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Written by: Taher Nassrulla on 22 July 2015

5 top sundowner spots in Tanzania

Top sundowner spots in Tanzania

When out on safari in Tanzania the best way to end an already memorable day is with a sundowner. There is no better way to clear the dust out of your throat and to gather your senses after a day of driving and game spotting.

Here is my personal selection of favourite spot to watch the sun set:

1.  White rocks picnic site in the Serengeti National Park

We had a supply car who set up everything at the site. When we arrived we were served ice cold champagne, orange juice and beers. The site is located on a hill which meant we had a 360° panorama of the central Serengeti. We spotted giraffes, elephants, wildebeests, zebras and gazelles.


2. On a hill near Lake Natron

This is probably one of my favourite spots; from the top of the hill you can see Oldonyo Lengai which the Masai people call “the mountain of God”. You can also see the East African Rift Valley, Mt. Gelai and Lake Natron itself a huge flamboyance of flamingos. We had a selection of beers, wines and soft drinks and saw herds of giraffe and zebras grazing below us.


3. Kaliwa Lodge in the Weru Weru Valley near Machame

This lodge has one of the most incredible views of Mt. Kilimanjaro – it almost feels like you can touch it. There are often silvery cheeked hornbills to be seen here and if you’re lucky, blue monkeys will show of their skills in the tall trees. The lodge’s bar is well stocked, so you can drink whatever you need. But that view is just one of a kind…


4. A private campsite in Tarangire National Park

On our Mobile Explorer Camps we camp off the beaten track, away from the public campsites in the national parks. In Tarangire we set up camp under the baobab trees to enjoy a lovely sunset with a cold beer in the hand. There was a lot of chatter from yellow-necked spur fowls, superb starlings and grey hornbills.

5. The Simba campsite on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater

The campsite is quite high up so you get the best view of the Ngorongoro crater and there are often elephants and also buffalos that come to drink water. We drank beer and gin tonics.

Author: Taher Nassrulla

Born in East Africa, Taher was intrigued by the natural and geographical diversity of the African bush from a young age. After spending some time in Europe, he returned to Tanzania in 2004 to start a new chapter in his life. Since then he has been spending as much time as possible in the bush, learning. Taher speaks English, Kiswahili and German fluently and is a passionate photographer. Using the skills he has learnt over the years, he now takes tourists out on safari as a German-speaking tour leader and guide.

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