Best Tanzania Tours For A Great Migration Safari

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Tanzania In 10 Days!

Tanzania is one of the top destinations for African safaris. It has a less “touristy” feel than many of the other popular destinations, and is one of the least crowded places to go on safari. Even during the peak of the tourist season, Tanzania’s national parks are quieter than the parks in other countries – due in large part to their remote location. Finding the best Tanzania tours is easy, too! Local tour operators have a big presence in this East African country and many offer a Tanzania itinerary of 10 days or more.

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How To Pick A Tour Company In Tanzania

One of the most important things to consider when you are comparing tour companies in Tanzania is whether or not the guides are local. In order to have a memorable experience, you should look for a tour company that employs local guides who are knowledgeable about the country’s geography, natural history, flora, fauna, and local culture and customs. A good guide can make or break your experience! You want someone who can expertly navigate the barely-there roads in certain national parks, regale you with stories about local history and customs, and be able to pass along information about the wildlife you see on your safari. Gondwana Ecotours, which is one of the top 10 African safari tour companies operating in Tanzania, is fully staffed with guides who are local experts.

On Safari With Gondwana Ecotours

Gondwana Ecotours offers a memorable Tanzania safari Itinerary that is 10 days long. During your time in the bush, you will go on game drives through five of the country’s national parks, while staying in comfortable lodges and tented camps along the way! Gondwana will plan your travel itinerary down to the very last detail so that you don’t have to worry about arranging transportation or lodging during the safari. Here is a list of what is included for your trip (flights are excluded):

  • Window seating during game drives in a pop-top Land Cruiser with a knowledgeable, experienced guide and driver.
  • Lodging for all nine nights of your safari.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), except for the first and last day.
  • Entrance to all national parks on the itinerary (fees will be prepaid).
  • A visit to a traditional Maasai village and time to mingle with the residents.
  • Guided hikes through national parks, where permitted.
  • All other activities and excursions during the safari.

What Is A Game Drive?

Tanzania toursOne of the main activities offered during the best Tanzania tours is a game drive. Game drives are the safest and most popular way to explore Tanzania’s national parks. Most game drives involve traveling in an open-top vehicle along the roads in Tanzania’s national parks in search of the country’s “Big 5,” that is lions, cheetahs, rhinos, leopards, and elephants. Most game drives are done in small groups of 4-10 people who are driven by an experienced guide.

Game Drives With Gondwana Ecotours

As one of the top 10 African Safari tour companies, Gondwana Ecotours offers its clients the opportunity to take many game drives during their time on safari. During the company’s Great Migration Safari, the Tanzania itinerary lasts 10 days, during which you will visit the following parks:

  • Serengeti National Park – journey across the sweeping savanna in search of an array of wildlife. During game drives in the park, your driver will help you spot wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle as they begin making their way across Tanzania’s plains during the Great Migration.
  • Masai Mara National Park – although this park is technically part of Kenya, it is connected to the Serengeti and is an important part of the annual Great Migration. The park is dotted with umbrella-shaped acacia trees and is home to elephants, cape buffalo, leopards, lions, and black rhinos.
  • Arusha National Park – this often-overlooked park is one of the smallest national parks in Tanzania. But it is definitely worth a visit, simply for the rare black-and-white colobus monkeys that live there!
  • Tarangire National Park – this popular park is home to the highest concentration of elephant herds in the world, as well as the baobab trees that dot the dry landscape. The park is named for the river that runs through it and is a destination for animals who flock to the water during the dry season.
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area – home of an ancient volcano and inactive caldera, this lush park is home to the densest population of lions in Africa as well as the endangered black rhino. This is one of the few places to view this majestic animal in its natural habitat.

Meet The Maasai People With Gondwana

The Maasai people live in the region between southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are semi-nomadic, practicing seasonal migration – although some have semi-permanent settlements, too. The Maasai still live much like their ancestors did, but modern influences have begun to creep into their daily lives. Cattle are important to the Maasai, who view livestock ownership as a sign of status. They migrate with their cattle, sheep, and goats in search of new grazing land, moving across vast areas and trading and bartering with other tribes along the way.

Gondwana’s Tanzania itinerary of 10 days includes a visit to a traditional Maasai village or boma. A boma is generally a group of huts surrounded by a thorny fence. In the middle of the huts is a fenced-off area where livestock are penned overnight. During your visit, you can share a meal with villagers and learn more about their traditional way of life. Because Gondwana employs local guides, connections to the community are maintained and make experiences like there possible for visitors.

When Should I Go On Safari?

The best Tanzania tours take place during January and February, or June and July. In January, the migrating herds begin moving along the eastern edge of the Serengeti and into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. While in Ngorongoro, many of the animals taking part in the Great Migration give birth. This is a great time to go on safari to see the newborn calves as they grow and become part of the herd!

During the months of June and July, the massive herds graze their way through the Serengeti and push northward toward Masai Mara. This is the most dramatic point in the migration, as the wildlife must make their way across the Mara River and into Kenya. This is traditionally thought of as the best time of year to visit Tanzania for the Great Migration.

Making sure you book with one of the top 10 African Safari tour companies in Tanzania, like Gondwana Ecotours, is key to creating a memorable safari experience. Make your reservations today, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

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