Tanzania is home to the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, the coral reefs of Zanzibar and the Great Rift Valley. The scenery is simply spectacular!
Highlights during any trip to Tanzania include:
- Lake Manyara: Wonderfully scenic and world famous for its flamingos and tree climbing lions.
- Ngorongoro Crater: Its setting is unbelievable, as is the density and diversity of wildlife.
- Mount Kilimanjaro: The snow covered peak of this majestic mountain.
- Selous Game Reserve: For those that want an “off the beaten track” experience, this is the place.
- Serengeti National Park: Teeming with wildlife, the Reserve is famous for the Great Migration.
- Tarangire National Park: The hidden gem of the northern circuit.
- Zanzibar: A dream beach destination, off the coast of the country.
Best time to travel:
- The most popular months are January and February, when the weather is hot and dry and the wildlife tends to congregate around waterholes.
- From June to October the Migration takes place and it’s an extremely busy (and exciting!) time to visit.
- During the long rains (March to May) travel isn’t recommended.
Travel Regions Within Tanzania
This is an archipelago comprising Zanzibar and Pemba islands as well as several smaller islets and is located in the Indian Ocean off the Tanzanian coastline. The irresistibly romantic Zanzibar Island (known locally as Unguja, but as Zanzibar internationally) is characterized by beautiful sandy beaches and fascinating historical Stone Town, a...
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Serengeti & Northern Circuit
The parks in the north of Tanzania are some of the most popular safari destinations in the world; partly because of the opportunity to view the annual Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti to Masai Mara in Kenya.
Visitors to the northern safari circuit are attracted to the plains of the Serengeti, the vast volcanic bowl of the Ngorongoro...
For 20 years, the grasslands of the Eastern Serengeti were closed to visitors to create a safe haven for cheetah. In 2014 the area reopened with Asilia as its custodian. Today, the area is big cat territory and guests can experience this pristine slice of wilderness from the remote and exclusive Namiri Plains Camp. The eight tented suites characterize contemporary safari elegance and are filled with crisp black and white linens and snug beds. The en-suite bathrooms offer indoor and outdoor rain showers and the private verandas showcase stunning 360 degree views of the sweeping savannah ahead.
Serengeti National Park
Award-winning Sayari Camp is set on the unspoilt plains of the northern Serengeti, close to the famous Lamai Wedge and the spectacular Mara River. The camp offers guests unparalleled access to the high concentrations of resident game and from July to November, an exclusive window to one of the greatest wonders of the natural world, the Great Migration. Fresh, contemporary and stylish, it is no surprise that Sayari is regularly voted as one of the top safari escapes on the planet.
Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge
Saadani National Park
Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge is located on the southern border of Saadani National Park where guests can experience untamed East Africa. The unique location makes the lodge an ideal place for guests looking for a traditional safari combined with a relaxing beach trip. The lodge is set right on the beach, and boasts a private waterhole where wildlife gather. The lodge has an infinity swimming pool set overlooking the ocean and is easily accessible from all suites.
Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge
Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge, built for rest and relaxation on the Wami riverbank with its resident hippos, epitomizes ‘Luxury, naturally’. The main lounge and dining area are housed under a large thatched sala with great river views. The open kitchen means guests can chat to the chef while watching their gourmet meals being prepared. Set in the trees on the river bank all suites have balconies and en-suite bathrooms.
Singita Mara River Tented Camp
Northern Safari Circuit
Singita Mara River Tented Camp is located on a sharp bend in the Mara River. This provides incredible viewing of the wildebeest crossing the river during the annual migration as well as general game viewing all year round. The camp has six tents, all running on solar power. Guests can enjoy game drives, spa and gym facilities or take part in community development projects.
Northern Safari Circuit
Being one of the only tented camps in the southern Serengeti, Sanctuary Kusini is incredible and provides views of the plains below as it is situated on a rocky outcrop. The camp is extremely remote and has its own airstrip. Providing guests with the ultimate bush experience there are 12 tents, each shaded by acacia trees and spectacular views of the surrounds. Conservation is very important and the camp can even be relocated without leaving any environmental impact. Guests can enjoy game drives, picnics, sundowners and a cosmic safari of the stars.
Selous Game Reserve
A true safari camp, Beho Beho has excellent guides, friendly staff members and luxurious accommodation. Guests can enjoy a safari in the Selous Game Reserve in Southern Tanzania. There are eight guest cottages, each one with views of the swimming pool, waterholes and the reserve. Guests can enjoy a safari either on foot, by boat or in a safari vehicle, they also have an option of spending the night in the treehouse or enjoy exclusive stay at the Bailey’s Banda, an incredible bush hideaway.
The Oyster Bay
Dar es Salaam
Feeling at home is very important at The Oyster Bay. It is a beautiful large home with an incredible garden set in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. There are eight rooms, each ocean facing with luxurious bathrooms and air-conditioning. Guests are in walking distance to the Oyster Bay shopping centre and therefore can either enjoy their time there or relaxing. The Oyster Bay is Dar es Salaam’s premier boutique hotel.
Outskirts of Arusha
A countryside lodge, Lake Duluti is found on the outskirts of Arusha in Tanzania. The lodge is set on a working coffee plantation and is in a perfect spot, offering easy access to many attractions. There are 18 chalets, each with their own private decks and en-suite bathrooms. Guests can enjoy a spa treatment, a hike/walk in nature along the trails or they can sign up for a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro for the day. A tour of the coffee plantation is recommended as well as birding and canoeing. The lodge is family friendly and also caters to the needs of disabled guests.