Our Mission Statement
We specialise in organising tailor-made safaris in Tanzania for large and small groups. Our Managing Director, who incidentally is also our head guide, is of Maasai descent and has excellent local knowledge of the best places to view animals depending on the near-term expectations of rain, grass and animal movements.
All our guides are highly qualified and have years of experience in their field, enabling us to provide the best possible safari experience.
We care about your once in a lifetime experience, so we do not mix groups to fill up the car, as many other companies do. No one wants to spend their "special" vacation with strangers. So if you are by yourself or with family and friends, the vehicle is yours exclusively.
We are out on a mission to prove that a Safari in Tanzania does not have to cost you an arm or a leg.
LIVINGSTONE'S AFRICA SAFARI TOURS
Tanzania is a diverse and alluring destination, with a remarkable range of safari and trekking options combined with Zanzibar, a tropical island full of culture and history.
We organise safaris to northern as well as southern Tanzania. Not only Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, but we also provide tours to lesser-known but equally fantastic locations, including Tarangire, Natron, Mahale, Katavi, Ruaha and Selous.
The northern parks area, centred on Serengeti and Ngorongoro, is, without doubt, the best location for an overland safari. A combination of scenery, wildlife and culture. To the south and west are the superb fly-in reserves of Ruaha, Selous, Katavi and Mahale, the latter being perhaps the best location for primate interaction in Africa. Despite this, Tanzania remains relatively untouched by tourism, wild and pristine.
Animal lovers looking for a holiday with a difference, a visit to Tanzania may be just what you need. The endless plains of the Serengeti with its annual wildebeest and zebra migration, the Ngorongoro Crater and the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro are the epitome of Africa.
For those who would like to combine their safari experience with a relaxing beachside holiday in Zanzibar, please see our extended tour options with a budget, mid-range, and luxury safari options.
We are African owned and operated. We specialise in organising tailor-made safaris and are committed to providing the best possible safari experience. We are also committed to promoting responsible tourism. Most of the camps, lodges, and hotels that we support are by/employ Tanzanians. The accommodation, wherever possible, has a low impact on the environment.
We have several itineraries that have proved popular in the past, for example, 7-days staying at 4-different high-quality lodges. We also offer more extended itineraries, a combination of safari and a relaxing beachside holiday in Zanzibar.
We are completely flexible and here to help you design your dream holiday.
Northern Tanzania is arguably Africa's most spectacular safari location. With a group of parks that includes the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara and Tarangire, it brings together the powerful elements of the volcanic landscape, prodigious game-viewing and superb tribal interaction with the local Maasai people.
By far the most popular of Tanzania's safari destinations, attracting ten times more visitors than the Southern Parks. These spectacular locations are where you can find high-quality safaris, and everyone should see these parks at least once in their lives.
Probably the best-known wildlife event on the planet must be the great migration of the wildebeest and zebra. This extraordinary event acts as an inspiration for prospective visitors to the country.
Each year the great migration begins in the Ngorongoro area of the southern Serengeti. It is a natural phenomenon determined by the availability of grazing. The calving season begins in January to March with plenty of rain. A time of new growth that attracts the 750,000 zebra that precede 1.2 million wildebeest and the following hundreds of thousands of other plains game.
The western corridor is the section of the Serengeti that trails off towards Lake Victoria and is home to the Grumeti and Mbalagati rivers. Of significant interest in this area is the crossing of the Grumeti, part of the annual migration where gigantic crocodiles await their yearly feast during June/July.
The Ngorongoro Highlands is a dramatic range of volcanic mountains that straddles the rift valley escarpment immediately to the south of the Serengeti. The main highlight is perhaps the most remarkable natural wonder in all of Africa, the Ngorongoro Crater, where virtually the whole panoply of wildlife can be seen year-round.
The crater, which formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago, is 610 m (2,000 ft) deep and its floor covers 260 km2 (100 sq mi).
Descending into the crater offers magical views across the entire Crater, from the forested sides to the grassland basin. The crater has the densest population of lions in Tanzania if not the world, and chances of seeing all of the "Big Five" within a single day are as good as they get.
Another nearby attraction is the Olduvai Gorge often called "The cradle of mankind". Olduvai Gorge holds the earliest evidence of the existence of the human genus; Homo habilis and early Hominidae, such as Paranthropus boisei. Excavation work there was pioneered by Mary and Louis Leakey in the 1950s and is continued today by their family.
Livingstone's Africa South Africa
Jurie van Riel
+27 72 337 3726
Nadine van Riel
+27 72 867 1159