Tanzanian Safaris with STT

Safari Tours Tanzania (STT) has developed an unique programme of tours that transposes our love of adventure and our unique perspective on the outdoors, into the incomparable domain of some of the most dramatic and adventurous safari venues in the world; the national parks and conserved areas of northern Tanzania, and the renowned wildlife regions of Kenya.

Visitors with us to Tanzania are invited to choose from an array of unique and unforgettable safaris that include:

  • watching lions hunt over the endless plains of the Serengeti through which the famous wildebeest migration passes into Kenya’s Masai Mara;
  • sighting the rare Black Rhino in the ‘Lost World’ of the Ngorongoro Crater floor;
  • experiencing the thrill of a close encounter with the giraffe and elephants of Lake Manyara and Tarangire;
  • hunting with the Hadzabe, the authentic Bushmen of Lake Eyasi who still rely on these ancient techniques to subsist;
  • spending time with the families of Maasai tribes people and learning about their fascinating culture in remote villages that very few visit.

Planning Your Safari

We are sensitive to the fact that there’s a great deal to take in and research when planning a Tanzania safari holiday, and visitors will probably be concerned that in opting to visit a handful of parks or areas that they like the sound of or have heard or read good things about, they should not be missing out on other areas that a better-informed planner would be sure to include. With this in mind our coordinators are always delighted to engage in ongoing dialogue with prospective safari-goers, to the end that we can build up an accurate picture of what the group is likely to be interested to see. And since our Tanzanian safaris are run on private basis (except where you request that we invite others to join your booking to reduce your costs), we are able to communicate the specifics of your wishes directly to our drivers who will aim to ensure the necessary bias towards those elements of a safari that are of most interest to you. For example, some visitors will be interested principally in birds, while others have little or no avian interests and are determined to try to find all members of the Big 5; equally, others may already have been to other places on a safari holiday – such as Namibia or the Kruger Park – and now have a specific interest in Tanzania, so as to witness the migration. In all cases, we warmly invite you to discuss your hopes and interests with us, and we will aim to ensure that we plan as specifically as is necessary to ensure that you have the best possible chance of seeing what will give you greatest satisfaction.

8 Day Luxury Safari to Tarangire, Lake Eyasi with Survival Skills, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Natron, Oldoinyo Lengai & Lake Manyara featured safari nic wegner copyright MG 4953

Private Safaris

The majority of STT’s safari packages are operated on a private safari basis, where say, a couple, a close group of friends, or families will prefer to travel independently of anyone they do not already know. Since our tours are priced per person on a sliding scale that reduces as the number of subscribers increases, readers should be aware that the quoted prices are essentially all to be understood as being per person for passengers in a private 4 x 4.

Open Group Safaris

Occasionally, we are approached by solo travellers or two friends that are willing to forge new friendships and travel with people they do not already know, in the interests of having a more varied experience and in reducing costs. Those keen to join a group or try to form one of their own, are invited to advertise their intentions on Team Kilimanjaro’s Facebook site.

Classic Game Viewing

The traditional objective of safari tours is game viewing, and while we are certainly seeing a clear increase in the number of visitors who want to get out of their vehicles and have some direct and active interaction with their environment and the indigenous culture, still, the majority of safari-goers probably expect wildlife viewing to constitute the main element of their trip. With such a goal in mind, Tanzania is probably second to none throughout the world, with a reliable population of lions throughout the Serengeti, and very accessibly, in the Ngorongoro Crater; relatively vast numbers of elephant in Tarangire, which – especially in the dry season when they are attracted to the main waterways – are much easier to find than in most other wildlife areas; and, in short, one of the densest and most accessible populations of large animals to be found anywhere on earth.

Active & Cultural Adventures

For those who enjoy game viewing and want to see the Big Five but who prefer not to remain in vehicles and choose to interact directly with the African environment and it’s inhabitants, we offer a series of thoroughly enjoyable and varied itineraries that - while of course featuring the more standard wildlife viewing areas - also incorporate the road less-travelled with elements such as living amongst the Bushmen of Lake Eyasi and being taught the authentic survival skills on which the tiny Hadzabe Tribe have depended for thousands of years; or challenging oneself with a dawn ascent of the sacred mountain of the Maasai people whose traditional bomas we visit and into whose fascinating lives we offer an insight. Whatever your preferences for a safari in Tanzania or Kenya, our coordinators will be delighted to get you started on your planning phase.

8 Day Luxury Safari to Tarangire, Lake Eyasi with Survival Skills, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Natron, Oldoinyo Lengai & Lake Manyara oldoinyo lengai climb OL P1010313

Other Places of Significant Interest in Tanzania

While not strictly fitting the usual description of ‘a safari’, although the word simply means ‘journey’ in Swahili, many considering a visit to Tanzania would likely be very disappointed in retrospect, not to have tried to feature the following items on their Tanzanian holiday! For Example: Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.