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“The landscape of Tanzania is diverse: beautiful coasts, expansive lakes, majestic mountains, and game parks filled with exciting wildlife encounters. Look beyond the savannahs and explore Africa in the shadow of the famous Mount Kilimanjaro, which is rightly called ‘the roof of Africa’. Post safari bliss offers a seaside escape to the pristine Islands and beaches of Zanzibar.

Eliud Karimi

Head Wildlife Guide/Director Of Operations

Known as one of the top safari destinations in Africa, Tanzania has no shortage of iconic game reserves including the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater where all members of the the Big Five can be encounterted. Probably the most well-known association is with the Great Migration, an annual event where millions of wildebeest and zebra travel between Tanzania and Kenya in search of fresh grazing. While all the Big Five might not be present here, there are a number of other animals that travelers are lucky to encounter. Black rhinos and cheetahs are among the top of the list, while both sable and roan antelopes are wonderful to watch in their natural habitat. But the real hidden gem is the most concentrated population of the last remaining African wild dogs. Add a few days on the beaches of Zanzibar Island and you are in for a truly magical African adventure.

Tanzania calls home to a number of astounding National Parks & Game Reserves including: Ngorongoro Crater, Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Gombe National Park, Katavi National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and Tarangire National Park. Tanzania offers travelers two main safari circuits, northern and southern, which each offering their own unique experience. The northern circuit, includes some Tanzania’s most well known parks and reserves including Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park. 

The northern safari circuit is probably the most frequented by travelers and welcomes more guests than any other circuit in Tanzania. The southern circuit is well suited for travelers looking to stray from the large crowds and enjoy a more remote experience while on safari. The national parks in this area are not only large in size but also remain mostly untouched. This includes the Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi National Park, Udzungwa Mountains National Park, and Ruaha National Park.

While Tanzania can be enjoyed year-round the best time for wildlife viewing is during the Dry Season (June to October) where the famous wildebeest migration in the Serengeti takes place around June and July. For those that are interested in experiencing the calving season it is best to visit between late January to February. While the parks located in the northern circuit can be visited year-round, the southern and western circuits are best done in the Dry Season. 

Tanzania is comprised of a tropical climate that while pleasant, can fluctuate due to several factors including altitude. Temperatures are hottest along the coast and most humid while the southern and western parks are similar but have less humidity. During the Dry Season (June to October) there is very little rain and most days welcome clear skies and sunny weather. Depending on your location temperatures can reach between 68°F and 86°F in the afternoon but cooling off at night. Make sure to pack warm clothing as morning game drives will be cold,especially in the northern parks. Moving into the Wet Season (November to May) temperatures can be above 86°F but the mornings still remain cool. Further into the season, short rains will start to appear and can be unpredictable but will have little impact on your safari experience.

With three different safari circuits, Tanzania is full of vibrant and diverse wildlife. Popular safari animals along with the “Big Five’ are present while black rhino can be only seen during a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater. Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacle can also be experienced here as you witness around two million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle traversing the plains in search of fresh grazing. Moving into the Serengeti offers the chance to encounter big cats along and the endangered African wild dog can be seen in Selous and Ruaha. Africa’s best chimpanzee reserves can also be experienced here in both Gombe Stream and Mahale. Overall, Tanzania offers plenty of exciting wildlife encounters that will keep you yearning to come back for more and should be at the top of any adventure travel bucket list.

It’s no surprise that with three different circuits Tanzania offers an exciting array of activities. Adventures here can take you into the heart of the African bush to places like the Serengeti or the Selous, while heading off the coast allows you to embrace Zanzibar’s colorful heritage and exotic spices. Here are some ideas to help spark inspiration as you begin planning your dream trip to Tanzania:

 

  • Search for wild dog, lion, elephant and buffalo on game drives in Selous Game Reserve
  • Relax on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar and explore the island’s spice farms
  • Track endangered black rhino and see lion, hyena and buffalo in Ngorongoro Crater
  • Enjoy a sunset boat trip along the Rufiji River, looking out for hippo and crocodiles

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Tanzania easily claims the title as one of Africa’s most iconic safari destinations offering some of the best wildlife reserves and game viewing to be experienced. Popular adventures here include the great migration in the Serengeti along with exploring Ngorongoro Crater where you can’t help but be captivated by the dazzling landscapes and rich history of the local tribes.

Post safari bliss can be easily done in Zanzibar with stunning beaches and perfect weather providing the ultimate end to an African adventure. While planning a trip here can be a little overwhelming, our team has been designing tailor-made tours here for the last two decades and will guide you through every step of the process with ease.

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“This was the best trip I have ever taken. It truly was life changing. Not one aspect of this trip was disappointing. Our guide, Jackson was the most patient and informative guide, I think we could have ever asked for. We saw everything – the big five, a cheetah hunt, herds of elephants, lions, hippos! It was the greatest experience I ever had.”

“We have just returned from the most wonderful and amazing trip we have taken! We have traveled in Europe, Asia, North/South and Central America and this was the best trip we have had. The variety of animals and abundance we saw was beyond our expectations. We are looking forward to our next trip!”

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