Firelight Safaris Tanzania
Luxury Tanzania Safaris
P O Box 1182
Arusha
Tanzania

 

info@firelightsafaristanzania.com

Tel: +255 784278639

Tel office: +255 27 2508773

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Tanzania... Voted the Best Safari Country by Industry Experts

Mild equatorial weather practically year-round… a safe, peaceful country with friendly people… and natural attractions such as Zanzibar, the beaches of the Indian Ocean, the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Tanganyika, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and fifteen national parks including the legendary Serengeti, home of the Great Migration… there is no better place in Africa to experience a safari than Tanzania.  In fact, according to a massive survey conducted by SafariBookings.com in 2013 and again in 2017, Tanzania is the BEST safari country in all of Africa.

 

Tanzania contains 7 of the Unesco World Heritage Sites:

Serengeti * Kilimanjaro * Ngorongoro * Selous *Kilwa * Zanzibar Stone Town * Kondoa Rock-Art.

As well as 5 more on the tentative list process which may well gain World Heritage Site status in the future.

A perfect Safari: The ideal blend of adventure and luxury

We have been providing luxury safaris in Tanzania since 1989.  Using only the best camps and lodges to arrange personalized itineraries to suite you and your group. Customized safari vehicles are open-sided, where possible, to allow fabulous open viewing of the African wildlife.  The “big five” – buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros – and the Great Migration of wildebeest, one of nature’s most amazing spectacles, are just some the exciting experiences we pride ourselves in delivering to our guests.  Itineraries explore the Ngorongoro Crater, where 30,000 animals reside on the crater floor. The Serengeti – 5700 square miles of “endless plains”, the vast Southern parks of Selous and Ruaha; and Katavi, a beautiful park in the West of Tanzania which is little visited but teeming with game inhabiting vast marshlands and rivers full of hippos and crocodiles.

For those wanting a combination of safari and beach, exclusive and remote Lupita Island on Lake Tanganyika is the perfect complement to your time in the bush. Activities here include water sports (PADI-certified diving, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, and other water sports on request), the spa and gym, pool, beach, games room, or perhaps a cultural visit to a local fishing village. Plus much more.

The accommodations are some of the best in bush luxury.  All your needs are enthusiastically met.  Experienced chefs prepare a dazzling array of continental and modern African cuisines, using the freshest ingredients.

Choose from our all-inclusive safari itineraries or allow us to create a customized safari just for you. Either way, we will ensure that your safari holiday in Tanzania will be the absolute best experience you could wish for.

Serengeti National Park

Tanzania’s oldest, second largest and most popular national park, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Serengeti is known 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 best 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.  

Katavi National Park

The fourth largest national park, Katavi is a wild and remote national park in southwest Tanzania, home to more hippos and crocs than anywhere else in Africa. Katavi reputedly has a higher concentration of mammals than any other reserve in Tanzania, and represents Africa the way it must have been a century ago.  Despite its wealth of wildlife, Katavi sees fewer than 2,000 visitors a year, which means a personal and authentic game viewing experience without hordes of other vehicles. 

Lake Tanganyika


Comprising Tanzania’s western boundary, Lake Tanganyika is one of the largest lakes in Africa, second only to Lake Victoria.  It is the second oldest lake in the world, after Lake Baikal in Siberia.  And at nearly five thousand feet, it is also the second deepest.  This incredible lake contains a full seventeen percent of the earth’s fresh water, nearly as much as all the U.S. Great Lakes combined, and is clean enough to drink.  Its population of Nile perch, kuwe and other fish provides sustenance and vocation to thousands of local fishermen, and its population of cichlids make it a destination for aquarists and ichthyologists alike, who come to admire and study the hundreds of species found nowhere else on the planet.  Lupita Island on Lake Tanganyika is our exclusive and remote private island resort.

Ngorongoro Crater


The Ngorongoro Crater, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in northern Tanzania near the Serengeti.  The crater is an enormous unbroken caldera, the result of a volcano which collapsed upon itself millions of years ago.  The flat crater floor is now home to 30,000 animals, including wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, gazelles, and leopards, as well as the densest known population of lions.

Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is a scenic park located an hour and a half west of Arusha.  The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience.  Jungle-like forest, grassy floodplain and acacia woodland legendary for its tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants.

Mahale Mountains National Park


Remote and mysterious, Mahale Mountains National Park is home to some of Africa’s last remaining wild chimpanzees.  Over 600 square miles in area, the park is situated on the banks of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania.  It is one of the very few parks in Africa that must be experienced by foot. There are no roads or other infrastructure within the park boundaries, and the only way in and out of the park is via boat.  Chimpanzee trekking excursions here are for a minimum of three nights, and we book into either Nkungwe Tented Camp or the exclusive Greystoke Mahale.

Tarangire National Park


Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania.  The name originates from the Tarangire River that crosses through the park, being the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons. During the dry season thousands of animals migrate to the Tarangire National Park from Manyara.  The landscape and vegetation is incredibly diverse with a mix that is not found anywhere else in the northern safari circuit. The park is famous for its huge number of elephants, baobab trees and tree climbing lions.  Other common animals include zebra, wildebeest, gerenuk, waterbuck, giraffe, and olive baboons.

Ruaha National Park


At over 13,000 square miles, Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania.  Located in south central Tanzania,The name of the park is derived from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its south-eastern margin and is the focus for game-viewing.  Ruaha is famous for its large population of elephants. Presently about ten thousand are roaming the park. The park is also a true birdwatchers’ paradise: 436 species have been identified of an estimated total of 475. Other special animals in Ruaha are the African wild dog and sable antelope.

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