KVF Excursions

 

Safari

We are proud to offer guided Safaris to 4 major national parks which are some of the best in Africa. You choose which parks you wish to visit, for how long, and a lodging/camping option.

Serengeti: In the vast plains of Serengeti National Park, comprising 1.5 million hectares of savannah (5,700 sq miles) stretching north to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the west. The Serengeti migration is one of the most impressive spectacles of nature in the world. The Serengeti migration across the plains is the largest remaining unaltered animal migration in the world where over one million wildebeest plus hundreds of thousands of gazelles, zebras, and other ungulates engage in a 1,000 km long annual circular trek followed by their predators in their annual migration in search of pasture and water spanning the two adjacent countries of Kenya and Tanzania. The combination of volcanic soils combined with the ecological impact of the migration results in one of the most productive ecosystems on earth, sustaining the largest number of ungulates and the highest concentration of large predators in the world. The ecosystem supports 2 million wildebeests, 900,000 Thomson’s gazelles and 300,000 zebras as the dominant herds. Other herbivores include 7,000 elands, 27,000 topis, 18,000 hartebeests, 70,000 buffalos, 4,000 giraffes, 15,000 warthogs, 3,000 waterbucks, 2,700 elephants, 500 hippopotamuses, 200 black rhinoceroses, 10 species of antelope and 10 species of primate. Major predators include 4,000 lions, 1000 leopards, 225 cheetahs, 3,500 spotted hyenas and 300 wild dogs. Size: 14,763 sq kilometers (5,700 sq miles)

Ngorongoro Crater: This is your best option if you only have a day or two for safari. It is a somewhat contained ecosystem within the crater and here you have the greatest opportunity to see many of the African species of wildlife in a short time and one of the worlds most incredible geological features. The Ngorongoro Crater is the jewel of this conservation area and a breathtaking sight and had it not become the world's sixth-largest unbroken caldera, then what is now known as the Ngorongoro crater could have been a towering volcanic mountain, as high as Kilimanjaro. The crater is the flagship tourism feature for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is a large, unbroken, un-flooded caldera, formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed some three million years ago. The Ngorongoro crater sinks to a depth of 610 metres, with a base area covering 260 square kilometres. The height of the original volcano must have ranged between 4,500 to 5,800 metres high. Apart from the main caldera, Ngorongoro also has two other volcanic craters: Olmoti and Empakai, the former famous for its stunning waterfalls, and the latter holding a deep lake and lush, green walls. The area contains over 25,000 large animals including 26 black rhinoceros. There are 7,000 wildebeests, 4,000 zebras, 3,000 eland and 3,000 Grant's and Thomson's gazelles. The crater also has the densest known population of lions, numbering 62. Higher up, in the rainforests of the crater rim, are leopards, about 30 large elephants, mountain reedbuck and more than 4,000 buffalos, spotted hyenas, jackals, rare wild dogs, cheetahs, and other felines. The legendary annual wildebeest and zebra migration also passes through Ngorongoro, when the 1.7 million ungulates move south into the area in December then move out heading north in June. The migrants passing through the plains of the reserve include 1.7 million wildebeest, 260,000 zebra, and 470,000 gazelles. Size: Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) 8,300 sq kilometers (3,200 sq miles)

Tarangire: The park is famous for its huge number of elephantsbaobab trees and tree climbing lions. Herds of up to 300 elephants scour the dry riverbed in search of water while migratory ungulates the wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, and eland crowd shrinking lagoons. Tarangire hosts the greatest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti ecosystem which draws a multitude of predators. Tarangire is also a place where the rare dry country antelope such as the fringe-eared oryx and long necked gerenuk are regularly observed. The swamps remain green fringed year round and are the home to 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in a single habitat in the world. Size 2,850 sq kilometers (1,095 sq miles) 

Manyara Lake: Stretching for 50 kilometers along the base of a rusty gold 600 meter high rift valley escarpment lake Manyara is a scenic gem. The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience. Buffalo, wildebeest, and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes. Manyara is home to more than 400 species of birds - thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants, and storks. Size: 330 sq kilometers (125 sq miles), of which up to 200 sq kilometers (75 sq miles) is lake when water levels are high.

If interested for more information please inquire when submitting your volunteer application.

 
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Kilimanjaro Trekking

We are proud to offer guided treks up Africa's tallest mountain up several popular routes. We also offer treks up Mt Meru which is right at the edge of Arusha.

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Zanzibar Getaway

We are proud to offer getaways on Zanzibar Island off Tanzania's coast. Boasting some of the worlds most beautiful white sand beaches many adventures await.

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