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The African Elephant

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       The African Elephant is the largest land animal in the world. Their large ears allow them to radiate excess heat, and they grow tusks that help them protect themselves from predators. These tusks are article of many debates, seeing as they are considered to be quite valuable. Recently, in Kenya as protest to the killing of these majestic animals, thousands of tusks were gathered from those that had been taken by killing elephants, and were burned to show people the importance of keeping these animals safe. As valuable as the tusks are, they aren’t as valuable as…

The Serengeti

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       The Serengeti (derived in Maasai language) means “endless plains”. True to its name, it spans 12,000 square miles. This region is located in the north Tanzania and stretches towards the south of Kenya. The plains in Tanzania are known as the Serengeti whereas the plains in Kenya are known as Maasai Mara. The Serengeti encompasses Serengeti National Park, which is maintained by the government, and is a very popular tourist attraction because of the animals that inhabit the park. This particular park is known for being home to the Big 5 animals – the buffalo, the lion,…

The Serengeti

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       The Serengeti (derived in Maasai language) means “endless plains”. True to its name, it spans 12,000 square miles. This region is located in the north Tanzania and stretches towards the south of Kenya. The plains in Tanzania are known as the Serengeti whereas the plains in Kenya are known as Maasai Mara. The Serengeti encompasses Serengeti National Park, which is maintained by the government, and is a very popular tourist attraction because of the animals that inhabit the park. This particular park is known for being home to the Big 5 animals – the buffalo, the lion,…

Ngorongoro Crater

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       The Ngorongoro Crater, also known as the ‘Garden of Eden’ due to its beauty, is another very popular tourist attraction – it is the largest caldera in the world, and the crater is 100 square miles in area, with walls 1970 feet high. It is enclosed in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania. This crater is home to approximately 30,000 to 40,000 birds and animals, notably the black rhino.  A long spiraling road down the crater gives the most amazing views of the area that you are about to enter into – it is a world of…

Lake Manyara National Park

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       Known as one of the most scenic places in Tanzania, Lake Manyara stretches more than 30 miles, home to hundreds of baboons that you will see strolling along the roadside whilst you drive your way to the beautiful lake, and hundreds more monkeys, specifically the rare Colobus Monkey, who’s white and black furry tail is its most distinguished feature.        Not only is there a beautiful lake to look forward to on your visit to Lake Manyara National Park, but the wildlife is stunning. Although there aren’t that many animals to look forward to on…

The Giraffe

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       The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world, whose new born babies are also taller than most humans. They spend most of their lives standing up – they give birth standing up and even sleep standing up. New born giraffes can stand within half an hour of being born, and in the next 24 hours are already running around with their family members. They live primarily in savanna areas in the sub-Saharan region of Africa. They are usually seen eating off of tall trees such as the acacia trees and are known distinctly for their long…

View the Splendor of Ngorongoro Crater

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Nestled in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is a conservation area and popular safari destination. It boasts an abundant African wild life, unprecedented natural beauty and a massive crater that is home to an estimated 30,000 animals. The Ngorongoro Crater offers a breathtaking view of the caldera and perfect sightseeing opportunities of the wildlife. Covering an area of 8,300 square kilometers, this African wildlife conservation center was previously part of the Serengeti National Park. However, the animals needed more grazing area so Ngorongoro was reclassified as an African wildlife conservation area in Tanzania. The site was declared…

Tarangire National Park

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       Tarangire National Park is a lovely park in Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit that is famous for elephant migration, birding and a quiet authentic safari atmosphere. Majority of travelers to Tanzania miss out Tarangire altogether leaving it virtually untouched.        Elephants are the main attraction with up to 3,000 in the park during the peak season months.  Peak season (July through October) also sees a good number of wildebeest and zebras as well as buffaloes, giraffes, Thompson's gazelles, and occasionally cheetahs and leopards! Tarangire is also one of Tanzania's finest birding destinations.        In addition to…

Arusha National Park

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       Arusha National Park is a beautiful little jewel that is often overlooked by tourists in their haste to get to the big national parks such as Serengeti National Park, or Ngorogoro Crater. However, this little place, located quite close to Arusha town, is a beautiful place that is recommended you visit.        Many monkeys hang around the entrance of the park, inviting tourists in with their playfulness – although it is advised not to get too near. Many different kinds of monkeys can be found as soon as you step into the park. Alongside monkeys,…

Why Authentic African Safaris?

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No middleman Exclusively Tanzania US Safari Experts Customized Vehicles Local Tanzanian Guides No Middleman Authentic African Safaris is a United States based company that also has its own office in Tanzania! Not only does this allow us to stay up to date on what is going on right in Tanzania, but it also allows us to take special care of you upon your arrival! Having a Tanzania office also allows us to maintain our own vehicles and employ professional driver guides. Safari packages are made specifically for you to make sure you get to do and see all the things…

A 9 Day Tanzania Safari Itinerary

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Ever wondered what a 9 day Safari trip to Tanzania may seem like? Here’s a sample of one of our itineraries to give you a basic idea of what to expect: Starting price $2299.00 per person Day 1-2 You will depart from USA on Day 1. An Authentic African Safaris member will meet you on your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and escort you to your overnight hotel. Accommodation: Olasiti Lodge, Arusha Day 3 After breakfast, depart to Tarangire National Park, home to huge herds of Elephants, shy animals like leopards, the very rare African wild-dogs. This park is also…

Plan Your Dream Safari to Tanzania!

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You did it! You managed to find the right place to plan your Dream Safari to Tanzania or Ngorongoro! Here at Authentic African Safaris we will provide you with a well planned trip to the most beautiful destinations in Tanzania. Tanzania is home to some of the most exciting wildlife in the world, and you will get to experience it firsthand! We will do our very best to make sure you see your favorite animals whether it be lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalo, or elephants. Authentic African Safaris provides the best African safaris to the most popular Tanzania safari destinations. Whether…

An 11 Day Tanzania Safari Itinerary

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Ever wondered what an 11 day Safari trip to Tanzania may seem like? Here’s a sample of one of our itineraries to give you a basic idea of what to expect: Starting price $2899.00 per person Day 1-2 You will depart from USA on Day 1. A Horizon Safaris member will meet you on your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and escort you to your overnight hotel. Accommodation: Olasiti Lodge, Arusha Day 3 After breakfast, depart to Tarangire. Have hot lunch at the camp, and go for a nature walk to the shores of Lake Manyara. Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Camp,…

Golf Safaris

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       Usually when a person thinks about golfing, the first location that comes to mind may not be Africa. Regardless of that fact, here are a couple reasons why golfing in Africa, specifically Kenya, is a wonderful idea: amazing views of the wilderness that Kenya is famous for, wonderful weather all year round, private golf clubs, a vast majority of golf courses to choose from and many more!        Kenya has a total of 40 golf courses, 13 of which are 18-hole, and 10 which are used for championship events. There are a few only within…

Go on Safari in Serengeti National Park

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Named by the natives as ‘Siringitu,’ meaning “the place where the land moves on forever,” Serengeti has come to symbolize the beauty that comes with a thriving natural environment. The Serengeti region covers 30,000 square kilometers and includes the National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Maswa Game Reserve, the Loliondo, Grumeti and Ikorongo Controlled Areas and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. The expansive protected lands cover 14 percent of Tanzania’s land area. Of this protected area, the Serengeti National Park has come to be known as one of the best safari destinations in the world. With over 90,000…

About Us

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You did it! You managed to find the right place to plan your East African Safari to Tanzania & Kenya! Here at Authentic African Safaris we will provide you with a well planned trip to the most beautiful destinations in East Africa. East Africa’s Finest! – At Authentic African Safaris, we will make sure to provide you with top quality tour guides, accommodations, excursions, and dining. We know how stressful and overwhelming it can be trying to plan a vacation. Every website you go to or restaurant or tour guide you look into claims they are “the best”. Lucky for…

Experience the Great Wildebeest Migration

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In Swahili, the word ‘safari’ means ‘journey.’ It has come to be known as a trek to parts of Africa to observe and follow wildlife in their natural environment. Taking a safari trip during certain months means you are most likely to witness the wildebeest migration, a ‘safari’ of their own. The annual wildebeest migration is perhaps the best-known thing about the Serengeti region and the country of Tanzania. It is a spectacular show of how animals and nature work harmoniously with each other after millions of years of co-existence. It is estimated that over a million wildebeest and 200,000…

African Safari Tours

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African Safari Tours Looking for the best African safari tours? Authentic African Safaris offers a wide variety of Tanzanian Safari Tours and custom safari packages tailored to your particular tastes. From camping safaris to lodge safaris – we can help plan your dream African Safari adventure! African Wildlife Safaris At Authentic African Safaris, we offer guided safaris to wildlife parks and a Mount Kilimanjaro climb. We offer walking, horseback, and balloon safaris. Your dream safari vacation is fully customizable or you can choose one of our specially created itineraries.   Camping Safaris Tanzania For adventure loving vacationers we offer camping safaris.…

A 14 Day Tanzania Safari Itinerary

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Ever wondered what a 14 day Safari trip to Tanzania may seem like? Here’s a sample of one of our itineraries to give you a basic idea of what to expect: Starting price $3404.00 per person Day 1-2 You will depart from USA on Day 1. A safari agent will meet you on your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport and escort you to your overnight hotel. Accommodation: Olasiti Lodge, Arusha Day 3 After breakfast, drive towards the Ngorongoro highlands. On the way, you will stop by the masai market and see the local artefacts. Have hot lunch at the lodge.…

What to expect on a Tanzanian Safari

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Why should YOU go on a Safari this summer?          Multiple reasons such as; being able to experience something new, seeing animals in the wild, enjoying the African breeze etc. It’s a life changing experience!       This summer, let’s make a checklist of what we want to have accomplished: -          See the sea (sitting on a beautiful island off the coast of Tanzania) -          Go swimming (with dolphins in the ocean) -          Learn about new culture (“Hakuna Matata”) -          Support a charity and do some good for people less fortunate than you (fun work!) -         …