Tanzania is the ideal destination to combine exciting safaris with unforgettable cultural encounters, adventurous hiking and un-spoilt beach holidays. From Serengeti plains with the annual wildebeest migration to snow-capped mountains and stunning palm-fringed beaches, Tazania offers all ingredients a safari a discerning traveler can wish for.
Whether it is your first time to Africa or you are returning after many visits, the spectacular natural beauty, the impressive wildlife. And the mix of rich culture and warm-friendly people will keep amazing you.We at The Shuttle are passionate about Tanzania and it is our great honor to introduce you to the land of Kilimanjaro.
Home to a vast volcanic crater and wildlife such as elephants, lions, and buffalo, Ngorongoro is definitely a destination you will want to add to your safari adventure!
The Crater was formed when a large volcano erupted then collapsed into itself. It is over 600 meters deep, with its floor covering roughly 250 square kilometers. Pretty massive!
Located on the south-west shores of Lake Victoria, Rubondo Island National Park includes Rubondo Island and several other small islands on Lake Victoria. The park boasts a rich and diverse variety of butterflies and bird life, easily viewable from the lake shore. The rare Sitatunga, an extremely endangered amphibious antelope, can sometimes be viewed escaping charging predators by hiding and camouflaging itself in the lake shore marshes.
Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.
Most visitors come to Mikumi National Park looking to spot the ‘Big Five’ (cheetah, lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino), and they aren’t disappointed. Hippo pools provide close access to the mud-loving beasts, and bird-watching along the waterways is particularly rewarding. Mikumi National Park borders the Selous Game Reserve and Udzungwa National Park, and the three locations make a varied and pleasant safari circuit.
Mt. Kilimanjaro is not part of a mountain range and stands on its own – thus “Free-standing.” There are many other mountains within mountain ranges that are higher than Kilimanjaro.
As Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro is a member of the seven summits. The seven summits are each continent’s highest mountain.
The game viewing starts the moment the plane touches down. A giraffe races beside the airstrip, all legs and neck, yet oddly elegant in its awkwardness. A line of zebras parades across the runway in the giraffe’s wake.
The park boasts of over 10,000 elephants – the largest population of any East African national park, form a protective huddle around their young.