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The iconic Ngorongoro Crater


Ngorongoro Crater

The most evocative safari destinations in Africa

Ruaha National Park



Tanzania has some of the most evocative safari destinations in Africa, from the endless plains of the Serengeti to the iconic Ngorongoro Crater which are world-famous. On a luxury Footprints Safaris trip, guests will stay at boutique lodges and camps which offer exceptional service and unparalleled guiding by expert locals who will ensure that guests experience an exceptional safari.

Tanzania is a large country with many diverse landscapes. The density of its wildlife populations has always made it popular as a luxury safari destination. There is something for everyone, even the most discerning of travellers. Most people are familiar with the highlights of what is referred to as the northern circuit, which features attractions such as the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and the endless plains of the Serengeti which is home to the Great Migration, one of the greatest spectacles in Africa.

Beyond the northern circuit, there is so much to explore such as the Selous, one of the largest wildlife regions in Africa with private concessions offering remote, pristine, wildlife encounters. Unlike most national parks in Tanzania, here walking safaris are the norm.

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Ruaha National Park and Mahale

Ruaha National Park and Mahale offer exceptional wildlife encounters, especially for the big cats, away from the crowds of the northern circuit. It is harder to reach these destinations as the distances are large so the experience is more authentic. Exploring off the beaten track can be especially rewarding for the adventurous traveller.

Footprints Safaris works with several luxury lodges in the region which offer exceptional service and offer some of the best walking safaris in Africa. Tanzania is the perfect country for a bush and beach break as the beautiful Swahili coastline is home to lovely beaches and has the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The city of Dar es Salaam offers many attractions and insights into the ancient Swahili culture.

Many people forget that while semi-independent, Zanzibar forms part of Tanzania. The exotic island is known for its production of spices and fascinating Swahili culture. Guests can explore ancient Stone Town with its links to slavery and the spice trade. Relax at one of the many luxurious resorts on the island and relax after time spent on safari.

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Ngorongoro Crater

The world-famous Ngorongoro Crater

The world-famous Ngorongoro Crater is one of the highlights of an East African safari. The crater is an ancient caldera formed 3 million years ago by a collapsing volcano. The breath-taking sides of the crater, as well as its picturesque lake, make an impressive backdrop against which to enjoy game drives.

over 25,000 resident large animals

over 25,000 resident large animals, one of the greatest densities in Africa. It is one of the most popular destinations in Africa for tourists. As such, it can get extremely busy. For this reason, the number of vehicles is limited, and guests can only travel one route through the crater.
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The endless savannah plains

Perhaps no place is more synonymous with safaris than the Serengeti. When most people think of the Serengeti they think of the seemingly endless savannah plains which are home to the Great Migration – herds of wildebeest and zebras in their millions, immortalised in many nature documentaries.

Unchanged for millennia

This landscape has inspired writers and filmmakers. It is one of the oldest ecosystems on Earth which has remained unchanged for millennia and its patterns of life, death, adaption and migration are the same as they were four hundred thousand years ago. There is nothing compared to the thrill of experiencing this spectacle for yourself.
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