|Reasons we love to recommend Tanzania…..‘From the moment you touch down in Tanzania, you know you’re in Africa, the real Africa. It’s an absolute pleasure to recommend this destination in the sure knowledge that travellers will have a trip of a lifetime.’ Luciano Carbajo.A big part of what makes Tanzania so special is the scale of the place, it has a sense that things have been left untouched and that nature is free to rule as it has for millennia. This has been a conscious choice and an astounding 37% of its land has been left to conservation, this is almost 400,000 square km (155,000 square miles), This protected land is contained in national parks, game and forest reserves, famous for spectacular landscapes and herds of wildebeest and elephants.|
Tanzania has the status of hosting the great Wildebeest Migration, one of the last mass terrestrial animal movements left on the planet – the herds are so big they can be seen from space! About 2 million wildebeest, zebra and antelope migrate around the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem in search of fresh grazing.
The peak ‘river-crossing season’ is from June to October and lodges that are well-located for this event get booked up long in advance. That being said, you are not limited to travel during this period, as periods when the herds give birth and are seen grazing across the plains is an equally tremendous sight.
Tanzania is known for many unique and unusual features, one of the most famous being Mount Kilimanjaro. It is the tallest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain on Earth. This option is for the physically fit and prepared because climbing to the ‘Roof of Africa’ can take five or more days, some of which is at altitude.
Another amazing feature is The Ngorongoro Crater, which was formed around 2.5 million years ago when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself. The Crater has formed an enclosed ecosystem and is the best (and most unique) place to see the Big 5.
There are few places on earth where one can so effortlessly combine a once-in-a-lifetime safari with a tropical island experience. Tanzania has a tantalizing choice of Indian Ocean paradises within easy reach. Zanzibar Island is the most visited and is made up of Pemba to the north, plus numerous smaller islands and islets. A compelling reason to go to Zanzibar is to explore Stone Town. The whitewashed, coral-rag houses, quaint shops, bazaars and mosques offer an intoxicating glimpse into it’s fascinating past.
Zanzibar is one of the world’s most romantic honeymoon destinations. If budget allows time on Mnemba Island, a private island, one will be the closest a human will get to paradise while on earth. Pemba Island is reputed to be among the world’s best diving sites, with a trip to Mafia Island between October and April offering the chance to swim with migrating whale sharks.
Tanzania is blessed with some of the wildest, most awe-inspiring places on the planet, it is little wonder that it is the most visited destinations in Africa! ‘Zanzibar is a desirable destination for incentives. The resort hotels on the island accommodate large groups. The spice island tours, sunset cruizes on traditional dhows and diners on beautiful indian ocean beaches add at great sense of the exotic to any event.’ Alex Wrottesley MICE Department
Tarangire Tree Tops :I believe this lodge is very special. The National Park is known for its giant Baobabs, and Tarangire Tree Tops has its rooms built around these beautiful trees, elevated above the ground, offering unique views, and giving that special feeling to be in harmony with nature.The lodge also has a waterhole in front of the common areas, so you can enjoy a cup of coffee or even a swim on the swimming pool while herds of elephant’s approach to drink fresh water.
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge:It is really one of the most iconic Lodges in Africa to stay. This luxury lodge has a very particular architecture, inspired in the local buildings and materials used in this part of Africa. A very sumptuous décor perfectly combined the basic but yet beautiful materials give Ngrorongoro Crater Lodge its soul. All of this combined with the most magical views of the Crater.
Nomad Entamanu Ngorongoro:Is probably the lodge which is in the most remote area of Ngorongoro Crater. All lodges are settled in the edge of the crater (no lodges on the crater floor), and to access Nomad Entamanu Ngorongoro you must adventure yourself around the Crater, towards the northern area. The way to get to the lodge is breathtaking. You will see large herds of giraffes that inhabit the bushes of acacia that occurs in this area (there is no giraffes in the crater itself). The landscape untouched, and just with some tiny Masai village that can be seen in the distance makes of this area a stunning place where to overnight while visiting Ngorongoro Crater.
Siringit Serengeti Camp:The first thing I noticed about this camp, is simple but interesting: The name “Siringit” sounds a lot like the park name but is yet different. So, asking about it, we learned that Siringit was the original Masai name of this land which means literally: endless plains. What a beautiful and perfect name for this area of the park. Siringit Camp is in the middle of grasslands, with small acacia trees growing here and there… just enough to provide shade, but yet not invasive to leave space for the grasses to dominate the landscape.The camp, I must say, was one of my favourites. Simple but sophisticated enough, a perfect balance between comfort, good taste, modern and traditional…
Serengeti Pioneer Camp:If you want to be in the middle of the action, deep in the bush, and with the most amazing views of the Serengeti, this is the place to be! I can recall the abundance of wildlife on our way to the camp. Herds of wildebeest making their way to the south looking for the fresh pastures. Surrounding us incredibly loud sounds of all living creatures. Hyenas, lions, the zebras, wildebeest, some hippos in the distance… the real sound of nature as it best.And the lodge, with the lounge built over a small hill, with the views of the plains, it is really located in one of the prime spots in the Serengeti.
Nimali Mara:As we say in the industry, there is the right place to match with the right people. And if your client likes modern, sophisticated, and beautiful places, Nimali Mara is probably the best option. The first thing you see arriving to this camp is a stair leading you to the main area, built between huge rocks, which makes the lounge very special, with modern leather couches, stunning views of the plain, and every single detail taken care by the friendly staff that characterizes all these lodges.The rooms as nice decorated as the main areas, offer a unique atmosphere that you will only find it in Nimali Mara.
Historically, Into Africa was owned by a lodge company that has a strong presence in East Africa. We were lucky enough to gain a lot of experience in working with this destination at this time. Many of our MICE clients that have enjoyed working with us in Southern Africa choose us to manage their programmes in East Africa too. So while we are a Cape Town based company we believe we have a lot to offer when considering East Africa.