Tours' MICE department (Meetings, Incentives,
Conventions and Exhibitions) caters to corporations and
businesses who want to use off-site workdays to motivate
staff and improve productivity. If you want to organize
an incentive travel trip in Tanzania for your employees
or a special event, Melau Tours offers you a travel
experience unlike any other to motivate and gather your
employees. Reward your sales people for a remarkable
performance or arrange a gathering with your company in
some of Tanzania's greatest attractions. Incentive
Travel through Melau Tours includes trips that are
organized in exotic locations which include sightseeing,
recreation and shopping and are gaining popularity in
the corporate world because of the intrinsic benefits.
Melau Tours offers incentive travel trips to a wide variety of destinations throughout Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro, Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika as well as the Serengeti National Park and Gombe National Park have a wealth of natural attractions.
Our concepts include creative
itineraries, imaginative venues, adventure & nature
activities, sports & games, team building, hiking and
mountaineering and more. The size of the convention, facilities required, competitive pricing, natural attractions, safety and opportunities to shop are some of the factors considered before selecting a MICE destination points in Tanzania.
The vast Serengeti plains, also known as Masaailand, encloses a diverse ecosystem covering riverine forests, swamps, grasslands and forests. It is the site of the famous overland migration of the wildebeest. The wildebeests and zebra migrate to the Maasai Mara territory in Kenya in search of water and forage every October. The two million strong herd returns in April, losing over 250,000 of its kin to fatigue, injury and predators during this journey covering 500 miles.
Besides the wildebeests, 70 other varieties of animals and 500 varieties of birds traverse this ecosystem which includes gazelles, zebras, lions, leopards and buffaloes. An ideal way to explore the wilderness here is on an hour-long trip over the bush land in a hot air balloon!
Conservation Area is renowned for its
outstanding natural beauty and abundance of
wildlife. The area is comprised of the
Ngorongoro Crater, the Olduvai Gorge, the
Empakai Crater and the Oldonyo Lengai
Mountain and is situated some 118 miles west
of Arusha, between Lake Manyara and
Serengeti National Park. Covering
approximately 3,200 square miles, the area
is a pioneering experiment in multi-purpose
land use where the diverse interests of wild
animals, plants and people are being
integrated. Wild animals are protected in
the national parks however the craters of
Ngorongoro and Empakai are reserved
exclusively for wildlife. The rest of the
Conservation Area is shared by wildlife,
people and livestock.
There are 25,000
larger animals within the crater itself,
mostly Zebra and Wildebeest however this
area is undoubtedly the best place to see
black rhino while on safari as well as
prides of lion that include the magnificent
black-maned males. Additionally, there are
many of the famous Ngorongoro flamingos
along with a variety of other birds around
the soda lake. Other game found inside the
crater include leopards, cheetah, hyena,
elephants, warthog, impala, eland, impala,
birds as well as other smaller mammals.
The closest national park
to Arusha town is Arusha National Park. Arusha National Park is also known as Ngurudoto Crater National Park until 1967, Arusha National Park covers an area of about 137 square kilometers. It is located on the slopes of Mt. Meru, which looms over nearby Arusha town, and has a spectacular view of its big neighbour Mt Kilimanjaro. The park and town derive their name from the Waarusha people who live in this area. The Ngurudoto Crater, Momela Lake, the highlands mountains forest, and the rugged Mt. Meru (about 4.575meters above sea level) are the distinctive features of the park. Colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, bushbucks, buffaloes, red forest duikers, hippos, elephants, and giraffes are found here .Birdlife, especially waterfowl are abundant as well.
One can find
animals like Zebras, Black and White Colobus
Monkeys, Baboons, Elephants, Giraffes,
Buffalos, Hippos, Leopards, Hyneas,
Waterbucks, Warthogs and a wide variety of
Antelope species. The park is famous for its
400 amazing species of Birdlife including
the Red Shark, Hammerkop, Spurwinged Goose,
Herons, Grey Parrot and Woodpecker.
Mt. Kilimanjaro, one of the world's most accessible high
summits and Africa's highest peak stands
at an imperious 5,895 meters or 19,341 feet.
It is also the world's highest free
standing, snow covered equatorial mountain
which continues to attract hikers and
climbers from all over the world to try and
summit its peaks.The lower
levels contain cultivated farmlands and as
you climb higher, you reach lush rainforest,
alpine meadows, and finally across a barren
lunar like landscape. The lower rainforest
is home to many animals including buffaloes,
leopards, and monkeys and elands are
occasionally seen. A trek up Kilimanjaro
lures hundreds of trekkers a year, in part
because its impossible to walk to the summit
without ropes or technical climbing
experience. Yet, the climb is a serious
undertaking and only worth doing with the
right preparation. In addition to reaching
the summit, there are also plenty of
excellent options for exploring the
mountain's lower slopes and learning about
the Maasai tribe.
Lake Manyara is one of Tanzania’s smallest
and most diverse national parks and is
bordered by the dramatic Western Escarpment
of the Great Rift Valley. The park is
notable for its abundant birdlife, diverse
vegetation, tree-climbing lions, and hippos
among others. Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience. Its ground water forests, bush plains, baobab strewn cliffs, and algae-streaked hot springs offer incredible ecological variety in a small area, rich in wildlife and incredible numbers of birds. Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks. Even reluctant bird-watchers will find something to watch and marvel at within the national park.
Lake Manyara’s famous legendary tree-climbing lions are another reason to
visit this park. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park. In addition to the lions, the national park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that makes for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates.
Tarangire National Park is
located roughly 75 miles southwest of Arusha
National Park and is second only to The Ngorongoro
Crater in its concentration of wildlife during the dry season.
With the highest population density of elephants anywhere in Tanzania,
its sparse vegetation, it is strewn with baobab and acacia trees
which makes it a beautiful and special location. Tarangire National Park has an area of 1,560 sq miles.
Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons.
Outside of the Serengeti ecosystem, the
animals of Tarangire consist of the greatest concentration of wildlife.
It is a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared Oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed.
Park is where the beach meets the bush and
is the only wildlife sanctuary in East
Africa to boast an Indian Ocean beachfront.
It possesses all the attributes that make
Tanzania's tropical coastline and islands so
popular, yet it is also a place where those
idle hours of sunbathing might be
interrupted by an elephant strolling past or
a lion coming to drink at the nearby
Palm trees sway in a
cooling ocean breeze with white sand an blue
water sparkling beneath the tropical sun
here. Traditional dhows sail slowly past,
propelled by billowing white sails while
Swahili fisherman cast their nets below a
brilliant red sunrise.
surprisingly wide range of grazers and
primates can be seen on game drives and
walks throughout the park. Giraffe, Buffalo,
Elephants, Lions, Hyena, Warthog, Waterbuck,
Reedbuck, Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Red
Duiker, Kudu, Eland, Sable Antelope, Yellow
Baboons and Vervet Monkeys are some of the
parks most notable of the animals wandering
the parks area. Herds of up to 30 elephants
are encountered with increasing frequency
and several lion prides are known to be in
the area. Also roaming the park are
leopards, and black backed jackals.
Zanzibar Island, also
referred to as the spice island is part of
the United Republic of Tanzania and lies on
the Indian Ocean. The island is a place of
great history and the signs of its long past
have not been changed by the appearance of
five-star hotels and world class tourist
resorts. Inhabited for millennia by local
African people who found fertile refuge here
from the invasions of other cultures, it is
a magnificent place to visit.
The island is
without a doubt the number one beach
location in East Africa and an absolutely
wonderful island of tropical white-sand
beaches, lush plantations, and an incredible
history with fascinating culture. Despite
the increasing numbers of visitors that are
attracted to its beautiful landscape, the
island remains resolutely African
Pemba Island lies approximately 80km
northeast of Zanzibar Island and is about
the same distance from the Tanzanian
mainland, situated directly east of the port
of Tanga. Where Zanzibar is a low-lying
coral atoll with broad sandy beaches, Pemba
is a true island with very fertile hilly
terrain and amazing deepwater drop offs for
diving. Despite it's proximity to the
mainland, the island really is off the
beaten track and gets less than 1% of its
neighboring islands' traffic. With an
incredibly authentic Swahili Coast
experience, Pemba is renowned for its voodoo
and traditional healers as well as its rich
history and traditions.
reefs surrounding the island protect a
multitude of marine species and offer some
of the best diving in the world. While much
of the coast is lined with mangroves, there
are a few amazing stretches of shoreline and
enough attractive offshore islands with
pure, clean beaches and interesting bird
life to keep any visitor busy for quite a
Covering 45,000km of
pristine wilderness with grassy plains, open
woodland, forests and mountains, the Selous
Game Reserve is Africa's largest game
reserve. The reserve covers more than 5% of
Tanzania's total area, is about three times
the size of South Africa's Kruger National
Park and twice the size of Serengeti
National Park. It is home to roaming
elephant populations, the area's famous wild
dogs and some of the last black rhino left
in the region as well.
Due to its
remote location and because it is most
easily accessed only by small aircraft, the
Selous Game Reserve has remained one of the
untouched gems of Tanzania's national parks
and game reserves. It offers visitors a
chance to see a wild and expansive Africa
far from the populated roads and gift shops.
Travelers usually flock to the north of the
reserve while large portions of the south
are still reserved for hunting. The Rufiji
River Delta is a striking feature of the
game reserve as well, connecting the Great
Ruaha River with the Rufiji River and
empting out into the Indian Ocean along the
Ruaha is one of
Tanzania's best kept secrets. Because of its
inaccessibility, the park has remained
unchanged for centuries and offers the type
of wild safari that early explorers were
privy to. Bordered on the east by the Great
Ruaha River and the west by the Mzombe
River, visitors are struck with the beauty
and vast expanse of wilderness. The river
contains swirling rapids and deep pools
inhabited by crocodiles and hippos. The
terrain of the reserve varies with wild fig
trees, rare baobab forests and gorges of
Ruaha is a
permanent hunting ground for lions, hyenas,
wild dogs and jackals who prey on zebras and
numerous antelopes. Kudu, sable antelope and
the stunning roan are also found in this
reserve as well as thousands of elephants
and buffalo. This new and undisturbed
reserve holds the second largest elephant
population in Tanzania and also its largest
elephant sanctuary among the national parks.
Inhabiting the river are large amounts of
crocodiles, hippos, turtles and fish as
Mafia Island, Tanzania, lies off the mouth of the Rufiji River in Southern Tanzania. It is one of the least developed parts of an undeveloped country, yet it has been, and continues to be, part of important historical processes.
The island's spectacular marine life is becoming increasingly well known since the setting up of the Mafia Island Marine Park
which has brought more attention and
infrastructure to the island. Mafia has a great deal to offer as an unspoiled, little-visited alternative to other Indian Ocean locations around Zanzibar and along the coast. However, as with Pemba, Mafia has better diving than Zanzibar,
but the beaches are known to be better
elsewhere. Mafia is the one island off Tanzania's coast that really encourages visitors to explore its offshore islands and sand bars.
The island is ideal for active people
including divers, sailors and walkers
looking for something different and unusual.
Gombe Stream National
Park is situated beside Lake Tanganyika in
Western Tanzania and is the smallest park in
Tanzania with an area of only 52 square
kilometers. It is a fragile strip of
chimpanzee habitat straddling the steep
slopes and river valleys that hem in the
sandy northern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Its
chimpanzees are habituated to human visitors
and were made famous by the pioneering work
of the late Jane Goodall. Located within the
Rift Valley, the park is one of Africa's
last havens for chimpanzees. Apart from the
Mahale Mountains, south of Kigoma, there is
nowhere else in the country where
chimpanzees can be observed in the wild.
primates found in the park are baboons, red
colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, bushbucks,
buffalo, leopards as well as other mammals.
In addition, the parks 200 odd bird species
range from the iconic fish eagle to the
jewel like Peter's twinspots that hop tamely
around the visitors centre.
Dar es Salaam is a hustling, bustling seaport on the coast of Tanzania accessing one of the most important sea routes on earth. To most
travelers though, the city is just a convenient port of call on the way to the more exotic Zanzibar, Pemba or Mafia islands, Tanzania's national parks, or as a business destination. Of its cities, Dar-es-Salaam is the largest, and Tanzania’s commercial capital. While in the city, you can tour the St. Joseph's Cathedral, the White Father's Mission House, the Botanical Gardens, and the historic State House besides the waterfront and the city centre. A few km north at the Bongoyo Island Marine Reserve you can take up snorkeling and diving.