11 lion in trees in one and the same afternoon! Not all in the same tree of course, but all the same, you can have a field day in Serengeti National Park. Sadly we cannot guarantee that you will see lion in trees at all, on a safari nothing can be guaranteed. It depends on wind and weather, time of day and temperatures, how hungry the leopard is, when the cheetah had its last meal and other factors which humans don’t control.
Tanzania is a huge country with fairly poor roads, for some stretches it is recommended or totally necessary to fly. The biggest draw card is the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro crater plus Selous National Park. As the Serengeti and Selous are fairly far apart most visitors choose to do the one or the other. From Arusha you can fly up to the Serengeti, however if you want to see the Ngorongoro Crater you will have to do some bad roads in a 4x4. It can however be worth it, you overnight at the crater rim and do a game drive in the crater in the morning. And maybe visit beautiful Tarangire National Park on the way back to Arusha?
The Ngorongoro crater was formed two to three million years ago when a large volcano exploded and collapsed. The crater is big, about 300 sq. kms in area, and has more or less formed its own ecosystem. Inside the crater there is a varied fauna and flora and a solid population of wildlife such as various antelopes, zebras, lion, leopard, black rhino, wild dogs, wildebeest, to mention some, plus about 500 species of birds.
The Serengeti is a vast plain clad with small hilltops and in the north more mountainous terrain. It seems that some type of animal is constantly on the move on this plain, best known is the wildebeest migrations and in particular the point where they cross the Mara River, so fully documented by many wildlife photographers. The migration takes place practically all year, as grazing is finished or dried out in one area the animals move on, they search for sweeter grass and good water and doing so they cover large areas in the Serengeti and the Grumeti.
If you happen to be there at a time of year when the wildebeest are not crossing the Mara River, do not despair, you will still be able to enjoy what the Serengeti can offer of migrating herds, of elephants and not to forget the carnivores leopard, lion and cheetah. There is always something going on in the Serengeti, there is drama and beauty in a fantastic mix.
Or you can go different places, to Mahale National Park by Lake Tanganyika to say hello to the chimps, or to Katavi, Ruaha or Selous, all of them with fantastic wildlife and less people. If you belong to the tribe that has to climb as many mountains as possible, the choice is easy; Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest with 5.895 meters (19.341 feet) above sea level. Arusha is the starting point for such and expedition.
Give your Tanzania-safari the perfect ending with some days beaching it either on the mainland or on the island of Zanzibar.
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