Travel to Tanzania
Tanzania is a country of highlights, which makes it the perfect destination to travel to. Wether you are in the mood for adventure travel with the most stunning safaris, or a romantic getaway, surrounded by the bush whilst the elephants drink at the water hole in front of your lodge - it is all on offer in our beautiful destination. In which other country you could combine climbing the Kilimanjaro - the highest mountain of Africa, witnes the migration of the wildebeest and experience a true diver's paradise in one stay? A lovely combination can also be made with Zanzibar, with its blue turquoise sea and white beaches, a true paradise.
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Travel Highlights Tanzania
Arusha and Mount Meru
Arusha is a small national park of fig tree forests, waterfalls, and the stunning Mount Meru in the background. It also included the Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater, and tgreen highland forests. Game viewing around the Momela Lakes is relaxed and easy. Climbing Mt. Meru or enjoying the smaller trails that criss-cross its lower slopes is a popular activity for visitors to Arusha National Park. The three-day trek to reach the crater's summit is a quieter, and some say more challenging alternative than the famous peak of nearby Mount Kilimanjaro.
Lake Manyara National Park is a magical, beautiful park, close to the banks of soda water Lake Manyara. It's excellent for bird watching, and you may be able to spot the legendary Lake Manyara tree-climbing lion. Manyara is often visited for an afternoon at the start of a safari and/or a morning at the end, as it lies on route to and from Ngorongoro and the Serengeti.
Mafia is a diver and angler's paradise in the Indian Ocean. The name Mafia probably stems from the Arabic morfiyeh, meaning "group" or "archipelago", or from the Ki-Swahili "mahali pa afya", meaning "a healthy dwelling-place". Mafia has a rich history, going back over 2,000 years. There are six major dive sites, and innumerable lesser sites that offer some of the best diving on the coast of East Africa.
Kilimanjaro is an undeniable part of the compelling beauty of East Africa. Not only is this the highest peak on the African continent; it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Kilimanjaro is one of the world's most easy to climb high summits. It's surrounded by lush mountain forest, inhabited by elephant, leopard, bufalo and other anumals. The top is a winter wonderland of ice and snow.
The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa's Eden' and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World'. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while neraby lions sleep in the sun. The Ngorongoro Crater and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are without a doubt some of the most beautiful parts of Tanzania. Besides vehicle safaris to Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, and surrounding attractions, hiking treks through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are popular too. Either way you choose to visit, the Crater Highlands are an unforgettable part of the Tanzanian experience.
Tanzania's second-largest national park after the Serengeti. Ruaha is known for its large elephant and buffalo herds and it's possible to see greater and lesser kudu as well as the antelope. As well as an abundance of lion, leopard and cheetah it is also home to the increasingly rare African Hunting Dog. Ruaha is a great year round park due to its good all weather road network. It has the lowest rainfall in Tanzania. June to November is driest with the focus of wildlife viewing around the river courses and permanent waterholes.
Selous is Africa's largest protected area uninhabited by man, where Tanzania's greatest population of elephants wander in an area bigger than Switzerland. A World Heritage Site, Selous contains about one third of all the wild dogs (often called painted dogs), in the world. Here in Selous they have boundless woodlands and savannahs in which to live. In the dry season an ancient migration of elephants takes place between the Selous and Mozambique's Niassa Game Reserves.
The Serengeti National Park is one of the most celebrated wildlife reserves in the world. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai name meaning ‘endless plains', and these rolling distances of short grass plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing; it is ultimate safari country. Large prides of lions laze easily in the long grasses, families of elephants feed on acacia bark, and you'll find giraffes, gazelles, monkeys, eland, and the whole range of African wildlife in abundance. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara attract visitors from around the world, who travel to the open plains to witness the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet. More than a million animals make the seasonal journey to fresh pasture to the north, then the south, after the biannual rains. The migration has become one of the legends of the Serengeti plains. Aside from traditional vehicle bound safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti plains has become a safari rite-of-passage for travel enthusiasts.
Zanzibar and Pemba
Zanzibar and Pemba are part of a coral reef barrier along the Tanzania Coast. You'll find crystal clear water, unspoilt white beaches and lush vegetation. Zanzibar is not only a beach destination and perfect to relax after safaris and treks, but it is also a place of great historical and cultural interest. The island of Pemba known as 'Al Jazeera Al Khadra' (the green island, in Arabic) is completely different from Zanzibar. It's a secret paradise, full of undiscovered paradise beaches and some of the best diving in the Indian Ocean.
Program idea Tanzania
Group arrives into Kilimanjaro International Airport. Somak representative to meet and greet group. Escort to waiting safari vehicles for transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge.
Arrive and enjoy an exciting and informative 'Coffee Tour' to learn the fascinating cycle of the coffee bean. The Tour takes place within the grounds of the Lodge, which itself is located within one of Tanzania’s largest coffee estates.
Weaving in and out of the evergreen coffee bushes, the Coffee Guide explains how the bean is nurtured, harvested, dried and finally roasted to produce a myriad of different blends that sate the taste of the most ardent of coffee connoisseurs (optional extra).
12h30 – Enjoy lunch at the lodge.
13h30 – Transfer to Arusha airstrip.
15h00 – Scheduled flight departs to the world famous Serengeti Game Reserve.
17h05 – Met on arrival and transferred to your lodge.
Dinner and overnight:
Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
The lodge is strategically located to ensure that all areas of the Serengeti are within reach of their guests, including legendary locations like the famous Maasai kopjes, the Museum of Olduvai Gorge, Seronera and the Grumeti River. It has been designed with a modern African decorative style that creates a fresh and bright atmosphere, but very cozy and with the right amount of luxury.
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Somak Safaris DMC
For almost half a century, we made it our goal to fulfill our client's dreams. We are very experienced in planning your whole stay in Tanzania, wether you are looking for a memorable incentive experience or want to see stunning Tanzania at leisure.
During game drives, 4-wheel drive vehicles - no minibuses- are used. We guarantee every passenger a window seat. We at Somak Safaris make sure you will enjoy your stay to the fullest! Please contact us if you are in need of a professional partner in Tanzania.
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