Safaris

Twende Bongoland
Tanzania

Twende Bongoland

Twende Bongoland is a Swahili reference which loosely translates to “Let’s go to Tanzania-home to Bongo-a well-known musical genre from Tanzania.” The Safari is divided into the Northern and the Southern Circuit. 

It begins from Arusha city, which provides a great gateway into the northern parks in Tanzania to the Mesereni Snake Park and the Arusha Declaration Museum, off to Serengeti, sister to Maasai Mara as the 2nd stop on the Bongoland trip, with all its beauty captured on our home page, 3rd stop is definitely Ngorongoro Crater which forms the greater Serengeti ecosystem. It is the world’s largest inactive, intact volcanic caldera, which forms a unique 300 square kilometer natural enclosure for around 30, 000 wild animals. It is a must experience for the magnificent and impressive abundance of resident wildlife, an acacia forest crawling with leopards, a beautiful lake teeming with water birds, and the Ngoitokitok Spring area, inhabited by countless hippos, elephants, and lions. And we save the best for last, Tarangire National Park, one of Africa’s little-known gems and is a must stop-over for any northern circuit itinerary.  It is home to Tanzania’s largest elephant population. It is home to all of Tanzania’s most iconic animals – from the miniature dik-dik to the towering giraffes that attract visitors from all around the world. The northern circuit tour ends with the beach life in Zanzibar whose historic centre, Stone Town is an architectural brilliance, mostly dating back to the 19th century and reflects the diverse influences underlying the Swahili culture, with the East African culture being preeminent but there is a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements and the Zanzibar coastline.

 

Enjoy the vibrant Arusha nightlife then embark to the south of Tanzania to Katavi National Park-Flood plains of thick reeds and dense waterways, home to a huge population of hippo and varied birdlife, shroud herds of buffaloes and elephants. , Ruaha Game Reserve- its varied dramatic scenery, made up of rolling hills; large open plains; groves of skeletal baobabs and along its southern border, the Great Ruaha River and Mahale National Park, well known for the last remaining wild chimpanzees in Africa. Mix it up a bit with the beach life in Dar es Salaam- East Africa’s second-busiest port and Tanzania’s commercial hub to view the Uhuru Monument, Le Grande Casino-Tanzania’s number one entertainment destination, Askari Monument- a memorial to the askari soldiers who fought in the British Carrier Corps in World War I, Azania Front Lutheran Church- built in 1898 by German missionaries and is now the cathedral for the diocese and is still in active use for services and choir rehearsals, the National Museum of Tanzania which houses a copy of the famous fossil discoveries of zinjanthropus from Olduvai Gorge, plus other archaeological finds and finally Coco Beach for a restful beach experience.

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