Watching African wildlife in their natural habitat is an experience you’ll never forget. At World Wide Trekking we believe that this once in a lifetime safari should be perfect for you. Our custom safaris are all about you and your specific individual or group needs. Let us know your preferences, goals, wishes, and constraints and we will arrange a privately guided adventure crafted with care just for you.
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania:
The boundaries of this 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi) park were drawn around the path of the great migration, the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world as over a million ungulates follow the seasonal availability of grazing land. Serengeti National Park is also known for its large lion populations. The vast flat plains, reminiscent of the open ocean, and the large area of this park bring you into the true wild Africa.
Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania:
Nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara is a welcome drinking hole that attracts thirsty wildlife, provides a home for hippopotamuses, and a hunting ground for tree-climbing lions. In this oasis, you can expect to see impressively tusked elephants, giraffes, hundreds of baboons and blue monkeys, and thousands of flamingos.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania:
In the Ngorongoro Conservation Area lies the Ngorongoro Crater the largest intact caldera. Wind down the steep rim into an extremely unique ecosystem, where the majority of wildlife in this crater will spend their entire lives. This crater holds the highest concentration of wildlife in the world and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its history, and biodiversity. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is also home to Olduvai Gorge, where the earliest known specimens of the human genes were found.
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania:
Named after the Tarangire River, this national park is home to a large number of elephants. During the dry season, thousands of animals concentrate in the park, during the wet season animals disperse throughout the park and young can be spotted.
Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda:
Trek into the thick jungle of Volcanoes National Park, home to the endangered Silverback Gorilla, more commonly known as the Mountain Gorilla. This is one of two areas where you can see Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat today. Singing with life and beautiful views, you are sure to have a life changing experience once you find a gorilla family, human’s closest relatives. Observe in awe, these social creatures that share striking similarities with us.
One of World Wide Trekking’s founding principles is giving back to the places we travel. Through our sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project, we are making a difference in lives around the globe, and connecting trekkers with voluntourism opportunities in local communities. We have a number of diverse projects in Tanzania that WWTrek guests can get involved with.
Kilimanjaro Kids Community:
This orphanage is HOP’s proudest achievement. Since 2008, 12 beautiful Tanzanian Children have been growing up in our ever-expanding home, which sits in the shadow of Kilimanjaro. There are many ongoing construction and education projects at Kilimanjaro Kids Community (KKC). In the past volunteers have helped build new dorms, distribute school supplies, install solar panels and more. Our guest house at the KKC allows those interested to extend their visit and stay directly on-site.
Makuyuni Primary School:
HOP has also been working at the Makuyuni Primary School to provide daily school lunches for the school’s 850 children. Take a midday trip to the school, help serve lunch, and have a chance to eat and play with the children.
Mama Na M’toto Women’s Empowerment Group:
In the village of Mto Wa Mbu, just outside of Lake Manyara National Park, the shop of the Women’s Empowerment Group can be found. Stop in to support their business and see the beautiful clothing they make.
Stand at the “Roof of Africa”, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. The trek up Kilimanjaro winds through six different ecozones to the summit for an unbeatable view. Through winding coffee fields, small villages, forests, moorland meadows, savannah grasses dotted with volcanic rock, and desert plateaus, this climb is a great adventure each day, not just at the summit.
Experience the unique opportunity to take part in voluntourism with WWTrek sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project (HOP). We can customize an adventure of a lifetime that will simultaneously benefit local communities.
Rwanda Gorilla Tracking:
Pair a Tanzanian African Safari with Gorilla tracking in Rwanda. Our closest relatives, gorillas, are extremely intelligent and share many familial mannerisms with us. The Silverback Gorilla is the most endangered species of gorilla and can be seen in their native habitat in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
15 miles of the Tanzanian coast, this oasis in the Indian Ocean is a perfect escape from the world. Whether you choose to snorkel, beachcomb on Nungwi Beach, explore Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or relax at the resort, the pace of life on Zanzibar Island will help you slow down and enjoy your surroundings.
Town of Arusha:
This bustling town lies on the route to Serengeti National Park. Explore markets, local shops, and soak in the buzzing around you on a cultural walking tour or on your own time.
Lake Eyasi Hadzabe Tribe:
This small tribe of nomadic hunter-gatherers are thought to be the earliest primitive inhabitants of Tropical Africa. They have distant links to the Bushmen of the Kalahari and belong to the Khoisan people – those who speak in clicks. They currently live around the Lake Eyasi basin and live purely off the land – hunting wild animals and depending solely on the vegetation of the bush.
Datoga Bushmen Tribe:
These pastoralists are also skilled silversmith’s who live near the Hadzabe and supply them with iron tips, knives, and spears in exchange for honey and fruits. Their origins are the Horn of Africa thought to have immigrated some 3,000 years ago. They wear traditional dress decorated in colored beads and the women often have facial scarification for beauty.
Hot Air Balloon Safari:
While in Tarangire or Serengeti National Parks take flight early morning in a hot air balloon for a new perspective. In the early morning calm, enjoy observing African wildlife and the vast park from a new vantage. After landing fuel up for the rest of the day with a champagne bush breakfast.
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