Leopard Safari in Tanzania
Enjoy the best that Tanzania has to offer in our most premium safari taking you to national parks in the Tarangire, Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara, all to be experienced in pure comfort. The accommodations have been hand-picked to provide luxury and high standards when exploring the wildest corners of Tanzania. You get to discover the unique habitats each national park has to offer and with it glimpse the amazing variation of wildlife, from the very small dik-dik antelopes to the big cats and gaze up towards majestic elephants. And why not see the Serengeti from the air to give your journey that extra sense of magic, and book yourself a once-in-a-lifetime balloon safari? We are so very proud to present Leopard Luxury safari, a once-in-a-lifetime travel plan.
Our Leopard Safari in Tanzania takes you initially to Tarangire National Park to set the tone for this incredible journey. Known for its high number of elephants and many bird species, it offers beautiful landscapes in both the dry and wet seasons—experiencing giant herds of zebras, wildebeest, and various antelope species. Continue on to the stunning Serengeti National Park. The drive there takes you past the Great Rift Valley, a majestic gorge that rips through the landscape and shapes everything around it. Then enjoy this World Heritage Site – the Serengeti Park, with over 4,000 lions, 1,000 leopards, and over 2 million antelope and large mammals waiting for you to explore the park. After Serengeti, we travel to the Ngorongoro Crater. This volcanic caldera hides a paradise filled with animals and a salt lake located in the center of the park, one of Africa’s seven natural wonders. End your trip of a lifetime in Lake Manyara, an alkaline lake with thousands of flamingos along the shore. This park has one of the largest wildlife biomasses in all of Africa. Why not end your trip with abundant incredible wildlife to see and photograph? This leopard safari in Tanzania offers all of the above, along with luxury accommodation and comfort.
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ARUSHA | GRAN MELIA HOTEL
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (Time to be advised), drive to Arusha, and stay at the Gran Melia Hotel for dinner and an
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TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK | TARANGIRE SOPA LODGE
After breakfast, drive from the Gran Melia Hotel to Tarangire National Park, which will take about two hours. This park is
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OLDUVAI GORGE – SERENGETI | OLE SERAI LUXURY LODGE
Drive to the spectacular Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge, which takes 3 to 4 hours. Olduvai Gorge is an
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SERENGETI | OLE SERAI LUXURY LODGE
After breakfast, venture into the Serengeti’s wilderness and explore its breathtaking corners for a full day of game viewing in the park. Enjoy exploring this world heritage site with a picnic lunch beside you, where the earth’s largest concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, go to the Oleserai Luxury Lodge for rest, have dinner, and overnight.
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NGORONGORO | NGORONGORO SERENA LODGE
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhinos and prides of lions that, include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game you can see include leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the late afternoon, drive to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.
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LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK – ARUSHA | GRAN MELIA HOTEL
Drive to Lake Manyara National Park. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive, the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach the park from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon, forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and elephants stand in the shade on the escarpment. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, and hippos. Later in the day, drive back to Gran Melia Hotel in Arusha for an overnight.
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KILIMANJARO AIRPORT | DEPARTURE
Enjoy a morning of leisure before your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home.
The northern circuit of Tanzania is home to some of the most remarkable wildlife and natural landscapes on the African continent. We have selected the Tarangire National Park, Olduvai Gorge, the one and only Serengeti, Ngorongoro conservation area, and Lake Manyara to be in your travel plan.
We pride ourselves on this plan because it includes the following:
- Luxury Lodge accommodations throughout the entire travel plan with that Tanzanian wow factor and extra touches.
- A well-planned travel plan that ensures you see the main national parks and sights.
- A fantastic, English-speaking Safari Guide that we hand-pick for you. Having someone passionate about conservation and Tanzanian national parks will really enhance your experience. This will inspire you.
- Enjoy a Bush lunch to get out into the wild.
This and much more is what you can expect when going on a leopard safari in Tanzania via World Adventure Tours. Tarangire National Park is known for its large herds of elephants and baobab trees. It’s also home to other wildlife, including lions, leopards, giraffes, and zebras. The park’s picturesque landscape is dotted with lush swamps, open savannahs, and winding riverbeds, making it a photographer’s dream. The “Cradle of Mankind,” Olduvai Gorge, is an archaeological site where some of the earliest human fossils were found. Visitors can tour the museum and learn about the fascinating history of human evolution and the importance of the site. The vast and diverse Serengeti National Park is famous for its annual wildebeest migration, where millions of animals travel across the savannah for food and water. The park is also home to large populations of lions, cheetahs, and other big cats, making it an ideal destination for wildlife enthusiasts. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, is home to the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the world’s largest intact volcanic calderas. The crater teems with wildlife, including elephants, buffalo, and even the rare black rhino. Visitors can also interact with the local Maasai people and learn about their traditional way of life. Lake Manyara National Park has diverse habitats, including lush forests, open savannahs, and a large soda lake. Visitors can expect to see large herds of elephants and other wildlife, such as flamingos, hippos, and baboons. The park is also known for its tree-climbing lions, a rare sight in Tanzania. This travel plan through the northern circuit of Tanzania offers a unique and unforgettable safari experience, with each destination offering something different and special.
If you have any questions regarding our leopard safari in Tanzania don’t hesitate to contact us!
What documents do I need to travel to Tanzania?
A visa is required when traveling to Tanzania. Currently, this can be obtained online, on arrival at airports and border crossings, and is valid for 90 days. A valid passport is mandatory. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Tanzania.
Do lodges and camps have mosquito nets?
We carefully select the accommodation on safari so that you are comfortable and relaxed and can experience a one-of-a-kind atmosphere during your safari. All rooms/tents during your safari are fitted with mosquito nets or are insect-proofed to protect you against bites. You are also advised to use insect repellent to further protect yourself, especially outdoors in the evenings.
Is Tanzania safe to travel to?
Tanzania is generally considered a safe destination for safari-goers. Visitors should follow the safety guidelines provided and take necessary precautions, such as avoiding walking alone at night or leaving valuables unattended.
When does the wildebeest migration take place?
The wildebeest migration takes place in Tanzania typically between the months of November to August, although the timing can vary slightly depending on the weather patterns each year. The migration is a continuous movement of around 1.5 million wildebeest and large numbers of zebras and gazelles across the Serengeti plains in Tanzania in search of fresh grazing land and water. In November and December, the herds of wildebeest can be found in the northern Serengeti near the Kenyan border, where they start calving. As the rains stop and the dry season sets in, the herds begin to move south in search of water and fresh grazing. By April and May, the herds are usually in the central Serengeti. By June, the wildebeest and other herbivores gather at the Grumeti River, where they must cross to continue their journey south. By July, the herds are usually in the eastern Serengeti; by August, they move into the northern region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Is it safe to drink water in Tanzania?
Drinking tap water in Tanzania is generally unsafe, as it may contain harmful bacteria and parasites that can cause illnesses such as typhoid, cholera, and hepatitis A. Drinking only bottled or filtered water is important to avoid getting sick. You can buy bottled water at most shops, hotels, and restaurants in Tanzania. When traveling in Tanzania, it’s also important to avoid drinking water from sources such as lakes, rivers, and streams, which may also contain harmful bacteria and parasites. Instead, use bottled or filtered water to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth after brushing. Additionally, avoiding ice in drinks and peeling fruits and vegetables before eating them is a good idea to reduce the risk of ingesting contaminated water.
What are the best national parks to visit in Tanzania for a safari?
Tanzania is home to many national parks, but the most popular ones for safaris are Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.
What kind of wildlife can I expect to see on a Tanzania safari?
Tanzania is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, hippos, buffalo, leopards, cheetahs, and many species of birds.
What is the best time of year to go on a Tanzania safari?
The best time to go on a Tanzania safari depends on your preferences. The dry season from June to October is the best time for game viewing, but it can be crowded and more expensive. The wet season from November to May offers lush landscapes, fewer crowds, and lower prices, but some parks may be closed due to flooding.
What kind of transportation will be used during my safari?
Our safaris are in 4×4 vehicles, which are ideal for navigating the rugged terrain of the national parks. Some safaris may also include flights to remote areas or walking safaris.
What should I wear on my safari?
It’s important to dress in layers and pack versatile, easy-to-wash, and dry clothing. Don’t forget also to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and a small backpack to carry your essentials while on safari. Choose comfortable, practical, and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Lightweight, breathable clothing such as cotton or linen shirts, pants, and shorts. Long-sleeved shirts and pants can also help protect you from the sun, insects, and thorny bushes. Neutral-colored clothing such as khaki, beige, or olive green. Avoid bright colors or patterns, as they can scare off wildlife or attract insects. Closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or hiking boots for walking safaris or nature walks. Sandals or flip-flops can be worn around camp but may not provide enough protection for outdoor activities. A hat or cap to protect your head and face from the sun. Sunglasses protect your eyes from the bright sunlight. A light jacket or sweater for cooler mornings and evenings. Swimwear if you plan to visit a lodge or camp with a swimming pool. A rain jacket or poncho if you’re traveling during the rainy season.
Included in the price:
- Transport with a qualified driver/guide in 4×4 vehicles with a viewing roof
- Full Board accommodation (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) while on safari
- Transfers to and from the airport
- National Park gate fees
- Park commission
- Bushlunch i Serengeti
- Current Government taxes an levies
- 24-hour support during the safari from our office in Moshi
Excluded from the price:
- Tips for your driver-guide during safari
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks during safari
- Entry visa to Tanzania
- Travel and health insurance
- Balloon excursion
- Masaai village tour& Olduvai Gorge Tour
- Meals, drinks & excursions not described in the itinerary
- Domestic or international flights
- Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone, and postage
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