Tanzania Vegan safaris
We custom design vegan/plant based Tanzania safaris according to the:
- The time you have to travel.
- Your trip budget
- Your interests/lifestyle.
All possible vegan safari combination in Tanzania can be considered as we can combine different parks form the different Tanzania safari circuits/parks and you can end the trip with some down time on a vegan Zanzibar beach getaway.
Want to combine a Kenya vegan safari or add in a vegan Uganda gorilla Safari, possibly fly to the Seychelles for a remote Island beach retreat, no problem it all can be done.
We purposely do not have rates on our site as rates change with seasons, availability, contracts change etc.
Our trip quotes are based on current availability/prices.
We can be creative as you want it to be and will design your Africa experience as you want it.
The annual migration of two million wildebeest as well as large groups of zebra, Thomson's gazelle, Grant's gazelle and eland that makes there way through the Serengeti National Park is the greatest wildlife spectacle in Africa and possibly the whole world.
The Serengeti migration is very much weather dependent for it cycles there is a patterned cycle dictated by the rainfall patterns.
The main calving grounds in the area are southeast of Seronera.
The short rains in November and December trigger the herds to move to these areas.
The herds of wildebeest stay until roughly towards the end of the long rains around the end of April, early part of May.
In this period the landscape becomes very green and lush.
February is generally calving season and with the enormous numbers of wildebeest, zebra etc, huge numbers of calves are born which acts as a magnet for predators.
The herds may move again in search of greener pastures around March or April.
After having feasted on the short green grasses of the southeastern Serengeti and having giving birth the huge herds prepare getting for their long 700 to 800 kilometer trek.
There is no actual start date to this phenomena, and it can be anytime between mid to late April to the beginning of June.
This is the when you can see the migration in all its majesty with more than million animals walking in a long long column of up to 40 kilometers long.
During this period the herd moves towards the Western Corridor where they will face crossing the Grumeti River, awaited by a population of some very big crocodiles.
The main herds herd may linger on the south bank of the Grumeti river for up to two weeks before crossing the river.
After the Grumeti River crossing the herd moves further north to face another river the Mara River around July or August.
Having crossed the Mara river the migration herds to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
August – September period is considered being not the optimal time to visit Serengeti National Park to see the Great Migration as the herd moves into the Masai Mara in Kenya.
However about half of the herd stays on the Tanzanian and smaller herds of wildebeest will cross the Mara River and then return back to the Tanzania side.
Its also possible to combine a Serengeti and Mara Mara safari during this time giving you the best viewing opportunities during this Great Migration.
Having crosses the Mara River in a northerly direction the greats herds will needs to cross the river again to start the the trek back in a southerly direction.
This generally begins around October or the last week or 2 of September. Its nature,no defiant start day.
The herds will cross the northern plains to the Lobo area and stay here until they start the return back to the to the short- grass plains and calving ground around Ndutu in late November from where it all started and the cycle begins all over again.
Climate and Average Weather in Tanzania
Just south of the equator, Tanzania has (with the exception of certain areas) a tropical savanna climate that is influenced by the Indian Ocean.
Nevertheless, there are still differences per region as it could be tropical on the coast and can freeze on Mount Kilimanjaro.
The coolest months occur when it's summer in the northern hemisphere (June - September).
However generally all-year round the weather remains pleasant and comfortable.
Between June to October, temperatures range from around 10 degrees Celsius (50° Fahrenheit) in the northern highlands to about 23 degrees Celsius (73° Fahrenheit) on the coast.
The main rainy season, or the 'long rains' falls from March till May.
The long dry season lasts throughout June, July, August, September and October when rainfall is unusual, even on the islands.
During November and December there's another rainy season: the 'short rains'. These are much lighter than the main rains and less constant.
The relatively cool and dry period from June to October and the hot, dry period from December to February are the most favorable travel periods.
Tanzania Safari Circuits/Areas
Northern Circuit of Safari Parks
Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Arusha National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Ndutu, Lake Natron.
The more popular parks in the Southern Circuit is :
- Serengeti National Park.
- Ngorongoro Crater.
- Kilimanjaro National Park. We have a vegan meal plan for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
- Olduvai Gorge holds the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors. Located in the eastern Serengeti Plain, within the boundaries of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area so its to combine with a Serengeti or Ngorongoro safari.
Southern Circuit of safari parks:
- Selous Game Reserve. A Unique park as you experience land and water safaris in the Park, like on a Botswana Safari and is the largest park in Africa
- Ruaha National Park. Well known for its lions
- Mikumi National Park. Known for its tree climbing Lions
- Udzungwa Mountains National Park…a relatively unknown however scenically a natural beauty. Some call this park the Galapagos’ of Africa.
Western Circuit of safari parks
Mahale Mountains National Park, Katavi National Park, Gombe Stream National Park, Kigoma.
- Katavi..a remote isolated safari park with much spaciousness and big herds is Tanzania’s 3rd largest park.
- Mahale offers chimpanzee tracking as well as snorkeling/kayaking, swimming and is located next to the longest fresh water lake in the world, Lake Tanganyika.
Vegan Tanzania Safaris.
What follows is 4 different examples of a vegan Tanzania safari one each from the different circuits, and since we custom design according to how you want it, we can change, combine and or create a new Tanzania vegan safari for you.
There is no obstacle to any person following a plant based/vegan lifestyle to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
With go2southafrica’s custom vegan menu planning all your nutritional needs will be taken care of with a satisfying vegan menu that will offer all that you need to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Northern Tanzania safari
A 6 day safari to the most famous parks of north Tanzania. Northern Tanzania Safari includes Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire National Parks.
The Southern area Tanzania Safari
Includes Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi National Park and Ruaha National Park.
The Western area Tanzania Safari
- Mahale Mountains National Park specializes in chimpanzee tracking, boat safaris, kayaking, snorkeling and is located next to the longest fresh water lake in the world, Lake Tanganyika.
- Katavi is Tanzania’s 3rd largest park with large herds, very few tourists and much spaciousness.
We design your Africa experience as you want it.