This remote reserve in southern Tanzania has vast tracts of virgin bush and provides the more adventurous travelers with a taste of untouched Africa.
The Selous Game Reserve (54,490 km. sq.) is five times the size of the Serengeti, and with its mighty Rufiji River, forests, and rolling savannah is one of the strongholds for some of Africa’s wildest elephants. Due to its remote location, being easily accessible only by small aircraft, the Selous Game Reserve has remained one of the untouched gems of Tanzania’s wilderness areas, and offers visitors a chance to see a wild and expansive Africa far from paved roads and curio shops.
Being a game reserve, walking activities and canoeing on the Rufiji River are allowed. This can bring about close encounters with the elusive, endangered African wild dog.
With hundreds of huge baobabs scattered across this dry landscape, large herds of elephants pass through here in search of food. The Tarangire River provides the major lifeline for all the game. It then runs into huge swamps in the south. To the northwest, the lush Lake Manyara National Park with its prolific birdlife provides a forest home to thousands of monkeys and tree climbing lions.
Ruaha National Park is the second largest national park in Tanzania. It covers an area of about 12,950 km. sq. located in the middle of Tanzania, about 130 km. from Iringa. The park is part of a more extensive ecosystem which includes the Rungwa and Usangu Game Reserves.
This unspoiled wilderness derives its name from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its south-eastern margin and is the focus for game viewing. Driving along the Ruaha River with its rocky gorges and deep pools provides a wonderful scenic backdrop to look for large cats, elephants, roan and sable antelope. Guests can stay in one of the six lodges and camps which are found here. The park can be reached by car via Iringa or there is an airstrip at Msembe park headquarters.
Covering an area of 264 km. sq., this is the largest caldera in the world and has an abundance of wildlife permanently residing on the crater floor. Approaching the crater is a unique experience, the road winds upwards through a beautiful area of montane forests and flowering meadows, before a final bend which then reveals the crater 2,000 ft. below in all its incomparable glory.
A unique ecosystem where one can observe Africa’s predator and prey unfold their daily ritual at close quarters. The crater floor with its grasslands, salt pans and stands of Acacia forest hosts a fascinating diversity of large mammal species
The Serengeti is undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and greatest concentration of plains game anywhere.
Covering 14,500 km. sq., it is renowned for its lions and other predators which in turn thrive on the vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and antelopes.
Calving takes place in January in the southern sector before the wildebeest embark on their arduous trek north in search of fresh grazing. The Western Corridor, a narrow strip of dense vegetation, provides one of the biggest migratory barriers. In search of grass they must cross the murky crocodile infested Grumeti River, en route north to the Masai Mara. The herds pass through here in April and May reaching Northern Serengeti in June
As you approach Lake Manyara National Park your first view is spectacular, regardless of direction. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley Escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. Approaching from the west and viewing from the top of the escarpment, the park lies in a green strip below, the shallow alkaline lake reflecting the sunlight. Thousands of flamingoes and pelicans use this lake as one of the stopping off points on the Rift Valley’s aerial highway. The large variety of mammals, reptiles and birds in the park, all within a small area, make Lake Manyara a diverse and particularly memorable place to visit en route to Ngorongoro and Serengeti.
Severin Safari Camp is hidden in the remote Kitani Wildlife area of Tsavo West National Park overlooking Mt. Kilimanjaro. The eco friendly luxury camp offers a unique combination of adventure, wellness and relaxation for the sophisticated traveler who loves romantic pampering and unique wildlife experiences. The Camp is a small haven with beautifully constructed tents, amazing dining, crystal clear pool and a pleasing spa.
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Wake up in the coolness of the early morning and watch the first few rays of the sun hit the blue Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s greates mountain. Satao Elerai is an eco friendly luxury camp tucked away in the corner of the famous Amboseli Ecosystem, close to the famous Amboseli National Park.
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Satao Camp takes you back to the classical Out of Africa safari with green canvas tents, bush style showers and personal and friendly service; evoking a feeling of the true ‘Old African’ experience. Our location is indisputably unique; nestled beneath the shade of the old Tamarind trees, just in front of a very favored water-hole, our guests are ensured breathtaking view to the many elephants coming daily for a drink and a refreshing wash.
Karen Blixen Camp is an eco-friendly luxury camp, that creates a sense of the real bygone explorer days when the savannah was seldom visited and elaborate, comfortable camps were set up providing a luxurious retreat after each day’s adventure. The camp comprises 22 large luxury canvas tents each situated with undisturbed views along the Mara River. The stylish restaurant, reception, lounge , bar area and gift shop with internet, are set on a raised wooden deck and furnished with accurate reproductions of Karen Blixen’s private furniture creating an elegant relaxed atmosphere.
Kenya has something to offer everyone. The diversity of the landscape is reflected in its ecology, the lives of its people and the various adventures available. Karisia offers unique, tailor-made journeys through this diverse and spectacular countryside. Specialising in walking safaris and photographic trips to the less travelled areas of this region, natural history is a major focus, with biologists, photographers and experienced safari guides providing the kind of safari to remember forever.
A world apart from the lush green parks of the south, this fascinating semi-desert northern frontier district of Kenya has its own unique species not found in the less arid areas of the south. The tranquil Ewaso Nyiro River flowing through these parks provides an ideal habitat for crocodiles, large herds of elephants, elusive leopards and endemic species including Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, reticulated giraffe, Beisa oryx and Somali ostrich.
This northern rugged area is a set against a background of jagged purple mountains providing some of the best game viewing in the country.