A safari is a journey. This is the meaning of the word in Swahili, the language of East Africa. Your journey in Tanzania starts with Banana Farm. We offer day tours and multiple day safaris to the Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Lake Manyara,bTarangire,bvLake Natron and Arusha National Park.
When you join us on safari we can pick you up from the airport, from your hotel/hostel/lodge/airbnb or pick you up at a central meeting point and briefed before you set off.
You will be transported in a well-maintained, clean Toyota 4×4 safari vehicle, driven by a professional local guide in areas that will leave you breathless with wonder and excitement. You will be amazed by the sheer beauty of grass-covered savannas, extinct volcanoes and rare birds. You will see animals, landscapes and flowers and you will meet the local people and taste local food.
Explore Tarangire in search of its huge elephant herds, gaze upon the pink glow of flamingos on the shores of Lake Manyara or be astounded by the abundance of wildlife inside the Ngorongoro Crater, a collapsed volcano. The famous endless plains of the Serengeti will take your breath away and you will doze off listening to the deep roar of the lions roaming past your campsite.
For our safaris you can choose between Private Safari and Group Join Safari.
• Our Group Join Safari is perfect for solo travelers and offers a very economical option to travel within Tanzania.
• Private Safari can depart on any day of the week.
We offer both Camping and Lodge Safari. Camping Safaris are for people who like to experience Tanzania off the beaten track while camping in remote and less explored areas together with or without other participants.
Lodge Safaris are for people who would like to experience Tanzania in a comfortable and secure way in which the participants sleep in accommodations such as lodges and hotels.
If you are thinking about doing a safari in Tanzania please get in touch with us and we can work an itinerary for you with a day to day plan and activities while on safari. We can also share our group join timetable based on your preferred departure date.
Hiking is the best way to experience the wonders of the stunning mountainous areas of Tanzania and to absorb the wonderful nature and beautiful views.
Whether you set foot on the summits of Tanzania’s highest mountains or just walk through the lush forests on the lower slopes for a few hours – trekking in this country offers something for everyone and Banana Farm can organize it all. Volcanoes, high plateaus and mountain ranges, lakes and craters offer superb possibilities for short hikes or long treks.
What you should know
Tanzania mountains vary in height, location, climate etc. Kilimanjaro which is the highest mountain in Africa have attracted many climbers from around the globe. Mount Meru (4566m.) and Ol Donyo Lengai (active volcano) are also popular.
Each mountain is unique and this makes it important to be well informed before deciding which one to climb. In Tanzania, most climbers opt for Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. Meru is Africa’s fifth highest peak with fabulous views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Momela Lakes from the summit. The challenging ascent to the crater of Ol Donyo Lengai passes through some fantastic scenery with panoramic views of the Rift Valley. The trek to the top of Lengai is very steep and a true challenge which is attempted only by hikers with good level of fitness.
Without a doubt, Tanzania’s best-known mountain and also the highest mountain in Africa is Mt Kilimanjaro with its peak at 5,895 m. There are six official climbing routes to the top and trekking durations vary from 5 to 10 days. We specialize in four of the six routes: Marangu, Machame, Lemosho and Rongai.
Mt Meru is located in Arusha National Park. Mt Meru’s peak rises to a height of 4,566m and is only 80km away from Mt Kilimanjaro. The mountain slopes offer natural shelter to numerous animal species such as elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, baboons, colobus monkeys and antelopes, making your trek an adventurous one therefore, a park ranger will accompany you for your safety. Mount Meru is the fifth highest mountain in Africa and the second highest in Tanzania. Meru is often used as warm-up hiking in preparation for Kilimanjaro.
What other mountains to hike around Tanzania?
Other mountains in northern Tanzania that you can go hiking are Mt Lomalasin (3,648m), Mt Hanang (3,417m), Ol Doinyo Lengai (2,878m) and Mt Longido (2,637m). The rest are Usambara Mountains in Lushoto, Mt. Lemagrut, Mt. Lolmalasin, Mt Oldean, Uluguru Mountains, etc.
Please get in touch via email or WhatsApp and we can send you an itinerary of your choice for both private or group join hikes available .