The Pundamilia Safari – zebra in Swahili – is a photographic safari showcasing the wildlife from almost every national park in northern Tanzania, an area better known as the Rift Valley.
On the first day, leaving from Moshi or Arusha, we head to Tarangire National Park. This is famous for its huge baobab trees and for the large herds of elephants that seek water from the river that gives the park its name, the Tarangire river.
On the second day, we will drive to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, which has a diameter of 15 kilometers and is 600 deep. These characteristics make this crater Africa’s biggest caldera. There we can find a wide range of wildlife species, and even see Africa’s “Big Five” - elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard.
On the third day both the park and the landscape change – Serengeti, bordering Ngorongoro, is Africa’s biggest and wildest park. In the Maasai language it means ‘endless plains’, and it is well known for the massive migration of wildebeest and zebras that are in search of better pasture. Halfway there, we can visit the Olduvai Gorge or "cradle of mankind". A must for anyone interested in early human evolution.
The fourth and fifth days will be devoted to exploring this great savannah where we can find landscapes as different as rivers, acacia forests, and plains. We can also see big families of lions and other big cats, along with hippos, elephants, zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, antelopes, monkeys…
On our sixth day, we set course for Lake Manyara. On our way there we can pay a visit to the local markets or take a bicycle tour in the parks surroundings, which is a great way to learn about the local people.
On the seventh and last day, we will visit Lake Manyara National Park, an alkaline lake hosting a huge variety of birds like flamingos or pelicans, and in whose forests we can admire elephants, zebras, and a myriad of wild animals, in addition to the tree-climbing lions.