Tanzania has something for everyone. As a big five destination, Northern Tanzania is ideal for a first-ever or a family safari.
There are enough less visited locations in Northern Tanzania, like Lake Natron, the year-round breeding grounds for Rift Valley lesser flamingoes, to make it a fantastic choice for repeat safaris too. Hiking in Northern Tanzania, especially in the Ngorongoro Highlands, is highly recommended. The Rift Valley scenery doesn’t get much better.
Tanzania has three safari circuits in all, Northern, Southern and Western. The Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania is Africa’s largest wildlife reserve. Ruaha National Park in Western Tanzania has some of the prettiest bush anywhere, while Katavi National Park in the far west remains a remote, pristine wilderness. With better roads, it is now possible to link the Northern and Western safari circuits by vehicle. Mahale and Gombe Steam National Parks, also in the far west, are forested sanctuaries for some of Africa’s last remaining wild chimpanzees.
Our Tanzania safaris focus on diversity of accommodations and activities, and the correct balance between remaining on the well-trodden safari route in order to experience the highlights and the route less trammeled in order to find privacy and uniqueness.
An estimated 25,000 people climb Africa’s highest mountain every year. It is not a technically challenging ascent, but it is not a walk in the park either. MTT advises a few rest days between completing the climb and a Northern Tanzania wildlife safari. MTT works with a trusted associate for Mount Kilimanjaro clients.
Tanzania is blessed with friendly and hospitable people. Its iconic East African culture, the Maasai, continues to inspire visitors. The Maasai live throughout the Ngorongoro Conservation Area as far north as Lake Natron and the Kenyan border. Lake Eyasi in Northern Tanzania is the home to the last remaining numbers of a hunter and gatherer tribe, the Hadzabe. Mafia Island off the southern Tanzania coast is, like Zanzibar, a centre of Swahili culture.
MTT has worked in Tanzania the longest of any of its destinations. MTT’s experienced Tanzanian driver/guides have shared adventures with Director Leslie since 2001. MTT guests are in the best care possible because of these long and warm relationships.
MTT is a small company, the advantage of which is quick decision-making ability, room for lots of flexibility, and personalized service. Broad experience and knowledge of more than one African country makes MTT a qualified consultant for anyone seeking to combine Tanzania with other countries.
The best safari includes a mix of lodging styles and Tanzania can provide all of them, from comfortable lodges and permanent camps to seasonal tented camps and local guesthouses.
MTT’s choice for remarkable locations, proximity to wildlife, and optimal wildlife observation is seasonal tented camps. There is no better experience than sitting around the camp fire after a great day of game viewing followed by a night under canvas. As for animal noises, and the occasional night visitor outside the tent, well, that is all part of why you came on safari.
The final cost of a safari depends upon many factors: length of the safari; accommodation choice; seasonal rates for accommodation; safari vehicle rental; fuel; driver and guide expenses; local flights; airport transfers; and park, community and activity fees.
Operators which offer set departures and itineraries which don’t alter greatly throughout the year can provide safaris already priced on their websites. MTT’s specialty is bespoke safari services. Each itinerary is personal and its cost varies. However, the guideline for a good value, mid-range safari in Tanzania is 375 – 480 USD per person per day.
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