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AARDVARK EXPEDITIONS

Aardvark Expeditions is a Tanzanian based specialist adventure outfitter, providing a range of easy to book departures and professional outfitting services for adventure trips in Tanzania including treks on Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Ol Doinyo Le Ngai, Zanzibar Beach Holidays, Cultural Tourism Programs as well as Eco-Treks.

15 Years of Unforgettable Experience

WORLD’S HIGHEST FREE-STANDING MOUNTAIN

Explore the Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania, Africa, and the highest peak on the continent at 5,895 meters. It has three volcanic cones, with Kibo being the highest. It is world’s highest free standing mountain in the words. Kilimanjaro is a popular destination for hikers and climbers, with various routes available. It has a unique ecosystem that includes rainforest, alpine desert, and glaciers. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and holds cultural significance to the Chagga people.

EXPLORE SERENGETI

Witness the Greatest show on Earth

The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration is a yearly event that occurs in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. It involves millions of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles traveling across the park in search of fresh grazing and water. The migration follows a circular route, covering around 1,800 miles, and occurs in response to seasonal rainfall patterns. The migration is a significant natural phenomenon that attracts tourists from around the world to witness the spectacle of millions of animals moving in unison. It is also a crucial event for the local ecosystem, as the migration helps distribute nutrients and supports the diverse wildlife in the area.

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BEST TIME TO GO

When and where to go?

January

There is a chance of rain, the temperature is getting higher and the humidity is building. It’s still a good time to go as rates are lower and safari is excellent. At this time of year the migration herds are in the southeast of the Serengeti for calving season, so the Ndutu Plains are busy but it is amazing to see so many animals in one place.

February

Migration is still occurring in Ndutu. The weather is hot and humid with a chance of rain.

March

Migrating herds are starting to leave Ndutu, heading west toward Grumeti. This is truly low season, before the heavy rains but with humidity building. Great rates can be taken advantage of at this time of year.

April

This is a period of heavy rain, so we would advise against traveling at this time. 

May

This is also a period of heavy rain, so we would advise against traveling at this time. 

June

This is the green season, bringing lush grasses and bush that can make spotting game more difficult. However, this is still a wonderful time to travel — particularly for bird watchers as parks are full of migratory birds; especially in the south. Migration should be in the Grumeti area of the Serengeti heading north.

July

This is the start of the peak season. The Migration is in the north of the Serengeti moving toward Kenya, and elephant start to gather in Tarangire. The land is getting drier and spotting game is becoming easier. Temperatures are in the 80°Fs and the humidity is low.

August

This is Tanzania travel peak season. Migration is still in the north. As the land becomes more parched, the animals’ behavior becomes more predictable. The dense bush in Ruaha is drying out so game spotting here becomes much easier.

September

Peak season. The end of the migration is still in the north, with herds on both sides of the Kenya and Tanzania borders and high numbers of elephant in Tarangire. The northern circuit can be very busy, but it is less busy in the south, so for those who want to avoid crowds it’s best to visit the southern parks.

October

Peak season. The migration is now in Kenya, but the game viewing in central Serengeti is still very good. Southern parks are particularly rewarding at this time of year.

November

Short rains. This is a great time to take advantage of low season rates and is still a popular time to travel. The rains tend to be overnight, but there is a risk of rain during the day as well. Migrating herds are starting to travel south from Kenya, so crossings can be seen in the north of the Serengeti.

December

There is a chance of rain, but this is generally overnight. Temperatures and humidity start to build. Safari is good, with migrating herds in the north traveling south to Ndutu. The festive season can be very busy and needs to be planned well in advance to ensure availability.

Tanzania Safari Itineraries

7 days Serengeti Migration Mara River Crossing

5 Days The Big 5 Luxury Safari in Tanzania

6 Days Safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

10 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Lemosho Route

9 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Machame Route

REASONS TO CHOOSE US

Why Aardvark Expeditions?

There is many reason makes us your best choice as the ground operator on your African safari. Our team is passionate about turning your trip a life changing experience.

Experienced Staffs

Our staff have the best knowledge on planning and organising any tour activities across East Africa.

Best Guides

Our guides are the one who makes your journey in Africa successful. Our guides have experience more than 15 years in the tourism industry in East Africa

Tailor-made Tours

We plan and organise all tours based on our client’s needs and interests. Our planning process are flexible until you confirm your trip.

Based in Africa

We are experienced Trekking and Safari Company with a team, born and raised in Africa.  Who knows Africa better than Africans?

More than 200+ Reviews

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Based on 218 reviews
Egan O
Egan O
2023-12-25
Mt Kilimanjaro Sept 2023 7 day climb Another terrific trip, planned by Philemon and the Aardvark team. Everything was well planned, and the communication was terrific, leading up to, and throughout the journey. The guides and the porters were professional, friendly and supported throughout the entire trip. The food was impeccable, and I felt full almost the entire time! Highly recommend
Abarnett118
Abarnett118
2023-12-14
Great experience booking a custom safari! My husband and I visited Kenya and Tanzania on a bucket list trip. We booked a custom safari with Aardvark Expeditions for our time in Arusha. Philemon was incredibly flexible working with us to make sure we were able to do exactly what we wanted. We did a 3 day safari that included a hot air balloon safari in Tarangire, which was incredible! We saw a huge variety of wildlife up close from the Big 5 and well beyond. We had a great driver, comfortable accommodations, and overall a great experience! I would highly recommend booking your safari with them!
Laureen P
Laureen P
2023-08-25
Safari en famille Superbe safari en famille. Organisateur et guides reactifs et à l ecoute Des souvenirs inoubliables
Pierre M
Pierre M
2023-08-07
7 Merveilleux jours de Safari Safari merveilleux organisé par Philemon, 7 jours à travers les parcs naturels de Tarangire, du Lac Manyara, du Serengeti et enfin du Cratère Norongoro. Nous étions en famille avec nos 2 garçons. Tout s’est passé à merveille pour l’hébergement les lodges et les repas ont été bien choisi et tout a été bien organisé. En cas de besoin Philemon a été très réactif. Nous avons été accompagnés pendant le Safari par un chauffeur (Urio) et un guide francophone (James) pour les garçons puissent en profiter à fond. Le safari c’est très bien passé en leur compagnie ils ont su nous faire découvrir leur pays et la nature dans les parcs et ont tout géré. Nous avons pu profiter pleinement des paysages et de la nature, les enfants ont beaucoup appris sur la nature que nous avons observé par leurs nombreux échanges avec le guide. Encore Merci
Alwhitt94
Alwhitt94
2023-02-13
Luxury 5 day safari Had an incredible experience with our guide donatus he didn’t stop until we had seen every animal possible even got to see a leopard with a fresh kill in a tree also found Philemon great to deal with and he even met with us when we arrived to make sure we were ok and met us at the airport when we were leaving to make sure we had a good time which was a really nice touch I wouldn’t use anyone else in the future.
Anastasia
Anastasia
2023-02-09
Great Safari with experienced guide After Kenia and Namibia this was our third safari which we did as a family. Luckily, we got a very experienced and sympathetic guide (Donatus) who made this journey unforgettable for us. Philemon was flexible enough to adjust the safari based on our needs and wishes and helped us work out a wonderful 10-days route throughout the Northern part of Tanzania. I would recommend this company to anyone w anting to see as much of the country, it's people and animals as possible. All our accomodations worked out according to our prior plan and we're wonderful. Thanks a lot to Donatus, who spent these 10 days with us and let us make these safari so memorable to us! And thanks to Philemon for staying flexible and meeting our needs.
Stephanie C
Stephanie C
2022-11-12
Best trip of our lives! We cannot show our appreciation enough to Philemon, our driver Bonny, and Aardvark Expeditions for our amazing time in Tanzania. The memories we created together and the sights that we saw in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater are something that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. The itinerary set forth by Aardvark expeditions was perfect. The communication with Philemon was great and he was able to answer all of questions and address our concerns. We can’t think of a single thing that we could improve with our itinerary. Our first time to Africa was made perfect by Philemon, Bonny and Aardvark Expeditions. We would 100% recommend Aardvark Expeditions if you want to explore the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater.
hoteletgourmandise
hoteletgourmandise
2022-11-07
La nature en grand Nous avons voyagé durant 5 jours avec ce tour opérateur local. Nous avons profité de la nature en grand, tout ce que nous attendions est arrivé, les troupeaux d'éléphants, les lions, les léopards et même une hyene au petit déjeuner longeant notre camp. Ce qu'il faut dire sur les safari en Tanzanie commence par une impression générale, les gens sont gentils, souriant, accueillants. Sur les compagnies de safari, il en existe un grand nombre et je pense que tous les touristes sont heureux. ce fut notre cas, nous avons eu des hôtels et luxury tented camp de grandes qualités, un chauffeur sympathique. Nous reviendrons sans doute, car il est impossible de se lasser de ce paysage. un détail important cependant : les routes sont très mauvaises dans le Ngorongoro et le serengeti, si par cas vous aviez le dos en kit .... réfléchissez. Pour le reste ...GO
Carlos Teixeira
Carlos Teixeira
2022-10-02
Dream come true 4 days safari in Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngongoro Crater on our 20th year marriage anniversary. We opted for a private tour, and it was the best choice with plenty room in the vehicle and only managing our time. Moison our guide was excellent, and everything went according to plan. We were lucky enough to see the Big 5 in one morning. The highlights were the cheetah, watching the sundown and sunrise in the Serengeti, the three lionesses with four calves right on the morning after we slept in Mawte Lodge, stopping the car, turning off the engine and just feel the vastness and lastly the sheer amount of life in the Ngonrogoro Crater. Thank you for Philemon for the organization and helping us out with our luggage setback. Only regret not opting for more safari days!
Chris44
Chris44
2022-09-03
Incroyable expérience Incroyable expérience avec Aardvark. Bien sûr grâce à la beauté et à la richesse des paysages et de la faune en Tanzanie mais aussi grâce au professionnalisme et à l’efficacité d’Aardvark. De la prise de contact jusqu’à la fin, toujours très à l’écoute, très flexible, rendant ce safari privé de 7 jours vraiment sur-mesure. Notre guide, très professionnel, très respectueux de la nature, cherchant à nous faire découvrir le meilleur et notre cuisinier nous servant des plats que nous n’imaginions pas possible dans ces conditions ont rendu ce voyage inoubliable. Nous recommandons Aardvark sans réserve.

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