Tanzania

Tanzania is home to the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, the coral reefs of Zanzibar, the migration on Serengeti’s savannah (in the Southern and Northern Serengeti), Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater, as well as the Great Rift Valley. With spectacular scenery, cultures and wild animals, Tanzania offers an experience like few African countries. It offers visitors beach, bush, rainforests, game viewing and even gorilla trekking!

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Highlights in Tanzania

  • Watch the flamingos and tree climbing lions at Lake Manyara
  • Mount Kilimanjaro’s snow covered peak
  • Selous Game Reserve for an “off the beaten track” experience
  • Serengeti National Park’s wildlife, famous for the Great Migration
  • The hidden gem of the northern circuit, Tarangire National Park
  • Zanzibar’s a dream beach destination and Indian Ocean coastline
  • Watch giraffes and baobab trees in Ruaha National Park
  • See the epic Ngorongoro Crater
  • Meet the red-cloaked Maasai and learn about their culture

Best time to travel

Summer

The most popular months are January and February when the weather is hot and dry and the wildlife tends to congregate around waterholes.

The Migration

From June to October, the Migration takes place and it’s an extremely busy (and exciting!) time to visit.

Rainy season 

During the long rains (March to May) travel isn’t recommended.

Travel regions within Tanzania

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that with is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards. Within the crater rim a daily wildlife drama is played out as large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby lions, leopards, elephants and black rhinos. Outside of…

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Northern Serengeti

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. Northern Serengeti features the plains of the Serengeti, the vast volcanic bowl of…

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Mahale Mountain National Park

The mountainous terrain of the Mahale National Park is home to some of Africa’s last surviving wild chimps, and trekking in search of these endearing primates is one of the main attractions of the reserve. Other highlights include on-foot game safaris that take in the park’s diverse wildlife, hiking up…

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Arusha

Arusha lies in the shadow of Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest peak. The town can be reached via two airports: Arusha Airport (domestic flights) and Kilimanjaro International Airport (an hour to an hour and a half’s drive away). This easy access makes Arusha the gateway to the Northern Safari Circuit,…

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Serengeti – Singita Grumeti

Situated next to the Serengeti National Park, the reserve was created to protect Tanzania’s wildebeest migration path. With 350,000 acres of wilderness, Singita Grumeti is a lush ecosystem that’s home to a large diversity of animals. It’s low impact tourism mixed with luxury lodges. The Great Migration in Tanzania is…

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Serengeti Western Corridor

When the annual Great Migration is underway in the Serengeti, everything is alive with action. Predators hunt their prey; and wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles move to new grazing grounds. The Western Corridor is the most remote part of the Serengeti. It’s defined by two rivers, the Grumeti and the Mbalageti,…

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Southern Serengeti

When the annual Great Migration is underway, the Serengeti comes alive. Predators hunt their prey; and wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles move to new grazing grounds. The Southern Serengeti is the most accessible area of the park and makes up a third of it.

It’s classic savannah landscapes –…

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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara is a small national park offering a rich diversity of habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to acacia woodlands and baobab-strewn cliffs. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and vast herds of elephants.

Manyara has the largest…

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Zanzibar

Zanzibar is an enchanting paradise just waiting for your arrival. Set just off the Tanzanian coastline, it has beautiful sandy beaches, luxury accommodation, vibrant culture and some of the best diving spots in the world. Steeped in history the island has been populated over the centuries by traders from India,…

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Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park, in the far west of Tanzania, is a truly raw and wild reserve – well off the main tourist track. The park centres on a series of wide flood plains, connected by a network of seasonal rivers.  These rivers are a hotspot for game viewing, particularly during…

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