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Tanzania Safari with AOE

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Accommodation and places to stay while you enjoy your Tanzania safari.

We cater for all tastes and levels of accommodation from basic tented camping right up to 5 star lodges and exclusive AOE Tanzania safari luxury mobile campsite which we use to follow the Wildebeest Migration.

 

 

 

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Tanzania Safari Information

More than a quarter of Tanzania is covered by national parks, game reserves and conservation areas making it among the premier safari destinations in Africa and our safaris make use of the many lodges, permanent tented camps, mobile tent locations and camp-grounds available on your Tanzania safari vacation.

OUR ACCOMMODATIONS

We offer three levels of accommodations in order to provide flexible pricing options for our clients.

Mobile Tented Camps:

AOE Tent and safari vehicle in a mobile camp on Tanzania safari

Our mobile camp following the Wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park

Our top-level accommodation features small personal bush camps for up to 10 people set in the most beautiful locations Tanzania has to offer. Our mobile tented safaris provide the perfect balance between comfort and adventure, affording all the essentials in services while providing you with the experience of camping in the African bush. Set up by our camp attendants prior to your arrival and situated in secluded settings in Tanzania’s wilderness areas and parks, our camps will provide you with some of the best memories of your safari.

Meals are prepared from fresh produce by a trained cook and served in a separate and spacious dining tent. They include a selection of salads, soups, meats, fish, vegetables, plates of pasta, rice and fresh fruits. A fridge and deep freeze are brought along to provide cold drinks; ice and bottled water is supplied and available at all times. You may be mobile, but your creature comforts are never lacking!

The tops of safari tents above the long grass in Serengeti National Park on Tanzania safari trip

AOE Mobile Camp following the Wildebeest migration at Grumeti River

Our large walk-in tents sleep two people and each is equipped with its own toilet and shower combination, mosquito nets on the doors and windows, rechargeable neon lights, solid wooden beds with foam mattresses, pillows and blankets and feature an awning with chairs for taking in the view. Fresh linens and towels are provided and changed every day, plus the staff can take care of your laundry requirements and are always on hand to attend to your needs as required.

All of the equipment used in our mobile camp is our own and the staff are employed directly by us to ensure the quality we strive for!  The idea behind a mobile camp is rooted in the concept of sustainable tourism: “Take only photographs, leave only footprints” and mobile camps do just that. Our clients are able to enjoy the once in a lifetime experience of camping in the African bush in the safety and comfort of a modern camp that does not scar the land.

Lodges/Permanent Tented Camps:

Karatu Lodge exclusive accommodation at the heart of the Tanzania safari Northern Circuit

AOE’s own luxury lodge at Oldeani, by Ngorongoro Crater

Our mid-range accommodations are affordably priced lodges and permanent tented camps in Africa which are essentially hotels in the bush. They provide most of the amenities found at a hotel (i.e., restaurant, lounge, swimming pool, etc.) while located in scenic locations allowing clients to remain close to nature. They offer the same luxuries you would find in a city hotel with fresh linen, towels/face cloths, good lighting and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets.

 

Permanent tented camps consist of large walk-in tents under a thatched or canvas roof on elevated wooden platforms outfitted

Serengeti Serena Lodge

Luxury accommodation at Serena Serengeti Lodge

with beds, chairs, furniture and an en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water and flushing toilets. They typically provide accommodates for smaller groups (20-30 people) than the lodges.

 

Along with a range of lodges and tented camps, we also offer accommodation at our own lodge, Oldeani Safari Lodge. Located in the quiet town of Karatu it offers a central location to four of the northern game parks; Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. The lodge accommodates eight clients and uses current technology, including solar panels, to be as self-sustaining as possible. For more details take a look at our Oldeani Safari Lodge page.

 

 

 

 

Budget Camping:

Guests in their tent on safari in Tanzania

Our budget tents are tall enough to stand up in

Our budget camps offer a high level of comfort and are similar to the accommodations we provide for expeditions on Kilimanjaro. We provide the guide and cook who will look after all your needs by setting-up camp, preparing the food and providing you with water as needed. We provide double accommodations in high-quality 4-person tents that are tall enough to stand up in. We use campsite facilities when available, else we will provide a mobile toilet and mobile shower.

Pre-planned Safaris

Although we specialize in custom trips we do offer some pre-planned safaris which reduce the time necessary organizing your trip. They visit all the major National Parks in northern Tanzania and some of the less known areas. Contact us for current prices and accommodation options.

Savannah & Highlands Safari - 5 days
The African Savanna with AOE on Tanzania safari

The African Savannah

The broad grasslands south of Arusha town support the highest concentration of large migratory animals in East Africa outside of the Serengeti. This diverse acacia-savanna ecosystem, based on the patterns of annual migration, has been designated as one of the world’s most biologically outstanding habitats by the World Wildlife Fund. At the height of the rainy season the animals are spread out over an area extending from Tarangire Park in the south, Lake Manyara Park in the west and north to the Kenya border, but during the dry season, the animals migrate back towards the only permanent water source in the area. Flowing through Tarangire Park, the Tarangire River is the main refuge for wildlife from the surrounding areas of the Rift Valley between June and October which makes this an ideal time to visit. On this safari, we visit this ecosystem plus the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands.

Day 1 – Tarangire Park

We depart today for Tarangire Park passing through open plains south of Arusha town. During the dry season from May to October Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem and its wetlands in the southeast portion of the park support over 300 varieties of birds. With fewer tourists than other parks, Tarangire’s rolling savannah dotted with thousands of baobab and acacia trees offers a great chance to enjoy Africa’s wilderness and solitude.

Day 2 – Tarangire Park

During a full day of game viewing, we’ll see more herds of resident waterbuck, impala, giraffe and lesser kudu who share this park during the dry season with the migrant buffalo, eland, hartebeest and oryx. We will enjoy a long morning and afternoon game drive through a variety of vegetation zones and habitats.

Day 3 – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, we depart for Ngorongoro Crater passing through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands before arriving at the rim of the crater. We’ll descend into the crater which is one of the most densely crowded game areas in the world, home to nearly 40,000 animals. Here we’ll have a good chance of seeing the big five: lion, leopard, rare Black Rhino, buffalo and elephants. Along with the big five; we will also see herds of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle. After a picnic lunch, we’ll continue our game drive than depart the crater and arrive at our accommodations just before dusk for dinner on the crater rim.

Day 4 – Lake Manyara Park

Today’s drive takes us back through the Crater Highlands to the base of the Rift Valley Escarpment; a dramatic bluff nearly 2,000 ft high. Here lies a narrow belt of acacia woodland and a floodplain that is filled seasonally by Lake Manyara. Encompassing this area is Lake Manyara Park which is often overlooked, but game rich and best known for its tree-climbing lions. We’ll have time for an evening game drive and after dinner, a night drive in the park. We overnight at a lodge near the park.

Day 5 – Arusha town

After breakfast and a long morning game drive, we will drive back to Arusha having time to shop at some of the curio shops in Makuyuni.

Grasslands & Highlands Safari - 5 days
Lioness in the Serengeti Grasslands on safari in Tanzania

Lioness in the Serengeti Grasslands

Serengeti Park is part of a world-renowned ecosystem and the stage for one of the most spectacular mass migrations in the world where nearly two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle move between the Serengeti grasslands and the southern bushlands of Kenya. During the dry season the migration gathers along the western edge of the plains and in the Maasai Mara in Kenya where there is permanent water, but when the short rains begin in November the migration moves back south into Tanzania for the fresh grass that grows on the volcanic soil in the lee of the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands. The herds are in Tanzania from December through May but the highlight occurs in February when they calve on the southern grasslands. On this trip, we spend time exploring these grasslands and the montane forests of the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands.

Grasslands & Highlands Safari

Day 1 – Ngorongoro Crater

Today we depart for Ngorongoro Crater passing through open plains south of Arusha town and eventually the forested slopes of Ngorongoro Crater Highlands before arriving at the rim of the crater. We’ll descend into the crater which is one of the most densely crowded game areas in the world, home to nearly 40,000 animals. Here we’ll have a good chance of seeing the big five: lion, leopard, rare Black Rhino, buffalo and elephants. Along with the big five; we will also see herds of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle. After a picnic lunch we’ll continue our game drive than depart the crater and arrive at our accommodations just before dusk for dinner on the crater rim.

Day 2 – Serengeti Park

After an early breakfast we descend through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Highlands enroute to the Serengeti. We’ll stop at Olduvai Gorge to visit the site where the fossils of a distant ancestor of man, believed to be about 1.8 Million years old, were discovered. We arrive at our accommodations in time for dinner after a game drive through the central Serengeti.

Day 3 – Serengeti Park

We will have a full day game drive today, with a picnic lunch in the Serengeti. Our game drive on this day might include a drive along the banks of the Seronera river in search of lions or tracking cheetah through the Gol Kopjes. Dinner and overnight in the central Serengeti.

Day 4 – Lake Manyara Park

Today’s drive takes us though the central Serengeti from west to east and back through the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands to the base of the Rift Valley Escarpment; a dramatic bluff nearly 2,000 ft high. Here lies a narrow belt of acacia woodland and a floodplain that is filled seasonally by Lake Manyara. Encompassing this area is Lake Manyara Park which is often overlooked, but game rich and best known for its tree climbing lions. We’ll have time for an evening game drive and after dinner, a night drive in the park. We overnight at a lodge near the park.

Day 5 – Arusha town

After breakfast and a long morning game drive we will drive back to Arusha having time to shop at some of the curio shops in Makuyuni and Arusha.

Savannah, Grasslands & Highlands Safari - 6 days

Savannah, Grasslands & Highlands Safari – 6 days

We combine our trips to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater Highlands and Tarangire-Lake Manyara ecosystems to showcase the best of what northern Tanzania has to offer.

Savannah, Grasslands & Highlands safari

Day 1 – Tarangire Park

We depart today for Tarangire Park passing through open plains south of Arusha town. During the dry season from May to October Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem and its wetlands in the southeast portion of the park support over 300 varieties of birds. With fewer tourists than other parks, Tarangire’s rolling savannah dotted with thousands of baobab and acacia trees offers a great chance to enjoy Africa’s wilderness and solitude.

Day 2 – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, we depart for Ngorongoro Crater passing through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands before arriving at the rim of the crater. We’ll descend into the crater which is one of the most densely crowded game areas in the world, home to nearly 40,000 animals. Here we’ll have a good chance of seeing the big five: lion, leopard, rare Black Rhino, buffalo and elephants. Along with the big five; we will also see herds of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle. After a picnic lunch, we’ll continue our game drive than depart the crater and arrive at our accommodations just before dusk for dinner on the crater rim.

Day 3 – Serengeti Park

Today we descend through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Highlands en route to the Serengeti. We’ll stop at Olduvai Gorge to visit the site where the fossils of a distant ancestor of man, believed to be about 1.8 Million years old, were discovered. We arrive at our accommodations in time for dinner after a game drive through the central Serengeti.

Day 4 – Serengeti Park

We will have a full day game drive today, with a picnic lunch in the Serengeti. Our game drive on this day might include a drive along the banks of the Seronera river in search of lions or tracking cheetah through the Gol Kopjes. Dinner and overnight in the central Serengeti.

Day 5 – Lake Manyara Park

Today’s drive takes us through the central Serengeti from west to east and back through the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands to the base of the Rift Valley Escarpment; a dramatic bluff nearly 2,000 ft high. Here lies a narrow belt of acacia woodland and a floodplain that is filled seasonally by Lake Manyara. Encompassing this area is Lake Manyara Park which is often overlooked, but game rich and best known for its tree-climbing lions. We’ll have time for an evening game drive and after dinner, a night drive in the park. We overnight at a lodge near the park.

Day 6 – Arusha town

After breakfast and a long morning game drive, we will drive back to Arusha having time to shop at some of the curio shops in Makuyuni.

Tanzania Safari on foot - 6 days

On this safari, we get out of our vehicles and trek in some of the areas less visited. We include visits to two highland regions, the mountain forests of Arusha Park and the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands.

Tanzania Safari on foot – 6 days

Day 1 – Arusha Park

We depart for Arusha National Park to start our two-day tour of the park. Today will include a game drive and a foot safari on the lower slopes of Mt. Meru. We are almost guaranteed of close encounters with the resident herd of Cape Buffalo and many of the giraffe that inhabits the park. We will overnight at a local lodge.

Day 2 – Arusha Park

Today we’ll enjoy another morning game drive and in the afternoon a second foot safari with a local ranger around the rim of Ngurdoto Crater. The crater is an animal sanctuary (no humans are allowed) and has great views of Kilimanjaro and the surrounding area. We return to our accommodations for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, we depart for Ngorongoro Crater passing through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands before arriving at the rim of the crater. We’ll descend into the crater which is one of the most densely crowded game areas in the world, home to nearly 40,000 animals. Here we’ll have a good chance of seeing the big five: lion, leopard, rare Black Rhino, buffalo and elephants. Along with the big five; we will also see herds of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle. After a picnic lunch, we’ll continue our game drive than depart the crater and arrive at our accommodations just before dusk for dinner on the crater rim.

Day 4 – Olmoti Crater

Another chance to stretch our legs when we hike from the Nainokanoka ranger post through the forest up to the top of a spectacular waterfall with an armed ranger. The waterfall is part of the Munge river which flows through the crater on its way to Ngorongoro Crater. We’ll return to our accommodations on the Ngorongoro Crater rim for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 – Lake Manyara Park

Today’s drive takes us back through the Crater Highlands to the base of the Rift Valley Escarpment; a dramatic bluff nearly 2,000 ft high. Here lies a narrow belt of acacia woodland and a floodplain that is filled seasonally by Lake Manyara. Encompassing this area is Lake Manyara Park which is often overlooked, but game rich and best known for its tree-climbing lions. We’ll have time for an evening game drive and after dinner, a night drive in the park. We overnight at a lodge near the park.

Day 6 – Arusha

After breakfast and a long morning game drive, we will drive back to Arusha having time to shop at some of the curio shops in Makuyuni.

Tanzania Safari on foot - 7 days

Tanzania Safari on foot – 7 days

Visitors on a walking safari in Tanzania

We add a day to our 6 day Tanzania Safari on foot with a trip to a private reserve on the western slopes of Kilimanjaro.

Along with being the most scenic side of the mountain, the west side is used as a corridor by animals travelling between the mountain and Amboseli Park in Kenya so we will see plenty of game on our hike through this area.

Tanzania Safari on foot – 7 days

Day 1 – Ndarakwai Ranch

We start our trip on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro’s west side at the 10,000 acres Ndarakwai Ranch. This private reserve has over 63 species of mammals, including elephant, zebra, eland, giraffe, wildebeest, lesser kudu, and mountain reedbuck; plus more than 340 species of bird. We will take a guided half-day walk after lunch followed by a night game drive after dinner. We will overnight at Ndarakwai Camp, a permanent tented lodge at the ranch.

Day 2 – Arusha Park

After breakfast, we depart for Arusha National Park for a full day tour of the park. The day will include a game drive and a foot safari on the lower slopes of Mt. Meru. We are almost guaranteed of close encounters with the resident herd of Cape Buffalo and many of the giraffe that inhabits the park. We will overnight at a local lodge.

Day 3 – Arusha Park

Today we’ll enjoy another morning game drive and in the afternoon a second foot safari with a local ranger around the rim of Ngurdoto Crater. The crater is an animal sanctuary (no humans are allowed) and has great views of Kilimanjaro and the surrounding area. We return to our lodge for dinner and overnight

We drive south through the open plains outside of Arusha town today and camp in the Massai Steppe at a location adjacent to Tarangire National Park. Camping outside the park permits us the freedom of walking excursion close to the camp as well as a longer adventure in the rolling savannah and acacia woodlands habitat surrounding us.

Day 4 – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, we depart for Ngorongoro Crater passing through the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands before arriving at the rim of the crater. We’ll descend into the crater which is one of the most densely crowded game areas in the world, home to nearly 40,000 animals. Here we’ll have a good chance of seeing the big five: lion, leopard, rare Black Rhino, buffalo and elephants. Along with the big five; we will also see herds of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle. After a picnic lunch, we’ll continue our game drive than depart the crater and arrive at our accommodations just before dusk for dinner on the crater rim.

Day 5 – Olmoti Crater

Another chance to stretch our legs when we hike from the Nainokanoka ranger post through the forest up to the top of a spectacular waterfall with an armed ranger. The waterfall is part of the Munge river which flows through the crater on its way to Ngorongoro Crater. We’ll return to our lodge on the Ngorongoro Crater rim for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 – Lake Manyara Park

Today’s drive takes us back through the Crater Highlands to the base of the Rift Valley Escarpment; a dramatic bluff nearly 2,000 ft high. Here lies a narrow belt of acacia woodland and a floodplain that is filled seasonally by Lake Manyara. Encompassing this area is Lake Manyara Park which is often overlooked, but game rich and best known for its tree-climbing lions. We’ll have time for an evening game drive and after dinner, a night drive in the park. We overnight at a lodge near the park.

Day 7 – Arusha

After breakfast and a long morning game drive, we will drive back to Arusha having time to shop at some of the curio shops in Makuyuni.

Further Information (things to pack for safari)

PRICE INCLUDES:

Experienced Tanzanian driver/guide
Park Fees
Accommodations
3 meals a day
Transportation from the point of pick up to the drop off point (We use new Land Cruisers and Land Rovers on all our safaris which have three roof hatches to maximize the game viewing)

FOOD:

Three meals are provided a day with hot/cold drinks for breakfast and dinner. The meals include meat dishes, soup, pasta, bread, fruit, plus dessert. On our mobile tented safaris, meals are served in a dining tent with a large table and chairs. If you have any special menu requests, please let us know so that we may accommodate you! We recommend that you bring some of your favourite snacks too.

WATER:

On game drives, you will be provided with bottled water.

OUR GUIDES:

They are fluent in English and have an in-depth understanding of the culture of our country, it’s wildlife and unique environment.

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT:

cap or hat (for shade)
sunglasses
a long sleeve shirt over a t-shirt is adequate for morning and evening game drives
sport shirt or blouse (for dining at the lodges after a day’s safari)
polypro or wool top (if visiting Ngorongoro Crater)
rain parka (waterproof nylon or Goretex)
tennis or walking shoes (adequate for short walks and lodge wear)
toiletries (enough for your entire trip)
sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher)
flashlight or headlamp
towelettes
body towel, face towel (for washing up in camp)
personal first aid kit
insect repellent
one one-quart, wide-mouthed plastic bottles
binoculars
camera and film (enough film for the entire trip)

FIRST AID:

We bring a substantial first aid kit on every safari, but we still recommend that you bring a small personal kit comprised of any medications that you think may need. Below are some suggestions, but obviously, your preferences and the advice of your doctor should influence your choices.
a headache, mild pain (ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin)
upset stomach (Peptobismal, Maalox, Gelusil M or Mylanta; Donnatal for stomach cramps)
colds, allergies (cough drops, Sudafed)
diarrhoea (Imodium or Lomotil will treat the symptom but not the cause; Ciprofloxacin for bacterial dysentery)
cuts, bites (Neosporin, Polysporin)

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