity
Nature & Wildlife, Culture & History, Safari, Trekking, Hiking, National Parks
Physical Level Physical Level
Strenuous

Explore Arusha’s markets and shops before exploring tribal culture with a visit to the villages of the Masai or Meru people. From here, begin your wildlife adventure with a trip to the Tarangire National Park, which is home to Tanzania’s biggest population of lions and towering baobab trees which can live for more than 3,000 years. Next, head out in a four wheel drive jeep to explore the volcanic crater floor of Ngorongoro, which teems with wildlife. Look out for lion, elephants and the pink flamingos at Lake Magadi. Summon your strength for the final part of your trip – a multi-day hike to the summit of the 5,985m high Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain.

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Our recommended activities and highlights

Go lion-watching at Simba Kopjes
Serengeti

Go lion-watching at Simba Kopjes

The central Serengeti is home to Simba Kopjes, a rock formation famous for its population of lions. This is the perfect spot to spot these majestic cats on a great migration safari.

Hike-climb Africa's highest mountain
Mt. Kilimanjaro

Hike-climb Africa's highest mountain

Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain and offers several routes to the summit. It is possible to hike to the top without the need for technical climbing, but make sure you acclimatise to the height – Kilimanjaro’s 5,895m peak can cause altitude sickness.

Take a cultural tour with the Masai or Meru peoples
Arusha

Take a cultural tour with the Masai or Meru peoples

Immerse yourself in local culture with a visit to a traditional village, witnessing daily life and learning more about the lives and history of these semi-nomadic people.

Spend a day in Ngorongoro’s volcanic crater looking for wildlife
Ngorongoro Crater

Spend a day in Ngorongoro’s volcanic crater looking for wildlife

Ngorongoro’s crater floor is home to a range of animals, including elephants, rhinos, leopards and many lions. Look out for the pink flamingos at Lake Magadi.

Search for elephants in Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park

Search for elephants in Tarangire National Park

Tanzania’s sixth largest National Park is home to the largest elephant population in Northern Tanzania. Around 2,500 of these extraordinary animals roam the park, with some herds numbering 600 elephants.

Explore the world of baobabs on a walking safari
Tarangire National Park

Explore the world of baobabs on a walking safari

A short walking safari is a great way to explore Tanzania’s landscapes and smaller wildlife. Look out for the towering baobab trees, which can reach 20m in height and live for more than 2,000 years.

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