Tanzania's Northern Safari Circuit includes some of the most famous and remarkable sights in the world, such as the annual Wildebeest Migration and the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater.
The Eastern Arc mountains are a chain of isolated mountain ranges, running from the Taita Hills close to the Kenyan border with Tanzania, down through eastern Tanzania to the gap between the Udzungwa Mountains and Mt. Rungwe (Makombako Gap). From north to south the Eastern Arc comprises the Taita Hills in Kenya, the North and South Pare, the East and West Usambara, the North and South Nguru, the Ukaguru, the Uluguru, the Rubeho, and the Udzungwas. There are also smaller isolated outliers such as Mahenge Escarpment to the south of the Udzungwas across the Kilombero Valley and Malundwe Hill in Mikumi.
As the Eastern Arc Mountains possess large numbers of endemic plants, and animals at some of the highest densities in the world, it has been dubbed 'The Galapagos of Africa'. Globally recognized plant groups such as African violet (Saint Paulia) and Busy Lizzie (Impatiens wallerana) are endemic to the Eastern Arc. The Eastern Arc forests are characterized by a high number of restricted range species that occur in only a few localities, or are found throughout much of the Arc but not anywhere else.
The eastern Arc is home to 17 endemic bird species so far. With superb locations such as the Udzungwa Mountains and Amani Nature Reserve the Eastern Arc has some of the best birding and trekking in Africa. Please contact us for more information.
What people say about us
Some comments from our past clients (Read more)
All the Parks visited are really wonderful, especially Ruaha and the "king" Katavi that worth absolutely the long trip (at least in our point of view). Yahaya and Salim are like two friends.
Austria, Jul 2013
I would like to thank you for this wonderful safari we participated to. Everything was perfect! We are very happy and we made all our dreams come true. Abbas was an amazing guide. Thank you very much!
France, Dec 2013
A very exciting adventure
United Kingdom, Jan 2014
We had an excellent time and the trip was very well planned, the guides (and vehicles) excellent. Thank you very much for arranging it all!
Jackie, David and Sarah
Australia, Oct 2013
Thank you so much for the amazing safari! This was a great safari and I can't wait to give you a full brief and photos!
The programme was excellent and we saw masses of game, less a leopard! So, entirely happy customers. Thank you for your efficient handling of the whole trip.
United Kingdom, Jan 2013
We had a wonderful trip. Thanks very much to you, Wild Things and to Abbas for putting together such a memorable safari for us.
United Kingdom, Dec 2013